Graduation rates: Different issues face neighboring schools

When examining graduation rates, Bayfield and Ignacio high schools face two almost polar opposite challenges. Bayfield High must work to maintain high graduation rates that frequently finish at...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield students in Gay Straight Alliance to attend diversity conference

BAYFIELD – Bayfield High School’s Gay Straight Alliance formed last year, and seven students – about half of the group’s members – are preparing to attend their first statewide meeting, the Cherry...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support for swimming program at SunUte center requested

Bayfield and Ignacio schools are on the forefront of swimming education because all students receive swim lessons during school. Staff from SunUte Community Center came to the meeting of the...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School graduates championship class

Sending off a state-champion class in style, Bayfield High School graduated 84 members of the class of 2018 on Sunday. In addition to Colorado championships in football, poms, basketball, boys...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield parents list concerns, including ‘mindfulness instruction’

Jake Rodstrom, father of a kindergarten student at Bayfield Primary School, said when his son acted up at home earlier this year, his mother told him to calm down. The boy sat down, crossed his...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango educator selected as Bayfield superintendent

Kevin Aten, a graduate and former teacher at Durango High School, is the sole finalist for the position of superintendent for the Bayfield School District. Aten is currently the director of...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interim superintendent resigns from Bayfield School District

Amy Lyons, the interim superintendent for the Bayfield School District, unexpectedly emailed her resignation to the board on Tuesday afternoon. At a school board meeting Tuesday night, members said...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher shortage hits rural school districts outside Durango

You can imagine the conversation is awkward. After July 1 of each year, Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger has an agreement to call neighboring superintendents whenever one...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Hunter Killough the right player at right time for Bayfield football

BAYFIELD Hunter Killough was in the right place to make one of the biggest plays in Bayfield High School football history Friday night, as his game-clinching interception on the 1-yard line sent...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield test results show growth in language arts

Bayfield School District’s standardized test scores show student improvement in language arts but a dip in mathematics. Overall, Bayfield students tested above-average on the SATs, about average on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New school year brings new classes, construction

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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