The Woodham Class of 1980 Reunion Committe has been working for months to make this next reunion the best ever. And they are using the latest technology and social networking to make it happen. In addition to Woodham80.com, you can find the latest information and add your comments on the official Woodham Class of 80 Facebook page.
Because there was
no lunchroom and no plans to build a lunchroom, students ate using vending
machines located in interior patio areas. In 2002 the patio areas were
enclosed and remodeled for offices.
The Woodham crest
originated in the early 1970's according to the Pensacola News Journal
, December 3, 1969.
He was the assistant principal and coach at the Escambia County Board of Public Instruction in 1936 and served as the supervising principal from 1940 to 1945. From 1946 to 1948 Dr. Woodham was with the Osceola County Board of Public Instruction as the supervising principal. In 1951he became the director of instruction for the Bradford County Board of Public Instruction. He was the Superintendent of the Escambia County School District for two, 4-year terms--from 1952 to 1960. Since September 18, 1955, Dr. Woodham was a deacon for Brownsville Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday school. He was also the Dean for the University of West Florida in 1965.
Dr. Woodham was happy that he was the namesake of the school but he didn't want to get a lot of media attention for it because he was a very shy man. His hobbies were fishing and golfing. Dr. William Jesse Woodham Jr. died on Tuesday, August 2, 2000 at the age of eighty-five.
And Woodham high school has faded away also. In the fall of 2005, the Escambia County School District and the superintendent, Jim Paul, discussed plans of closing Woodham and converting it into a middle school for Brentwood and Wedgewood Middle schools. Current Woodham students would be re-districted to other area high schools. The plan was approved by the school board as of December 21, 2006.
On May 27, 2007 Woodham held its final classes. Its website now reads: "In memory of all Titans, 1965-2007."