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Taye Spears Named 2021 Asst. Principal of the Year

LàShawanta ‘Taye’ Spears of Alice Ott MS is the 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Oregon. The award was announced last week during a surprise visit to a virtual Alice Ott staff meeting by Craig Hawkins, Executive Director of Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). She was nominated…

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Native American Heritage Month

Each November since 1986, we celebrate, honor and recognize the cultures and heritage of the people who were the original discoverers, inhabitants, explorers and settlers of what we would come to call the Americas. Millions of these indigenous people lived and thrived for at least 20,000 years in traveling communities, small villages…

Student Investment Account Hearing

The David Douglas School District has modified and received its Student Investment Act (SIA) grant from the State of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education requires that school districts provide an opportunity to its community to give input on SIA grants once received. That opportunity to comment will be during a hearing…

Long Range Facility Plan

The David Douglas School District is developing a long range plan for our facilities, including potential remodels, safety improvements, major repairs, new construction or replacements. The intent is to narrow the scope to projects most needed and develop estimated costs. Teams have been meeting and planning over the past several months. A…

National Principals Month

October is National Principals Month, a recognition of the visionary leadership provided to tens of thousands of elementary and secondary schools throughout the nation. We are fortunate in David Douglas to have 14 amazing school principals. At the secondary level, we also have nine additional building leaders serving as vice principals and…

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Take Our Strategic Plan Survey

This fall, the David Douglas School District has begun working on a 5-year community-wide Strategic Plan. As a part of this process, we want to hear from as many community members as we can to help shape our goals for the future. Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey to share your…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

The David Douglas School Board has issued a resolution declaring Monday, Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the significant contributions to our society and our District by Native Americans. We celebrate and commemorate their histories and their cultures and recognize the Native community that thrives in our own city of Portland.…

Celebrating 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…

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Complete the 2020 Census – Time is running out!

There isn’t much time left to make sure ALL of us are counted. Let’s show our diversity and be seen! Why it’s so Important For every person not counted in the 2020 Census, our community will lose $4,600 every year over the next decade for valuable community programs like education, healthcare and…

2021 Budget Committee Openings

The David Douglas School District has two openings for its 2021 Budget Committee. The District is seeking District residents to fill the positions. The Budget Committee is made up of 14 members. Seven members are the current School Board members, while the remaining seven, including the vacant positions, are residents appointed by…