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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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Dear Durango Big Picture Parents and Students,

It is with mixed emotions that I write this email to inform you that I have resigned my position at Durango Big Picture High School to pursue an opportunity in California. I have really enjoyed getting to know and working with your students. The hardest part of leaving is the people you will miss.
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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 to Durango Joes Coffee to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Friday, September 29th from 7:30-9am. 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!
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Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.
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Introducing the BRAVO! Junior Awards

A few years ago, 9-R introduced the BRAVO! Award program for staff, which was a fun and easy way to recognize all the great work our staff does daily for our students, families and schools. To build upon the success of that program, Durango School District 9-R is also celebrating our amazing students with the BRAVO! Junior Award program.
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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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