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Athletics

Orono Community Education offers the following interscholastic sports for students in Grades 6-8:

Fall Sports
Winter Sports
  • Boys Wrestling, Grades 7-8 (Please contact the High School Athletic Office at 952-449-8409 to register.)
Spring Sports

 

Additional opportunities for middle school students to participate in athletics can be found here:

Orono High School sports (Please note: Not all sports are open to middle school students)

Youth Sports

Activities

Orono Middle School offers a wide variety of academic and fine arts activities along with a variety of clubs and service opportunities that provide students with multiple avenues to explore their interests, talents and enhance their leadership skills.

Art Troupe

Description: Enrichment art studio for serious art students (grades 6-8) interested in creative experiences such as working with guest artists. Create individual and collaborative work. Meets 2:50-4 p.m. Thursdays, beginning January 17.

Fee: None

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Cards for Kids Club

Description: Work collectively with one common goal: create cards for children in hospitals. Through club participation, students in grades 6-8 will learn the appropriate way to send positive notes of encouragement to children in hospitals. Meets 2:45-3:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month, beginning January 14. 

Fee: None

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Chess Club

Description: Pop in and play chess with friends. New and experienced players welcome (grades 6-8). Meets 2:45-3:45 p.m. Thursdays, beginning January 10.

Fee: None

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FLIT (Future Leaders In Training)

Description:  Future Leaders In Training (FLIT) is a school-organized group of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in which ALL students are welcome. The group meets every Thursday from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Together, students learn how to be leaders and brainstorm ideas to improve their school, as well as their local and global communities.

Fee: None

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Jazz Band

Description:  Jazz Band is offered to current band students in the seventh and eighth grades who play saxophone, trumpet, percussion, guitar, bass and piano. The group focuses on the swing style of jazz, but also is exposed to Latin, blues and rock. Auditions are held in September and rehearsals are held at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday mornings. The band performs throughout the school year.

Fee: None

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Junior High Math League

Description:  This team of students in grades 6-8 meets about once a week through mid-January. Competitions are held about every three weeks after school. Individual and team scores are kept, and scores accumulate throughout the season. Ten of the team’s top scorers go to the regional MATHCOUNTS competition. Top finalists there advance to the state competition.

Fee: $50 plus a transportation fee (Competitions are held in various locations)

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Math & Snacks

Description:  Math & Snacks provides a time and place for students to receive extra support in math. Teachers in grades 6-8 are available to provide homework help every Tuesday in the Media Center from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: None

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Math Masters

Description:  Math Masters is a math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes excellence in mathematics. It is designed for sixth-graders who are highly motivated, have a passion for math and have demonstrated a high level of math mastery. The team practices for the state competition, which is held in early March.

Fee: None

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Travel Club

Description: Do you like to travel? Learn the secrets of planning your dream vacation and about some of the best vacation destinations around the world. Meets 2:40-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning January 8.

Fee: None

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Unified Breakfast Club

The Unified Breakfast Club meetings monthly before school (typically the third Wednesday) to promote inclusion through playing group gym games, outdoor sports games, coloring and socializing. Members also participate in school-wide engagement opportunities such as Spread the Word to End the Word. All students are welcome.

Fee: None

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Writing Club

Description: Through fun activities, students in grades 6-8 will become immersed in many writing genres, including short stories, memoirs, mysteries, poetry, fairy tales, comics and more.

Fee: None

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Youth in Government

Description: Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity that involves 2,500 middle-school and high school students each year.

Fee: $500

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