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BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District plans to close all schools through April 10, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District plans to close all schools through April 10, 2020

Adler Striegel, Reporter March 12, 2020

On March 12, an email and phone call was sent out to parents and guardians of students in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified), notifying that all school and district-sponsored events...

Email sent to parents and guardians regarding threat made by student.

BREAKING NEWS: Email sent to Foothill parents and guardians detailing a credible threat made by a student

Jill Vallance, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2020

On March 12, an email and phone call was sent out to parents and guardians of Foothill Technology High School (FTHS) students detailing a potential threat that was made by a student. Interim Principal...

BREAKING NEWS: Russell Gibbs announced as Foothills new Principal

BREAKING NEWS: Russell Gibbs announced as Foothill’s new Principal

Adler Striegel and Jill Vallance March 10, 2020

At the School Board meeting held on March 10, 2020, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) announced that Russell Gibbs will be Foothill Technology High School’s (FTHS), next Principal. Gibbs...

Students participate in adding their hand-print to the Kindness Tree. Credit: Instagram Account @fthsasb

Kindness Week at Foothill encourages good vibes on campus

Olivia Zoll, Reporter March 6, 2020

Foothill’s kindness week, held from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, encouraged compassion and school spirit through the implementation of events, activities and affirmations. The event included five days of fun,...

BREAKING NEWS: Dude be nice field trip cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance

BREAKING NEWS: Dude be nice field trip cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance

Jill Vallance, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

School-wide field trip, “Dude. Be Nice” planned for Feb. 26 was cancelled due to the illness and hospitalization of the speaker. As of right now, it is unclear whether or not “Dude. Be Nice”...

Student speakers on the annual minority panel.

Second minority panel allows students to address teachers with concerns

Emma Yakel and Carol Sanchez February 9, 2020

Foothill teachers and faculty flooded the media center doors to take part in listening to a minority panel which was similar to the first-ever one held last spring. Taking place on Feb. 3, 2020, the minority...

The period project drive is put on by Foothills WE Club annually to ease period poverty in Ventura County.

Ending period poverty: Foothill’s annual period product drive

Adler Striegel, Reporter January 30, 2020

As the year ends and finals begin, the annual Period Product Drive is in full swing at Foothill. Run by Foothills WE Club, the drive is collecting various period products as a way to help end period poverty...

Joe Bova has served as Principal at Foothill for 18 years and will now be accepting a new position in Ventura Unified School District.

BREAKING NEWS: Principal Joe Bova leaves Foothill to accept new position as Career Technical Education Coordinator

Jill Vallance, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2020

On Jan. 27, 2020, Principal Joe Bova announced he had accepted a new position as Career Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified). Bova's last day...

Students from every grade level enjoy their time on the dance floor.

Let it snow at this year’s winter formal

Cierra Marienthal, Reporter December 24, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as students from Foothill came together at the downtown Ventura Museum to start their winter break off right at this year's Winter Formal. There were around 500...

The Foothill dress code can always either be found online or in the student agenda

News Brief: Revised dress code

Olivia Zoll, Reporter December 6, 2019

In her presentation updating the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) on Foothill at the most recent school board meeting held on Nov. 12, Associated Student Body (ASB) President Hayden Hickerson ‘20,...

Jessica Lopez 20 performs for Dia de Los Muertos

First ever Dia de Los Muertos celebrates culture, loved ones, community

Adler Striegel, Reporter November 11, 2019

With vibrant decorations filling the quad, students, parents, staff and community members swarmed the school to participate in Foothill’s first-ever Día De Los Muertos celebration. Held on the evening...

All-district Glow Dance brightens up Spirito Hall

All-district Glow Dance brightens up Spirito Hall

Jacob Guthrie, Reporter November 11, 2019

Brimming with glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets and lights, Spirito Hall was radiating an electric vibe as the pop music filled everyone’s ears, kicking off a relaxing three day weekend on Nov. 8, 2019. The...

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