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PHS Announcements - Wednesday, September 12th
Dianna Johnson
Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Wednesday, September 12th

***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***

LUNCH:  Beans & Ham, Southern greens, Quick baked potato, Cornbread, Strawberries/Banana, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Respect/Pride - “Treat People with respect if you want to be respected.” -Unknown


Just a reminder, students are not allowed to bring knives of any kind onto campus. Students who do will be dealt with accordingly.

Students please do not bring vape pens or oil of any kind onto campus.

Students please do not move the furniture around in the Courtyard.

Pocahontas High School, In Conjunction with Pocahontas Junior High, will hold their annual Title 1 meeting for the public on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the PJHS Library.

Congratulations to Peyton Owens for placing second at the ASU Battle on the Board chess tournament on Saturday!

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Homecoming Court!

Senior Maids - Brenna Baltz, Allie Barnes, Rylie Mangold, Jordyn Rice, Allana Sisco

Junior Maids - Madi Akins, Jade Cannon, Makenzie Emmons, Kate Sorg

Sophomore Maids- Grace Holt, Bryn McDonnough, Anna Schmidt

NHS: Induction Ceremony will be held September 27th, 8:00am in the PHS Cafeteria for all members. Members must have dues paid and information sheet turned in to Mrs Murray or Mrs Steimel no later than Thursday, September 20th. If a student did not receive and invitation and would like to check on qualifications, please see Mrs Murray or Mrs Steimel asap.

Homecoming T-shirts are for sell now! Shirts will be short sleeve and color will be heather grey. Cost per shirt will be $10 with and additional $2 for 2X and 3X. Order forms are by the bulletin across from the office. Last day to order is Friday, September 21st.

UAMS is excited about our upcoming program series, “A Day in the Life”. Planning and preparation are now underway for both A Day in the Life - Variety” and “A Day in the Life of a Nurse”.  These one-day programs are aimed at helping High School Seniors decide on a medical career by providing information, interaction with professionals, tours, and hands-on activities. Please let students know because of space limitations, they may only choose one of these events. Please see the nurse for an application or with any questions.

New Art Club members are still being accepted. There is a club meeting today during lunch in Mrs. Galvan’s room.

CPR Class on Friday 9/14 at 8:30 in the science lab for the following students: Ma Theresa Basaya, Taylor Kingery, Collin Marlin. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Gholson.

Application 101 will be held for seniors during lunch on October 11th in Mrs. Hampton’s office. Please register by accepting Mrs. Stewart’s email invitation.

Islander Club Officer for 2018-2019 School Year

President: Evelin Gold, Vice Pres: Jammie Kare, Reporter/Secretary: Rebecca Melotkanon

The coffee house is now open in the library. All coffee and cappuccinos are $1.00.

St. Bernards Patient Ambassador Program allows students (ages 15-18) an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting, where they will explore areas in healthcare and gain experience in helping others. It will be a year-round program, allowing them to fulfill any of their needed community service hours or graduation requirements. Please note that the deadline for applying is Friday, September 14. Students interested in this program may see the nurse for an application.

The PHS Booster Club is selling kickoff shirts for $10 each. If you’re interested, please see Monica Brewington before school, during her prep period at 10:00, or after school. Picture of shirt is attached.

The PHS Booster Club is taking orders for "Redskins Nation" apparel.  The order form is attached at the bottom of this email.

FFA - Members wanting to order FFA jackets, please see Mr. Washburn for details.

FBLA - Officer applications must be turned in by Wednesday, September 12th.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Key Club - Meetings are every at lunch in Mr. Smith’s room.  Dues will be $15. Deadline to join is >span class="m_5687681395434586547gmail-aBn">September 27th.

Spanish Club  - the meeting scheduled for today is cancelled.  It is rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday September 13th.  

Any student interested in participating in traveling STEM activities should email Mrs. Phelps for more information.  We will have a lunch meeting soon. So, watch for it in the announcements.  

2018 Homecoming Theme: “Hollywood Homecoming - Lights, Camera, REDSKINS”

Spirit days:

Monday - Decade Day

Tuesday - Farmer Day

Wednesday - Holiday Day

- Movie or TV Character Day

>span class="m_5687681395434586547gmail-aBn">Friday - Red and White Day


Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Stewart's Facebook page, BRTC Career Coach. The site will be updated regularly with special events and important information regarding college and career planning

A recruiter from A-State will be in the counselor’s office during lunch on Monday, October 8th to visit with any interested seniors.

