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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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Wildcat PTO School Supply Drive

The Wildcat PTO will be hosting a School Supply Drive during Meet the Teachers, Monday Aug. 23rd. from 8:30-10:00 am. At the front of Needham. All donations will go directly to Needham Students. Suggested Donations: -Crayons -Markers -Pencils -Glue Sticks -Composition Books -Sticky Notes
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Needham New August 1st, 2021

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones doing well! It’s really hard to believe it’s already August and school starts in just over 3 weeks. The Needham team is looking forward to reconnecting with students and families, and the start of another great year of learning! Please read below for Needham specific updates.
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News & Announcements

Building Access for Non-Employees

This information is intended to provide additional clarification on the access that individuals, who are not employees of Durango School District 9-R, may have to our buildings. These guidelines are subject to revision based upon changing health and environmental conditions.

Schools Closed Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27 is a Teacher Professional Development Day, and schools are closed. The school district is not offering enrichment programs. However, we are compiling a list of community partners who have programs, and will post those options soon.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams

We would like to launch new FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams in Durango 9-R at all grade levels. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to be engaged in fun, engaging, activities that grow their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In order to do this, we need parent volunteers who can help coach teams. No engineering or programming experience is needed ...

Board of Education Special Meeting - September 20, 2021

The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Monday September 20th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held to interview potential board members for District D and to potentially appoint a new board member to this seat.

2021 Board Elections and Vacancy

Below is the script from the Board of Education Special Meeting from September 7, 2021, regarding the topic of elections and a resolution of a board vacancy. You may also view that video portion of the meeting below:

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
Sep 28

Board of Education Work Session

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. There is no public participation during a work session.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 12

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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