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PHS Announcements - Wednesday, May 1st
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, May 01, 2019



Wednesday, May 1st

***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***

Lunch : Manager Choice

CHARACTER TRAITS: Patience - “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”- Joyce Meyer



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!


Senior Semester Test Schedule

Wednesday, May 8 - 1st and 3rd

Thursday, May 9 -  5th, 6th, and 7th

Friday, May 10 - 2nd and 4th

Seniors will attend school all day on semester tests days except on Friday, May 10.


On Friday, May 10, the Seniors will leave the high school campus at 12:30 to travel to BRTC for Baccalaureate practice which will begin at 1:00. Students will have to find their own transportation to BRTC.


Graduation Practice is the morning of May 17th. BRING CAP & GOWN!

Alma Spikes walkthrough will be immediately following graduation practice.

Graduation is May 17th at 8:00 pm.

Seniors, please fill out this google form about your favorite Senior Memories. This survey is for the Senior Edition of the Smoke Signal!


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.


The Coffee House now has 8oz. Bottles of water for 50 cents.


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:


Flyers for students and parents


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.


Lifetouch will be sending out appointment dates and times for senior composites drape and tux pictures.  The dates they are scheduled to be on PHS campus are June 12th & 13th. Please be looking for a postcard with your day and appointment time coming in the mail in the next few weeks.

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.)



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


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.


.  * 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.


  1. (ONLINE) Complete FAFSA - If you are considering going to college, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online @ (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.)  

  2. (ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ (to qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship)

  3. (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.)

  1. (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.)

  1. (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!



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

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.


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

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.)

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


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,

  • Time 8am-3:00pm

  • 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.)


Wednesday 5/1

  • Deadline for Class officer petitions

  • There will be a Spanish Club meeting in Mrs. Inman's room at 12:15 today.  

  • Are you interested in becoming an Over the Road Truck Driver???  The Arkansas Trucking Association will deliver their Share the Road program at BRTC on Friday, May 10th.  This program will provide hands-on experience and safe-driving best practices. If you are interested in attending, please go by and sign the list on Mrs. Stewart's door TODAY!

  • Art club will meet in Ms. Galvan’s room at lunch

  • Guest Speaker, Vince Saylors, from the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) will be in Mr. Hogan's class today 2nd - 4th hour. Any senior interested in listening to what opportunity the IBEW could offer you after high school is encouraged to attend.

  • Sr. High Volleyball tryouts will take place on Wednesday, May 8 from 3:45-5:00 in the Jr. High Gym.  You MUST have a current physical in order to tryout. Please see Coach Brooks with any questions.

  • This Friday (May 3) is the deadline to register for the June 8th ACT. Register online at We are discussing the possibility of offering an ACT Academy prior to the June 8th ACT if there is enough interest. Please respond to Mrs. Hampton’s email by Friday if you are interested in attending the ACT Academy if it is offered this year. (You must register to take the June ACT to attend the Academy.)

  • All Seniors Please fill out this google form about your favorite Senior Memories for the Senior Edition of the Smoke Signal

  • Lifetouch will be sending out appointment dates and times for senior composites drape and tux pictures.  The dates they are scheduled to be on PHS campus are June 12th & 13th. Please be looking for a postcard with your day and appointment time coming in the mail in the next few weeks.

Thursday 5/2

  • FFA Chapter Banquet @ Junior High cafeteria. At 6pm

Friday 5/3

  • Track - 4A-3 Sr High Conference @ Batesville

  • Election for class officers

  • TODAY is the deadline to register for the June 8th ACT. Register online at We are discussing the possibility of offering an ACT Academy prior to the June 8th ACT if there is enough interest. Please respond to Mrs. Hampton’s email by today if you are interested in attending the ACT Academy if it is offered this year. (You must register to take the June ACT to attend the Academy.)



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