High school and, in some sports, middle school students are eligible to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletics and activities. A list of all Orono MSHSL sports and links to team websites is available below. The MSHSL website provides information about the league itself, each activity and sport, and all tournament information from section brackets to tournament seedings.
Orono High School is a member of the Metro West Conference beginning fall 2021. Please visit www.metrowestconference.org for a list of member schools and a full conference calendar of events, competitions and locations.
Sports Qualifying Physical. Each student participating in a fall sport must have an updated and valid physical on file to register in MyPaymentPlus (MPP). You can find your physical date in your personal information in MPP. Registration fees for all sports will be $350 with football set at $365. Please direct questions regarding registration to Sigrid Heinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bucky Mieras, email@example.com.
Football (Boys) – Coach Joe McPherson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis (Girls) – Coach Aaron Dvorak email@example.com
Sports Qualifying Physical. Each student participating in a spring sport must have an updated and valid physical on file to register in MyPaymentPlus (MPP). You can find your physical date in your personal information in MPP. Please direct questions regarding registration to Sigrid Heinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bucky Mieras, email@example.com.
START DATES FOR THE SPRING SEASON
Baseball (Boys) – Tom Borrell thomas.borrell@orono.
Golf (Girls) – Mallory Purdy firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf (Boys) – David Herring david.herring@orono.
Lacrosse (Boys) – Cory Childs email@example.com
Softball (Girls) – Chris Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis (Boys) – Aaron Dvorak email@example.com
Orono High School offers a wide variety of academic and fine arts activities along with a variety of clubs and service opportunities that provide students with multiple avenues to explore their interests, talents and enhance their leadership skills.
Description: Cheerleaders promote school spirit by cheering from the sideline at multiple games during the school year. The goal is to cheer at a minimum of two home games for basketball, football, hockey and soccer.
Description: Fall Dance Team prepares young women for the upcoming winter season. Participants perform at home high school football and soccer games and conduct a youth clinic for elementary-age students.
Description: DECA provides opportunities for students interested in marketing and entrepreneurship to develop leadership skills, self-confidence and professionalism; participate in leadership conferences, competitive events, community service projects and social activities.
Fee: $55. In addition, individual DECA conferences all have respective fees.
Description: Destination Imagination is the largest academic team competition in the world. Students work collaboratively on challenges in interest areas, including technical, scientific, structural, fine arts, improvisational and service learning.
Description: Each school year, the Orono High School Theater Department stages three productions: a musical in the fall, a competitive one-act play in the winter, and a play in the spring.
Fee: $60 (musical) and $55 (nonmusical plays)
Description: During the regular season (August through October), the team will compete in five races throughout Minnesota. Beginning and experienced mountain bikers welcome. The fee covers National Interscholastic Cycling Association fees, Minnesota High School Cycling League fees, insurance and team fees. Participants must provide a bike, helmet and transportation.
Description: Students learn about classical music history and style characteristics. There are around 50 musical selections that students will be able to aurally identify and know historical context information about the composer and work. Students compete in a regional competition in January, with the top teams moving onto the state competition.
Description: NHS recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Eligible students are invited to provide additional materials to be considered for membership.
Description: Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity in which players attend periodic practices and then represent OHS at tournaments. Quiz bowl questions range over the entire spectrum of a high school curriculum and also include a certain amount of current events, sports and popular culture.Matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration.
Description: The Science Team competes in the Minnesota Science Olympiad. Team competition is patterned after track tournaments with challenging and motivational events ranging from earth science to physics.
Description: Students build boats powered by solar energy and compete in an annual competition. Members learn about mechanics and electricity, as well as collaboration and sportsmanship.
Description: The Orono High School Student Senate is the leadership body elected by students. The Student Senate has been recognized for many years as a Student Council of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Student Councils.
The Student Voice Club is focused on increasing a sense of belonging and inclusion at Orono High School by elevating diverse voices and addressing challenges within the school community through the Human Centered Design process.
Jamie Menne, OHS School Counselor
Description: The Spartan Speaks Newspaper Club gives students the opportunity to develop reporting, photography, designing, editing, layout, broadcasting and managing skills in a realistic newspaper environment. The Spartan Speaks app, website and print issues provide students, staff and community members with school, local and world news, athletic and entertainment happenings, as well as opinions on related topics.
Description: Participants shoot two rounds each week. The state competition is held in June. Trap shooting is now a sport in which participants can early a varsity letter. A gun safety certificate is required for participation.
Description: Tri-M (formerly known as Modern Music Masters) is a music honor society open to students in grades 10-12. The organization is designed for students that are both academically capable and musically gifted, and aims to develop confidence, critical thinking, compassion and other leadership skills through performance and community service.
Description: The purpose of the Unified Club is to foster inclusion and acceptance throughout Orono High School by participation in Unified sports and other activities. The club is associated with Special Olympics Minnesota.
Description: Women in STEM encourages young women to get excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Its goal is to increase female enrollment in technology classes. Members do a variety of activities such as learning to use CAD software, competing to build the sturdiest structures and even making slime.