June 2021

Monthly Wellness Challenge:

Your Personal Victories This Year!

All pre-orders for the Class of 2021 Yearbook
can only be purchased online:
Click here to order

Library News

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DDHS Graduation 2021 Highlight Video

Link to photos taken by Your Newspaper: The Highlander

2021 Highlander Graduation Photos

Highlander Website
Click this link for full coverage of the event:)

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration is now open!  
Please complete this form to reserve your space. 

  • Summer School will run from June 24 to July 23.
  • All courses are FREE (no cost).
  • Summer School courses are for recovery credit (retake a course that you previously failed).
  • Students may register for up to two courses at a time on a first come, first serve basis.  
  • Students will work at their own pace and can work on the course at any time, but must attend one session at David Douglas High School where teacher assistance is available.
  • The only grade that can be earned in Credit Recovery is a “C”.
  • When complete, students can sign up for another course.
  • The NCAA Clearinghouse does not accept David Douglas High School’s credit recovery to satisfy their core requirements. 

DDHS Summer School Bus Schedule 2021

Summer Meal Services

Food Resources

Athletic Events :

As the school year comes to a close and final grades are pending, please be aware that to be eligible for athletics and activities in the fall you must meet the grade requirements for academic eligibility. 

Eligibility for semester 1 of next year will be based off the previous transcripted grades which is Quarter 4. Athletes need to be passing 3 out of 4 classes. There are also benchmarks to meet for on track to graduate status. If an athlete does not meet the on track to graduate status, they are ineligible for the entire next year. 

Incoming 10th – Must have 4.5 credits earned Incoming 11th – Must have 10.0 credits earned Incoming 12th – Must have 17.0 credits earned. 

Summer school is running and if a student is going to fall short in either area, have them reach out to their counselor and get signed up.

Do you want to rock some SCOTS GEAR?
Student Council started an online store called :
The link is also on our Instagram.
You can order and have the stuff sent directly to your home!
If you have any ideas on designs, send them our way!

This is our 8th grade athletic information video.

  • 2021 22 Athletic Informational Video HD 720p
  • It is a long video JAM PACKED with information for the students and their families.
  • From the start of the video through 33:21 is the GENERAL INFORMATION section.
  • We encourage students and their parents to watch this entire segment and then they can fast forward to the specific programs they would like information about
  • TAMS Dance Team 33:22,
  • Cheer Team 37:45,
  • Fall Sports
  • Football 41:02, Volleyball 44:51, Cross Country 47:36 Girls Soccer 50:30 Boys Soccer 55:08
  • Winter Sports
  • Boys Basketball 57:40 Freshman Basketball 1:04:06 Girls Basketball 1:07:46 Swim 1:11:30
    Wrestling 1:15:46 Girls Wrestling 1:17:48
  • Spring Sports
  • Track & Field 1:20:55 Baseball 1:24:05 Softball 1:27:36 Boys Golf 1:30:03 Girls Golf 1:33:26
    Boys and Girls Tennis 1:36:31


Scholarship Page For The DDEF

Yearbook Photos

Yearbook Portraits – Hard deadline May 30th !

We are going to try to get everyone (literally all staff and all students) to submit their own portraits for use in the yearbook.
Not kidding!
Here are links to a full set of instructions for you to use.

9-10-11 Portrait Guide
Senior Portrait Guide

Yearbook is still looking for pics of you and your life
during this crazy year.
Share them to save them!!!!
Submit as attachments to:

2021 Student Art Show – VIRTUAL and live now

Visit to view the incredible work.
 Click on images to view carousel style slideshows,
where you can scroll down to leave comments,
or view full sized images.
Please feel free to leave comments


The David Douglas and Fir Ridge Art Departments are thrilled to announce our awardees in the Mount Hood Community College 2021 Virtual High School Art Exhibit:

We celebrate DDHS senior Quyen Pham‘s First Place in Personal Voice!
Big Hooray for DDHS Junior Xochitl Nuno‘s Technical Skill Second Place!
Wooohoo for Fir Ridge junior Beatris Skorokyrzha‘s Honorable Mention!
Check out the show online!  MHCC 2021 Virtual High School Art Exhibition

Exhibition Awards

Congratulations to the following brave David Douglas artists who exhibited their work in the MHCC virtual show:

Fir Ridge, Instructor: Michelle Colbert 
Beatis Skorokyrzha    Award:  Honorable Mention
Paisley Hamrick
Sebastian Johnson
Vanessa Edwards

David Douglas High School, Instructor: Eric Jensen
Lisa Cheng 

David Douglas High School, Instructor: Maria Galati
Jessica Wong
Mar Tallon 
Quyen Pham    Award:  Personal Voice First Place
Victoria Khabarov Xochitl Nuno    Award:  Technical Skill Second Place

We hope you’ll find their work inspiring!  And we thank you so much for your time!

