Gubser Elementary gets a special visitor

(JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes)

The students at Joy Hills Gubser Elementary School had a special visitor on Tuesday, Caesar the No Drama Llama.

Caesar made the trip to meet the students, with opportunities to take a photo, hug and pet him. 

As the students from each grade lined up to wait their turn, adjectives like “fluffy,” “cute” and “adorable” were commonly used.

The get-together was a reward for the students as part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program. In the program, students earn Gator Cards for various positive actions adhering to the R.O.C.K. expectations. R.O.C.K. stands for responsible, on task, cautious and safe, kind and respectful.

When enough cards are collected, the students earn a reward, like Caesar’s visit. Gubser school counselor Michelle Mills said previous rewards included principal Thomas Charboneau bringing in his pig and kissing it in front of the school. 

Mills said that typically they leave it up to a vote from the students — they had the choice of three farm animals for Charboneau to bring in — but Caesar’s visit was a special surprise. 

(JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes)

(JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes)