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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 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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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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Reminder - Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security
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