Scholastic Art Award Winners, Congratulations!!!

Congratulations to DDHS junior Xochitl Nuno!!!

Xochitl’s artwork titled Worn (below)

 earned a national Silver Medal

in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!


Here is a link to all the winners and their works,

Arts Awards

Congratulations and good luck in the competition!

Carradine Named DDHS Principal

Greg Carradine has been named the new Principal at David Douglas High School after 23 years of extensive leadership, serving the school community as a teacher, coach, division chair, coordinator, and administrator.
On July 1, Carradine becomes the 9th DDHS principal, the 7th to lead the entire campus (from 1962-66, two administrators shared the job) since the school was built in 1954.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with David Douglas’ staff, students and families to create a positive learning environment so ALL students can develop essential skills for their post-secondary choices,” Carradine said.
He replaces John Bier, who will retire at the end of this school year after serving as Principal for the past 13 years. Greg will remain Assistant Principal for the remainder of the school year, while also engaging in transition activities in preparation for taking over as Principal.
Armed with a pair of associate degrees, Greg began his career working as a diesel technician. He was hired in 1997 as an instructor in Electronic, Automotive and AutoCad at David Douglas High School. He also served as assistant varsity football coach from 1997-2010 and was honored as Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2004 and Teacher of the Year in 2007.  He chaired the Professional-Technical Department from 2005-10.
In 2010, he was hired as the DDHS Attendance Coordinator. The following year, Greg graduated from Marylhurst University with a BA in Communication.
He also previously served as the school summer school principal in 2011.
Greg graduated from Portland State in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership while earning his K-12 administrative license. That same year, he was named the DDHS Athletic Director and was twice been named the Mt. Hood Conference Athletic Director of the Year. He served as Athletic Director until 2019, when he was elevated to Assistant Principal.
“Greg is an amazing educational leader who time and time again has demonstrated his vision, his strong leadership, and most importantly his belief in students,” David Douglas Superintendent Ken Richardson said. “His commitment to student achievement, growth, our continued equity work, and passion for student and family engagement, are just some of his strengths. His genuine care for students and families and his true understanding of servant leadership is a model for us all.”

Scots Sports Returns

See the Athletics Website Tab for more Up to Date Sports Info!

DDSD Windows & Mirrors Website

At David Douglas, we recognize the importance of having
our students not only see themselves reflected in literature,
but also as a means to learn about and understand other
cultures. This collection promotes books that authentically
and realistically portray the diversity of all students, from
both historical and contemporary perspectives. In addition
to titles featuring a diverse range of multicultural characters
and authors, books about socioeconomic struggles, LGBTQ+
issues, and characters with disabilities and mental health
issues are also included. During CDL, having these
resources available when access to library materials is so
limited is especially valuable.
Contact for questions or
additional information. 


Starting TUESDAY 2/2/2021

the Scots Center will be available to students
M-TH, 8-12  &   1230-4
to better assist students after school.

Meal Services UPDATE:

DDSD Food Resources

DDHS HS Calendar 2021 – 22 (final 5/21)

CLUB DESCRIPTIONS 2020 -21 Fall Club Guide – Jan 2021 Updated

David Douglas Clubs have been going strong all year, Did you know that? If not, and you may now be interested. The club list, advisor name and “location” is available for all students.

Are you concerned about food insecurity in our community?
Join Food Justice clubs on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00
to unpack the intersections of food, race and class.
Together we will make a difference
in improving food access in our community.
This is a community service opportunity.
Check out the **Club Guide for the link to our Google Classroom.

Vital new COVID-19 resource specifically available for youths and families

Taking Care Of Ourselves and Others

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The school newspaper, The Highlander, is still hard at work
bringing you school and community News, in-depth Features
stories, and thought-provoking Opinionated columns. Here’s
our link, which you’ll also find on the high school’s website:

The Highlander

Celtic Yearbook

Yes…there will still be a Yearbook this year.
The opportunities to make memories this year will be different
and less frequent, so let’s make the most of what we can!
The more pics we submit, the better it will be.

Send ’em in! Submit as an attachment in an email to:

Monthly Zoom Talks with Caty Buckley:

Let’s Talk Teens

21st Century Comm. Learning Center

Sun Updates:

Sun Wrap Around Services

Listening Circles

Sun Listening Circles For Students

Listening Circles Sign Up Sheet

Sun Community School

Sun Student Enrollment English

Sun Student Enrollment Spanish

SEI Program with SUN

Food Resources

David Douglas Student Health Center

Links to School Activities:



Career Center

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Facebook DDHS School Counseling Office

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