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Panther Pride Award recipients for the week of Sept. 17th - Congratulations!!

Congratulations to this week's Panther Pride Award recipients!! These students were chosen by their teachers for practicing the habits of a mindful learner of teamwork, wonder, empathy, responsibility and perseverance! Thank you for making Park Elementary a better place to learn and grow! Way to go Fred C., Ariuss N., Brannan F., Roman R., Noah P. and Summer E.

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 ...

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:

Manna’s Take-Home Backpack Program Through a collaboration with Manna Soup Kitchen

Park Elementary is able to provide weekend food bags for students to take home on Friday afternoons. These bags typically consist of two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners for each child. If your family would like to receive a Friday Food Bag please contact our school social worker, Ellie Rathje by phone at 970-946-9137, or by email at erathje@durangoschools.org. You may also contact your child’s teacher or the front office, (970)247-3718.

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.

Board of Education Vacancy - Director District D

Volunteer your time by serving on the School Board!

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is now accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment until a qualified successor is elected at the regular biennial school election in November 2023.

Awesome Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in joining our team? We have full and part time positions available for certified nursing assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, and cooks. We have day and evening positions and offer a Monday – Friday workweek!

We Are Looking to Expand Our Team of Substitute Teachers

We offer full time positions with benefits as well as flexible positions. Note, individuals do not have to have a college degree in order to serve in this role – candidates can hold a 1-year Colorado Substitute License with documentation of completion of one year of post-secondary education.
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