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9-R Seeks Applicants for Long-Range Planning Committee

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is creating a community-based committee to solicit knowledge, expertise and feedback from the community regarding the long-range planning for facility use in the district. This ad-hoc committee will be responsible for reviewing existing district facilities and setting a vision for growth and development. As the community and the district continue to grow, it is important for the district to hear from community stakeholders so that the direction supports both district and community needs.
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Ski Barn and Tailwind Nutrition Name Winners in Marketing Projects

Locally-based businesses Ski Barn and Tailwind Nutrition named student teams from the 2017-18 1st semester Social Media, Advertising and Professional Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing courses winners for their respective final projects.

Kenny Malara and Bill Brown of Ski Barn named DHS students Anna Smagacz and Aja Ramsey 1st place winners in the advertising campaign for Social Media, Advertising and Professional Sales. Smagacz and Ramsey developed a detailed plan which included re-branding Ski Barn to incorporate their planned offering of mountain bike rentals in 2018, a comprehensive analysis of their digital media presence, traditional radio, print and television advertising and a cohesive theme that would appear in each component of the plan.
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Animals in the Classroom at 9-R - From Pets to Curriculum

Recently the 9-R community has been discussing the enforcement of the existing district policy, JLIF, or Service Animals in Schools. This policy has been in the district since 2015, and speaks to both the use of service and therapy animals in the classroom. This long-standing policy excludes animals as pets in the classroom, but our district has agreed to allow animals in the classroom as appropriate for aligned standards or curriculum delivery. While this has been an established policy, it has not been consistently enforced in the past at all schools.
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After-school Activities Cancelled

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, staff and students. Due to inclement weather conditions, all after-school activities, with the exception of Kids' Camp and Juniper Club, will be cancelled today, Monday, February 12, 2018.
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School Board Appreciation

In honor of School Board Appreciation month, we want to take a moment to thank our volunteers on the school board for their tireless efforts to support education and youth in our community!
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