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October is Colorado Safe Schools Month

In 2014, it was signed into proclamation that October is the official Colorado Safe Schools Month. This focus allows schools and communities across the state to educate and focus on school safety within their unique communities.
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Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.
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Picture Re-Take Day September 27th

Lifetouch Studios will be at Escalante Middle School for picture retakes and to capture pictures of students who were missing on picture day (August 29). All students and staff will have their picture taken for ID purposes, but ordering is optional. Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at mylifetouch.com. Use ID CG427715Y1 This option is good through September 28. RE-TAKES will take place September 27th.
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Escalante Teachers Receive Recognition

Long-time teachers and advocates of the National History Day competition, Escalante Teacher’s John Hise and Rob Javier have received distinguished recognition for their efforts from the organization.
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Air Quality Health Advisory From San Juan Basin Public Health

Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires are affecting local air quality. If smoke is thick or becomes noticeably thicker in your area you should remain indoors or if possible seek out locations where air is filtered. Unusually sensitive people throughout the region should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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Pass the Hat For Houston

Escalante students are donating money to send to residents of the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Students who donate money are allowed to wear their hats in the building on Thursday and Friday, September 7 & 8 in honor of those affected by the hurricane. Please encourage your student to donate to this worthy cause and be involved in helping those in need.
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Introducing the BRAVO! Junior Awards

A few years ago, 9-R introduced the BRAVO! Award program for staff, which was a fun and easy way to recognize all the great work our staff does daily for our students, families and schools. To build upon the success of that program, Durango School District 9-R is also celebrating our amazing students with the BRAVO! Junior Award program.
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Thank you to our Convocation Sponsors!!

We rolled out the red carpet on Friday to welcome back staff for the new school year with a 9-R Academy Awards theme. Thank you to everyone who helped to make 9-R Convocation a success including our sponsors!
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