PHS Announcements - Thursday, January 18th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, January 18 2018

PHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, January 18th

LUNCH: Chili Cheese Dog, Baked Chips, Vegetarian Beans, Carrot Sticks/Dip, Sidekick Slush & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Compassion/Kindness

“Do not underestimate a moment of your kindness. It has the power to change lives in ways you may never know.

GENERAL NEWS

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

Project graduation is asking that each senior bring 1 case of Crush soda (any flavor) for our Valentine's Day fundraiser. This fundraiser will begin Feb. 1st. Sodas can be dropped off to Kim Barber.

Next meeting February 11th @ 2:30pm in the PHS cafeteria. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend, and to participate.

We need volunteers to help with the baseball concession stand. First game is scheduled for Feb. 27th.

PHS Clothing Closet ~~~~~ Visit The Clothing Closet!!

Students may take whatever they need. The closet is frequently refilled with new/used things so visit often! "The Closet" is located in the Kitchen Home Economics Building. One door remains open for student convenience. Many coats & scarves have been recently donated! If students or parents need to visit the closet before/after school or on the weekend, please contact Mrs. Steimel – lori.steimel@pocahontaspsd.com.  Names are kept confidential!!

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

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

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.

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.

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 Privately Funded Scholarship Application for AState.  The deadline is February 1st, 2018 @  5:00    See the attached link and your email for details.

http://www.astate.edu/a/finaid...

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.

Ag Heritage Farm Credit Services  Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 15th. See your email for eligibility requirements and application website.

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 at UALR.  See your emails for more detailed information and RSVP. Explore date is February 24th… Experience date is Feb. 1st & Feb. 22nd.

DAILY NEWS...

THURSDAY

Boys interested in running track need to meet with Coach Chester today @ 12:15 in the athletic complex.

The FFA Farm Sale Planning Meeting has been cancelled for today.  

SG Basketball (7th, JG/SG) vs Walnut Ridge AWAY @ 5:00

Swim Meet @ Greene County Tech has been postponed till January 25th.

FRIDAY

Fire Drill - 6th period

SB Basketball (7th, JB/SB) vs Walnut Ridge AWAY @ 5:00

SG Basketball ( 7th, JG/SG) vs Piggott  HOME @ 5:00

SATURDAY

Swim  meet at Conway

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 25th - Academic Assembly 3rd period

January 25th - FFA Meeting and Chili/Wild Game Cook-Off at 5-6:30 PM

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

February 11th - Project Graduation meeting @ 2:30 in the PHS Cafeteria.  

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

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

February 19th - No School in observance of President’s Day

March 3rd - Regional OM Competition

March 10th - Miss Redskin Pageant @ 3:00 p.m. in the PJHS Gym.  Applications are out by the bulletin board.  Deadline to turn in forms and money is Monday, March 5th.

March 19th - 23rd - Spring Break

March 30th - No School in observance of Good Friday

April 13th - 15th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament

April 21st - Prom

April 24th & 26th -  SEGP Conferences

May 18th - Graduation