d.tech Download 2016-17

 

The Download is on summer hiatus and will return on August 15.


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Next Issue: August 15

June 6 - Town Hall Volunteer Celebration, Review of test results, Senior Experience Launch, Flight 12 Senior Challenge "Giving Back to the Community" - to offer projects complete the form here, students study Sierpinski Tetrahedron with balloons, photos of the faculty hard-hat tour of d.tech's campus construction at 275 Oracle Parkway, art and preview intersession photos.

May 30 - d.tech students at Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, Camping message, Spring Parent Survey, Magic Yarn Project, Call for volunteers, Neighborhood Meetups. 

May 23 - 3-D collaborative design, Intersession Drivers and POL volunteers needed, Maker's Faire and Hot Flamenco Nights Fundraiser. More JIVE summer opportunities. 

May 16 - Special Volunteer Appreciation Town Hall announced - June 5, Accolades for d.tech Sailing Team, rising Senior receives award from NationalCenter for Women and Information Technology, Students need POL volunteer parents as panelists.

May 9 - Camping Photos, Neighborhood Meet-ups, Junior Transportation and Camping Surveys, Junior Testing and Parent Education Night.

May 2 - Ken Montgomery on self-efficacy and stress around college application process, camping count-down, Drexel University Admissions Office returns to d.tech to meet with students, Speaker Nick Schafer on his experiences with 'Community College to College' and his gap year, Sea Otter Cycling student super-stars, and d.tech Sailing Team finishing first at Treasure Island Divisional Regatta.

April 25 - 2017-18 School calendar, standardized test dates, announcing new parent board member, camping needs for May 3 - 5, call for volunteers, last dates to RSVP for Dr. Oguntala parenting teens guidance. Photos of New Student Orientation/Meet & Greet, and Geographic distribution of student body courtesy of The Dragon, student newsletter.

April 18 - First junior prom, new student newsletter, college tab updates on web, camping trip, math mentors and Gala volunteers needed, Chump Street play.

April 11 - Past achievements and upcoming events: Camping, testing, summer opportunities. 

April 4 - April break. No Issue.

March 28 - Camping Trip Survey for Parents, Intersession Photo Highlights, JIVE Summer Internships, BART tickets, Robotics Meet, Parent Board Finalists, San Mateo GATE parents Test Prep Opportunity/Khan Academy Free Prep.

March 21 - FRC Robotics Team B.R.E.A.D. contest update, Transitions and Thanks, Changes to the Skyline program, Final days to Vote for Parent Board Member, Camping Update, Gala 'Moving on Up' Oct 14 - Volunteers invited. 

March 14 - Speakers Series, Report & Photos on RACC event, Celebrating d.tech's Founding Baseball team, 21 Chump Street Theatre performance, Gourmet Pizza and Italian Wine Party, Rock-climbing Chaparones, Dr. O,  Year Book Sales.

March 7 - d.tech wins Silicon Schools Fund's first Distinguished School Award and grant, accepted by students, Student Publishes 'How I became a d.tech Dragon', Announcing Camping Trip & Needs, Fall Start Date Sept 5, March Intersession Drivers plea, Summer Internship Opportunities, Regional Admissions Counselors of California On-campus College Fair and Admissions Roleplay.

February 28 - Everyday leadership, Mid-Semester deadline reminder, Communications Survey,  "Senior Dinner" survey, Health & Wellness Opportunity with Dr. O, TheTeenDoc, 8:42 - Impact of Being on Time.

February 21 - Student trip to 'Supply Chain of the Future' at San Jose Convention Center with Safra Katz and Hall of Famer Cal Ripkin, Report on Location Survey. Junior Prom tickets announced, My Big Fat Greek Dinner tickets fundraiser. 

February 14  - Re-enrollment process, College Admissions Overview, Save the date for Regional Admissions Counselors of California event, Baseball tryouts.

February 7 - New York Times visit & student innovation for teachers, new student science magazine d.techdelta and authors of Ladybug's Garden, half- marathon runners, Annual Fund progress, Spring Athletics.

January 31 - Fall Campus 2017 Parent Survey, College Prep Events, Student d.school Summer Opportunity, Town Hall Report 'Competency Based Education'. 

January 24 - Talent Show, Bunco Pictures, and Bowling Album, Annual Fund message, new student science magazine, Bank of America scholarship, Free Heart Screening, April Scavenger Hunt.

January 17 - Winter Formal, Talent Show and Empathy, Junior wins InfySys Award, Sailing Team places in Bronze Division Rose Bowl Regatta.  Parent Town Hall announced Jan 30 "Competency-based education"

January 10 - Oracle Progress, New Year resolutions, attendance and budget, claiming continuing education credits, last call for Winter Formal Tickets. Fun game nights for parents to support d.tech.

