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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 to 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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The Animas Valley 5th grade team is currently working on a comprehensive culminating project called EXHIBITION. This project is a requirement for all 5th graders exiting an International Baccalaueate Primary Years Programme (IB) school and entering 6th grade. This year, the focus is Water Issues Around the World and falls under the transdisciplinary theme called Sharing the Planet. The students work individually and in groups to complete an in-depth inquiry into a specific topic.

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 We apologize for any inconvenience, but please be aware that AV3 and AV4 are running 30 minutes behind today due to a driver delay.  If you have any questions or concerns about this delay, please contact Transportation at (970)247-5335.

Durango School District 9-R wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your input by taking our 9-R Budget Survey. Want more information on the 9-R budget and how funds are used? Check out our Budget Guide

9-R Budget Survey:

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 We are always looking for input and feedback from our families and community members. The District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) has created a survey to assist us in soliciting feedback from our stakeholders. The survey is anonymous, short and will help us improve upon the things that matter most to our parents. Please take a few moments to complete the survey for us. Use the link below, which will take you directly to the survey online. The survey is completely anonymous. Please take the survey by April 22, 2016. 

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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.

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