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PHS Announcements - Monday, October 16th
Dianna Johnson
Monday, October 16, 2017


Monday, October 16th

LUNCH: Tex Mex Shepherds Pie: Potatoes/Beef, Mixed Greens, Fresh Apple Slices, Hot Roll  & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Respect & Pride

“You are always responsible for how you act…. No matter how you feel. Remember that.”


Seniors wanting to help with the haunted house fundraiser need to sign up on the sheet in the office no later than lunch on Wednesday, October 18th.

Special Olympics T-shirts are now on sale !  Order forms are available by the bulletin board in the main hall.  Orders should be returned to Mrs. Tabitha Phelps or Mrs. Courtney Throesch by October 23rd.

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.  

Rock Hunt Winners last week:  Bobby Howard, Edward Jenkins, Quan Le, and  J.T. Pratt

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

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

Tutoring has begun: Literacy with Mrs. Bass (includes all other areas) on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Tutoring is after school from 3:30-4:30.  Math Tutoring 3:30-4:30 Tuesday-Thursday of each week!

Tuesday - Murray & Helms;  Wednesday - Steimel;  Thursday - Murray, Helms & Steimel

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.

There is a list posted on the bulletin board by the office!  Please check to see if your name is spelled correctly because this will be how it is spelled on your diploma.  If any corrections are needed please see Mrs. Cyndy in the office. If birth certificate is listed by your name we need a copy for your file.  

To help with the haunted house fundraiser Project Graduation is asking for seniors to donate bags of candy. To donate candy please turn it into Victoria in the PHS Cafeteria.

Seniors are reminded that permission slips to attend the College Fair are due in Mrs. Hogan's office Monday, October 16th.  These are needed to determine the number of buses needed to request.  I have attached the permission slip for you or you may get one from the career coach or myself.   Also, before the College Fair on the 25th you must register at  

Senior Yearbook Info:

1 Baby Picture due !  Mrs. Crutcher has extended the due date to Thursday, October 19th… but pictures must be turned in by that date !!!

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….. Oct. 27 / Nov. 3 / Nov. 17 / Dec. 1

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

RSVP at:  

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.

ACT Student Champion Award - applications can be found at and are due December 31, 2017.  Questions directed to

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

Ready, Set, Graduate is set to take place at BRTC on March 16th.  All the seniors are invited to attend

News from the Counselor…

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:

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

Military Service Academy Night - Monday, November 27th 6:00-8:30 p.m…. Details in your email and see Mrs. Hogan if you have questions.

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


Permission slips for the College Fair at WBC are due today.  

Teacher Cadets: Meeting at 11:45 in PHS Library - Bring your Lunch! (You must have signed up earlier and be in the Teacher Cadet Google Classroom with Mrs. Grooms) Please have assignment completed when you come to the meeting….. Catelyn Avery, Carlie Crabtree, Adrian Hurst, Daija Williford, Destiny Blissenbach, Julianna Griffith, Katie Hankins, Carleigh Kaczmarski, Taylor Kingery, Kayla Nosser, Luci Smith, Logan Thomas

Cross Country Meet @ Cave City… release team at 2:15

State Tennis Tournament October 16th & 17th

District Volleyball District Tournament  (SA) @ Westside October 16th & 17th…. Release players immediately following 6th hour.  The bus will leave at 2:45.


Fire Drill - 3rd period

State Tennis Tournament October 16th & 17th

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



Senior composite make ups @ 8:00 a.m. in the Student Center… we will call students alphabetically, however, if you have college classes and leave throughout the morning you may go down to take pictures before being called.  

Senior Baby Picture due TODAY…. Original due date extended - LAST DAY!

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


No School for Fall Break

Football vs Gosnell @ 7:00 AWAY


Band Championship at the Rock in Little Rock


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

October 23rd - Special Olympics T-shirt orders due

October 24th - University of Arkansas visit 11:30-12:30 in Student Center Lobby

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 27th - Pep Rally - 6th hour @ 2:10

October 28th - ACT Test

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

November 1st -  ASVAB test in the Library 8 -11:30…. Respond to invitation sent by Mrs. Hogan to sign up.