PHS Announcements - Wednesday, March 7th
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Wednesday, March 7th

LUNCH: Chicken Pot Pie, Romaine Salad, Hot Roll, Fresh Apple Slices & Milk


“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot.  Together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa


Seniors - Ready, Set, Graduate is Friday, March 16th at BRTC.  If you have not signed the sign up sheet and would like to go please see Mrs. Casillas or Mrs. Blalock for a permission slip.  Permission slips are due back by Wednesday, March 14th.

All Senior NHS members must turn in completed papers for Service hours by Wednesday, March 14th to Mrs. Steimel to receive a cord at graduation!!

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.

SWIM TEAM:  Please turn in your swim gear!  You can turn them into the PHS office or into the Alma Spikes office.

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 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.

Attention:  Please remember that students are not to have pocket knives in their possession while in school or on or about school property.

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 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.

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 –  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 *****  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.


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

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!!

NHS meetings will be announced prior to meeting days.

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. IF A COLLEGE DAY FORM IS NOT TURNED IN PRIOR TO THE VISIT IT WILL NOT BE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE.

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 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… March 9th….register at or call 870-759-4120.

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

Seniors who plan to pursue higher education in the medical field are encourage to apply for the Martha Ahrent Memorial Scholarship.  Applications can be picked up in the counselors office. Applications must be postmarked by March 16th.

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

Northeast Arkansas Wounded Warrior Group Scholarship- application and info in your email.  Application must be postmarked no later than April 6, 2018.

$2000 Accuplan Scholarship….visit 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:

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.



Mrs. Gholson’s class needs to go to Study Hall today.  

Mrs. Stewart is out of the office  today.


Agriscience Fair Meeting @ 12:05 in Mr. Washburn’s room

Sgt. Hendrix from the Marines will be in the commons are of the student center during lunch.

Redskin Baseball vs Melbourne (V/JV) at Melbourne @ 4:00 … Release team at 1:30

Lady Redskin Softball vs Piggott (V/JV) HOME @ 4:00… Release team at 2:45

Senior High Track Meet @ Home


Golf Team:  Coach Hausman needs to meet with any 8-11 grade student who is interested in playing golf next year to meet in room 213 in the Junior High building @ 12:15.

Today is the registration deadline without late fee for the ACT Test on April 14th!

The Allied Health students who are in the Career Ready 101 class on Friday will not have class this week due to Mrs. Lawrence being at a conference.

Lady Redskin Softball vs Walnut Ridge (V/JV) at HOME  @ 4:00 … Release team at 2:45.

(Due to recent flooding in Walnut Ridge the softball game will now be played at home.)


March 10th - Miss Redskin Pageant @ 3:00 p.m. in the PJHS Gym.  Applications are out by the bulletin board.

Quiz Bowl Regional Competition at PHS

A drop-in event will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Weatherford Hall from 1:00- 4:00 for the release and signing event for retired teacher, Carol A. Kick for her first published work, “Little One”.   The public is cordially invited.


There is a project graduation meeting today at 2:30 in the PHS cafeteria.


March 12th - Band Concert @ 6:30 in PJHS gym.

March 15th - Parent/Teacher Conference K-6 from 3:30- 7:30…. Because of the conferences, school will be dismissed early for all students.  Alma Spikes walkers/car riders at 1:55 and bus at 2:10. All other students 3-12 dismissed at 2:25.

March 16th - Ready, Set, Graduate at BRTC …. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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 14th - Athletic Banquet

May 18th - Graduation