PHS Announcements - Thursday, April 27th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, April 27th

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Patience

“Patience is not about doing nothing.  Patience is about constantly doing everything you can …. But being patient about results.”

Lunch:  Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Coins, Spiced Apples, Bosco Cheese Stick, Cranberry Sauce  & Milk

GENERAL NEWS

An early FYI  FOR PARKING ACCOMMODATIONS:  On Tuesday, May 2nd we are hosting the State Track Meet.  Due to the high volume of cars being on campus we need the Sophomores and Juniors to park in the grass behind the business building.  An officer will be down at the corner by Mrs. Lynch’s room directing traffic so please enter the grass from that direction.   Seniors are to park in their normal area.  Teachers and other faculty will need to leave the parking spaces directly beside the cafeteria open and will need to park in the row of teacher parking in front of the business building.

Dave Williams Scholarship applications are due Monday, May 1st.  Return to Coach Rush

Baseball players please turn in your uniform by Wednesday, May 3rd.

Track members Coach Casey will start collecting track uniforms on Monday.  Uniforms should be returned to the Sports Complex.

Class Officer petitions are now available and can be picked up in my room or in front of the office. They will be due back by noon on Wednesday May 3. Elections will be Friday May 5.

Semester Test Schedule:  (Sophomores & Juniors)

May 18 - 6th and 7th period

May 19 - 3rd, 4th, and 5th period (makeup tests for 6th and 7th and any missing assignments)

May 22 - 1st and 2nd period (makeup tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th and any missing assignments)

May 23 - make up tests for 1st and 2nd and any missing assignments

We have 22 yearbooks extra ordered. If you would like to get one of those 2017 yearbooks, please see Mrs. Sullinger immediately. They are $45.00. There will be no more yearbooks when these are gone!

The end of the 2016-2017 school year is quickly approaching.  Our last day of school will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  As part of our end of year fiscal process, we must zero out any meal charges.  Therefore, we ask that all meal charges be paid by the last day of school and request that no charges be made after May 1, 2017 if at all possible.  Please contact our central office staff if your child(ren) currently has charges and you need to establish a payment plan to pay off the charges.  We appreciate your assistance with this matter.

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.

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.

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. )   

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

ART CLUB will meet Thursday at lunch in Ms. Galvan's room.  Very important meeting, please attend!

SEGP Conferences from 4:00 - 6:00  p.m.

FRIDAY

Anyone interested in submitting artwork for the Art Show needs to bring artwork to Mrs. Kara Sullinger or Mrs. Shelton by Friday, April 28th.

FFA Members wanting to go to FFA convention need to sign up by April 28th.  Sign up in Mr Washburn's room.  

Lady Redskins advance to the 2nd round of District and will play today at 2:00 in Cave City.  Keep it going ladies… let’s go back to State.  Shout Out to Kristen Wiseman for her GRAND SLAM in the game Wednesday !!!!

SUNDAY

Annual Fine Arts Show @ MDW gym

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1st - Senior High Band Concert & Awards @ 6:30 p.m. at the PJHS  gym

May 1st - AP Chem Test

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

May 3rd - Class officer petitions due by noon

May 3rd - Music appreciation trip to Dyess Colony

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 5th - Class Officer elections

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 12th - FFA Members wanting to attend Arkansas Leadership Camp sign up by May 12th in Mr. Washburn’s room

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 19th - Yearbook Presentation (after graduation practice).  We will do an all call

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.

NEA Baptist Nurse Camp - June 26th, 27th, 28th for all students grades 10-12 or recent graduates. Job shadowing, Tours, CPR Certification, Medical Skill Training, Team Building, Demonstrations and More.  Ask the counselor for an application. Students wanting to attend nursing camp are reminded that the application is included on the attachments.

A-State College Preview Days this summer…. Details are in your email.

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

---SummerFAB… is a summer workshop on design and fabrication at Wentworth Institute of Technology..  July 10th - August 4th- Students grades 10-12. See email for more information.

---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.

---B. Davis Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline May 22nd, 2017

---Textbook Brokers Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline May 29th, 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

17 school days till May 19th !!!!

Any Seniors interested in working through the Arkansas Workforce Center feel free to drop by Ms. Crutcher's office for more information.

Semester Test Schedule

May 10 - Tests for 6th and 7th period

May 11 - Tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th period (also makeup tests for 6th and 7th and any missing assignments)

May 12 - Tests for 1st and 2nd period (also makeup tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th and any missing assignments)

May 15 - Makeup tests for 1st and 2nd period (also any missing assignments)

May 15 - GRADES DUE FOR SENIORS

May 11 - 1:25 pm - bus seniors to Alma for walk through - bring cap and gowns to school (seniors who are off campus need to be at PHS by 1:15 to ride the bus to Alma)

May 12 - last day for Seniors who have completed all assignments, tests, and do not have failing grades

May 12 - Baccalaureate practice - see Mrs. Casillas for details

May 19 - Graduation Practice - see Mrs. Casillas for details