African American Family Night

Join us for an evening celebrating DDSD students and families. Everyone in the District is welcome. The night includes dinner, raffle prizes, community resources, student performances and awards. The free event is from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, April 13th in the north DDHS cafeteria (1001 SE 135th). We look forward to seeing you… Read more »

Inclusive District Resolution

The David Douglas School Board has adopted an Inclusive District Resolution. This resolution outlines how David Douglas will protect every student from discrimination and harassment. The adopted resolution is attached below in the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Somali.   English:                … Read more »

Connect to Kindergarten

All 2017-2018 kindergarten students are invited to their neighborhood school for the spring Connect to Kindergarten event from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18th. If you do not know your designated school, please call 503-256-6526. Childcare for siblings; translators available if requested. All upcoming kindergarten students and their parents are strongly encouraged… Read more »

Music in Our Schools Month

Once again, music programs from across the country are celebrating Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). The nationally recognized celebration, led by the National Association for Music Education, has been taking place since 1985. What began as an advocacy day in New York on March 14th, 1973 expanded nationwide to a month long… Read more »

Sing! Sing! Sing!

DDSD is celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with the first ever Sing! Sing! Sing! event from 6:30-8:30pm on Monday, March 6th at Ron Russell Middle School. All DDSD students, staff and their families are encouraged to join. Participants will learn parts for three songs, then come together to sing in harmony…. Read more »

See Calendar Changes Here

The David Douglas School District has canceled many days of school this winter due to inclement weather. To make up for lost instructional time, we have made significant changes to our school calendar for the remainder of this school year. Our updated school calendars are linked below. Please take note of the… Read more »

SBAC Opt-out

  This letter is also available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Somali   Dear Parent/Guardian Statewide assessments are just around the corner, and I want to remind parents/guardians of their rights to opt their children out of these tests. Last spring, students in the David Douglas School District and around Oregon… Read more »

Black History Month

  As we observe Black History Month throughout the month of February, it is interesting to take a look back at where it all began. Harvard scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, know as the “Father of Black History”, began promoting what was called Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of… Read more »

District Graduation Rate Trends Upward

The Oregon Department of Education has released statewide graduation rates from 2015-16. David Douglas High School continued to trend upward, as it has for the past several years. DDHS continues to outperform the state average, especially among districts with a similar demographic makeup. The ODE has highlighted the work at DDHS, and… Read more »