• Mary Harrison

Hernandez named CHS PBIS Student of the Week

This week's featured PBIS Student of the Week at Cairo High School is sophomore David Hernandez.

CHS choral instructor Ms. Erika Edwards, who also teaches Hernandez's guitar class, nominated the 16-year-old for his helpfulness, musical passion, and outstanding work ethic.

David lives is Cairo with his mother, Rosa Hernandez, who he says is a great support to him. At school, Hernandez says he works hard in Mr. Harold Edwards’ biology class. Edwards is one of David’s favorite educators, along with CHS literature teacher Mrs. Austin Legette and CHS math instructor Mr. Hayden Register.

Interested in sports, Hernandez says looks forward to playing for the Syrupmaker soccer team in the spring, and, in addition to attending a local church, enjoys following college football during his free time. After graduating high school, Hernandez intends to pursue a career as either a law enforcement officer or medical doctor.

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.