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District Office building with spring blossoms.
Riverview students plant tomatoes in their new greenhouse.
EMS banner display at Durango Area Tourism office bringing awareness to local ecology issues.
Fiona Rodebaugh receives recognition at a recent scholarship presentation for the Durango Big Picture High School valedictorian.
Park Elementary students win a contest with DPD to name their new robot.
Students performing at Needham's 4th-grade talent show; an element of their IB unit on how your express yourself.
DHS Avid Graduates from 2018


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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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Update on Student IDs for 2018/19

Dear Families, Fall Photos are nearly complete in all schools! These photos not only capture the memories for a start of a fresh new school year, but they also provide the district the necessary assets for safety and security around student identification. Photos from fall photos are utilized by the school district within our student information system for security and for media and FERPA identification purposes. The photos are also used for Student IDs. Families have the option to change preferences for their student's photo use by contacting their school office. Please note that this information is not used for any other purposes and will not be shared with any outside parties.
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Getting to Know You

The kindergarten students in Suzanne Cash’s class may be some of the newest members of the Park Elementary community, but they’ve learned all about the people in their building in record time. Walk into the classroom and ask them about their interview project, and they’ll excitedly tell you about how Nurse Robin helps kids feel better, Mr. Curmano makes passwords and helps students use computers, and how Chef Lianne makes great food.
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Shared School Accepting Registrations for 2018-2019

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
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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
Oct 23
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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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