The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student.
School Board members Shere Byrd and Mick Souder invite the community to join them at the Escalante Durango Joe's for a cup of coffee and a chance to share their experiences with 9-R! The event takes place on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 1:45-2:45pm.
Welcome back to another great school year in Durango! Whether your child is attending one of our 9-R schools, one of our charter schools, or one of our private education institutions, I have no doubt that a great year is ahead for him or her.
Dear Families and Students,
Please note that we have moved up the pick up time by 10 minutes for all stops, all locations for the morning routes for both AV2 and AV3, effective tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2018.
Durango 9-R Shared School is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year. Shared School is a fabulous program for home schooled students in Kindergarten - 8th grade. Elementary programs are two days (Tuesday and Thursday) or one day (Wednesday) and the Middle School program is one day on Wednesday. We offer academic enrichment as well as socialization and field trips. Included specials are Spanish, PE, Drama and Art as well as Music in the elementary program and a Yearbook club for middle school. For more information see www.durangoschools.org/apps/pages/Shared_School
Durango School District 9-R is one of the biggest employers in the La Plata County region. Continuing to strive to support and attract quality staff to the school district, during the 2017-18 academic year the district formed a compensation committee to review the current salary schedules for educational support professionals (ESPs). That team worked to identify a fair and sustainable salary scale based to give employees a living and competitive wage for our region.
Our very first Bravo! Jr. Award of the 2018-2019 school year was presented to Kody Walton, a new student to Durango High School. He was nominated for showing respect and kindness in his willingness to go above and beyond to help others.
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. Check out who we recognized in August, our first month of the 18/19 school year.