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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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Mission

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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Are you a future-builder?

We need your feedback on a potential bond ballot question for this November. We invite you to visit our new interactive website page to learn about potential investments and funding. We encourage you to spread the word and share this page with your neighbors and fellow community members.
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Trails leading to Miller Middle School will close in late June

Beginning in late June 2024, three trails leading to the Miller Middle School campus will be permanently closed. Access to school will no longer be available using these routes, and gates will be closed and locked. The closures include two trails heading southeast from West 28th Street, and a winding trail approaching from the east of the school.
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2024 Summer Bridge makes learning fun and prepares students for next year

School’s out, but the Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a reward. The Summer Bridge program combines free activity books with checkpoints, events, and prizes to continue learning this summer and be ready for the next grade level. The books include engaging activities and practice in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and fitness.
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8th Grade Moral Courage Museum

This semester, 8th grade students at Miller have been putting their Portrait of a Graduate skills to use as they created innovative pieces in our Moral Courage Museum based on events, upstanders, perpetrators and victims of genocides throughout the centuries.
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Durango School District Administration Office - Summer Hours

The Durango School District Administration Office summer hours will be in effect June 3rd - July 26. We will operate with regular business hours Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm, and be closed to the public on Fridays during this time period.
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Board Of Education Student Awards

On Thursday, April 24, the Board of Education held a Student Awards ceremony, to celebrate students who exemplified the district's Portrait of a Graduate competencies.
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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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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
                                   Principal
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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. 

Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of Durango School District 9-R that the information on this website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, or cognitive disabilities. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards.

Most pages on our site are available in HTML format, which can be read by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website. Additionally, some documents are in Google Docs, and Google Forms. Most modern browsers and screen readers can access Google-based documents. More information about Google web products accessibility can be found on the Google Accessibility website.

In order to ensure that Durango School District websites are accessible to everyone in our community, including those with disabilities, we are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you cannot access any page(s) on our site, please email us at [email protected]. Include the location of the webpage/document, your name, email address, and phone number so we can provide the information in another format, and address the issue.