Women's History Month March 1-5

Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 1-5

March is Women’s History Month! David Douglas students and staff are recognizing and uplifting historical and contemporary women in our community and around the world. We seek to expand our current understanding of history, widening our lens to an intersectional, global perspective. Each week in March we will be sharing a presentation created…

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Celebrating Black History Month: 22-26

To help us commemorate Black History Month, the David Douglas School District’s Staff of Color Affinity Group has put together a presentation of instructional materials that will be updated each Monday this month. The following slides were created by Etema Banks (DDHS), Vanessa Crawley (Mill Park), Muhammad Rahman (Floyd Light), Taye Spears…

DDSD Celebrates Black History Month - Feb 15-19

Celebrating Black History Month: 15-19

To help us commemorate Black History Month, the David Douglas School District’s Staff of Color Affinity Group has put together a presentation of instructional materials that will be updated each Monday this month. The following slides were created by Etema Banks (DDHS), Vanessa Crawley (Mill Park), Muhammad Rahman (Floyd Light), Taye Spears…

DDSD Celebrates Black History Month - Feb 8-12

Celebrating Black History Month: Feb. 8-12

To help us commemorate Black History Month, the David Douglas School District’s Staff of Color Affinity Group has put together a presentation of instructional materials that will be updated each Monday this month. The following slides were created by Etema Banks (DDHS), Vanessa Crawley (Mill Park), Muhammad Rahman (Floyd Light), Taye Spears…

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Congrats to our DDHS Music Teacher Jennifer Brooks!

We are pleased to announce that our David Douglas High School music teacher and David Douglas District music coordinator, Jennifer Brooks, has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Music Committee to receive a Section award representing Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming! Brooks began teaching…

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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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Help Us Plan Our Future

To Our David Douglas Community: During the past two months, the District has been developing a long-term Strategic Plan. We assembled a 25-member steering committee, heard from you last month in a virtual community meeting, held several targeted focus groups, and 1,238 of you completed our Strategic Plan survey. Now we need…

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New Metrics for Reopening Schools

To our David Douglas District Community, The State of Oregon has updated the metrics that it uses to determine whether students can return in person to schools and classrooms. Based on data and what has worked in other countries or other states, these new metrics are designed to get more students back…

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…

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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…