May 2021

Monthly Wellness Challenge:

Your Personal Victories This Year!


Caps and Gowns are in the North Main Office

Office Hours Monday – Friday 7:30-3:00 for pick up

May 3 – 7th
College Signing Week

Let’s Celebrate our Class of 2021!!!

See your DDHS Career Center For All of The Fun and Festivities !!!!

College Signing Week # 2
College Signing Week 2021 # 1

Rivas Highlander Seniors

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.

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

Yearbook Photos

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:

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

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!

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!

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!

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

A Day in the Life of a Distance Learner

Scots Sports Returns

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. 

Reap Newsletter
Sign up link


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

Revised HS Calendar 2-22-2021

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

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

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:

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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