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 …

Middle College Life

By: William De Bruce We have lost many friends, who have left Design Tech High School. They include the beloved William Yu, the intelligent Lowell Kalman, the controversial Frankie Gomez, exciting Alexandra Tognotti and the whimsical Joshua Bruno. Of those who gave exodus, they all share a similar fate. They all left d.tech for Middle …