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Instructional staff members new to Orono Schools began the new school year on Thursday, August 22, for two extra days of training. Returning staff members begin the year on Monday, August 26. We welcome 21 new members to our faculty: Orono Schumann Elementary Molly Hautman, second-grade teachers Orono Intermediate School Abby Halloran, third-grade teacher Ashley… New school year starts for new staff members

The 2019-20 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 3. In this Back to School folder you will find items that will help you get your school year started, including: School Supply List Picture day information  (Sept. 5, 2019). To order pictures click here. Yearbook Order Information   Early Bird pricing through 9/13/19 – $22.00, beginning 9/14/19 – $27.00 Bus Pass Form (no bus passes are issued the first two weeks or last… 2019-20 Back to School Information

More often than not, when you see “Orono Schools” it is followed by, “Where excellence is a tradition and a goal.” In the business world this is known as our brand promise:  what our stakeholders can expect from our product and services. These eight words eloquently and succinctly state that, while we are proud of… Welcome to a new year of pursuing excellence

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

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

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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