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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. 

Principal's Message

Student Safety

We have received questions from parents over the past few days about a possible suspicious person in a van in the Needham neighborhood. As soon as we heard this, we immediately contacted law enforcement and our school security specialist to look into the matter. We did learn that five weeks ago, some children in the neighborhood did report to their parents that they were concerned about a man in a van they had seen in the neighborhood before school started. To date, there have been no police reports filed regarding such an incident. We always take this kind of information seriously, and have requested extra patrol presence from Durango Police Department. We will be sending home information about student safety this Friday in classroom newsletters. If you have questions, information, or want to report any suspicious person or activity, please contact Durango Police Department by calling 970-385-2900 or visit their Facebook page.
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Principal's Message

FAST Assessments for 2nd-5th Grade Students

Dear Needham Families, As we continue to ensure that every student achieves adequate yearly growth, students in grades 2-5 will complete screening tests provided by FastBridge Learning.  The FAST assessments are given in the fall, winter, and spring to help teachers track growth, and plan for learning targets aligned to individual and group needs.
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Principal's Message

Welcome back, Wildcats!

We are so happy to open our doors to all of our students and families for a new year! Please stay in touch and let us know how we can make Needham even better. Save the date for Open House on Friday, September 14 from 4-6 pm.
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News & Announcements

Student Safety

We have received questions from parents over the past few days about a possible suspicious person in a van in the Needham neighborhood. As soon as we heard this, we immediately contacted law enforcement and our school security specialist to look into the matter. We did learn that five weeks ago, some children in the neighborhood did report to their parents that they were concerned about a man in a van they had seen in the neighborhood before school started. To date, there have been no police reports filed regarding such an incident. We always take this kind of information seriously, and have requested extra patrol presence from Durango Police Department. We will be sending home information about student safety this Friday in classroom newsletters. If you have questions, information, or want to report any suspicious person or activity, please contact Durango Police Department by calling 970-385-2900 or visit their Facebook page.
Read More

News & Announcements

FAST Assessments for 2nd-5th Grade Students

Dear Needham Families, As we continue to ensure that every student achieves adequate yearly growth, students in grades 2-5 will complete screening tests provided by FastBridge Learning.  The FAST assessments are given in the fall, winter, and spring to help teachers track growth, and plan for learning targets aligned to individual and group needs.
Read More

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Conferences

Where: Needham Elementary
Time: 3:10 PM – 5:15 PM
Oct 22

Conferences

Where: Needham Elementary
Time: 3:10 PM – 5:15 PM
Oct 24
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