PHS Announcements - Friday, September 1st
Dianna Johnson
Friday, September 01, 2017


Friday, September 1st

LUNCH:  Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Coins, Spiced Apples, Cranberry Sauce, Crackers  & Milk

Today’s Focus: Growth

“Our mistakes from the past are just that: mistakes. And they were necessary to make in order to become the wiser person we became.”  – Bill Maher


The Randolph County Fair will be August 28th-September 2nd.  

Students!  Check your email from Mrs. Hogan regarding a FREE ACT Webinar this weekend.  Click the link to sign up for the Sept. 2-3rd classes.  

Students who receive free and reduced meals are only allowed one breakfast at the free or reduced rate.  If a student wants a second breakfast, the second must be paid for.

PHS Booster Club has a few Kick-Off T-shirts still for sale.  (Sizes available - adult small, adult large, adult 3x) They are $10.  See Monica Brewington at MD Williams.

St. Bernards is currently accepting applications for the Patient Ambassador Program.  Applications are due September 15th.  This program allows students (ages 15-18) an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting where they will explore areas of healthcare and gain experience in helping others.  It will be a year-round program allowing them to fulfill any of their needed community service hours or graduation requirements.  Applications may be picked up in the nurse’s office.

Duty teachers - band students currently have permission to come to the band room at lunch, as they have a project due.  We'll let you know when they'll need individual notes again.- Brady Massey

Tutoring has begun: Math (Steimel, Helms, Murray) on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Literacy with Mrs. Bass (includes all other areas) on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Tutoring is in the after school from 3:30-4:30.

***Please remember to use caution when walking to and from buildings.  Students should use the crosswalks especially of the mornings and the afternoons when traffic is the busiest.  Drivers please use caution and be aware of students walking around campus.


LINK has a very important meeting on Friday,  September 1, in the Junior High gym starting at 12:10 p.m.   All students that are interested in joining LINK/PRIDE/COALITION, please attend this short  20 minute meeting. This first meeting will include high school and junior high school students. Callie Shore will be here and plans on giving out really cool prizes to everyone that signs up to be part of the Randolph County Coalition. LINK/PRIDE members are joining up with the Coalition to make a bigger impact on Pocahontas.  Mrs. Cox will be your LINK/PRIDE sponsor this year at both the high school and junior high school.

FFA Members wanting to attend National FFA Convention need to have their Deposit paid on September 5th by 8:00 AM

FFA Members showing at the Randolph County Fair please check with Mrs. Dianna for the days that you are out to show.  

Also any FFA Member wanting to order an FFA T-Shirt the signup sheet is in Mr. Washburn's Room and you must pay for your t-shirt before you sign the sheet.  

If you are wanting to compete in the Tractor Driving Contest at the District Fair please see Mr. Hogan for information.

ART CLUB is still taking new members!  Join us for an ART CLUB meeting, Thursday, 9/7/17 in Ms. Galvan's room at lunch.

FBLA -  Anyone interested in joining FBLA needs to pay their dues of $20 to Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Blalock by Sept. 15th.

S.W.A.T. will meet on every Tuesday in Mrs. Baty's room.  Everyone is invited.  You can bring your lunch.

Key Club  meets every Wednesday in Mr. James Room (#19)


Seniors remember to check your email often for news and updates pertinent to you.

News from the Counselor…

Any student interested in a career in nursing is being asked to complete a 10 question survey. Please email me back so that I can share the information with you.

Just a reminder to each of you, the PHS Counselor webpage is up being updated daily. -  Information contained within the site contains:  Announcements, Senior Timelines, ACT Information, Applying for College, Financial Aid, Links to Arkansas Colleges, Helpful Tips for Students, NCAA Registration, Scholarship Info, and Selective Service .    The link to the site is:


Pep Rally - 3rd hour @ 10:25… Students will be released by intercom.   Please release the cheerleaders at 10:05 today to prepare for the pep rally.

Any Jr Class member who would like to be on the Homecoming committee needs to meet in Mrs. Bass's room on Friday at 12:00. Please bring your lunch with you!

LINK meeting

Redskin Football vs Nettleton AWAY @ 7:00

Week of September 4th - 9th


No School to observe the Labor Day Holiday

Band Parent Appreciation Night @ PHS Band Room from 6:00-7:00 pm.


Golf @ Highland (Cherokee Village South) at 3:30… release team at 1:30


The representative from the University of Arkansas will be on campus Wednesday, September 6th during lunch in the student center with Mrs. Hogan.  Any student interested in visiting with her is welcome to stop by.


Golf @ Sage Meadows (Brookland) at 3:30… release team at 1:30

Tennis vs Harrisburg at 4:00 AWAY … release team at TBA

Volleyball (7th, JB/A, SB/A) vs Hoxie @ HOME at 4:30


Football vs Paragould at 7:00 AWAY


ACT Test


Project Graduation will meet at 2:30 in the PHS Cafeteria. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend.


September 4th - 10th - Delta State Fair

September 5th - 29th - Annual FFA Fruit and Meat Sale.  Please see an advisor or FFA member to purchase.

September 14th - FFA Meeting in the Ag Building @ 4 p.m.

September 21st - Fall Pictures….(Please remember that we DO NOT take spring pictures at the high school, so this is the only opportunity you have to purchase school pictures)

September 22nd - registration deadline for October 28th ACT. Late registration 9/23 - 10/6 (late fee is charged)

September 29th -  HOMECOMING - Theme is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” based on the The Wizard of Oz.   Spirit Week:  Monday - Character Day  Tuesday - Camo Day  Wednesday - Decade Day  Thursday - Neon Day  Friday - Red & White Day