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Principal's Message

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

Building Access for Non-Employees

This information is intended to provide additional clarification on the access that individuals, who are not employees of Durango School District 9-R, may have to our buildings. These guidelines are subject to revision based upon changing health and environmental conditions.

Schools Closed Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27 is a Teacher Professional Development Day, and schools are closed. The school district is not offering enrichment programs. However, we are compiling a list of community partners who have programs, and will post those options soon.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams

We would like to launch new FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams in Durango 9-R at all grade levels. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to be engaged in fun, engaging, activities that grow their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In order to do this, we need parent volunteers who can help coach teams. No engineering or programming experience is needed ...

Board of Education Special Meeting - September 20, 2021

The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Monday September 20th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held to interview potential board members for District D and to potentially appoint a new board member to this seat.

2021 Board Elections and Vacancy

Below is the script from the Board of Education Special Meeting from September 7, 2021, regarding the topic of elections and a resolution of a board vacancy. You may also view that video portion of the meeting below:

August COVID-19 News and Updates - Important Health Screener Reminders

We are so grateful for all the due diligence, perseverance and flexibility of our staff, students and families. We have had a great start to the school year and are so excited to have all students back in all schools full time. Thank you for all your efforts and support as we settle into the school year.

Board of Education Vacancy - Director District D

Volunteer your time by serving on the School Board! The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is now accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment until a qualified successor is elected at the regular biennial school election in November 2023.

Calendar

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Sep 28

Board of Education Work Session

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. There is no public participation during a work session.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 12

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Where: This meeting will be streamed only, with no in-person audience. Public participants will participate via Zoom.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Oct 26
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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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