We Need You on Our Budget Committee

The David Douglas School District has 2 openings for its 2020 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 7, including the 2 vacant positions, are residents appointed…

School Board Recognition Month

We’re excited it’s January because we are able to sing our praises even louder for seven very important members of our school community! Along with the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon, David Douglas School District is celebrating “School Board Recognition Month.” Our School Board members spend countless hours of unpaid time…

Oregon Teacher of the Year logo (Oregon icon with plant sprouting out of a book)

Nominate a Teacher Now!

It’s time to nominate top notch teachers for the opportunity to be named 2021 Multnomah Regional Teacher of the Year! Anyone can nominate a teacher by visiting the Oregon Teacher of Year website. The nomination window closes January 31st, 2020. The Nomination Process Regional nominations are open until January 31st, 2020 Each…

Orchestra Classroom at RRMS

David Douglas Music Program Grabs Attention

Photo courtesy of OPB/Elizabeth Miller For the last 7 years, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has been following a group of students from our District since they were all first graders together at Earl Boyles Elementary. The Class of 2025 project will follow these students all the way through high school graduation, reporting on a…

NATIVE AMERICAN PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NAPAC) Meetings

Join NAPAC The David Douglas School District invites and welcomes interested Native American/Alaska Native parents and high school students to join our Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC). Any Native American parent or high school student is invited to attend our NAPAC to provide feedback and support for our district’s Native students. Upcoming…

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…