PHS Announcements - Friday, January 8th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, January 8th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Compassion/Kindness

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

Lunch: Stromboli, Sweet Potato Puffs, Pickle Spears, Apple Slices, Caramel & Milk

LOST AND FOUND: There are a handful of items in the office. If these are not claimed by the end of the week they will be donated.

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.

There will not be a LINK meeting this week. If you ordered a LINK t-shirt and have not picked it up yet, they are in Mrs. Phelps' classroom.

"If you have any Christmas Traditions that you want featured in the yearbook, please send us your stories and any pictures from a couple of years that go along with it at phs_yearbook@pocahontaspsd.com"

2015 is in the past, but the February ACT® test registration deadline is right around the corner. Remind your students to register by Friday, January 8th ! Test Date February 6th.

Track Meeting - Boys in grades 10-12 interested in running track need to meet with Coach Chester on Thursday, January 21st at 12:15 in the athletic complex.

Track Meeting - Girls in grades 10-12 interested in running track need to meet with Coach Chester on Friday, January 22nd at 12:15 in the athletic complex.

FRIDAY

Friday at midnight is the deadline to register for the February 6th ACT. Students that need help registering can schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Hogan or Ms Crutcher.

There will be an Interact Club Meeting at lunch in Mr. Kazzee’s room. Bring your lunch.

All-Region Jazz Band Clinic@ Jonesboro High School… Students attending All-Region Jazz on Friday (1/8): Rebekah Berry, Spencer Baltz (Leaving at the end of 5th period).

Lady Redskins vs Cave City (7th,JG,SG) at Home @ 5:00

SATURDAY

All-Region Jazz Band Concert @ Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center, 2pm

Next Week January 11th - 16th

MONDAY

FFA Committee Meetings will start January 11th - please check the list in Mr. Washburn's Room and what day your committee meets.

TUESDAY

Senior FFA Members wanting to apply for the National FFA Scholarships, there will be a meeting on January 12th at 6 pm to help anyone wanting to apply for this scholarship.

Lady Redskins vs Brookland (SGjv, JG,SG) at Brookland @ 5:00

Redskins vs Gosnell (JB, SB) at Home @ 5:30

WEDNESDAY

Faculty Meeting @ 3:30 in the Library

THURSDAY

Lady Redskins vs Southside (SGjv, 7th, JGjv) at Southside @ 5:00

Redskin Swim Meet at Home

FRIDAY

Lady Redskins vs Westside (7th, JG,SG) at Westside @ 5:00

Redskins vs Harrisburg (7th, JB, SB) at Home @ 5:00

SATURDAY

All Region Concert Band Auditions at McArthur Junior High (Jonesboro)

Pocahontas Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, January 18, 2016. Schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Pocahontas Public Schools will resume the regular schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for all students.

GENERAL NEWS

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

Senior FFA Members may start to pick up the local FFA Scholarship Application January 11th and it is due back to Mr. Washburn by January 29th.

Finally, FFA members wanting to apply for State Proficiency Awards need to complete their application no later than January 14th.

FFA Members wanting to apply for their Greenhand, and Chapter Degrees they may pick up an application with Mr. Washburn. Please do so before January 29th because all applications are due on January 29th.

FFA Farm Sale will be February 13th starting at 9:00 A.M. at the Peanut Company in East Pocahontas

ACT Test - February 6th

BAND: Jan. 22nd: All-Region Concert Band Clinic @ ASU

Jan. 23rd: All-Region Concert Band Concert @ ASU Fowler Center, 2pm

FBLA: FBLA -District II Spring Conference- Nettleton High School, Jonesboro-- Thursday, January 28th

Ready, Set, Graduate scheduled for BRTC Friday, March 11. Bad weather day, Friday, April 1st.

Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC - Thursday, April 21st

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.

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 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.

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.

You can now begin applying for the Arkansas Challenge. To apply follow the link www.adhe.edu then go to the YoUniversial tab.

You can now begin applying for federal financial aid to attend post secondary school. To do so follow the link, www.fafsa.ed.gov. Other links to FAFSA are NOT creditable and will charge you for your application.

CONGRATS ! As of now 70% of the Class of 2016 meets ACT requirements for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship. On January 1, 2016 you may begin applying at www.adhe.edu. by going to the YoUniversal tab. Those who still need to meet requirements will have until June 1st. We will continue to offer ACT Blast sessions for each of the upcoming ACT national test in February and April and want to help you reach that goal. Again, GREAT JOB CLASS of 2016!

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 during Time Out for Tech.

Seniors check your email to find the application for the 2016 National School Plant Management Association Scholarship application. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016.

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.

The 2016 Arkansas School Plant Management Association (ASPMA) Scholarship is now available. The deadline to apply is April 1. To access additional information and the application form check your email.

Seniors are invited to "Show Me Day" at Southeast Missouri State. To schedule your visit go to www.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.

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.

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.

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.