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Theater Department presents two plays in one week

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"You're a Good Good Man Charlie Brown" is based on the "Peanuts" comics. The musical will be filmed live outside the Howard Horner Performing Arts Center. Show times: June 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. Single streaming passes: $12.00. Filmed live and streamed on

"Since March" is an original, student-created play that chronicles what life has been like for DDHS students since March, 2020. The play will be performed live and in-person for socially distant groups of 15 audience members at a time. Each audience group will tour the “Museum of 2020” with the help of tour guides, with several tour start times each day. Show times: June 11 at 6:30 p.m. and June 12 at 2:30 p.m. $5 for students, $8 for adults.

Samuel Franciois, who comes from Cherry Park Elementary where he was the Tech Support Assistant, is the new high school IT Tech. Prior to that, he was a translator and interpreter in Haiti. Welcome Mr. Francois!

Meagan Lutu, who comes to the high school from Floyd Light, will start work as a new dean this fall. Welcome Ms. Lutu!

Michael Teague, a DDHS graduate, is the newest member of the Campus Security Team. Welcome Mr. Teague!


Naomi Osaka

  • She's shed light on the mental health of athletes by withdrawing from the French Open, announcing on social media that she will "take some time away from the court."

  • The 23-year-old revealed that she has experienced depression and anxiety since winning her first major at the 2018 U.S. Open and explained that speaking to the media makes her nervous.

  • “I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes' mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one,” she said.

  • “Intentionally or not, Osaka stands at the leading edge of a broad, transformational movement in athlete empowerment,” wrote NYT's sports columnist Kurt Streeter.


Emma Gonzalez

  • Survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
  • Emerged as one of the leaders of the anti-gun movement and co-founded the gun-control advocacy group Never Again MSD.
  • Influenced Florida lawmakers to pass the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act in March 2018, which raises the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 and requires a three-day waiting period for most weapons.


Benjamin Kagan

  • 14-year-old Chicago high school freshman
  • Learned to navigate vaccine registration systems to help hundreds of Chicago senior citizens register for a COVID vaccination.
  • Created a Google Form that people could fill out to ask for assistance. The information flows into a spreadsheet now accessed by about 50 volunteers whom Benjamin recruited to help secure appointments.


Chloé Zhao

  • First woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director for Nomadland

  • First woman since Barbara Streisand to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Nomadland


Eugene Goodman

  • Faced down angry mob during Capital insurrection

  • Baited mob away from Pence family

  • Selected as a security escort for Vice President Kamala Harris.


Aranya Chopra

  • Created hundreds of New Years cards for nursing home residents.

  • Called a Little Angel

  • Used her piggy bank money to buy cake for residents.


Keanon Lowe

  • Parkrose football coach and former Oregon Ducks wide receiver.
  • Prevented Parkrose shooting in 2019 with peaceful action.
  • Received Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions.
  • Disney to make a movie based on his life.


"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X

June 10: “Don’t be afraid; people are so afraid; don’t be afraid to live in the raw wind, naked, alone…Learn at least this: what you are capable of. Let nothing stand in your way.” -Tony Kushner

June 9: "When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." -Barack Obama

June 3: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -Harvey Fierstein

June 2: "Don't care what you may do. We got that attitude! Hey, we got that P.M.A!" -H.R.

May 25: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

May 20: "Even if we painstakingly piece together something lost it doesn't mean it will ever go back to the way they were." - Kentaro Miura

May 19: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

May 18: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving forward." Albert Einstein.

May 17: "Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill

May 12: "You can only go forward by making mistakes." -Alexander McQueen

May 11: "Think things, not words." -Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

May 10: "Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create." -Oprah Winfrey

May 6: "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. " -Marie Curie

May 5: " For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like them so that they may discover those kids are in fact just like them." - John Ridley

May 4: "Do or not do. There is no try." -Yoda

May 3: "The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character - Dorothea Dix