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A Round of Applause for Our August Bravo! Award Winners

Each week, Durango 9-R recognizes an employee that has gone above and beyond expectations to serve a child, a family, their school/department or their peers. This month we recognized Sunnyside Elementary cafeteria manager Anne Monie and elementary instructional specialist Bri Dilley.
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Mustangs Start the Year Off Right by Riding the Mesa

Florida Mesa Elementary's Trail Ride event teaches students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful at school in a fun and engaging way. Mustangs on the Trail Ride visit locations around the school where teachers and student ambassadors model positive behaviors.
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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!
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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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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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