Theodore High School

September 2022 Newsletter

Robert Huber Promoted to JROTC Brigade Commander

Congratulations to Robert Huber for being promoted to MCPSS Cadet Brigade Commander. With his new promotion, Huber will command JROTC programs for all twelve high schools in the Mobile County Public School System.

To be selected at Brigade Commander, Huber participated in an application and interview process that included the top performing JROTC cadets in Mobile County. Huber's leadership, determination, and mindset earned him this top ranking position.

Huber plans to pursue the Marine option with NROTC Scholarship, and his goal is to become an officer in the Marine Corps.

Engineering Students Participate in Hands-On Activities and Competitions

The goal of the Project Lead the Way Engineering program is for students to take on the roles of engineers in order to create products and solve real-world problems. Hands-on projects are a top priority for students in the Engineering Pathway.

In addition to projects, students in the robotics class build their own robot to compete in the VEX Robotics competition. Each high school and select middle schools in MCPSS send two robots each to compete. Of the twenty-two competitors, the two robots built by the Theodore robotics team placed 4th and 5th in the first competition of the season.

Engineering students are also making a difference outside of their own classroom. The Technology Student Association visited K4 students at Nan Gray Davis to teach them how to program small mice robots by using color arrows to direct the robot where to go in order to get through the maze to the cheese.

Dental Services Students Prepare for Internships and Certification Exams

Hand-on training is well under way in the Dental Services Pathway. Students are preparing to begin their off-campus internships at local dental offices. The internship process is a required component before students are allowed to take their exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant.

Students who complete the Dental Services Pathway at Theodore High School are the only high school students in Alabama who are qualified to take the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification exams to become a Certified Dental Assistant. The NELDA exams were introduced by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) as a pathway towards becoming a Certified Dental Assistant.

Health Science Students Learn the Importance of Communication

In the Career Academy classes, learning essential skills is equally important as learning the specialized information and skills of the course. Mrs. Hovell used fun activities to teach her Health Science students the importance of communication.

To learn the importance of clear and effective two-way communication, students in the Therapeutic - Clinical Services Pathway had to complete a puzzle without knowing what the final picture looked like. Students sat back to back with a partner who could explain what to do, but the person doing the puzzle couldn't ask questions. During the second round, students were able to communicate back and forth for clarification. The next day, students raced through an obstacle course blindfolded. In order to make it through the roadblocks, students relied on their partners to give clear directions.

Mrs. Hovel explained that the purpose of these activities is to prove to students the importance of effective communication, especially for patients who may have trouble communicating in their situation.

Academy Ambassadors Begin Training for 2022-2023

Academy Ambassadors represent Theodore High School and the Academy Programs by serving during special events, guiding tours for new students and guests, and working behind the scenes for activities.

The Ambassadors participated in a workshop with MCPSS Career Coaches to work on communication and etiquette skills, reviewed the Theodore Academies and Pathways, and practiced greetings and conversations common for the Ambassadors.

These students did an amazing job during the workshop, and they will represent Theodore High School and the Academy programs well this year.

FlightPath9 Training Program

Emily Battles is participating in the 2022-2023 class of FlightPath9, which is a Flight Works Alabama (FWA) pre-employment training program designed to prepare individuals for a position at Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility. Through FWA and Bishop State Community College, Emily will earn 18 credit hours and a Short Certificate in Aviation Manufacturing Technology.

Emily will attend class two evenings each week for approximately 10 months. After successful completion of the FP9 program and high school graduation, she will become a full-time apprentice at Airbus.

More FlightPath9 opportunities will be announced throughout the year, and 2023-2024 applications will open in the spring of 2023. Any juniors or seniors interested in FlightPath9 can click here to learn more and sign up for notifications from FP9.

Dental Services Students Host Donation Drive for Bookbag and Hygiene Products

The dental services students are hosting their annual donation drive to collect bookbags and hygiene products to donate to the homeless. Anyone can donate new or used bookbags and hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.

Drop off your donations in Ms. Sheffield's room (Room C209) by September 30, 2022.

THS Choral Department Presents A Fall Concert

The Theodore High School Choral Department will present A Fall Concert on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm in the THS Performing Arts Auditorium. This night of music will feature solos, duets, and ensemble pieces from favorite musicals such as Hamilton, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, and more!

Doors open at 6:30pm. Donations are gladly accepted in lieu of tickets.

Jessica Anthony - Teacher of the Month

Mr. Hardegree and the THS administrators recognized Ms. Anthony as September Teacher of the Month. He said Ms. Anthony is a team player and keeps her students active bell to bell. She also spends many of her planning blocks teaching other classes. She's always willing to do what's right by the students.

October A/B Day Calendar

Here is your friendly reminder that attendance is especially important with the new A/B day schedule.

Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portrait Information

1. Senior portraits are next week on Wednesday, Sept 28th, on campus. There is a $35 sitting fee, cash or check made payable to Jim Owens Studios. If you would like to pay online, contact Jim Owens studios, 251-476-1514.

2. Girls should wear a tank top under their uniform shirts. Color doesn't matter.

3. Boys should wear a white t-shirt under their uniform shirts.

4. I will be starting with special groups around 7:30 am and pictures will be done in the atrium of the auditorium. After special groups, I will call alphabetically.

*Please come when called. We are sometimes done by lunchwaves.

*If you choose to go to the studios, they must be done by Dec. 16th. Go to to schedule an appointment.

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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