Connect to Kindergarten

All 2017-2018 kindergarten students are invited to their neighborhood school for the spring Connect to Kindergarten event from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18th. If you do not know your designated school, please call 503-256-6526. Childcare for siblings; translators available if requested. All upcoming kindergarten students and their parents are strongly encouraged… 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 »

Testing for Lead in Water

We strive to keep all David Douglas schools safe environments for learning, teaching and working. And our intent is to keep our community informed about efforts we are taking to preserve that safe environment. This is an update on our lead testing program for water. The District began testing water for lead… Read more »

Principal for a Day 2016

Every October, community and business leaders from across the Portland region head into schools to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school principal. Principal for a Day, organized by All Hands Raised, gives our community leaders a first-hand view of teachers teaching, students learning, and the incredible work… Read more »