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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

DEF Seeks Nominations for 9-R Stars

The Durango Education Foundation invites you to nominate exceptional Durango School District 9-R employees for recognition at the annual DEF Employee Appreciation Celebration in May. DEF will acknowledge all nominees and honor as “Outstanding” three teachers (usually one each from elementary, middle and high school levels) and three staff members.
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News & Announcements

DAAC Wants Your Feedback!

Please take a moment to fill out the 2017-2018 Durango Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) parent survey. The DAAC conducts this survey annually and the results are used to inform Durango 9-R and individual school administrators of strengths and areas for improvement.
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SAC Meeting

Where: Needham Conference Room
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Apr 25

PTO Meeting

Where: Needham Library
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
May 9
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