Teddy Tours bring 800 8th graders to campus

By Breana Bellinger | Staff Writer |

Teddy Tours is a yearly tour of Theodore Roosevelt High School where eighth graders from Ed White, Krueger, and Wood Middle School explore the campus and see what programs and electives the school has to offer. The tour started on Jan. 15 and a total of 802 eighth graders had went to Roosevelt.

Cheerleaders perform at Teddy Tours. Photo by Destiny Carter

“We like to excite and welcome the eighth graders and show them many programs and electives that they might be willing to join in,” lead counselor Michelle Howard said.

Of the 802, 109 students came from Wood Middle School, 383 students came from Ed White Middle School, and 310 came from Krueger Middle School.

“I thought it was nice seeing our former Falcons perform,” Krueger Middle School Assistant Principal Mateo Macias said. “It was very entertaining and informative, and our students enjoyed themselves.”

The Patriots, JROTC, Theater, Band Drumline, and the Cheerleaders performed for the Teddy Tours and gave a wonderful experience for the students.

“I’ve performed for Teddy Tours before,” Senior Drumline Captain Zach Jarzombek said, “but this time, it was surprisingly successful. I think the middle schoolers enjoyed it more this year.”