PHS Announcements - Tuesday, February 9th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary
Tuesday, February 09, 2016


Tuesday, February 9th


America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” Harry S Truman

Lunch: Ground Beef Macaroni, Romaine Salad, Corn, Cherry Cobbler, Hot Roll & Milk

Valentine's Day is getting close! Order your "Valograms" Singing Valentines for Friday, Feb. 12th. The PHS Choir will be "Singing Valentines" at PJHS from 8:00-11:30a.m. and at PHS from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Price is $ 12.00 for a Song, Card, and small box of chocolates. See Coach Guess in the Choir room for an order form!

Yearbook Sale: Valentine's Special Feb.1 - 12

Bring a friend and both of you can purchase the yearbook for $40.00 each. The sale is over at 3:30 PM on Feb. 12th, so take advantage of the deal now!

Yearbook has opened a few more pages for Parent and Business ads.

***Space is limited!***

If you would like one of these ads in the 2016 yearbook, please contact Rachel Sullinger or a staff member now. or

Valentine’s Day deliveries will be accepted Friday, February 12th. Deliveries should be made directly to the library. ALL DELIVERIES MUST BE MADE BY 2:00.

LINK is looking for students to represent our schools within the Randolph County Cornerstone Coalition. You would be working with a team creating advertising about living a drug and alcohol free lifestyle! You could end up on a billboard, in a radio commercial, or even on KAIT. So, if you are interested in sharing this message with other teens, please pick up an application from Mrs. Cox.

No GT Tuesday - Friday this week. Mrs. Miller will be out for a conference.


Redskins vs Harrisburg (SBjv,SB) at Harrisburg @ 5:00

Redskin Swim Team District Meet at Paragould… Please release the swimmers at 1:30.


Drama Club Meeting at noon.

NHS Officer Meeting Wednesday @ Lunch... Please bring your lunch to Mrs. Steimel's room.

Adrian Rutter, Kate Junkersfeld, Meredith Pipkin, Dalton Woods, Serena Sisco and Katie Ball


Redskins vs Corning (SBjv, SB) at Home @ 6:00

Senior Night Spotlight for Boys Basketball, Cheer, Swim


Tornado Drill - 7th period


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

Project Graduation Formal Dress Sale at MDW gym- Drop off: 9-10 am. Open Sale from 10:00 -2:00 p.m.


Pocahontas Project Graduation Formal Dress Sale - February 13th at MD Williams gym. First dress entry is $10 and each additional dress is $5 (jewelry and accessories are no charge). All profits are yours. Drop off from 9-10 a.m. and Open Sale 10-2:00 p.m.

Lost & Found: We have jackets and items in the office that have been left in classrooms or found on campus. Please come by the office to claim.

Circle of Friends: If anyone is interested in joining the Circle of Friends, peer applications are available in the office.

FFA Blacksmith metal/art committee meets Wednesdays at lunch in the agri building.

FFA Community service committee meets Thursdays at lunch.

SWAT meetings every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room (Rm 22) at lunch- Bring your lunch!

Math tutoring is 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 tutoring is 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.


Feb. 15th: Pocahontas Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, February 15, 2016. Schools will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day. Pocahontas Public Schools will resume the regular schedule on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 for all students.

Feb. 16th - Pep Rally @ 9:00 …. Seniors will have a meeting in the gym following the pep rally.

Feb. 16th - Local proficiency awards are due to Mr. Washburn

Feb. 16th - Local FFA Chapter Scholarship are due to Mr. Washburn

Feb. 20th - 27th - National FFA Week

Feb. 23rd - The last day to get order a yearbook with personalization. Our numbers have to be turned in, so to guarantee you get a 2016 yearbook, you need to pre-order it now.

March 9th - ACT Universal Test for Juniors

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

March 12th - Miss Redskin Pageant. Registration forms are available in the office or with Mrs. Nead. The deadline is March 4th.

March 14th/15th - Starburst Performances

April 21st - Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC

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!

M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camp applications are now available at the following website:

There are MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) applications in the nurse's office. MASH is a special summer enrichment program designed to inform students about health careers and personal health improvement. This program is open to current sophomores and juniors. Students must demonstrate scholastic ability, show a desire to become a team player and have an interest in a health career. The program will take place June 6-16 from 8 am-4 pm. There will be a program at the BRTC campus here in Pocahontas this year. Deadline for application is March 15, 2016.


Be sure to check your email for scholarship opportunities from

You can now begin applying for federal financial aid to attend post secondary school. To do so follow the link, 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 at 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 are invited to "Show Me Day" at Southeast Missouri State. To schedule your visit go to If you plan to attend on a Monday visit 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.

ASU -Beebe Hands On Preview Day - Tuesday, Feb. 16th or Thursday, April 7th…. If you are interested in attending one of the day’s listed please see Mrs. Hogan or Ms. Crutcher.

Seniors are reminded that Local Scholarship applications are due February 19th no later than 3:30 pm and are to be submitted to the high school office. The applications are in student email accounts with A google doc attachment along with an application procedure attachment. This application must be in type written form. Students needing assistance should email or contact Mrs. Hogan. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Seniors please don't forget about the local FFA Scholarship and the Throesch Scholarship.

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 are also reminded that the Rotary Scholarship application is in their email and it too is open to all seniors. The deadline for application is March 4 and applications are to be submitted to Mr. Kazzee.

Dekalb Award for seniors are due March 4th to Mr. Washburn

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 Windgate Art Scholarship application and information for students planning to major in art and attend UCA in fall 2016 has been sent to your email. Deadline is March 18th.

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.

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 link and 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 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, to 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 is June 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 visit and 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.