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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!

Nine teachers employed by Orono Schools have been granted tenure during the 2017-18 school year. This noteworthy accomplishment was celebrated in a ceremony prior to the November 13 School Board meeting. Honored were (alphabetically by school): Orono Schumann Elementary Emily Purnell, second-grade teacher (mentor Betsy Taylor) Becky Schultz, first-grade teacher (mentor Tina Dickinson) Orono Intermediate… Nine teachers earn tenure in the district