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Hello Falcons!


There is so much to report of what is happening on Foothill’s campus. First of all, testing season is coming to a close. Students and staff did an incredible job during the California standardized testing. Currently, we are in the middle of AP testing, a two-week testing window that ends May 16.  Some students also took advantage of the last opportunity this year to take the California High School Exit Exam. 


We have graduation news to report! As some of you may know, the graduation ceremony will be moved from the fairgrounds to Foothill’s football field. Reason being, our graduating classes have grown larger each year, and we had to constantly reduce the number of tickets each graduating senior received. Consequently, the move to the football field will allow more family and friends to witness the special milestone. The graduation ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. The move to the football field means each graduating senior will receive 7 tickets! Since parking will be an issue, we are encouraging families to carpool to cut down on the number of cars at the event.


During the last two months of school, Foothill is offering a series of programs and assemblies aimed at preventing teen drinking and driving. Last month, Foothill’s leadership class organized the highly emotionally and powerful Every 15 Minutes program. MADD will present its anti-drinking and driving campaign to the student body on May 29.


Foothill High, in concert with the Pleasanton Police Department, will educate our newest drivers, the sophomores, with a sophomore-only driving tips assembly in early June. Lastly, under the direction of Superintendent John Casey, Foothill will participate in the nationally recognized Safe Rides program. Safe Rides provides free and confidential safe rides home to teenagers who are not in a condition to drive safely and to those who want to avoid being a passenger in that situation. Every Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., a minimum of 6 teens and an adult supervisor work at the safe rides headquarters. In order for the program to be successful, student and parent volunteers are needed. Please e-mail Tamara Reni at fourboymom@hotmail.com if you are interested in being a part of this important program.


Matt Campbell

Vice Principal