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June 2021

2021 Highlander Graduation Photos

COVID-19 Vaccine Available To Students 12 And Older

Multnomah County Health Department’s new weekly calendar and content (in English and Spanish) for this week’s vaccine clinics.

Multnomah County Student Health Centers will help students age 12-18 make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Or students/families can drop-in at any of Multnomah County Health Department’s weekly Pfizer clinics. No appointment necessary. Vaccination is free and available to all Multnomah County residents, regardless of immigration or insurance status. Visit bit.ly/2RF1K6L for more information.

Multnomah County Student Health Centers ayudaremos a los estudiantes de 12 a 18 años a programar citas para la vacuna contra COVID-19. O los estudiantes / familias pueden visitar cualquiera de las clínicas semanales de Pfizer del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Multnomah. No se necesita cita previa. La vacunación es gratuita y está disponible para todos los residentes del condado de Multnomah, independientemente de su estatus migratorio o su falta de seguro médico. Visite bit.ly/2RF1K6L para obtener más información.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Flyer
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Flyer-SPANISH
SHC COVID-19 Scheduling Flyer Eng
SHC COVID-19 Scheduling Flyer Spa


As we get close to the end of the school year,
make sure you’re taking care of yourself.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night,
drink plenty of water, wash your hands throughout the day.
Don’t forget to eat well and be active!


You can order 2021 Yearbooks via this link :


Announcement: David Douglas High School 

Materials Drop Off :
Do you have textbooks, library books or other materials?
Bring them back before summer!!
Avoid fines & fees! 

When: June 16th & June 17th

Where: Breezeway (SE 130th by the PAC)

 Time: 9am to 5pm both days

Double D's for David Douglas

Library News

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Student Led Conferences
Are Coming June 16th & 17th!!!…

Parents /Guardians will still be able to contact
teachers about their student’s progress
by phone or email.

● Student Led Conferences will be June 16th
& 17th for Freshman through Juniors.

By Appointment With Your Students Advisory Teacher

See You Thursday June 16th or Friday June 17th!!!


We are proud to present two plays in one week! 

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Since March:  The Student Experience of 2020 

      Since March is an original, student-created play that chronicles what life has been like for David Douglas High School students Since March of 2020.  The play explores many topics including: COVID and Quarantine, Race and Social Justice, Family and Friends, Politics, Mental Health, and many others.      This play is performed live and in-person for socially distant groups of 15 audience members at a time.  Each audience group will tour our “Museum of 2020” with the help of our tour guides, with several tour start times each day.  Please be aware that this play is similar to a short walking tour, taking place outdoors and requiring audience members to stand for the 40 minute duration.

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkUI1fP10ZU

Show Times: June 12th at 6:30pm and June 13th at 2:30pm 

 – (More show times will be add on these dates once our initial times fill up)                        

$5 for Students and $8 Adults.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

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       A touching and timeless story of a great kids trying to get through a difficult day! Based on the Peanuts Comics, these kids are wise, heartful and witty about the world of kids AND adults!  Filmed live outside our PAC, student actors, technicians and musicians bring this classic musical to life! 

 Trailer here: https://youtu.be/dC5vX0wRbkc

Celebrate kids AND the world opening back up!!

Join us June 18 and 19 at @ 7:30pm!

Single Streaming passes as low as $12.00

Filmed Live and Streamed on Booktix.com

– Tickets and box office – Our Box Office is now hosted by Booktix.com All Ticketing will go through ddhsor.booktix.com

How can you support our theater department?

Consider an easy online Donation to support us! And our work to provide free opportunities to kids!!! 

Or repost our ads on social media!  

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Tickets on Sale Now For Two DDHS Shows!

Parents and Students of David Douglas High School:

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 23rd.
  • 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. 

If you have a specific question, please email your counselor directly.

Summer Meal Services


The Highlander’s new website won a First Place award
from the American Scholastic Press Association.
This is the First Time the paper’s competed as a website,
so we’re pretty excited.
~Mr Rivas

Cheer takes first at state in the 6A non-building division:

The varsity cheer team placed first place in the state championship for the 6A non-building division, which was announced live on May 1

“David Douglas Cheerleaders are talented, hard working and relentless,” said coach Amber Cowgill. “That showed in their final performances that earned them each a first place finish. I am so proud to coach with Mikyla and Brittany.”

photos curtesy of the Highlander Newspaper article as well.

Varsity Team photo 2021
Varsity (above) and JV (right) participated in eight competitions each throughout the competition season. Both teams placed first in all traditional routine performances. JV placed first and varsity placed second in the Game Day competition. Photos courtesy coach Amber Cowgil

JV Squad Picture 2021

Link To Highlander Article about their win. . .

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!


The Scots Center
Will Be Available To Students Online
M-TH, 8-12  &   12:30-4
to better assist students after school.
Have a great start to the 4th Quarter:)

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

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.”

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 jen_difrances@ddsd40.org for questions or
additional information. 

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, we are doing a modified club fair for you to check out our offerings! The club list, advisor name and “location” is available for all students.

Please Visit the Athletics Tab
to see all the Up to Date Sports News! 🙂

PLEASE make sure you have cleared in the athletic office
Contact your Coach for Schedule Information
Coaches will NOT be able to collect paperwork from anyone
and all paperwork must be turned in BEFORE NOON each day to participate on the same day. (note: only for those
that have not yet turned in anything)

                  DDHS Scot


Here’s Some Help To Stay Healthy :)!

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

Taking Care Of Ourselves and Others

Portland Parks & Recreation

PDX Parks & Rec Stay and Play Video Series

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