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The Southwest Native American Education Alliance (SWNAEA) are a proactive, and dedicated group of educators, administrators, and policy makers, who have taken on the responsibility to expand the horizons of all our students. The Essential Element Family Engagement Conference is such an opportunity for us to do that for Colorado’s American Indian children.

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With increased cases of enterovirus in our state, we wanted to remind students and families about important steps you can take to minimize the spread of enterovirus and other cold and flu viruses:
  • Stay Home if You're Sick- Getting plenty of rest is important to help your body recover from a virus. Staying home to recover will also prevent the spread of germs.
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As a previous user of our old school lunch/breakfast payment vendor, MyLunchMoney, you may have inadvertently received some emails from the vendor, similar to the image here.  Please note that Durango School District 9-R is in the process of switching to a new system and is no longer using MyLunchMoney, as of July 1, 2014.  We apologize for any confusion this may have created.

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We will be hosting school registration for Big Picture High School students on Thursday, August 14th, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday, August 15th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Some of you have already turned the packet that Diane Campbell sent home last spring and may not need to come in. Diane left us at the end of the school year but we have been lucky to hire Trudy Colford to replace her.

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This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Badger
  • Colors: Green & Black
  • Students: 82

Our Mission

The mission of Durango Big Picture High School is to empower students to use their interests and passions to drive their learning through real world application and experiences in order to reach their personal, social and academic goals.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Alain Henry
  • School Phone: (970) 259-0203
  • School Fax: (970) 382-0588
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