ESS Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

Last week ESS, an education staffing agency, awarded recent DDHS graduate Andreina Luviano their Aspiring Teacher Scholarship. Each year ESS awards a scholarship to a student who is furthering their education with the desire to go into the education field. Andreina graduated from DDHS this year and is currently a Grow Your…

Collage of summer related photos: Children running outside, two kids eating a snack at a table, a boy riding a bike, family hiking on a path and athletic balls

Summer 2022: Activities, events, free meals and more

Looking for some activities to entertain the family? Check out these ideas around town. The list mainly focuses on free or inexpensive activities in our area. Before you visit one of these venues, please double check their website or call ahead for up-to-date details to see if their hours, rates, or programming has…

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Portland Parks and Recreation Lunch + Play Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All program is back! Throughout the summer they will be hosting free concerts, movies, performances and meals for kids! Visit their website for details and schedules. Lunch + Play is a daily drop-in program with on-site staff providing…

Wendy Reese, Lisa Lewis, Heidi Wilson, Donna Yarbrough, Mikhelle Kim in their cap and gowns

Meet Our 2022 Grow Your Own Program Graduates!

David Douglas, please join me in congratulating our 2022 DDSD GYO graduates! Ten graduates have completed the requirements to become licensed educators this year. In direct alignment with the DDSD Strategic and Equity Plan, we have prioritized our efforts to recruit, hire, support, retain, and continually develop a workforce that is racially…

Four art samples of student work, including a portrait of someone wearing a mask, a sunset, a silhouette with the words "Good for the Soul" and a turtle swimming

Fir Ridge Virtual Showcase

Every year Fir Ridge Campus hosts a showcase that highlights the multi-talented students in their building. They opted to present the showcase virtually again this year with the hopes of returning to in-person next year. Students explored a variety of mediums and themes, check out this link to see a gallery of all of the…

Summer Intercambio

Join us for our Intercambio series this summer All are welcome at Intercambio, a cultural and language exchange program that encourages community members to develop relationships and foster communication with diverse groups of people in our community. The series is hosted by the District’s Multilingual Programs and Equity Department. The sessions will…

Collage of 4 student art samples

DDHS Student Art Show

The David Douglas High School student art show opens Thursday, May 12 with an opening reception from 5-7pm. Please join the students and the art department staff for light refreshments and a wonderful display of student work. Artwork will include ceramics, photography, jewelry, fine art, calligraphy and sculptures. The show, located in…

2022-23 Budget Approved

The David Douglas Budget Committee has approved the District’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year. The $244 million budget was approved unanimously by the committee on May 2. The approved budget’s general fund, which pays for most day-to-day programming and salaries, is about $139.3 million, an $8 million increase over the…

Join us for Native American Cultural Night on May 20th

The DDHS Indigenous Student Club and the DDSD Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC) have collaborated with community partners to host a Native American Cultural Night on Friday, May 20th! The free event is open to the public and will include music, dance, traditional foods, and workshops for all ages. Come join…

Meeting Notice: Budget 101 Workshop

A workshop of David Douglas School District will be held virtually from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022. To attend, at the time of the meeting, please visit this Google Meets link or join by phone by dialing (475) 222-3230 ‪and entering ID: 661 333 221#. The purpose of this…