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Durango High School Named National Model of Excellence in SkillsUSA Program

The SkillsUSA chapter at Durango High School was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a “Model
of Excellence” recipient. This national program recognizes the exceptional integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education.
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Kids' Camp Rate Increase

Dear Durango School District 9-R Families,
To assist you in planning for your after school care for the 2018-2019 school year, the following rates will be in effect for Kid’s Camp:

Kids’ Camp rates are per day, per child.
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Don't Forget to Register for the 2018/19 School Year!

Durango 9-R is excited to announce that online registration is now open for all our returning students and for new students who will be in grades K-12 next year. Please complete your online registration or confirmation for the 2018/19 school year today so we can ensure the best planning of support for staff and students next school year.
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2018/19 Sponsorships Available Now!

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Highway 550 Closure Impacts Bus Service and After-School Activities

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all staff, parents and students. Currently, highway 550 north of Trimble is closed due to a wildfire north of Baker’s Bridge. Due to the highway closure, buses will not be able to provide busing services this afternoon, Friday, June 1, 2018, north of Baker’s Bridge. Again, bus services cannot run north of the Baker’s Bridge area due to the highway closure. After school activities at Animas Valley are also canceled today. The school will supervise bused students until parents are able to pick them up. We do encourage parents to contact the school with their pick up plans. Please watch for additional information through our reverse notification system and on durangoschools.org.
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Escalante Returns with Trophies

Escalante music students returned from the Music in the Parks festival with a trunk full of trophies. At least one grade level from Escalante’s band, choir, and orchestra received excellent ratings for their performances in Denver.
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