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PHS Announcements- Monday, April 9th
Dianna Johnson
Monday, April 09, 2018


Monday, April 9th

LUNCH: Chicken Caesar Sub, Tomato Soup/Crackers, Carrot/Celery Stix, Baked Chips, Fruit & Milk

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


Prom t-shirts will be on sale during lunch, (in the gym concession area) THIS WEEK ONLY!! The cost is $12 and must be paid for at the time of order.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Notes for absences (dr appts, parent notes, court, etc.) should be turned into the office first thing in the morning on the day you return.  This will help eliminate calling you out of classes to take care of this.

Please pay for your charges in the cafeteria. All charges must be paid by the end of the year.

The Randolph County Health Department will be on campus April 27th to administer the meningitis vaccination to those students who need a booster.  Consent forms will be sent home this week and will be due back April 20th. Please see the nurse with any questions.

2018-19 PHS Student Council Officer Elections will be Wednesday, April 25th.  Deadline for paperwork is Friday, April 20th @ 12:30 p.m.

Student Council Representative Elections will be Friday, May 11th.  Paperwork will be available Monday, April 30th.  Deadline for paperwork is Wednesday, May 9th.

Class Officer Elections will be Friday, May 4th.  Paperwork will be available Monday, April 23rd.  Deadline for paperwork is Wednesday, May 2nd.

The Clothing Closet still has several prom dresses in Mrs. Lynch’s room. Drop in to see which one you would like.  Remember these dresses are free so go pick you one up!!!

!!!!!!  Stop by and talk to Mrs Victoria Pratt or Mrs Barber to order your Jammin in the Jungle Tournament tees, sponsored by Project Graduation. Cost is $15.00.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the tournament next weekend!!!

Prom Dinner Tickets can be purchased from Bryan Palmer,  Olivia Schmidt, or Daija Williford. Tickets are not being sold in the office.  Tickets are $20 each. Deadline to purchase is Friday, April 6th. The dinner is optional and being sponsored by Project Graduation.  

Project Graduation is selling chances on a $200 gift certificate to Vision Care in Pocahontas towards the purchase of a pair of Costa or Ray Ban sunglasses.  Tickets are $1.00 each. See Kinley Johnson to purchase. The voucher will be given away at the last jr high home baseball game on April 30th.

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.

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.

Please note the adjustment to the math tutoring schedule… Mrs. Steimel will only tutor as needed.  Mrs. Murray and Mr. Helms tutoring sessions are the same.

Math Tutoring 3:30-4:30 Tuesday-Thursday of each week!

Murray: Monday *****  Helms: Tuesday & Thursday *****  Steimel: as needed

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 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.

Just a reminder that if you have received a scholarship from a 2 year, 4 year, or educational assistance from having joined the military I need your form no later than April 9th.  This form is needed for end of the year activities if you want to be recognized. If you lost your form or did not get one during the senior meeting you may stop by or email me for one.

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 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.



Mrs. Baltz’s classes report to the Library.  Please bring your binders.

Mrs. Gholson’s class report to Study Hall.

The Library will be closed at Lunch today.

There will be a Senior meeting in the cafeteria with Mrs. Grooms at 10:30… We will call students

SENIORS:  Just a reminder that the scholarship recognition forms are due today by noon.  This form is to be completed if you have received an academic scholarship to a post secondary school or tuition assistance if you have enlisted in the military.  Forms are in your google docs, however you will need to print and return to Mrs. Hogan, please do not edit the document. There are also forms in the counselor's office and with Mrs. Stewart, the career coach.

SENIORS - Arkansas Challenge Scholarship

Please check your email regarding the Academic Challenge Scholarship Award Notice.  This will be from Several of your awards are now "Pending Acceptance".  Let me know if you have any questions.

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

Conduct of Chapter meeting practice will take place after school this week on Monday from 6:30-7:30.  Lunch Practice on Tuesday in Mrs Washburn's room.


FFA Officer Applications are due Tuesday by 5PM. Each canidae is required to submit an officer cadite vedio to Mr Washburn via email by Friday.

Baseball (V/JV) vs Hoxie @ 4:30 AWAY…. Release  team at 2:50

Softball (V/JV) vs Corning @ 4:00 AWAY… Release team at 1:45

Pioneer Jr High Relays @ Batesville

Conduct of Chapter meeting practice will take place at lunch  in Mrs Washburn's room.


Softball (V/V) vs Melbourne @ 3:30 AWAY… Release tteam at 12:30


FFA State judging will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week please wish the FFA members all good luck!!

Baseball (V/JV) vs Highland @ 4:00 AWAY….Release team at 1:40

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

Sara Low Sr High Relays @ Batesville

FRIDAY  4/13

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


ACT Test

SUNDAY  4/15

Projection Graduation meeting at 2:30 in the PHS cafeteria


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 8th - Arkansas Civics Exam for Juniors

May 14th - Athletic Banquet

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

May 18th - Graduation