PHS Announcements - Thursday, May 4th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, May 04, 2017


Thursday, May 4th


“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

Lunch: Chicken Sandwich, Baked Chips, Sandwich Salad Cup, Broccoli & Dip, Fruit  & Milk


CONGRATULATIONS !!! The Pocahontas FFA Chapter Wins State Grassland Contest !!!!

Great Job Will Sparks, Clara Luttrell, Morgan Sanders !!!  Way to Go !

Class Representative Petitions are available in front of the office and in Mr. Phelps room. They are due May 10. Elections will be May 12.

Any FFA member wanting to sign up to go Arkansas Leadership Conference on July 17th-21st the cost will be $62.50 per Member.  Please sign up by May 12th and pay by May 19th.  

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 18 yearbooks left! 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.

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 1 seat 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.


EOC Testing for DCII & IV

PHS LINK will meet during lunch. This will be our last meeting this year. It is important EVERY MEMBER attends.

There will be a Spanish Club meeting today in Mrs. Inman's room at 12:15.

The Academic Assembly has been cancelled.  Senior academic awards will be given Senior Awards Night and Sophomore/Junior academic awards will be given out at a later time.  

There will FFA Banquet practice Monday at 12:30 and Thursday at 3:30-4:30.

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


APush Test @ PHS in Mr. James  and Mrs. Vickrey’s room -  8:00 - 11:30 … APush students report to those rooms at first bell.  

Lady Redskins vs Heber Springs in Round 1 of Regionals @ Trumann… players will be out 12:30 today and all day Friday.   Good Luck Ladies !!!

Class Officer elections

Deadline to register for  ACT Summer Academy sessions

St. Bernards Medical Center Jr. Volunteer Program applications due


May 8th - AP Biology Test- First Baptist Church

May 9th - AP Calculus Test- First Baptist Church

May 9th - If you have signed up for JOURNALISM for NEXT YEAR, we are meeting at 11:30 - 12:30 to discuss the 2018 yearbook. The current yearbook staff with provide a potluck for us.  

May 9th - Athletic Banquet 6:00 - 9:00 @ MD Williams gym

May 10th - AP Language Test- First Baptist Church

May 10th - Class Representative Petitions due today

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 12th - PHS Senior Breakfast 7:15 - 7:55 a.m. in PHS Cafe - Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Fruit, Juice, Milk - Adult cost $2.00; student cost usual… Parents/Grandparents are invited to attend and have one last breakfast with their Senior !!!

May 12th - Yearbook Presentation.  We will do an all call

May 12th - Class Representative elections will be held today

May 14th - Baccalaureate @ RCDC on BRTC campus

May 15th - 3rd Annual Track & Field Day

May 15th - Senior High Band Concert & Awards @ 6:30 p.m. at the PJHS  gym… ALL bands 6-12 will perform on Monday, May 15, which is the night the Junior High concert is scheduled. More specific details will come soon.

May 16th - Senior Awards Night @ MDW gym

May 17th - Make-up test for AP US History @ 8:00 and AP Language @ 12:00 noon

May 18th - Make-up test for AP Calculus and AP World History @ 8:00

May 19th - Make-up test for AP Literature @ 8:00 and AP Biology @ 12:00 noon

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.

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:

---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.

---  Textbook Brokers, located in Conway, AR, is offering 5 full textbook rental scholarships (all fall 2017 required textbooks paid).  This scholarship is available to any first-time freshman attending the University of Central Arkansas, Central Baptist College, or the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.  To apply for these scholarships all you have to do is (1) visit their website , (2) click on the "New Student Scholarship" tab, then (3) complete and submit the online application. Supporting documents, recommendation letters, and essays are NOT a requirement.  You may submit an application until 11:59 pm on May 7, 2017.

---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


11 school days till May 19th !!!!

The following seniors have library books out and these need to be returned by Friday, May 5th:

Chance Addison, Ashley Allred, Anna Baltz, Kolby Barnes, Tyler Chavira, Austin Dalton, Hannah Donner, Brady Durham, Camilo Golac, Sarah Helms, Emily Kester, Kolby Kiech, Katlyn Lindsey, Malorie Ogden, Sydney Palmer, Dylan Phillips, Marshal Pratt, Jacob Roberds, Karma Schaechtel, Dustin Shows, Chase Smith

The following seniors need to see Mrs. Suftin as soon as possible regarding band fees:

Rebekah Berry, Cheyenne Wilkins, Rashel Hibbard, Kolby Kiech, Peyton Morris, Jordan Harris, Emily Kester, Jade Reed

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 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