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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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Our Spirit Club cheer sponsor Ms. Watt reports, "Escalante celebrated the end of this 2014-15 school year with it's last Spirit Assembly. Students walked into the gym through the "Spirit Tunnel" and watched a slide show photo montage from Spring 2015 school happenings.  The assembly was MC'd by Ms. Lavelle's Leadership Class.  

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Our super-sonic 8th grade science teacher, Mr Skinner writes, "I am honored and humbled to announce to my friends and family that I was awarded the 2014-2015 Outstanding Middle School Teacher of the Year for Durango 9-R school district. I am very thankful."

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Last week the annual Falcon and Ocelet Team Track even was held between days of inclement weather.  The activities ended up being hosted on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th.  Mr. Fitzpatrick reports that the purpose of this event is to expose the students to all the aspects of Track and Field events in an effort to have them sign up for such next year when they are 7th graders.

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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.

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