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AFS AT ORONO HIGH SCHOOL (Advisor, Deta Pearce) Orono High School has one of the oldest continuing AFS Exchange Programs in Maine and is recognized as a leader in New England. Since 1964 OHS has hosted over 130 students from around the world. Many of our students have also taken the opportunity to study in a foreign country for a year, a semester or a summer. Exchange students enrich our school by providing an inter?cultural dimension and new perspectives.
ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Mme Hubbard and Sra Crocker) Language Tables are held once a week in library during lunches. Alternating trips abroad to France and Spain. Orono’s annual Spanish Immersion offers an opportunity for area high school students to use their language in authentic situations.
ART CLUB (Advisor, Jessica Barnes) Art club is for the artist in every student. You do not need to be in art class to join in the fun! We do different projects all the time, so join for the year or join when the project interests you. This club is for the beginner as well as the experienced. We incorporate a wide variety of projects in to the year that fit the interests of all students. A sampling of projects we do include: mosaics, drawing lessons, screen printing, bead making, jewelry design, painting etc.
CHESS CLUB (Coach, Steve Abrahams) This team participates in local and national chess competitions. During the 2008 season Orono had the first girl to win the High School State Chess Tournament since 1988 and another girl win The All Girls Chess. We also had a boy win the under 1200 Team. All student are welcome and encouraged to join this great team.
CLUB FRANÇAIS (Advisor, Madame Hubbard) Orono High School’s Club Français offers students opportunities to explore the cultural side of France and the Francophonie in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Activities range from watching French movies to cooking French foods to playing games (Taboo, Pictionary, Banagrams, Voyage en France, Mille Bornes, to name just a few). Past field trips have taken us to museums throughout the state to study French artists, to French plays presented bilingually, even to weekends in Montreal and Quebec City to experience francophone culture first? hand. The club meets generally once a week after school and is open to any student interested in learning more about French culture, whether or not s/he is currently enrolled in a French class.
DRAMA (Advisor, Chris Luthin) The drama program at OHS produces three plays annually. A major musical production is performed in the fall. Joining more than fifty high school students are community members and students from Orono Middle School, Asa Adams Elementary and Veazie Community School. Past productions include Gypsy, The Sound of Music, and Grease. In the winter, a one?act play is rehearsed for inclusion in the Maine State Drama Festival. Last year the OHS entry, A David Ives Triptych, was selected to represent the region at the State Drama Festival in Cape Elizabeth. A full?length play is mounted in late spring. Recent performances include Henry by Thomas Kilroy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer.
GOACTIVE! (Advisor, Jeff Owen) GoActive! is an outdoor athletic competition club highlighting life?long outdoor sports and activities. This club is ideal for:
• People who love being active in the outdoors.• People who want to become stronger and more fit through participation in rigorous outdoor activities. • Competitive athletes who are not interested in traditional school sports. • Varsity and Junior Varsity athletes who are in off?seasons. Thinking about winter got you down? Try snowshoe racing and back?country skiing. Mud season? Whitewater racing! Or try woods and mountain running, orienteering, mountain biking, and hiking. Got the idea? This club is all about being fit and healthy, strong and competitive, and happy in the outdoors.
THE INSIDE (Advisor, Ms. Moriaty) New year. New paper. The Inside is Orono High School's newspaper of record. You'll find feature articles on military recruitment in high schools and the recent U.S. elections. Look for award?winning poetry; music and movie reviews. Inside boasts photos you'll find nowhere else. Students write every word of The Inside. They edit and produce the paper. Write the headlines. Select the artwork. And get the paper out. Backing them up are the English teachers, some extremely resourceful parents, and Orono High School's outstanding librarian.
KEY CLUB (Advisor, Millie Pangburn) Mrs. Pangburn, a long time advisor of our Key Club has developed an excellent program for the Orono students. They are actively connected to the Old Town/Orono Kiwanis club. Key Club is a student run program that is dedicated to serving the school and the community at large. e.
KNITTING CLUB (Advisor, Jessica Barnes) Knitting club is for all students beginners through advanced levels. If you want to learn how to knit: join knitting club. If you already know how to knit and want to share your knowledge: join knitting club. In knitting club we get together one day a week and sit around and knit, share tips, and talk. It is a great relaxed atmosphere where students can share patterns and ideas and create awesome hand knit goods.
LITERARY MAGAZINE (Advisor, Alex McLean) Enclave is Orono’s annual poetry magazine which is published in the Spring. This publication transcends normal high school magazines by accepting poems written by former students, as well as friends of OHS. Friends include the late Robert Creeley, former Maine Poet Laureate Baron Wormser, and UMO Professor, Terrell Hunter Crouch. Orono students regularly are winners in state?wide poetry contests. Last year, two OHS students were recognized nationally by the Living Poets Society and Princeton University. During his tenure as United States Poet Laureate, Billy Collins addressed Orono High School simply as POETRY HIGH.
MATH TEAM (Advisor, Heather Holmes) A chance to be involved in an extra?curricular activity that focuses on math! We have 6 meets during the season (usually the first Wednesday of the month). Topics include everything from Algebra I to concepts beyond Algebra II. All students involved in Math Team get a chance to participate at the Math Meets. Everyone is invited to join! NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (Advisor, Shana Goodall) The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Founded in 1921, students who are selected for membership meet high standards in: service, character, scholarship, and leadership. Members are selected for and expected to continue their exemplary contributions to their school and community.
THE SPANISH CLUB (Advisor, Señora Crocker) Spanish Club is a forum in which students can practice what they have learned in their Spanish classes. It allows the students to delve into the Spanish culture in a way that we do not have time to do in our language classes. The club is run by the students and it is as active as the students want it to be. We sing, dance, cook, take trips to Canada, watch movies and much more.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Advisor, Christina Rich) More than 15 students have participated this year in a variety of activities: Winter Olympics, including skiing, snowshoeing and skating; Swimming Olympics, both Regional and State; Track and Field, spring and summer; and Bowling Olympics. These games give students the opportunity to shine. Seven Educational Technicians help support students in their pursuit of medals.
SPEECH AND DEBATE (Advisor, Lyndsy Shuman) This is one of the Orono High School’s most successful and prestigious teams. This team covers a diverse set of activities that lovers of theatre, politics, literature, and students looking to improve their public speaking and argumentative skills can appreciate. The team competes locally and nationally. Orono High has sent students as far as Wichita and Las Vegas to compete in national tournaments.
STUDENT COUNCIL (Advisor, Leslie Winchester) The Orono High School’s student council has membership in the Maine Association of Student Councils and the National Association of Student Councils. The Student Council at Orono High School is made up of student members from each grade voted on by their respective classmates. Student Council is responsible for planning homecoming and winter carnival events. Class elections are run by the Student Council. Blood drives are planned and hosted by the Student Council. The Student Council is responsible for working with faculty and administration if there are any student grievances. As with other activities, fundraising is an important part of the Student Council.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP (Advisor, Jackie Tourtelotte, Jessica Libby) A coalition of Orono High School Staff and students aims to improve the OHS Community. Six Main committees encompass a wide variety of Orono activities. Students can be a members of the leadership program so long as they are willing to abide by school rules, the student code of conduct and have a desire to make a difference.