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Welcome Back!

I want to welcome you and your children back to school starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20.  I hope your family enjoyed your summer break.  We are excited at the school year ahead and know that our 750+ employees have worked hard to plan a successful year for our students.
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Two 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 two four-year seats up for election --- District B (currently filled by Stephanie Moran), and District D (currently filled by Marianna Valdez).
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Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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Fall Check-in

With just a few short weeks left of the summer break, we wanted to remind families of important dates for August. Most schools are hosting a Fall Check-in, which is a great time for families to complete their registration process, sign up for bus services, sign up for Free & Reduced, and for students who missed spring photos, to get school photos taken for student ID's.
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Become a Demon Elite 100

As the new Durango School District 9-R Activities/Athletic Director, I would personally like to say thank you for this opportunity to represent and work with such an amazing community! Coming from Denver, my family and I have been welcomed with such open arms. I am excited to be part of DHS and look forward to meeting students, parents and community members and working with you this fall!
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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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 27
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Mission

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. 

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Learn how Durango 9-R empowers so that every student is successful in college, career, and community.
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