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In order to improve safety and traffic flow, the City of Orono will be reconstructing Old Crystal Bay Road between Sixth Avenue North (Country Road 6) to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112 or Old Highway 12) over the summer. The road will be widened with new water main and storm sewer. Pedestrian crossing routes and… Changes in store for motorists, pedestrians

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

Important Dates Parents will see their child’s placement and bus stop/route information in ParentVue on August 22. New parents (those with incoming kindergarten students and new to the school district) should receive an email from Ms. Hoskins before August 22 with information on how to set up a ParentVue account. On August 30, there will… 2018-19 back-to-school information

              Spartan Summer Reading is an at-home summer reading program for ALL Orono students in grades K-4. Students who have completed kindergarten and first grade are challenged to read 50 books from a variety of genres over the summer. Students in second through fourth grade are asked to read… Make reading part of this summer’s fun

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!

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