District Seeks School Board Applicants

During our regular June David Douglas School District Board Meeting on Thursday, June 13th, Board member Donna Barber announced her resignation from Board Position 1, effective June 23rd, 2024. “I have truly felt privileged and honored to serve the district,” said Board member Donna Barber.  The Board also announced a delay in…

Juneteenth 2024

At the David Douglas School District, we recognize Juneteenth on June 19th as a pivotal moment in American history, marking the end of slavery. This day commemorates the abolition of slavery, which took place more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free. Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom…

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Summer Break 2024

Our David Douglas Summer Break starts on June 15th.  If you have any questions, our David Douglas School District Office is open throughout the summer:  Location: 11300 NE Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon 97220 Phone Number: (503) 252-2900 Below is a list of events, resources or services that are available in our community…

Pride Month 2024

June marks a time of celebration, reflection, and solidarity with our LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff. As we revel in the joyous festivities of Pride Month, it is essential to acknowledge the struggles and injustices faced by the LGBTQ+ community and the ongoing journey towards equality and acceptance for all.  David Douglas…

Michelle Colbert Wins OnPoint Prize Educator of the Year Award

Our very own, an inspiring Art and CTE teacher at Fir Ridge Campus, Michelle Colbert, has won the OnPoint Prize Educator of the Year Award for grades 9-12. Michelle uses art to empower youth, encouraging them to amplify their voices and express themselves in a supportive environment. After the pandemic, she invited…

District Seeks School Board Applicants

The David Douglas School Board seeks applicants to fill a pending vacancy on the Board.  Board member Donna Barber is resigning from Board Position 1, effective June 30, 2024. The School Board intends to select a replacement Board member during its July 11th Board meeting. One year remains in the current term…

2024–2025 Budget Approved

On May 6, the David Douglas School District Budget Committee approved the District’s proposed budget of $429 million for the 2024–2025 school year. The budget now moves to the District School Board, which will vote on the final adoption of the 2024–25 budget during its regular meeting on Thursday, June 13. The…

One Act Festival: May 8-11

ANNUAL STUDENT DIRECTED AND DESIGNED ONE ACT FESTIVAL Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center: 1400 SE 130th (between Stark and Division)Curtain at 7:00 PM All Tickets General Admission – Purchase tickets at the door or online.Purchase tickets at door to avoid online ticketing fees. May 8th & 11th – A NIGHT _____________________________ Speed Date By…

Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2024

David Douglas takes pride in its diversity, a cornerstone of our identity and strength. We stand out as one of Oregon’s most culturally diverse districts. May is Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Did you know that our  AAPI students comprise 18% of our enrollment, totaling around 1,700 students? Let’s come together to…

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Staff of Color (SOC) Retention Efforts

At David Douglas, we actively support the growth and retention of our diverse staff. This year, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Department has organized professional development and various affinity events for our Staff of Color to foster community and belonging. If you are a staff member of color and wish to explore how…