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

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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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Showcase Your Business and Sponsor with 9-R

Durango 9-R's sponsorship program helps local businesses and organizations reach the 9-R community and puts money back in our classrooms. Not only does your sponsorship free up dollars that can go back to support technology in schools, good nutrition programs in the kitchens and innovative programming for students, but it is also an opportunity to showcase your business, and its services, as being a key supporter of public education in Durango.
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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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Fight the Summer Slide with Fun

When you hear the words “summer slide” you probably picture a sunny day at a water park, enjoying time with family and friends. There is another summer slide of which parents and students should be aware. The summer slide is a term that describes the propensity for students to lose some of the academic gains they made in the previous school year. In fact, research has shown that children’s access to summer learning can be an influential impact on their high school graduation and attendance in college.
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9-R School Board Meeting

Where: 9-R Administration Building Board Room 201 E. 12th Street Durango, CO 81301
Time: 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Aug 15
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Teacher on Special Assignment, Hallie Whitney, works with students to tap into their "power."
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