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PHS Announcements- Tuesday, September 19th
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Tuesday, September 19th

LUNCH:   Chicken Nuggets, Carrot Coins, Corn, Variety Fruit, Roll  & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Respect & Pride

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it…. Take pride in  the person you are and the person you want to be.”

Homecoming Shirts are on sale now through September 20th….  Shirts  may be purchased from Mr. Phelps in Study Hall or during lunch at  the gym concession stand.  

T-Shirts (white)  are $10 youth small - Adult XL     $12 for 2XL & 3XL

Baseball Style Shirt (White with Red Sleeves)  $15 youth small - Adult XL      $17 for 2XL & 3XL

Homecoming Dance - If you plan on bringing a date that attends another school or is out of school you must sign them up on the list in the office.  Dates must be in grades 9-12 or 20 years of age or younger if no longer in school.  Dates must be signed up ahead of time and approved by administrators and sponsors.  Deadline to sign up dates is 9/22/17.

REMINDER to Students & Staff:  If students arrive on campus after the tardy bell at 8:00 a.m. they are to check in at the office.  Students should have a tardy slip/pass from the office if they come into class after the bell; if not send them to the office to sign in.


Tuesday night, Sept. 19, Mr. Skelton and Mrs. Grooms   will host the Title I meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Jr. High library. This will be an informative meeting on how the Title I money is spent in our district for Jr. High and High students.  This is a meeting that is required each year by the state. This email is simply to inform you that the meeting will be held. Teachers are not required to attend.

PSAT-10 results from the Spring 2017 test were given to students who participated last year.  Mrs. Hogan has emailed a document explaining the results.  Please see this or contact Mrs. Hogan if you or your parent have any questions.

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.


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

***NEA Fair is September 20th-23rd, 2017

***FFA Members are selling Fruit an Meat until September 29th. If you need to order please ask an FFA member or contact Mr. Washburn.  

***Any FFA member wanting to go to Pumpkin Hollow need to sign up for this trip by October 4th in Mr. Washburn's Room.  

FBLA -  There has been some confusion on who could and could not join FBLA this year.  The state has informed us that any student who has had Keyboard that wants to join FBLA may do so.  I will extend the deadline out to Wednesday, September 20th for anyone who wants to join.

The History Club will be meeting on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday until homecoming to work on our float.  All members need to attend as often as possible.

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

NHS REMINDERS:  (PHS NHS REMIND101:  Text : @pokeynhs  to:  81010)

***Candidate Petitions DUE September 22nd ----Pick up forms from Mrs. Steimel----Elections September 28th!!

***NHS Dues $10----------Turn into Mrs. Steimel OR Mrs. Murray by September 28th!!

***Weekly Meetings/Hurricane Relief Group/ Clothing Closet Management --Thursday's during lunch

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

PHS National Honor Society will meet at lunch on Thursday in Mrs. Murray's room to discuss upcoming events. Members, feel free to bring your lunch!!


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

PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING:  September 24th at 2:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend.

Important information in your email  regarding A-State and ACT scores for consideration of admission and consideration for institutional scholarships.

Remember as you are applying to attend post-secondary schools you must complete a PHS Transcript and Records Release Form to schools you are considering.  Mrs. Hogan has attached this document and sent to your email account.

UALR Discover days this year will be:  Friday, October 13 is the first Discover, our premiere preview day.  Friday, November 3 is the second Discover.  If you plan to attend see Mrs. Dianna for a college day form in the office.

Razorback Connections will be held on October 18th in Jonesboro from 6-7:30 pm. This is an event for any senior considering attending the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville who may be unable to visit the campus. Please see Mrs. Stewart (career coach) for registration information.

U of A New Freshman Scholarships - NOVEMBER 1 - Priority Admissions Deadline: Complete an admissions application and request a scholarship application on the general admissions form, submit transcripts, and send test scores to the office of admissions by this date.


U of A New Freshman Scholarships - NOVEMBER 15 - Priority Scholarship Deadline: Submit a scholarship application by this date for priority consideration for academic scholarships

UALR has announced their scholarship deadline this year as:  Friday, December 1st.  Seniors you must apply and submit  prior to the deadline.

News from the Counselor…

Students planning to take the October 28th ACT are reminded registration deadline is September 22nd.  Information for registering is on Mrs. Hogan's webpage.

Enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge for a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship…. See your email for details. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

“A Day in the Life” programs (Variety & Nurse) programs hosted by UAMS in Jonesboro information is in your email. Application date November 29th.

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:


Josten’s will be here to take orders for Senior class rings.  Remember your $50 deposit.

The following students will meet with Mrs. Hogan on Tuesday at 11:30 in the library. It is important that all students listed attend.  Brenna Baltz, Jared Baltz, Brooks Carter, Chase McDonnough,  Julianna Griffith, Madeline Holt, Jordan Kingery,  Rylie Mangold,  Jordan Rice, Allana Sisco, Jordan Smith, Peyton Stallings, Matthew Stowers, Malcolm Todd, Matthew Waymon

Spanish Club meeting in Mrs. Inman's room during lunch today.  

There will be an FFA homecoming float meeting at 12:05 during lunch today.   

Cross County Meet @ Paragould - Race on the Ridge… Release team at 2:30

Boys Gold District Tournament @ HOME… Boys will be out all day

Volleyball (7th, JB/A, SB/A) vs Izard County Consolidated @ HOME at 4:30…. Release players at TBA

Title I Meeting at 6:00 in PJHS Library with Mr. Skelton and Mrs. Grooms. All parents, students, and faculty are invited to attend this informative meeting on how Title 1 money is spend in our district for Jr. High and High School students.


Fire Drill - 2nd period

Last day to sign up and pay dues to be in FBLA


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)

Understanding the College Application Process with Lynne Hogan & Lindsey Stewart  in the PHS Library 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  This will be an information session and limited to 20 students and will be on a first come basis.

Tennis Match vs Paragould- AWAY at 4:00

Volleyball (7th, JB/A, SB/A) vs Cave City- AWAY  at 4:30…. Release players at TBA


Football vs Trumann @ 7:00 - AWAY

Registration deadline for the October 28th ACT…. (late registration with late fee Sept. 23rd - Oct. 6th)


PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING at 2:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend.


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

September 26th - The Teen Task Force Coalition presentation @ 8:00 in the gym ---- Bus Drills for students will follow after the assembly. More information will follow.

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

September 29th - Homecoming Dance - Begins after the game and ends at 11:30 p.m. It is for PHS students in grades 10-12 and their dates (who must be signed up by 9/22/17 if they are in grades 9-12 from another school district or out of school and 20 years or age or younger). Deadline to sign up is 12:00 noon on 9/22/17.

October 4th - College Application Day for Seniors with Career Coach Lindsey Stewart.  Drop in at PHS Library.

October 26th -  The health department will be here to administer flu shots.  Consent forms will be sent home during the month of October.  Please see the nurse with any questions.

October 30th - FAFSA Nite with BRTC for Seniors 6-7 p.m.