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December Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from December:
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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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After-school Activities Continue as Scheduled Today

Thanks to our families who planned around the snow and made it safely to school and work. While the weather continues, road conditions do not warrant any closures for after-school activities today. We are planning all after-school activities as scheduled. Thank you and drive safely!
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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
dbastin@durangoschools.org

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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District Accountability Advisory Committee Annual Survey

On behalf of the District Accountability and Advisory Committee, we'd like to thank you for past participation in the parent survey in Durango 9-R.  We have modified this year's survey in an effort to streamline it and ensure that we increase our participation from the past couple of years. Your feedback on OUR school district is important as our DAAC, our School Board, and our Superintendent work together to ensure that our schools are as effective as they can be for our students.
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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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Student ID Reminders

All student bus riders must wear a lanyard and school ID around their neck and on the outside of their clothing to board the bus. Please support our bus drivers’ efforts in checking IDs and scanning students into the bus student information system.
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Lead Testing in Durango 9-R Middle Schools

Durango 9-R recently received a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to sample for lead in drinking water at Escalante and Miller Middle Schools. These schools receive water from The City of Durango, a public water system.
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