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Title VI Native American Education celebrates graduates in the Class of 2017.
Student canoeing with the Adaptive Sports Association.
Fencing at Keys to High School Success.
Students at Needham Elementary jump rope during field day.
View of Durango from Fort Lewis College.
Student and teacher talk at the Great Brains Expo.

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Competency-Based Education

Since 2012, we’ve been working on clearly defining what the targeted learning outcomes are for students across our district in all subjects. This effort is to guarantee that all students, regardless of what school they attend, can gain common skills and knowledge to be prepared for whatever pathway they choose when they finish high school. The work is complex, as changing a system takes time. Durango has a long history of outstanding service to children, and this shift ensures that we continue to employ innovative and relevant educational services for all students across our district.
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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.
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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).
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DHS Aerospace Wins World Finals

Les Brown, a leading American motivational speaker claims that one should “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” The Durango Aerospace Design Team; however, shot farther than the moon in their trip to the World Finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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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.
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Teacher on Special Assignment, Hallie Whitney, works with students to tap into their "power."
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