Well, we have almost made it through the first week of school, as I write this. What a great week it was, from our perspective. Students seem to be getting settled in and we are now in the more routine schedule of typical school days.
Miller Middle School is collecting Box Tops for Education. If you know a Miller student please send your Box Tops with them. You can find Box Tops on cereal boxes, granola bar boxes, and many more items. The first deadline is October 24th. Money received through the Box Tops goes to the Miller Parent Action Committee to fund teacher grants.
Miller Middle School is holding a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28. Remember that only current Miller Students are allowed. The dance will start at 7pm and end at 8:30pm. The concession stand will be open. Costumes are encouraged - no full face masks or painting. Music by Aiko Aiko sound. For more information call 247-1418 ext. 2550.
As you may have heard, the board needs to revise the graduation requirements for the class of 2021 - our current 8th-grade class. We’ve held a number of public events about this process but would like to invite you to a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00-7:30 in the auditorium of Durango High School.
The Fire Station located at 1235 Camino Del Rio is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 15th from 10am - 2pm. Come meet your local firefighters and medics, tour the station and trucks, watch live demonstrations and meet the board of directors.
Today, the Colorado Department of Education released the state’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. This marks the second year that the PARCC assessment has been administered in the Durango 9-R school system and parents will soon receive score reports that detail how students performed on last spring’s assessments in English language arts, math and science.
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