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Kids’ Camp enrollment capacity at both Needham and Riverview will change for May and June.  We will be limited to 30 students per day at each of these schools.  Chayse (Needham) will be leaving for Nicaragua to volunteer with Engineers Without Borders and Heather (Riverview) will be leaving for Denver to begin nursing school.  We wish them both well on their adventures! 

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Fifth grader, Tea Forrest was selected to represent Riverview Elementary at the Colorado State Geo Bee competition.  The competition, for 4th -8th graders from across the sate,  has

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San Juan Basin Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are currently investigating a suspect case of Hantavirus in a La Plata County resident. Laboratory samples are being sent to the CDPHE lab for testing.

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Durango School District 9-R invites the public to the one-year anniversary celebration for Common Grounds Cafe on Friday, April 10th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We'll be giving away free coffee from Desert Sun Roasters and delicious cake from Bread.

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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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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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