Principal's Corner/About The School

LokeyPrincipal's Corner


Welcome back to Cairo High School College and Career Academy for the 2018-2019 school year!  I hope you had a great summer vacation and are looking forward with enthusiasm to the new school year.  As the Principal of Cairo High School College and Career Academy, I am very proud to have the opportunity to work with the parents, community, teachers and students of Grady County.  I am excited about all of the opportunities that Cairo High School College and Career Academy has to offer both academically and extracurricular.

As a College and Career Academy, this school year we will open our School of Fine Arts and our School of Agriculture, Trade and Industry.  This year will also mark the second year of our 9th Grade Academy.

Around campus you can already hear the sound of the Syrupmaker Band and see our Syrupmaker football team on the gridiron preparing for their first scrimmage of the year.  Our Syrupmaid softball team is swinging bats and fielding balls in preparation for the upcoming season.  We also will be offering a dance class this year and will open a new dance studio on campus.  When our CTAE building renovation reaches completion, we will be offering a state of the art Culinary Arts training program.

Parents, I am dedicated to ensuring that your child receives the most outstanding educational experiences possible.

Our mission at Cairo High School College and Career Academy is to prepare all students to graduated and be fully prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers, as well as for their roles as responsible citizens.

I encourage all parents to become involved in their child's education and to make an effort to attend our Open House, Monday, August 27, at 6 p.m.  We will discuss important information and you will have the opportunity to meet your child's teachers at that time.  This year, we will continue our Positive Parents Program and will appreciate your support and help with various activities throughout the year.

The Freshman Walkabout will be held Wednesday, August 1, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Ninth grade students may pick up schedules in the front lobby that day.  School begins on August 3.  You will be given a student handbook on the first day of school with information concerning all procedures at CHS.  We will have grade assemblies soon after the start of school to discuss in detail what will be expected of you as a student at Cairo High School.

I look forward to a great school year!

Sincerely,

Chris Lokey
Principal




Mission Statement

The Mission of Cairo High School is to prepare all Cairo High School students to graduate and be fully prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers, as well as for their roles as responsible citizens.

About The School

ALMA MATER

We salute thee, Alma Mater

Thou to us art dear

May they virtues and thy teachings

Guide us every year.

Cairo High in future years

Our memories will turn back

To the days of Cairo High School

To the Red and Black


ALPHA -GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Advancement in Learning Performance for Higher Achievement Academy (known as the ALPHA Academy) is a county-wide (K-12) initiative for Grady County's gifted and high achieving students that will provide students an accelerated curriculum through academics, competitions, community service, and extracurricular activities. Accelerated and challenging instruction will be provided by gifted endorsed teachers collaborating with the ALPHA Director. For more information, contact Mrs. Danielle Jones at 229-377-3701.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PROGRAM

It is the intent of the Grady County Schools that every student in the system who has a primary home language other than English and who is identified as Limited English Proficient be provided with the opportunity to participate in an English Language Learner program.


TWITTER

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CHS College & Career Academy BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cairo High School College and Career Academy

Board of Directors and Term Expirations

(Note: All terms expire on June 30 of the year listed below.)

CEO/Principal Appointee

Fannie Taylor 2021

Business Members

Larry Plank  2021 Archway Partnership (three year term beginning July 1, 2018)

Marty Cannington (chair) 2019 Chamber of Commerce (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Otis Byrden (vice-chair) 2019 Joint Development Authority (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Post-Secondary Members

Laura Kelly 2021 Southern Regional Technical College (three year term beginning July 1, 2018)

Ms. Laura Brown - 2019 - Bainbridge State College (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Dr. John Meis  2019 Thomas University (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

College and Career Academy Members

Blair Dickinson, Ex-Officio 2018 Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

David Coleman, Sr., Ex- Officio  2018 CTAE Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

Del Bibles, Ex-Officio  2019 Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Whitney Brown, Ex-Officio  2019 CTAE Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Ms. Judy Cook Recording Secretary


ESOL PROGRAM

It is the intent of the Grady County Schools that every student in the system who has a primary home language other than English and who is identified as limited English Proficient be provided with the opportunity to participate in an English Language Learner Program.


REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE TESTS

REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE TESTS

TEST WHY WHEN AREAS TESTED
Advanced Placement Testing To possibly obtain college credit for courses In the Spring AP Courses
Georgia Milestones EOC

Required by Georgia Department of Education;

20% of Final course grade

Toward end of year in EOC courses

NGLC, AMLC, Algebra I, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, U.S. History & Economics

PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Competition Practice for
SAT; Required for Governors Honors & National Merit Scholarship competition; Used in selection process for Advanced Placement
Recommended for all 10th grade students; 11th grade scores required for National Merit Competition and Governors Honors Program

Critical Reading, Math and Writing

Calculator recommended

SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date

Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

Calculator Recommended

ACT American College Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date Reading, English, Math, Science and Writing
ACCUPLACER Technical College Entrance Test that may be used at certain 2-year Colleges for entrance To be announced English, Reading & Math
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Assist students in identifying aptitudes and career interests; Required for entrance into the military 11th and 12th grade students may sign up to take ASVAB if needed Academic ability, verbal, math, mechanical, clerical, electrical




End of Pathway Gives a nationally accepted credential In the Spring CTAE Pathways

SIX PILLARS OF SUCCESS (Created by our Students)

MAKERS:

Stay Motivated

Focus on Attendance

Seek Knowledge

Demand Excellence

Respect yourselves and others

Strive for Success by giving your best every day!


