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It’s that time of year again – time to order your student’s yearbook. The yearbook staff has big plans for the 2019 yearbook, and you won’t want to miss it! To order your yearbook, simply click  here . The yearbook sold out last year, so the ONLY way you can guarantee to receive a copy is by pre-ordering. The price is $70 plus tax.… Best time to order a yearbook is…now!

With the 2018-19 school year well underway, daily routines have become familiar again. In Orono Schools, one area that will never become routine or taken for granted is the safety of our students and staff. We want to take this opportunity to brief you on what’s happening in our schools and on our campus to… Keeping our students and staff safe this year

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional nine OHS students achieved commended status.  All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at its meeting Monday, November 12. The semifinalists are:  Jordan Case, daughter of Chris and Carrie Case, Long… 12 OHS students earn National Merit honors

Word has it…that Orono High School students have great vocabularies! OHS placed second in Minnesota in the 2017-18 Vocabulary Bowl, mastering 37,181 words during the year. Our students finished 176th nationally of the 41,000 schools that participated. OHS improved upon its 2016-17 performance in which it finished third in Minnesota and 234th nationally. The Vocabulary… OHS students reach new vocabulary heights

Michele Zumbusch Krolczyk (Orono High School Class of 1983) and Brian Knight (OHS Class of 2007) have been named this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Promising Alumni Award respectively. The awards are sponsored by the Orono Alumni Association and Orono Foundation for Education in cooperation with Orono High School and Orono Schools.… Krolczyk, Knight earn ’18 OHS alumni honors

Orono School has added a new tool to its Orono PLUS digital-learning program called Schoology. Schoology is a popular Learning Management System (LMS) used broadly in the State of Minnesota and beyond. Schoology will be used by teachers to post classroom information including assignments, learning targets, due dates, reminders about field trips and more. Students… District launches new LMS called Schoology

Gillian McNeal has been hired as the new head coach for the Orono High School girls’ swim and dive team. “Gil will bring experience, knowledge and passion to our program,” said Bucky Mieras, OHS activities director. “She has great experience as a high school coach and summer club coach, plus she already knows many of… New OHS swim coach gets ready to dive in

Joining the students and teachers new to Orono Schools this fall will be new head coaches for the Orono High School girls’ basketball team and the girls’ hockey team. Ryan Martin will lead the girls’ basketball team and Sean Fish the girls’ hockey team. “We are excited about both hires,” said Bucky Mieras, Orono High… OHS hires new coaches for two girls’ sports

Watch Orono High School’s 67th commencement as captured by Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission: http://lmcc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=65c2fe5b-6e4b-11e8-9e05-00505691de41 See a gallery of photos from the evening here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OronoPublicSchools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1737250753034016

Orono High School is one of Minnesota’s top high schools and a Gold Medal recipient in the 2018 ranking of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Orono placed second overall of the 569 high schools ranked in Minnesota. Nationally, Orono was 210th of 28,813 high schools nationwide or among the top 1… OHS is one of Minnesota’s top high schools

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