• Mary Harrison

CHS names several PBIS Students of the Week prior to Thanksgiving break


As Grady County schools prepared to take a week-long Thanksgiving break, Cairo High School Assistant Principal Chief Andrew Jones honored multiple CHS PBIS Students of the Week. “Any time we can capitalize on our students doing great things, we take that opportunity,” Jones explained.

Cairo High School junior Stacy Burks, 16, is one of the three latest PBIS Students of the Week honored at CHS. Mr. John Carter Skeen, CHS history teacher, nominated Burks for exhibiting outstanding work ethic in his class.

Sixteen-year-old junior Erin Pearce was also chosen to be a PBIS Student of the Week. Pearce was nominated by Mrs. Cecilia Childree, a business and technology teacher, for being an overall “ideal student and hard worker.” Pearce, who takes Mrs. Childree's Business & Communications class, was described by her teacher as “on task,” “conscientious,” and heavily involved in student-life.

Octavi's Spradley, a 16-year-old sophomore, is the third student honored as a PBIS Student of the Week. Mrs. Tonya Romans nominated Spradley, who takes her American Literature class, because of his punctuality and eagerness to learn. According to Mrs. Romans, the 10th grader is always “very respectful and polite.”

Every Friday during the school year, Cairo High School Principal Chris Lokey and Assistant Principal Chief Andrew Jones name a “Positive Behavior Intervention Support [PBIS] Student of the Week,” a CHS student recognized by faculty or administration for modeling positive behaviors to fellow students.

Each week's winner is chosen randomly from Mr. Lokey's “golden drum” containing “MAKERbucks,” rewards given to students who exemplify parts of the “MAKER Matrix”: M – Model student, A – Attendance, K – Knowledgeable, E – Exhibit Excellence, R – Respectful and Responsible.

PBIS Students of the Week are recognized during the school's morning announcements and given a certificate of acknowledgment and gift certificate to Mr. Chick.