Friday, April 12th
***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***
Lunch : Cheese Pizza, Romaine Salad, Veggies, Blushing Pears Milk
CHARACTER TRAITS: Patience- “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” -David G. Allen
REMINDER: Students when you arrive on campus DO NOT SIT IN YOUR VEHICLES. Students are to come into the building and not gather in the parking lot!
SOPHOMORES! If you were given an application for BRTC's Career Exploration Camp those are due back by this Friday! Please turn them in to Mrs. Stewart
SENIORS! The Arkansas Challenge Scholarship awards have been released. Please check the email account you used to register for instructions on how to accept the scholarship. If yours still says “eligibility pending” please go see Lindsay Stewart. Project Graduation needs drink donations to keep costs down. Cases of water, can sodas (Coke, Dt. Coke, Mt. Dew, Dr. Pepper, Dt. Pepper, Pepsi) and Gatorade (grape, blue, red) are needed. We will start taking donations immediately and they can be dropped off in the high school office or Mrs. Inman's room. Thank you in advance.
Seniors…… The Project Graduation agreement is out by the bulletin board across from the office! These must be returned to Mrs. Dianna no later than May 10th and the sooner the better please! We need each senior to fill one out regardless of whether or not you are attending so that we can get a t-shirt size.
Attention 10th and 11th grade girls, you can now apply for Girls Who Code FREE Summer Immersion Program! Email Mrs. Phelps for more information.
Learn more: www.girlswhocode.com/summer-im...
PHS Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 24th (9:00-2:30) in the Student Center/Study Hall. Please sign up in Math & Science wing by Mrs. Steimel/Murray's room by Monday, April 21st. Must be 16+ years old and if 16, you will need a parent consent form (also outside Steime/Murray classroom).
St. Bernard's is now accepting applications for this summer's Jr. Volunteer Program. The program allows students (ages 15 – 18) an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting where they will explore careers and gain experience in helping others. Participants will gain hands on experience in surgery, laboratory, nursing, radiology, rehabilitative services, exercise science, pharmacy and more! It will be a three-week session where we will accept 16 students into the program. The session will be held from July 12-August 2. *Remember, all High School students that are 15-18 years of age are eligible to apply. See the nurse for an application.
PHS Relay for Life Team!
Money collected so far:
Select teachers have jars set up in their classroom to collect change for the Relay for Life. Like last year, the class that collects the most change between now and April 30th will win a free soda and snack! If you do not have a teacher with a jar in their room, you can put your change in your class jar in the office or library. We all know someone who is battling cancer or who has lost their fight to cancer. Let’s all come together and help raise money for this great cause!
PHS Clothing closet has coats and new shoes for use… Visit the closet if you have any clothing needs and take what you need. Prom dresses are also available! Please leave it organized :)
Reminder: Please remember once a student has reached 6 absences in any given class period that a parent note will not excuse that absence. After 6 absences, the only notes that excuse students are doctor notes, death or serious injury in the immediate family, an appt with government agency, participation in FFA, FHA, or 4H activities, or exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the principal/assistant principal. Please also remember excuse notes must be presented to the office within 5 days of returning to school. Notes presented more that 5 days may not be accepted. Notes should be turned into the office first thing in the morning, (for more
details see page 27/28 of the District Pupil Policies handbook.)
Project Graduation 9 Pin No-Top Bowling Tournament - twice monthly now until April!
CAREER COACH – LINDSAY STEWART (Lindsay.email@example.com)
Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Stewart's Facebook page, BRTC Career Coach. The
site will be updated regularly with special events and important information regarding college
and career planning https://bit.ly/2w7fGrg
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – STEPHANIE HAMPTON (Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Hampton’s Remind updates for specific grade
Seniors Text @phs18-19sr to the number 81010
Juniors Text @phs18-19jr to the number 81010
Sophomores Text @phs18-19so to the number 81010.
The ACT Scholarship Giveaway for Sophomores & Juniors
Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) have a chance to win. It’s just that easy! One lucky student will win a $40,000 scholarship + a bonus $5,000 tech package! Three winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship + a $5,000 tech package. act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway
Deadline - April 15th - The Summer Stem program is a vibrant week of problem-solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th - 11th graders interested in a future in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. You can find more information at https://www.usna.edu/Admission...
Deadline April 15th - 2019 Congressional Art Competition (open to grades 9-12)
Each spring, the Congressional Art competition (CAC), sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizes and encourages the artistic talent of high-school students throughout Arkansas' 1st Congressional District. The "Best-in-show" winning piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and its student artist will receive an invitation to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the national CAC winners' reception with paid airfare for two. The other winners' artwork will be displayed in Congressman Crawford's district offices. (Please see your student e-mail or Mrs. Hampton for a flyer with more information.)
