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PHS Announcements - Thursday, February 8th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, February 08, 2018


Thursday, February 8th

LUNCH: Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Stix, Spiced Apples, Cranberry Sauce, Crackers  & Milk


“Patriotism is love of country.  But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen.  We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.”


The band room is closed at lunch until further notice.  Band directors will not be issuing passes unless necessary to see a student.

*** REMINDER:  Students are not to be on the parking lot during the school day without prior approval and signing out in the office.  Also remember, once you arrive on campus students are to exit their vehicles and come into the building.  Students are not to sit out in their cars once on campus. ***

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

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

Valentine’s Day Deliveries will be made directly to the Library beginning at 8:00 until 2:00 p.m.  Students who leave campus for BRTC classes or are checking out for the day should check with the library before leaving campus to see if they have received any deliveries.  We will begin calling students at 2:00 to pick up their deliveries.  Please remember no balloons or glass containers are allowed on the buses.  PHS is not responsible for deliveries not being picked up by the end of the day or loss of items.

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.***

Beginning February 1st - Students and/or Parents may purchase a Crush Soda to be delivered on Valentine’s Day to any Pocahontas Public school student for $1.00.  The recipient can then pay $1.00 to find out who has a “Crush” on them!  See Mrs. Victoria in the Cafeteria if you want to purchase a “Crush”...

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.

****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.

***MASH*** Applications for the Pocahontas program at BRTC have been sent via email from Mrs. Hogan.  Program Dates are June 18th - 28th.  Deadline to apply is March 15th.

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 ~~~~~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.

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)


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.

Seniors Forms/Quote/Picture… A questionnaire has been sent to you from Ms. Crutcher.  Please respond no later than February 10th.

American Legion Auxiliary has Scholarships Available for High School Seniors!  See your email for details.

More than 200 scholarships are available for eligible Arkansas students through Arkansas Community Foundation.  Go to to apply.  Requirements for applying to these varies with each.  Check to see if you fit some of the requirements.

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.

A-State individual visits on February 19th !!!  Sign up at www.astate.eduvisit.

Williams Baptist College Spring Senior Preview Days… February 23rd & March 9th….register at or call 870-759-4120.

National Youth Science Camp online application through February 28th. See for more information or to apply.

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.

Arkansas Trucking Association announces a new scholarship for Arkansas technician students…. Applications will be accepted through March 16th.

Ready, Set, Graduate is set to take place at BRTC on March 16th.  All seniors are invited to attend

High Voltage Lineman Training Sponsorship - Applications are available at   Submit applications by close of business Friday, March 30, 2018.

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.

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.

JUNIORS:  NRECA Washington DC Youth Tour~~~ to apply as a delegate fill out the application at  Submit by the close of Friday, February 23, 2018.


Junior High District Basketball Tournament @ HOME February 5th - 10th


The local scholarship application is due Thursday, Feb. 8th at 3:30 pm.  All items on the submission list are required.  You may pick up a copy of your seven semester transcript with the school seal on it the high school office.  The application can be found in your email.

There will be a final FFA Week Planning Meeting Tuesday and Thursday this week at 12:05.  

There will be an Farm Sale meeting Thursday at 12:05.  


Progress Reports go home with students today.

SG & SB ( SG & SB) Basketball vs Highland @ HOME at 6:00

Senior Night Spotlight recognizing Basketball, Swim & Cheer @ 5:45.

Jr. Class Concession stand workers for Friday Basketball games are: Riley Mangold, Shelby Aguilar, Danica McClintock and Jordan Smith. Games start at 6:00 all workers need to be in the concession stand at 5:45

SG & SB Basketball vs Bay has been cancelled at this time.


ACT Test….. Don’t forget to print your tickets and take a photo ID!


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

February 12th - The History Club will meet on during lunch in Ms. Galvan's classroom.

February 12th - Anyone interested in trying out for Redskin cheerleader should meet in Mrs.  Nead’s room Monday, February 12, at 12:10.

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

February 14th - 17th - All-State Music Conference

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!

February 21st - The Health Department will be on campus to administer meningitis vaccines

February 26th & 28th - Starburst Tryouts  @ PJHS gym

March 3rd - Regional OM Competition

March 6th - Josten’s will be here for Senior Deliveries @ 9:00

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 28th - Starburst School Performances - Admission $1.00~ bring money the day of the show

Alma Spikes - 8:30 - 10:30

MD Williams - 12:30 -  2:30

March 29th - Starburst School Performances - Admission $1.00~ bring money the day of the show

PHS - 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

PJHS - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

NIGHT SHOW 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Admission:  Students $2.00 ~~~ Adults $3.00

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