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How are Academics Going at 9-R?

State assessments are one of the many tools utilized by teachers and district staff to gain an understanding on how each student is progressing toward competency. Before we can understand how students are achieving, it is important to define what competency is. There are set expectations for what students should know and understand before progressing through the pk-12 system and achieving the ultimate goal of a diploma. The Colorado Department of Education sets these competencies through its various subject standards for each grade level, and districts and teachers set the pace with students on when those milestones will be achieved.
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September Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from September:
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Durango 9-R Food Services - Building New Partnerships to Deepen Community Connections

Durango School District 9-R Food Services stays true to their core value of creating a healthy food environment to support student achievement through local food partnerships. In addition to a robust farm to school program that supports local beef and agriculture, the school district works with local small businesses to provide products to students that help support healthy habits for students eating at school. Although there are multiple partners, this article will highlight just three businesses that are contributing to the community through our 2019-2020 food programming in schools.
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Community School Safety Forums

Durango School District 9-R is hosting two Community School Safety Forums during the month of October, which is also School Safety Month. This is a great time to review safety measures to date, learn more about our trainings and vision for school safety, learn about next steps and share your feedback.
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Meet the Candidates

For this upcoming election, Durango School District 9-R has two open seats. Continue reading to learn more about the candidates and the election process.
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Leadership 9-R

Ever wonder about what’s in school lunch today? How about how we manage to transport students 500k miles each year on our buses? Maybe you have wondered just what in the world we do with the money!?
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Leadership 9-R Session Thursday, September 18, 2019

On Thursday, September 19, we start our series of sessions called Leadership 9-R. This is an opportunity to learn more about the overall operation of the district, what is the strategic plan, how do we spend resources in support of students, and how do the various departments operate in support of our students. More importantly, it is an opportunity to provide input and feedback to ensure we are the best that we can be. This first session is being offered twice.
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Join the Special Education Advisory Committee on September 24th

The Durango 9-R Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet on Tuesday, September 24th from 4-5pmin the 3rd floor conference room in the 9-R Administration Building. This meeting will provide a SEAC overview, cover our mission and by-laws, set goals for the year and share information on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Process.
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