PHS Announcements - Friday, October 6th
Dianna Johnson
Friday, October 06, 2017


Friday, October 6th

LUNCH: Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Coins, Crackers, Peaches & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Respect & Pride

“Always be prepared, always be yourself, and always be honest. That is a good recipe for self respect, self love and self worth.”

Student Council has a few extra Homecoming t-shirts for sale!!! They will be on sale in between classes in study hall….. Short sleeve $10.00  and Baseball tee $15.00


HAPPY ROCK HUNTING:  The cafeteria is hiding rocks on campus each week during the month of October!  Find any of these rocks and return to PHS cafeteria for a free item.  Please turn in the rocks when you find them so we can continue hiding them each week.  

Tuesdays in October will be College Gear Days. Students and staff, please wear items from the college of your choice!

Student Ambassador Applications are now available for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications can be found at  The deadline to return to the principal's office is Tuesday, October 10th.  Applications will be picked up on Wednesday, October 11th.

Yearbooks can be purchased from Ms. Crutcher in Rm 4 or at

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.

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.

***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 -  Any FFA Member wanting to show animals in the spring or fall needs to see Mr. Washburn by October 31st.  

LINK meetings are every Monday in Mrs. Moffett's room from 12:10-12:30. Contact Mrs.Cox for more details.

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)

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!!

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

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


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

Senior Yearbook Info:

1 Baby Picture due October 13th!

Senior Ads - Purchase Deadline is November 10th !  

Full Page $200   

½ Page $110

¼ Page $80

⅛ Page $50

Pictures and Write-Ups for Senior Ads are Due November 27th.  Ads can be purchased through Ms. Crutcher (Rm 4), any yearbook staffer, through the ReplayIt App or

Senior Pictures are Due January 8th, 2018.  Seniors may submit a senior picture or use their composite.

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.

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

Scholarship Registration from the Thea Foundation is open.  See your email for details.

Williams Baptist Senior Preview Days: register @ or call 870-759-4120….. Sept. 22 / Oct. 6 / Oct. 27 / Nov. 3 / Nov. 17 / Dec. 1

Discover UALR is on Friday, October 13 and Friday, November 3. Bring your friends and family!

RSVP at:

NHS Scholarship program opens October 6th… application deadline is January 30, 2018.  

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.

College Fair at Williams Baptist College on October 25th.  Students MUST pre-register and complete the consent to travel form and return to Mrs. Hogan or Mrs. Stewart  by end of the day October 16th. Late forms will NOT be accepted.

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…

AState preview days are coming soon for Seniors and Juniors… go online to register. Details are  in your email.

“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:


LAST CHANCE! Today is the last day to register for the October 28th ACT® test

Students scheduled to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 11th need to be sure to see Mrs. Hogan before Friday to complete their demographic sheets.

Cross Country Team will take team pictures on the track following the end of 2nd hour.  All team members go directly to the track at the end of 2nd hour.

FBLA: Fall Conference Permission Slips are due back today.  Fall Conference will be Wednesday, October 11th.  Also we are having a run-off elections  between Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter.  Please make time to come by Mrs. Blalock's room to vote!

Football vs Brookland @ HOME at 7:00

Week of October 9th - 14th


Volleyball (JB/A, SA) vs Ridgefield Christian @ HOME at 4:30


Josten’s will be here to take Senior Graduation orders @ 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  A $60 deposit is needed when placing your order.  

Cross Country Meet @ Valley View at 4:30… release team at ….

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


Tornado Drill - 1st period


Volleyball (7th, JB/A, SB/A) vs Southside  AWAY  at 4:30


Football vs Cave City AWAY at 7:00


Volleyball District Tournament (JA) @ Westside


Project Graduation meeting at 2:30 in PHS cafeteria - All seniors and parents are encouraged to participate. We will be discussing the upcoming Haunted House fundraiser.


October 17th - Fire Drill - 3rd period

October 17th - Parent Teacher Conferences for students in grades 7-9 from 3:30- 7:30.  No early dismissal.

October 19th - Senior composite make ups @ 8:00 a.m. in the Student Center

October 19th - Parent Teacher Conferences for students in grades K-6 and 10-12 from 3:30- 7:30.  No early dismissal.

October 20th - No School for Fall Break

October 22 - Project Graduation will begin setting up Haunted House fundraiser, seniors and parents are needed to help make this a successful event.

October 24th - School picture retakes

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 - ASVAB test in the Library 8 -11:30…. Respond to invitation sent by Mrs. Hogan to sign up.

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