Needham Elementary

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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PHOTOS: Slipping into summer

DATE: June 1, 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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More sidewalks coming near Needham Elementary School

Sidewalk construction that will make walking to Needham Elementary safer recently got a boost from a federal grant. The $350,000 Safe Routes to School grant will help build sidewalks along both...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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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

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Durango public school enrollment up about 90 students

An increase of 90 students in Durango School District 9-R is a relief to a district that has been running at a deficit and pulling from reserves for the last two years. The increase in students...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News