PHS Announcements - Tuesday, December 8th
Dianna Johnson


Tuesday, December 8th


“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: Stromboli, Mixed Green Salad, Italian Veggies, Peaches & 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 Wal-Mart 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.

PHS NHS: Please Bring Itemsfor the Walnut Ridge Children's Shelter to Mrs. Steimel's room this week!!

All FBLA members who are bringing a gift for the 8 children we adopted for Christmas need to have their gifts turned in by Friday. You can check your email for a list of items for each child. Those that bring a gift will be invited to a Pizza Party during lunch next Wednesday, December 16th.

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.

Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, Monday, December 21, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. The district will conduct its regular schedule on Friday, December 18, 2015.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pocahontas Public Schools will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you are currently taking a class on the campus of BRTC for both high school and college credit you will be responsible for providing the high school office a copy of your first semester BRTC transcript. BRTC has advised us that your transcript can be picked up on their campus:

Monday, December 21 from 8 am to 11 am and from 12:30 pm to 4 pm

Tuesday, December 22 from 8 am to 4 pm

Monday, January 4 from 8 am to 3 pm

Please have your BRTC transcript submitted to the high school office no later than 3:30 pm Monday, January 4, 2016.

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.


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


Jostens will be here with class ringsWednesday, 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


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


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.

NHSOfficer Meeting Friday during Lunch in Mrs. Steimel's Room.


ACT Test


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


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 committeemeets Wednesdays at lunch in the agri building.

FFA Community service committeemeets Thursdays at lunch.

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

Math tutoringis 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 tutoringis 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.

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


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 isfor Parents and Students


Senior Pictures Due: February 5, 2015

You may submit any pictures or write up information 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 42ndannual 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 If you plan to attend on aMondayvisit 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 seniormustbe 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 thanFebruary 1, 2016.

WinField is keeping the tradition of theCareers 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 studentsin 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 atwinfield.comin theNewssection. All applications must be postmarked byFeb. 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 toMarch 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 find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.
  1. 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,www.careeranimationreview.comto 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 isJune 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 visitwww.nursingschoolsalmanac.comand 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.