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2018 graduates
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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.

Principal's Message

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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News & Announcements

Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students. Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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Reminder - Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families, Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as: School Bus Transportation Services School Library Use City Transit Use Safety and Security
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Reminder About Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families, Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as: School Bus Transportation Services School Library Use City Transit Use Safety and Security Starting Monday, October 22, IDs are required for all district bus services, including regular bus route services and field trips. Your student should ensure that they have their ID, or that the lost ID is reported to the school office ASAP for replacement.
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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Student IDs

Students will be issued IDs again this year. New 2018/19 IDs will be distributed following your school’s Fall picture day. IDs issued last year should be used in lieu of the new IDs until the new photos and IDs are produced. These IDs are important for safety and security, allow access to bus transportation services, can be used with City Transit and are required for school library use.
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9-R Community Connection

Durango 9-R is updating our Friday Folder communications to save paper, staff time, and support our community partners. Starting this year, all Friday Folders (or Thursday Folders at some schools) will be reserved for school and district communications.
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