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When Dumas Apple House in Orono closed, Orono Schools Child Nutrition was left without a local source of apples.  Whenever possible, the department prioritizes local providers and has been recognized for its efforts in the Farm-to-School program. Well, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. The door that opened was the Hennepin… District branches out to grow its own apples

Ten Orono High School artists were recognized with 13 awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition.  It was held in April at Chaska High School. Svea Torgerson received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Insomnia.” She also received superior ratings for two additional drawings. Judge’s Choice winners were… Ten OHS artists take home 13 MSHSL awards

For the second consecutive year, Orono Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.… OPS earns national honor for music program

E-Cigarettes and Vaping from Orono Schools on Vimeo . Orono Schools, in cooperation with the Orono Middle School Parent Association and Spartan Parent Association, presented “The Dangers of Vaping & E-Cigarettes” on March 21. A guest speaker from the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota covered electronic cigarettes, vaping use among teens and parent and community resources. Administrators from both Orono Middle School and… Video: Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Six Orono High School students received seven awards in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by Art Educators of Minnesota. Less than 30 percent of the students who enter artwork in the competition are recognized. OHS students were the recipients of a Gold Key Awards, the top honor, one Silver Key Award and five honorable… Six OHS students win Scholastic Art Awards

Six teachers who received tenure from Orono Schools during the 2018-19 school year were recognized by the School Board in a November 12 ceremony. In the front row, from left: Cami Baumann, Orono Schumann Elementary kindergarten Lindsey Kesanen, Schumann first grade In the back row, from left: Paul Ivers, Orono High School Spanish Briana Althoff, Schumann… Six teachers receive tenure in 2019-20

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional nine OHS students achieved commended status.  All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at its meeting Monday, November 12. The semifinalists are:  Jordan Case, daughter of Chris and Carrie Case, Long… 12 OHS students earn National Merit honors

Word has it…that Orono High School students have great vocabularies! OHS placed second in Minnesota in the 2017-18 Vocabulary Bowl, mastering 37,181 words during the year. Our students finished 176th nationally of the 41,000 schools that participated. OHS improved upon its 2016-17 performance in which it finished third in Minnesota and 234th nationally. The Vocabulary… OHS students reach new vocabulary heights

Michele Zumbusch Krolczyk (Orono High School Class of 1983) and Brian Knight (OHS Class of 2007) have been named this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Promising Alumni Award respectively. The awards are sponsored by the Orono Alumni Association and Orono Foundation for Education in cooperation with Orono High School and Orono Schools.… Krolczyk, Knight earn ’18 OHS alumni honors

Orono School has added a new tool to its Orono PLUS digital-learning program called Schoology. Schoology is a popular Learning Management System (LMS) used broadly in the State of Minnesota and beyond. Schoology will be used by teachers to post classroom information including assignments, learning targets, due dates, reminders about field trips and more. Students… District launches new LMS called Schoology

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