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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

9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting - November 30, 2021

The next 9-R Board of Education Regular meeting is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 starting at 5pm. It is available for viewing on Zoom, and translation services are available for public participation. Please be sure to review the guidelines and deadlines for public participation if you wish to participate.

Durango 9-R Job Fair

The Durango School District 9-R will conduct a Job Fair on Wednesday, December 15, from 10:00AM-2:00PM to recruit for for Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitutes, Counselors, Social Workers, Bus Drivers, Food/Nutrition Services, Custodians, Substitutes, and Administrative Assistants.

October 4A Bond Updates

On August 18, 2021 a Contractor meet and greet was hosted by Emily Meisner with La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Mary Shepherd with Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, who with 9-R, have created the 9-R Bond to Business.

Enter to Win TWO Pairs of Skis!

DEF is hosting a Ski Raffle for a pair of adult skis and a pair of children skis donated by 2nd Ave Sports. Raffle tickets are just $20 to enter to win both pairs of skis. Drawing will take place on December 16th at 12PM.

Native American Literacy Night & Thanksgiving Potluck

Join the DHS Native American Club for an evening of Native American Literacy and a Thanksgiving potluck. Janine Gibbons is a Native American artist and book illustrator and will present her life story. A number of other books by Native American authors will be given out to 9-R students.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for 5-11 Year Olds

Last week, the CDC recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Now, everyone in the Durango community ages 5 and older is eligible to be vaccinated and can help protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19. The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for young children is an important step to helping reduce our risk for infection and transmission in our schools and our community.

October 2021 COVID-19 Monthly Summary

Every month the school district strives to compile updates and information for families and the community regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in schools. We are grateful for the continued support of our mitigation efforts, which have allowed schools to remain open. Thank you to all our students, staff and families for their perseverance and diligence.

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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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