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Awards Assembly

Our First Quarter Awards Assembly will be on Thursday, November 9 as follows: grades K-1-2: 8:15-9:15, 3-4-5: 9:30-10:30. If your child is receiving an award, his/her teacher will notify you. See you there!
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Books on Board

Do you have gently used books that need a new home?
Our Transportation Department is in need of gently used books for their Books on Board program.
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October is Colorado Safe Schools Month

In 2014, it was signed into proclamation that October is the official Colorado Safe Schools Month. This focus allows schools and communities across the state to educate and focus on school safety within their unique communities.
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Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in at the Durango Public Library, second floor meeting room, to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Wednesday, November 1st from 12:00-1:30. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us! Free coffee and light snacks provided by the Common Grounds Coffee Cart.
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Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.
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Title I

Dear Parents,
Needham Elementary has made a request to receive Title I funding this year due to identified high needs in the school. If approved, this waiver would allow Needham to receive Title I funding, despite not meeting the requirements for it last year. Each year's Title I funding is determined, in part, by the previous year's enrollment numbers. Title I funds would be used this year to support additional Intervention support in Language Arts and Mathematics. If you would like more information regarding this waiver request, you can contact David Tanaka at or call the Culture and Equity office at 247-5411 x1421.
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