New school year brings focus on security and safety

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New school year brings focus on security and safety

Students’ emotional, social needs a top priority
Steve Kerchee, a security specialist with Durango High School, checks to see if the new ID/access card for Jon Wieland, a security specialist at Big Picture High School, works on a door at DHS during a security tour Thursday.
Tom Boyce, second from left, a retired police officer who is now a security contractor with Durango School District 9-R, talks with a group of Durango School District 9-R security personnel and La Plata County Sheriff’s Office school resource officers on Thursday. The group toured Durango High School and every 9-R school building to conduct site surveys and discuss potential areas of concern.
Utanya Sonnie updates the records on file for her son, incoming sixth-grader Dylan Kanuho, 11, at the student and family check-in session Tuesday at Escalante Middle School.
Sam Yeargin, 11, in incoming sixth-grader at Escalante Middle School, checks a list to see who will be in his classes during a student and family check-in session Tuesday at the school. Sam is the son of Kim, right, and Chris Yeargin. Kerri Nichols, left, was checking the list for her child, who could not be at the event.
Dale Garland, Sasha Creeden and Carolyn Blehm prepare for the new school year Tuesday during teacher training at Durango High School.
Isabella Rodriquez, 16, clockwise from bottom, Jaelin Mohar Rodriquez, 12, incoming sixth-grader Dylan Mohar Rodriquez, 11, and mom Bea Mohar check Dylan’s crew list with fellow parent Sean Hein during at the student and family check-in session Tuesday at Escalante Middle School. Isabella, Jaelin and Dylan are the children of Mohar and Alex Rodriquez.
Lisa and Lily Bandy, 10, fill out forms for Lily’s upcoming sixth-grade year, while Bandy’s son, Adrian Delancy, 5, plays on a phone during the student and family check-in session held Tuesday at Escalante Middle School.

New school year brings focus on security and safety

Steve Kerchee, a security specialist with Durango High School, checks to see if the new ID/access card for Jon Wieland, a security specialist at Big Picture High School, works on a door at DHS during a security tour Thursday.
Tom Boyce, second from left, a retired police officer who is now a security contractor with Durango School District 9-R, talks with a group of Durango School District 9-R security personnel and La Plata County Sheriff’s Office school resource officers on Thursday. The group toured Durango High School and every 9-R school building to conduct site surveys and discuss potential areas of concern.
Utanya Sonnie updates the records on file for her son, incoming sixth-grader Dylan Kanuho, 11, at the student and family check-in session Tuesday at Escalante Middle School.
Sam Yeargin, 11, in incoming sixth-grader at Escalante Middle School, checks a list to see who will be in his classes during a student and family check-in session Tuesday at the school. Sam is the son of Kim, right, and Chris Yeargin. Kerri Nichols, left, was checking the list for her child, who could not be at the event.
Dale Garland, Sasha Creeden and Carolyn Blehm prepare for the new school year Tuesday during teacher training at Durango High School.
Isabella Rodriquez, 16, clockwise from bottom, Jaelin Mohar Rodriquez, 12, incoming sixth-grader Dylan Mohar Rodriquez, 11, and mom Bea Mohar check Dylan’s crew list with fellow parent Sean Hein during at the student and family check-in session Tuesday at Escalante Middle School. Isabella, Jaelin and Dylan are the children of Mohar and Alex Rodriquez.
Lisa and Lily Bandy, 10, fill out forms for Lily’s upcoming sixth-grade year, while Bandy’s son, Adrian Delancy, 5, plays on a phone during the student and family check-in session held Tuesday at Escalante Middle School.

New school year brings focus on security and safety

Katie Riley and her daughter, incoming sixth-grader Aidan Riley, 11, take a tour of Escalante Middle School during the student and family check-in session Tuesday.

New school year brings focus on security and safety

From left, Ruby, 11, Chris and Eli Hamilton, 7, wait in line to hand in Ruby’s immunization records at the student and family check-in session Tuesday at Escalante Middle School in Durango. Ruby and Eli are the children of Chris and Molly Hamilton.

New school year brings focus on security and safety

Olivia Becher, 11, an incoming sixth-grader at Escalante Middle School smiles after checking the crew list to see who will be in her classes at the student and family check-in session held Tuesday. Olivia is the daughter of Verity and Justin Beecher of Durango.
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