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District Accountability Advisory Committee Annual Survey

On behalf of the District Accountability and Advisory Committee, we'd like to thank you for past participation in the parent survey in Durango 9-R.  We have modified this year's survey in an effort to streamline it and ensure that we increase our participation from the past couple of years. Your feedback on OUR school district is important as our DAAC, our School Board, and our Superintendent work together to ensure that our schools are as effective as they can be for our students.
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After-school Activities Continue as Scheduled Today

Thanks to our families who planned around the snow and made it safely to school and work. While the weather continues, road conditions do not warrant any closures for after-school activities today. We are planning all after-school activities as scheduled. Thank you and drive safely!
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Gourmet Beef Boxes Fundraiser

The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised. And now you can have some for yourself or as a gift for a loved one during the holidays, all the while continuing to support the innovative offerings by our food services team.
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Notice of Proposed Charter Renewal for the Juniper School

Notice is hereby given that a proposed charter renewal application for The Juniper School has been submitted to the membership of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and is on file in the superintendent’s office of Durango School District 9-R, where it is available for public inspection during regular business hours. There will be a public hearing regarding the application at the December 10, 2019 board meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th Street.
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Square 1 Art has arrived!!

Your student will be receiving Square 1 Art items that have been ordered between Thursday December 5th and Friday December 6th. Please contact me if you would prefer to pick up the items yourself. My email is kpatrum@durangoschools.org Thank you to everyone who participated in this awesome art fundraiser! I will announce the money earned to go to the art department as soon as I know. Thank you!!
Karen Patrum
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American Education Week!

We are getting excited to celebrate all our staff next week during American Education Week.  Next week is also Education Support Professionals Day, celebrating all our amazing support staff including custodians, cooks, bus drivers, secretaries and paraprofessionals!  You can show your appreciation as well by donating to support staff appreciation parties and dinners right from the durangoschools.org website.
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Facilities Planning Community Meeting

Help shape the future of 9-R! Join us for our community meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6-7pm at Durango High School to share ideas and provide feedback to the district as it continues its process for facilities long-range planning.
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Student ID Reminders

All student bus riders must wear a lanyard and school ID around their neck and on the outside of their clothing to board the bus. Please support our bus drivers’ efforts in checking IDs and scanning students into the bus student information system.
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Needham Thanksgiving Lunch

Join us at Needham Thursday November 21, 2019 for Thanksgiving Lunch. Our amazing cooks will be serving Roast Turkey with Gravy, Local Mashed Potatoes (Mountain Roots Produce), Local Roasted Vegetables (Fields-to-Plate & Mountain Roots Produce), Fresh Dinner Roll, Juice, Pumpkin Spice Cookies
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September Bravo! Winners

Each month, colleagues nominate colleagues who deserve an extra round of applause for their amazing work in and around the district. The following are the winners from September:
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