School News

Western Heritage Day – the tradition continues

A week before Spring Break, a long time Orme tradition was relaunched by Director of Horsemanship Douglas Owens. Assistant Director of Horsemanship Lauren Alexander shares the event highlights below. Western Heritage Day actually started after classes on Friday evening with dinner out by the Rodeo Arena. During dinner, students were able to watch a traditional […]

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Students celebrate Carnival!

This year’s Carnival celebration at Orme was a very international event. The Saturday evening festivities began with a special dinner in Founders Hall. Traditional foods of Colombia, Mexico, Italy and Ethiopia were served. Dessert featured popsicles from Dominica. After dinner, students headed to Horsecollar Theater for an international fashion show and music. A fashion show […]

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The Orme Mathletes do it again!

Orme’s amazing Math Team traveled to Gilbert, Arizona with coach and faculty member Steve Wolfe to compete against eight other schools. Orme competed in the Large School Division as there were no other schools at the competition with an enrollment of under 1,000 students. The Orme Mathletes placed 3rd! Among our top scorers were Ngoc, […]

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Orme senior participates in Spartan Race

Earlier this month, Orme senior Ryan Schultz competed in the Spartan Race held at Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds. Joining Ryan (and also competing) were Horsemanship Director Douglas Owens and two Orme staff spouses, Donnie Hudson and Todd Durow. The four spent months running around the Orme campus and lifting weights in the gym to train […]

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Orme Mathletes score big at Embry Riddle competition

Orme math faculty Steve Wolfe, who is also the coach for our Orme Mathletes, reported on the team’s recent competition at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Participating in the 2018 Yavapai County Mathematics Competition, the students individually and as a team did quite well going up against 201 other students. Orme Team #1 placed 1st overall in […]

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Semester 1 physics class projects

During semester 1 of the 2017-2018 academic year, students in Mr. Steven Pankratz’ physics class demonstrated the working principles and actual operation of devices that they designed and built with a $50 budget. Students brainstormed ideas, developed individual proposals, and then designed a detailed plan that included project execution, progress statements, and final reports and […]

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