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Orono Intermediate School welcomes returning students, incoming third-grade students and families new to the district and our school! We are looking forward to a fantastic 2018-19 school year. Important Dates The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4. On August 30, there will be a New Family Welcome in the cafeteria from 3 p.m. to… 2018-19 back-to-school information

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… Changes in store for motorists, pedestrians

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

“Mission Possible” was mission accomplished June 1 at Orono Intermediate School. Students, staff and volunteers made the second annual day of service a success. The focus this year was to support the local food shelf, area senior adults in care facilities, Children’s Hospital and the Orono High School Unified Team. The day started with a “clap… Many benefit from OIS “Mission Possible” day

              Spartan Summer Reading is an at-home summer reading program for ALL Orono students in grades K-4. Students who have completed kindergarten and first grade are challenged to read 50 books from a variety of genres over the summer. Students in second through fourth grade are asked to read… Make reading part of this summer’s fun

Six Orono Intermediate School fourth-graders medaled in the National Mythology Exam. It is the second year OIS has participated in the competition. Zach Henson and Evelyn Miller received Gold Medallions. Gage Parrish and Maggie Wallander received Silver Medallions. Rosie Kingsley and Katherine Springmeyer received Bronze Medallions. Other students participating included Jem Benson, Axel Duke, Kaia… Six OIS students medal on mythology exam

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with the top honor, as well as third and fourth places.  In all, the 33 fifth-graders captured 42 ribbons, medals and championship plaques.  The competition was held April 20 at Chaska Community Center. The field of competitors included 144 students on 31 teams.  OIS… OIS Math Masters team takes home first place

Orono Intermediate School fourth-grader Adrian Licursi is a two-time champion, earning perfect scores this year, and as a second-grader, in Continental Math League competition. He is the only Orono student to have achieved this. Students participating in the Continental Math League (CML) take five monthly tests during a given school year. (In case your math needs… Fourth-grader achieves perfect math scores

Orono Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its 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. Of the 583 districts spotlighted nationwide,… Music program earns national recognition

Ever wonder where the school bus is and when it will get to your stop? No more need to guess; download the new Versatrans MyStop app! This free service will launch Monday, December 4, for elementary students and December 11 for middle school and senior high students. The simple, yet informative tool gives parents, guardians… When’s the bus coming? Be app-solutely sure!