Wednesday, February 21st
LUNCH: Chicken Tenders, Waffles & Syrup, Waffle French Fries, Mandarin Oranges & Milk
CHARACTER TRAIT: Patriotism
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” Harry S. Truman
Those students who received permission forms to be volunteers at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament in Piggott this Friday, February 23rd need to turn those forms in to Mrs. Barber (Room 8) as soon as possible.
Project Graduation is having a raffle for a shopping spree. Seniors can pick up tickets from Mrs. Victoria in the cafeteria. Tickets for the raffle will be sold $1 each.
Juniors who are interested in attending BRTC are invited to attend an Education and Career Opportunities Preview Day on March 29th. Please use the following link to register http://bit.ly/BRTCPreview Day Permission slips may be picked up in Mrs. Stewart's office and must be returned by March 16th. Seniors who did not attend the ECO Day in the fall are also invited to attend.
There are a few Tip-Off T-shirts still available…. Now priced at $8… See Monica Brewington at MD Williams.
****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.
Attention Seniors!!! It is time to start turning in pictures for the Senior slide show at Prom. Please submit up to 10 pictures (IF YOU TURN IN MORE THAN 10, IT WILL BE OUR DISCRETION WHAT 10 WILL BE USED). We prefer that you email them to us at email@example.com. If that isn't possible, please turn a copy of the pictures you want used to Mrs. Baty. Deadline to turn in pictures is March 21st.
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.
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!! Tryouts 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.
*** REMINDER: Students are not to be on the parking lot during the school day without prior approval and signing out in the office. Also, 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. ***
Driver's Education - Driver's Ed will be offered at PJHS for Students at PJHS and PHS. on the following dates: Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th,Thursday, May 31st, Friday, June 1st, and Saturday, June 2nd (and/or Monday June 4th). 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m (1 hour lunch break). Only 15 seats available. Must have driver's permit and $200.00 paid to the PJHS office to be place on the Class list. (checks should be dated May 29th and will be deposited on the first day of class). Please see Mrs. Bandy in the Jr. High Office.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
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.
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 www.arcf.org/scholarships to apply. Requirements for applying to these varies with each. Check to see if you fit some of the requirements.
Williams Baptist College Spring Senior Preview Days… February 23rd & March 9th….register at williamsbaptistcollege.com/preview or call 870-759-4120.
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 http://www.claycountyelectric.com/high-voltage-lineman-training. Submit applications by close of business Friday, March 30, 2018.
$2000 Accuplan Scholarship….visit https://www.accuplan.net/scholarship-promo.htm for more information.. Must apply by May 31, 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: 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. 22nd.
JUNIORS: A-State offers campus visits twice a day Monday- Friday. Sign up for a campus visit at www.astate.edu/visit. 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 http://www.claycountyelectric.com/electric-cooperative-youth-tour. Submit by the close of Friday, February 23, 2018.
Week of February 19th - 24th Senior High Regional Basketball Tournament
The Health Department will be on campus @ 9:00 a.m. to administer meningitis vaccines for those who need updated. Students will be called from their classes.
Accuplacer for Seniors @ 8:00
Pep Rally @ 11:15 for the Senior Girls Basketball & Swim Team
The Swim Team will be released at 9:45 to travel to Bentonville.
State Swim Meet @ 4:30 in Bentonville
February 26th & 28th - Starburst Tryouts @ PJHS gym
February 27th - ACT for Juniors from 8:00-12:00.. See office window for room assignment. Breakfast will be served for students before testing.
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 29th - BRTC Education and Career Opportunities Preview Day. Permission slips due March 16th.
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