December 27/January 3 - Winter Break. No Issues.

December 20 - 11th grade PSAT comparative chart, Confirming schedule for this short week/start of school/ Invitation to new year local community party FUNdraisers/December Soccer and Basketball Score Roundup.

December 13 - End of semester deadlines, Annual Fund update, sibling enrollment reminder, San Mateo UHSD temporary office address for address verification, Warrior tickets, Canned Food Drive, Winter Formal, Operation Christmas Child, Call for chaperones for Winter Formal, d.tech Family Bowling Night invitation.

December 6 -  Second Intersession, Enrollment dates, Notification of Absences, Canned Food Drive, Winter Formal, Sailing and Soccer Updates.

November 29 - "Reclaiming Conversation" - Empathy in the digital age, Annual Fund update, Notification of Absences, Traffic reminders, Soccer & Basketball opportunities to watch, Dub Nation tickets, Invitation for coaches and rock-climbing chaperones.

November 22 -  No Issue due to Thanksgiving break.

November 15 - d.tech Notification System, d.tech Download Thanksgiving Break, Campus Safety, Falliday Dance, Soccer & Basketball Season, Operation Christmas Child, December Intersession Drivers, d.tech the Halls Holiday Party, December Presentation of Learning, Design Tech Family Bowling Night.

November 14 - Special Communication Regarding Student Protest at Central Park.

November 8 - Annual Fund Update, Campus Safety Alert, Parent Survey, Submit Ideas (d.tech move), College Prep Update, School Supply Wish List, Toiletry Drive for Veterans, d.tech Athletics Update, Operation Christmas Child, Design Tech Family Bowling Night.

November 1 - Submit Your Ideas (d.tech move), December Intersession Class Offerings, BART Tickets, d.tech Download, Virtual Tour of Rollins Road, College Prep FAFSA Form, Falliday Dance, Winter Sports, d.tech Athletic Hub, Steel Signing Ceremony, Gratitude for Our Troops, Robotics Team, Operation Christmas Child.

October 25 - New Staff, Students' School Photographs, d.tech Hip Hop Club Performance, d.tech Athletics Updates, Halloween Movie Night.

October 18 - "Building the Dream", Annual Fund Drive, Donate to d.tech Library, School Supplies Wish List, Student School Photographs, Girls Volleyball, d.tech Athletic Hub, PSAT and Empathy & Ice Cream Event, Halloween Movie Night.

October 11 - Lab Days, Schedule Remix, Testing Schedule, d.tech Library, Applying Siblings, SMUHSD Office Temporary Relocation, Parent Portal, Girls Volleyball, d.tech Sailing, d.tech Athletic Hub, Intersession d.Lab, Toiletry Donation.

October 4 - "Building the Dream Fundraising Gala, Annual Fund Drive, Request for Applying Siblings, Parent Portal, Girls Volleyball, Dragons Cross Country, College Prep Speaker, Intersession Drivers, Travel-Size Toiletry Donation.

September 27 - Free and Reduced Lunch Forms, Annual Gala Tickets, Annual Fund Drive, Sibling Applications, Shadow Visits, Lunch Master Dates, Unified Calendars, Girls Volleyball, Parent Portal Information, Intersession Drivers Needed, The Lowdown on the "Download".

September 20 - "Building the Dream" Fundraising Gala, Annual Fund Drive, MAP Testing, College Prep Events, Sports Team Calendars, Parent Coffee Chat, Town Hall, Intersession Drivers Needed, Peninsula Parent Speaker Series, Sequoia Parent Education Series, Oracle School Site Information, Sibling Enrollment.

September 13 - Buzz Tutorial, BART Tickets, Girls Volleyball, Sports Team News, Intersession Drivers, Outside Classes, Peninsula Parent Speakers Series, Volunteer Coordinators Meeting.

September 6 - College prep news, Camping Trip Scheduled, Prove-It Assignments Due, d.tech Media Coverage, Reporting Student Absences, Burlingamer Waivers, Athletics Updates, Volunteer Team Coordinators Meeting.

August 30 - Oracle construction schedule, Annual Fund & Auction, Thistle While You Work Makeover, Mandatory Athletics Informational Evening - Tues Aug 30 & student absence/late reporting.

August 23 - Chromebooks, College prep news, improving safety at drop-off/pick-up, show your d.tech pride, back-to-school night, students who take medication, LunchMaster, parent directory

August 16 - Agenda for New Student Orientation, First Day of School, Traffic Flow, Lunches.