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Last night, Superintendent Dan Snowberger presented the current budget plan to a community audience at Miller Middle School.  Highlights from the budget include a balanced budget, no new staff cuts and some big capital projects for the upcoming school year.  

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This week the Atlas SLC at Durango High School celebrated their 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event. The event took place on Tuesday, May 12th in the Durango High School cafeteria and helps increase awareness and raise funds in the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Students in the IB Creative Arts and ceramics classes created bowls for the event and sold them at the front door for only $5. They also provided a dinner of soup (prepared by the Atlas teachers) and bread for $5. 

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Eight of our El Diablo student newspaper writers and photographers have been honored with Journalism Excellence Awards from the Colorado High School Press Association. The following students from DHS were recognized:
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There are a ton of talented student artists at Durango High School, and the DHS Spring Art show in the DHS Commons is the best place to see their work on display.

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Dear 9-R Families:

It is with great sadness that I inform you that a student at Miller Middle School passed away yesterday. We are all deeply affected by this news and know you will join us in our concern and extend your sympathy for the family. 

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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

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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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