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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.


The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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EMS Eagle 2018-19 Yearbook

The chance to pre-order the 2018/19 student-designed yearbooks is over and the already purchased books will be delivered to students May 31. We will have a few books to sell May 31 for $25.00. These books will be available in the office and on a first come first sold basis.
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Eagle Track 2019 Information

Escalante Eagle Track is kicking off with practice starting March 12. Track is open to all 7th and 8th-grade students. Athletes must have a current physical on file at the school. Please see the attached Athletic Packet for the correct forms and the 2019 schedule of events. Contact Coach Duce if you have questions. GO EAGLES!
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Picture Day May 2

The District will no longer schedule student photos in the fall. Instead, student photos will be taken on May 2 this spring and will be used as ID photos for this fall enrollment. All students will be photographed for ID purposes. If you would like to purchase photos, See attachment to access an order form, or pick one up in the office. Also, Order Forms will be sent home with students 4/24/19, or you can order online at www.mymjthomas.com and use Event Password C588 to pre-order online. Questions? Call the office at 970-247-9490.
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Escalante Fun Run April 26

The Escalante Parent Organization is hosting the Escalante 5K and Family Fun running event on April 26th. The one-mile fun run event will begin at 4:00 and the 5K will take place at 4:30 PM. Pre-race day registration is $10, and if you register before April 12th, you will receive a pre-ordered T-Shirt on race-day. Registration is $15.00 the day of the race. (Registration form attached below) Escalante Middle School students run free, but we are encouraging our student runners to raise any donations in the form of pledges. All proceeds will go directly to student field experience. We hope that our families come out for a Friday afternoon of fun on April 26th. We will have music, food vendors, and a terrific course. Please save that date!
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Open House for Incoming 6th Grade

Escalante Middle School is excited to host Open House for all 5th Graders interested in attending EMS next year on Tuesday, April 16th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Student Ambassadors and staff will be on hand to answer questions and challenge participants to a scavenger hunt! This event is open to all interested 5th-grade students and their families from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Welcome to Escalante!
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Durango School District 9-R Receives $1.1M Grant to Support School Safety

The School Security Disbursement program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security made $29M in funds available to school districts across the state and Durango was awarded $1.1M in the grant to support its ongoing school safety measures.
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Volunteer & Share Your Financial Expertise

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is accepting letters of interest through Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and conducting interviews on Friday, March 15, 2019 to fill one two-year term vacancy on the Finance Advisory Committee.
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Durango 9-R Band Extravaganza

Please join us for a night of music presented by the DHS, Escalante and Miller bands! Entry is free and will be at the FLC Concert Hall on April 4, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm.
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Eagle Wrestling 2019 Kicks Off

We are excited to kick off our 2019 Eagle Wrestling Season Tuesday, January 22. To practice on the first day, athletes will need proof of a valid physical, athletic clothing, clean athletic shoes, and a water bottle. Please see the attached schedule, Information Sheet, and Complete Athletic Packet for physical information. Contact Athletic Director Eva Duce with further questions.
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