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2019 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education

We are very pleased to announce that two DDSD teachers were recognized by the OnPoint’s Prize for Excellence in Education – Educator of the Year contest! Francesca Aultman, a fifth grade teacher at Gilbert Heights, is one of two finalists nominated for the K-8 Educator of the Year award. Michelle Colbert, an…

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Reaffirming Our Values

Chinese Russian Somali Spanish Vietnamese Dear David Douglas School District Families, As we enter the month of May and ultimately approach the end of the 2018-2019 school year we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and reaffirm our District’s commitment to our students, families, and community. A priority for the…

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Changes to the 2018-19 School Calendar

Dear David Douglas Families, This communication is to inform you that the David Douglas School District has made changes to this year’s school calendar. Wednesday, May 8: All David Douglas schools will be closed Thursday, June 13: Full day of school Friday, June 14: Students last day of school (1/2 day) The…

2019 CODE Teacher Leaders

David Douglas School District launched the Cadre of Distinguished Educators (CODE) in 2014. The program offers educators from every building and program the opportunity to engage in leadership in a variety of formats and structures. The CODE group of educators seek to elevate the practice of teaching and learning in our District.…

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Best Communities for Music Education Award

The David Douglas School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the tenth time our District has received this prestigious, national recognition of our music program. This year we are one of only three…

Inclement Weather Procedures

With winter weather comes uncertainty about school closures, delays and snow bus routes. Here is some clarification regarding David Douglas’ procedures. The decision to keep school open, to close, or to have a delayed opening due to weather conditions or other emergencies is based on our ability to safely transport students to…

National Award Winning Teacher J Geurts

Local Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious National 180 Educator Award for Unwavering Commitment to Student Math Achievement In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt celebrates J Geurts of Floyd Light Middle School for her efforts to help struggling students succeed Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced…

Best Community for Music Education. Again.

The David Douglas School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Again. This is the ninth time our District has received this prestigious, national recognition of our music program. We are one of only two districts…

School Radon Testing Plan

In 2015, the Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring all school districts to develop a plan for radon testing in all of its buildings. Accordingly, the David Douglas School District has developed a state-approved plan and has begun implementing its testing program. The health and safety of our students and staff is…

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America’s Healthiest Schools Recipients

Six schools in the David Douglas School District have been named among the healthiest schools in America. Congratulations to Floyd Light and Ron Russell middle schools, and to West Powellhurst, Menlo Park, Lincoln Park and Earl Boyles elementary schools. They have all been named among America’s Healthiest Schools. Floyd Light and Ron…