Upcoming Events


  • DCD Drama Auditions

    We are thrilled to anounce the production of Disney's Peter Pan.  Any student in grades 5-8 is welcome to audition.  

    December 4th, 3:30-4:30  Mandatory meeting and music rehearsal for students only with Mr. Welch.  Audition and registration packets will be handed out at this meeting.

    December 9th, 3:30-5:30  Auditions with Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Beam, and Mr. Welch for students currently in 7th and 8th grade.

    December 11th, 3:30-5:40  Auditions with Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Beam, and Mr. Welch for students currently in 5th and 6th grade.

    All oustanding required fees must be paid prior to auditions.  Drama registration form, and the $80 fee must be submitted to the office prior to auditions.

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  • Holiday Craft Night

    Our annual Holiday Craft Night is Tuesday, December 10, from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Join us for holiday treats and make some great crafts!  All free!  If you would like to donate a treat to share, please bring to the school office or to Craft Night.

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  • Need Holiday Assistance?

    Each year the Boring Fire Dept. (which is now part of the Clackamas District #1) helps families in need through Operation Santa Claus. If you are a family in need of food and/or gifts, you are welcome to apply online at www.clackamasfire.com or you can pick up an application in person at the Boring Fire Dept. on Highway 212 Tuesday-Friday from 7am to 5pm. Deadline is Dec. 13th.  You must reside in Clackamas County in order to qualify. If you have further questions, contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Roush 503.658.3171. 

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  • DCD Annual Canned Food Drive

    Our DCD Leadership students, along with their advisor, Ms. Gibson, are gathering canned food again this year. The event is sponsored by the Clackamas County Fire Department. They have delivered 50 boxes for us to fill, so please help us reach our goal! While you are out shopping for groceries next week, for your Thanksgiving meal, grab a couple of extra items for those families who need support this holiday season.

    The canned food drive will be December 2-13. All food donated needs to be non-perishable. This year we are making the canned food drive a classroom and house competition! Please make sure any food that you would like to be counted for house competition is clearly marked on the outside of the bag or with a slip inside the bag. Food that is not clearly labeled by house will be evenly distributed between houses. 

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  • Upcoming PTO Events


    Saturday, November 16: Bowl & Donate @ Mt. Hood Lanes, 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Thursday, November 21:  PTO meeting @ DCD, 6:30-8:30

    Tuesday, December 3:  PTO Event Planning Meeting @ PTO President Christine Karam's house, 6:30-8:00

    Tuesday, December 10:  Holiday Craft Night @ DCD, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Saturday, December 14:  Breakfast with Santa @ Applebee's

    Thursday, December 19:  PTO meeting @ DCD, 6:30-8:30


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  • Boundary Review Process Underway

    Review committee's recommendation

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    Do you want some new DCD Spirit Gear?  Check out our online ordering system to see all of the items that we offer.  Clothing for students and parents, and much more.  All items are shipped to our school office and sent home with your student.  Items arrive 10 days after the order, and only on Fridays.  DCD does not profit from the orders.

    New items are added throughout the year!




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  • New, updated GBSD Mobile App is here!

    Learn More

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  • School District to survey families

    Research part of school boundary review process.

    Learn more here

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Deep Creek-Damascus K-8

    Let's Talk!


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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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District News

Principal's Message

Ms. Keeton



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Keeton

As Principal of Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school! DCD is the only K-8 school in the Gresham-Barlow School District and we value the unique opportunity to develop relationships with students and families over their years here with us.

 We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.  We work to engage each child in rich, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences. Children are naturally curious, and we desire to foster and grow that curiosity in all subject areas.

We focus on developing the whole child, addressing the intellectual, academic and character growth of each one.  As you walk through our halls and visit our classrooms you will see evidence of meaningful academic work, caring relationships, and outstanding student art.

It is my pleasure and privilege to partner with the people who comprise the DCD Community as we learn, explore and grow together.

Barb Keeton
Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School