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Principal's Message

Good morning Big Picture Badgers!   We are looking forward to seeing all our students back for the 2021/22 academic year, which starts on August 24, 2021. Please check the website at bigpicture.durangoschools.org for other important details and updates regarding the start of school. As you may be aware, the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education approved the purchase agreement to sell the Administrative Building and Big Picture building last night at the board meeting.  Our timeline to close is by the end of November, but please be assured there is an agreement with the Fire District to keep the Big Picture school operating in its current location through the 21/22 school year.  We are currently working to find the best new home for Big Picture and conversations have already been underway. We wanted to provide these updates to our Big Picture families and assure the community that we will continue to share information on next steps for Big Picture as details are dialed in.  Thank you for your patience during this process and we are excited for the new school year.
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Enrollment almost full for 2021-2022!

We have been enrolling new students for the class of 2025 over the past month.  At this time, enrollment is almost full.  We are still going through the process for several more students:  1) application, 2) shadow day, 3) family interview.   We encourage anyone interested to get the first step of the process completed which is filling out the application.   Please call us at 970-259-0203 with any questions that you have.
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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents, We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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News & Announcements

January Covid-19 Update

As we navigate the latest surge in COVID-19, we encourage 9-R families and staff to continue to support efforts to keep one another safe and healthy.

2022-23 Academic Calendar Survey

The Durango School District 9-R seeks community feedback and input as a final Academic Calendar for the 2021/22 school year is adopted. In this survey, two calendars are presented. Please submit your response by January 19, 2022.

Business Development Survey - Bond to Business Initiative

Our community supported the 4A Bond ballot initiative, infusing the Durango School District 9-R with $90M in funding for capital projects and improvements. Part of the promise to the community included engagement and support of local businesses and vendors in the bond projects.

Job Fair Rescheduled to Thursday, January 6, 2022!

The Durango School District 9-R Job Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The district is hiring a variety of full and part time jobs, as well as 9 - 12 month schedules: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitutes, Bus Drivers, Food/Nutrition Services, Custodians, Counselors, Social Workers, Administrative Assistants.

Sale of Durango School District 9-R Administration Building Completed

Durango School District 9-R and Durango Fire Protection District announce the closing on the sale of the 9-R Administration Building parcel as of December 17th, 2021. This closing represents the successful transition of a public use asset to another public entity and will continue the use of this building for community services in the years to come. Buckley Park is not included in this transaction and 9-R will continue to negotiate with the City of Durango on that parcel.

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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.

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