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Riverview Elementary took project based learning to a whole new level this spring with their Plant a Rainbow project.

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Durango School District 9-R's Superintendent, Dan Snowberger, will host the final round table meeting of the school year on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6pm in the Board Room located in the District Office.  All round tables for this school year have been on the school budget, seeking direction and input from the community about how to grapple with the downturn in funding and the need to reduce deficit spending.  Snowberger plans to present the final budget before it goes to the Board of Education for approval, to provide clarity and seek feedback from the community.

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Dates: June 3 – June 27, 2014

Classes will be held on a Monday – Friday schedule with the exception of the first day of summer school, which is a Tuesday.

First Session: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Second Session: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Durango High School
2390 Main Avenue

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Miller Middle School will host its annual open house for 5th grade students and their parents on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 6:30-8:00 pm.
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The students, families, and staff at Needham Elementary celebrated their "Trees are the Answer" event with a bike parade through the school. Last Friday was their fourth annual tree planting celebration, and the school plans to add 17 more trees to the 25 they have already planted. We were excited to see so many kids and adults wearing their helmets and showing off their safe riding skills at Needham. What a great way to celebrate!

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,500
  • Teachers: 294
    • 12 Years Avg Experience
    • 61% with Master's Degree
  • Support Staff: 193
  • Schools:
    • 7 Elementary Schools
    • 2 Middle Schools
    • 2 High Schools
    • Area Served: 1,039 sq miles

Our Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

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