Home

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee
Students Fencing
Students at music stands

AVE Winter Celebration

Photo of staff wearing flannel.

AVE staff wearing flannel 

Group photo of Green Team

Green Team Spring 2019

Teacher giving a high five.
5th Grade Student Congress
Animas Valley in the Fall.
Image of hot air balloons taking off from the field at Animas Valley Elementary

Principal's Message

Principals Update 8-9-2021

Hello Animas Valley Families! We hope this email finds you and your loved ones happy and healthy. The start of school is just around the corner and our Animas Valley team is looking forward to reconnecting with students and families. Please see below for specific Animas Valley updates.
Read More

Principal's Message

Principals' Update 11-11-20

Dear Animas Valley Families, Thank you for your patience as we transition to remote learning. We expect that your student’s instructional experience will be remarkably different than what they experienced last school year. We recognize how important it is for our students' present experiences and future to offer our best instruction no matter the location of our students and staff.
Read More

Principal's Message

Principal Update 9-4-20

Hello Animas Valley Families, We hope your students and your family have had a wonderful first week of school. We are thrilled to have the students back in the school building and enjoy hearing their voices fill each classroom as they build their classroom community and explore learning.
Read More

News & Announcements

Building Access for Non-Employees

This information is intended to provide additional clarification on the access that individuals, who are not employees of Durango School District 9-R, may have to our buildings. These guidelines are subject to revision based upon changing health and environmental conditions.

Schools Closed Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27 is a Teacher Professional Development Day, and schools are closed. The school district is not offering enrichment programs. However, we are compiling a list of community partners who have programs, and will post those options soon.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams

We would like to launch new FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams in Durango 9-R at all grade levels. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to be engaged in fun, engaging, activities that grow their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In order to do this, we need parent volunteers who can help coach teams. No engineering or programming experience is needed ...

Board of Education Special Meeting - September 20, 2021

The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Monday September 20th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held to interview potential board members for District D and to potentially appoint a new board member to this seat.

2021 Board Elections and Vacancy

Below is the script from the Board of Education Special Meeting from September 7, 2021, regarding the topic of elections and a resolution of a board vacancy. You may also view that video portion of the meeting below:

August COVID-19 News and Updates - Important Health Screener Reminders

We are so grateful for all the due diligence, perseverance and flexibility of our staff, students and families. We have had a great start to the school year and are so excited to have all students back in all schools full time. Thank you for all your efforts and support as we settle into the school year.

Calendar

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Sep 28

Board of Education Work Session

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. There is no public participation during a work session.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 12

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 26
Show Calendar

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.

Featured Video

Join the AVE staff for our Annual Chicken Dance!
More Videos