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Escalante Forestry and Fire Ecology Study

This year, Escalante’s GT Coordinator and Ag teacher, Lu Boren, combined 7th and 8th exploratory classes to tackle some close-to-home real issues that the community of Durango struggled with this summer and in summer’s past - forest ecology and the effects of fire suppression on current forest health.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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Welcome Back to School

​Happy New Year 9-R Families,
With the presence of a snow storm today, I wanted to remind you of our procedures for analyzing conditions and making decisions regarding school delay or closure.  We live in a pretty diverse area and communities experience a variety of conditions.
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Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students.

Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes
Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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Escalante Band Students March in Veteran's Day Parade

7th and 8th Grade Band Members, under the direction of Mrs. Black, were honored to participate in the City of Durango's Veteran's Day Parade Sunday, November 11. The students marched and played several patriotic songs as well as the Star Wars Theme Song. The band did a great job. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Mrs. Black!
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Japan 2020!

Hope to see you at the Nov. 13th information meeting! Join an Escalante Trip to Japan during the summer of 2020! Enjoy rich cultural experiences, educational opportunities and pure fun! Informational Meeting Nov. 13th at 5:30 in Mr. Hise's Room 818. Check out this Powerpoint presentation or Contact Mr. Schiavone or Mr. Hise if you want more information.
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Thanksgiving Lunch at Escalante Middle School Nov. 15th - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Escalante is happy to invite all families to come and eat with their EMS Student on Thursday, Nov. 15. Adults are $5.00, children (3 yrs. and up) including students cost $3.00. (Cash and checks only please). We will serve Thanksgiving Lunch at the following times:
6th Grade 11:20 - 11:50 AM
7th Grade 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
8th Grade 12:20 - 12:50 PM
*7th & 8th grade may run a little behind schedule depending on crowd sizes. Please check in at the office and obtain a visitor pass before heading to the cafeteria for lunch.
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Escalante Students Win Hustle Kindness Award

When a teammate is down, the students at Escalante know how to rally behind them and help them to the finish line.

Each year, the students start the school year off by running a timed mile for fitness pre-tests. This timed mile run is often a challenge for many students, especially for some of the 6th grade students.
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Eagle Boys Basketball 2018 Season Information

Eagles Basketball Update
November 12, 2018

Attention All Parents & Guardians: Thursday, November 15th Games versus Miller have changed Location. Times remain the same! Players will be transported to games, but Parents and or Guardians are responsible for pick up. In town games are considered Home Games and require pickup in town.

ALL C Teams: @ Miller Middle School, Color Game starts at 4:00 pm.

B & Teams: @ Durango High School, B Game starts at 4:00 pm.

Please also note that we travel to Cortez Middle School tomorrow and Games begins @ 4:30 pm, we should return between 7:30-8:00 pm, depending on length of games. Parents and Guardians should be contacted when we leave Cortez and 10 minutes before arrival to Escalante. Please make sure you have someone available to pick up when we arrive.

Thanks, Coaching Staff
Contact Coach Bastin for more information. GO EAGLES!
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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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