PHS Announcements - Friday, April 8th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, April 8th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Patience

“Patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you’re waiting”. Joyce Meyer

Lunch: Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, French Fries, Sandwich Salad Cup, Mixed Fruit & Milk

Any student interested in running the St. Jude's Half Marathon in Memphis next December please come see Mrs. Baty before Wednesday, April 13th.

SENIOR T-SHIRTS WILL BE SOLD THROUGH FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK !!! $15 SEE MRS. CASILLAS

SENIORS: Check the bulletin board for those seniors who have not turned in senior walk forms! Please turn them in ASAP.

FBLA: Any member wanting to attend the Business Expo at BRTC, April 21st, needs to come by Mrs. Blalock's room to sign up. Deadline to sign up is Friday, 4/8/16.

Any student interested in taking the ASVAB for entrance in the military see Mrs. Hogan by the end of the day Friday.

Just a reminder: The Summative Assessment for the ACT Aspire will be given next Monday and Tuesday April 11th and 12th. Room assignments and times will be posted no later than the end of the day tomorrow. Teachers assigned to Interim assessments will be responsible for Summative Assessments. We will test during the morning classes only.

Seniors Only - SUMMER JOBS --- If you are interested in a job this summer with Work Force, come by the high school office to fill out an application. Application need to be returned by 04/15/2016

FRIDAY

Hollister Baseball Festival--- 4/8 Redskins vs Sylvan Hills at Hollister, MO @ 3:30

Hollister Baseball Festival--- 4/9 Redskins vs Rogers-Heritage at Willard, MO @ 10:00

Hollister Baseball Festival--- 4/9 Redskins vs Willard at Willard, MO @ 2:00

SATURDAY

ACT Test

State Quiz Bowl

Week of April 11th - 16th

MONDAY

ACT Aspire Testing for 10th grade… 8:00- 12:00… See the list on office window for testing room.

There will be an FFA Livestock Show Meeting Monday April 11th at 6 PM

Redskins vs Walnut Ridge (V7/5) 4:00 at Williams Baptist

TUESDAY

ACT Aspire Testing for 10th grade… 8:00- 12:00… See the list on office window for testing room.

There will be an FFA officer candidate meeting at 12:10.

Any current agriculture students wanting to show an animal for the upcoming summer and fall show seasons need to sign up by April 12th.

Lady Redskins vs Westside (DH) 4:00 at Westside… Release players at 1:45

Redskins vs Westside (V 7/7) 4:00 at Westside… Release players TBA

Wellman Jr High Relays… Release track members at 2:30

WEDNESDAY

Free athletic physicals at 3:30 in the athletic complex.

THURSDAY

Wellman Sr High Relays… Release track members at 2:30

Redskin Cheerleading practices begin today! YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE WITHOUT A PHYSICAL. Physicals will be given April 13th. See Mrs. Nead for a physical form.

FRIDAY

Lady Redskins vs GCT (V/JV) 4:00 at GCT… Release players at 1:45

Redskins vs Armorel (V 7/5) 4:30 at Armorel… Release players at TBA

April 15th/16th: Band Solo Ensembles (Grades 7-12)

SATURDAY

Lady Redskins @ Marmaduke Classic

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

Pre-register online at racesonline.com .

Sunday, April 17th - Pocahontas Public Schools Fine Arts Exhibition

GENERAL NEWS

Juniors please check your mailing address in your HAC account. There will be a post card mailed out this summer for your senior picture with date and time. The dates for senior pictures will be July 26 and 27.

If you have a correction for your address, please contact the office.

Redskin Cheer packets are by the bulletin board in the hallway.

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

Driver's Education Class: Driver's Ed will be offered at PJHS on May 26th, 27th, 31st, June 1st and 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch - lunch is not provided). Students will earn 0.5 elective Credit upon completion of class. In order to be placed on the list for driver's ed a student must have their Driver's Permit and a check in the amount of $200.00 (check will not be deposited until the first day of class). Ten seats are available. There will only be one class available. Sign up in PJHS Office.

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.

DRAMA CLUB MEETING EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 18th - FFA Officer Forum with speeches and questions will take place today at 11:30

April 19th - FFA Officer elections will take place today

April 21st - Business Expo/Job Fair at BRTC

April 23rd - Prom

April 24th - Project Graduation meeting at 2:00 in the Jr High

April 26th - 28th - Concurrent enrollment dates

April 26th: SEGP 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Students grades 3-12 will be dismissed at 2:25)

April 28th: SEGP 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

April 29th - REDSKIN CHEERLEADING TRY-OUTS.

April 29th - 30th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament

May 6th - Pocahontas FFA Banquet at 6 p.m. in the PJHS Cafeteria

May 9th: Senior High and Beginning Band Concert/Awards @ M.D. Williams Gym

May 10th - Senior Awards Night 7:00 at MDW gym

May 13th - Graduation 8:00 at Schoonover Stadium

May 24th: LINK Silver Dollar City Field Trip

May 25th - 27th - World OM in Iowa

May 26th: Last Day of School - Report Card Pick up day.

May 26th - June 2nd: Driver's Education Class.

Announcements from the counselor's office...

Many of you have asked about your scores from the ACT that was taken on March 9th. I have contacted ACT this morning and it may take up to eight weeks to receive your scores. Continue to monitor your online account for your scores.

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.

SENIORS

Be sure to fill out a transcript release and return to the office or Mrs. Hogan if you plan to continue your education after graduation.

Check your email for scholarship opportunities from buickachievers.com, 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, www.fafsa.ed.gov. Other links to FAFSA are NOT creditable and will charge you for your application.

Be sure to complete and return the scholarship recognition form to Mrs. Hogan no later than April 18th at noon. See your email for the form.

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)

FFA Scholarship deadline to submit is April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For graduating seniors of 2016 and must be a member of FFA to qualify.

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

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 www.fashion-schools.org 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 AnimationCareerReview.com. 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, www.careeranimationreview.com 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 www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 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.