“According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students who participate in extracurricular activities at school, including clubs and sports, are more likely to have good attendance, have a lower chance of skipping school, are twice as likely than non-participating students to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are more likely to earn a post-secondary degree.
The District, with the support of the School Board, made the commitment to maintain its co-curricular activities, with the promise of using donation and sponsorship dollars to support the programs. That’s where we need your help! Costs to maintain sport facilities and programs continue to rise; the cost to travel to the front range and other competition across the country also continues to increase with the varying successes of our students, including DECA, the new ski team, and our DHS Red Pride Band. ” – Andy Burns, COO & Julie Popp, PIO
Read more at demonfans.durangoschools.org.