Happy Native American Heritage Month!

Last month, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we hosted our first-ever District-wide Native American Cultural Night in partnership with the David Douglas Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC). Today, in honor of the start of Native American Heritage Month, we are honored to release a special highlight video of our celebration…

DDHS Musical: Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the Performing Arts Department’s 2019 fall production of Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin | Book by Gordon Greenberg & Chad Hodge | Based on the film from Universal Pictures Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

The David Douglas School Board has issued a resolution declaring Monday, Oct. 14 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the significant contributions to our society and our District by Native Americans. Today, we celebrate and commemorate their histories and their cultures and recognize the Native community that thrives in our own city of…

SUN Coordinators Appreciation Week

Happy Schools Uniting Neighborhoods Coordinators Appreciation Week! This week, we’re highlighting our SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Coordinators who help create, strengthen, and maintain the bridge between our schools and our community. Our SUN Coordinators do incredible work each day to guide and provide leadership for the collaborative process and development of a…

Student performer at Earl Boyles Event (colorful dress, festival decorations)

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

One out of every four students in the David Douglas School District proudly claims Hispanic/Latinx heritage. As we do with all students, we treasure and celebrate these students every day. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we get to give special recognition as the nation celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Our Latinx…

East Glisan Street Update

As many residents have probably seen while driving in the area, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on road improvements on NE Glisan from NE 102nd to 162nd avenues. Work includes safer crossings, speeds, bus stops, and travel options. View the project’s story map for more details. Feedback PBOT received from…

Photo of corn field

Science & Social Studies in the Garden

A Ron Russell class project has been flourishing over the summer! Last year, while studying Indigenous people of the western hemisphere, Ms. Archodominion’s 6th grade science and social studies students planted the Three Sisters: corn, beans and squash. This coming year’s students will harvest the Blue Iroquois corn to make blue masa…

New School Board Members Sworn In

Four School Board members – two returnees and two new – were sworn into office Thursday, July 11 to officially begin the new school year for the David Douglas School District. Donna Barber, appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy on the Board, and 28-year Board veteran Frieda Christopher, were elected…

Buses parked outside of Ron Russell Middle School

Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Join David Douglas School District’s team of caring and professional school bus drivers. This part-time position includes paid training to achieve ODE Certification, district health benefits with four or more work hours, a retirement plan and $1,500 incentive! The incentive is issued in $500 increments after 6 months, 12, months, and 18…

CMNW working with an elementary class

Chamber Music Northwest: Music Education Access Program

Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW), one of the nation’s leading chamber music presenters, is enriching the lives of David Douglas School Districts students through their innovative Music Education Access Program. CMNW has been working in partnership with Floyd Light Middle School for over two years and with Ventura Park Elementary for a year.…