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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

October Perfect Attendance Shout Out!

We know that every day counts! Showing up to school has a huge impact on student success. Our goal is every student... every day! Animas Valley Elementary saw an increase in students with perfect attendance during the month of October. We celebrated 46 students that had 0 tardies, 0 absences, and 0 early check outs in the month of October. Sixteen of those students celebrated two months of perfect attendance! Way to go Huskies!
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Principal's Message

AVE Attendance Shout Out!

Every day counts! Showing up to school has a huge impact on student success. Our goal is every student... every day! We celebrated 41 students who had 0 tardies, 0 absences, and 0 early check outs in the month of September. Way to go Huskies!
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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.
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News & Announcements

Durango 9-R Job Fair

The Durango School District 9-R will conduct a Job Fair on Wednesday, December 15, from 10:00AM-2:00PM to recruit for for Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitutes, Counselors, Social Workers, Bus Drivers, Food/Nutrition Services, Custodians, Substitutes, and Administrative Assistants.

October 4A Bond Updates

On August 18, 2021 a Contractor meet and greet was hosted by Emily Meisner with La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Mary Shepherd with Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, who with 9-R, have created the 9-R Bond to Business.

9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting - November 30, 2021

The next 9-R Board of Education Regular meeting is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 starting at 5pm. It is available for viewing on Zoom, and translation services are available for public participation. Please be sure to review the guidelines and deadlines for public participation if you wish to participate.

Enter to Win TWO Pairs of Skis!

DEF is hosting a Ski Raffle for a pair of adult skis and a pair of children skis donated by 2nd Ave Sports. Raffle tickets are just $20 to enter to win both pairs of skis. Drawing will take place on December 16th at 12PM.

Native American Literacy Night & Thanksgiving Potluck

Join the DHS Native American Club for an evening of Native American Literacy and a Thanksgiving potluck. Janine Gibbons is a Native American artist and book illustrator and will present her life story. A number of other books by Native American authors will be given out to 9-R students.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for 5-11 Year Olds

Last week, the CDC recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Now, everyone in the Durango community ages 5 and older is eligible to be vaccinated and can help protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19. The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for young children is an important step to helping reduce our risk for infection and transmission in our schools and our community.

October 2021 COVID-19 Monthly Summary

Every month the school district strives to compile updates and information for families and the community regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in schools. We are grateful for the continued support of our mitigation efforts, which have allowed schools to remain open. Thank you to all our students, staff and families for their perseverance and diligence.

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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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