Deadline is April 22nd.
2019 Student-View Scholarship Program
The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need. Visit www.student-view.com.
Student Insights will award the following prizes:
One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
SENIORS: NEXT STEPS FOR COLLEGE
. * Please do NOT use your PHS student e-mail address for ACT, FAFSA, YOUniversal, college applications, etc. You will not have access to it after you graduate.
(ONLINE) Complete FAFSA - If you are considering going to college, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online @ https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ (You may pick up a FAFSA ID Worksheet from Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Hampton to record your login information. You WILL need this every year.)
(ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ https://www.ark.org/adhe_financialaid (to qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship)
(ONLINE) Apply to Colleges – Complete online applications as an incoming, undergraduate freshman for any potential colleges you are considering attending
(Some colleges charge an application fee. If you receive free/reduced lunches, you may be able
to obtain a fee waiver. See Mrs. Hampton for more information.)
(COUNSELOR) Submit Transcript Request – Obtain a transcript request form (list all colleges for which you completed an online application) from Mrs. Hampton or Mrs. Stewart, and return it to Mrs. Hampton.
(This allows your listed colleges to receive your official transcript and ACT scores. You may also
need to complete a shot-record release form with Mrs. Gholson.)
(ONLINE) Check Regularly – Make sure you check your email, FAFSA account, YOUniversal account, and college application accounts for any messages or tasks that still need to be completed. You will have to ‘accept’ financial aid awards. WATCH DEADLINES!
CONCURRENT CREDIT/BRTC COURSES
Online Courses through BRTC - If you wish to take an online course
through BRTC, you must have a period in your PHS schedule to complete
the course work in the computer lab/study hall. You will be counted absent if
you do not attend that class every day, just as your other PHS classes.
Dual Credit Courses (on BRTC Campus) - These courses must be pre-
approved by Mrs. Hampton. If you wish to take a course on the BRTC
campus during the school day, you must provide the days and times the
course meets and have it pre-approved by Mrs. Hampton. If the course will
not allow you to have 6 credit-classes in your PHS schedule per day, you will
not be approved to take the course.
If you are in 11th or 12th grade and receive free or reduced lunches, see Mrs. Hampton for one
fee waiver each school year. To register, visit www.act.org
Test Dates Registration Deadline
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Friday, March 8, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019
Wednesday, April 17 ACT Aspire Summative (All 10th grade students)
Morning & Afternoon (English, Reading, and Math)
Thursday, April 18 ACT Aspire Summative (All 10th grade students)
Morning only (Science and Writing)
Reminder: To take the ACT, you MUST take your ticket, a photo ID, a calculator, and pencils. Photo ID’s can be made at the DMV for $5.00
11th Grade – 1 day in Spring Semester
12th Grade – 1 day in Fall Semester
– 1 day in Spring Semester
If you are planning to take a College Day, please remember you must not have exceeded the
allowable absences in a semester and you will need to get a form from the office prior to the
visit. The student must meet with the school counselor and have the form signed by the
counselor and a parent; then turn into the office the day before visit. The student must provide
written verification of the visit to the office upon returning to school.
COLLEGE/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
All representatives will set up in the student center during lunch
10th-12th grade students, do you plan to play college sports? Pick up info about NCAA and
NAIA in the counselor’s office.
Please join Mrs. Hampton’s Google Classroom titled Scholarships/Contests to get information
and updates about available scholarships and contests! To join, go to Google Classroom and
enter the class code: ip32r8… or you can stop by the counselor’s office to pick up a paper copy of the list.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies summer program (in California) is now accepting applications for various summer residential camps/institutes in arts, humanities, science, and math for students in grades 8 and up. Deadlines to apply are approaching quickly. Admission is very competitive, and there is limited financial aid available. For more information, visit https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs
2020 Census Jobs: A variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff are available to graduating seniors (must be 18 before you start.) https://2020census.gov/jobs
Hey guys! Are you 18 years old? Have you registered with Selective Service? Selective service isn't the draft. There is no draft and hasn't been for nearly 40 years. Selective Service is important for our country, and it's the law! It's adding your name to a database to be used only in a national emergency. By registering, you stay eligible for college loans, job training, jobs with the government, citizenship for male immigrants, and a driver's license in most states. It only takes 2 minutes, and you can register online at www.sss.gov.
St. Bernards Medical Center Babysitting Class (for students 12 years or older)
St.Bernards Medical Center is offering a fun and interactive babysitting class for students 12 years or older this summer! Select one date to come and learn the business!
Dates Available (Select one): May 29, 30, June 5, 6,10 ,11,
Location: St.Bernards Health and Wellness Center, First Floor Classroom
Cost: $30.00 includes lunch, snacks and supplies
Call 207-7822 to register
Wear tennis shoes!
