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  • DHS Cheerleaders putting pink ribbon over the front of their homecoming float on 2nd ave and 5th street. At the homecoming parade on October 17, 2023 clubs and groups needed to complete their floats before showing them off downtown.


    Homecoming Parade Preparation

  • The cast of Troupe 1096’s production of The Hobbit at an after-school rehearsal on September 28, 2023. With the whole play nearly memorized, the cast is well on its way to making this a wonderful show.

    Arts & Entertainment

    Troupe 1096: Why should you join?

  • Picture taken at Durango High School on Friday, October 20, showing part of the welding room. This picture only shows the entrance of the room and not the workshop.


    What is CTE? And what does it offer?

  • This is a picture of a list of things that a DHS student has to do over the weekend, and was taken on Friday, October 20th. It shows a method that students can use to keep track of the work they have to do.


    Techniques For Time Management

  • Picture taken on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, this picture was taken by Kyle Montgomery during a lab to learn more about the EMT pathway. This event was hosted at DHS during enrichment.


    What is HOSA?

  • At his coming home parade and party at Buckley Park on Oct 19, 2023 Sepp Kuss (middle) signed autographs for hundreds of local fans.


    How Growing up in Durango Fostered Vuelta a España winner Sepp Kuss’ Success

  • Paloma Romero in downtown Durango, with Coldstones Pumpkin pie batter and vanilla ice cream.


    The Best Artisan Ice Cream of Durango Colorado: A Comparative Piece

  • Student Submissions

    Student Submission Form

  • The school’s marching band performs their showcase “Heist” on the football field on October 14, 2023.

    Arts & Entertainment

    DHS Marching Band: From Showcase to Competition

  • Dane Mattlock (9) catching the ball between the 40 and 30 yard line. Mattlock is playing defensive line on DHS Varsity makes an incredible catch to get the ball where it needs to go. A true inspiration to young athletes.


    The Outstanding Freshmen of Demon Football

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Voice of the Students

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Voice of the Students

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Bike to School Week and Green Team: What It Is And Why It Matters

Aisha O’Neil, Audrey Toppin, Sophia Valdez, Halldor Vanderbilt, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Szech run the bike to school week stand on October 5, 2023. They are the members of the Green Team running the stand and had a large part in bringing this event to DHS.

In a time where climate debate constantly surrounds us, DHS is taking steps to support this movement with its Green Team. Bike to school week just ended, having a great turnout thanks to this team.

DHS freshman Halldor Vanderbilt, when asked why he chose to participate in Green Team stated, “I want to help the environment; it’s something I’m passionate about, and if there’s something I can do to help I want to do it.”

Vanderbilt is new to DHS, and despite being new to the school, he quickly knew that he wanted to join Green Team. There are many members in this club, truly demonstrating the capacity of high schoolers to care for a cause bigger than them. This is the first environmental event hosted so far this school year, but with these kids’ enthusiasm, it won’t be the last.

Brett Wilson, one of the advisors who runs Green Team when asked why he got involved stated, “Bike to school week is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, we talked in an early meeting about how we wanted this to happen, and here it is.”

He has been helping to run this club for multiple years, and finally bringing this national event to DHS has been a very rewarding accomplishment. October 4th was the national bike to school day, so the team encouraged students to at least bike on that one day. Students not only biked but rode skateboards and other non-motorized vehicles.

Wilson also states, “Seeing high school students being involved in things like this is really amazing.”

Alan Szech, the other advisor for Green Team stated, “[Wilson and I] really like the outdoors. We think the Earth is pretty amazing, and want to do our part to keep it healthy. We also really love the students we work with!”

Green Team is mainly student led, with the advisors dealing with the more technical aspects. This makes it incredibly rewarding for both the teachers and the students when a project like this is successfully pulled off.

Taking steps to protect the Earth is incredibly important, especially in our current day. If you are interested in joining the Green Team, get in touch with one of the advisors or even one of the student members. When this club’s next event rolls around, be sure to show some support. All of the members are very grateful for the turnout throughout this week-long event, and would be happy to see more students getting involved.

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