Foothill's dance team is heading over to National's in the coming months. Mascots for high schools are now allowed to join in on the fun and head over to National's with the dance team. That means, however the mascot will have to train for certain maneuvers and things for the competition.
While the majority of students plan to go to college right after high school, some students choose to enlist in military service. Not only does it help build morale and help our country, but enlisting in military service can offer some chances for college in the form of scholarships.
The first class of Foothill high school planted a time capsule in the quad so that future generations can see how the school has changed over the years. Principal Ms. Burkhead was a student council advisor when they decided to do the time capsule.
Theater can allow people to exercise a range of skills that can be useful for different types of jobs like being an actor or maybe a fashion designer. You can not only be on the stage, but you can be a set builder or costume designer behind the scenes.
Many students are happy with the new spirit week themed as Stranger Things, a popular Netflix series. They're excited for the the different themes of the days such as pajama day and 80s workout day. They were especially excited for the assembly which showcased dancers and fun games.
A rule here at Foothill is that you cannot have an electronic devices like phones, iPads, laptops, etc visible when you walk around campus. This includes earbuds, and students believe having earbuds around their necks shouldn't be against school rules. Some students also believe we should be able to listen to music when they work because it can help them focus.
If you have taken a trip to the 300s recently and stopped by Ms. Burns' room to say, "hi," then you may have noticed that her walls have gained new designs. The mural was painted by a local tattoo artist who came in 3 times and did about 6 hours of work each, doing so with spray paint and efficiency.
Whether after 4th period or after 5th period, all students have a lunch. Some students might wonder what it's like to work in the school kitchen and serve the students at Foothill. Well, they make 8.25 for the 1.5 hours they do a day, so at every paycheck they make roughly 100 dollars.
English teacher Leslie Burns suffered from a boating accident over the course of last summer, which caused her to lose her leg. She had faith she'd be ok from the accident and now she has a prosthetic and is resuming teaching at Foothill.
Hopsitals are constantly in need of blood for transfusions, surgeries, injuries and more. That's why the blood drive exists. The blood drive from the beginning of this month brought in 32 donors. The amount of blood taken from each donor can save 3 lives, and that makes it a total of 96 lives saved. Donations save lives, and that's a good reason for people to do it.
Reporter Gabriel Barth talks about everything new in the gaming world. He talks about updates with video games such as Resident Evil 2, the WWE Series, Skull-Girls, and more. If gaming is your thing, check it out!
Ms. Shirley has been a school monitor at foothill for over five years, and, even though it's been tough at times, she says she's enjoyed all her time here at the Hill. Shirley now plans to retire soon, she explains her leave is nothing with the school, but rather a feeling that the time is right, “I think my time is up. When it stopped being a joy and started being a task then it’s something different. I will never forget Foothill and those other students who made my life greater as well as, I hope, I made some of their lives greater,” she said. Even when Ms. Shirley says "bye bye" to Foothill, her well-known phrase will carry with all those who were lucky enough to hear.
Dean's Office Rebranding Themselves to "SSO Office"
Last year here at school we had two deans that took care of behavior and situations. these positions are not being used anymore and we now have two assistant principals that have taken their place. Even though finances were the biggest factor of the situation not a lot of changes will occur from the switch of the positions.
Next school year, instead of having a week off for Thanksgiving, Foothill is getting rid of two of those days. That means Thanksgiving break will now start on the Wednesday of that week. The rumor for the reason of this is that it has to do with the new staff development days, but superintendent of CCSD Jesus Jara says that it's due to needing more school days in a year.
Our wrestling team is one month away from ending their amazing season. Two weeks ago, they competed in a tournament in southern California where they placed second overall. The wrestling coach Mr Lundblad is a very experienced coach, having coached three different sports and for 15 years. He is a passionate coach who wants the best for his team, wanting them to succeed.
There are many types of scholarships that students can apply for for colleges, one of them being corporate scholarships. That is where a corporation offers a scholarship if you write a paper. The millennium scholarship is another, where you don't have to apply but will be notified about it if you meet the requirements.
Foothill's lacrosse team participated in their first tournament on December 14th in Heritage Park. Both Foothill and Green Valley combined their two teams for the tournament for a total number of 55 players on their team. Although they lost their first one, we hope they can win one in the future.
Steve Springer, a past teacher at CCSD, is known for mainly one thing, and that is his front yard filled to the brim with dinosaur figures both large and small. He has had his dinosaur setup in is front yard for about 14 years, and many students believe it is cool for the community. Around this time of the year
The boy's bathrooms are closed in the 700s and 300s wing, and the boys aren't too happy with having to go all the way to the quad to use the bathroom. One custodian at Foothill says, "...they destroy everything!" The custodians often have to close bathrooms because of the destruction that male Foothill students cause to them. The custodian says that school administration isn't doing anything to stop this behavior in the restrooms, so they just have to close them.
