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Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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Become a Demon Elite 100

As the new Durango School District 9-R Activities/Athletic Director, I would personally like to say thank you for this opportunity to represent and work with such an amazing community! Coming from Denver, my family and I have been welcomed with such open arms. I am excited to be part of DHS and look forward to meeting students, parents and community members and working with you this fall!
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

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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DEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

Every year, the Durango Education Foundation administers donor-based scholarships to graduating seniors in Durango School District 9-R. This year, in conjunction with our generous donors, the DEF Scholarship Committee and Trustees awarded nine scholarship recipients. The awardees are:
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.


The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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Durango School District 9-R Announces New Athletic Director

After an extensive search and several great candidates, Durango School District 9-R has identified a new District Athletic Director (DAD) in Ryan Knorr. Knorr will take the place of current AD, Adam Bright, who after 3 (three) years with the district is moving on to serve as a assistant commissioner with CHSSA.
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April Demons of the Day

At DHS we celebrate students to show strong character and exemplify the Demon Way. Their stories are announced each day on the morning announcements. Please help us celebrate these great Demons and their nominating teachers!
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