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…

Response to MAX Train Attack

This letter is being translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali. The translations will be posted as they are completed. Spanish     Russian     Vietnamese     Chinese     Somali   Dear David Douglas Community, Last Friday, a senseless act of violent hatred claimed the lives of two men and seriously wounded a…

School Funding Call to Action

Dear David Douglas Community, Our State Legislature is entering the final weeks of its session. As things currently stand, the state is facing a K-12 education funding crisis. It is now that your voices must be heard in Salem in order to protect the educational integrity of our schools. The David Douglas…

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Alice Ott again a Breakthrough School

Alice Ott Middle School has again been named a national Breakthrough School. Alice Ott joins 26 middle level and high schools redesignated as one of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) 2017 Breakthrough Schools. NASSP recently evaluated each of these schools, originally recognized between 2011 and 2014, and determined that…

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DD Music Teacher Leads National Committee

David Douglas music teacher Jennifer Brooks-Muller has been selected to chair the committee that governs high school music programs throughout the United States. Brooks-Muller, who began teaching at David Douglas High School in 1998, is now the Chair of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Music Committee. The NFHS is the…

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DDHS Counselor Invited to the White House

Shawna Myers, a DDHS counselor, just returned from an exciting trip to Washington D.C. Shawna was invited to participate in the 2016 “Beating the Odds” Summit. The event, led by first lady Michelle Obama, focused on strategies to help more students successfully transition to and complete college. The annual summit hosted 130…

Craig Topolski Read 180 Award

Floyd Light Teacher Wins National Honor

Craig Topolski, a reading teacher at Floyd Light Middle School, has been named one of only six recipients of the prestigious 2016 180 Educator Awards.  The awards, now in their tenth year, honor educators across the United States for helping struggling students turn their lives around by building their reading and math literacy.…

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David Douglas Music Program Honored

Every year the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes districts across the nation as the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). David Douglas School District is among the 476 districts named this year. Four Oregon districts were honored. This accolade recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders…