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Eagle Wrestling 2020

Eagle Wrestling is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students currently enrolled at Escalante Middle School. Practice begins Tuesday, January 21 after school 3:30 - 5:30 PM for the first two weeks, then will be communicated to athletes after that. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced skills welcome! Bring practice clothes and wrestling shoes. Wrestlers practice and compete at similar weight and we strive to build better athletes and character. If you are interested at any level, we want you to be a part of this team! Text Coach Lopez at 970-946-3362 for information.

All athletes must complete and submit a sports packet, including a sports physical, prior to competing. See the packet below.
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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents,

We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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Eagle Girls Basketball 2019-20 Season Information

Eagle Girls Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th-grade girls interested in playing basketball. The first practice is Tuesday, December 10 at 3:30 PM (See below). Refer to this announcement for changes and updates as they become available. The game schedule is attached below.

Athletes need to come with the completed physical form (see below), athletic clothing, and clean athletic shoes.

Eagle Girls Basketball starts Tuesday, December 10

Week 1 Schedule:
Tuesday, 12/10: 330 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/11: 330 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, 12/12: 330 - 6:00 PM
Friday, 12/13: 330 - 5:00 PM

Please contact Coach Duce with any questions or concerns. educe@durangoschools.org or call 247-9490 Ext. 2822

Coach Fitzpatrick at DHS has generously given us access to discounts for athletic wear in the high school team store. (See the link below).
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Parent Drop Off - VS - Bus Lane at EMS

Parents/guardians who drop students off or pick them up at Escalante Middle School are asked to NOT use the driveway to the parking lot, but instead, enter the PURPLE CURB PARENT CIRCLE. In an effort to keep children safe at all times, please do not use the parking lot or bus lanes for pick-up or drop-off purposes. We have seen many near misses when our bus drivers are attempting to navigate around additional vehicles obstructing the bus lanes as they continue through and exit our parking lot. It is extremely dangerous for students to cross the parking lot. More so, other cars dropping students off along the curb in the parking lot are obstructing bus lanes. For the safety of all and efficient transportation protocols, please use the purple parent circle to drop students off or pick them up at Escalante. Thank you for your help in this matter.
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9-R Facilities Master Plan Survey

Durango School District 9-R is proud to provide our students with a comprehensive educational system that promotes student success, academic achievement and personal growth in appropriate and safe learning environments. Our hard-working students, dedicated teachers and supportive staff have helped to keep our graduation rates and other student success measures above state and national averages.
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Gourmet Beef Boxes Fundraiser

The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised. And now you can have some for yourself or as a gift for a loved one during the holidays, all the while continuing to support the innovative offerings by our food services team.
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Eagle Boys Basketball 2019 Season Information

Eagles Basketball Update December 10th, 2019

Our End of Season Celebration will occur Thursday, December 12th, 3:30-5:00 pm @ Serious Texas BBQ. Please send 7-10$ for food and drink. (Parent/Guardians responsible for 5:00 pm pick up @ South Serious Texas; by the Mall)

Thanks for all your support this season!
Coach Bastin

Escalante Middle School is excited for the 2019 Boys Basketball Season to begin! The first practice is October 10th from 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Eagle Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th-grade male athletes currently enrolled at EMS. All students must complete and turn in the Athletic & Activity Form (see below), have a sports physical, and pay the $30 (or $25 if this is the athlete's second sport) activity fee prior to participating in any sports or activity at Escalante Middle School. Parent permission is included in the form.

For more information contact Athletic Director Eva Duce at 247-94910 Ext 2822
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Notice of Proposed Charter Renewal for the Juniper School

Notice is hereby given that a proposed charter renewal application for The Juniper School has been submitted to the membership of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and is on file in the superintendent’s office of Durango School District 9-R, where it is available for public inspection during regular business hours. There will be a public hearing regarding the application at the December 10, 2019 board meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th Street.
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Facilities Planning Community Meeting

Help shape the future of 9-R! Join us for our community meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6-7pm at Durango High School to share ideas and provide feedback to the district as it continues its process for facilities long-range planning.
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