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PHS Announcements - Tuesday, May 7th
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

  

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, May 7th

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

Lunch : Crispito, Cheese Sauce, Scoops/Salsa, Beans, Lettuce/Tomato, Fruit, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Commitment - “Commitment is the foundation of great accomplishments.” -Heidi Reeder

GENERAL NEWS

 

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!

 

Students are not to bring blankets to class.  Students who get cold in classes should wear a jacket or a coat.  

 

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. Bob Harris Photography will be at graduation to take pictures.  Forms will be available for Seniors to pick up the morning of graduation at practice!  Be sure to ask your graduate for their order form and information regarding pictures as he will go over this with them the morning of practice.

 

PHS Senior Breakfast 7:15 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Parents/Grandparents are invited to enjoy breakfast with their senior student! Menu: Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage, and Scrambled Eggs, Hash brown, Milk, and Juice: Cost: Adult: $2.15 for 1st meal. Extra items will be an additional charge. Student – same as every day.  Please enter the building at the stairwell and sign in when you arrive.

 

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/...

 

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

 

JUNIORS: 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.

 

Check out the April Smoke Signal Edition!!  https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/bf0c67_1bac1e42f4e048ecb14decdec285a113.pdf

 

ACT SUMMER ACADEMY

If you are interested in attending the ACT Summer Academy, please sign the sheet on my office door by this Friday, May 10th.  To attend this ACT Summer Academy, you no longer have to be registered for the June ACT.  We will allow anyone in grades 9-12 who is interested to attend.  

 

****IMPORTANT****

If you sign up, you are committing to attend ALL FOUR HOURS OF ALL FOUR DAYS of ACT Academy.  (You will sign in each day.)

 

Days:         Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31 (4 days only)

Time:          8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day (1 hr sessions in each subject)

Place:         Math/Science Hallway

Teachers:   English - Kristi Bass

                   Math - Lori Steimel

                   Reading - Amanda Hackworth

                   Science - Shannon Baty

 

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.)

COUNSELOR NEWS…..

CAREER COACH – LINDSAY STEWART (Lindsay.stewart@pocahontaspsd.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.hampton@pocahontaspsd.com)

Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Hampton’s Remind updates for specific grade

levels.

Seniors        Text @phs18-19sr          to the number 81010

Juniors        Text @phs18-19jr           to the number 81010

Sophomores    Text @phs18-19so         to the number 81010.

IMPORTANT DATES

 

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.

 

  1. (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.)  

  2. (ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ https://www.ark.org/adhe_financialaid (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!

 

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.

 

ACT INFORMATION

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

COLLEGE DAYS

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  

COLLEGE SPORTS

10th-12th grade students, do you plan to play college sports? Pick up info about NCAA and

NAIA in the counselor’s office.

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS

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,

  • 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.)

DAILY NEWS

Tuesday 5/7

  • There will be a summer camp at PJHS with a superhero theme.  Any student in grades 7-12 may attend, but you must fill out a registration form and turn it into Ms. Galvan by Friday, May 10th.  You may get forms from the office if you are interested in attending.

  • Seniors, please make sure you get your check sheets completed by Friday morning at the latest!  If you can get it finished before then, please turn it in as soon as it is complete. If you need another copy, there are copies outside of my office door.

  • Bob Harris Photography will be at graduation to take pictures.  Forms will be available for Seniors to pick up the morning of graduation at practice!  Be sure to ask your graduate for their order form and information regarding pictures as he will go over this with them the morning of practice.

  • 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.

  • ACT Summer Academy - Sign the sheet on Mrs. Hampton’s door by Friday, May 10th

  • Team Phoenix takes on Marion-The A Team, today at 4pm in the Top Sweet 16 of the Season 1 Playoffs. We will be streaming their matches on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/pocahontas_esports and later will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbBcP5v1E9cpmACjEHFkNVA

Wednesday 5/8

  • Sr. High Volleyball tryouts TODAY 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.

  • AP English Lit Exam. All test will be at the Richard Gaines Business and Technology Building at BRTC. They all will start promptly at 8:00 AM.

  • Senior Celebration @ 1:30

  • Deadline for paperwork for Student Council Class Representatives

  • Senior Semester Test - 1st and 3rd. Seniors will attend school all day

Thursday 5/9

  • AP Chemistry Exam. All test will be at the Richard Gaines Business and Technology Building at BRTC. They all will start promptly at 8:00 AM.

  • Athletic Awards Banquet 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ MDW Gym

  • Senior Semester Test - 5th, 6th, and 7th.. Seniors will attend school all day

Friday 5/10

  • PHS Senior Breakfast 7:15 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Parents/Grandparents are invited. Please enter the building at the stairwell and sign in when you arrive. Menu: Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage, and Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrown, Milk, and Juice.  Cost: Adult $2.15 for 1st meal. Extra items will be an additional charge. Student Cost: Same as every day.

  • Softball meeting for those interested in trying out for the 2020 Softball Team. If you cannot make it see Coach Ward.

  • AP US History Exam

  • Senior Semester Test - 2nd and 4th.. Seniors will be released at 12:30 to go to BRTC for Baccalaureate practice.

  • Class Representative elections

Saturday 5/11

  • Chapter FFA Banquet at 6:00 pm in JR High Cafeteria

Sunday 5/12

  • Baccalaureate @ 2 pm @ BRTC

UPCOMING EVENTS…

GENERAL UPCOMING

May 12 Chapter FFA Banquet at 6:00 pm in JR High Cafeteria

May 13 AP Biology Exam

May 14 AP Calculus Exam

May 14 Senior Awards Ceremony @ 7:00 @ MDW Gym

May 15 AP English Language Exam

May 16 AP World History Exam

May 17 Graduation @ 8:00 pm