PHS Announcements - Wednesday, December 14th
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Wednesday, December 14th


“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of mankind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” Leo Buscaglia

Lunch: Chili, Broccoli/Dip, Cinnamon Roll, Assorted Fruit, Crackers & Milk


The Band Room will be closed during lunch for the rest of the week. Band members do not have permission to go to the band room at lunch.

Choir will be selling Candy Cane Candy Grams during lunch (in the student center) this week for $2.00 a piece. They will be delivered this Friday and Next Monday. Help support choir and send your friends a fun message!

BRTC Students - BRTC Transcripts will be ready Monday, December 19th. Transcripts need to be brought to Mrs. Cyndy in the high school office ASAP so they can be added on your high school transcript.

NHS- We have adopted a Christmas family. There are a few openings still left. Check your email. Wrapping/Pizza Party in Mrs. Steimel's room Friday during lunch for those who contribute!!

Tip-Off T-shirts for Sale $10 each… See Monica Brewington at MD Williams.

NHS will meet every Tuesday @12:20 (beginning after the break) to discuss fundraising and activities.

If any agriculture students do not have an FFA membership card please see Mr. Washburn.

FFA Members that have signed up for CDE's Teams will need to attend the CDE Meeting on December 14th at 12:10 to discuss the contests and practice times.

Christmas Roll Sale - Hot Rolls, Wheat Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls - Last day to order December 14th. Place your order with any of the school cafeterias.

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Yearbooks will be $40.00, personalization $5.00 (monogram and crests will still be available online only), and icons $3.00 each.

***Please Answer this ONE question poll for yearbook.

What do you enjoy most about your favorite class?


***Please vote for CHIEFTAIN


***Please answer this one question poll for yearbook.

Presidential Election

*YEARBOOK is SELLING PIES to help purchase cameras. Chef's In has agreed to allowed us to sell their pies and give us all the proceeds. **We will be selling PECAN ($17), PEANUT BUTTER ($17), PUMPKIN ($15), CHOCOLATE CREAM ($15), and COCONUT CREAM ($15)

***Delivery Date of DEC. 22

****These pies will be delivered fresh, but can be frozen after delivery.

Please contact Rachel Sullinger or a yearbook staff member to purchase yours.

SEMESTER TEST SCHEDULE: No early testing without prior approval from Mrs. Grooms

December 15th - 6th & 7th periods

December 16th - 3rd, 4th & 5th periods. Make up work or make up 6th & 7th period tests.

December 19th - 1st & 2nd periods. Make up work or make up 3rd, 4th, or 5th period tests.

December 20th - Any make up work or 1st and 2nd period tests.

Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 through Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The district will conduct its regular schedule on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Pocahontas Public Schools will re-open on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Anyone interested in Chess Club see Mrs. Miller on Wednesdays. Chess practice will be Wednesdays at noon in her room at junior high.

S.W.A.T. will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room at lunch… Bring your lunch.

KEY CLUB will meet every Wednesday in Mr. James’ room at lunch


Mr. Miller will be offering tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school or directly after school. Please make sure to let him know if you will be attending. Students can also stop by his room during 4th hour, if needed.

Mrs. Henderson will be offering tutoring at 7:00 a.m. in her classroom on TUESDAYS. She will have a chrome cart available.

ALL students who drive and park on our campus must have a current hang tag.

The fall (green) athletic passes are no longer valid.

Winter athletic passes (basketball, swim, cheer) are accepted at the gate for winter sporting events. Students must show their pass at the gate for free entry, otherwise students are to pay the $2.00 entry fee.


There will be an FFA CDE meeting at 12:10 to discuss the upcoming season.

Any girl grade 7-11 that is interested in playing volleyball next year during the 2017 season will need to meet in the Jr. High Gym, Wednesday at 12:10 for a meeting. You may bring your lunch if you need to. This is mandatory if you are interested in trying out next spring.


Semester Tests - 6th & 7th periods

FFA Christmas Party 5:00 -7:00 in the Ag building. Please bring a canned good if you can and all FFA members are welcome.


Semester Tests - 3rd, 4th, 5th periods….. Make ups for 6th & 7th periods

Lady Redskins & Redskins (JG,SG,JB,SB) vs Melbourne @ Melbourne at 4:30



...News from the Counselor

Be sure to check your email often. Mrs. Hogan is sending out information daily. Below is some of the info she has already sent out.

Mrs. Hogan has added a long list of scholarships and deadlines that are open. CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year

---Online College Guide link to website:

---Seniors are reminded that application for state scholarships are open and can apply at

These can be found under the Student tab and then Financial Aid.

---University of Oklahoma Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

---A-State Privately Funded Scholarship applications deadline February 1, 2017 @ 5:00

---National Wood Flooring Association Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and related forestry sciences. - $1000 - Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2017.

---Scholarship Essay regarding alcohol abuse and addiction affects on society - $3000/$2000/$1000 - Application deadline February 1st, 2017

---The Office of Pre-College Programs is now accepting applications for summer programs (June 24th - July 8th) at the University of Notre Dame for Summer 2017. Application deadline February 6, 2017.

---Arkansas Tech University Foundation Scholarships - All applications due February 15, 2017.

---Dept of Arkansas Coudret Trust Scholarship ($1000) and Garner Trust Scholarship ($2500) - Completed application and accompanying documents due at Dept Headquarters on or before March 13, 2017.

---Honorsgrad Multimedia Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline April 16, 2017

---B. Davis Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline May 22nd, 2017

---Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline midnight June 30, 2017

---PSAT/NMSQT Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship


RAFFLE TICKETS FOR MINI IPAD FOR PROJECT GRADUATION: See Mrs. Kim to pick up raffle tickets. If you sell 20 tickets you will receive $10 incentive money for the night of Project Graduation.

There is a new Senior List posted on the bulletin board across from the office. PLEASE CHECK it to be sure your name is spelled correctly. This is how it will be listed on your diploma.