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Instructional staff members new to Orono Schools began the new school year on Thursday, August 22, for two extra days of training. Returning staff members begin the year on Monday, August 26. We welcome 21 new members to our faculty: Orono Schumann Elementary Molly Hautman, second-grade teachers Orono Intermediate School Abby Halloran, third-grade teacher Ashley… New school year starts for new staff members

More often than not, when you see “Orono Schools” it is followed by, “Where excellence is a tradition and a goal.” In the business world this is known as our brand promise:  what our stakeholders can expect from our product and services. These eight words eloquently and succinctly state that, while we are proud of… Welcome to a new year of pursuing excellence

Orono High School students return to classes Tuesday, September 3. Students need to bring a copy of their class schedule on the first day. Newsletter All you need to know (and more!) can be found in the 2019-20 OHS Back-to-School Newsletter . School Supplies High school students are encouraged to bring their favorite school supplies that they know they… Get ready! Here’s 2019-20 back-to-school info

When Dumas Apple House in Orono closed, Orono Schools Child Nutrition was left without a local source of apples.  Whenever possible, the department prioritizes local providers and has been recognized for its efforts in the Farm-to-School program. Well, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. The door that opened was the Hennepin… District branches out to grow its own apples

Ten Orono High School artists were recognized with 13 awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition.  It was held in April at Chaska High School. Svea Torgerson received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Insomnia.” She also received superior ratings for two additional drawings. Judge’s Choice winners were… Ten OHS artists take home 13 MSHSL awards

For the second consecutive year, Orono Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.… OPS earns national honor for music program

E-Cigarettes and Vaping from Orono Schools on Vimeo . Orono Schools, in cooperation with the Orono Middle School Parent Association and Spartan Parent Association, presented “The Dangers of Vaping & E-Cigarettes” on March 21. A guest speaker from the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota covered electronic cigarettes, vaping use among teens and parent and community resources. Administrators from both Orono Middle School and… Video: Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Vaping

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