Miller Middle School

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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

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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

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Eighth-graders learn Keys to Success in high school

The move to high school can be daunting – more students, more freedom, more choices and more responsibilities. So the Women’s Resource Center, Durango School District 9-R, the Mankind Project and...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kids easier to train when it comes to bears

When people are careless with garbage, grills and bird feeders, the bears who are attracted pay the price. After years of trying to train adults to change their behavior, Bear Smart is focusing...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News