PHS Announcements -Thursday, May 12th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, May 12th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Commitment

“It’s the little choices everyday that lead to the final results we’re striving for.”

Lunch: Taco, Lettuce/Tomato/Salsa, Refried Beans, Corn, Fruit & Milk

LIBRARY BOOKS: The last day to check out books will be Friday, May 13th and they are due Friday, May 20th.

Track members need to turn in their uniforms to Coach Chester ASAP.

THURSDAY

AP World History Testing @ BRTC Richard Gaines Technology Center

4A State Tournament at Mena High School (Mena, AR) May 12th - 14th

FRIDAY

Graduation practice 9:00 a.m. Schoonover Stadium (mandatory attendance to participate in graduation ceremony tonight). Senior group picture in cap and gown taken promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Yearbook Ceremony…. Following graduation practice - students will be called by intercom.

Noon Deadline for Student Council Representative paperwork

There will be golf team meeting in Coach Hausman’s room at 12:15 at the junior high.

Graduation 8:00 p.m. at Schoonover Stadium. Graduates arrive no later than 7:15 and meet in the Math/Science wing

GENERAL NEWS

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.

Students interested in being a LINK officer for the 2016-2017 school year need to email Mrs. Phelps to get the form. bridget.phelps@pocahontaspsd.com

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital will be hosting NURSE CAMP June 27-June 29. This is a FREE 3-day program open to high school students (grades 9-12) with an interest in medical field. There is limited space and applications are due June 1st. Applications may be picked up in the Nurse's Office. For questions call 870-936-0274.

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.

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

May 16th - Athletic Awards Program 6:00 at MDW gym

May 17th - Student Council Representative Election at Noon

May 23rd - Awards for Sophomores & Juniors - 6th hour

May 24th: LINK Silver Dollar City Field Trip…. Be at school at 6:00 a.m. Return at 10:30 p.m.

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.

Pocahontas Public Schools will conclude the 2015 - 2016 school year on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Students will return and receive their final report card at 8:00 a.m. Students that walk or ride in cars to school may leave after receiving their report card. Bus riders will be dismissed about 8:30 a.m. for the return trip from school. The staff, administration and Board wish all students an enjoyable summer vacation!

Summer School: May 26th - June 14th (8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.)

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!

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.

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.