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Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families,
You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.

Books on Board

Do you have gently used books that need a new home?
Our Transportation Department is in need of gently used books for their Books on Board program.

DHS's Jordan Taylor Wins State Wake Surf Title

DHS sophomore Jordan Taylor is making waves on the Colorado Wake Association circuit. After just three years of wake surfing and only one season of competing in the sport, she became the Colorado State Wake Surfing Champion on September 2, 2017.

DHS Mountain Bike Team Leading the Pack

The Durango High School Mountain Bike Team is blazing down the single track as they ride into the end of the season. The team recently won the race team title and the Division 2 South Conference Championship in Nathrop, Colorado this past Saturday, October 7th. DHS finished the season with 10,384 points, almost 200 points ahead of the 2nd place team.

October is Colorado Safe Schools Month

In 2014, it was signed into proclamation that October is the official Colorado Safe Schools Month. This focus allows schools and communities across the state to educate and focus on school safety within their unique communities.

Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in at the Durango Public Library, second floor meeting room, to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Wednesday, November 1st from 12:00-1:30. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us! Free coffee and light snacks provided by the Common Grounds Coffee Cart.

Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.

AVID Students at Fort Lewis

A group of AVID students began participating in Lectures on the Hill- a partnership with FLC that has students attending a special college class that requires them to take notes and participate in discussions with college professors. They will also be served dinner at the FLC cafeteria. We are working with TRIO to try and build it to include more students in the near future.

Introducing the BRAVO! Junior Awards

A few years ago, 9-R introduced the BRAVO! Award program for staff, which was a fun and easy way to recognize all the great work our staff does daily for our students, families and schools. To build upon the success of that program, Durango School District 9-R is also celebrating our amazing students with the BRAVO! Junior Award program.

New Sporting Event Ticket Prices

We are excited for our opener, home Football game on Thursday, August 24, 2017 against Delta.  Please note that there are new ticket prices for the 2017/18 school year.
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