Retirees recognized

As the 2011-12 school year came to a close, so did the careers of six staff members of Orono Schools. Retiring this year were, from left: front – John Ostlund, coordinator of buildings and grounds; and Judy Micke, administrative assistant to the director of business services. Back – Connie Priesz, Orono Middle School physical education/health teacher; Peggy Betsch, elementary special education teacher; Jane Kipling, Orono Schumann Elementary second-grade teacher; and Diane Pollard, elementary special education teacher. They were honored at the district’s June 8 recognition breakfast along with 70 staff members who achieved milestone service anniversaries this school year.