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Athletics & Activities

Athletics

mshsl logoHigh 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.

Metro West Conference

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.

Athletic and activities registration forms can be submitted online via MyPaymentsPlus.
Fall Sports

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, sigrid.heinen@orono.k12.mn.us, or Bucky Mieras, bucky.mieras@orono.k12.mn.us.


Fall Sports Coaches and Websites

Cross Country (Boys & Girls)  – Coach Brian McCollar speedy@gearwest.com

Football (Boys) – Coach Joe McPherson joe@gordon-james.com

Soccer (Girls) – Coach Erin Murray erin.murray@orono.k12.mn.us

Soccer (Boys) – Coach Derek Engler dlengler3@gmail.com 

Swim & Dive (Girls) – Coach Mark Seguin mseguin4@gmail.com

Tennis (Girls) – Coach Aaron Dvorak aarondvorak@hotmail.com

Volleyball (Girls) – Coach Brandon Kuntz brandonkuntz99@gmail.com

Winter Sports

Sports information nights for parents and athletes

Updated October 7, 2021 | Please view the schedule of Orono winter sport information nights here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ahd_xRKPFb1g0hQftLeYuYF1bfBLbmHz/preview


Alpine Ski (Boys & Girls) – Heidi Butler heidiabutler@gmail.com

Dance (Girls) – Sharon Forde monte4d@outlook.com

Basketball (Girls) – Chris Bjorgaard bjorgaard.chris@gmail.com

Basketball (Boys) – Barry Wohler bwohler@orono.k12.mn.us

Gymnastics (Girls) – Breanna Soligny breannasoligny@yahoo.com

Hockey (Girls) – Sean Fish sfish011@hotmail.com

Hockey (Boys)Will Scholz shotzi17@hotmail.com

Nordic Ski (Boys & Girls) – Brian “Speedy” McCollor speedy@gearwest.com

Swim & Dive (Boys) – Ben Hanson coach.ben.hanson@gmail.com

Wrestling (Boys) – Joe McPherson joe@gordon-james.com

Spring Sports

Sports information night for parents and athletes

TBD


Baseball (Boys)

Golf (Girls) –

Golf (Boys) –

Lacrosse (Girls) –

Lacrosse (Boys) – 

Softball (Girls) – 

Tennis (Boys) – 

Track and Field (Boys & Girls)

Registration Instructions

Athletics and activities registration materials can be submitted online through MyPaymentsPlus. Please follow the instructions for creating an account to get started.

Orono Metro West Athletic Schedule

Activities

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.

Art Club

Advisor: Ms. Jayne Hudgins
jayne.hudgins@orono.k12.mn.us

Book Club

Description: Members meet monthly to discuss a common book we have read.

Fee: None

Contact:

Cheerleading

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.

Fee: $300

Contact:

Dance Team

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.

Fee: $140

Contact:

 

Debate

Description: Students prepare for and compete in debate tournaments during the fall season (October, November and December).

Fee: $55

Contacts:

and

DECA

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.

Contact:

Destination Imagination

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.

Fee: $90

Contact:

Web page link

Drama Productions

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)

Contact:

Web page link

Future Medical Professionals

For more information, please contact the advisor:
Sandhya Singh sandhya.singh@orono.k12.mn.us
Telephone 952-449-8338 ext. 7307

German Club

Description: Members explore and celebrate German language and culture.

Fee: $25

Contact:

Math Team

Description:  Math Team competes with other schools, taking tests on a variety of mathematical concepts.

Fee:  $30

Contact:

Montage

Description: Montage is a literary and arts magazine created by students.

Fee: $55

Contact:

Mountain Biking Team

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.

Fee: $250

Contact:

Web page link

Music Listening Team

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.

Fee: $55

Contact:

National Honor Society

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.

Fee: None

Contacts:

and

Web page link

New Student Group

For more information, please contact the advisors:
Molly Haglin molly.haglin@orono.k12.mn.us
or Kathryn Haagenson kathryn.haagenson@orono.k12.mn.us

Pride Club

For more information, please contact the advisors:
Jamie Menne
jamie.menne@orono.k12.mn.us
or
Jessie Curtis
jessica.curtis@orono.k12.mn.us

Quiz Bowl

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.

Fee: $55

Contact:

Science Team

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.

Fee: $50

Contact:

Senior Spartan Experience

For more information, please contact the advisors:
Ms. Kayte Haagenson kathryn.haagenson@orono.k12.mn.us
Ms. Jamie Menne jamie.menne@orono.k12.mn.us

Solar Boat Team

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.

Fee: None

Contact:

Speech Team

Description: Open to students in grades 7-12, students on the speech team compete against other Minnesota schools through the Minnesota State High School League. Students can compete in national tournaments at an additional cost.

Fee: $105

Contact:

Web page link

Student Senate

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.

Fee: $50

Contacts:

and

Table Tennis Team

Description: The Table Tennis Team is open to boys and girls in grades 9-12. Matches are scheduled with other high school clubs. The state tournament is held in mid-February.

Fee: $125

Contact:

Web page link

The Spartan Speaks News Media

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.

Fee: $55

Contact:

Trap Shooting Team

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.

Fee: $250

Contact:

Web page link

Tri-M

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.

Fee: No

Contact:

Unified Club

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.

Fee: No

Contact:

Women in STEM

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.

Fee: None

Contact:

Youth in Action

Description: Youth in Action is a service club sponsored by Orono Community Education. Students plan, organize and participate in service learning projects in their community and school.

Fee: None

Contact:

Web page link

Youth in Government

Description: Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity that involves 2,500 middle-school and high school students each year.

Fee: $500

Contact:

Web page link

Athletic and activities registration forms can be submitted online via MyPaymentsPlus.
Bucky Mieras

MeirasActivities Director

bucky.mieras@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8414

Sigrid Heinen

Sigrid HeinenAdministrative Asst. to Activities Director

sigrid.heinen@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8409

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