Excellence Funds

Academics

In order to deliver excellence in the class rooms, Orono invests in understanding each student’s unique learning style and needs. This personalized learning methodology is greatly enhanced by additional teacher training, instructional tools, more staff, and updated facilities and equipment.

“I am grateful for the interventionists who helped me with decoding works, vocabulary, and helped me to improve my reading comprehension. This experience has taught me to not give up when things become challenging and has shown me the importance of being a self advocate.” ~Grace Cleveland OHS Senior

Arts

The district’s goal is to have every Orono student understand the role of the arts in our global society, including how to apply those creative thinking principles in their own lives regardless of collegiate or professional plans.

“Our district and our community values and understands arts education and the crucial role it plays in developing a world citizen and a well-rounded student.” ~Dr. Kirsten Pardun-Johannsen, OMS Performing Arts Teacher

Athletics

The opportunity for girls and boys to build their knowledge of sports, gain strength, and take on leadership roles within the athletic community is an aspect that makes Orono special.

A gift in the Athletics excellence Fund could augment opportunities available to students, increate the enjoyment of spectators, and help ensure the overall safety in achieving fitness.

Buildings and Grounds

Providing a safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment in which to learn is key in allowing kids to focus on learning rather than their surroundings.

Replacing antiquated equipment, updating to more efficient components, and installing greater security tools will provide a healthier environment for our youngest community members.

Leadership and Ethics

Orono is a leader in character education and aims to continue to be the model for schools nationwide. In preparing students to be productive adults in an ever-changing world, one of the greatest gifts the district can give to each student is a stronger sense of ethics and character.

Teacher Development

A school is only as good as its teachers. Orono’s teachers are world-class, and students and our community benefits from their expertise. Orono aims to expose its teachers to transformational training experiences so they can incorporate the most excellent and up-to-date methodologies in teaching.

Technology

Orono’s goal is to empower students to reach their full potential and become globally competitive through rigorous, personalized learning that leverages technology tools and digital content.