Friday, February 17th
CHARACTER TRAIT: Patriotism
“Patriotism is the love of your country…. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue to common good.” Cory Booker
Lunch: Chicken & Waffles: Chicken Tenders, Waffle French Fries, Waffle & Syrup, Mandarin Oranges & Milk
Make A Wish Fundraiser- We are raising money for our local Make A Wish chapter sponsored by the Key Club. Students and staff may purchase Stars for $1. See the nurse if you are interested.
REMINDER: Students are to sign in and out of the office when they come onto and leave campus any time other than the first bell at 7:50 a.m. Students who have classes on the BRTC campus are to sign in and out at the office according to their schedule.
Miss Redskin Pageant will be Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 in the PJHS gym. Applications are available in the office and are due Monday, February 13th. Forms and money should be turned into your school office or Mrs. Nead. Please note the start time is 1 p.m.; therefore, the pageant should be over around 4-4:30 p.m.
FFA Farm Auction, Saturday, February 18th - 9:00 (early start) @ 2250 Industrial Drive. Contact any FFA member or Mr. Wendell Hogan 892-4573 ext 4245 or 870-892-5963 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Joe Washburn 892-4573 ext 4244
FFA Week is February 21st - 24th
Tuesday theme - Dress like your ag teacher
Wednesday theme - Western Wednesday
Thursday theme - Farm and the animal day
Friday theme - Blue and Gold day
Starburst Variety show will be March 13th and 14th. If you want to participate, get your act TOGETHER and TRY-OUT! Auditions will be at PJHS and are as follows: Feb 27th- vocal/singing acts
Feb 28th- dance acts/other variety acts
Starburst NIGHT performances will be Monday March 13th 6-9pm @ MD Williams. Cost for admission the show is $2 for students and $4 for adults. PHS- students will attend Starburst at 8:30 am on Tuesday, March 14th. Admission is $1. PJHS students will attend Starburst at 1:00. Admission is $1.
YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Yearbooks will be $40.00, personalization $5.00 (monogram and crests will still be available online only), and icons $3.00 each. The LAST DAY to PRE-ORDER a YEARBOOK and personalization is FEB. 22 (Wednesday).
Applications are being accepted for the St. Bernards Medical Center 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 15 students into the program. The session will be held from July 7th-28th. Applications may be picked up in the nurse's office. They are due by Friday, May 5th.
FFA Upcoming Events/News:
Local Proficiency Applications due March 1st.
State FFA Degree Applications are due March 1st.
HISTORY CLUB will meet on Monday during lunch.
FFA members on AG Mechanics & Electricity teams meet Tuesdays & Thursdays with Mr. Hogan @ 3:30
NHS will meet every Tuesday @12:20 to discuss fundraising and activities.
Anyone interested in Chess Club see Mrs. Miller on Wednesdays. Chess practice will be Wednesdays at noon in her room at junior high.
S.W.A.T. will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room at lunch… Bring your lunch.
KEY CLUB will meet every Wednesday in Mr. James’ room at lunch
DRAMA CLUB MEETING DURING LUNCH EVERY WEDNESDAY
Mr. Miller will be offering tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school or directly after school. Please make sure to let him know if you will be attending. Students can also stop by his room during 4th hour, if needed.
Mrs. Henderson will be offering tutoring at 7:00 a.m. in her classroom on TUESDAYS. She will have a chrome cart available.
ALL students who drive and park on our campus must have a current hang tag.
ASU- Beebe Preview Day - Open to Juniors and Seniors but will count as a College Day - Follow procedures to take a College Day (see Mrs. Dianna in the office for form) and register online with the link included in your email.
There will be an Interact Meeting the last half of lunch in Mr. Kazzee’s room.
Lady Redskins play Cave City in the Conference Finals @ 7:00… Proud of you ladies !!!
Miss Redskin Pageant @ 1:00 at PJHS Gym
FFA Farm Auction - AG Headquarters 2250 Industrial Drive @ 9:00
Week of February 21st - 25th
No School in observance of President’s Day. School will resume Tuesday, February 21st.
