April  2021

Routine is a huge part of keeping our bodies healthy and well!
Try to go to bed and wake up at the same times,
get enough water, and stay active!

Improve your health without getting overwhelmed
by trying a new wellness challenge each week or a few times a month… 

Eat mindfully. For the next week, stash your mobile phone in your purse, pocket or drawer while you are eating. When you ditch the distracting devices, you can actually focus on savoring your food and enjoying your mealtime companions.
Fight sitting disease. For the next week, convert one of your meetings to a walking meeting and let the ideas flow with each step. Too much sitting negatively impacts the body’s metabolic system and may increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers (breast and colon)
Make simple, healthy food swaps. You don’t have to sacrifice the foods you love to be healthier. Try swapping a few of your usual staples for a healthier option.
Improve your mental health. Uncontrolled stress can lead to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, increased risk for heart disease, a weakened ability to fight infections, pain syndromes, sleep disorders and obesity.
Expand your palate. This week, your challenge is to try a few new foods you haven’t eaten before

A weekly message from your health teachers ~

New Student Health Center Addition At Centennial !!!!!

The Student Health Center at David Douglas High School is open
8:45 am-4:45 pm weekdays for in-person, phone and video visits.
Call 503-988-3554 to make an appointment.
 Student Health Centers are also open at
Centennial, Parkrose, Roosevelt and Reynolds high schools.
Student Health Centers are like having a doctor’s office at school.
We offer convenient physical and mental health care services to all Multnomah County students ages 5-18.
There are no out-of-pocket costs
. We can also connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance.
 For more, visit the Student Health Center website.
 Stay connected at Student Health Center Facebook
 and Student Health Center Instagram


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!

Scholarship News:

The David Douglas High School PTSA desires to aid
the all-around graduating senior who has an aptitude
for further education, definite educational goals, and
plans to enroll in an accredited trade school,
community college, college, or university.
Scholarship apps due April 30th.
Click here for the application.

For more information on scholarships being offered please see:
The College & Career Center Website

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.”

March News

Response to the Governor 3.5.21

March 2020 . . . . . . .1 Year Later. . . :

A Day in the Life of a Distance Learner

Scots Sports Returns Virtually

See the new Scots Sports Window on the Front of the DDHS Web site and 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. 

Happy Spring from the PTSA!

For the first time, we will be preselling gorgeous, hanging flower baskets from our local favorite, Al’s Garden Center!
If you have loved our poinsettias, you will love these beauties!
Two sizes: 10″ $28.00, 12″ $38 and selling at Al’s regular, retail price. Estimated delivery is April 24-30th, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Order on our new online store:
Pickup a new David Douglas vinyl sticker or beanie & scarf while you’re at our store!
Thank you~ your purchase supports our senior college scholarships!

Reap Newsletter
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A shout out to the BSU students, staff and celebrities that participated in the creation of the content for this assembly!!!    Take the time to watch, you won’t regret it!!!! GO SCOTS!

DDHS Black History Month Virtual Assembly

Watch the Black Student Union’s Virtual Assembly celebrating Black History Month.

School in CDL Please Join us!

Meal Services UPDATE:

DDSD Food resources

Comprehensive Distance Learning Extended

Revised HS Calendar 2-22-2021

Parent Athletics Letter Update 2.23.2021

Quarter 3 Begins Monday February 1rst, 2021 in CDL
Through Friday April 9th, 2021

See you In Class!!!


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.
Have a great start to 2nd semester and the 3rd Quarter:)

Shred Day Sponsored By DDHS Dads Club


In Season Athletics 

Cross Country 



In order to participate in any athletics you MUST be cleared through the athletics office. Athletic Fees will be prorated for the 20-21 school year in the amount of $60.00 

Fees for the current seasons athletics will be added to your account on March 15th (when you make the team) and must be paid at your earliest convenience. 

Contact Bookkeeper Mikyla Pruett for questions on how to make payments to your account. 

Stay tuned for information about Football! At this time DDHS will not be offering traditional tackle football but will be putting together 7 on 7 games and lineman challenges. 

Contact Coach Szueber for more information.


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

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.

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.

Here’s a Weekly Wellness announcement:

The Positive Power of Sleep

Sleep is extremely important for our bodies to
function. Teens need about 8-10 hours of sleep
each night.
Make sure you turn off electronics at
least an hour before bed, get to bed early enough
to get the sleep you need, and try to keep the
same sleep schedule every day.
Your body and
mind will thank you!

Athletic  Clearance 

The athletic office and coaches are working hard with our district office and school board to be able to bring student athletes on campus for workouts. 

If you are interested in joining the workouts when they get started you must be cleared in the athletic office with your sports application and current physical. 

Contact Stephanie Matthews in the athletic office for more information. 

Visit OSAA to see the new season calendars 


DDHS Important Upcoming Dates and News

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

Taking Care Of Ourselves and Others

Parents DDHS January Newsletter Bulletin
Parents DDHS December Newsletter Bulletin
Supporting Your Students’ Health and Mental Health

DDSD Food Resources During Winter Break

Comprehensive Distance Learning Extended

logo for Highlander School Paper

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.


You can submit your Senior Pics starting
now through the end of April. Send them as an attachment in an email to:
The higher the resolution, the better they will look.
Be sure to choose one that is orientated vertically, not
horizontally…or we will have to crop it ourselves to make it work.
Everyone (staff too!):
We are looking for Fall themed pics that you would like to share.
Halloween costume? Pumpkin patch trip? Leaf raking? Cooking a yummy meal? A pretty scene on a hike or a walk? Anything to do with Fall?
Send ’em in! Submit as an attachment in an email to:

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

A New Scholarship Opportunity will be coming!
The Denise Lisac Memorial Scholarship Fund
Read about how you can be a part of this!

Attn: Seniors:


Click me ! You can Order all of your Senior needs On Our Own Page @ Jostens!

The basic pack is $32 and includes a cap, gown and standard tassel. The most popular pack is $48 and includes a cap, gown, standard tassel and a FUN tassel
You don’t need to order more than that, unless they want to.

Update on Nov. 7th SAT Exam at DDHS: Cancelled
We will not be holding any SAT or ACT tests until our students are cleared to come back to school for in person learning.

Good morning Scots students!

Do you have an overdue library book or

textbook to return to the high school, but you can’t make it into the

school? Now you can return your books to any of our David Douglas Grab

and Go meal distribution sites. For exact locations and times visit our

David Douglas school district website at: Food Resources

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!

Book with furled pages

2019-2020 Yearbooks are be available for pick up in the main office. We will have a limited number to sell for those who are interested in getting a yearbook but did not purchase it last year.

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 DDSD

Facebook DDHS School Counseling Office

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