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In order to improve safety and traffic flow, the City of Orono will be reconstructing Old Crystal Bay Road between Sixth Avenue North (Country Road 6) to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112 or Old Highway 12) over the summer. The road will be widened with new water main and storm sewer. Pedestrian crossing routes and… Reconstruction of Old Crystal Bay Rd. begins

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

Seven Orono High School artists were recognized with nine awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition. It was held in April at Chaska High School. Priscilla Cole received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Denim Shorts.” She also received a superior rating for another drawing and an excellent… Seven OHS artists earn nine MSHSL awards

After theme planning, designing and editing since May 2017, the editors of this year’s Orono High School yearbook distributed the final 16-page spring supplement of the Spartan Annual on May 25. “Planning the yearbook took a lot of time, but I am excited for everyone to see the final product,” editor Alyssa Denneson said. The team of… Yearbook staff reflects, anoints new leaders

Orono High School senior Serena Laing (Class of 2018) is one of 53 Minnesota high school students honored as Scholars of Distinction by the Minnesota Department of Education. Laing was recognized for meritorious performance in the science category. Her project was “Investigation of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Isotypes in Relation to Various Clinical Factors.” In addition to… MDE honors Laing as Scholar of Distinction

Nine Orono High School musicians have been selected to perform with Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) all-state performing groups for the 2018-19 school year. Five musicians will participate in the All-State Concert Band: Hannah Clink, French horn Katherine Dore, flute Nicole Lyons, clarinet Alexis Mullen, oboe Annika Sorenson, alto saxophone One will participate in the All-State… All-state groups select nine OHS musicians

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

The yearbook staff is already busy preparing for the 2018-19 edition of the Spartan Annual. In order for us to meet our production deadlines and for your items to be included in next year’s book, it is necessary that you provide us with the required items on or before the dates listed in the document… Class of 2019: Get those senior portraits done!

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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