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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

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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News & Announcements

Early Access for Kindergarten

Durango School District 9-R has the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children under age 5 for kindergarten and/or under age 6 for first grade. This Early Access is for those eligible students if their birthdays fall after October 1st. It is intended to support students who are evaluated to be exceptional in aptitude/cognitive reasoning, academics, school readiness and motivation. Early Access is not an acceleration pattern recommended for the majority of age 4 or age 5 gifted children who will benefit from preschool or kindergarten programming that responds to the strength area. The purpose is to identify and serve the few highly advanced gifted children who require comprehensive academic acceleration. The decision is based on a thorough set of research based procedures to determine if a child is eligible.
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News & Announcements

After-school Activities Cancelled

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, staff and students. Due to inclement weather conditions, all after-school activities, with the exception of Kids' Camp and Juniper Club, will be cancelled today, Monday, February 12, 2018.
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Calendar

SAC Meeting

Where: Needham Conference Room
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Feb 28

PTO Meeting

Where: Needham Library
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Mar 14

SAC Meeting

Where: Needham Conference Room
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Mar 21
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