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Animas Valley in the Fall.
Welcome to Kindergarten.
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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 5:15pm.
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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

Animas Valley Team Makes it to Global Competition

Nearly 300 teams from around Colorado competed in the Destination Imagination (DI) state tournament last weekend, and one team of Durango 5th graders advanced to the Global Finals. 

Animas Valley Elementary 5th grade students Holden Bronson, Dane England, Jack England, Alyxx Ford, Myla Glaser, Zach Oliver and Peri Wright won second place out of 24 teams in the state tournament’s elementary school technical category last Saturday. Participants are scored based on “instant challenges” - timed tests of teamwork and “think on your feet” problem solving - and prepared presentations to address an assigned challenge. The Durango team (who called themselves DI-DI-OH) designed, built and presented a device, props and a thoughtful and witty storyline to successfully navigate a tournament-provided maze.
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News & Announcements

DEF Seeks Nominations for 9-R Stars

The Durango Education Foundation invites you to nominate exceptional Durango School District 9-R employees for recognition at the annual DEF Employee Appreciation Celebration in May. DEF will acknowledge all nominees and honor as “Outstanding” three teachers (usually one each from elementary, middle and high school levels) and three staff members.
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DAAC Wants Your Feedback!

Please take a moment to fill out the 2017-2018 Durango Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) parent survey. The DAAC conducts this survey annually and the results are used to inform Durango 9-R and individual school administrators of strengths and areas for improvement.
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