PHS Announcements - Monday, January 11th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, January 11th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Compassion/Kindness

“To BE KIND is MORE important than to be right. Many times, what people need is NOT a brilliant mind that speaks but a SPECIAL HEART that LISTENS.”

Lunch: Ravioli Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Slices, Caramel, Hot Roll & Milk

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.

"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 atphs_yearbook@pocahontaspsd.com"

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

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

The representative from the Air Force will be in the counselor's office today during lunch. Students are welcome to stop by to visit with him.

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

DRAMA CLUB MEETING WEDNESDAY - BRING YOUR LUNCH TO MRS. BASS'S ROOM

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)

GENERAL NEWS

PHS Student Ambassadors of Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, Ian Allred, Noah Bandy, Braden Lindner, Ty McDonnough, Lacey Moore and Adrian Rutter are collecting donations on behalf of Friends of Pocahontas Animal Control (FOPAC). Please help by bringing in donations of dog food, cat food, litter, collars, blankets, treats etc. for our four legged friends. FOPAC helps animals that are abandoned. They find rescue, foster parents, adoptive parents and vet the animals. Collection boxes are located in front of each Pocahontas School Office. Thank you in advance for your support.

Link -If you ordered a LINK t-shirt and have not picked it up yet, they are in Mrs. Phelps' classroom.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 18th - 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.

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

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

Jan. 28th -The annual chili and wild game cook-off will take place at 4 pm in the Agriculture Building. All FFA members, parents and administrators are invited to attend. FFA members please see Mr. Washburn or Mr. Hogan about bring chili or wild game to compete in the cook-off.

Jan. 28th - FBLA -District II Spring Conference- Nettleton High School s

Feb. 6th - ACT Test

Feb. 13th - FFA Farm Sale starting at 9:00 A.M. at the Peanut Company in East Pocahontas

March 11th - Ready, Set, Graduate at BRTC. Bad weather day, Friday, April 1st.

April 21st - Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC

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

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.

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.

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 tophs_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 linkwww.adhe.eduthen 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 atwww.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 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 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 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.

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 towww.semo.edu/visit. 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.

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 linkwww.fashion-schools.organd 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 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.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.