Name: Mrs. JoAnn Orpen
I grew up on a small dairy farm by Grygla, MN and graduated from High School there. I went to college at Bemidji State University - Go Beavers! My first year of teaching was in Plummer, MN. From there I moved to the North Shore and taught in Silver Bay for 12 years. Next came Battle Lake which quickly became "Home" and this is year 19 for me! I am married to John and have three grown children and two grandchildren. They are my world. My hobbies are everything music, kayaking, and taking pictures.
7:20-8:15 - Jazz Band or 7-12 Lessons
1st hour: 7-12 Lessons
2nd hour: J.H. General Music
3rd hour: 4th Grade Music/prep
4th hour: S.H. Band
5th hour: 6th Grade Lessons
6th-7th hour - Music 5-6, Elementary Band, 5th Grade lessons
8th hour: J.H. Band
3:20-4:10 - Elementary lessons
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