Mrs. Orpen


About Me

  • Name: Mrs. JoAnn Orpen
  • Email: jorpen@isd542.org
  • Phone: 218-862-4633

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 18 for me! I am married to John and have three grown children and one grandchild. They and my extended family are my world. My hobbies are everything music, kayaking, and taking pictures.

Daily Schedule

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

Mon: Ramp Up

Tues: - 7th Grade Study Hall

5th hour: 5-6 Lessons

6th hour: 7-12 Lessons

7th hour: 5 or 6 Music/Elem. Band

8th hour: J.H. Band

3:20-4:10 - Elementary lessons

Check out the Battle Lake Bands Facebook page for trip pictures, band news, etc.