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EMS 9/9/2022 Community News

Dear EMS Community,

Next week we will have our first School Accountability Meeting (SAC) and Escalante Parent Organization (EPO) meeting of the 22-23 school year. We will meet at 9:00am on September 15th for SAC, with EPO agenda items following our SAC agenda.

At the meeting, we will review and take feedback about parent survey information from the 22-23 school year, CMAS state assessment data, and our school’s strategic work plan. All families and community members are welcome to attend, and many thanks to Veronica Piccoli for chairing out parent committees this year.
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Check-in for the 2022/23 School Year!

All students preparing to attend Escalante Middle School in the fall for the 2022/23 school year are invited to attend Fall Check-In. Please be sure that your online registration is completed prior to August 1st to ensure you receive all notifications for your check-in nights for the new school year. Online registration can be found in your Infinite Campus parent portal account. Families will receive an email announcing what team their students are on by August 12th. Check-in nights are as follows.

August 16th
Ocelots 5:00 PM
Falcons 6:00 PM

August 17th
White Tigers 5:00 PM
Timberwolves 6:00 PM

August 18th
Taz 5:00 PM
Panthers 6:00 PM

Please call the office if you have any questions 970-247-9490. The office will be closed from June 10 to August 1 for summer break.
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Principal's Message

4/22/2022 Community News

Dear Escalante Middle School Community,

In the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, we are working very hard to bring back the traditions, experiences, and structures that we canceled over the last two years. Our largest event of the year, the Celebration of Learning (COL), will take place on June 1st from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at EMS. Every student will be showcasing an aspect of high quality work as we turn our hallways and classrooms into an interactive museum cataloging the highlights of the year across all classes. Please save this date to come and celebrate student learning. Parent and community participation is vital because it provides our students with an authentic audience to practice their presentation and public speaking skills. Students will be learning their specific role in the event sometime over the next several days.
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Principal's Message

4/08/2022 Community News

Dear Escalante Community,

Over the next two weeks we will be conducting our CMAS Testing. While we always encourage a good night’s sleep and attendance, it is certainly emphasized during our testing window. Thank you for your support with this, and below you will find our schedule:
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Principal's Message

3/04/2022 Community News from EMS

Dear EMS Community,

Over the past few weeks I’ve found that I’ve spent a fair amount of time working with kids to clean up their foul language at school. As children enter and go through the teenage years, there is often a certain thrill out of doing something that is forbidden. The Association of Psychological Science noted, “Most children start swearing around age two and that it becomes more adult-like by ages 11 or 12. By the time children enter school at age 5, they have a working vocabulary of 30 to 40 offensive words.”
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News & Announcements

Durango School District Announces Hiring Bonus

Durango School District 9-R announces a hiring bonus for newly hired staff who begin an Educational Support Professional, Student Service Provider, Licensed Staff, Administrator, or Managerial Technical position with us in the time frame of January 1, 2023 to March 17, 2023.

Eagle Wrestling 2023

Our Eagle Wrestling season kicks off Wednesday, January 25th after school and will run through the league championship held at Escalante on Saturday, March 11th. To be eligible to participate, students need to complete the registration checklist linked below. For more information click the information page below.

Eagle Girls Basketball 2022/23 Season News

The Eagle Girls Basketball season kicks off Monday, December 12th. We have two more optional open gyms leading up to the season. From 6:45 - 7:45 AM on both Tuesday 12/6 and Thursday 12/8 open gym will focus on skills, drills, and games.

To be eligible to participate, students need to complete the registration checklist below and show up with clean, indoor basketball shoes, shorts, a t-shirt, and a water bottle.

Teams will be determined during the second week of practice right after Christmas Break. There are no cuts. We create teams according to skill level and where athletes will get the most playing time. Being on a team is a commitment and attendance at practice is expected. All teams will have both afternoon and morning practices throughout the season. Once games start, practices will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and sometimes Fridays with games on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For basketball-related questions, please contact our head coach, Eva Duce. [email protected]

Eagle Boys Basketball 2022

12/7/22 - See below for the League Tournament


Our Eagle boys basketball season kicks off Tuesday, October 11th. To be eligible to participate, students need to complete the registration checklist (see below) and show up with clean, indoor basketball shoes, shorts, a t-shirt, and a water bottle. Teams will be determined within a week or two of practice. There are no cuts. We create teams according to skill level and where athletes will get the most playing time. Please see below for the first week's practice times, how to register, and the schedule. Contact Coach Bastin for more information. [email protected]

10/13/22 UPDATE: Next Week's Practice Schedule
October 18-20
Practice Time: 3:30-5:40
5:45 Pick Up Time

Halloween and Fall Festivals are Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon many schools throughout the district will be hosting activities, costume parades, and extracurricular events.

Fall festivals are often organized by the school’s PTO and many are fundraisers that support staff, students, and the schools.

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