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DHS Students Build Connections in Woodworking

Some DHS woodworking students recent took on a large group project! The idea behind the project was to pool resources to support an outside entity. In this case, students chose to build a small table and chair for use in the DHS infant and toddler center.
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Notice of Proposed Charter Renewal for the Juniper School

Notice is hereby given that a proposed charter renewal application for The Juniper School has been submitted to the membership of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and is on file in the superintendent’s office of Durango School District 9-R, where it is available for public inspection during regular business hours. There will be a public hearing regarding the application at the December 10, 2019 board meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th Street.
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December Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from December:
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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents,

We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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November Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from November:
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9-R Facilities Master Plan Survey

Durango School District 9-R is proud to provide our students with a comprehensive educational system that promotes student success, academic achievement and personal growth in appropriate and safe learning environments. Our hard-working students, dedicated teachers and supportive staff have helped to keep our graduation rates and other student success measures above state and national averages.
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Gourmet Beef Boxes Fundraiser

The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised. And now you can have some for yourself or as a gift for a loved one during the holidays, all the while continuing to support the innovative offerings by our food services team.
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Healthy Holidays

Holidays can be a time full of friends, fun, food and good times but they can bring sadness and unhealthy habits.

The key to making it through late October to January is remembering to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself means different things to different people. Some of us need to be gentle on ourselves due to mental health issues; others may need to control overindulgences that change our overall health and wellbeing.
Three tips for taking care of our mental and physical health during the holidays:
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