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Big Picture High School graduate.
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2 BP Advisors earn Bravo Award!

This week's Bravo! Award goes to Big Picture High School advisors Christopher Calagias and Chantey Webbe. They were nominated by Needham Elementary PARA Jennifer Latham. In her nomination, Jennifer wrote, "For Christopher and Chantey, teaching didn't end when the 2016-17 school year did like it does for most teachers. These two dedicated, caring, compassionate educators collaboratively dedicated the first month of their summer break to continue working with a group of students during summer school at Big Picture, ensuring that they remain on the path to high school success. In the case of two seniors in particular who missed achieving a June 1 graduation, they put their hearts into seeing that at the end of June, those two young men joined the rest of the Class of 2017 in leaving Big Picture with their high school diplomas in hand. Chantey and Christopher even went a step further and put together a special send-off for the two graduates with a celebration with their summer school peers, other teachers and staff, outgoing Principal Alain Henry and their families to commemorate their achievement, speaking to each individual's perseverance in reaching that milestone. I know that helping keep these students on track did not come without its share of challenges, but they never gave up hope and for that, I cannot thank them (and all of the BIg Picture staff) enough as I am the mother of one of those two summer graduates. I appreciate them and all they have done for their students so much!!!" Nice job, Christopher and Chantey!
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Open House Coming 9/6/17!

Please join us on Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of our families at this event. You will have a chance to learn more about what makes Big Picture unique as well as be able to meet the advisors, teachers and staff. See you soon!
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Welcome Back Big Picture Families

Dear Big Picture Family, Located in the heart of Durango, Durango School District 9-R’s buildings off 12th Street continue to grow in services for students and families in the community. In the spirit of partnership, we wanted to be sure to reach out to you to let you know some big changes occurring at our building and the supports we need from you in order to make this a successful school year.
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Registration

Dear Parents and Guardians:   We hope you are having a wonderful summer. We appreciate you completing your student’s registration materials. There is no need to come in to register, but if you have any questions please call Trudy Colford at 970 259-0203.
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Science Students Explore!

Recently, students in Melissa's Chemistry class made fruit batteries. They lit up yellow and red LED light bulbs using potatoes and apples and they generated around 100 micro-amperes of electricity from the fruit! Just another example of how students are able to explore their passions through their learning.
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Student IDs Reminder

This is a friendly reminder for 9-R families that we are now using Student IDs for all students, all grade levels, for use both on route and activity buses, for City Transit services and for use in our school libraries. Students in the secondary level have IDs that are specific to their school site, while elementary-aged student IDs have the 9-R logo on it as to not designate school site. IDs for elementary students also come with a badge holder and a clip so students can clip the IDs to their bags or other belongings to prevent loss.
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Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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Big Picture to Recognize Student of the Month

Big Picture has a partnership with Fort Lewis College to recognize and honor students for their hard work, dedication, and showing the Gateway Keys. For the month of September, these students were selected by each Advisor and Teacher as their Student of the Month. One of these students will be selected as the school Student of the Month and honored in December during our ceremony.
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Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in at the Durango Public Library, second floor meeting room, to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Wednesday, November 1st from 12:00-1:30. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us! Free coffee and light snacks provided by the Common Grounds Coffee Cart.
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Learn more about the innovative model used at Durango Big Picture High School, which includes learning through internships and advisory models of learning and instruction.
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