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Mr. Johnson reports, "The Falcon team went on field trips last week to the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio, the Durango Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Santa Rita Park. Falcons are studying other cultures, the water cycle, and human use of water."  The trip to the treatment center was a walking trip along the Durango Riverwalk and the students rode buses to the museum.

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The Eagle Orchestra  had an amazing experience at Honor Orchestra on Monday, November 17th. The amazing staff at Fort Lewis College and in orchestra rooms across the district helped make this event so special. Check out the photos of all the Escalante Alumni still sticking with it at DHS!  Thanks our outstanding music teachers Ms. Black and Mr. Charpentier who inspire students each and every day.

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The publication "We Are 9-R" reports, "This week the Bravo! Award goes to Tracy Smith. For the past seven years, Tracy has been the kitchen manager at Escalante Middle School.

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The 9R District reports:  Miller Middle School hosted the 2014 Diogenes Knowledge Bowl Meet on Saturday, November 9, 2014. Approximately 85 students, representing Bayfield Middle School, Escalante Middle School, Ignacio Elementary School, Ignacio Junior High School, Miller Middle School, Mountain Middle School, and Pagosa Springs Middle School participated in the daylong event.

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"Ms.Greenjean's" Greenhouse Garden Class has found a bounty of success as they collect the fruits of their labors from the Escalante gardens and greenhouse.  The greenhouse grows organic foods using solar energy and a drip system to conserve water.

Congrats to teacher Ms. Lavelle and her students on tending their crops to yield such healthy and delicious foods for personal use and to share with our school cafeteria cooks!

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  • 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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