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PHS Announcements - Wednesday, November 1st
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Wednesday, November 1st

LUNCH: Macaroni & Cheese, California Veggies, Cherry Tomatoes, Peach Slices, Roll & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Responsibility

“Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”


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.

Come support the Pocahontas History Club as they present the "Haunted Pocahontas Tour" on Thursday, November 16th.  The cost is $5.00 and will last approximately one hour.  The tour will begin at the Downtown Playhouse and end at the Court House.

Last Week's Rock hunt winners: Dennis Duran, Calvin McLaughlin, and William Sackmaster (x2)

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.  We have lots of items to choose from so if you need anything please see Mrs. Steimel

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!

Murray: Monday & Thursday *****  Helms: Tuesday & Thursday *****  Steimel: Wednesday & Thursday

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.  

***All FFA leadership contest teams will practice this week (10/30 thru 11/3)

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 during lunch 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)


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

A new list of seniors with corrections has been posted on the bulletin board.  Please double check it to be sure your name is correct.  This is how your name will be spelled on your diploma.

Project Graduation Meeting Tuesday, November 7th @ 5:30pm in the PHS Cafeteria. Parents and students are both invited. We will be discussing upcoming fundraiser ideas/events and what we have done so far. Hope to see you all there.

Seniors who are interested in attending Black River Technical College are invited to the Education & Career Opportunities Preview Day on November 28th. Students will leave the PHS campus at 9:00 am and return no later than 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Students MUST pre-register with Mrs. Stewart and pick up a consent to travel form. Please return the consent to travel form to Mrs. Stewart by 3:30pm on November 17th.  No late forms will be accepted.

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 all 870-759-4120….. Nov. 3 / Nov. 17 / Dec. 1

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

The ACCUPLACER will be given to seniors that would like to raise their college placement score. This will not be the only date the test will be given, however you are encourage to sign up for this date as we will take the first 15 students. To register to take the test simply reply by marking "yes". By raising scores students can qualify for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship and prevent college remediation.  Tuesday, December 5th in the PHS Library from 8 - 10 a.m.

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.


There will be an FFA Officer meeting to discuss upcoming events



There will be a pep rally Friday morning at 7:15 in the PHS gym.  KFIN has chosen PHS to be the game of the week.  Brandon Baxter and his crew will be here to witness Redskin spirit at its best!!!  We encourage everyone to come cheer on the Pocahontas Redskins for their last regular season game.

Cross Country State Track Meet at Hot Springs !!! Good Luck and great job this season!!!

Football game vs Westside @ 7:00 at HOME

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.

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

November 7th - Project Graduation Meeting @ 5:30pm in the PHS Cafeteria.

November 13th -  ASVAB test in the Library 8 -11:30…. Respond to invitation sent by Mrs. Hogan to sign up.

November 28th - Education & Career Opportunities Preview Day for Seniors interested in attending BRTC.  Pre Registration and travel consent forms due back November 17th.

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 4th - SEGP advisors will meet with students in their classrooms 2nd period.

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

December 5th - ACCUPLACER for Seniors from 8 -10 a.m. in the PHS Library.