To get important information through text messages from the counselor, please follow these instructions:

Seniors - Text @phs18-19sr  to the number 81010

Juniors - Text @phs18-19jr  to the number 81010  

Sophomores - Text @phs18-19so  to the number 81010

A representative from Williams Baptist University will be in the counselor’s office during lunch on Thursday, September 20 to meet with any interested juniors or seniors. (You may bring your lunch to the counselors office.)

If you would like to take the ASVAB on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, stop by the counselor’s office to sign up and pick up a fact sheet by today.

10th-12th grade students: Do you plan to play college sports? Stop by the counselor's office for info on how to start the process through NCAA.

The new meeting place for all college/military recruiters from now on will be in the student center during lunch. This should make it easier for students to participate. Specific dates and visitors will be added to the announcements regularly.

A representative form College of the Ozarks will be set up in the student center during lunch October 18th.

A representative from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway will be in the student center during lunch on Thursday, November 15.

A representative form the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will be in the student center during lunch on Friday, October 12th.


Wednesday 9/12

  • Livestock Judging practice at lunch.

  • FFA officer meeting at 7:20 AM in the AG building

  • Josten’s will be on campus at 8:00 AM to take ring orders for the junior class

  • FBLA Officer Applications are due no later than 3:30 today.  Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Softball Meeting today at 12:15 in Jr. High Student Center

  • FFA Meeting in the AG building at >span class="m_5687681395434586547gmail-aBn">4:00 PM. Sign up for leadership events for Fall this meeting.

  • Tennis tri-match @ Allen Park- please release the team at 2

  • Volleyball @ Blytheville at 4:30 pm

  • PHS National Honor Society meeting to discuss the Homecoming Float at 12:15 in Mrs. Steimel’s room

  • Spanish Club meeting at lunch in Mrs. Inman’s room. Please bring your lunch and be prompt.

Friday 9/14

  • Progress reports will be passed out during 4th hour

  • Football @ Batesville Southside at 7:00 pm

  • Important LINK meeting from 12:10-12:30 in the PJHS gym. If you cannot come, please come by Mrs. Cox’s office to get the handouts.

  • Reminder: Homecoming Maids and Senior Football players remember Homecoming information sheet due by this Friday



Sept 20 - Fall pictures with Lifetouch for staff/faculty and the sophomore and junior class.Reminders will go out in English classes on Monday, September 10th. Extra forms will be available in the office.

Sept 26 - Lifetouch will be here for senior Composite retakes. If you missed your summer session, seniors will need to take pictures this day. There is a $15 sitting fee due the day of pictures. Pictures will be mailed to your home.

Oct 9 - FAFSA/Parent Night in the PHS Library… For parents and students to receive help with the FAFSA application and gain a better understanding of its process


Sept .18 Salem Invitational @ Salem High School 4:30 pm

Sept. 25     Sloan-Hendrix Invitational @ Old Davidsonville State Park 4:00 pm

Oct. 2         Caveman Open @ Cave City High School 3:30 pm

Oct. 9         Race on the Ridge @ Crowley’s Ridge College 4:00 pm  


Sept. 17 Boys & Girls District Tournament @ Cherokee Village 9:00 am

Sept. 25 Girls State Tournament @ Big Sugar CC 9:00 am

Oct. 1 Boys State Tournament @ RidgePointe 9:00 am


Sept. 21      @Brookland 7:00 pm
Sept. 28      @Westside 7:00 pm
Oct. 5          vs. Cave City @Home 7:00 pm (Homecoming)
Oct. 12       @Rivercrest 7:00 pm
Oct. 19       vs. Truman @ Home 7:00 pm
Oct. 26       vs. Gosnell @ Home 7:00 pm
Nov 2         @ Highland 7:00 pm


Sept 17 Highland home

Sept 18 @ Paragould

Sept 20 Piggott home


Sept 17 vs. Walnut Ridge @ Home 4:30 pm

Sept 18      vs. Highland @ Home 4:30 pm

Sept 20 @ Blytheville 4:30 pm

Sept 22 @ Valley View Playday Tournament TBA