Monday, May 20, 2013
Each local school has established its own regulations and schedule for graduation.
Hundreds of high school seniors from throughout the Lake Minnetonka area will put a celebratory cap on their K-12 education over the next two weeks. Each local school has established its own regulations and schedule for graduation. Details on each can be found below. Mound Westonka High School: Orono High School: Some 215 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas at Orono High School’s 62nd annual commencement ceremony, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in Pesonen Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the OHS gymnasium, which has limited seating. Two students have been selected to address their classmates. They are Spencer Cumming and Dorothy (Dorcy) Jaffray. Also speaking will be …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Orono High School will conduct commencement ceremonies June 6 at Pesonen Stadium.
Some 215 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas at Orono High School’s 62nd annual commencement ceremony, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in Pesonen Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the OHS gymnasium, which has limited seating. Two students have been selected to address their classmates. They are Spencer Cumming and Dorothy (Dorcy) Jaffray. Also speaking will be Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Orcutt and OHS Principal David Benson. Related posts: The OHS Wind Ensemble, directed by Tim Arnold, will perform “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar and “The Great Gage of Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The OHS Choir, directed by Nichole Brenna, will sing “Loch Lomond …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Only three school districts in the country were named a National District of Character, and Orono was the only one in the Midwest.
Orono Schools has been named a National District of Character by the Character Education Partnership (CEP)—one of only three districts nationwide to receive the prestigious distinction, and the only district in Minnesota and the Midwest. Twenty-nine individual schools were also recognized. Orono Schools will be acknowledged for its accomplishments at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C., October 24-27. District representatives have been asked to present and share the district’s success story. "There is no honor more important to this district," Orono Superintendent Dr. Karen Orcutt said. "Now, more than ever, the future of our children depends upon strength of character. Orono has long been recognized for its …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Orono as 453rd and Minnetonka as the 507th best high schools in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the United States, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Minnetonka's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night to post photos on Patch!
Calling all Orono High School prom-goers: Get ready to share your prom process on Patch! Prom, the glamour event of the year for Orono students and their families, is May 3. It's one long photo op, and Lake Minnetonka Patch is the perfect place to share your memories with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch sat down with senior girls hockey captain, Casey Hartfiel and talked to her about the season and the team.
Senior Casey Hartfiel is a captain and the goalie for the Orono girls’ hockey team. She is the daughter of Jim and Martha Hartfiel and has attended Orono since 6th grade. She is undecided about her future in college, but she is looking strongly Boudin. We sat down with her to talk about the Orono girl’s hockey team. Patch.com: What is your favorite part about your team? Casey Hartfiel: It’s really fun and we have a really great time before, during, and after practice. We have a lot of good laughs and I love the free meals from the parents. P: Do you have any pregame rituals? CH: We have crazy dress-up days; today we dressed up in our breezers. Our moms bring us snacks for snack break at school, and we have a dance party before each …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Winter weather couldn't dampen the spirits of Thursday night's Empty Bowls fundraiser at Orono High School.
Dozens of parents, kids and members of the community gathered Thursday night at Orono High School for a warm bowl of hand made soups from some of Lake Minnetonka's best local restaurants. Empty bowls is a community dinner to raise money for our local food shelves—Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) and the Maple Plain Food Shelf.
More than $200,000 has been raised at annual fundraiser to to maintain and improve the quality of education offered by Orono Public Schools.
Guests will be dressed to the nines this Saturday, April 13, for the Orono Alliance for Education's "A Night in Nantucket" banquet and fundraiser. The 2013 gala will take place at the BMW of Minnetonka in Wayzata, and tickets are on sale now. Visit the banquet's Facebook page for more. In 2000, the Orono Alliance for Education was founded to maintain and improve the quality of education offered by Orono Public Schools in a time of decreased funding from the state. Because of its small size, the district is not eligible for many state and federal grants available to larger school districts. In fact, its $613 per student funding is less than the state average. The Orono Alliance for Education raises money to provide the necessary funding to…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Empty bowls is a community dinner to raise money for our local food shelves.
Thursday, April 11
Don't want to cook tonight? Come to the Orono High School for a warm bowl of hand made soups from some of Lake Minnetonka's best local restaurants. Empty bowls is a community dinner to raise money for our local food shelves (IOCP and Maple Plain Food Shelf). A tax deductible bowl of soup on a cold spring night to help our neighbors. It doesn't get any better! If you go:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Donations of baseball equipment will be accepted at tryouts this Saturday at Orono High School and the morning of April 27 at OHS (Opening Day ceremonies).
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Thursday, April 4
From Jimmy Buck, Cade Pfeiffer and Michael Randall We are Orono sixth-graders trying to collect used equipment donations for Ugandan Little League Baseball. After two failed attempts and many financial struggles, a team from Lugazi, Uganda, made it to the Little League World Series this past summer. We feel that everybody should have an opportunity to play baseball. The youth baseball players in Uganda are in need of equipment and money. We are asking you to drop off any baseball equipment that you are no longer using. The equipment should be in fairly good shape. We will accept the following donations: Donations of baseball equipment will be accepted at tryouts this Saturday at OHS, and the morning of April 27 at OHS (Opening Day …