Seven Aztec dancers posing for photo at El Carnaval del Barrio 2022

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. In David Douglas, we educate to celebrate. The equity teams from David Douglas High School and Ron Russell Middle School constructed slide decks that were shared with all District staff. These were filled with historical and cultural classroom lessons, as well as culturally responsive practices, about…

Become a SMART Reading Volunteer

SMART Reading is a literacy nonprofit committed to sparking joy through the magic of a shared book. The program concept is simple: pair an adult volunteer with a child for weekly shared reading sessions and provide children with books to keep. Volunteers model the joy of reading while supporting the child’s efforts…

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DDHS Fall Musical: Bye Bye Birdie

Tickets are available now for the Performing Arts Department’s fall production of the musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie! The Story A loving tribute of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he…

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Your Voice Matters Survey and Community Forums

The David Douglas School District is gathering feedback from our community about how we are doing, what we should be prioritizing, and how we can get better. We will be talking with you during upcoming community forums and the survey linked below. How are we doing? What can we do better? What…

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? There is an election on Nov. 8, and we have important decisions to make. Oregonians will choose a new governor. Portlanders will decide about a different way to govern the city. And here locally, our David Douglas community will vote on a building construction bond measure. To…

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Community School Coordinators Appreciation Week

We’re celebrating our Community School Coordinators this week! In David Douglas, you likely know these individuals as our Sun Site Managers. They serve a supremely important role in our District. Coordinators create, strengthen, and maintain the bridge between the school and community. A Coordinator is often the “liaison” and “connector” for many…

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Your Voice is Welcome

The David Douglas School Board highly values public input and wants to ensure that every voice in our District is welcomed. The School Board hears or accepts public comment toward the beginning of every regular School Board meeting. Regular School Board meetings are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month…

ESS Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

Last week ESS, an education staffing agency, awarded recent DDHS graduate Andreina Luviano their Aspiring Teacher Scholarship. Each year ESS awards a scholarship to a student who is furthering their education with the desire to go into the education field. Andreina graduated from DDHS this year and is currently a Grow Your…

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Summer 2022: Activities, events, free meals and more

Looking for some activities to entertain the family? Check out these ideas around town. The list mainly focuses on free or inexpensive activities in our area. Before you visit one of these venues, please double check their website or call ahead for up-to-date details to see if their hours, rates, or programming has…

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Portland Parks and Recreation Lunch + Play Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All program is back! Throughout the summer they will be hosting free concerts, movies, performances and meals for kids! Visit their website for details and schedules. Lunch + Play is a daily drop-in program with on-site staff providing…