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Riverview Fun Run

Student Fun Run
at Riverview 

math class at Escalante Middle School

Vertical math class
at Escalante Middle School

bilingual book club

Park Elementary School's
bilingual book club

MIller Middle School groundbreaking

Groundbreaking of 
new Miller Middle School

IMAPCT Center construction

construction at DHS

student harvesting indoor lettuce

Students grow hydroponic lettuce

for school cafeterias

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Gratitude and Warm Wishes for Thanksgiving

Dear Durango School District Families,
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of you. This time of year serves as a poignant reminder of the strength and unity within our Durango school community.
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Administrative Office will Move to Bodo Park

Nearly three years after the historic administrative building was listed for sale, Durango School District 9-R has found a new home for its district office. On Wednesday, the district completed the purchase of a space in the lower level of the Columbine Center in Bodo Industrial Park.
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News & Announcements

Take Colorado READ ACT Survey

We would like to hear from parents about your child's experience with the Colorado READ ACT and its observed impact.
As you may know, the Colorado READ (Reading to Ensure Academic Development) Act provides funding and a framework for improving literacy outcomes for kindergartners through third graders, particularly those with “Significant Reading Deficiencies” (SRDs) who are at risk to not read at grade level by third grade.

Miller Middle School Topping Out Ceremony

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, there was a "Topping Out" Ceremony at Miller Middle School. This is a milestone that marks the midpoint of construction of the new school building. Board of Education members, District leaders, and representatives from Cunningham architects and Bryan Construction were on hand to share the special moment.

Free STEM Fair For All Kids, ages 5-14, Sunday, Dec. 3

The Durango High School's Women in STEM Club is hosting a free STEM Fair at Escalante Middle School on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for all kids, ages 5-14. There will be fun engineering challenges, science experiments, technological investigations, and snacks.

EMS Wins Robot Game in Regional FIRST LEGO League Challenge

The focus was laser-like and the creativity was boundless at an event on Nov. 11. Students took a beloved household toy and turned it into an engineering challenge that demonstrated all six of our district's Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Mobile Vaccine Van Offers Required School Vaccines

We are excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be bringing a mobile vaccine van to two Durango 9-R school locations to help families catch up on the required school vaccines.

Special Education Training For Families

The Durango School District Special Education team has been collaborating with the PEAK Parent Center in order to provide an in-person training for our families. The event, on April 17, 2024, will explore the role of the parent in the IEP process and how parents can become a meaningful part of their child's educational journey.


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Our 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 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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