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Our marvelous music teachers, Ms. Black and Mr. Charpentier, have provided photos for the Solo & Ensemble Award winners, 6th grade Choir/Orchestra/Band pics, and pictures from Eagle students doing their creative song writing assignments.  Students proudly received medals for their Solo & Ensemble honors.  

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Our music teacher Ms. Black reports, "Three Escalante Middle School students will be participating the the National Honors Performance Series in Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.   Holden Becher, tenor saxophone, and Braeden Driscoll, baritone, will perform in the Honor Band portion of the week-long event . Alpin Hanson-Holladay will sing with the Honor Choir.

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Reading is an expectation of all Escalante Middle School students during the summer. EMS strives to create scholarly students that can read and think critically about the world they live in as well as having the analytical skills needed in today's classroom."

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Our EMS German teacher, Mr. Schiavone, reports that his students enjoyed the process of making pretzels.  

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Mr. Hise reports, "Congratulations to all students who competed at Colorado State History Day at the University of Denver, Auraria Campus on Saturday, May 2nd. Thirty-two Escalante Middle School students qualified for the State competition in categories including historical papers, documentaries, performances, websites and exhibits.

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  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 510
  • Teachers: 36
  • Support Staff: 13

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 The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

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