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Kids' Camp Rate Increase

Dear Durango School District 9-R Families,
To assist you in planning for your after school care for the 2018-2019 school year, the following rates will be in effect for Kid’s Camp:

Kids’ Camp rates are per day, per child.
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Don't Forget to Register for the 2018/19 School Year!

Durango 9-R is excited to announce that online registration is now open for all our returning students and for new students who will be in grades K-12 next year. Please complete your online registration or confirmation for the 2018/19 school year today so we can ensure the best planning of support for staff and students next school year.
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Help Us Pack the Pantry

In an attempt to help out kids in Durango, Durango 9-R, EXIT Home and Realty and American General Media are teaming up to hold a summer food drive Sunday, June 3rd. From 10am-2pm come find us outside the Durango Albertsons and the Town Plaza City Market collecting food for the newly established Durango School District Food Pantry.
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2018/19 Sponsorships Available Now!

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Community Budget Meeting

Durango 9-R invites you to join us for public meeting for community members to provide feedback on the proposed 2018-19 budget and weigh in on budgetary priorities. The meeting is on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6-7:30pm at Miller Middle School auditorium.
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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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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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