Sign Up For Kindergarten By June 1st!

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

Help Us Build a MakerSpace

Donate here David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) in partnership with David Douglas High School just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign and it will run through May 9th.  The funds will be spent on equipment for the new MakerSpace at the high school. Their goal is to raise $15,000! DDEF has a sponsor who will… 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 »

A message to our community

Spanish     Russian     Vietnamese     Chinese     Somali   Dear David Douglas Community, We are writing today to communicate and reaffirm that the David Douglas School District Staff and David Douglas School Board are committed to providing safe and respectful places of learning for ALL students. On November 16th, a communication… Read more »

School Board Recognition Month

The David Douglas School District joins the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.” David Douglas’ seven School Board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors… Read more »

EPAP—Community improvements in action at David Douglas

  For several years, the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has worked with us to improve the lives of families in our School District. EPAP was convened by the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and now U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to address education, infrastructure, safety, housing, equity and other important issues affecting… Read more »