PHS Announcements - Tuesday, December 12th
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Tuesday, December 12th

LUNCH: Turkey & Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Ice Cream, Strawberries, Hot Roll  &  Milk


“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person; your Behavior does….”


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… Christmas related hats will be permitted.)

Seniors interested in selling raffle tickets for the bench for Project Graduation need to see Victoria Pratt or Kim Barber.  The bench will be given away at the January 23rd basketball game.

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

*****Students must complete any make-up work prior to the Christmas Break. Students should stay at school until the end of day, on semester test days, until their work is completed.

Students that are in the tenth grade and are wanting to participate in the TOPPS program are reminded that you must have a 2.5 point cumulative grade point average at the end of this first semester.  This means that the grades you had first and second semester and this semester of the ninth grade will all be averaged together to determine if you will qualify.  Also, you must have qualifying scores on one of the following:  The ACT, the ACCUPLACER, or the ACT Aspire.  In January we will be giving the ACCUPLACER to students that need test scores that have the qualifying GPA and want to participate in the program.  Look for an invitation in your email when we return from the Holiday Break.

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.


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 (college tour, interview, etc. 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.

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:

Explore and Experience invitation for juniors and seniors.  See your emails for information and RSVP.



Please release cheerleaders at 1:00 today for the pep rally...Pep Rally at 1:20 … Students will be dismissed by intercom

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.

SB Basketball (SBjv, SB) vs Thayer - HOME @ 6:00


The FFA Spring River Sub-Area Leadership Contest will be held at the Pocahontas Jr. High School  at 4 PM

If you are interested in playing volleyball next school year you need to sign the sheet outside of Coach Brooks' office in the Jr. High Gym.  There will be a meeting next Wednesday, December 13 at 12:10 in the Jr. High gym that you must attend if you are interested in trying out for the team!!  The sign up sheet will be available today through next Wednesday. Please see Coach Brooks with any questions. (12/5-12/13)


Semester Tests for 6th & 7th periods

There will be an CDE Meeting/Spring Judging Team Meeting at Lunch on Thursday starting at 12:10.  

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.

SG Basketball (7th, JG,SG) vs Piggott - AWAY @ 5:00


Semester Tests for 3rd, 4th, 5th periods…. Make ups for 6th & 7th or any missing assignments/incomplete work

SG/SB Basketball (JG,SG,JB,SB) vs Melbourne - HOME @ 4:30



December 18th & 19th - Due to the Semester test schedule 2nd breakfast will not be served from the concession stand.  Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria.

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:

January 4th - Please excuse the following students from 8:00-9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4th for FBLA competitive online testing. These students need to be in Ms. Debbie Hall's classroom no later than 8:00 a.m. on January 4th….. Jared Erwin, Madigan Chester, Luci Smith, Allie Barnes, Rylie Mangold, Emma Hoggard,

Madison Akins, Omar Rodriguez, Gage Guthrie, Faith Banks, Gracie Fears

January 9th - Accuplacer from 8:00-10:30 in the PHS Library.  Reply to the invitation in your email to sign up.  This is an opportunity for you to raise you college entrance score for BRTC.