PHS Announcements - Wednesday, February 24th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, February 24th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Patriotism

“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth... peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . .But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.” ~Calvin Coolidge

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Steamed Carrots, Tater Tots, Apple Wedges, Wheat Roll & Milk

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. rachel.sullinger@pocahontaspsd.com or phs_yearbook@pocahontaspsd.com

The last day to pre-order a 2015-2016 yearbook is Thursday, Feb. 25.

Yearbooks are $45.00. See Mrs. Sullinger (Room 4) or order online at jostensyearbooks.com

If you have purchased an ad, please have all pictures and write-ups turned in no later than Friday, Feb. 26.

There is a prom dress in the nurse's office that was donated. Dress is free. First come, first serve. I believe it is a size 7.

WEDNESDAY

Redskins vs Riverview @ 5:30 and Lady Redskins vs CAC @ 7:00 at Riverview in the 4A East Regionals. Good luck to both teams !!! Please dismiss the boys basketball team at 12:30.

The following student ambassadors who collected for the Randolph County FOPAC need to meet at 12:15 Thursday on the steps in front of the cafeteria for a picture. Ian Allred, Noah Bandy, Braden Lindner, Ty McDonnough, Lacey Moore, Adrian Rutter.

THURSDAY

LINK will meet Thursday (Feb. 25). The officers will present information about having a club constitution and what it could mean to the future of LINK. Your input is important! To listen and share your opinions, grab your lunch and come to the study hall room at lunch.

FRIDAY

Last day to have all pictures and write-ups turned in for the yearbook.

Feb. 26th & 27th - State Swim Meet… Please excuse the following swimmers at 9:45 on Friday for the state swim meet: Noah Bandy, Calvin Frazier, Cody Fry, Tre' Roberts, Chase Smith, Dalton Woods

GENERAL NEWS

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.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 22nd - 27th - Basketball Regionals in Riverview

February 29th - Math Night in the PHS Library at 5:30. Topics covered will be Career Pathways, Online Resources, Tutoring Schedules, Concurrent Credit Option, and techniques teachers use in classrooms.

February 29th - March 5th - Basketball State Tournament

March 5th - Regional OM

March 9th - ACT Universal Test for Juniors… Please be sure to check your email from Mrs. Hogan regarding pre-test preparation.

March 9th - CPR Training (Seniors & Sophomores- lists will be given at a later date) 8:00-11:30 at PJHS gym

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 12th - Regional Quiz Bowl

March 14th - The representative from UALR will be in Mrs. Hogan's office from 11:45 - 12:45 to meet with any Junior interested in speaking with him. Please check your email to accept the invitation.

March 14th/15th - Starburst Performances

March 21st - 25th - Spring Break

April 21st - Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC

Announcements from the counselor's office...

Students interested in a career in pharmacy please note the information in your email. UAMS offers a great pharmacy camp during the summer. Apply to attend if interested.

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: http://regionalprograms.uams.edu/regional-centers/uams-northeast/outreach/recruitment/mash/

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.

Sophomores check your email for a great opportunity from A-State you may want to consider.

The St. Bernards Jr. Volunteer Summer Program is now accepting applications. See your email for details.

SENIORS

Be sure to check your email for scholarship opportunities from buickachievers.com, the R. Preston Woodruff Jr. Scholarship

You can now begin applying for federal financial aid to attend post secondary school. To do so follow the link, www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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 www.adhe.edu. 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 www.semo.edu/visit. 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 - April 2.

ASU -Beebe Hands On Preview Day - Thursday, April 7th…. If you are interested in attending please see Mrs. Hogan or Ms. Crutcher.

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 www.fashion-schools.org 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 AnimationCareerReview.com. 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, www.careeranimationreview.com 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. 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 www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 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.