Response to MAX Train Attack

This letter is being translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali. The translations will be posted as they are completed. Spanish     Russian     Vietnamese     Chinese     Somali   Dear David Douglas Community, Last Friday, a senseless act of violent hatred claimed the lives of two men and seriously wounded a… Read more »

School Funding Call to Action

  Dear David Douglas Community, Our State Legislature is entering the final weeks of its session. As things currently stand, the state is facing a K-12 education funding crisis. It is now that your voices must be heard in Salem in order to protect the educational integrity of our schools. The David… Read more »

One Act Festival

See over 100 Student present their own work for their peers! The festival includes a huge diversity of shows from silly mashups to moving dramas!

Alice Ott again a Breakthrough School

Alice Ott Middle School has again been named a national Breakthrough School. Alice Ott joins 26 middle level and high schools redesignated as one of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) 2017 Breakthrough Schools. NASSP recently evaluated each of these schools, originally recognized between 2011 and 2014, and determined that… Read more »

Sign Up For Kindergarten Before Schools Close!

If your child is 5 years old by September 1st, he or she can start kindergarten this fall. Register at your neighborhood school before school offices close for the summer. When you register before summer break, you have time to get to know your school and your teacher, and they have time to… Read more »

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

  NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING   The David Douglas School District will hold a public meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 on the following dates:   May 1, 2017 Budget Committee Meeting/Testimony received. The purpose of the meeting is to receive… Read more »

Music in Our Schools Month

Once again, music programs from across the country are celebrating Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). The nationally recognized celebration, led by the National Association for Music Education, has been taking place since 1985. What began as an advocacy day in New York on March 14th, 1973 expanded nationwide to a month long… Read more »

Sing! Sing! Sing!

DDSD is celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with the first ever Sing! Sing! Sing! event from 6:30-8:30pm on Monday, March 6th at Ron Russell Middle School. All DDSD students, staff and their families are encouraged to join. Participants will learn parts for three songs, then come together to sing in harmony…. Read more »

Black History Month

  As we observe Black History Month throughout the month of February, it is interesting to take a look back at where it all began. Harvard scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, know as the “Father of Black History”, began promoting what was called Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of… Read more »