CCSD has identified 15,000 homeless kids within the county, including kids who live with a friend in a hotel or shelter. These kids often blend in with the rest of us at schools, hiding their struggles on the inside. FST News Intern Zachary Pierce talks about this subject in this story.
Black Friday is the known day of the year to go shopping during the holidays to get sweet deals on toys, electronics, and more. However, it's popularity has been declining lately, and that's largely due to Cyber Monday, the online counterpart to Black Friday. Most people are switching to that way of shopping as the platform gets larger.
Allegations of special ed student abuse have spread across the valley and schools are making efforts to better protect those students. Foothill has a garden for the special ed students where they can can relax and be safe from bullying of any kind.
The FHS Girls Tennis team was awarded with the 2019 "Academic State Champion" award for the team members having the highest average GPA out of any other high school sports team in the state of Nevada. The members of the Girls Tennis team were awarded a pizza party for their efforts.
Fashion CTE class is in its last season here at Foothill High School. Ms. Hough says it wasn't her choice to sunset the program. Ms. Hough says one major reason is the lack of students interested in taking it as an elective. At the end of this school year, the resources that belong to the class will go back to the CCSD main facility to be used towards another fashion program in the district. She plans to focus on culinary after fashion's doors close. In the meantime, fashion will continue its way out in style.
"Red for ED" is how teachers have been expressing their disappointment with CCSD leaders. After months of voicing their concerns, district leaders have finally offered a deal that includes pay raises. The union says they are unsure when raises and payments will be processed to teachers.
At the demand of students, the Forensics Science program is returning to Foothill High School starting next school year. In this class, students will learn how to work in a criminal lab wear bodies are examined post-death. Many students were disappointed when it left, but now are happy and glad it's returning to Foothill.
When you walk into the library and head to the isles of books, you might notice that when you look up you see more book covers, but in a larger size. Students that want to leave their mark on Foothill sometimes paint their favorite book's cover on a ceiling tile above the isles of books. This captures Foothill's passion for its students and how much the students love to read.
Foothill's marching band continues to be one of the best in the country. They won first place at the regional championship in Flagstaff, AZ. The band program starts all the way back in middle school, where someone can start playing an instrument as early as 6th grade, then that person can have a head start on band when joining it in high school.
Many students struggle to get to the 700s due to the common "traffic jam" of sorts in the front doors. Foothill staff is aware of the issue, but the doors in the back (used by students to get to classes faster) will remain closed for safety reasons.
Mannion Middle School teacher Edward Davis resigned from the school to make his own company Cru Sox, which is a clothing company, mainly specializing in socks. Mr. Davis started this company because of guest speaker he heard named Mike Smith, who inspired him to do something bigger. That "something bigger," being a sock company.
It isn't too late to prep for going to college, counselors say. Many colleges are coming to our campus to help fill out college applications. Mr Laas suggests that students be more involved on campus to make their college applications more, "spicy." This involves clubs, sports, volunteering, etc. AP and Dual Credit classes would help applications as well.
There has been a recent trend that's been taking over Foothill, and that's the trend of VSCO girls. You know, the "sksksksk" "and I oop" girls. Mrs. Peterson and Mr. Laas talk about their opinions on them and what the giveaways are to tell if a girl is one.
Statistics show that depression and anxiety rates spike over the holidays, so that's where Project 150 comes in. Project 150 is a non-profit in Nevada that helps students and their families (who are either homeless or impoverished) receive basic necessities around the holidays. During this time of the year, they provide families with Thanksgiving meals.
A Facebook group was made one day as a joke saying "they can't stop all of us" if we raid Area 51 in the masses. The event was planned to happen on September 20th, and it quickly gained traction and became a meme on the internet. Biology teacher Mrs. Path attended the event and tells us of her experience.
There are many discounts that students can qualify for from tech products to car insurance. If you're between the ages of 16 to 25 and enrolled in a high school or college and have a 3.0 gpa you can qualify for a nationwide car insurance discount. Aside from just car insurance, many companies have discounts you may be eligible for as a student. If you’re a senior and planning on going to college here are a few perks to look forward to: Spotify has a discount for university students where with an edu email, you can get a 50% discount on their premium membership. So if you're graduating this year, these are just a few savings to be mindful of.
A new AP program was just added among the rest here at the Hill. The program, AP Capstone is divided into two classes: AP Seminar and AP Research. With a growing curiosity of the class, many students chose to join.