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…

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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…

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…

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Join David Douglas School District’s team of caring and professional school bus drivers. This part-time position includes paid training to achieve ODE Certification, district health benefits with four or more work hours, a retirement plan and $1,500 incentive! The incentive is issued in $500 increments after 6 months, 12, months, and 18…

New Principal Named at Ron Russell Middle School

We are pleased to announce that Michael Contreras has been selected as the new principal of Ron Russell Middle school. He will assume the role on July 1, 2019. Contreras was named as the successor to departing principal Thu Truong, who is leaving for a new position after two years as RRMS…

2019-20 Budget Approved

The David Douglas Budget Committee has unanimously approved a proposed 2019-20 budget. The School Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, to consider final adoption of the budget for next school year. The approved budget includes a general fund of about $133.6 million. You can see the…

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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…