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Animas Valley in the Fall.
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Mission

Our vision is to guide learners as we develop  the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves. Learners will demonstrate confidence, compassion and value diversity. Everyone will leave our school with the ability to apply, transfer and reflect on concepts because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

Principal's Message

Husky Kinder 101

Animas Valley Elementary welcomes families of our incoming kindergarten students to join us for "Learning to be a Husky Kinder 101." This special kindergarten orientation night takes place on May 7th at 5:30pm.
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Principal's Message

Dear Animas Valley Community,

The vibrant fall colors in the valley never cease to amaze me!  November is upon us and your children have been engaged in learning how to increase their perseverance when challenged with a task.  This year Animas Valley is continuing to meet students where they are and giving them the tools to reach farther, solve problems, and attain their personalized best.  At Animas Valley we believe that challenge and productive struggle are good for kids, helping them to be lifelong problem-solvers and creative thinkers.
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Principal's Message

Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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Principal's Message

Student IDs

The district is implementing Student ID’s for all students within the district. Student ID’s will serve a multitude of purposes as the district rolls out the program, including bus access.
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News & Announcements

9-R Community Cares Day

We are working hard all summer to prepare our schools and grounds for students, staff and parents and we need your help! We are hoping to beautify the grounds at the schools prior to the start of the year by laying down new cedar as well as raking and tilling existing cedar.
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News & Announcements

School Fall Check-In

The count down is on, and we are just one month away from the start of the 2018/19 school year! Important school check in dates are approaching fast. If you have not yet registered or confirmed registration for the new school year through your Online Registration (for new students) or your IC Campus Login (for existing students), now is the time! For more information about registering, please click HERE and read more for details for your school.
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News & Announcements

Kids' Camp Rate Increase

Dear Durango School District 9-R Families, To assist you in planning for your after school care for the 2018-2019 school year, the following rates will be in effect for Kid’s Camp: Kids’ Camp rates are per day, per child.
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