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EMS Invites Students Entering 6th Grade in 2022/23 to an Open House May 10, 2022

Dear Families of Incoming 6th Grade Students at Escalante, 5/02/2022

We would like to welcome you to join us for an Open House at Escalante Middle School Tuesday, May 10th so that you can learn more about Escalante Middle School and the transition from elementary to middle school. Here are the details:

Who: Families with students transitioning to EMS or wanting to learn more about our school
What: Principal Jeremy Voss will provide a welcome and share school information followed by a tour. Students will complete a scavenger hunt.
When: We will have two programs on May 10th, one in the English language and one in Spanish.
English Presentation a tours 6:00 pm
Spanish Presentation and tours at 5:00 pm
Where: Escalante Middle School

We hope to see you there!


Jeremy Voss
EMS, Principal

EMS 2021/22 Yearbooks

Get your 2021/22 Yearbook ordered before prices go up! The yearbook class has worked really hard to produce a fantastic yearbook capturing this historic year at EMS. Books can be pre-ordered now for a reduced price of $20.00 until April 26th. After that date, book prices will increase and only be sold until we are out of books. So get yours ordered today! See the link below.

Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council with Dr. Karen Cheser

The Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council will meet with Dr. Karen Cheser to exchange ideas and explore how we can improve the 9-R School District for you and your children. The meeting will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided. Please RSVP with your school’s Parent Liaison.

Eagle Track and Field Information

The Eagle Track and Field season kicks off on March 14th and runs through May 6th. To be eligible to participate, 7th and 8th-grade students need to complete the attached (see below) registration checklist and bring running shoes, a water bottle, and clothes for the various spring weather conditions. We recommend layers including a warm hat. Please contact Coach Hise at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Free Little Libraries Ready for Readers

Durango 9-R Student Support Services and School Liaisons worked with community partners to build, install, and fill five Little Libraries with the goal of increasing book access and reading opportunities for students in our community.

Afternoon Out! April 28th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Out! is a fun-filled afternoon sponsored by the Leadership class. There will be music, snacks, and games set up for all currently enrolled EMS students. Students are asked to donate snacks for the event and as always, parents are welcome to attend. Please call the office for more information or if you are able to donate snacks for the event. 970-247-9490

Students and Staff Needed to Cultivate New Green Teams

Earth Day was Friday, April 22, with plenty of activities in our schools. As a commitment to the district’s sustainability goals, we’re launching a new program to continue efforts beyond one special day per year. Staff and students are invited to join a Green Team in each school.

You’re invited: Celebration of Diversity & Multilingualism

Did you know that students and families in our district speak 27 different languages?
To celebrate National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, we’re hosting a special event for all district staff, students and their families.
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