The Happenings

Tune into the Happenings video each month and visit this webpage anytime to view upcoming activities and events taking place in our school district and community. The latest Happenings is distributed to families through ParentSquare. Jump to The Happening Calendar at the bottom of this page

October 2023

Conferences, Filipino American History Month, National Principals Month, National Bullying Prevention & Indigenous People’s Day! 

This month the Happenings showcases students sharing stories about principals that have positively impacted their lives and much more. 

Community Sports and Recreation

Registration for the Community Sports basketball and wrestling seasons are open now. For more details and to register online, visit the Community Sport webpage on the district website: or follow the QR code. Direct questions to Staci Heath at 

  • 3rd-6th grade girls/boys basketball season: Runs early November to the end of January
  • 7th & 8th grade boys basketball season: Runs early November to the end of January
  • 7th & 8th grade girls basketball season: Mid January to mid March
  • 6th, 7th & 8th grade wrestling season: Mid January to mid March

Register for Double D Preschool

Registration is open for the Double D Preschool located in David Douglas High School. The preschool runs from mid-October to early June and is for toilet-trained children ages 3 through 5 years old. The cost is $340 for the year. Preschool hours are 7:45-10:40 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information about this high school student-run preschool, contact preschool director Raluca Dinca at or 503-262-4421.

DDHS Music Programs Fundraiser

The DDHS Music Department is excited to announce it will be hosting their 9th Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, October 15th. For one day only, from 10am-5pm, the David Douglas HS Band Room will be transformed into a mattress showroom. There will be more than 25 mattress styles on display in all sizes for customers to try. Prices are below retail value. For details visit the mattress fundraiser page.

Help DDEF to Help DDSD Kids

The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization established in September 1991. Our mission is to support educational excellence for all DD students. The Foundation needs new faces willing to share ideas and suggestions. Join DDEF on Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Beverly Fischer at 503-255-1149 or fischerb310@gmail.comto connect and request the virtual meeting link. They look forward to meeting you!

DDHS Career Center

High school students interested in seeking help exploring their future are encouraged to visit the DDHS Career Center! It exists to equip and empower today’s high school students for tomorrow’s future. The center is located in the north building and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, daily. Information and assistance is available for students in the high school.

The center helps with these examples and more:
  • Career Exploration: Job shadows, internships, resume building and career day field trips)
  • College Exploration: Campus visits and assistance with the College Application Process
  • Trade and Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Military Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance

Visit the Career Center website for detailed information and upcoming events. Email Kimberly Hermens at to personally connect a center staff member. The Career Center staff look forward to equipping and empowering all students toward a successful journey into the future!

Upcoming Career Center Events
College Fair: Wednesday, October 25

The annual fair is from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the North Cafeteria featuring over 15 universities. Students and care-giviers are welcome. This is a fantastic opportunity for juniors and seniors to explore college options and ask questions to college admissions representatives.

College Application Week: Monday, October 30th to Friday, November 3rd

During this week the Career Center provides one-on-one assistance with applying to college and hosts application workshops and university presentations. There will also be prizes and free swag and much more!

DDSD Hiring

If you or someone you know is looking for employment opportunities DDSD is hiring. Available positions range from teaching, driving buses, substitute cooks, IAs, and more! Visit our recruitment site to see all the opportunities we have to offer:

Kinder Matters Laser Tag

Kindred Matters is an organization dedicated to providing siblings who live separately opportunities to be together in a fun, childhood setting. On Saturday, November 11th they are hosting a laser tag event. It’s free for sibling groups who have at least one sibling living separately. Lunch is included. For more information visit their site and contact Patrick at

DDHS Holiday Bazaar

Holiday bazaar vendors and shoppers mark your calendars! The PTSA’s annual bazaar is December 9th. Those interested in participating as a vendor can request an application by emailing PTSA at


View upcoming events taking place in our District and community