PHS Announcements - Tuesday, April 11th
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Tuesday, April 11th


“Life doesn’t get easier.  You just get better at being able to handle it.  All things are difficult before they become easy.”

Lunch:   Macaroni & Cheese, California Veggies, Cherry Tomatoes, Peaches, Hot Roll  & Milk


Thursday is the LAST DAY to turn in pictures and Sr. Walk forms. If you do not turn pictures by then, the only picture you will have in the video is your Sr composite.   These need to be turned into Mrs. Bryant ASAP!   If you have already turned yours in, THANK YOU!   See Mrs. Baty for walk forms if you are still needing one.  A list of students still needing to turn in pictures is listed in Senior News !

Senior T-shirts are in.  Stop by Mrs. Casillas room to pick yours up !!!

ATTENTION (former) BAND MEMBERS:  If there any students who used to be in band and are interested in joining back into the program please contact Mr. Massey to visit about it.

Any Junior who is interested in a career in Nutritional Science or Hospitality should see Mrs. Lynch concerning an upcoming open house for the new Programs at ASU.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! If you are bringing a date to Prom that DOES NOT ATTEND PHS you will need to fill out a guest registration. The forms are located in the hallway across from the office. Deadline to return these are April 7th!

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

Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct “Student Education and Graduation Program” (SEGP) conferences for students in grades seven-(7) through eleven-(11) only on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017. On April 25th, conference times will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on April 27th conference times will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Parents of students at Pocahontas Junior High School and Pocahontas High School are encouraged to meet with their child’s advisor at the agreed upon scheduled time.

Because of the conferences, school will be dismissed early for all students, grades K-12, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 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.

Student Council Officer elections will be taking place on April 28, 2017.  Petitions will be available in front of the Office at the High School or from Mr. Phelps in Study Hall beginning April 7,2017.  These petitions are due on April 21 to Mr. Phelps by 12:00pm.  You must meet the criteria listed on the petition.  Information regarding Class Officers and Class Representative elections will be released at a later date.  Please see Mrs. Hackworth, Mr. Phelps or Coach Brooks with any questions.

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 3 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

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.


There will be an FFA officer meeting at 12:10 to discuss upcoming events.

Lady Redskins  (DH) vs Corning (HOME) @ 4:00… release players at 3:00

Redskins (V/JV-5) vs Corning (HOME) @ 4:30… release players at 3:00

Pioneer Junior High Relays @ Batesville… release members at TBA


Congratulations Ashlyn Ellis !!!  She will be signing with ASU @ 10:00 in the PHS gym….   Please release the basketball team, softball team and track members @ 9:55 to attend.

WorkForce applications are due today.  Please turn completed applications to the office.

State Judging Teams are April 12th-14th and all the teams will be traveling to Fayetteville Arkansas to compete.  Good Luck to all teams !!!


Thursday is the LAST DAY to turn in pictures and Sr. Walk forms. If you do not turn pictures by then, the only picture you will have in the video is your Sr composite.

There will be a working meeting Thursday immediately after school for ALL PROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS. Please meet on the stage at MDW.

FFA Banquet money due!  The cost is $1.00

Redskins (DH) vs Hoxie (HOME) @ 4:30… release players at 3:00

Sara Low Senior High Relays @ Batesville… release members at TBA


Good Friday - No School

Redskins (V/JV-3) vs Riverside (HOME)  @ 12:00 noon …


April 18th & 19th - ACT Aspire for Sophomores - Tuesday, 4/18 - English/Reading/Writing 8:00 a.m - 11:30

        Wednesday, 4/19 - Math/Science 8:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

(The dates have changed from originally scheduled 17th & 18th)

April 19th - FFA Officer Elections will take place during Agri classes.

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 1st - AP Chem Test

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

May 3rd - AP Lit Test

May 4th - EOC Testing for DCII & IV

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

May 5th - APush Test

May 8th - AP Biology Test

May 9th - AP Calculus Test

May 10th - AP Language Test

May 11th - AP World History Test

May 11th - FFA Banquet in PJHS Cafeteria @ 6:00 p.m.

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.  LINK forms for the Silver Dollar City trip are located in the baskets by the office.  You must be an active member of LINK to attend the trip.

...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.

Juniors & Seniors check your email for a Guide to Paying for College!

---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year

---Online College Guide link to website:

---Seniors are reminded that application for state scholarships are open and can apply at

  These can be found under the Student tab and then Financial Aid.

---Brian Stallings Memorial  Scholarship & the Don Ellison Memorial Scholarship - $1000 scholarship value each -  Applications due April 15, 2017

---The American Indian Center of Arkansas Scholarship Award Program is offering a $500 scholarship.  Applications are online at  Documentation requirement is CDIB or tribal card enrollment from a federally recognized tribe.  Deadline for application is April 15.

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


26 school days till May 19th !!!!

The following seniors have not turned in pictures for the slide show at Prom.  Absolute last day to turn in is Thursday! Or the only picture shown will be your composite.

1. Chance Addison

2. Corbin Ball

3. Anna Baltz

4. Madyson Beasley

5. John Boere

6. Austin Brame

7. Ashlie Brigance

8. Candy Brown

9. Charles Burtman

10. Tyler Chavira

11. Gunnar Conway

12. Payhton Davidson

13. Hannah Donner

14. Jennifer Gann

15. Camilo Golac

16. Gabriel Granger

17. Jordan Harris

18. Dakota Hayes

19. Kaitlin Headstream

20. Sarah Helms

21. Logan Ingram

22. Juan Jackson

23. Brantley Jones

24. Logan Jones

25. Kolby Kiech

26. Jordan Kingery

27. Franklin Lewis

28. Brian Marriott

29. Drew McDonnough

30. Kitt Miller

31. Samantha Morse

32. Wade Nance

33. Haston Orewiler

34. Sydney Palmer

35. James Phillips

36. Marshall Pratt

37. Constance Reed

38. Tanner Ringo

39. Elizabeth Russell

40. Madelyn Russell

41. Cory Schuchman

42. Alexis Shultz

43. Christopher Shimkus

44. Tristan Simmons

45. Kyle Smith

46. Vivian Smith

47. Mariah Snow

48. Barkley Sorg

49. Jacob Steen

50. Tyler Stevens

51. Zachary Trevillion

52. Matthew Tribble

53. Wesley Tribble  

54. Ruby Trinidad

55. Cheyenne Wilkins