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  • Meet Officer Biffle
    Features

    Meet Officer Biffle

    Jacob Presley, Photographer

    A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a sworn law enforcement officer who is responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the American school environment. Mr. Steve Biffle is the SRO for Thayer R-II Schools. I recently sent a Q & A to Officer Biffle to learn more about him and his career. Q. How long have you been in law enforcement? A. I began working with the Chino police department in California in 1976. I have work...

    Officer Steve Biffle

  • Eating My Way Thin
    Editorials, Features, Health

    Eating My Way Thin

    Morgan Archer, Correspondent

    Growing up I was never thin. I have never been the "ideal" weight. I grew up on fatty, cheap meals and ate whatever I wanted to eat. I always knew I was overweight, but I just complained about it instead of "doing" something about it. If I did do something it would be a fad diet or diet pills. I can't believe I even thought about it, but I also contemplated making myself throw up, otherwise known as bulemia-a serious disease that can even eventually...

    Morgan's Tip No. 5: Take progress pictures! Losing actual pounds is great, but your weight can vary from different factors (and might even make you give up). However, taking progress pictures can really show your progression and inspire you to keep going. Take the front, side, and back angles each month to be able to see how you have really transformed.

  • Voters Said “YES” to School Bond Proposal
    News

    Voters Said “YES” to School Bond Proposal

    Dear Thayer Community, Faculty and Staff: I want to send a huge 'THANK YOU' to everyone for your support in getting the bond issue passed. It could not have happened without our school family being on board and you supporting it with your family and the community.  I am extremely grateful for the large number of voters that turned out and for the large percentage that put their faith in us.  I am excited about what we have in our future! ...

     The architectural plan for the additional classrooms, extension of cafeteria and renovations to the high school can be obtained at the high school office.

  • State Bound
    Band, Music, News

    State Bound

    THS students Morgan Archer-Senior, Callie Bosh-Senior, Tyler Johnston-Sophomore, and Emma Rouse-Sophomore, competed in the Missouri State High School Music Festival District Solo and Ensemble contest this spring. Callie and Tyler both received a "2" rating, and Morgan and Emma both received a "1" rating.  Cathy Deckard, THS Choir Director said receiving a "1" qualifies Morgan and Emma to go on to compete at the state level in Columbia on April 29. Rouse...

    Morgan Archer-THS Senior and Cathy Deckard-THS Choir Director

  • Grizzly Mania in Bobcat Country
    News

    Grizzly Mania in Bobcat Country

    Jacob Presley, Photographer

    The Third Annual Grizzly Mania, was held at the Thayer High School Gym on Friday, March 31.  The event was a fundraiser for the Thayer Prom Lock-In and raised approximately $3050 according to Ms. Debbie Cabrales, Thayer Elementary Special Education teacher and Grizzly Mania coordinator. Cabrales said the night was a great success and all participants and attendees seemed to have a great time. "We want to recognize all of the Grizzly athletes...

    Bryan Tate, THS teacher and coach, was a good sport and took 20 pies in the face! #PiesforTate Photographer-Jacob Presley

  • Bobcat Baseball 2017 Kicks Off
    Baseball, Sports

    Bobcat Baseball 2017 Kicks Off

    Kyra Tharp, Correspondent

    TEAM ROSTER: (Pictured Back Row Left to Right): Assistant Coach Bryan Tate, Jalen Andrews, Evan Simer, Adam Martin, Ayden Stone, Jordan Miller, Danny Gorham, Arthur Tate, Head Coach Lucas Brown (Front Row Left to Right): Garrett Young, Brett Whitaker, Tyler Johnston, AJ Gorham, Luke Carpenter, Garrett Blum, Chase Cates, Trintin Wodinowich (Front Center): Tyler Orf So far, the Bobcats have 1 win and 2 losses. They beat Winona 11-6 in their season o...

