PHS Announcements - Tuesday, January 9th
Dianna Johnson

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, January 9th

LUNCH: Taco Salad, Seasoned Corn, Cinnamon Roll, Applesauce &  Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Compassion/Kindness

“Look for a way to lift someone up.  And if that’s all you do, that’s enough.”

GENERAL NEWS

Sophomores who were interested in the TOPSS program, please see you e-mail for an invitation from Mrs. Stewart to take the ACCUPLACER next week.

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.

Seniors…. Please be sure to turn in all raffle tickets for the Project Graduation Bench giveaway and money to Mrs. Barber by January 19th.  

Yearbooks can be purchased from Ms. Crutcher in Rm 4 or at www.jostensyearbooks.com

Students are welcome to visit The Clothing Closet at any time.  One door will remain open so you can visit and take items that you or a family member can use (bags are available).  Some items are new and others are gently used.  Some personal care items, such as toothbrushes, hotel toiletries & haircare products are also available. Many coats & scarves have been donated recently for anyone in need of staying warm. People in our community donate to "The Closet" in hopes that items will be used by someone who needs them.  New items are being donated constantly, so feel free to go through this room multiple times.  Think of this as "Raiding a Brother/Sister's closet".  We need for these items to be used so that we can refill the closet with new/used things. If you (students or parents) need to visit the closet before/after school or on the weekend, make plans with Mrs. Steimel – lori.steimel@pocahontaspsd.com.  Names are kept confidential!! The Closet is located in the Kitchen Home Economics Building.

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.

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

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.

CLUB NEWS

FFA:  CDE  Practice starts this week.  Please check with Mr. Washburn about practice times.

National FFA Week will be February 17th - 24th

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)

SENIOR NEWS

Seniors remember to check your email often for news and updates pertinent to you.

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.

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 www.jostensadservices.com

***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 - Saturday, January 27th.  Register online today UCA.EDU/ADMISSIONS/BEAR-FACTS-DAY.

NHS Scholarship program opens October 6th… application deadline is January 30, 2018.  

The Arkansas Association of Federal Coordinators (AAFC) is offering the AAFC Scholarship to high school seniors to supplement college costs beginning their freshman year. This scholarship award is $1,000.00 for the first Academic Year, and will be awarded to full-time students who enroll in an Arkansas College or University, including junior colleges, community and vocational or technical colleges, and plan to major in education.  See your email to download the application.  The deadline for submission is February 2, 2018.

Attached to your email you will find the Application and Application Submission Procedures for Local Scholarships that are given by community this spring.  This one application will cover the majority of the scholarships, any that it does not cover will be sent to you separately at a later date.  It is important that you complete the application in typewritten form and not handwritten.  Applications are due in the High School Office no later than February 8th at 3:30 pm.

Rotary Scholarship applications will need to be submitted to Mr. Kazzee no later than Friday, February 21st @ 3:30 p.m.

BRTC will now be offering the Academic Incentive Scholarship to students who have a composite ACT score of 19-23.  This scholarship will be in the amount of $250 per semester and is renewable up to four semesters provided the recipient completes a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  In order to receive the Academic Incentive Scholarship, the student will need to complete the Application for Admissions and Scholarships and be accepted for admissions at BRTC.

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: https://goo.gl/SSg2VI

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

DAILY NEWS...

TUESDAY

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.-

Junior class meeting today in Mrs. Baty's room to discuss concession stand duty and PROM!  Bring your lunch.

SG Basketball @ Highland (7th, JG/SG) at 5:00… release team @ 3:00

WEDNESDAY

Drama Club Meeting at Noon in Mrs. Bass's room

FFA Officer Meeting at 12:05

Tornado Drill - 6th

THURSDAY

No GT Today….

There will be a Farm Sale planning Meeting today at 12:05

FRIDAY

SG & SB Basketball @ HOME (JB/SB,JG/SG) vs Corning at 4:00

There will be a FFA Week planning meeting at 12:05.  

SATURDAY

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 15th - School will not be in session in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16th - National FFA Scholarship application is due today.

February 1st - Local FFA Scholarship, Greenhand & Chapter Degrees, State Proficiency Applications Due

February 15th - State Farmer Degree Applications due by 3:20

February 17th - FFA Farm Sale  starting at 9:00

March 3rd - Regional OM Competition

April 13th - 15th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament