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FLME ROCKS! 
We are: Responsible,
Observant,
Courteous,
Kind, Safe.
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About Us

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary is a close knit school community that values respect, responsibility, and safety. The staff and teachers promote a strong instructional focus on Writing through Reading, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. As a result of these strategies Fort Lewis Mesa continues to receive High Growth and High Achievement ratings from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). 
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Where we’re located
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Mission

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.

School & District News

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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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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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4th annual Roadrunner Chase fundraiser

The Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary (FLME) PTO is holding the 4th Annual Roadrunner Chase, a family friendly geocache style scavenger hunt that will take you throughout the Durango area.
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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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DHS Green Team coloring contest

The Durango High School (DHS) Green Team is sponsoring an elementary school art contest! The process is simple: choose one of 2 coloring pages to complete with your original design and submit your work for the opportunity to receive a Cream Bean Berry gift card. Submissions are due April 15th.
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February 2024 Newsletter

Fort Lewis Mesa Families-
I hope this message finds you all in good spirits as we navigate through the second month of the year…February! Please remember this month can be tricky as it is sandwiched between returning from the holidays and spring break. Hang in there! As we continue this year’s journey together, I am excited to share some updates and upcoming events from our awesome school community.
Jenny Imel

Principal's Message

Thank you all for being such a kind, supportive community! I feel blessed to be a part of this school and I wish you all a safe, prosperous school year!
                                                      Jenny Imel, 
                                                        Principal

Events

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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.

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