Florida Mesa Elementary

Some Durango 9-R school boundaries may change

Durango School District 9-R will consider redrawing school boundaries as it faces uneven growth and an increasing number of students whose parents work in town and want their children to attend...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R’s early childhood program sets example for Colorado

When Libby Culver’s phone rings, it’s just as likely to be another school district in Colorado calling for advice as it is someone in Durango School District 9-R’s early education program. That’s...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

9-R educators honored for excellence

Community members and parents showed 9-R staff and teachers the love this year by submitting 400 nominations for 184 candidates in the Durango Education Foundation’s 2016 Educators of the Year...

DATE: May 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fresh fruit, veggies on the menu at Durango schools

Students at nine Durango schools will get to select fresh fruits and vegetables for lunch from new salad bars at their schools. “We want to encourage our students to try new foods, to eat healthy...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Kids Campers to be bused to Florida Mesa

Sunnyside Elementary School lost water for a time Wednesday, so participants in Kids Camp will be transported to Florida Mesa Elementary School. School District 9-R does not know why water was...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s public schools good, but good enough?

The results from the first go-round of testing on Common Core standards have been issued, and Durango School District 9-R students consistently surpassed state averages on language arts. Math...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An artful way to keep your place

Forget the scrap paper or old envelope to mark where you stopped reading as you were falling asleep. Courtesy of the Durango Friends of the Library, bookmarks designed by area students will be...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students share secrets of science with fifth-graders

For elementary school students, it’s always exciting when visitors come to class. But when you mix college students with robots and some molasses and honey, learning reaches a whole new level of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Celebrate Grace Erikson’s centennial

If there was ever any question about how much teachers impact their students, this is the answer. Members of the Florida Mesa Elementary School fifth-grade class of 1960 are throwing a 100th...

DATE: March 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New faces abound for 9-R schools

Durango School District 9-R has appointed three assistant principals for the 2014-15 school year – a district veteran and two newcomers. When 9-R officially begins Aug. 25, Dylan Connell, who was...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local principal earns statewide props

Florida Mesa Elementary School Principal Lauri Kloepfer won a proclamation from Gov. John Hickenlooper this week for her work as a turnaround educator. Kloepfer, in one year, raised the performance...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping kids healthy

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News