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Hour of Code: A Global Movement Comes to 9-R

The vision for Hour of Code is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.
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FORTitude Award Given to Carlos Salas

Durango High School senior Carlos Salas was awarded the FORTitude Award for the month of October. Carlos was nominated by the entire DHS Counseling Department for being a great role model, and for showing outstanding determination and grit.
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Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2021

Does the definition of a “well-rounded student” depend solely on academic success in the core subjects? Does it depend on students’ abilities to test well? Does it depend on their disposition and character? Many would argue that it is the combination of several aspects of education that lead to a successful graduate, whether that graduate plans to attend college or join the workforce upon graduation.
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Thank You to All Our Educational Support Personnel!

Wednesday, November 16th is National Education Support Professionals (ESPs) day! Please join us in celebrating this special holiday by saying thank you to all of our ESPs including all our administrative assistants, bus drivers, custodians, Kids’ Camp and classroom aides, maintenance workers, and cafeteria staff who do their part to make our schools great places for every student so that they can be safe, learn, grow, and achieve.
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Grant to Help Durango High School DECA

Durango High School DECA is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from For the Future Foundation, the 501 c-3 non-profit of Swan Global Investments in Durango, Colo. This grant will play a role in providing an assistant DECA advisor for the 16-17 school year, as well as support the hidden cost associated with substitute teachers while DECA travels. It will also allow DECA to install a display case to showcase student achievements such as awards and trophies earned in competition.
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Meet some beautiful brains!

This short video stars Miller seventh graders from teacher Erica Dey’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class. Erica and her students are exploring the power of integrating brain science and social-emotional learning to thrive academically, alongside an exciting grant opportunity.
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Talking to Kids About School Safety

School Safety is one of our biggest priorities. We encourage parents and guardians to take a little time with your school-aged children and complete this survey-based activity designed especially for parents to explore the things that make children feel safe or unsafe at school. Please use the link below to access the survey and activity.
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9-R Schools Celebrate Veterans

Our local schools will be honoring the service of our local veterans in a variety of ways this November. Here is a peek at a few of the opportunities to join our students and staff in saying thank you to our service men and women:
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