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Today's Bravo! Award goes to the fantastic team at Needham's Kids' Camp- Maury Hackett, Chayse Romero, and Lisa Williams! They all go above and beyond to communicate with parents and staff and make Kids’ Camp an enriching and fun experience! While most of us think of the school day as ending at 3:00, our dedicated and caring Kids’ Camp staff know that this is just not the case—they extend the learning and fun for students well into the evening!

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The Miller Parent Action Committee (MPAC) will host a garden day celebration including a ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony led by Student Council to showcase the school’s newest teaching tool.  The events will take place at Miller Middle School (2608 Junction Street) on Friday, May 8th at 3:45 p.m. in the veggie garden located on the north side of the sports court.

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Today's Bravo! Award goes to resource teacher Jill Darland. Jill goes above and beyond to ensure her students success. She gives time for tutoring and has volunteered for Girls on the Run at Fort Lewis Mesa. She even traveled to Telluride to help some students cross the finish line for the big 5k!

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Durango 9-R is lucky to have an incredible team of teachers and school staff serving our students. This week we want to celebrate all of our teachers and staff for all the hard work and dedication they bring to this district. Each day this week, we'll be giving out a Bravo! Award every day. At the end of the week we'll have a drawing to give a prize to one of our lucky nominees. 




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Durango High School athletes have a lot to celebrate this spring. We hant to give congratulations to the Girls Soccer, Girls Track, Boys Track and Girls Golf teams on their nominations for the CHSAA/Les Schwab Academic Team Championship Award. In order to qualify as a nominee, the team cumulative GPA must be 3.50 or above. The cumulative team GPAs for the above teams were:
Girls Soccer - 3.78
Girls Track - 3.59
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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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