District News Items
Here are the unofficial results of the David Douglas School Board elections held May 21. Cheryl Scarcelli Ancheta, Donn Gardner and Kyle Riggs are incumbents who retained their seats on the Board. Christine Larsen and Shannon Raybold are newly elected members.
The David Douglas High School Art Department would like to invite everyone to view our High School Student Art Show from May 13th - May 24th. Student work will be on display during regular building hours in the District Office Breezeway (1500 SE 130th Avenue). The students will be displaying their work in drawing, photography, jewelry, crafts, calligraphy, painting, ceramics, and other media. Please come and enjoy the many works and talents of the students here at David Douglas High School.
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The fifty-seventh annual commencement of the David Douglas High School Class of 2013 will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00pm in the Earl A. Chiles Center, University of Portland. Admission is by ticket only.
For those of you unable to attend, we will be streaming the ceremony live here beginning promptly at 7:00pm on June 5th. Please check back at that time.
It was a big weekend at the OSAA State Band/Orchestra Championships for David Douglas High School and the entire District music program.
The last day of the 2012-13 school year is Thursday, June 13, which is a half-day of school for students. On June 13, elementary schools will release students at 11:55 a.m. (parents, please be prepared to pick your students up at the bus stop); middle schools and David Douglas High School will release at 10:30 a.m.; Fir Ridge Campus will release at 10:40 a.m.
Because of bond construction projects (thank you, voters!), two schools will get out earlier. The last day of the school year for students at Menlo Park Elementary and Ventura Park Elementary is Tuesday, June 11, which is a full day of school. Both schools, along with the North Powellhurst building, will be closed to the public this summer while construction goes on.
Please mark your calendars now for a change to the school start date for the fall. The 2013-14 school year begins on Monday, Sept. 9, one week later than normal. That’s right. Summer break will be one week longer this year.
These are the lessons that have been a David Douglas School District favorite for many years!
Session I June 17–June 28
Session II July 8–July 19
Session III July 22–August 2
Session IV August 5–August 9 (short session)
The David Douglas School District has received an Equal Opportunity Schools matching grant that will allow David Douglas High School to expand its Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings and recruit more students into the high-rigor classes, especially underserved students.
The David Douglas Budget Committee has unanimously approved a 2013-14 school year budget. For the first time in three years, the budget does not include any significant cuts in personnel or service. It also does not include any significant additions to programs, but seeks to maintain current service levels.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Whether your student is in elementary, middle, or high school, parent-teacher conferences are an important opportunity to discuss how your child is doing in school. It is also an opportunity to strengthen the partnership with your child’s teacher.
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your conference:
- Look over recent assignments and test grades so that you know how your child has been performing in class.