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AVE Winter Celebration

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AVE staff wearing flannel 

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Green Team Spring 2019

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5th Grade Student Congress
Animas Valley in the Fall.
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Principal's Message

November 15, 2022

Dear Husky Families,
Students will get to participate in our annual Turkey Trot this Wednesday starting at 10:15! Please remind them to wear their running shoes for this fun event.
As a reminder, there will be no school Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will start again on Monday, November 28th as usual.
Perfect Attendance Shoutout!
Our goal at AVE is every student every day. We know that every day counts and impacts student success. We celebrated 38 students who had 0 tardies, 0 absences, and 0 early checkouts during the month of October! Way to go, Huskies!
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Principal's Message

November 7, 2022

Dear Husky Families,
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 8, 9, 10th. Please attend during your requested time. If you’ve forgotten your time, please call the school office at (970)247-0124.
Parent Learning Lab
Ms. J., our AVE counselor, will be hosting a Parent Learning Lab during Parent Teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 8 from 4:00-5:15 and Thursday, November 10th from 2:45-4:00. Refreshments will be served.
Veteran’s Day Assembly
Please join us Friday, November 11th as we honor our veterans! Animas Valley 4th and 5th grader students will be performing with AVE music teacher, Mrs. Rud. The assembly begins at 8:00 and will be followed by light breakfast snacks for our veterans.
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Principal's Message

October 31, 2022

Dear Husky Families,
A huge thank you to our ABC Booster Club for hosting our Fall Festival. This amazing organization worked so hard for this event to happen. Thank you to the many families that came out to enjoy and support this event.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 8, 9, 10th. Please be sure to sign up for a preferred time with your student’s teacher. Please check here for sign up codes and instructions.
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Principal's Message

October 10, 2022

Dear Husky Families,

Please don’t forget that Fall Break will be October 14-17th, and there will be no school for students on Monday, October 24th due to a teacher PD Day.
Attendance Shout Out! Our goal at AVE is every student every day. We know that every day counts and impacts student success. We celebrated 45 students who had 0 tardies, 0 absences, and 0 early checkouts during the month of August/September! Way to go, Huskies!
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Principal's Message

October 3, 2022

Dear Husky Families,
Our much loved AVE Fall Festival is back this year! The Animas Valley Booster Club will be hosting this exciting event at AVE on Friday, October 28th along with an early shopping day at the Animas Valley Library Book Fair! Some volunteers are still needed to support games, food, silent auction, setup/cleanup, and Book Fair. Sign up here.

Please don’t forget that Fall Break will be October 14-17th, and there will be no school for students on Monday, October 24th due to a teacher PD Day.
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News & Announcements

Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO) Visit Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO) team has had to cancel their visit to Durango planned for this week and next. The event will be rescheduled sometime in January. Stay tuned for those dates.

Halloween and Fall Festivals are Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon many schools throughout the district will be hosting activities, costume parades, and extracurricular events.

Fall festivals are often organized by the school’s PTO and many are fundraisers that support staff, students, and the schools.

2022 SOIL Art Contest: How can a garden help you grow?

Gardens have inspired artists for centuries. Now it’s time for students to inspire the community with their creativity. We’re inviting all Durango School District 9-R students to submit a piece of artwork for the first annual SOIL Art Contest.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams Forming Now

It's time to sign up for FIRST LEGO League global robotics program for kids. The Durango School District 9-R FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program is coordinated by the Powerhouse Science Center.

Sign Up Today For Your School’s Green Team

As a commitment to the district’s sustainability goals, we’re launching a new program to promote and implement the Durango School District’s sustainability plan. Staff and students are invited to join a Green Team in each school.

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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.

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