PHS Announcements - Tuesday, December 5th
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, December 05, 2017


Tuesday, December 5th

LUNCH: Taco Rocket, Baked Potato, Sour Cream/Salsa, Mixed Greens, Cornbread, Strawberry/Banana &  Milk


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


Tip-Off T-shirts!  PHS Booster Club is selling shirts…. $12 each and $13 for XXL & XXL.  See Monica Brewington at MD Williams to get one.

PHS National Honor Society will sponsor a Coat Drive for the Clothing Closet November 27th-December 15th.  Please take coats to Mrs. Steimel's room.

Semester Test Schedules:

Thursday, Dec. 14 -Tests for Periods 6 and 7.

Friday, Dec. 15 - Tests for Periods 3, 4, and 5 -  make-ups .... tests for 6th and 7th periods - and any missing assignments or incomplete work

Monday, Dec. 18 - Tests for Periods 1 and 2 -  make-ups .... tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods - and any missing assignments or incomplete work

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

**** Check out Mrs. Stewart's Career Connections website for upcoming dates/deadlines related to college and events being held on the PHS campus.

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.


FBLA: Please check your email weekly for upcoming events and important dates.  We have adopted 2 families this year for Christmas.  Please come by the Business Building and sign up to bring an item.  Anyone who brings an item will be invited to a Pizza Party during lunch the week before Christmas Break!

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)

Anyone interested in Blacksmithing and metal art the FFA has a meeting at lunch each Wednesday, bring your lunch to Mr. Hogan's Classroom

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.

REMINDER:  If you are taking a College Day you must get a form from the office and have it signed by Mrs. Hogan and a parent. The form must be turned into the office prior to the day of your visit.  You also must bring back a note from your college day for verification.

Senior Yearbook Info:

***Pictures and Write-Ups for Senior Ads are Due January 5th.  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.

UCA Bear Facts Day - Friday, December 8th & Saturday, January 27th.  Register online today UCA.EDU/ADMISSIONS/BEAR-FACTS-DAY.

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 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:



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

ACCUPLACER for Seniors from 8 -10:45 a.m. in the PHS Library.  

Project Graduation meeting Tuesday,, December 5th @ 5:30 in the PHS Cafeteria. All seniors and parents are invited to attend.

Arkansas Welding Expo in Little Rock

Lady Redskins Basketball vs Sloan-Hendrix AWAY at 5:00 (7th, JGjv,SGjv)... Release team at ….



CPR Training in the District Meeting Room in the Business Building… Ellen Hanson, Jason Lopez, Johnty Molik, Shelby Aguilar

NHS----Meeting for ALL members Thursday at lunch @ 12:15 in the Student Center!!!

There will be an FFA officer meeting  at 12:10


Fire Drill - 5th

SG Basketball play in the semi-finals @ 6:30 at Lyon College!  


ACT Test at 8:00  @ Black River Technical College.  Don’t forget your ticket and a photo ID!


December 11th - PJHS and PHS Combined Choir Christmas Concert

December 11th - 15th - Ugly Christmas Apparel Week!  Let’s spread the Christmas cheer this week and round out the year on a fun note!  (Dress code still applies)

December 12th - FFA Christmas party will be from 5-7 p.m.  FFA members are encouraged to sign up to bring a side item in Mr. Washburn’s room.

December 13th - The FFA Sub-Area Leadership Contest will be held at the Pocahontas Jr. High School  at 4 PM

December 14th - FFA Application Night starting at 5-5:30 to fill out scholarship applications in the agri building. State Farmer Degree and Proficiency Applications for state level starting at 5:30-6:30 in the agri building.  Seniors that are FFA members are encouraged to attend.

December 20th - January 2nd - Christmas Break

Dec 29-30 There will be a FREE Hunter's Education Course in Pocahontas December 29th from 5 pm to 9 pm and December 30th from noon to 6 pm. You MUST come to BOTH days. Location: Living Waters Worship Center 387 Country Club Road, Pocahontas. For more information or to sign-up go to: