Theodore High School

August 2022 Newsletter

Engineering Teacher, Melissa Baker, Recognized as an Outstanding Project Lead The Way Teacher

Melissa Baker, the Project Lead the Way Engineering teacher, is one of only 59 PLTW teachers across the U.S. to earn the 2022-23 Outstanding PLTW Teacher award!

In three years, Ms. Baker has developed a successful engineering program despite the challenges of COVID. She went from having one class of 26 robotics students to now having five classes of PLTW Engineering courses. Engineering students participate in many competitions: VEX Robotics Competitions, Civil Engineering Competitions, and underwater ROV competitions.

Mrs. Sexton Named August Teacher of the Month

Theodore's Teacher of the Month for August is Mrs. Tabitha Sexton! Mrs. Sexton is a Theodore High School alumni, and she currently teaches English.

Mr. Hardegree says he is proud to name Mrs. Sexton Teacher of the Month because she is a selfless and passionate educator who is devoted to Theodore. One of the main reasons she was selected as August Teacher of the Month is because she stepped up this summer to lead Bobcat Camp, and she went above and beyond to make it an amazing experience.

Academy of Craft Training

Theodore High School has four students enrolled in Academy of Craft Training's inaugural class for the Mobile Campus at Brookley Field. These students will receive training for commercial and industrial construction in a simulated workplace environment.

Academy of Craft Training has opened afternoon classes! These classes will be the last two classes every afternoon (Both A and B days) at Brookley Field. Any junior or senior interested must see the Academy Specialist (Mrs. Pippin) ASAP to check your class schedule for availability.

Due to the number of students that have requested ACT - Mobile but could only attend in the afternoon because of scheduling issues, ACT has added an afternoon session with 25 spots available. It will be listed as a Building Construction course, but they will be receiving training in all 3 of the trades (Welding, Building Construction, and Electrical). Students who attend the afternoon session must provide their own transportation to the site each day.

Students: Join Your Grade-Level Schoology Group

IMPORTANT! Students should join their grade-level Schoology groups to get important information from administrators, counselors, teachers, coaches, etc. You will find the answers to most of your questions in the Schoology groups.

Parents: Access Schoology

Parents can follow these steps to create a Schoology Account. Once you log into Schoology, you can see courses, assignments, grades, and groups.

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After School Tutoring Resumes August 30

After school tutoring will resume August 30th. Tutoring is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the library. Students should bring work/assignments with them for tutors to help. A bus will also be available to take students home, but will only drop off at the following locations. If you know a student that plans to stay after school, please review the drop off locations with them so they know when to get off. Please also remind students to have a ride at the drop off location waiting for them unless they will walk home.

Tutoring Bus Drop Off Locations:

  • Meadowlake School
  • Rouse‚Äôs @ Theodore Dawes in Theodore
  • Winn-Dixie @ Hwy. 90 and Three Notch Road
  • T-Boys @ Bellingrath Road
  • Winn-Dixie @ Hwy. 90 and Hamilton Road
  • Purple Cow @ Rangeline and Hamilton Road

ACT and College Application Waivers

Mrs. Graham has set out ACT Waivers and College Application Fee Waivers. They are located by the small table to the left as soon as you walk into the Guidance office. Please make sure you read the instructions.

Open Call Auditions for Fall Play

Open call auditions for the fall play will be Wednesday, August 31 at 2:45pm in the auditorium. Check your grade level Schoology page for the audition form and Schoology group code. No previous performance experience is necessary. Those looking to be part of the tech crew will also need to fill out the audition form. See Ms. Raley in Room D124 for more information.

The 2023 yearbook is now on sale!

Yearbook: The 2023 yearbook is now on sale. Come by room C152 during your lunchwave for a form.

Seniors: senior portraits are scheduled for September 28th on campus, or you may go to Jim Owens Studios. We are also accepting senior baby pictures. You may bring them by C152 or email them to Mrs. Rishel at or send in schoology. The deadline for baby pictures is Nov. 1st.

School Clubs: Get Involved!

Table Top Club meets in Ms. Garris's classroom (C149) on Monday and Wednesday each week from 2:45 - 4:45 pm. See Ms. Garris for more information.

Video Game Club meets in Mrs. Stinson's classroom (A211) every Friday from 2:45 - 4:00 pm.

Mrs. Vise will share dates and times as more clubs begin meeting again!

Bobcat Daily Schedules (A-Day & B-Day)

This year, we are operating on A-Day and B-Day schedules, so students go to different courses on alternating days. The A-Day schedule goes to odd number classes, and the B-Day schedule goes to even number classes.

A-Day goes to 1A, 3A, INTERVENTION, 5A, 7A

B-Day goes to 2B, 4B, INTERVENTION, 6B, 8B

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Purchase Sporting Event Tickets Online

Most sporting event tickets must be purchased online and are not sold at the gate. If you need to buy tickets for a game, you can click here.

If the game you are looking for is not listed, the school has not posted the link yet. Keep checking for the link to be posted because many schools do not post the link until closer to the game.

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