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Fall sports are starting soon at Escalante. Mark your calendars for the following sports:


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Are you in the service or a veteran with a student in Durango School District 9-R​? The Elks Lodge BPOE #507​ is giving out backpacks full of school supplies to 9-R students whose parent or parents are in or have been in the service. Students can write a letter listing what grade they will be entering and what they want to be when they grow up to qualify. Turn letters in at the Elks Lodge to get your backpack full of supplies!

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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At a Glance

  • 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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