How and Why Dr. Montgomery Founded d.tech

Antonio Sanchez | asanchez19@dtechhs.org | May 31, 2018 Ken Montgomery is the co-founder and Executive Director of Design Tech High School. But few students know what led him to be become a teacher and a co-founder of our school. Here is that story. Montgomery grew up on a farm in rural  Idaho where life was …

Journalism, Love, and Bluegrass: A Q&A with Lessley Anderson

By: Daphne Palmeter Lessley Anderson started teaching at d.tech in 2016 and currently teaches both junior and senior English. She is also the advisor for d.tech’s school newspaper, The Dragon, which is produced mainly out of her senior English class, Writer’s Workshop. She currently lives in San Francisco and has a seven-year old son. Q: …

Band Boys

Jasmin Texidor | jtexidor19@dtechhs.org | May 31, 2018 Prince. John Lennon. Freddie Mercury. Madonna. Bodhi Godwin. Samson Mostowfi. Lucas Wieser. What’s the common thread between these names? It’s the fact that they’re all musical legends. Though those last three names’ legendary status may primarily be at d.tech, where they’re currently seniors, who’s to say they …

Photo Series: What’s up with Rollins Now?

By: Kirill Naumov This year d.tech has made huge steps forward as a school — we moved into our  new building. Students, staff, parents – everyone was psyched to experience that moment. Now time has passed, and we have settled into the Oracle campus, but have you ever wondered how the hangar -the REAL hangar- …

Q&A with d.tech’s New Environmental Science Wiz, Fannie Hsieh

By: Ethan Yu At the beginning of this school year, Fannie Hsieh officially joined the faculty as d.tech’s new environmental science teacher. You may have seen her roaming the halls monitoring FIT or seen her enthusiastically teaching her environmental science class, but those aren’t the only things that she does. Aside from teaching, she also …

d.tech Has an Outdoor Trash Problem

By: Aaron Chow Did you know that the U.S. alone generates more than 250 million tons of trash each year? Unfortunately, not all of this waste is disposed of properly, and $11.5 billion is spent annually cleaning up this litter. This trash has more devastating consequences than just an unpleasant sight, such as being a …

What Juniors Fear: Not Just the SAT

By: Sydney Lo Many people share common fears such as snakes, spiders, or a fear of heights. Others’ fears are more unique. Four juniors at d.tech shared their weirdest fears. Jasmin Texidor is afraid of whales and submarines. She says, “I don’t like that whales are so huge and I don’t like that submarines can …

d.tech Caring For Animals

By: Lauren Pineda Have you ever heard of the Animal Rights Club? Maybe you remember their bake sale when d.tech was still at Rollins Road, or more recently, their posters promoting fundraisers. This club, one of d.tech’s more popular, was started last year by Junior Hezekiah Smithstein. Smithstein was first introduced to an animal rights …