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You’re Invited !

Where:  Escalante Middle School
What:  5th Grade Open House/Tour
When:  Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to introduce the inaugural Keys to High School Success…and beyond! conference for 8th-grade boys who are about to transition to High School. In a fun, physically challenging environment, the boys will explore topics around healthy relationships, positive self-image, and advocacy.

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Tuesday through Thursday, April 15-17, EMS 7th and 8th grade students will be on the computers taking the new Colorado 

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The Golden Keyboard Trophy was proudly presented on April 9th to our positive, perky PE teacher, Eva Duce for professionally and persistently being patient with some Escalante Middle School and/or Durango 9R computer issues!  Ms. Duce has had to endure a high amount of almost daily interruptions with the network signal to her office, yet she manages to stay up to date on all her charting and documents as the school's Activity Director.

Ms. Duce

The Revolving Icon of Perfection Award is proudly passed from the March recipient, Gloria Smiley to our hard-working office secretaries both  Dona Anderson and Sharee Erickson.  Ms.

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Ms. Erickson and Ms. Anderson
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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 499
  • 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