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DHS Safety Survey

We know that second only to family, school is the most important stabilizing force in the lives of young people. School connection is the belief by students that adults in the school care about their learning and about them as individuals.
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Durango HS Student Leadership program receives national recognition

For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve Durango HS and the Durango community, the Durango HS student leadership program has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils. This is the 9th consecutive year that the DHS program has been recognized as a Gold Council of Excellence.
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DHS SkillsUSA Receives Top Award

We just received word that our local DHS SkillsUSA Chapter has achieved Gold Level status for the Chapter Excellence Program - Models of Excellence. This is the highest level a SkillsUSA chapter can achieve.
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Animas Valley Team Makes it to Global Competition

Nearly 300 teams from around Colorado competed in the Destination Imagination (DI) state tournament last weekend, and one team of Durango 5th graders advanced to the Global Finals. 

Animas Valley Elementary 5th grade students Holden Bronson, Dane England, Jack England, Alyxx Ford, Myla Glaser, Zach Oliver and Peri Wright won second place out of 24 teams in the state tournament’s elementary school technical category last Saturday. Participants are scored based on “instant challenges” - timed tests of teamwork and “think on your feet” problem solving - and prepared presentations to address an assigned challenge. The Durango team (who called themselves DI-DI-OH) designed, built and presented a device, props and a thoughtful and witty storyline to successfully navigate a tournament-provided maze.
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