Well, It is time to go back, Jack, and Do it again !

The Woodham High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35th Class Reunion on June 26, 27, and 28, 2015. We hope to see as many members of the Class and their families as can be there. Schedule your vacation time now! There are a variety of events planned, so that there is hopefully something for everyone to enjoy.

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.

Reunion Committee   Lori Davis Zeringue-Chairperson   Eddie Dixon
2015   Nancilee Peaks   Gigi Gibson Fisk
    Willie Lawrence   Veronica Carter Hardaway
    Marsha Lynn Davis   Becky Holmes Whitley
    Karen Rice Mercado   Kathy Kilgore Owsley
    Jim Stephens   Carlton Andy Shoemoe
    Jim Sloan   Mark Dean

Did you know...

Woodham High School is named after Dr. William Jesse Woodham, Jr . It first opened in 1965 with just 1,100 students though it had the capacity for 1,450 students. The facilities were not complete so some classes were held under trees and in hallways. Enrollment increased to over 2,000 students within the next three years.

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.

When Woodham High School first opened, the sports programs and the athletes who participated in these programs had it a lot harder than we do now. They did not have the technology, the equipment, nor the facilities we now have. When the Fightin' Titans football program started they did not have a stadium like the one we have today; theirs was a "makeshift" stadium.

The Woodham crest originated in the early 1970's according to the Pensacola News Journal , December 3, 1969.

William Jesse Woodham Jr. was born on August 2, 1914 and grew up in Oak Grove. He went to Ernest Ward High School where he was elected as the senior class president for 1933. He attended the University of Florida to get his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Education.

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."