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SPruce'S Future Location

743 CR 510
Durango CO 81303

Capital Campaign Events:

June 2023

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Natalie will be attending Rural Philanthropy days for professional development opportunities, networking with other community leaders, and relationship building opportunities with statewide funders.

May 2023


May 24th will be SPRUCE's final planning meeting with LaPlata County for the building project!

April 2023

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SPRUCE's Circus-themed school year culminated in a Circus Talent Show on April 27th at the Durango Arts Center Theater. The students did an amazing job!

March 2023


SPRUCE's Read-A-Thon fundraiser was a great success. We raised $3830.00 toward or Forest of Knowledge reading center in the new building. 

February 2023

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SPRUCE is holding a Read-A-Thon fundraiser to raise donations for our Forest of Knowledge reading center in the new building. 

January 2023

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SPRUCE Moose Posse students participated in a Mock Trial. They found Flynn Rider guilty and sentenced him to 55 years!

December 2022

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SPRUCE has raised $180,000.00 towards our Capital Campaign.

November 2022


Septic design done for SPRUCE property.

October 2022


SPRUCE Bonfire
We held a huge bonfire burning weeds from the property. We enjoyed cooking smores around the fire. 

September 2022

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SPRUCE Spectacular
Tico Time Resort

August 2022


Open House Circus

75 Students Enrolled

9 Dual Enrollment Students

July 2022

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SPRUCE has raised $130,000.00 for the Capital Campaign

June 2022


SPRUCE participated in building community rapport at the Bayfield Summer Block Party with a wet sponge throwing activity at our booth. We will continue having a presence at future block parties on
July 21 & Aug 18.

May 2022


End of Year Event

We had a wonderful End of Year event at the lake. We have enjoyed Pine River Industrial's facility this year and thank Andy & Ellis for providing such a great space as landlords!

April 2022


Each student at SPRUCE learned about entrepreneurship including; budgeting, marketing, profit & loss by creating products from household items presented at their businesses on Market Day culmination event.

March 2022


We received an unexpected surprise in the mail in the form of a grant of $27,500.00 towards our Capital Campaign from the Dellora A & Lester J. Norris Foundation.

February 2022

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We launched our SPRUCE' n Up our Sports Zones Exercise Campain to raise money to purchase playground & sports equipment. 

January 2022


Groups began planning their unique challenge 
in their specific area of

Destination Imagination to prepare for the competition on 3/5/22! 
AA =  Improvisation 
          Festival Frenzy

MH = Science Up Close
          Dust Mite Skit

MM = Monster Manners
         Skit & Tree House

December 2021

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Christmas Caroling Community Service Event to the neighbors of the new SPRUCE property.

November 2021

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Capital Campaign 
Meet, Greet, & Eat
Event to preview exterior colors and features of new building.

October 2021

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SPRUCE has reached 15% of Capital Campaign Goal.

September 2021

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SPRUCE's six year struggle with purchasing property is published in the Durango Herald. 

August 2021


We planted roots and broke ground on our property!

July 2021

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SPRUCE approves floor plans for the community learning campus based on a student led class blueprint from 2015.

Original Student Blueprint

June 2021

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Capital Campaign Website
is Launched

May 2021

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April 2021


SPRUCE moves into storage units and is temporarily building-less due to high rent prices.

March 2021

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Architect Janet Wiley published first-draft schematics.

February 2021


SPRUCE Purchased 3.1 acres at 743 CR 510 Durango CO 81303 to build a Community Learning Campus.

January 2021

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SPRUCE approved to hire  Architect Janet Wiley to design school building.

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