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bilingual book club

Park Elementary School's
bilingual book club

IMAPCT Center construction

construction at DHS

MIller Middle School groundbreaking

Groundbreaking of 
new Miller Middle School

Riverview Fun Run

Student Fun Run
at Riverview 

math class at Escalante Middle School

Vertical math class
at Escalante Middle School

student harvesting indoor lettuce

Students grow hydroponic lettuce

for school cafeterias

News & Announcements

DEF Spring Resource Fair, April 5, 2023

The Durango Education Foundation (DEF) will host a Spring Resource Fair on April 5, for families to learn about, and sign up for, summer activities and Durango 9-R Fall Registration.

Spring Message from Dr. Karen Cheser

Dear Families,
I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing spring break! We are looking forward to the next couple months of school and all of the amazing learning your child will experience. As we wind out the year, we want to hear more from you and how we can improve.

Renewals Restart in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)?  If so, here’s what you need to know: Everyone with Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) health insurance will need to renew their coverage in the coming year.

Durango 9-R School Board Decides on Student Use of Narcan on Campus

During the March 28, 2023 Regular Meeting of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education (BOE), board members voted to allow the district to assume the legal risk of allowing students to carry and use Narcan at school. Narcan (naloxone) is a drug used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency.

Middle School & High School Band Extravaganza

Bands from Escalante Middle School, Miller Middle School, and DHS will perform a free concert on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00p.pm at the Fort Lewis College Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango.


Thought Leaders Meeting

Where: School District Administration Building 201 E 12th. Street, Durango
Time: 7:30 AM – 9 AM
Apr 18
Show Calendar


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 and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

9-R Board of Education Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Durango School District 9-R is located on lands and territories taken from the Núuchiu (Ute) people. This land is also the ancestral home of or served as a site of trade, gathering, or healing for Apache, Pueblo, Diné, and other nations. We recognize and honor these peoples and nations as traditional stewards of this land and water and respect their enduring relationship with it.

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