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Our excellent EMS staff member Joyce Wyatt reports, "This week the 8th grade Taz team went downtown to study Durango's history.  The interdisciplinary unit, 'Ghosts of the Past," has the students researching people, places, and the geology of the early days of Durango.  They toured Hist

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Our fantastic EPO President Elizabeth Helvery writes, "Parent/teacher conferences are this Thursday evening, Oct. 30th and all day Friday, Oct. 31st. We are looking for donations of desserts and treats for our teachers while they work late on Thursday evening. You can send in donations with your student or bring by the school. Thank you so much! EPO Committee"

On Firday, October 24th the students roamed the group areas and halls at Escalante to enjoy after school time together dancing, playing games and feasting on graciously donated snack foods.  All had a goolish, great time and this year the costumes were creative-to-the-max.  

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The First Quarter of the school year ends on Oct. 30th. Escalante will be hosting Parent/Teacher conferences from 4 -7pm on Thursday, October 30th and from 8am - 12pm on Friday, October 31st.

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This month the 8th Grade Panther team had two outings.  One was to the Manna Kitchen where they assisted in a day's work of volunteering activities.  The second trip was an overnight experience to the Canyonlands National Park where it is reported that they had great weather, adventurous hikes, and geology lessons a-plenty.  

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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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