Miller Middle School

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Nonprofits, school district partner to mentor rising freshmen

Seven eighth-grade boys gathered in a circle in a Miller Middle School classroom on a recent afternoon. Classes were over for the day, but one by one, each named an adjective – “angry,”...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two District 9-R schools to welcome new principals in 2017-2018

Students returning to two Durango School District 9-R schools in August will find new principals at the helm, but they’ll be familiar faces. Vicki Trousdale, who has been assistant principal at...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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9-R students head to state National Geographic Bee

Two Durango School District 9-R students qualified to compete at the state level in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee this month. Jonah Gottlieb, a fifth-grade student at Park Elementary...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Miller Middle School mountain lion and cub caught, relocated

Wildlife officials have captured a mountain lion suspected of killing deer at Miller Middle School in Durango. The mountain lion was caught Saturday and her cub was captured Friday night, said Joe...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mother of T.C. Rockwell donates chocolate in his memory

The holidays are a dark time for a mother who recently lost her son, but Kylie Joles knew chocolate would bring some light to a group of students at the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County. The...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Skulls, bones teach middle-schoolers about evolution

Learning happened on several levels when Miller Middle School ’s seventh-graders went to college for a day this week. The trigger for the visit to Fort Lewis College was a project in the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Miller Middle School responds to student’s death

Miller Middle School notified families Tuesday that one of its students had died, and offered various support services through the week. The student, who died by suicide late Monday or early...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Angels, Eagles middle school football players will shed wings to become Durango Demons

Before Durango hosts its homecoming football game against Bayfield on Friday, Durango fans got an early look at the future of the Demons. Escalante and Miller middle schools met Thursday night in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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Durango School District 9-R ramps up school security

In an uncertain world, school safety is becoming a priority. When Durango School District 9-R students returned to school Tuesday, some of them found locks and buzzers on school doors – with more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New 9-R Activities Code is a go

School just let out for the summer, but before Durango School District 9-R students head back to activities and classes in August, it will pay to do some homework by reading the new Activities...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Activities code still to be updated

After more than six months of research and writing, the Healthy Choices Committee officially submitted its recommendations for the revised Activities and Athletic Code to the Durango School...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango schools integrating restorative justice into discipline

Talking back to the teacher in class? Detention. Arriving late to class every day? Suspension. Discipline in schools has followed that pattern for generations, but a new philosophy of restorative...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News