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Principal's Message

STEM Fundraiser

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our STEM Fundraiser! We are very appreciative of all your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! WE RAISED A TOTAL OF $6882. The total combined profit through Charleston Wrap was $5422 and an addition $1460 was donated directly to Needham.
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Needham New Oct. 8th, 2021

Greetings Needham Community! It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, we will already be one quarter of the way through this school year. Thank you to all of you for your partnership, positive communication, and support. It has truly been a beautiful gift every day to see kids filling our classrooms, playgrounds, and hallways. We are learning and growing together every day! As the weather turns colder, please continue to monitor for symptoms of sickness and keep kids home when they are not feeling well. We know that this is difficult with so many reasons for a sniffle or cough coming around, but our hope is to keep as many kids in school for in-person learning as possible, and this easy step is our first and best mitigation strategy. Thanks for your help!
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9-R Announces Principal of Needham Elementary

Durango School District 9-R announces Riley Alderton as Principal of Needham Elementary School. Riley replaces Dr. Laurie Rossback who was selected as executive director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) last month. Durango 9-R is placing an intentional emphasis in our schools on standards alignment, research-based instruction, and reading and math intervention, led by the CIA department at the district office.
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News & Announcements

STEM Fundraiser

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our STEM Fundraiser! We are very appreciative of all your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! WE RAISED A TOTAL OF $6882. The total combined profit through Charleston Wrap was $5422 and an addition $1460 was donated directly to Needham.

Student Achievement Data

We continually monitor our student and system results to ensure that we are on track to realize this mission. At 9-R, we believe every student deserves to have a solid academic foundation that opens the window of opportunity for any career in which they are interested. They also deserve to have experiences that help them understand their talents, interests, and possible future career options.

This is How We Roll - Driving a 9-R School Bus is About the Kids

Steve Lee has been driving buses and trucks for a long time. What initially drew him to drive a school bus for the Durango School District 9-R was the hours and benefits. The shifts are typically two hours in the morning and three in the afternoon, which also happens to be enough to earn full benefits, and give him time to run his business during the day.

Needham New Oct. 8th, 2021

Greetings Needham Community! It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, we will already be one quarter of the way through this school year. Thank you to all of you for your partnership, positive communication, and support. It has truly been a beautiful gift every day to see kids filling our classrooms, playgrounds, and hallways. We are learning and growing together every day! As the weather turns colder, please continue to monitor for symptoms of sickness and keep kids home when they are not feeling well. We know that this is difficult with so many reasons for a sniffle or cough coming around, but our hope is to keep as many kids in school for in-person learning as possible, and this easy step is our first and best mitigation strategy. Thanks for your help!

September 2021 COVID News and Updates

During the month of September, our schools, students and staff have been steadfast in ensuring we maintain our mitigation measures, decreasing chances of outbreaks of COVID-19 in our schools, and increasing the chances of keeping schools open and safe.

Calendar

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 26
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Mission

Needham Elementary School is a community committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters mutual respect and academic excellence. We challenge students to make creative, meaningful, and reflective contributions, and to succeed with integrity. Our students are inspired to be life-long learners and to become at home in the world. 

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