Needham Elementary

State law aims to increase accountability in effort to boost literacy

The state of Colorado spent $230 million between 2012 and 2018 to increase literacy among young students, and yet test scores among third graders statewide remained almost unchanged in recent...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man wearing bulletproof vest causes lockout at 3 schools

The Durango Police Department asked three public schools to lock their doors Wednesday afternoon when a man in a bulletproof vest was seen on Durango High School’s campus, according to law...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango schools evacuated after bomb threats

Police responded to three Durango elementary schools Monday afternoon after receiving bomb threats from an unidentified caller. Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the calls went out at 2:25...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board members discuss Needham 911 call in closed session

The Durango School District 9-R board met for more than two hours Tuesday in a closed session to discuss the handling of a call to police last month concerning a district administrator who was...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R hires Needham Elementary principal, COO

Durango School District 9-R has hired a new chief operations officer and a new principal from Idaho for Needham Elementary School, the district announced Monday in a news release. Long-time Board...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Elementary school Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon events to be held in May

Durango will host “Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon” events May 8-12 at Needham Elementary School, 2425 West Third Ave., and Park Elementary School, 510 East Sixth Ave., as a part of the Safe Routes to School...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Needham Elementary students celebrate safer sidewalks

Needham Elementary students marched Wednesday morning along clean, even sidewalks along Arroyo Drive with signs declaring “I love biking to school” and “I love nice sidewalks.” Contractors finished...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango preschool grows the youngest gardeners

Most children love digging in the dirt, and educators are taking advantage of that by including a gardening component to their curriculum in increasing numbers. Riverview , Needham and Animas...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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

La Plata Quilters Guild celebrates 30 years of artistry, philanthropy

Quilting historically has provided a way to keep people warm, offered a creative outlet to women and served, upon occasion, as a means of protest or advocacy. For the La Plata Quilters Guild ,...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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