d.tech Basketball: Tryouts and what to expect for the season

By: Kleiton Carl Macrohon Just like the regular NBA season, d.tech basketball is just around the corner, which means that our Dragons are prepping for an amazing season. Tryouts begin November 1st, and for returning players, conditioning has already begun. So, as this year’s basketball season is about to commence, get out your basketball shorts, Jordans, …

What If The Dragons Had Flamed Out?

By: Nicholas Garland In August of 2014, Design Tech High School opened to 150 freshmen who came to school to realize that their classrooms were bare and furnitureless. The students and their teachers sat on the floor in large circles, discussing what their ideal classrooms would look like. The first few days of school were …

The Rise, Fall, and Recovery of Powerschool

By: Sophia Li Starting the 2017-2018 school year, d.tech staff had cut ties with Buzz, the Student Information System (SIS). With Buzz, d.tech’s ex, isolated, Powerschool, another SIS, entered the equation. However, Powerschool’s product, Unified Classroom, contained many negative variables that weren’t factored in the envisioned program launch. Problems ranged from a complicated log in …

Sorry, Remind Me of Your Name?

By: Michael Bentley ‘Learning Hub’ became ‘FIT.’ ‘Infractions’ became ‘Community Agreement Violations.’ ‘Alpha’ became ‘1st Period.’ ‘Mr. Andrew’ became ‘Mr. McAndrew.’ There is no doubt that d.tech has a culture of arbitrarily changing the names of everything. Even the students do it; remember when they replaced all the rooms’ names for the Presentations of Learning …