PHS Announcements - Friday, March 18th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary
Friday, March 18, 2016


Friday, March 18th


“No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to ensure the accumulation of a great fortune, without the cooperation of other people. Napoleon Hill

Lunch: Catfish, French Fries, Beans, Fruit, Rice Krispy, Cornbread & Milk
The band room is closed to students during lunch, unless a student has a note signed by a band director with permission to be there.

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

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.

Project Graduation Basketball Tournament April 29th & 30th - All Seniors see Mrs. Inman to sign up to work the tournament.


Congrats to the baseball and softball teams on their wins over Valley View yesterday!!

Academic Assembly - 7th period @ 2:30

ALL Redskin Cheerleaders need to have uniforms turned in by Friday March 18th. You must take your uniforms to Mrs. Nead personally and sign paperwork that they are turned in. DO NOT leave them in the office.

Report Cards go home

Lady Redskins vs Jonesboro in the Brookland Tournament at Brookland (V) March 18th - 19th… Please release players at 3:00 to travel to Jonesboro.


Randolph County Spring Livestock Show Contest at 5:00 p.m. at the Randolph County Fairgrounds.

March 21st - Redskins vs Nettleton (V) at Home @ 2:00

March 22nd - Lady Redskins vs Trumann DH at Home @ 1:00

March 22nd - Redskins vs Trumann (V) at Home

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.

Week of March 28th - April 1st


Redskins vs Brookland (JV) at Home @ 4:30


Fire Drill - 1st period @ 8:00… after the Pledge of Allegiance

Lady Redskins vs Highland (DH) at Highland @ 4:30… Release players at 2:00 to travel

Redskins vs Highland (V) at Highland @ 4:00

Jr. High Track Meet @ 3:30



Lady Redskins vs GCT (V/JV) at Home @ 4:00 … Release players at 3:00 to travel

Redskins vs Nettleton (V) at Nettleton @ 4:30

Redskins vs Corning (JV) at Home @ 4:00


CPR Make- ups in the Science Lab (Room 21) at 9:00-11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00.. Lists will be distributed earlier in the week.


FFA Members wanting to run for 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.

Any FFA member interested in helping the Trail of Tears Regional Antique Tractor Club Show. Sign up with Mr. Hogan in the Agri building.....

Any FFA member who might want to help with a Pocahontas Community Garden sign up in Mr. Hogan's classroom


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 28th - Fire Drill 1st period

April 1st - CPR Make-ups in Science Lab (Room 21) 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00… Lists will be handed out the week we come back from Spring Break.

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

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

Pre-register online at .

April 21st - Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC

April 23rd - Prom

April 26th - 28th - Concurrent enrollment dates

April 29th - REDSKIN CHEERLEADING TRY-OUTS. Practices begin April 14th. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE WITHOUT A PHYSICAL. Physicals will be given April 13th. See Mrs. Nead for a physical form.

April 29th - 30th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament

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 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.

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 20th and is to be submitted to Mike Richardson at the Veterans Office on the Square. (Check email sent by Mrs. Hogan on 3/15 for a revised scholarship application)

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.