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2018 graduates
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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

After-School Activities Canceled Today

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students, staff and parents. Due to current weather conditions, all after-school activities are canceled today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. This includes all after-school activities, Kid’s Camp and community programs. For 9-R sports teams and related activities, please check with your coach or team sponsor regarding any changes to travel, but all practices will be canceled. Please note that buses will be running this afternoon. Again, all 9-R after school activities are canceled today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. Thank you.
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You're Invited!

The Durango 9-R Board of Education invites you to join them for coffee on Wednesday, February 6th at 10am. This is an opportunity to meet with school board members and discuss topics of interest. The event takes place at the Durango Joe's on College Drive and will be hosted by school board President Nancy Stubbs and Vice President Stephanie Moran.
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Common Grounds Brews Up Some New Ideas

Common Grounds Cafe was established in 2014 as a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and the Durango Library. The Cafe’s mission is to create a viable job-skills training site for students with special needs. The work experiences provides students with skills to find independency in the community and to obtain work.
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Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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Welcome Back to School

​Happy New Year 9-R Families,   With the presence of a snow storm today, I wanted to remind you of our procedures for analyzing conditions and making decisions regarding school delay or closure.  We live in a pretty diverse area and communities experience a variety of conditions.
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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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