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For its 15th anniversary, Orono Schools’ Empty Bowls fundraiser will join forces with the K-5 Family Service Night to have an even greater impact on our community. Both events will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Orono Intermediate School, 685 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N. Dinner will be served… Empty Bowls, Service Fair join forces April 11

A team of 25 sixth-graders from Orono Middle School competed in a Math Masters mathematics challenge March 4 in Chaska. Overall, there were 38 teams with 184 students from around the metro area participating. The competition is divided into three categories:  fast facts, individual rounds and team rounds. In Fast Facts, Jake Pfeifer placed in… Math Masters students compete + succeed

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Sam Ertmer won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 16. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee. Eighth-graders Joey Mariani and Charlie Kraus placed second and third respectively in the school competition. Rounding out… Ertmer wins OMS Geo Bee championship

OMS yearbooks are currently on sale. The cost of a yearbook is $27. To order your yearbook visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter the School ID code:  1265719

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

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!

Follow SpartansRead! on social media! It is an additional resource to parents that includes book talks, resources and information about literacy along with media center events and happenings. SpartansRead! is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As you search, look for Sparty — he is the face of SpartansRead.

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