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Photo courtesy of Jerry at Durango Herald of the afterschool Powerhouse library program at FLME
FLME 1st graders help each other!
3rd and 4th graders at FLME enjoy art.
FLME students are rewarded for being responsible, observant, courteous, kind and safe!
Kindergarteners at FLME love it when the scooters come out.
FLME 2nd grader wins Principal for a day!
P.E. is for everyone at FLME!
FLME has popsicle parties every month to celebrate perfect attendance.
FLME 1st grader holds the American Flag while the whole school sings America the Beautiful.
FLME\'s Snowdown JR King and Queen Nominees.
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Miss Mel\'s Cafe is the best place to get a good meal and catch up with the girls!

Principal's Message

Parent Letter September 9, 2021

Fort Lewis Mesa Families-

Happy September! Although we are moving into the fall, the weather is not quite mirroring this shift yet; it has been hot. Despite the heat, please enjoy the sunny days as well as time with family and friends.
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Principal's Message

Principal Imels Newsletter 2/12/2021

Due to many families reaching out to me regarding our next steps for increasing in-person learning for students, I wanted to connect with you. While we have continued to see a reduction in local transmission rates and moved to level blue on the dial last weekend, we are now back to level yellow given some increases.
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News & Announcements

Durango School District Announces Hiring Bonus

Durango School District 9-R announces a hiring bonus for newly hired staff who begin an Educational Support Professional, Student Service Provider, Licensed Staff, Administrator, or Managerial Technical position with us in the time frame of January 1, 2023 to March 17, 2023.

Halloween and Fall Festivals are Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon many schools throughout the district will be hosting activities, costume parades, and extracurricular events.

Fall festivals are often organized by the school’s PTO and many are fundraisers that support staff, students, and the schools.

2022 SOIL Art Contest: How can a garden help you grow?

Gardens have inspired artists for centuries. Now it’s time for students to inspire the community with their creativity. We’re inviting all Durango School District 9-R students to submit a piece of artwork for the first annual SOIL Art Contest.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams Forming Now

It's time to sign up for FIRST LEGO League global robotics program for kids. The Durango School District 9-R FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program is coordinated by the Powerhouse Science Center.

Sign Up Today For Your School’s Green Team

As a commitment to the district’s sustainability goals, we’re launching a new program to promote and implement the Durango School District’s sustainability plan. Staff and students are invited to join a Green Team in each school.


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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary is a community of learners including students, staff, parents, and community members committed to working together collaboratively for the success of ALL!!!

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Have you heard the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Ukulele Club? They are AMAZING!
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