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

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Focus on Communications

Another school year is upon us, and families are preparing to send their children back to school. Our traditional public schools, our charter schools, and our private schools are excited to see our children back in classrooms next week. While our teachers, support staff, and administrators are ready, I hope parents recognize the important role they play in the educational process.
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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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Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in to Durango Joes Coffee to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us!
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Community Notice

Needham Elementary has made a request to receive Title I funding this year due to identified high needs in the school. If approved, this waiver would allow Needham to receive Title I funding, despite not meeting the requirements for it last year.
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Where's the Beef?

Durango School District 9-R is well-known for its innovative, healthy and delicious school meal program. First, the district introduced the Farm-to-School program, working with local farmers and ranchers to put the best, local fresh produce and meats on the tables for students. Nutrition Services then received a grant to bring new salad bars to our all the schools, bringing fresh local fruits and vegetables to an unlimited salad bar option in all schools. Then, the district launched its distribution center, a first of its kind in the region, making Farm-to-School options more easily available to surrounding, rural school districts. Last year, in partnership with the Durango High School DECA/Marketing class, the Nutrition Services Department launched an innovative, hybrid model for grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches at its Demon Deli.
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9-R School Board Work Session

Where: 9-R Administration Building Conference Room 201 E. 12th Street Durango, CO 81301
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Oct 3
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Teacher on Special Assignment, Hallie Whitney, works with students to tap into their "power."
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