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  • Mikayla Allen Crowned Queen
    News

    Mikayla Allen Crowned Queen

    Grace Johnson, Graphic Design Artist

    The crowning of the Homecoming Queen for 2017 was held before the football game on Friday, Sept. 15. ...

    Mikayla Allen was crowned Homecoming Queen 2017

    Photographer-Kelly Steed

  • Homecoming 2017 Halftime Show
    Band, News

    Homecoming 2017 Halftime Show

    Grace Johnson, Graphic Design Artist

    The Thayer Historical Society captured the Homecoming Halftime Show at the Louis Bozman field. The band's new director is Mr. Jason Rehm. The show featured a drum solo section that captivated the audience. CAT CHAT's Graphic Design Artist, Grace Johnson, got up close and personal with the Drum Show. The THS drummers featured in this performance are: Snare drum- Jaiden Grindley and Matthew Denton, Quads- Jacob Presley and Lucas Bair, Bass drum-...

  • “Go Big or Go Home”
    Features, News

    “Go Big or Go Home”

    Kelsey Hardwick, Photography Editor

    Kelly Steed, a 1986 Thayer High School graduate, was the Grand Marshal for the Homecoming parade this year. Steed's primary job is with his family’s company in Thayer, MO, known as Steed Brothers, Inc. Steed’s big ride for the parade this year was one of the 18-wheeler show trucks that is in the family business. He said when he was trying to figure out what to ride in he decided to “Go Big or Go Home” and he certainly went BIG! Steed’s ride...

    Kelly Steed went BIG for his ride as Grand Marshal of the 2017 THS Homecoming Parade

    Photographer-April Earls

  • Throwback to 2009
    THS Throwback

    Throwback to 2009

    Grace Johnson, Graphic Design Artist

    Remember when? Can you name the 2009 Homecoming Court? The first person to comment with the correct Queen candidates and underclass attendants wins a prize from CAT CHAT!

  • THS Welcomes Alum to Faculty
    Features, News

    THS Welcomes Alum to Faculty

    Angela Sorrell, Reporter/Photographer

    Kelsea Martin is a first year teacher at Thayer High School. She is also a 2010 THS graduate.  Martin was the Editor-In-Chief for her school newspaper which was called the Bobcat Peptonian. She was also the secretary of student council and was a varsity cheerleader. Martin loved to read and would sometimes get in trouble for reading instead of listening to the lecture. She is very pleased to be working at her “alma mater” and said she considers...

    Kelsea Martin THS 9th and 10th Grade English Teacher

  • Coursey Joins Science Department
    Features

    Coursey Joins Science Department

    Kelsey Barton, Reporter/Photographer

    Every school gets new teachers and this year THS has had the amazing pleasure of having many new additions to the Bobcat family. Mrs. Valerie Coursey is a science teacher at THS. Her classes are Physical Science, Earth Science, Pre-Biology and Forensics. She started her college career as an Animal Science and Farm Business major. While she was there she met her husband and started a family. Then when her oldest was 18 months of age she went to Mi...

    Mrs. Valerie Coursey, is a new teacher in the THS Science Department.

    Photographer-Kelsey Barton

  • Blake Allen Returns to Bobcat Country
    Features, Sports

    Blake Allen Returns to Bobcat Country

    Jordan Burgett, Reporter/Photographer

    THS welcomes Coach Blake Allen to Bobcat Country. Coach Allen, Class of 2009, was hired to coach the Thayer Junior High boys' basketball and Junior Varsity boys' basketball teams, the golf team, and to assist Coach Matt Pitts with the Varsity Boys' basketball team. "My goal for this year is to rebuild the golf program back up and prepare the middle school and JV players to get ready for the next level of their high school careers, while helping i...

    Coach Blake Allen joins the faculty at THS. Welcome to Bobcat Country, Coach!

    Jordan Burgett-Photographer

  • New Band Director Has High Aspirations
    Band, Features

    New Band Director Has High Aspirations

    Seira Murray, Graphic Design Editor

    “In ten years, I see myself leading a successful band program that remains very active and competes. I see myself having two kids and a dog.” This is where the new THS band director aspires to be in the future. Mr. Jason Rehm attended Herculaneum High School in Herculaneum, MO. Herculaneum is a town of about 3,000 people about 30 minutes south of St. Louis. He attended Jefferson College (a community college) in Hillsboro, MO for about two and a...

