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Athletics & Activities

Spartan Athletics & Activities (MSHSL)

mshsl logoHigh school and middle school students are eligible to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletics and activities. A list of all Orono MSHSL 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.

All athletic and activities registration forms can now be submitted online via ParentVUE with FeePay.

Athletics

Fall Sports

Sports information night for parents and athletes
Monday, August 7, 2017

All sports – 6 p.m.


Cross Country (Boys & Girls) – August 14, 2017 start date

Football (Boys) – August 14, 2017 start date

Soccer (Girls)August 14, 2017 start date

Soccer (Boys)August 14, 2017 start date

Swim & Dive (Girls)August 14, 2017 start date

Tennis (Girls)August 14, 2017 start date

Volleyball (Girls)August 14, 2017 start date

Winter Sports

Sports information nights for parents and athletes
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6 p.m. – Girls’ dance and girls’ hockey (at Orono High School)
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7 p.m. (in Orono Middle School auditorium)
Monday, November 6, 2017, 7 p.m. – All other winter sports


Alpine Ski (Boys & Girls) –

Dance (Girls)

Basketball (Girls) –

Basketball (Boys)

Gymnastics (Girls)

Hockey (Girls)

Hockey (Boys)

Nordic Ski (Boys & Girls)

Swim & Dive (Boys)

Wrestling (Boys)

Spring Sports

Sports information night for parents and athletes
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7 p.m. – All spring sports except boys’ lacrosse
Monday, March 13, 7 p.m. – Boys’ lacrosse


Baseball (Boys)

Golf (Girls) –

Golf (Boys) –

Lacrosse (Girls) –

Lacrosse (Boys) – 

Softball (Girls) – 

Tennis (Boys) – 

Track and Field (Boys & Girls)

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.

Book Club

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

Fee: None

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Bowling Team

Description: The bowling team is open to boys and girls in grades 5-12, who will learn the skills and technique of the sport as well as how to score, etiquette and more. No experience necessary; participation includes instruction by bowling alley staff. All equipment is provided.

Fee: $95

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Cheerleaders

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

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Current Events Club

Description: This club is an opportunity to discuss, debate and learn about current national and international issues.

Fee: None

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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

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Debate

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

Fee: $55

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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.

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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 two productions: a musical in the fall and a one-act play in the winter.

Fee: $60 (musical) and $55 (one-act play)

Contact:

Web page link

German Club

Description: Members explore and celebrate German language and culture.

Fee: $25

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GSA: Gender Sexuality Alliance

Description: The club provides LGBTQ+ education and a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth. The goal is to make Orono High School a better place by giving LGBTQ+ students resources, access to positive peers, bullying prevention and advances in character building.

Fee: None

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Just Swing

Description: In Just Swing, members learn and enjoy simple swing dancing.

Fee: None

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Math Team

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

Fee:  $55

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Mental Health Alliance

Description: Mental Health Alliance is an advocacy and awareness group with the goal of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

Fee: None

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Montage

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

Fee: $55

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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

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National Honor Society

Description: NHS recognized students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Fee: None

Contacts:

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Web page link

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

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Recess Rockstars

Description: Recess Rockstars s a volunteer opportunity for high school students to participate in recess on the elementary playgrounds. Volunteers model inclusion and good character for our younger, impressionable students.

Fee: None

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Robotics Team

Description: Beginning in December, students organize to design and build a robot for an initial robotics regional competition held in April. Finalists at that level advance to a national competition.

Fee: $55

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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

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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

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Spanish Club

Description:  Spanish Club celebrates the Latino and Spanish-speaking culture (no grammar!).

Fee:  $25

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Spartan Speaks

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Women in Leadership

Description: Women in leadership roles from the Orono Schools community discuss their positions with students. Members also participate in leadership and service activities.

Fee: None

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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

Lavesa Glover

Activities Administrative Asst.

lglover@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8409

Bucky Mieras

MeirasAthletic Director

bmieras@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8414

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