• Mary Harrison

Kilgo, Rathel recognized as PBIS Students

Cairo High School recently recognized freshmen Tyler Kilgo and senior Daise Rathel as PBIS Students of the Week.

Tyler Kilgo, son of Albert and Victoria Kilgo, is a resident of Whigham. CHS 9th grade literature teacher Ms. Sherie Virgil, the 16-year-old's favorite educator, nominated him for modeling good behaviors, like class participation and a respectful attitude, to his peers. Tyler says he especially likes learning about science at school.

A member of the high school's CAM Club, Tyler enjoys playing video games, manga, and reading anime during weekly after-school meetings, in addition to gaming on his Xbox at home. After graduating from CHS, Kilgo plans to study a trade at Southern Regional Technical College, such as blacksmithing, auto-mechanics, or welding.

Daise Rathel, 17, lives in Bainbridge with parents Eric and Pamela Rathel. The 12th-grader was nominated by Ms. Hannah Harrison, new dance instructor at CHS, for demonstrating her knowledge and earning a 100 on one of Ms. Harrison's tests. Daise says her favorite class is economics with Mr. Jesse Woodcock, CHS social studies teacher.

In addition to taking on-campus classes, Daise participates in Cairo High's Work-Based Learning (WBL) program, earning elective credits while working for a local construction company. Rathel is a member of the Syrupmaids JV soccer team, Key Club International, and Dance Club, and enjoys babysitting and listening to music when at home. After graduating in May, Rathel plans to attend Valdosta State University to become a pediatric oncologist.

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.