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PHS Announcements - Wednesday, May 18th
Dianna Johnson, Secretary
Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Wednesday, May 18th


“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to do something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

Lunch: Hot Dogs, Sweet Potato Fries, Vegetarian Beans, Apple Cobbler & Milk

There will be a pep bus taken to Fayetteville to watch the Lady Skins take on Mena in the 4A State Championship !!! Permission slips will be sent home Wednesday and must be returned Friday morning at 8 a.m. Admission at the game will be $6.00 and students will need spending money for food/drink at the game.

You can still order a 2nd Annual Track & Field Day t-shirt. See one of the special education teachers by noon Thursday, May 19th. Shirts are $10.

Pocahontas Special Athletes Track & Field Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May24th!!!

We have a few yearbooks available if anyone would like to purchase one. They are $45.00. See Mrs. Sullinger (Room 4).


Mrs. Henderson WILL NOT have tutoring on Wednesday, May 18.


Community wide Pep Rally at 8:15 in the PHS gym for the Lady Redskins as they head to Fayetteville !


Make up testing for AP Testing - See Mrs. Miller for details

Semester Testing - 6th & 7th period

LIBRARY BOOKS are due Friday, May 20th.

Lady Redskins take on Mena at 5:30 at Bogle Field in Fayetteville for the 4A State Championship game!!! Go Lady Skins… We are proud of you !!! It’s not over till the last out !!!


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

Please be sure you have all books and materials turned in to your teachers and lockers are cleaned out by the last day of school. Students are responsible to pay for lost books (classroom & library). Lunch accounts must also be paid up.

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.

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.

Mrs. Henderson WILL NOT have tutoring on Wednesday, May 18, only. Tutoring will still be open on Tuesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 19 @ 7AM.

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 23rd - Academic 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...

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.