Safety Reminder

Dear David Douglas families and staff, As a school community, our first priority is the safety of your children and communicating with our families when incidents occur. This morning, at approximately 6:00am, a David Douglas High School student was approached by two adult males in a car asking for money. The most…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

The David Douglas School Board has issued a resolution declaring Monday, Oct. 14 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the significant contributions to our society and our District by Native Americans. Today, we celebrate and commemorate their histories and their cultures and recognize the Native community that thrives in our own city of…

Student performer at Earl Boyles Event (colorful dress, festival decorations)

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

One out of every four students in the David Douglas School District proudly claims Hispanic/Latinx heritage. As we do with all students, we treasure and celebrate these students every day. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we get to give special recognition as the nation celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Our Latinx…

School’s in Session!

Classes for the 2019-2020 academic year in David Douglas School District began with an awesome start this week on Tuesday and Wednesday at our high schools, three middle schools, and nine elementary schools. The first day of school is one that David Douglas staff spends months preparing for and looks forward to…

East Glisan Street Update

As many residents have probably seen while driving in the area, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on road improvements on NE Glisan from NE 102nd to 162nd avenues. Work includes safer crossings, speeds, bus stops, and travel options. View the project’s story map for more details. Feedback PBOT received from…

Photo of corn field

Science & Social Studies in the Garden

A Ron Russell class project has been flourishing over the summer! Last year, while studying Indigenous people of the western hemisphere, Ms. Archodominion’s 6th grade science and social studies students planted the Three Sisters: corn, beans and squash. This coming year’s students will harvest the Blue Iroquois corn to make blue masa…

Elementary Classroom with desk, board and bulletin boards

Important Back to School Information 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Our staff is busily preparing for your students’ arrival. Below you’ll find some helpful information for the new year. Be sure to bookmark the District website and your school’s individual website. They are good resources to keep you informed throughout the year. Visit your school’s site for contact…

2019-20 Back To School Night Schedule

Mark your calendar for your school’s open house! Wednesday, August 28th Gilbert Park Elementary: 4:30 – 6:30pm                     Ventura Park Elementary: 6:00 – 7:30pm West Powellhurst Elementary: 5:30 – 7:00pm            Thursday, August 29th Cherry Park Elementary: 5:30 – 7:00pm Earl Boyles Elementary: 5:30 – 7:30pm Gilbert Heights Elementary: 5:30 – 7:00pm Lincoln Park…

New School Board Members Sworn In

Four School Board members – two returnees and two new – were sworn into office Thursday, July 11 to officially begin the new school year for the David Douglas School District. Donna Barber, appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy on the Board, and 28-year Board veteran Frieda Christopher, were elected…

2019 Graduation Videos

Watch the graduation ceremonies for DDHS and FRC via the links below. David Douglas High School held their commencement on Wednesday, June 5th.567 students graduated. View DDHS ceremony Fir Ridge Campus held their commencement on Friday, June 7th.91 students graduated. View FRC ceremony Congratulations class of 2019, we’re proud of you! During…