  • Rising Tensions With North Korea
    Editorials

    Rising Tensions With North Korea

    Jalen Andrews, 2017-18 Staff Member

      The rising tensions between North Korea and the United States has caused a lot of fear in the hearts of many Americans. The verbal war between our U.S. President, Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, puts a reality into the situation that was not there before. Threats against Guam and the missile testing that North Korea is partaking in has made this somewhat of a Cold War type situation, because the U.S. and U.S. terri...

    South Korean Pen Pal Project

  • THS Among America’s Best Schools
    News

    THS Among America’s Best Schools

    Grace Johnson, 2017-18 Staff Member

    THS has been recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools list. Cat Chat Reporter, Grace Johnson interviewed Mrs. Tonya Woods, THS Superintendent and got the scoop. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Eleven schools from Missouri made the list, with some of them being recognized on a national level. All local schools ranked received a "br...

    Jacob Presley - Photographer

Recent Sports Scores

  • Friday, September 15

    Football

    Enter School Name Here 34 - Houston Tigers 0

  • Friday, September 8

    Varsity Football

    Enter School Name Here 8 - Salem Tigers 0

  • Friday, September 1

    Varsity Football

    Enter School Name Here 38 - Liberty Eagles 35

Mikayla Allen Crowned Queen

Mikayla Allen Crowned Queen

Grace Johnson, Graphic Design Artist

The crowning of the Homecoming Queen for 2017 was held before the football game on Friday, Sept. 15. ...

September 20, 2017No Comments

Homecoming 2017 Halftime Show

Homecoming 2017 Halftime Show

Grace Johnson, Graphic Design Artist

The Thayer Historical Society captured the Homecoming Halftime Show at the Louis Bozman field. The band's new director is Mr. Jason Rehm. The show featured a drum solo section that captivated the audience. CAT CHAT's Graphic...

September 19, 2017No Comments

“Go Big or Go Home”

“Go Big or Go Home”

Kelsey Hardwick, Photography Editor

Kelly Steed, a 1986 Thayer High School graduate, was the Grand Marshal for the Homecoming parade this year. Steed's primary job is with his family’s company in Thayer, MO, known as Steed Brothers, Inc. Steed’s big ride...

September 15, 20171 Comment

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Thayer’s Defense on a Roll Heading to Cabool

Thayer’s Defense on a Roll Heading to Cabool

Jalen Andrews, Managing Editor

The Thayer Bobcats travel to Cabool, Missouri Friday night to battle with the Bulldogs. Thayer beat the Bulldogs at home last year, and they are looking to do the same on Cabool’s home field this season. Thayer won at home...

September 21, 2017No Comments

  • Homecoming Parade Winners September 20, 2017
  • Homecoming on Thayer-ETV September 14, 2017
  • Homecoming Festivities Rock THS September 14, 2017
  • THS Golfer Goes Down Under September 8, 2017

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Eclipse from Totality

Eclipse from Totality

Andrew Perez, Media Correspondent

The solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017, was absolutely phenomenal. All of the suspense leading up to the eclipse was completely understandable to those inside the path of tot...

August 30, 2017

Shameful Times in American History

Shameful Times in American History

August 24, 2017

Rising Tensions With North Korea

Rising Tensions With North Korea

August 19, 2017

Eating My Way Thin

Eating My Way Thin

April 5, 2017

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Rotary Club Announces Thayer High Student of the Month

Rotary Club Announces Thayer High Student of the Month

Jordan Burgett, Reporter/Photographer

  Each month the Thayer and Mammoth Spring Rotary Club along with Couch, Koshkonong, Mammoth Spring, and Thayer High Schools all select a student of the month from each respective school. These...

Homecoming Parade Winners

Homecoming Parade Winners

Spirit Week Festivities

Spirit Week Festivities

FCCLA Sponsors Blood Drive

FCCLA Sponsors Blood Drive

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