Aztec Dancers performing at the 2021 El Carnaval del Barrio

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November 1st begins Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). This is a time to commemorate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples.  At the same time, this is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about the challenges Native people have faced historically and in our current society. Not only is…

Show poster with plant silhouette (grabbing a person) with the words: Little Shop of Horrors; Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Based on the film by Roger Carman; Screenplay by Charles Griffith; Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick; Producing Director); Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

DDHS Fall Musical – Reserve Tickets Now

Little Shop of Horrors Tickets are available now for the Performing Arts Department’s fall production of Little Shop of Horrors. The show will be performed live, in-person at the Howard Horner Performing Arts Center. The theater is following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Visit the DDHS Theater Box Office website for these details, general…

elementary students sitting in class; teacher writing on wipe off board.

Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2021-22 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 article may be helpful. Return to School Guidance How will our schools follow state guidelines and mandates around COVID-19 safety? What will…

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Summer Activities

Community Events See Me. iAm. HEAR: A Creative Activation of Youth Voices of Color July 31: 12 – 4pm | Portland Art Museum Courtyard and Madison Street Plaza The Portland Art Museum is collaborating with the City of Portland’s “Supporting Community Healing with Art” initiative and many partners to transform the Madison Plaza into…

Plans for Opening the 2021-22 School Year

To Our David Douglas Families, We hope you and your students are avoiding the heat and enjoying the summer break so far. We know it is still early in the summer, but we want to provide some information about our plans for opening the new school year in September. Both the State…

Pride Month

The David Douglas School District recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We stand with and support, appreciate and honor our LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff. On June 19, the David Douglas School Board read a proclamation that concludes: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the David Douglas School Board of Directors strongly encourages…

Join us for Summer Intercambio!

Dear David Douglas Families, You’re invited to our Summer Intercambio! A language exchange, o intercambio, is a meeting space for people to practice a new language with a native speaker in a conversational, informal setting. The exchange happens when two or more people learn from each other.  Our mission is to implement…

3 photos of student art samples: Jewelry with stone; watercolor shapes, shoes

DDHS and FRC Student Art

During a year full of challenges and evolving school plans, our student artists continued to create! Read a few words from their art teachers below and follow the links to view their work. David Douglas High School “In spite of the hardships, the creativity we’ve seen from our students is awe-inspiring and showcases the…

Collage with the words David Douglas High School Theater and 6 snapshots from the two shows' trailers

Tickets on Sale Now for Two DDHS Shows!

We’re very excited to announce that the David Douglas High School Theater Department is presenting two shows this month! Buy your tickets now! There’s no better way to wrap the school year and celebrate all that students, staff and families have accomplished during distance and hybrid learning. The theater department has done…