    2017 Bobcat Baseball Team

  • CHEERLEADER THROWBACK
    THS Throwback

    CHEERLEADER THROWBACK

    GUESS WHO? The first person to guess who this group of THS Cheerleaders is will win a prize from the CAT CHAT staff! Post your guess in the Comments section below the story! Name the Class Year and the Names (high school name at the time) of All the Cheerleaders to qualify for the prize! #Cheerleaders Rock  WE HAVE A WINNER....Ms. Julie Stone, you were our closest guess!  You may come by THS to pick up your prize! The cheerleaders are: ...

  • From THS to “317” Album Release
    Features

    From THS to “317” Album Release

    Rebekah Byrd, Reporter

    The number 317 has a big impact in Michael Tyler’s life right now. His hometown of Thayer, Missouri is 317 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. So, he decided to title his debut album after that number. Tyler's, current single “They Can’t See” continues to be a hit with fans and the country music industry. We even played it for our THS Courtwarming recently! Thayer, Missouri,  is well known as a railroad town.  Halie Wooldridge, a THS junior, an...

    "Dreams Do Come True"

  • A+ Program Opportunity
    Features, Student Spotlight

    A+ Program Opportunity

    Jordyn Smith, Managing Editor

    Thayer High School offers an outstanding program called the A+ Program. The program is a school improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. The program raises academic standards, opens doors to higher education and introduces students to the teaching profession through tutoring and mentoring. The program also provides an opportunity for Missouri high schools to reduce dropout rates, eliminate general track courses ...

  • Thayer Twin Trilogy
    Features, Sports, Student Life

    Thayer Twin Trilogy

    Jordyn Smith & Rebekah Byrd, Managing Editor & Reporter

    At Thayer High School we have many twins. Several of the twins are involved in sports. There is a lot of competitiveness on and off the court for these twins, but there is a lot of love, too.  This "Twin Trilogy" story is about The Smiths, The Earls, and The Stones. Tiffany and Taylor Smith are both Juniors at THS who play volleyball together. They have been playing together for five years. “I love playing with my twin, we seem to work together reall...

Promposals

Promposals

Rebekah Byrd, Reporter

For generations Prom has been a big night for juniors and seniors with their dates. A new trend in asking someone to go to prom is called a "Promposal" and is coined after the term "proposal" when someone asks someone to...

April 21, 2017No Comments

Activate Your Legacy

Activate Your Legacy

Kyra Tharp, Correspondent

Tony Ary, a 2010, graduate of THS, now works as program director at the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Mo. Recently he spoke to the students at THS and talked about how to define who you are and "Activate Your Legacy"...

April 19, 2017No Comments

THS Receives Top Honors

THS Receives Top Honors

Austin Burrow, Copy Editor

In the 32nd annual interscholstic contest hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains there were an estimated 400 students from 15 area schools in Arkansas and Missouri. Thayer took the third place overall win in the...

April 17, 2017No Comments

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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Seira Murray, Graphic Design Artist

 THS Senior Spotlight Shines on Austin Burrows… Out of all of your years at Thayer High School, which has been your favorite? My favorite year would have to be my Senior year. It has allowed me to learn a lot about myself and how the ...

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Anonymous Author Speaks

Anonymous Author Speaks

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Lady Cats Ready to WIN

Lady Cats Ready to WIN

The Lady Cats were defeated by the Plato Eagles 4-2 at home on April 10th. They will travel to Plato April 17th to play the Eagles again....to WIN! The victory belonged to the Lady Cats at the recent games with Cabool and...

April 13, 2017No Comments

  • Lady Cats Bring Home 1st Place Trophy April 7, 2017
  • Lady Cats Win Big in Season Opener March 24, 2017
  • Bobcat Baseball 2017 Kicks Off March 23, 2017
  • Basketball and Cheerleader “Senior Night” Recognition March 11, 2017

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Music

State Bound

State Bound

THS students Morgan Archer-Senior, Callie Bosh-Senior, Tyler Johnston-Sophomore, and Emma Rouse-Sophomore, competed in the Missouri State High School Music Festival District...

April 5, 20171 Comment

  • Lady Cats Winter Classic National Anthem January 27, 2017
  • Fall Choir Concert December 15, 2016
  • Christmas Cheer November 16, 2016

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