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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

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

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with second and fourth places. In all, the 35 fifth-graders captured 10 ribbons, seven medals and a trophy. The competition was held April 26 at in Shoreview. The field of competitors included 130 students on 28 teams. OIS sent seven teams; Blaine, Champlin, Edina,… IS Math Masters team wins second place

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 district teachers receive tenure in 2019-20

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

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!

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