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About Us

Miller Middle School is a community of well-rounded learners who achieve academic excellence for college and career readiness, as well as social emotional awareness, in a safe, supportive learning environment.  
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Where we’re located
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Miller Middle School is a space where we experience our connection with, influence over, and interdependence upon a community beyond our family. Here we begin to develop a social-emotional and intellectual identity that will remain with us throughout life. Our new school building will be completed in the fall of 2024. 

School & District News

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Survey now open on potential ballot measure

Beginning April 18, we encourage everyone in La Plata County – district staff, families, community members – to participate in an important survey regarding public education programs, policies, and a potential ballot measure this November 2024.
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DHS Women in STEM club host design sprint event

Durango High School (DHS) Women in STEM club is hosting a design sprint on Sunday, April 21 for grades 4-8 to build interest in STEM fields and to encourage incoming middle and high schoolers to begin or continue to follow a STEM pathway.
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Feb. 15 is School Resource Officer Appreciation Day! Thanks Officer Scooter!

We are encouraging schools and communities across the nation to recognize the accomplishments of their SROs that day. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day has existed since 2015, but in 2022, NASRO declared February 15 as a day to specifically honor school-based law enforcement nationwide. Hundreds of school systems and communities across the country honored their school resource officers and once again reaffirmed that school resource officers are invaluable to the communities they serve.
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Community Input Is Reflected As Miller Building Continues To Take Shape

After the final beam was set in place at the new Miller Middle School building on Nov. 30, workers have made a lot of progress, including: roofing, exterior panels for insulation, pulling wire for electrical, finalizing plumbing, starting to hang drywall, and setting door frames.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as builders at the Miller site have worked to minimize noise and traffic disruptions during this big project.
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Miller Middle School Topping Out Ceremony

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, there was a "Topping Out" Ceremony at Miller Middle School. This is a milestone that marks the midpoint of construction of the new school building. Board of Education members, District leaders, and representatives from Cunningham architects and Bryan Construction were on hand to share the special moment.

Free STEM Fair For All Kids, ages 5-14, Sunday, Dec. 3

The Durango High School's Women in STEM Club is hosting a free STEM Fair at Escalante Middle School on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for all kids, ages 5-14. There will be fun engineering challenges, science experiments, technological investigations, and snacks.
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Mobile Vaccine Van Offers Required School Vaccines

We are excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be bringing a mobile vaccine van to two Durango 9-R school locations to help families catch up on the required school vaccines.
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Principal's Message

I'm really excited to work with this team. They know the school and the staff, and I can lean into their expertise. I've had nothing but encouraging support and a big welcome from everyone, and for that I'm so grateful. Please reach out when you have something you want to discuss or are worried about. It's important to me to develop a relationship with you.
                                   Vernadette Norman
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Quality of Life

Durango is a beautiful place to live and work. It is located at 6,512 feet elevation in Southwest Colorado near the Four Corners region. Families who live here enjoy a historic steam train, ski resort, rivers, vibrant downtown, bike trails, sky-high “fourteener” mountains, and four distinct seasons with an average of 266 sunny days per year. We welcome new families and new staff members, and we offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries.