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Needham Fall Registration

Still need to register your student for school. Join us on August 14th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to register you student for school. You will need to provide proof of address with the name of the parent or guardian and current address of the residence (utility bill, lease, mail with postmark in last month). For students already registered class lists will be posted.
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Needham Office Closed

The Needham Office is closed for the summer. We will reopen July 31st. If you need immediate assistance please contact the Durango School District Administration at 970-247-5411. Have a safe and fun summer.
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents
throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with
families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget,
which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to
community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019.


The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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It's Time.... to Register for 2019-2020!

Spring is in the air and it's Registration time again! Just follow these simple steps to get your student ready for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please complete this process by May 15th, 2019, and remember Online Registration and Proof of Address are required for all Durango 9R students.
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District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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Friday, April 26th Message from the Principal

It’s hard to believe the month of April is almost over and that May is just around the corner! This time of year at Needham tends to be very busy, as we celebrate the learning and growth students have worked hard to accomplish. Please be on the lookout for permission slips and other events that are a change from your child's normal routine.
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Health Office News from Nurse Judy

With the arrival of spring and with summer right around the corner, student safety is important to all of us. Many of our students are riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards to school each day. We encourage all of our riders to wear a helmet during these activities.
Helmets provide the best protection against head and brain injuries. There are safety standards that helmets must meet. These standards assure parents that the helmets are safe. Look for a helmet with safety stickers inside such as Snell or CPSC.

Check that the helmet fits your child properly. It should feel level, fit solidly on your child’s head, and be comfortable.
Replace a helmet after any accident. Generally, they are only good for one crash.

Have fun and stay safe!
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Recycled Art!

Thank you to Mrs. Patrum, our art teacher, for organizing a great project with 5th grade. The Recycled Art showcase was a success!
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