PHS Announcements - Wednesday, January 31st
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Wednesday, January 31st

LUNCH: Nachos, Lettuce/Tomato, Dragon Punch, Salsa, Fruit & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Compassion/Kindness

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind always.”


FFA members wanting to work on Farm Sale may come down at Lunch everyday this week ( 1/29 through 2/2)  and next week (2/5 through 2/9). FFA T-Shirts will be in this week please check with Mr. Washburn if you ordered a shirt.  

Help support your PJHS/PHS choirs

and buy a ValenGram today!

For $10 you can send someone:

  • 2 chocolate roses

  • a personalized note

  • 1 song from the ValenGram list (sung by PJHS/PHS choirs)

On Sale during lunch:

01/29/18 - 02/12/18

Will be delivered on:  02/14/18     

***You need to know at least 2 of the receiver's classes to purchase a ValenGram.***

****MASH**** Applications for the Jonesboro program at UAMS have been sent via email from Mrs. Hogan.  Program Dates June 4th - 14th…… Deadline to apply is March 14th. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible for the program.

Seniors….. Each year the representatives from colleges attend our honor program. If you have received and accepted a scholarship, please list the name of the school that you received the scholarship from so that Mrs. Hogan is sure to have your college rep invited.  Email this information to Mrs. Hogan and Please do this by February 9th.

If you are interested in TOPSS, check your email for the next accuplacer testing date with Mrs. Stewart.

Attention Parents- The nurse will begin conducting BMI screenings on 10th grade students in the next few weeks.  If you do not wish for your child to be screened, please send a note to the nurse.  This screening is ONLY for 10th grade students.

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.

The health department will be here on February 21st to give meningitis vaccines to students who are in need of them.   A meningitis booster is required at age 16.  Consent forms will be sent home with those students are due for the vaccination.  Forms should be returned to the school nurse no later than February 14th.

🎤🎷🎸🎵  DO YOU HAVE TALENT? Sing? Dance? Play an instrument?  If so, try out for STARBURST!!  It is a music and variety show for Pocahontas students of all ages!! Try-outs will be after school on FEBRUARY 26th and FEBRUARY 28th, in PJHS GYM.  Certain spots are limited.  Information/applications are available in school offices.  DO NOT RETURN PAPER TO TEACHERS.  BRING THEM TO TRY OUTS.  call Kim Nead at PJHS for questions.    

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

Order your yearbook by February 16th and get it for $40…. Yearbooks can be purchased from Ms. Crutcher in Rm 4 or at

The 2018 Miss Redskin Pageant is scheduled for  March 10th…. Deadline to enter is March 5th.  Applications can be picked up at the bulletin board across from the office.

St. Bernards Jr. Volunteer Summer Program-Now Accepting Applications!The session will be held from July 6th - 27th.  Check your email to download the application.  Deadline for applying is May 4th.

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 –  Names are kept confidential!!

**** 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.


FFA Members if you need to order an FFA Jacket you have until February 1st to bring in your Money for your jacket.  

Circle of Friends will meet every Thursday during lunch in the student center. Please see Mrs. Courtney Throesch if you want to join the fun!!

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.

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.

The Randolph County Fair Association offers a scholarship each year.  If you have been a RCF participant and are interested in applying information can be found at the following link:


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

Seniors applying for the  Fellowship at U of A are reminded that the deadline is Feb. 1st.

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.

A $500 scholarship is being offered to a deserving Randolph County graduating senior who plans to pursue a higher education at any Arkansas college. In order to apply you must be a child of a Veteran family member.  This application must  be postmarked no later than February 15, 2018.  Mrs. Hogan has attached the application to this email.  Please email Mrs. Hogan if you have questions.

Rotary Scholarship applications will need to be submitted to Mr. Kazzee.  The deadline is March 2nd @ 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:

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.

JUNIORS:  A-State offers campus visits twice a day Monday- Friday.  Sign up for a campus visit at  See what it is like to be a Red Wolf.



Academic Assembly @ 10:00

FFA week Planning meeting today

10th grade #STEMinists going to the STEM leadership conference on Thursday need to have permission slips in to Mrs. Phelps Wednesday.   (You can give it to Mr. Phelps if you are not on the PJHS campus during the day.)  No slip, no trip.  We will leave PJHS by 7 a.m. so please do not be late.  Remember to bring money for breakfast.


Local FFA Scholarship, Greenhand & Chapter Degrees, State Proficiency Applications Due

Art Club will meet at lunch in Ms. Galvan's room

SB Basketball ( 7th/JB/SB)  vs Piggott @ HOME 5:00



Swim Meet @ Cabot

SB Basketball (JB/SB) vs Corning @ HOME at 5:00


All State Auditions


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

February 12th - BRTC Lunch Visit for Seniors  in the Lobby of the Student Center @ 11:45 - 12:30

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

February 20th - ASU Visit with Juniors in the counselor’s office from 11:45 - 12:30.  Bring your lunch and stop by and visit with the A-State rep!

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