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Join us for Coffee with the Superintendent

Durango School District 9-R invites the Durango community to join us for the next Coffee with the Superintendent on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:15-9am at Durango Doughworks located at 2653 Main. Great conversation and coffee provided! Hope to see you there.
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Early Access for Kindergarten

Durango School District 9-R has the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children under age 5 for kindergarten and/or under age 6 for first grade. This Early Access is for those eligible students if their birthdays fall after October 1st. It is intended to support students who are evaluated to be exceptional in aptitude/cognitive reasoning, academics, school readiness and motivation. Early Access is not an acceleration pattern recommended for the majority of age 4 or age 5 gifted children who will benefit from preschool or kindergarten programming that responds to the strength area. The purpose is to identify and serve the few highly advanced gifted children who require comprehensive academic acceleration. The decision is based on a thorough set of research based procedures to determine if a child is eligible.
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After-school Activities Cancelled

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, staff and students. Due to inclement weather conditions, all after-school activities, with the exception of Kids' Camp and Juniper Club, will be cancelled today, Monday, February 12, 2018.
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Ski Barn and Tailwind Nutrition Name Winners in Marketing Projects

Locally-based businesses Ski Barn and Tailwind Nutrition named student teams from the 2017-18 1st semester Social Media, Advertising and Professional Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing courses winners for their respective final projects.

Kenny Malara and Bill Brown of Ski Barn named DHS students Anna Smagacz and Aja Ramsey 1st place winners in the advertising campaign for Social Media, Advertising and Professional Sales. Smagacz and Ramsey developed a detailed plan which included re-branding Ski Barn to incorporate their planned offering of mountain bike rentals in 2018, a comprehensive analysis of their digital media presence, traditional radio, print and television advertising and a cohesive theme that would appear in each component of the plan.
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9-R 2019/20 Calendar Survey - Parent Feedback

Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us on our 2019/20 Academic Calendar. While that is a little ways away, we are trying to plan out our calendars two years ahead so that staff and families can plan around those calendars accordingly.
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DHS Students Selected to All State Orchestra

Four area youth have been selected for the 2018 Colorado All State Philharmonic Orchestra, sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Rebecca Bowers, violin, and Ben DeBelina, double bass, from Durango High School are joined by Jack Ferguson and Reed Merchant, both double bass players from Bayfield High, in sharing this prestigious honor. Bowers, DeBelina, and Ferguson are also members of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra, while Ferguson contributes his skills to the BHS Concert and Jazz ensembles as well. Merchant is part of the concert band (baritone), choir, and orchestra programs.
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