PHS Announcements - Friday, December 4th
Dianna Johnson
Friday, December 04, 2015


Friday, December 4th


A good citizen is someone who respects others and their property. They are helpful and considerate, willing to put others first. They listen to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say. They listen to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say. They help people who are not in a position to help themselves. They respect the environment and do not damage it in any way. They work hard. They are well mannered and pleasant. They are always willing to learn.

Lunch: Vegetable Soup & Crackers, Cheese Toast, Romaine Salad, Spiced Apples, Gingerbread Cookie & Milk

REMINDER: Food must be brought into the office. Students are not allowed to receive meals by restaurant delivery services.

PHS Student Council is sponsoring the bell-ringing at Walmart for the Salvation Army. The dates are Saturday, December 5 and December 12. There are some two-hour time slots still available. If you would like to participate and help the Salvation Army raise funds, please contact PHS StuCo President Lacey Moore to schedule your time to ring the bell.

The Flag will be at half-staff through Monday, December 7, 2015 - Presidential Proclamation - Honoring the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California.

Christmas Roll Sale - Contact any of the school cafeterias to order. The last day to order for Christmas is 12/11/15.

The evening CNA classes are scheduled for March 7-April 4, 2016. Orientation will be held at BRTC on February 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm for any students interested in applying for the course.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Be sure to fill out the Health and Wellness Survey that was sent to your email this week!

Also be sure to check info sent to you from Mrs. Hogan about summer sessions at Duke University!


Congratulations to our PHS Swim Team - Team scored 2nd place at Cabot Swim Meet. Girls placed 3rd and Boys placed 2nd.

Mrs. Gholson's 3rd hour Med Term class needs to report to Study Hall on Friday.

The FFA Christmas Party will take place Friday from 5-7 pm on the town square at Marilyn's Clogging Company. Sign up to bring a side dish by Wednesday check with Mr. Washburn to sign up.

FFA: The OCC team will practice at lunch today in the Agriculture Building

Art Club will be painting windows at Brothers' Flooring after school (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday).

Lady Redskins vs Bay in the finals of the WBC tournament at 6:00. Good Luck Ladies


Dec 5 - Jr High All Region tryouts. We still need food donations - band parents wanting to help out please call Elizabeth Stevens at 870 758-2050.


December 6th - Basketball Tip-Off Dinner at PHS Cafeteria 3:00… Senior High Boys and Girls

MONDAY December 7th

Lyon College Tournament - Lady Redskins 12/5 - 12/12 …. TBA

Redskins vs Cave City 7TH,JB, SB at Home @ 5:00


The Eastern District FFA Leadership Contest will take place at ASU in Jonesboro at 9 am. Please wish them all good luck.

ACT Blast - Math session with Mrs. Steimel (Rm 26) afterschool to 5:00

Lady Redskins vs Trumann JGB, JG, SG at Trumann @ 5:00


Jostens will be here with class rings Wednesday, December 9 after lunch. Balance for rings will need to be paid in full. If you need to know your balance come by the office.

ACT Blast - Reading session in the Library with Ms. Crutcher after school to 5:00


The PHS and PJHS Choirs will be performing (2nd-4th hour) at the two area nursing homes.

Fire Drill - 5th period

The Swim Meet that had been scheduled to be at home has been cancelled.

ACT Blast - Science session with Mr. James’ (Rm 19) afterschool to 5:00



ACT Test


Semester Test Schedule:

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Periods 6-7. Students on regular schedule periods 1-5.

Wednesday, Dec. 16 Periods 3, 4, 5. Make-ups for periods 6 and 7. Students on regular schedule periods 1 and 2.

Thursday, Dec. 17 - Periods 1 and 2, make-ups for periods 3-5.

Friday, Dec. 18 - Make-ups for periods 1 and 2.

-Students are to test according to the semester test schedule - NO EARLY TESTING.

Swim Team: Monday & Wednesday- drylands at Alma Spikes gym….Tuesday & Thursday- weights in the athletic complex

Circle of Friends:If anyone is interested in joining the Circle of Friends, peer applications are available in the office.

FFA Blacksmith metal/art committee meets Wednesdays at lunch in the agri building.

FFA Community service committee meets Thursdays at lunch.

SWAT meetings every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room (Rm 22) at lunch- Bring your lunch!

Math tutoring is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday BEFORE SCHOOL (7:00 - 7:50 in Rm 18 - Henderson) and AFTER SCHOOL (3:30 - 4:30 in Rm 26 - Steimel). Literacy and other subjects tutoring is available Tuesday and Thursday after school 3:30 - 4:30 in Rm 24 - Bass.

Athletic passes have been handed out to Basketball, Cheerleaders, Swim Team and Pep Band students by their Coaches and Directors. Winter Athletic passes are good for winter sports only (Basketball games). You must show your Athletic pass to the gate workers in order to enter the event for free. If you do not have your pass, you must pay the entry fee. Fall Athletic passes are not good for Basketball Games.


December 14th - Band Christmas Concert at 6:30 at MDW Gym

December 18th - Link Field Trip

Dec. 21st - Jan. 3rd - Christmas Break. School will be back in session Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

Announcements from the counselor's office...

Transcripts can be printed from student’s HAC accounts. However, if an official transcript is needed you must bring it to the office to be stamped and sealed.

Seniors, who are in the ATU recruitment database, will soon receive information about our 42nd annual Creative Writing Contest. Attached you will find a flyer for distribution. Submissions must be received by January 15, 2016. Awards are announced duringTime Out for Tech.


Seniors check the spelling of your name on the list on the board across from the office. This is how it will appear on your diploma, so make sure your name is spelled correctly.


Senior Pictures Due: February 5, 2015

You may submit any pictures or write up information to Yearbook is needing your pictures from the summer… vacation pics, job pics, etc.


See Ms. Crutcher to apply for college this week. Seniors who apply during this week or who have proof they have applied will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Wal-Mart gift card and another drawing for a $25 iTunes gift card. BRTC applicants will be entered into those drawings as well as a drawing for a BRTC sweatshirt.

Seniors are invited to "Show Me Day" at Southeast Missouri State. To schedule your visit go If you plan to attend on a Monday visit you will need to pick up a college day form in the office and then see Mrs. Hogan. Show Me Days are as follows: Saturday - February 13; Monday - February 15; Saturday - April 2.

The Promberger-Traw Post 4556 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving Randolph County graduating senior. The senior must be a child of a Veteran in order to qualify for the scholarship. If you meet this qualification stop by Mrs. Hogan's office for the application. Application must be postmarked no later than February 1,2016.

WinField is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Applications are available at in the News section. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 5th, 2016. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2016.

Seniors interested in Cosmetology or Nail Technician Program the Arkansas Academy of Hair Design in Jonesboro will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student interested in Cosmetology. They will also be offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving Nail Technician. Applications are available in Mrs. Hogan's office. For maximum Scholarship benefits deadline to apply is December 31st. Late submitting deadline is March 15, 2016.

BRTC Scholarships - The deadline for scholarships has changed to March 1st, unless otherwise noted on the specific details. Also, note the slight change on the application that addresses the essay requirements. Check your email for the application.

The following are two scholarships that you may be interested in. If I can help you with these please email me or stop by.

1. The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2. The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2016.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.

They ask interested students to visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you will find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.