Park Elementary

Durango School District to implement gender-neutral bathrooms

Durango School District 9-R has agreed to implement gender-neutral bathrooms in all of its schools beginning with Park Elementary at the start of the 2017-18 school year, but it is not clear who...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

Park Elementary teacher’s death ruled a suicide

Park Elementary school teacher Beth Brunso’s Dec. 26 death has been ruled a suicide, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith confirmed. Brunso, 48, reportedly ingested psychoactive drugs on Dec. 25, and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Helicopter brings Santa to Durango’s Noel Night

Light snow fell on eager young faces Friday night as they awaited Santa’s helicopter at Fanto Park. “I can’t believe it’s snowing – this is perfect,” said Monica McConnen, who came with her...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park Elementary fourth-graders pick Clinton

While there are no polls indicating local voters’ intentions regarding the 2016 presidential race, if Park Elementary School fourth-graders are any indication, it will be a landslide for Democrat...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park Elementary School counselor tops in the state

It started as a regular work day, but Stephanie Trudeaux went home with fresh flowers and an award naming her the Colorado Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Trudeaux works with about 500...

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

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

Family heirloom makes first day of school memorable

Ally Hirt didn’t agonize over what to wear on the first day of school. She put on the same yellow dress her great-great grandmother made in 1950 for her daughter’s first day of kindergarten. It has...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News