District News Items
March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.
The David Douglas High School Theater Department is proud to present this hilarious comedy about a very dysfunctional family together for a three-day gathering at Christmastime. While trying to cope and enjoy the holiday, the family experiences hilarious squabbles, a drunk cook, a gun happy former security guard, a secret but awkward love affair and chaotically incompetent puppet show.
The show runs March 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th
Shows begin at 7:30pm in the Horner Performing Arts Center (1400 SE 130TH).
The David Douglas School Board has moved up the last day of this school year to Tuesday, June 10. Tuesday, June 10 will be a full school day for students. Summer break begins Wednesday, June 11.
On Dec. 5th, the David Douglas School District broke ground on a $7 million project to build an early learning wing and neighborhood hub at Earl Boyles Elementary School.
This bold project aims to be a state model for incorporating free preschool for all children into an elementary school, as well as make that school a neighborhood hub helping to bring economic and family stability to the community. The Neighborhood Hub will provide adult services and classes, along with childcare, transforming Earl Boyles into a true birth to adult service center.