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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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Mr. Garcia's 7th Grade Woodshop classes, with the help of his 6th Grade Spanish classes, have impressively made a series of full sized, professional picnic tables for our school.  Mr. Garcia says that the tables are so wonderfully crafted that there is a chance, in the future, that some may be sold to the public.

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The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has created new guides to help parents understand the Colorado Academic Standards. These guides can be helpful to review prior to having your parent-teacher conferences this fall.

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Beginning this Wednesday 10/22, and every Wednesday afternoon to follow, students have an excellent, free opportunity for some homework assistance and or tutoring on lessons.The group will meet weekly in the Escalante Media Center/Library from 3:30-5:00.  

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Our Escalante Parent Organization President Elizabeth Helvey writes, "The Escalante school nurses will hold a vision & hearing screening of all 7th grade students on Tuesday, October 28th from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. They need parent volunteers to help and training is provided. If you can spare an hour or two, please contact:

Colleen Lundberg LPN or Christy Deem
Escalante Health Office

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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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