Alice Ott

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…

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Kienle Named to National Honor Roll

David Douglas Student Services Director Barbara Kienle has been named to Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools national Honor Roll. Every day in our schools there are ordinary people doing extraordinary work to build a healthier future for the students, staff and teachers. These are the folks, who when faced with obstacles, look beyond…

Audio Visual Guidelines

Use of Audio-Visual Materials All staff must inform the building principal, in writing, of any/all audio-visual materials obtained from sources other than the usual sources: district and building collections. All audio-visual materials (including video-tape and off-air copies programs) need to meet the same standards for selection as textbooks, library books and audio-visual…

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State Report Cards Released

On Oct. 15, the Oregon Department of Education released its annual school report cards, which assess how schools in Oregon are performing, including David Douglas schools. Schools receive an overall rating of Level 1 through 5 based on their students’ growth, performance, and outcomes. Level 1 schools represent the bottom 5% of…

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Our Mission; Our Vision

Over the past year, dozens of David Douglas educators came together to try to put into words who we are as a community and what we stand for as a school district. As a community of teachers and learners, what is our vision and mission? What do we believe? What are our…