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DHS Safety Survey

We know that second only to family, school is the most important stabilizing force in the lives of young people. School connection is the belief by students that adults in the school care about their learning and about them as individuals.

DHS Girls Go CyberStart Team Wins $1000

“It’s like pretending to be a secret agent,” said DHS senior Nicole Wiley when asked how she would describe the Girls Go CyberStart challenge to a stranger.

This was Nicole’s first time participating in the Girls Go CyberStart competition. She was joined by teammates Katie Williams, Kaitlyn Ashburn, and Jessica Fiala for the challenge, which explores cyber security through a fun game-like structure that incorporates cryptography, web attacks, forensics, programming, and linux.

DEF Seeks Nominations for 9-R Stars

The Durango Education Foundation invites you to nominate exceptional Durango School District 9-R employees for recognition at the annual DEF Employee Appreciation Celebration in May. DEF will acknowledge all nominees and honor as “Outstanding” three teachers (usually one each from elementary, middle and high school levels) and three staff members.

DHS Concert Band Competes at State for First Time

After an amazing performance at the Colorado Regional Concert Band Festival, where the DHS Concert Band received a “Superior I” rating, the band qualified for the state competition. This was the first time that the DHS concert band qualified for state.

DHS SkillsUSA Receives Top Award

We just received word that our local DHS SkillsUSA Chapter has achieved Gold Level status for the Chapter Excellence Program - Models of Excellence. This is the highest level a SkillsUSA chapter can achieve.

The Big Event Helps Durango Community

DHS Student Council would like to invite you and your team/club to our annual Big Event-DHS Gives Back. On Saturday 4/28, starting at 9 am, groups of DHS students will go out into the community or stay at DHS to do a day of community service. We have been soliciting work requests from the community, working with DHS custodial staff and planning on making Durango and DHS just a little bit cleaner and more attractive!

Support DHS Theatre and Attend our Annual Gala!

Each year Durango High School sends a handful of our top qualifiers to the International Thespian Festival to compete during the summer. During the week-long theatre extravaganza, students compete and are recognized on an international level. It's an opportunity for these students to see the best theatre in the country, participate in workshops lead by industry professionals, make connections with other passionate theatre practitioners, interview for colleges, audition for scholarships, and spend a week together that will change their lives.
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