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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Needham families!

Good afternoon Needham families! I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine after a long few months of snow and clouds. Looking outside, it’s hard to believe that we are only two weeks from Spring Break. Here are a few things to note as we head into the last quarter of the school year.
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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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News & Announcements

Three Schools Receive Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award

Three schools in Durango School District 9-R were recently recognized with the 2022 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award: Florida Mesa Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, and Needham Elementary School. The award recognizes schools with outstanding student growth rates. This achievement reflects the dedication to student success present in our schools.

District announces Snow Day Make-Up plan

Due to the number of Snow Day school closures this winter, Durango School District 9-R has announced a plan to make up school days in the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.

Required and Recommended Vaccines for the 23-24 School Year

Dear parents/guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th grade schools for the 2023-24 school year:

We know you’re thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning.

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.


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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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