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  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

Bridget Ransom – 2018

 

Business Members

Ladon Toole – 2018 – Archway Partnership (two year term beginning July 1, 2015)

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

Ms. Joyce Halstead – 2018 – Southern Regional Technical College (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

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

Dr. Ann Landis (Chair, 2016) – 2019 – Thomas University (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

 

College and Career Academy Members

Blair Dickinson. – 2018 – Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

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

Del Bibles – 2019 – Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Whitney Brown – 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
COMPASS 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
SLO Student Learning Objective Assessments Shows student growth; 10% of final course Beginning and end of course Courses that are not administered GA Milestones EOC
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

Brooke Reynolds 2016-2017 CHS Teacher of the Year
Brooke Reynolds 2016-2017 CHS Teacher of the Year

2016-2017 Brooke Reynolds
2015-2016 Chervona Clark Whitaker
2014-2015 Meghan Ridenour
2013-2014 Barbara Godwin
2012-2013 Todd Gainous
 2011-2012  Justin Amaro
 2010-2011  Kristi Littleton
 2009-2010  Margot Evans

2008-2009

Hank Smith

2007-2008 Danielle Jones 
2006-2007 Erin White
2005-2006 Cecilia Childree
2004-2005 Jennifer Hand
2003-2004 Susan Prince
2002-2003 Tracey Kelshaw
2001-2002 Frances Thrower
2000-2001 Scott Myers
1999-2000 Lisa LeGette
1998-1999 Betsi Heinlen
1997-1998 Tammy Donalson
1996-1997 Shirley Brown
1995-1996 Melva Ezell
1994-1995 Gerris Pearson
1993-1994 Del Bibles
1992-1993 Tanya Maxwell
1991-1992 Nancy Fisher
1990-1991 Sharon Brock
1989-1990 Connie Murphy
1988-1999 Betty Elkins
1987-1988 Janet Bearden
1986-1987 Nancy Kemp
1985-1986 Betsi Heinlen
1984-1985 Joe Johnson
1983-1984 Marguerite Maxwell
1982-1983 Bill Butler
1981-1982 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://cairo.gch.schoolinsites.com

Art Club

CAM Club

FBLA

FCA

FCCLA

FFA

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

Department/Group Leader meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:15pm in the Media Center with the Leadership Team.

Julie York

Debbie Childs

Jennifer Hand

Barbara Godwin

Del Bibles

Lisa LeGette

Tonya Romans

Todd Gainous

Michael Inlow

Tammy Donalson


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 diverse 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 diversity.
  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 with the Dept. Chairs.

Chris Lokey, Chairman

Julie York

Debbie Childs

Jennifer Hand

Barbara Godwin

Del Bibles

Lisa LeGette

Tonya Romans

Michael Inlow

Blair Dickinson

Hank Smith

Michael Best

Gloria Fuller

Todd Gainous

Andrew Jones

Tammy Donalson

Tom Fallaw

 

 


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).