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The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 was recorded on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. We invite you to view the celebration:  https://youtu.be/gnLqM2WwBOo Congratulations, graduates!

Orono Schools has revised its health and safety guidelines for summer programming and childcare based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Please contact your child’s summer program leader if you have questions. Have a great summer!

Orono High School Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule Monday, June 7: Time Period/Final 7:50-9:20 Period 1 Final 9:20-9:30 Break 9:30-11:00 Period 2 Final 11:00-12:48 Period 5 Final / Lunch 11:00-11:24 5A 11:28-11:52 5B 11:56-12:20 5C 12:24-12:48 5D 12:52-2:30 Period 3 Final Tuesday, June 8: Time Period/Final 7:50-9:20 Period 4 Final 9:20-9:30 Break 9:30-11:00 Period 6… Final Exam Schedule | June 2021

April 27, 2021 Today, U.S News and World Report released its 2021 Top High School rankings for the nation. Once again, Orono High School (OHS) ranks #5 in Minnesota and is the #1 traditional high school in the state, ahead of all other West Metro high schools. OHS ranks #358 in the nation (up from #410 in 2020) out of nearly 24,000 high schools reviewed. OHS is also recognized… U.S. News Gives Top Ranking to Orono High School

Orono High School Presents: YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN! Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz Purchase LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE tickets here: https://oronohs.booktix.com/view/4/cc84edf42fe7cd22/ Directed By Kelsie BalonChoreography by Claire BenwayCostume Design by Jennifer FossenVocal Direction by Sarah Anderson Performances:Thursday, April 29, 7pmFriday, April 30, 7pmSaturday, May 1, 2pm- UNDERSTUDY castSaturday, May 1, 7pm… You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

April 2021 Orono Schools is pleased to share that seniors Jillian Dore and Joshua Pusch have advanced to National Merit Scholarship Finalist standing. Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school juniors enter the scholarship program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). In fall 2020, Jillian and Joshua were named National Merit Semifinalists… OHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Winterfest 2021!

The week of February 22-26, 2021, is Winterfest at Orono High School!The Winterfest Court has been selected and the Coronation event is Monday, February 22 at 7 p.m.  In keeping with the Winterfest theme, OHS students from the Student Senate and National Honor Society (NHS) will be doing something new this year. To bring joy… Winterfest 2021!

Please visit the Learning Model Update page that includes return-to-campus schedules through March 2021 for students in grades 9-12. This page also includes other helpful information. 

Sophomore Michael Rascher also qualified for the State Individual Meet Congratulations to the Orono High School Math Team! This dedicated group of students, led by Coach Pat Bacon, qualified for the State Math League tournament. Congratulations are also in order for sophomore Michael Rascher who also qualified for the State Individual Meet. “This is a… OHS Math Team Headed to State

The district is sharing an update on our next steps for returning secondary students (grades 6-12) to campus for in-person learning.  First, we have so enjoyed welcoming Orono students back to campus these past few weeks. Our students’ return has been based on rolling-start guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.  Between January 19 and… Update: Next Steps Toward In-Person Learning

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