PHS Announcements - Thursday, October 26th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, October 26, 2017


Thursday, October 26th

LUNCH: Burrito, Salsa, Carrot/Celery Stix, Assorted Gelatin, Assorted Fresh Fruit  & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Respect & Pride

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.”


Special Olympics T-shirt orders have been extended until Friday, October 27th.  Order forms are by the bulletin board across from the office.  Get your orders in today !!! Support our Olympians!

It’s Hot Roll Time!!!  Place orders by November 8th with any building cafeteria. This is an annual fundraiser to help needy families in our school district.

If you have borrowed a calculator from Mrs. Steimel, please return it ASAP!!!

Tennis players,  please get your uniforms washed and turned in to Coach Cavenaugh ASAP.

The Clothing Closet is now up and running.  If you are a student in need of some items please see Mrs. Steimel at your discretion.

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!

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)

NHS meetings are every Thursday at 12:15 in Mrs. Murray's room for officers and committee members only.  ALL members will meet the first Thursday of each month (same time & place).  Role is taken at each meeting and members must participate.

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.

Senior Yearbook Info:

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

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.

University of Arkansas - Early Admit is November 1st.

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

RSVP at:  

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.

Arkansas State Early Admit is December 1st

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.


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.  They should be on the high school campus from 2:00 to 3:00.  We will call students when they are set up and ready to begin.  

Mrs. Gholson’s 3rd hour class need to go to Study Hall today.  The nurse is out helping with flu shots today.

Project Graduation Haunted House is Ready to Scare!!! From 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Building at the Randolph County Fairgrounds….  $5 per person entry fee.  Everyone is invited to come out and support the Senior Class of 2018 and Project Graduation


Any Jr class member that would like to be on the Prom committee needs to meet in Mrs. Bass's room  at 12 for a brief meeting!

Pep Rally - 6th hour @ 2:10

Football vs Highland @ 7:00 at HOME

Project Graduation Haunted House is Ready to Scare!!! From 7:00 - ???  in the Exhibit Building at the Randolph County Fairgrounds….  $5 per person entry fee.  Everyone is invited to come out and support the Senior Class of 2018 and Project Graduation


ACT Test

Project Graduation Haunted House is Ready to Scare!!! From 7:00 -  ???  in the Exhibit Building at the Randolph County Fairgrounds….  $5 per person entry fee.  Everyone is invited to come out and support the Senior Class of 2018 and Project Graduation


October 29th - Parent meeting for Swim Team @ 4:00…. If you cannot make the Sunday one, there is also one on Monday, October 30th  at 6:30.  Meetings will be held in the Alma Spikes cafeteria.

October 30th - The Marching Redskins will compete for the State Championship at 5:45p at War Memorial Stadium.  22 Bands have qualified for our class.  We're the fourth from the end of the day.  The awards are at 6:45.  Good Luck and we are so proud of you!

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.

November 3rd - Rep from UCA will be on campus from 11:45 to 12:30  to visit with students during lunch in the student center lobby.  Please plan to visit with him.

November 3rd - Senior Night for Fall Athletes & Band Members - Students and parent will be recognized before the game. This includes football, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and band.  Notes will be sent home.

November 6th - Williams Baptist Lunch Visit in the Student Center lobby

December 4th - Josten’s will be here to deliver class rings!!!  To pay or check balance call 1-800-567-8367.  Checks will not be accepted on delivery day.

December 5th - The Rep from BRTC will be on campus at lunch to visit with students interested in attending the college.