PHS Announcements - Thursday, March 16th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, March 16th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Cooperation

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford

Lunch: Chili, Carrots/Celery/Dip, Cinnamon Roll, Applesauce, Crackers & Milk

GENERAL NEWS

Mrs. Steimel will not have tutoring this week after school. (March 13th - March 17th)

FFA Mechanics Team meet at lunch Daily Monday-Thursday this week. (March 13th - March 17th)

FFA Officer Applications must be turned in by March 31st.

FFA Banquet Money must be paid by April 14th. The cost is $1.00

10th Grade - BRTC will be here on March 30 at 8:30 that morning to talk with interested sophomores about the TOPSS program. There will also be a presentation that evening at 6:00 for parents and students to attend. TOPSS - provides opportunities for students to begin college work in Health Care (CNA, phlebotomy, nursing, EMT, or Fire Science) and Industrial Technology (Welding, Machine Tool, or Industrial Electricity). These are free to PHS Juniors and Seniors.

Any student who wants to showcase their art or photography in the yearbook, please submit it to hope.barnes@smail.pocahontaspsd.com

Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct parent/teacher conferences for students, in grades K-6 only, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Parents are encouraged to meet with their child's teacher(s) between the hours of 3:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Because of the conferences, school will be dismissed early for all students that day.. Alma Spikes Elementary walkers will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m and bus students at 2:10 p.m. All other students in grades 3-12 will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. Lunches will be served. Classes will resume on the regular schedule Friday, March 17, 2017.

Jammin In The Jungle Basketball Tournament March 31st thru April 1st

Sponsored by Project Graduation…. Entry Deadline March 20th - Entry Fee $110

Contact Monica Brewington @ monica.brewington@pocahontaspsd.com or 870-243-2744

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.

ACT Summer Academy - May 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st & June 5th - 9th… for students wishing to prepare for the June test. You MUST register for the June 10th ACT test (deadline for registration is May 5th). Once registered provide Mrs. Hogan with a copy of your ACT admission ticket.

Driver's Education Class Sign ups - Students must have a Driver's Permit in order to take the class. Only 6 seats available. First come/first serve. Must have $200.00 check (check can be dated May 25th) to place name on list and Driver's Permit. Sign up in PJHS Office. Classes will be May 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st and June 1st. (8:00 - 5:00 p.m. )

Practice for Agri Mechanics is Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 4:00 pm

DRAMA CLUB & HISTORY CLUB will meet Monday & Wednesday during lunch in Mrs. Bass’ room.

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.

CHESS CLUB will practice Wednesdays at noon in Mrs. Miller’s 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

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.

STUDENTS & DRIVERS: Please remember to be cautious at the crosswalks. Drivers please be on the lookout for students crossing as well as students being observant of the traffic. Mornings and afternoons are very hectic with heavy traffic but we all need to use caution and be observant in these areas for the safety of all.

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.

REMINDER: Students are not to sit in their vehicles once they arrive on campus. Once you are parked you must exit your vehicle and come into the building.

ALL students who drive and park on our campus must have a current hang tag.

THURSDAY

FFA Officer applications can be picked up today

Students interested in trying out for redskin cheerleader should meet in Mrs Nead's classroom at 12:10. Practices begin after spring break

This is a reminder that Prom committee members need to meet in Mrs. Bryant's room immediately after school on Thursday.

High school band members (grades 9, 10, 11) will meet in the band room during lunch on Friday. Please allow students to be dismissed at 11:35.

Parent/Teacher Conferences K-6th grade only 3:30 - 7:30. School will be dismissed early for all students. PJHS & PHS students will be dismissed at 2:25.

Redskins (V/JV-5) vs Corning (AWAY) @ 4:30

Peco Foods Sr. High Relay Track Meet @ HOME rescheduled to March 30th

March Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m. in the PJHS gym

FRIDAY

High school band members (grades 9, 10, 11) will meet in the band room during lunch. Please allow students to be dismissed at 11:35.

Academic Assembly has been moved to Friday, March 31st @ 2:30

Farm Safety Day for FFA members @ BRTC

Lady Redskins will play in the Brookland Tournament 3/17 - 3/18 … TBA

Redskins (V/JV-5) vs Brookland (AWAY) @ 4:30… release players at 2:15

SATURDAY

Pocahontas FFA Spring Livestock Show @ Randolph County Fairgrounds @ 11:00 a.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 20th - 24th - Spring Break … Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed. We will resume regular schedule on Monday, March 27th.

March 30th - BRTC Health presenting information for Sophomores interested in TOPPS Fall 2017 Program

March 31st - FFA officer applications due

March 31st - April 1st - Jammin’ In The Jungle Basketball Tournament…

April 14th - Good Friday - No School

April 17-18th - ACT Aspire for Sophomores - Monday, 4/17 - English/Reading/Writing 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 4/18 - Math/Science 8:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

April 20th - Band Solo & Ensemble @ Highland

April 22nd - Prom

April 25th & 27th - SEGP Conferences

April 30th - Annual Fine Arts Show

May 1st - Senior High Band Concert & Awards @ 6:30 p.m. in MD Williams gym

May 3rd - FBLA Spring Conference/Awards Nettleton High School

May 4th - FFA Banquet. Cost to attend is $1.00 and due by April 14th.

May 14th - Baccalaureate @ RCDC on BRTC campus

May 15th - 3rd Annual Track & Field Day

May 16th - Senior Awards Night @ MDW gym

May 19th - Graduation 8:00 @ Schoonover Stadium

May 23rd - Link end of the year trip to Silver Dollar City.

...News from the Counselor

Be sure to check your email often. Mrs. Hogan is sending out information as it becomes available. 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.

---Martha Ahrent Memorial Scholarship - Applications due March 17th, 2017

---Play4Jarren Foundation Scholarship - Applications due by April 1, 2017.

---Honorsgrad Multimedia Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline April 16, 2017

---AddictionResource.com Scholarship essay contest- application period starts April 21, 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

SENIOR NEWS

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.