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Graduation plans are in the works for the Class of 2022. Dr. Steiner’s Sunday update is also filled with important news each week. Here’s what we have for you right now: Decision Day Wednesday, May 18 for ALL seniors to celebrate plans after high school. Cap and gown pickup  Thursday, May 19 during lunch periods. Students… Class of 2022 graduation reminders

As part of the school district’s long-range financial and program planning, the Orono School Board unanimously approved placing a request for voters to renew the district’s technology levy on the November 8, 2022, general election ballot. Because the request is a straight renewal of an existing levy, there will be no tax increase for property… Tech Levy Renewal on November 2022 Ballot

Please review the Safe Return to School Plan for more information on COVID-19 protocols. The COVID-19 Dashboard includes data (updated every Friday) and summaries from the COVID-19 Response Team. Masking expectations shifted to strongly recommended on February 22, 2022.

Sophomore Aliza Botzet-Johnson’s amazing ceramic artwork, “So Sweet,” won top honors in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, an annual juried competition for students in the United States. Aliza’s piece was selected from among thousands of entries and will be featured this month at the 2022 NCECA… Botzet-Johnson earns top honors in Ceramic Exhibition

It’s time to kick off the spring sports season! All athletes and parents/guardians should plan to attend an information meeting for their respective sport.  SPORT MEETING DATE MEETING TIME LOCATION Softball March 1 7:00 p.m. OHS Cafeteria Baseball March 7 7:00 p.m. OHS Cafeteria Golf – Boys March 7 7:00 p.m. Room 202 Track and Field March 7… OHS Spring Sports Information Meetings

The Orono High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will livestream their concert tonight, December 6, 2021, via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyV-qcigGzg   Symphonic Band at 7 p.m. Wind Ensemble at 7:45 p.m.   The OHS bands are under the direction of Mr. Timothy Arnold. Enjoy!

Visit the Student Life webpage for important back-to-school dates and information. For details about technology, please visit the Technology and Media webpage . Don’t forget! The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 8.

The Orono High School Activities and Athletics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Seguin as Head Coach of the Orono High School Girls Swimming and Diving team. Mr. Seguin brings significant coaching and training experience, most recently as Head Boys Swimming and Diving Coach with Delano-Watertown-Mayer. Throughout his career, Seguin has… Mark Seguin – New Girls Swim and Dive Coach

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!

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

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