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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

Orono Schumann Elementary parents have the option to purchase most of your school supplies through School Tool Box at  https://www.schooltoolbox.com   Please allow 10 days for orders to process, orders will ship directly to home addresses, free shipping for orders more than $50. To view the School Tool Box flyer, please  click here . Please note: There are… School supply lists, ordering info for 2019-20

Two Destination Imagination teams from Orono performed exceptionally well at the global finals, which were held May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. The team “Time Turners” placed 24th in the Service Learning Escape Artists Challenge (elementary level) and first among all Minnesota teams in that category. Members are, in alphabetical order, Gage Parrish (5), Audrey… Two Orono DI teams fare well in global finals

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

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!

Recess Rock Stars is a character education program unique to Orono Schools. The goal of the program is to cultivate a culture of respect, inclusivity and kindness for our students through the recognition and rewarding of positive choices and behaviors. See how well it works by watching our video . Parent and grandparent volunteers are crucial to the program’s success. Being a volunteer is fun… Recess Rock Stars volunteer opportunities

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