The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

Hand crafted wood signs and names of DTech houses grace the walls of the labs and commemorate the past students. Unlike these past generations of students, sophomores will now have to wait another year before they can apply for DTech.

“This is the year to make changes:” Scheduling changes continue as DTech becomes two-year program

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter March 11, 2023

One of Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech) Career-Technical Education (CTE) pathways has recently changed from a three-year program to a two-year program.  DTech focuses on design, technology...

Newly elected Associated Student Body president Rhea Gill 25 is ready to lead Foothill Technology High School students in the 2023-2024 school year.

ASB President-elect Rhea Gill gives inauguration speech on her presidency and excitement for the 2023-24 school year

Emma Ippolito, Reporter March 8, 2023

After the election results of the Associated Student Body (ASB) officials were announced on Feb. 16, 2023, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students can look forward to next year with their...

Foothill Techs ASB Instagram post sharing the news about the postponement of the Hearts in Havana dance.

News Brief: “Hearts in Havana” dance rescheduled

Ella Asher, Reporter February 25, 2023

After weeks of advertising with posters billowing in the hallways, Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) spring dance, named "Hearts in Havana," has been postponed to March 24, 2023 due to...

On Friday Feb. 17, students were called up to the stage during their lunch break, and handed a bright flower as well as a certificate thanking them for their kindness.

Spreading the love: Foothill Tech celebrates Kindness Week and Kindness Court

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter February 20, 2023

Love and goodwill were in the air at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) during the Associated Student Body (ASB) organized Kindness Week, from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2023.  Sophia Salles...

Future ASB President Rhea Gill 25 invites students to vote for her at the candidate faire on Feb. 8, 2023 with a sign that reads Vote Rhea 4 ASB Prez.

Foothill Tech students elect new ASB representatives for 2023-2024 school year

Ella Asher and Maggie Lay February 18, 2023

As spring approaches at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech), preparations for the 2023-23 school year have started with requests for next year's classes, program fairs and college acceptance...

As students and administration spend time standing in the sunny quad conversing during their lunchtime, teachers are advocating a switch of the school schedule to bring equality to all the teachers in the Ventura Unified School District.

“It’s time for a change”: Foothill Tech teachers push for a “teach 5 model” schedule for the 2023-24 school year

Emma Ippolito, Assignment Editor February 13, 2023

With Ventura High School (Ventura High) adopting a block schedule mirroring that of Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech) own block scheduling policy for the 2022-23 school year and Buena...

Recent salary negotiations for Ventura Unified School District employees has affected Foothill Tech teachers, students, and administrators alike.

Ventura Unified teachers’ wage agreement: How Foothill Tech has been affected

Amber Duhs and Beatrice Barnes February 12, 2023

While the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) campus buzzes with news and tidbits involving the wage agreement for educators within Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified), many students...

CAP, an athletic program designed to keep Foothill Tech athletes in top condition during their offseason, is currently undergoing drastic changes. These adjustments have garnered mixed reactions from both staff and students.

Core Athletics Program sections reduced in schedule overhaul

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter February 10, 2023

Amid scheduling changes for Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) throughout the 2023-2024 school year, the Core Athletics Program (CAP) classes have been significantly reduced in order to adapt...

A BioScience student demonstrates how to perform CPR on a mannequin to underclassman interested in health sciences.

Potential new beginnings explored at 2023 Program Faire

Ailanie Martinez and Ella Asher January 16, 2023

With the dawn of a new year, many students sought new opportunities and interests during Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech) annual Program Faire on Jan. 5, Jan. 6, Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, 2023.  During...

Students participate in a scavenger hunt to find items that represent the organelles in a cell. Items were hidden around the school and students were given clues to help them determine their location. The juniors finished first while the seniors came in second, followed by the sophomores in third.

Traditions prevail as Cohort 17 takes home the Golden Crutch at the annual BioScience Olympics

Linda Manzo and Maggie Lay January 8, 2023

After a long and relaxing winter break, school has finally resumed at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech). To kickstart the new year, BioScience hosted their annual BioScience Olympics on Jan....

Melanie Captain Lindsey, dressed up as Santas helper, is seated in a golf cart as she waits for Santa to finish his story.

Dragons show off their holiday spirit during Winter Week

Maggie Lay, Reporter December 28, 2022

As the holiday season progressed and excitement grew for winter break, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech), embraced the holiday spirit with a festive winter spirit week. The Winter Week consisted...

On the week of Dec. 5, 2022, the Bioscience Academy showcases their Be The Match fundraiser to help save the lives of those with cancer. Donation jars, wrapped in colorful designs, overflow with dollar bills as students buy candy cane after candy cane.

BioScience Academy contributes to the season of giving with the Be The Match fundraiser

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter December 20, 2022

Kickstarting this year's holiday season, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech)’s BioScience Academy held their annual Be The Match fundraiser from Dec. 5 to Dec. 16, 2022.  Brightly decorated...

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