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Fighting summer boredom already? Science to the Rescue! is a fun science program offered by MakerLab for young scientist and inventors, age 8-11. The camp runs M-F from 9-3 at Durango High School. Explore science as a heroic tool to be used every day. Use science skills, resourcefulness, creativity and everyday household items to build contraptions, escape from sticky situations, set traps, put out fires, build and launch rockets and problem solve under pressure.

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The Durango School District 9-R public Budget Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m at Miller Middle School.

It is time to "Earn and Learn" to benefit technology goals for Animas Valley Elementary School! Students will earn medals by practicing their math skills and tracking their minutes.  Donations will be accepted until May 18th to support the students' efforts, with a goal of $7000. Contact the Animas Booster Club if you have more questions.
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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff at Animas Valley Elementary.

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The following is a non-emergency message for all parents, staff and students of Animas Valley Elementary. Phone service to the school is currently experiencing intermittent issues. The provider has been contacted and is working to resolve the problem. Because we do not know when service will be restored, we are asking that all families who need to contact the school urgently to please call Central Office at (970) 247-5411 for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will notify you again through the alert system once the phone service is restored. Thank you.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Husky
  • Colors: Teal, Black, and Silver
  • Students: 293
  • Teachers: 24
  • Support Staff: 12

Our 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 concept because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

  • Confidence is about trusting in yourself and your abilities with freedom from doubt.
  • Compassion is the awareness of someone’s suffering or discomfort and taking an action to make the situation better.
  • Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect but moves beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the complexity of each individual.
  • Concepts refer to knowledge and ideas.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Lisa Schuba
  • School Phone: (970) 247-0124
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1183