PSAT - Sophomores--- Check the office window for the posted list of assigned testing rooms.
Student room assignments have been shared with 10th grade English teachers as well. Sophomores do your best on the test for college admissions.
Today is college and technology school t-shirt day. Students and teachers are encouraged to wear their college t-shirts.
Fire Drill - 5th period
FFA Pancake Breakfast for Faculty/Staff @ 7:30 in the agri building
State Swim Meet Friday & Saturday @ Bentonville… Go Redskins !!! So proud of your accomplishments this season !
American Fidelity Consultations for Staff… A sub will be floating to watch classes during your consultation.
February 27th - Attention History Club members! We will have a guest speaker on Monday, February 27th during lunch in Ms. Galvan's classroom! Please plan to attend. Linda Bowlin will be discussing some Pocahontas history with us, as well as giving us information about the Haunted Pocahontas Tour. This is a potential fundraiser activity so all members needs to be present.
February 27th - Vocal/Singing acts for Starburst auditions @ PJHS (must have music)
February 28th - ACT - Juniors
February 28th - Dance acts/other variety acts for Starburst auditions @ PJHS
March 9th - Josten’s - Senior Order Delivery
March 10th - Ready Set Graduate (Seniors)
March 13th - Starburst NIGHT performances from 6-9pm @ MD Williams. Cost for admission the show is $2 for students and $4 for adults.
March 14th - PHS students will attend Starburst @ 8:30 a.m. Admission is $1.00
March 20th - 24th - Spring Break
April 14th - Good Friday - No School
April 17-18th - ACT Aspire for Sophomores
April 22nd - Prom
April 25th & 27th - SEGP Conferences
May 4th - FFA Banquet
May 14th - Baccalaureate @ RCDC on BRTC campus
May 16th - Senior Awards Night @ MDW gym
May 19th - Graduation
...News from the Counselor
Be sure to check your email often. Mrs. Hogan is sending out information daily. Below is some of the info she has already sent out. Check your email for more details.
ALL STUDENTS: The Northeast Arkansas Wounded Warriors Group is offering a $1000 scholarship this spring - the application can be found on their facebook page. Any student that is the child, spouse, sibling, or grandchild of a veteran and receives college credit may apply. Deadline for applying is April 7th.
---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year
---Online College Guide link to website: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-colleges/
---Seniors are reminded that application for state scholarships are open and can apply at www.adhe.edu
These can be found under the Student tab and then Financial Aid.
---Arkansas Tech University Foundation Scholarships - All applications due February 15, 2017.
---Local/Foundation Scholarship - Applications due February 17, 2017 no later than 3:30 p.m. Check your email for the submission procedures for the local scholarships. Applications will not be accepted if these procedures are not followed. Must be submitted in typewritten form.
---BRTC Institutional Scholarships - Applications due March 1, 2017.
---Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship - Applications due March 1, 2017.
---Rotary Scholarship - Applications due March 3, 2017. Return to Mr. Kazzee.
---Dept of Arkansas Coudret Trust Scholarship ($1000) and Garner Trust Scholarship ($2500) - Completed application and accompanying documents due at Dept Headquarters on or before March 13, 2017.
---Play4Jarren Foundation Scholarship - Applications due by April 1, 2017.
---Honorsgrad Multimedia Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline April 16, 2017
---B. Davis Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline May 22nd, 2017
---Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017
---Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017
---Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017
---Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline midnight June 30, 2017
---PSAT/NMSQT Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship
Seniors are reminded that the deadline for the local scholarship applications is Friday at 3:30 pm. You must turn the application into the high school office. No late applications will be accepted.
Josten’s will be here March 9th to deliver senior orders. Balance must be paid in full. Pay Josten’s directly. We do not take payments in the office.
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR MINI IPAD FOR PROJECT GRADUATION: See Mrs. Kim to pick up raffle tickets. If you sell 20 tickets you will receive $10 incentive money for the night of Project Graduation.
There is a new Senior List posted on the bulletin board across from the office. PLEASE CHECK it to be sure your name is spelled correctly. This is how it will be listed on your diploma.