PHS Announcements - Monday, April 2nd
Dianna Johnson
Monday, April 02, 2018


Monday, April 2nd

LUNCH: Scrambled Eggs, Chicken Tenders, Biscuit & Gravy, Tater Tots, Juice  & Milk

CHARACTER TRAIT:  Cooperation - “It takes both sides to build a bridge”.


Attention Seniors! Senior walk forms and Prom Guest forms (need to fill out if you are bringing someone who does not attend PHS, this includes a PJHS student) are located at the bulletin board across from the office. These need to be completed and turned in by April 13th to Mrs. Baty, Mrs. Bass or Mrs. Bryant.

Project Graduation 10th Annual "Jammin' in the Jungle" Basketball tournament is April 13-14th.  $110 Entry Fee 3-game guarantee Deadline to enter is April 1

Tournament Director - Monica Brewington     

There will be a meeting for any 10th or 11th grade students who are interested in the TOPSS program. The meeting will be April 16 at 9:00 in the library. There will also be a meeting that night for students and parents who want to learn more about TOPSS  (Technical Opportunities and Pathways for Secondary Students).

These are programs in Healthcare, Industrial Electricity, Welding, and Machine Tool. Students will receive various certifications through these programs as well as earning high school and college credit. This program is free to students. Students must meet requirements to enter the program.

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.

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.

Mrs. Hogan has applications for the Upward Bound Math - Science program.

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

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

*** 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. ***

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: FFA Members wanting to run for FFA office need to pick up an officer application starting Wednesday of this week and are required to be turned  back in by April 10th by 5 pm.

Buffalo Island Livestock Show will be on April 4th-6th in Jonesboro.

Officer Meeting at 12:10 in Mr. Washburn’s room to discuss upcoming events.

FFA Officer Elections will take place April 17th during classes.  

State FFA Convention will be April 22nd-25th

The FFA Banquet will be May 3rd at 6 pm in the Jr High Cafeteria

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.

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

Seniors interested in applying for the Arkansas Junior Cattlemen's Association Scholarship have until April 1st to do so.  Applications can be found at

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

Williams Baptist University 2018 Freshman Registration.  April 9th - May 15th. Contact admissions office at 870-759-4120.

The Chamber of Commerce is proud to be adding the Randolph County Agricultural Scholarship - See your email for information and the application.  Deadline is April 15 by 4:00 p.m.

APHA Student Scholarship - Arkansas Public Health Association Scholarship link for information and application:  Application deading April 15, 2018.

The Notes for the Future Scholarship Program is open.  Details and application in your email. Deadline for application is April 27, 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.



After School math tutoring is cancelled for this afternoon

Baseball (V/JV)  vs Paragould AWAY @ 4:30… Release team at 2:15


Accuplacer testing for students interested in TOPPS …. With Lindsay Steward in the library.

Baseball (V/JV) vs Corning @ HOME @ 4:30

Softball (V/JV) vs Piggott AWAY @ 4:00… Release team at 1:30

Senior High Wellman Relays @ HOME


Junior class meeting in the cafeteria from 9:00-9:30

The Pocahontas FFA Livestock Show Team will compete at the Buffalo Island Livestock Show April 4th-6th in Jonesboro Arkansas.

Softball (V/JV) VS Highland @ HOME @ 4:00… Release team at 2:45


Softball (V/JV) vs Cave City @ HOME @ 4:00… Release team at 2:45

Junior High Wellman Relays @ HOME


Academic Assembly @ 10:00 in the gym

Baseball (V) vs Melbourne @ HOME @ 4:30

Softball (V/JV) vs Hoxie AWAY @ 4:00… Release team at 2:00



April 10th -  FFA Officer applications due by 5:00 p.m.

April 13th - 15th - Project Graduation Basketball Tournament- Jammin’ In The Jungle

April 14th - ACT Test

April 16th - TOPPS meeting for interested students at 9:00 in the library

April 16th - TOPPS meeting for interested students & parents at 6:30 p.m. in the library

April 17th - FFA Officer elections

April 21st - Prom

April 22nd - 25th - State FFA Convention

April 24th - ACT Aspire testing - 10th grade (English, Reading, Writing)

April 24th & 26th -  SEGP Conferences

April 26th - ACT Aspire Testing - 10th grade (Math, Science)

May 14th - Athletic Banquet

May 15th - Senior Honors & Awards Program - 7:00 p.m. at MD Williams

May 18th - Graduation