PHS Announcements - Thursday, March 10th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary
Thursday, March 10, 2016


Thursday, March 10th


“Unity is strength… where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Lunch: Chili, Broccoli & Dip, Crackers, String Cheese, Strawberry Shortcake & Milk

FFA Members wanting to run for an FFA officer for the 2016-2017 year can pick up an application starting March 7th and the application must be returned and completed by April 4th in order to run for an office.

Jostens will be here Thursday, March 17, at 9:30 with seniors graduation orders .Please have balances paid or arrangements made with Jostens. Balance inquiries can be made in the office.

PROM INFO: Forms for Senior walk may be picked up in Mrs. Casillas room. Please return that, 10 pictures for the Sr video and Prom guest registration form (if applicable) by April 1st.

***All Jrs and Srs attending Prom that are bringing a guest that does not attend Pocahontas High School will need to pick up a Prom registration form located in the basket across from the office. These must be returned by April 1st.

PARKING REMINDER: Students are not to park at the athletic complex or the agri building during school hours. Park in your designated class areas.

PHS will be attending STARBURST in the MD WIlliams gym on Tuesday, March 15th. The cost of attending the performance is $1. If you plan to attend the performance, please bring money. Those not attending will go to study hall. The NIGHT performance of Starburst is Tuesday March 15 at 6pm in MD WILLIAMS GYM. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Please come and see our amazing talent at Pocahontas School District!


Congratulations to all FFA members who competed in the District Judging Contest. Congratulations to Jamie Bolton, Maddie Adams, Laurel Dhority, Sarah Brown District Champions for Horse Team.

Concert Assessment - All-Region Concert Band - Jonesboro. Band students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. (Grades 9-12)

Sr. High Redskin Track Meet at Home @ 3:30

Thursday's after school tutoring with Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Steimel will not be held this week.


Ready, Set, Graduate at BRTC for Seniors from 8:00 - 2:45

PHS NHS meeting Friday at lunch for any member wanting to participate in our annual fundraiser. Feel free to bring your lunch. If you are responsible for a form, please have it available Friday.

Regional Quiz Bowl

Crowley's Ridge Classic Livestock Show Contest will take place March 11th and 12th at Paragould Arkansas.

Redskins vs Riverside (V) at Home @ 4:30


Miss Redskin Pageant at M.D. Williams gym @ 3:00

Redskins vs. Lonoke/Clinton (V) @ Beebe 12:00 p.m.



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.


March 11th - Spring Senior Preview Day at Williams Baptist. See your email for details.

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 - PHS will attend at 8:30… Students will be dismissed by intercom. (Admission is $1.00 to be taken up at the door)

March 17th: Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct parent/teacher conferences for students, in grades K-6 only, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Parents are encouraged to meet with their child's teacher(s) between the hours of 3:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.

Because of the conferences, school will be dismissed early for all students on Thursday, March 17, 2016. 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.

March 17th - Jostens will be here at 9:30 with seniors graduation orders .Please have balances paid or arrangements made with Jostens.

March 17 - 24 - PHS Band Orlando Trip

March 18th - Academic Assembly - 7th period @ 2:30

March 18th: Report Cards go home

March 19th - Randolph County Spring Livestock Show Contest at 5:00 p.m. at the Randolph County Fairgrounds.

March 21st - 25th - Spring Break - Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break Monday, March 21 2016 through Friday, March 25, 2016. Pocahontas Public Schools will resume the regular schedule on Monday, March 28, 2016 for all students.

March 28th - Fire Drill 1st period

April 2nd - Project Graduation Golf Tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club @ 8:00

April 16th - Project Graduation Redskin Dash 5K @ 8:00. Early registration $25.00/Day of race $30.00.

Pre-register online at .

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!

The University of Arkansas is coming to Jonesboro March 10th at 6 p.m. at the Jonesboro Hilton Garden Inn.

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.

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.

Free Summer STEM Camps at UALR's College of Engineering & Information Technology. See your email for details.


Be sure to check your email for scholarship opportunities from, 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, Other links to FAFSA are NOT creditable and will charge you for your application.

You may begin applying at for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship by going to the YoUniversal tab. Those still needing to meet requirements have until June 1st.

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.

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 - April 2.

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

The NEA Wounded Warriors will be awarding several scholarships again this year. Graduates of Randolph, Clay, Craighead, Greene, and Lawrence counties may apply if you live in one of the 5 counties and are a relative of a disabled veteran. The application can be downloaded from their Facebook page or by contacting Chad Overman, Danny Barr, or Chris Palmer. Their Facebook page is NEA Wounded Warriors. Deadline for application is April 15th and is to be submitted to Mike Richardson at the Veterans Office on the Square.

The "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship 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. The deadline is June 1, 2016.

The "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program is a $1000 scholarship awarded for This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. 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 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 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.