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8th Graders - SAVE THE DATE!

Durango High School welcomes you to an 8th grade parent night for students and their families to learn more about our school on Monday, January 28th from 5-7pm at DHS. Parents and prospective students will have the opportunity to explore the variety of elective options and core classes offered at DHS. Families will learn more about concurrent enrollment opportunities, AP courses, work experience, internships, clubs, activities, athletics, and student support programs.
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DHS Awards $33,000 to Students who Passed AP Exams

Durango High School students lined up this week to receive checks for passing their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Through a Legacy Grant from the Colorado Education Initiative students received between $100 (passing 1 exam) up to $500 (passing 5 exams). In total the school distributed $33,000 in checks to students.
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Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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Welcome Back to School

​Happy New Year 9-R Families,
 
With the presence of a snow storm today, I wanted to remind you of our procedures for analyzing conditions and making decisions regarding school delay or closure.  We live in a pretty diverse area and communities experience a variety of conditions.
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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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