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Principal's Message

Notes from Information Night #2 on Writing

Dear Needham Families, Before break, we held our Information Night #2 on the topic of student writing. We shared 9-R's Graduation Standards and Performance Indicators for writing in the two grade spans of K-2 and 3-5. We also shared samples of student work, so that parents could see the growth from grade to grade. As a school, we have chosen to report to the district on argumentative and opinion writing this year; on January 24, we will submit our most recent scores to the district to show what percentage of our students are proficient or advanced in argumentative and opinion writing. At our next SAC meeting, we will review the mid-year data to determine progress toward student learning goals. At the Information Night, we also answered a couple of questions that had been posed by parents. For the q & a, please check out this following link.
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Principal's Message

Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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News & Announcements

2018/19 Sponsorships Available Now!

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Help Us Pack the Pantry

In an attempt to help out kids in Durango, Durango 9-R, EXIT Home and Realty and American General Media are teaming up to hold a summer food drive Sunday, June 3rd. From 10am-2pm come find us outside the Durango Albertsons and the Town Plaza City Market collecting food for the newly established Durango School District Food Pantry.
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Funlympics Update : Turn in this week's donations for your chance to win!! Students may bring in their donations to date by Thursday May 3, Thursday May 10, and Monday May 14 to get entered into the Funlympics weekly prize drawings. Each student that has turned in their collection envelope will have the opportunity to win some great prizes donated by community businesses. The drawings will be held at the next three Friday assemblies on May 4, May 11, and on the day of the event, May 18. Students may bring their collection envelopes back home to get additional donations and have an opportunity to enter the drawing each week. Every participant has a chance to win. Thank you for your suppport!!
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Community Budget Meeting

Durango 9-R invites you to join us for public meeting for community members to provide feedback on the proposed 2018-19 budget and weigh in on budgetary priorities. The meeting is on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6-7:30pm at Miller Middle School auditorium.
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