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Competency-Based Education

Since 2012, we’ve been working on clearly defining what the targeted learning outcomes are for students across our district in all subjects. This effort is to guarantee that all students, regardless of what school they attend, can gain common skills and knowledge to be prepared for whatever pathway they choose when they finish high school. The work is complex, as changing a system takes time. Durango has a long history of outstanding service to children, and this shift ensures that we continue to employ innovative and relevant educational services for all students across our district.
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Dear 9-R Families

We wanted to inform our families about a community meeting that will be held tonight regarding the Lightner Creek Fire. The county emergency manager and members from the Type II Emergency Management Team will provide updates on the fire, evacuation and pre-evacuation notices and address community concerns around the fire. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm at Escalante Middle School, located at 141 Baker Lane, Durango, CO 81301.
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Showcase Your Business and Sponsor with 9-R

Durango 9-R's sponsorship program helps local businesses and organizations reach the 9-R community and puts money back in our classrooms. Not only does your sponsorship free up dollars that can go back to support technology in schools, good nutrition programs in the kitchens and innovative programming for students, but it is also an opportunity to showcase your business, and its services, as being a key supporter of public education in Durango.
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Letter from Superintendent

Dear Parents and members of the Durango 9-R Community,

This has been a very difficult week in La Plata County. As many of you know, we have dealt with many significant issues this week with regard to students attempting or completing suicide in our community.
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Student IDs

The district is implementing Student ID’s for all students within the district. Student ID’s will serve a multitude of purposes as the district rolls out the program, including bus access.
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Durango High School Announces Stadium Sponsorships

Durango High School is delighted to announce the support of the Bank of Colorado, Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center, and Coca-Cola of Durango-Farmington as the first local, corporate sponsors for the DHS Stadium, athletic and activities programs. Their sponsorship dollars will go towards the repayment of the costs of the new stadium construction and new turf, which features the latest technology in synthetic playing fields, creating a safer field on which athletes can train and compete.
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Three 9-R Schools Recognized by the Colorado Department of Education

Animas Valley Elementary, Riverview Elementary, and Sunnyside Elementary are all recognized by the Colorado Department of Education for various academic achievements with students. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at their annual awards ceremony in Denver, the schools will receive their official awards. This is the first year that more than one school from Durango School District 9-R will be recognized for their students’ academic growth and achievement, but is a continuation of a historical streak of similar accolades annually.
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