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As a previous user of our old school lunch/breakfast payment vendor, MyLunchMoney, you may have inadvertently received some emails from the vendor, similar to the image here.  Please note that Durango School District 9-R is in the process of switching to a new system and is no longer using MyLunchMoney, as of July 1, 2014.  We apologize for any confusion this may have created.

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"Happy" is a song written, produced, and performed by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. On Monday, August 25th the students at Escalante were welcomed by this song  and  the very "happy" Escalante school staff members who are thrilled to be embarking upon this new school year with such superb students.  Thanks to all for making this a memorable start to a great year ahead.

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 There will be an informal Escalante Parent Organization meeting Wednesday, August 20th at 2:00 PM at our school. This is intended as a meet and greet opportunity to kick off the school year. If you have questions about school, want to meet other parents, or are considering volunteering, please join us tomorrow for homemade treats and conversation.See you then!

EPO Committee

Escalante Middle School will be hosting registration on the following days and times:

6th grade registration will take place on August 12th from 12 pm - 5 pm
7th grade registration will take place on August 13th from 12 pm - 5 pm
8th grade registration will take place on August 14th from 12 pm - 8 pm
All new students and any make-up or late registration will take place on August 14th from 12 pm - 8 pm.
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This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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At a Glance

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

Our Mission

 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.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Tim Arnold
  • School Phone: (970) 247-9490
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1194