9th Grade Academy Information


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CHS TEACHER OF THE YEAR


Royale Armstrong 2019 CHS Teacher of the Year
2019 Royale Armstrong
2018 Brandi Adkins
2017 Brooke Reynolds
2016 Chervona Clark Whitaker
2015 Meghan Ridenour
2014 Barbara Godwin
2013 Todd Gainous
2012 Justin Amaro
2011 Kristi Littleton
2010 Margot Evans

2009

Hank Smith

2008 Danielle Jones
2007 Erin White
2006 Cecilia Childree
2005 Jennifer Hand
2004 Susan Prince
2003 Tracey Kelshaw
2002 Frances Thrower
2001 Scott Myers
2000 Lisa LeGette
1999 Betsi Heinlen
1998 Tammy Donalson
1997 Shirley Brown
1996 Melva Ezell
1995 Gerris Pearson
1994 Del Bibles
1993 Tanya Maxwell
1992 Nancy Fisher
1991 Sharon Brock
1990 Connie Murphy
1999 Betty Elkins
1988 Janet Bearden
1987 Nancy Kemp
1986 Betsi Heinlen
1985 Joe Johnson
1984 Marguerite Maxwell
1983 Bill Butler
1982 Lyla Nabulsi

CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL TOUR




CLUB SCHEDULES

The following clubs are offered at Cairo High School. Club A meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and Club B meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Specific eligibility requirements and a description for the clubs may be found on the school website http://chs.grady.k12.ga.us/for_students/clubs_organizations.

Art Club

CAM Club

FBLA

FCA

FCCLA

FFA

Fishing Club

Gold Club

Helping Hands

History Club

HOSA

Interact

Key Club

Library Club

National Honor Society

SADD

SAGE

Skills USA

Student Council

Y-Club


DEPARTMENT/GROUP LEADERS

Laura Elliott - Guidance

Debbie Childs - Media Center

Jennifer Hand - Science

Barbara Godwin - Math

Del Bibles - Social Studies

Hank Smith - English

Tonya Romans - Special Education

Michelle Ausley - CTAE 

Daphne McClendon - Physical Education

John Scanling - Fine Arts

Maria Villagrana - Foreign Language


MOTTO

With Pride We Give Our Best


POSITIVE PARENTS ORGANIZATION

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CHS has a great way for you, parents and guardians, to become more informed and involved in your child's high school education. The Positive Parents Organization has four committees and encourages you to join one of them.

Academic Committee

  • It rewards students for excelling in their studies with special events and gifts.

Baccalaureate & Graduation Committee

  • It plans, decorates, and hosts Graduation and Baccalaureate receptions and decorates for the Baccalaureate program.

Spirit Committee

  • It assists Student Council Sponsors with planning and decorating for the Homecoming Dance in October and for the Prom in April.

Hospitality Committee

  • It helps with CHS Club inductions, hosts the Senior Picnic and helps celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Each committee meets at separate times at CHS. Planning for the school year will begin after the August CHS Open House. Call 377-2222 for more information.


SCHOOL BELIEFS

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IS THE SCHOOL'S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

  1. Students are entitled to an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
  2. High expectations and a supportive, nurturing, knowledgeable staff encourage high student achievement.
  3. A variety of instructional techniques are utilized to support perse needs and varied learning styles.
  4. Teachers, students, administrators, support staff, parents, and members of the community are collectively responsible for the attainment of our students' educational goals.
  5. Students will be assisted in the pursuit and development of their career goals.
  6. The curriculum should provide opportunities for developing positive character traits, building self-esteem, and examining cultural persity.
  7. A well-prepared faculty, adequately equipped facility, and up-to-date materials are paramount for learning.
  8. Continued self-assessment and awareness of current trends are essential to instructional improvement.
  9. Evidence of mutual respect among students and staff should exist.

SCHOOL COLORS

Red and Black


SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM

The CHS School Leadership Team meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:15pm in the Media Center.

Chris Lokey, Chairman

Laura Elliott

Jennifer Hand

Barbara Godwin

Del Bibles

Hank Smith

Tonya Romans

Michelle Ausley

Daphne McClendon

John Scanling

Maria Villagrana

Blair Dickinson

Todd Gainous

Gloria Fuller

Andrew Jones

Tammy Donalson

Tom Fallaw

Jenny Harrison


SCHOOL MASCOT

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Syrupmakers - Syrup Pitcher


4x4 BLOCK SCHEDULE


Cairo High School's class schedule consists of 4x4 block classes.


SYRUPMAKER HISTORY

Cairo (pronounced Kay-Row instead of Ki-Row like the Egyptian city) is nicknamed the "syrup city" because of the high school football team. Roddenbery's, a well known food company, was formerly located in Cairo. One of their main products was syrup. The syrup made in Cairo was cooked from sugar cane juice but it was not the corn syrup known as "Karo syrup," although the names sound the same. During a driving rainstorm in the middle of a football game many years ago, workers at the local syrup shelter brought over their rain coats labeled "Roddenbery's Syrup" on the backs of the jackets to keep the players dry. Roddenbery's was known for many other products like peanut butter and pickles and fortunately the "SYRUPMAKERS" portion of the plant was closer than the "BUTTERCHURNERS" and the "PICKLEPACKERS." Before the "fans in the stands" demanded this name change, Cairo was known as the Tigers. In 1986 ESPN named the term "Syrupmaker" the number one nickname for a high school sports team. The mascot is depicted as a syrup pitcher. The term is often shortened to "Maids" for the girls or "Makers" for the boys. The 2008 Football Syrupmakers were Class AAA State Champions after the school's second undefeated season (1990 was the other).