Course also includes CPR and First Aid Safety! (No CPR cards will be issued. If you would like a card, there is an additional charge; see instructors for details.)
Entries accepted through April 21st
Law Day Art and Essay Contest (Arkansas Supreme Court)
The Arkansas Supreme Court is holding an art and essay contest for all Arkansas
students in grades 4-12. The contest comes in advance of a Law Day ceremony, which will take place on May 1. This year’s Law Day theme is freedom of expression.
Chief Justice John Dan Kemp will present awards to the winners during the May 1
ceremony at the Justice Building at 625 Marshall Street in Little Rock. A
winner will be chosen from the following grade levels: 4-6th grade, 7-9th
grade, and 10-12th grade.
When submitting an entry, please indicate the contestant’s grade level. Essays
should be no more than 500 words. If submitting art, please include a brief
description of the piece and its meaning.
Submit your entries to Karen Steward.
By e-mail: email@example.com
Arkansas Justice Building
If you have any questions, call Karen at 501-410-1935.
Deadline April 26th
St Bernards Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer Program (For students ages 15-18)
The program allows students (ages 15 – 18) an opportunity to volunteer in a
hospital setting where they will explore careers and gain experience in
helping others. Participants will gain hands on experience in surgery,
laboratory, nursing, radiology, rehabilitative services, exercise science,
pharmacy and more! It will be a three-week session where we will accept 15
Students into the program. The session will be held from July 12-August 2.
Must have a 2.75 GPA
Baseball - Home vs Riverside
Softball - @ Hoxie
Seniors....There is also a card to fill out for Senior walk. Those need to be turned in to Mrs. Baty or Mrs. Edie Hall by TODAY! We do not need to know who you will be walking with.
Any Junior or Senior attending Prom..... if you are bringing a guest who DOES NOT ATTEND POCAHONTAS HIGH SCHOOL, you will need to fill out a Prom Guest Registration form. Those are located in the basket across from the office. The deadline to turn those in is TODAY!
FFA Officer Candidate films are due TODAY by 3:20 Pm they are to be emailed to Mr. Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
FFA Scholarship Applications Due Friday
Any student wanting an animal to show for summer and Fall needs to see Mr. Washburn on or before next Wednesday.
Runners need to be registered for the D.A.R.E. 5k today to be guaranteed to get an event T-shirt. Contact Officer Luke Lane email@example.com for more information. Register online at www.racesonline.com/events/dare-to-run-5k
Summer Swim Team tryouts will be held Friday April 12th-Sunday the 14th. Friday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.Saturday from 11am-1pm. Sunday 1pm-2:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Blood Drive- Students have filled the sign up sheets! So we have added slots for students to continue signing up! All students to give blood will be entered in a drawing for a TI 89 Calculator:) All Seniors who give blood will be included in a drawing for a scholarship. Details and sign up sheets are between Mrs. Steimel & Mrs. Murray's room. PHS Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 24th (9:00-2:30) in the Student Center/Study Hall. Please sign up in Math & Science wing by Mrs. Steimel/Murray's room by Monday April 21st. Must be 16+ years old and if 16, you will need a parent consent form (also outside Steimel/Murray classroom.)
PHS Student Council officer elections are set for April 24th. Pick up paperwork in the office
Apr 17 FFA Officer Elections will take place.
Apr 17 FFA State Convention Meeting at 12:05 in the Ag Building
Apr 21-24 State FFA convention in Hot Springs
April 22 Deadline for Student Council officer petitions. Also, pick up paper for class officer elections on this day.
April 24 Elections for Student Council officers
Apr 27 Prom at BRTC
April 29 Pick up paperwork for Student Council Representatives for each class. There is 4 for each class.
Apr 30 Jr & Sr High Spring Choir Concert from 6-8 in the Jr High Gym
May 1 Deadline for Class officer petitions
May 2 FFA Chapter Banquet @ Junior High cafeteria. At 6pm
May 3 Election for class officers
May 8 Deadline for paperwork for Student Council Class Representatives
May 10 Class Representative elections
Apr 16 @ Valley View
Apr 19 Home vs Tuckerman
Apr 18 Home vs Blytheville
Apr 22 Home vs Hillcrest
Apr 24 Start of District Tournament @ Brookland
May 2 Start of Regional Tournament
May 9-11 State Tournament
Apr 16 @ Valley View
Apr 18 Home vs Blytheville
Apr 19 Home vs Tuckerman
Apr 24 Start of District Tournament @ Brookland
May 2nd Start of Regionals
Apr 15 Sr Bomber Relays @ Mt Home
Apr 18 4A-3 Jr High Conference @ Home
Apr 25 4A-3 Sr High Conference @ Batesville
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