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Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, January 15
8:15 - 9:15: Period 7
9:30 - 10:30: Period 2
10:45 - 11:45: Period 1

Wednesday, January 16
8:15 - 9:15: Period 6
9:30 - 10:30: Period 3

Thursday, January 17
8:15 - 9:15: Period 5
9:30 - 10:30: Period 4

Busses will leave 10 minutes after the last class lets out each day. There will be grab and go lunches available for students.
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Troupe 1096 did ridiculously well at ThesCon this year.

We brought 34 students, and 30 of them qualified to compete at Nationals! It's by far the most students this troupe has ever had qualify!
Over 5,000 kids were at the festival this year, and 2 of our students made 'best in show' for their designs:
Aiden Niccum for his set design for "She Kills Monsters"
Lily Sturm for her costume design for "Peter and the Starcatcher"
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Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students.

Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes
Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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DHS Awards $33,000 to Students who Passed AP Exams

Durango High School students lined up this week to receive checks for passing their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Through a Legacy Grant from the Colorado Education Initiative students received between $100 (passing 1 exam) up to $500 (passing 5 exams). In total the school distributed $33,000 in checks to students.
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DHS Students Get the Artist Experience

In one of the most idyllic settings in Southwest Colorado, students from Durango High School were able to get a true artist experience during their artist in residency just outside of Mancos. The Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center provided students access to create in a real studio and experience a day in the life of an artist.
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DHS Aerospace Team Places Second

After 42 hours of designing and preparation, the Durango High School Aerospace Design team and associate schools from Texas, Washington, Pakistan, India and the UK placed second at the International Space Settlement Design Competition at Kennedy Space Center. According to the judges, the margin between the first and second place team was “paper-thin”.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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DHS Band Headed to State

When the Durango High School Marching Band takes the field, they reach for the sky. This fall the band traveled to Grand Junction to compete in the CBA Colorado West Marching Invitational where they received 1st place in 3A. This is the first time the DHS band has placed 1st at this festival in over 20 years. They kept the momentum going as they took 2nd place at regionals on October 18th.
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