Monday, April 29th
***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***
Lunch : Macaroni & Cheese, Italian Veggies, Fresh Fruit, Hot Roll, Milk
CHARACTER TRAITS: Patience - “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”- Joyce Meyer
Seniors, please fill out this google form about your favorite Senior Memories. This survey is for the Senior Edition of the Smoke Signal! https://docs.google.com/forms/...
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!
The Coffee House now has 8oz. Bottles of water for 50 cents.
***Students who plan to attend BRTC during the summer or next school year need to see the BRTC representative on SEGP nights. This MUST be taken care of next week.
***Students who plan on taking BRTC online courses next year will not be allowed to leave our campus (regardless of the whether they pay full tuition price or not).
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. 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 3rd 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.
Pocahontas Choir Presents: THE COFFEE SHOP TALENT REVUE!! Come help raise money for the Choir Program and enjoy coffee, a homemade cinnamon roll, & a night full of entertainment!
Tickets are $5 presale or $7 at the door
When: Friday 5/3/19
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where: Pocahontas Junior High Cafeteria
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...
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. 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.)
CAREER COACH – LINDSAY STEWART (Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.email@example.com)
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
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, June 8, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019
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.)
All Seniors Please fill out this google form about your favorite Senior Memories for the Senior Edition of the Smoke Signal https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12y-k-9V_dkDpL_9RSemrlE14nwxMPH5AlbWMTd5AG-U/edit
Pick up paperwork for Student Council Representatives for each class. There is 4 for each class.
Jr & Sr High Spring Choir Concert from 6-8 in the Jr High Gym
Deadline for Class officer petitions
Art club will meet in Ms. Galvan’s room at lunch
FFA Chapter Banquet @ Junior High cafeteria. At 6pm
Track - 4A-3 Sr High Conference @ Batesville
Election for class officers
May 5 Project Graduation meeting at 2:00 in PHS Cafeteria
May 8 Deadline for paperwork for Student Council Class Representatives
May 10 Class Representative elections
May 11 Chapter FFA Banquet at 6:00 pm in JR High Cafeteria