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Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Needham families

Good Afternoon Needham families. We had a great week here at Needham! I am continually grateful for the opportunity to lead such a wonderful school and to see students learning and growing. One of my highlights this week was hearing 2nd grade students discussing the lengths different animals can jump during their measurement exploration in math. The joy, curiosity, and passion young learners bring to the learning environment is truly a gift to all of us who have dedicated our lives to this work. Thank you for partnering with us to educate the next generation.
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Principal's Message

Happy December Needham Families

Happy December Needham Families! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving break. We were privileged to celebrate multiple students today during our Portrait of a Graduate assembly. Please follow Needham on Facebook or Instagram to see pictures of assemblies and events!
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News & Announcements

Durango School District Announces Hiring Bonus

Durango School District 9-R announces a hiring bonus for newly hired staff who begin an Educational Support Professional, Student Service Provider, Licensed Staff, Administrator, or Managerial Technical position with us in the time frame of January 1, 2023 to March 17, 2023.

Halloween and Fall Festivals are Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon many schools throughout the district will be hosting activities, costume parades, and extracurricular events.

Fall festivals are often organized by the school’s PTO and many are fundraisers that support staff, students, and the schools.

2022 SOIL Art Contest: How can a garden help you grow?

Gardens have inspired artists for centuries. Now it’s time for students to inspire the community with their creativity. We’re inviting all Durango School District 9-R students to submit a piece of artwork for the first annual SOIL Art Contest.

Tiffany Miera Receives Milken Educator Award

Tiffany Miera, 5th Grade Math Teacher at Needham Elementary School, was awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award on Tuesday at an assembly at Needham Elementary School. The award was a surprise and Tiffany didn’t know until her name was announced.


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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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