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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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Join 9-R to Discuss 2021 Graduation Requirements

As you may have heard, the board needs to revise the graduation requirements for the class of 2021 - our current 8th-grade class. We’ve held a number of public events about this process but would like to invite you to a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00-7:30 in the auditorium of Durango High School.
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Title VI Welcomes Dr. Parsons-Yazzie

Through a Durango Education Foundation (DEF) core academic grant, the Durango 9-R Title VI program has been able to partner with the Durango Public Library to bring author Dr. Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie to Durango for a special cultural literacy enrichment program. Dr. Parsons-Yazzie will also be visiting some of our schools and reading her book to our students.
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