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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents and students on bus route AV3. The bus will be delayed in dropping off  students this afternoon, Friday, April 17th, due to an activity delay at Fort Lewis College. Please expect a 25-30 minute delay.

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The District Accountability Advisory Committee survey can be completed online using the following links. Please complete one survey for EACH child you have in EACH school. Every year, with input from this survey, each school creates a plan to improve student achievement. The surveys will be available online through Friday, April 17, 2015 

Please note that your responses are completely confidential. 

Click here to access the High School survey

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Tomorrow Animas Valley kicks-off this month's scheduled preschool and kindergarten registration dates for all Elementary Schools.  Mark your calendar, fill out the forms and gather required materials before your school's registration date.  Dates are as follows:

Animas Valley: Tuesday, April 7

Riverview: Wednesday, April 8

Sunnyside: Friday, April 10

Fort Lewis Mesa: Tuesday, April 14

Park: Thursday, April 16

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Escalante Middle School has four students who auditioned and were accepted into the Middle School Honors Performance Series that will be held in New York City at Carnegie Hall in June 2015.  Those students are:  Luke Nicholson, violin, Alpin Hanson-Holladay, choir, Holden Becher, tenor sax, and Braedon Driscoll, euphonium. The students will get to perform under the direction of renowned conductors, Greg Gilpin, Jeffrey Grogan, Charles Peltz.

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We would like to congratulate the following DHS students as they ALL did a great job representing DHS and facing tough competition at the State SkillsUSA Championships in Colorado Springs last week:

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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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