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Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The David Douglas School District will celebrate and honor the legacy of Latinx Americans during Latinx/Hispanic Heritage recognition month.  Approximately 1500 students’ home language is Spanish in our district. Our most recent ethnicity report data for the district indicates that 28% of our students identify as Latinx/Hispanic. Based on our District Strategic…

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Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! Our staff has been hard at work preparing to welcome students back to school. As your family settles into the new school year, this information may be helpful. Stay Connected Communications The David Douglas School District communicates news, information and emergency notifications through a variety of…

Bus Service Registration and Bus Pass Program

Dear David Douglas School District Families, To enhance bus rider safety, we are implementing a few updates for bus riders. Beginning in fall 2022, to ride the bus, students must be registered for bus services and carry a badge. This program is designed to enhance bus rider safety by giving the Transportation…

Aug. 17 Gilbert Park Pantry Closed

Due to excessive heat, the Gilbert Park Pantry will be closed on Wednesday, August 17. The Thursday, August 18 pantry at DDHS will be open. For the most up-to-date pantry hours, visit the Food Resources webpage.

ESS Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

Last week ESS, an education staffing agency, awarded recent DDHS graduate Andreina Luviano their Aspiring Teacher Scholarship. Each year ESS awards a scholarship to a student who is furthering their education with the desire to go into the education field. Andreina graduated from DDHS this year and is currently a Grow Your…

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Summer 2022: Activities, events, free meals and more

Looking for some activities to entertain the family? Check out these ideas around town. The list mainly focuses on free or inexpensive activities in our area. Before you visit one of these venues, please double check their website or call ahead for up-to-date details to see if their hours, rates, or programming has…

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Portland Parks and Recreation Lunch + Play Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All program is back! Throughout the summer they will be hosting free concerts, movies, performances and meals for kids! Visit their website for details and schedules. Lunch + Play is a daily drop-in program with on-site staff providing…

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2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Our class of 2022 has graduatuated! Recordings of the David Douglas High School and Fir Ridge Campus ceremonies are available here: DDHS 2022 Graduation Fir Ridge Campus 2022 Graduation

Four art samples of student work, including a portrait of someone wearing a mask, a sunset, a silhouette with the words "Good for the Soul" and a turtle swimming

Fir Ridge Virtual Showcase

Every year Fir Ridge Campus hosts a showcase that highlights the multi-talented students in their building. They opted to present the showcase virtually again this year with the hopes of returning to in-person next year. Students explored a variety of mediums and themes, check out this link to see a gallery of all of the…

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DDHS Student Art Show

The David Douglas High School student art show opens Thursday, May 12 with an opening reception from 5-7pm. Please join the students and the art department staff for light refreshments and a wonderful display of student work. Artwork will include ceramics, photography, jewelry, fine art, calligraphy and sculptures. The show, located in…