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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.

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!

Three School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have three four-year seats up for election --- District A (currently filled by Nancy Stubbs), District C (currently filled by Kim Martin), and District E (previously filled by Andy Burns).

Parent Permission for Students to View 2017 Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, our district will be in the path of a near total solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great American Eclipse” because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.

Check In for the 2017/18 School Year at Escalante Middle School

Students who registered last spring and who are currently enrolled at Escalante will receive team assignment info at “Check In” in the cafetorium. Drop by between 4:00 – 6:00 PM on the dates listed below.
Incoming 6th graders on August 15th 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Incoming 7th & 8th graders on August 17th 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Great Career Opportunities!

Durango School District 9-R has several great career opportunities that include full benefits, vacation and sick days, part-time options and, in many cases, summer off. For example, we are currently seeking part-time cooks to assist with our breakfast and lunch programs in the school.

Dear 9-R Families

We wanted to inform our families about a community meeting that will be held tonight regarding the Lightner Creek Fire. The county emergency manager and members from the Type II Emergency Management Team will provide updates on the fire, evacuation and pre-evacuation notices and address community concerns around the fire. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm at Escalante Middle School, located at 141 Baker Lane, Durango, CO 81301.

Durango 9-R Seeks Security II Specialist

Durango School District 9-R is currently seeking a Security II Specialist. Click "Read More" for additional details about this and other available job opportunities with the district.

Growing Great Brains Expo Educates the Community

Students from Duane Tucker's 6th grade language arts classes at Escalante and Erica Dey's AVID 7th graders from Miller presented their projects on the human brain to the community at Fort Lewis College Wednesday night. Their engaging presentations educated the public on topics ranging from how classroom furniture can impact learning to how the ability to change DNA can impact brain growth.
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