Theodore High School

February/March 2023 Academy Newsletter

Attention Businesses Interested in Hosting Summer Interns

One of the greatest ways businesses can contribute to our school is by offering an opportunity for students to learn about the business and career through the Summer Internship Program. If your business is interested, you can find more information on the Internship page of our website.

Job Shadowing 2023

Theodore's first year participating in National Job Shadowing Day was a success! Students in the Career Tech Academies of Theodore had the opportunity to shadow someone in the field relating to their Academy Pathway. The job shadowing experience gave students the opportunity to see what it's like in the profession, and it also allowed them to ask questions to their mentors.

Dental Services Program Featured by DANB - Dental Assisting National Board

Theodore's Dental Services Program, which is a Pathway in the Health Sciences Academy, has been known for being the only program of its kind in the state of Alabama, and now the program is receiving national recognition as it has been featured on the News & Blog of DANB, Dental Assisting National Board. See the full article on the link below.

Bryant Career Tech Center Requests

Current freshmen and sophomores who want to take courses at the Bryant Career Tech Center during the 2023-2024 school year need to complete the online request form. Click here to access the BCTC request form.

Juniors who are currently taking courses at Bryant Career Tech Center will continue the program unless they request to change their Academy/Pathway when they complete their 2023-2024 course requests.

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DECA Students Attend State Conference

Mrs. Howard and a group of her students from the Business Marketing Academy attended the DECA State Conference in Birmingham. Theodore DECA officers participated in leadership workshops designed to ignite, elevate, and empower chapter members.

Co-Op Program

Theodore's Career Tech program offers Work-based learning opportunities through cooperative education (co-op). Students in co-op get on-the-job learning experiences while receiving a co-op course credit. Mrs. Howard, the co-op coordinator, mentors her students by visiting their workplace, meeting with employers, and following up with their timecards and evaluations. Mrs. Howard works with students to learn job responsibility and workplace etiquette. There are many rules and expectations within the co-op program, and students are held to a high standard to continue the opportunity.

Dental Services Students Teach Elementary Students Oral Hygiene and Nutrition

Students in the Dental Services Pathway visited elementary students at St. Elmo to teach them about oral hygiene and nutrition as well as show them the proper way to brush. Mrs. Sheffield, the Dental Services instructor, sees such great value in this service project because it educates younger students on proper oral hygiene but also teaches her own students communication skills dealing with patients. Through hands-on instruction in the classroom and community service projects like this, she teaches her students real life skills in that career that they have chosen.

Choral Students Enjoy Mobile Opera

The THS Choral Department enjoyed Mobile Opera's production of "Let Freedom Sing"! They got to meet the composer, librettist, and cast, and learn about Marian Anderson!

Theatre Students Attend Alabama Thespian Festival

Members of the Theodore High School Theatre Department attended the Alabama Thespian Festival at Vestavia Hills High School on February 17 and 18. They attended workshops on Broadway dance, scenic design, stage combat, performing Shakespeare, costuming, puppetry, stage makeup, light design, sound design, and auditioning. They wrapped up the trip with a tour of the theatre department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Attendees: Jackie Guy, Jacob Alexander, Malachi Terrell, Michael Sims, James Helton, Emiley Colvin, June Moore, Aralyn Hayes, Aaliyah Milton, and Miracle Martin.

Engineering Students Prep for Competitions

Students in the Engineering Academy have been busy creating, building, and problem solving as they prepare for many competitions this spring. Engineering students are self-motivated learners who plan, develop, and modify their competition projects from start to finish. Mrs. Baker facilitates the projects, but she takes great pride in helping students find their own passion and develop the knowledge and skills centered around their goals.