PHS Announcements - Monday, December 7th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, December 7th


CHARACTER TRAIT: Citizenship

“Citizenship is … a sense of belonging to a community for which one bears some responsibility. In a word, citizenship implies public-spiritedness, which is akin to patriotism, and has to be cultivated.” Walter Berns


Lunch: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Applesauce & Milk


REMINDER: Lunches provided for students from off-campus sources must be delivered to the office by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to receive meals by restaurant delivery services. Meals brought by delivery services will be sent back.


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.

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.

Congratulations Pat Cagle, Shannon Baty, Suzy Hoggard, Jenna McDonnough, Jackson King & Ian Pierce. They ran in the St. Jude’s half marathon in Memphis Saturday and all finished. We are proud of you and your hard work !!!


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


Any 10th or 11th grader that is interested in playing Volleyball next year need to meet in Coach Brooks' room on Wednesday during lunch. You must go through off season in order to try out this spring.


TIP - OFF T-shirts !!! The Booster Club is selling Tip-Off T-shirts for $10 each… sizes are youth large to adult XXXL. See Monica Brewington at MD Williams to purchase. A picture of the shirt is on the bulletin board across from the office.


MONDAY

Softball practice today after school on the field.


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


TUESDAY

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


All Circle of Friends need to meet in the Student Center during lunch today for our Christmas party and ornament making with your friend. Lunch will be provided.


Redskin Swim Meet (girls) at Poplar Bluff @ 4:00 at the Black River Coliseum… Please dismiss girls’ at 1:00.


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


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


WEDNESDAY

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.


Any 10th or 11th grader that is interested in playing Volleyball next year need to meet in Coach Brooks' room on Wednesday during lunch. You must go through off season in order to try out this spring.


Lady Redskins vs Melbourne @ 4:30 at Lyon College Tournament


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


THURSDAY

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


There will be a CDE meeting on Thursday and Friday of this week to discuss the upcoming Judging Season. This meeting will take place at 12:10 each day.


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


FRIDAY

There will be a CDE meeting on Thursday and Friday of this week to discuss the upcoming Judging Season. This meeting will take place at 12:10 each day.


LINK Christmas party is Friday in the PJHS student center. Cost $5 due by Thursday. LINK members only.


SATURDAY

ACT Test


SUNDAY

Project Graduation meeting on Dec 13 at 2:00 at Dawson's Furniture. This is for Parents and Students


GENERAL NEWS

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.


LINK: LINK trip to go to the movies/bowling/laser tag is on December 18. We will be watching Star Wars in 3D! Cost is $29 and must be paid by Dec 16th. You can invite a friend, but they must pay their own $29.


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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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.


Sophomores and Juniors: Be sure to check info sent to you from Mrs. Hogan about summer sessions at Duke University!

SENIORS

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.


Project Graduation meeting on Dec 13 at 2:00 at Dawson's Furniture. This is for Parents and Students


IMPORTANT YEARBOOK DATES FOR SENIORS

Senior Pictures Due: February 5, 2015

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


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 are invited to "Show Me Day" at Southeast Missouri State. To schedule your visit go towww.semo.edu/visit. 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 winfield.com 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 www.fashion-schools.org 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 AnimationCareerReview.com. 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, www.careeranimationreview.com 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 www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 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.