PHS Announcements - Friday, April 22nd
Dianna Johnson, Secretary
Friday, April 22, 2016


Friday, April 22nd


“Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen.”

Lunch: Taco, Refried Beans, Salsa, Seasoned Corn, Applesauce & Milk

FFA members wanting to attend banquet need to bring their dollar by Friday April 22nd to make sure of a count for the FFA Banquet May 6th.

Orders for Redskin Dash 5K t-shirts will be taken thru Friday, April 22nd. They will be $10 and they can contact Stephanie Sutton at 870-378-1549. Proceeds go to Project Graduation.

April 26th - 28th - Concurrent credit enrollment dates

Project Graduation Basketball Tournament April 29th & 30th - Any teams that are planning to participate must notify Monica Brewington by the end of the day today (Wednesday, April 20th).

All Seniors see Mrs. Inman to sign up to work the tournament.

Josten’s Senior Orders (cap & gown/announcements) are in the office - Balances must be paid in full before pickup.


REMINDER: We do not have an excused Senior Skip Day! Students who have 6 unexcused absences must have a note from professional services (doctor, lawyer, court) when they return on Monday. If you are already in day trouble you need to see Coach Brewington if you know you are going to miss.

Student Council voter registration forms due no later than 12:30

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.

The following students will be working on Prom on Friday, April 22nd. If they need to attend your class, please let me know.

Abbey Wilson, Rashell Hibbard, Rebekah Sullinger, Serena Sisco, Brianna Emmons, Madalyn Trentenburg, Autumn Doney, Brianna Mahan, Kristen Wiseman, Macy Matlock, Shea Capps, Laurel Dhority,

Peyton Morris, Trevor Overbay, Ty McDonnough

Redskins vs Corning (V) 6:00 @ Corning. Bus will leave at 4:30


PROM …. MD Williams gym - Senior Walk starts at 7:00 (be there by 6:30) - Dance at 8:00

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

Week of April 25th - 30th


Fire Drill - 2nd period

Redskins vs GCT (JV 5/5) 4:30 at Home. Release players TBA


Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct “Student Education and Graduation Program” (SEGP) conferences for students in grades seven-(7) through eleven-(11) only on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and Thursday, April 28, 2016. On April 26th, conference times will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents of students at Pocahontas Junior High School and Pocahontas High School are encouraged to meet with their child’s advisor at the agreed upon scheduled time.

Because of the conferences today school will be dismissed early for all students, grades K-12, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Alma Spikes Elementary walkers will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. and bus students at 2:10 p.m. All other students in grades 3-12 will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. Lunches will be served.

Student Council Officer Speeches

Lady Redskins vs Harrisburg (DH) 4:30 at Harrisburg. Release players at 1:30.


Student Council Officer Elections

Workforce will be at 9:30 --- Students that are selected will be called.

FAFSA Night for Seniors and their parents. Parents please bring tax information.


Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct “Student Education and Graduation Program” (SEGP) conferences for students in grades seven-(7) through eleven-(11) only on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Parents of students at Pocahontas Junior High School and Pocahontas High School are encouraged to meet with their child’s advisor at the agreed upon scheduled time. There will not be an early dismissal today. School will let out at normal time of 3:20.

4A-3 Sr High Track Conference… Dismiss track members at 12:30



Redskins vs Batesville (V 7/5) SENIOR DAY 4:30 at Home… Release players TBA…

April 29th - 30th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament


Redskins vs Wynne (V/JV) in Memphis at AutoZone Park

April 29th - 30th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament


Semester Test Schedule:

Friday, May 20 - 6th and 7th periods

Monday, May 23 - 3rd, 4th, 5th periods (make-up day for 6th and 7th)

Tuesday, May 24 - 1st and 2nd periods (make-up day for 3rd, 4th, and 5th)

Wednesday, May 25 - make-up day for 1st and 2nd

May 26 - Report Card Day

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.

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). 2 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.

Circle of Friends: If anyone is interested in joining the Circle of Friends, peer applications are available in the office.

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.


May 4th - LINK officers will meet for a working lunch. We will complete the constitution. Please make every effort to attend.

May 4th - Deadline for Class Officer election paperwork.

May 6th - PHS Senior Breakfast - 7:15-7:55 a.m. PHS Cafe - Parents/grandparents are invited (adult cost $1.90) Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs

May 6th- Class Officer elections

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

May 8th - Baccalaureate at Randolph County Development Center

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 - Noon Deadline for Student Council Representative paperwork

May 13th - Graduation 8:00 at Schoonover Stadium

May 16th - Athletic Banquet 6:00 at MDW gym

May 17th - Student Council Representative Election at Noon

May 24th: LINK Silver Dollar City Field Trip. LINK members interested in attending the trip to Silver Dollar City should pick up a form from Mr. Phelps.

May 25th - Band Region Ready Club 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...

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.


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.

You may begin applying at 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 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 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, 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 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.