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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

School Family News from Mrs. Layman

Husky Breaths- Our husky breaths are a part of our culture here at Animas Valley! These breaths are used to help disengage stress and support us in making healthy decisions. As a school we have reviewed the Balloon Breath, S.T.A.R breath, and just introduced the Drain breath at our Monday Morning Meeting. All of our Husky Breath visuals can be found on our web site under For Families --- Husky Breaths or under Our School --- Staff --- Alison Layman. These breaths are a great resource that can also be used at home!
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Mrs. Brammer's News- 1st Quarter

We continue to have much to be grateful for here at Animas Valley. The amazing staff that is committed to our students and the vivacious children that enter the doors each day are at the top of my list. The students at AVE are our future.
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News & Announcements

Gourmet Beef Boxes Fundraiser

The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised. And now you can have some for yourself or as a gift for a loved one during the holidays, all the while continuing to support the innovative offerings by our food services team.
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Notice of Proposed Charter Renewal for the Juniper School

Notice is hereby given that a proposed charter renewal application for The Juniper School has been submitted to the membership of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and is on file in the superintendent’s office of Durango School District 9-R, where it is available for public inspection during regular business hours. There will be a public hearing regarding the application at the December 10, 2019 board meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th Street.
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American Education Week!

We are getting excited to celebrate all our staff next week during American Education Week.  Next week is also Education Support Professionals Day, celebrating all our amazing support staff including custodians, cooks, bus drivers, secretaries and paraprofessionals!  You can show your appreciation as well by donating to support staff appreciation parties and dinners right from the durangoschools.org website.
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Student ID Reminders

All student bus riders must wear a lanyard and school ID around their neck and on the outside of their clothing to board the bus. Please support our bus drivers’ efforts in checking IDs and scanning students into the bus student information system.
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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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Check out our 4th graders dancing and singing.
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