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PHS Announcements - Thursday, October 11th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, October 11, 2018


Thursday, October 11th

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

LUNCH: Fish Strips, Black eyed peas, Coleslaw, Peaches, Asst. Gelatin, Cornbread, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Honesty/Integrity, “Integrity is doing the right thing. Even when no one is watching.” -C.S. Lewis


Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Queen - Miss Jordyn Rice!

Congratulations to the field sign winners!

1st place: Jr. class

2nd place: Soph class

3rd place: NHS

Congratulation to Kyle Kaczmarski and Chase McDonnough for finishing 2nd in the District  Tennis and for getting 5th at State. Also congratulations to Skylar Frazier for finishing 3rd in girls singles at District .

Senior Quote Deadline: November 1st (a google form will be sent out later)

Senior Baby Picture Deadline: November 1st - Please do not turn in original copies

Senior Ad Deadline: November 16th

Senior Ad Pricing:

  • Full page - $200

  • Half page - $120

  • Quarter page - $90

  • Eighth page - $60

Reminder: Please remember once a student has reached 6 absences in any given class period that a parent note will not excuse that absence. After 6 absences, the only notes that excuse students are doctor notes, death or serious injury in the immediate family, an appt with government agency, participation in FFA, FHA, or 4H activities, or exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the principal/assistant principal. Please also remember excuse notes must be presented to the office within 5 days of returning to school. Notes presented more that 5 days may not be accepted. Notes should be turned into the office first thing in the morning, (for more details see page 27/28  of the District Pupil Policies handbook.)

Project Graduation 9 Pin No-Top Bowling Tournament - October 13

1:00 p.m. @ P&R Bowling Lanes

4359 Highway 62 West - Pocahontas Arkansas

$10 per person and half the proceeds go to the winner of the tournament and the other half will go to Project Graduation. (cash or check only)

Anyone interested in signing up will need to see Orianna Massey (870-758-2221) or Bryanna Lewis (870-202-8113). You can also see Paula Lewis at P&R Bowling Lanes (870-202-2524).

Must pay dues by October 11th (after this there will be a $2 late fee)

*Note: If you are under the age of 18, you cannot accept the cash prize. It must either go into a scholarship fund, or you have the right to donate it to the remaining Project Graduation Funds.

**There will be 2 tournaments each month from now until April.

Permission slips for senior class trips to the College Fair at WBU and Preview Day at BRTC were due back yesterday. If you did not return your permission slip, you will not go on these trips. If you still need to register for these events please see Mrs. Stewart as soon as possible.

Smoke Signal - The Pocahontas High School Smoke Signal website is now up and running!  Be sure to check out the September Edition online at

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.

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.

FBLA - All members need to sign up for our FBLA Remind.  Go to follow the instructions, you will be prompted to download the app.  For Text notifications, text the message “@pokeyfbla” to 81010. This is important to stay up to date on the club meetings and information you need to know throughout the year.

FBLA- Members who planned to attend Fall Conference October 11th must attend a mandatory meeting today to sign the bus seating chart and go over dress codes/rules.

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

Key Club - Meetings are every Thursday at lunch in Mr. Smith’s room.

Circle of Friends - Applications need to be turned in as soon as possible.

FCCLA - The Pocahontas FCCLA chapter would like to Congratulate Kassadee Pritchard for being selected as the District 3 President for the 2019-2020 school year!!!!

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.  



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


Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Hampton’s Remind updates for specific grade


Seniors        Text @phs18-19sr          to the number 81010

Juniors        Text @phs18-19jr           to the number 81010

Sophomores    Text @phs18-19so         to the number 81010


Thurs, October 11th Lunch Application 101 in PHS counselor’s

 Office. (Please register by accepting Mrs.

 Stewart’s email invitation.)

Wed, October 24th 1st–3rd periods Williams Baptist University College Fair

 (For all Sr’s)

Thurs, October 25th 1st-2nd periods ASVAB Results Interpretation (Only for

 the 10 students who took ASVAB in Sept.)

Tues, October 30th 7:30-5:30 College Application Day in PHS Library

Wed, November 14th All day BRTC Preview Day (For all Sr’s)


If you are in 11th or 12th grade and receive free or reduced lunches, see Mrs. Hampton for one

fee waiver each school year.  To register, visit


Test Dates                                                   Registration Deadline

        Saturday, October 27, 2018                        Friday, September 28, 2018

        Saturday, December 8, 2018                      Friday, November 2, 2018

        Saturday, February 9, 2019                         Friday, January 11, 2019

        Saturday, April 13, 2019                              Friday, March 8, 2019

        Saturday, June 8, 2019                               Friday, May 3, 2019

        Saturday, July 13, 2019                               Friday, June 14, 2019


If you are in 10th or 11th grade, have a 3.25 GPA or higher, and are interested in attending the residential Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs for advanced juniors and seniors, a representative will be in the student center during lunch on November 6, 2018.


11th Grade – 1 day in Spring Semester

12th Grade – 1 day in Fall Semester

                 – 1 day in Spring Semester

If you are planning to take a College Day, please remember you must not have exceeded the

allowable absences in a semester and you will need to get a form from the office prior to the

visit. The student must meet with the school counselor and have the form signed by the

counselor and a parent; then turn into the office the day before visit. The student must provide

written verification of the visit to the office upon returning to school.


All representatives will set up in the student center during lunch.

Friday, October 12th           University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thursday, October 18th     College of the Ozarks, Missouri

Wednesday, November 7th        AR School for Math, Science, & the Arts, Hot Springs

                                                     (ASMSA is a residential high school for advanced juniors and

                                                      seniors. You must have a 3.25 GPA or higher to be accepted.)

Thursday, November 15th          University of Central Arkansas, Conway


        10th-12th grade students, do you plan to play college sports? Pick up info about NCAA and

             NAIA in the counselor’s office.


The Peer Advocacy Committee would like to announce that October is National Bullying

Prevention Awareness Month!  Pocahontas High School is officially a proud 2018 supporter of

the Stomp Out Bullying campaign and would like to encourage all students

Thursday, October 25th     All day                      Unity Day - Everyone wear orange!

Friday, October 26th           Lunch                       PAC Meeting in counselor’s office

(committee members only


        Please join Mrs. Hampton’s Google Classroom titled Scholarships/Contests to get information

and updates about available scholarships and contests! To join, go to Google Classroom and

enter the class code:  ip32r8

The U of A College Access Initiative will award all-expense paid trips to Fayetteville (including transportation) for one student and guardian on November 2-3, 2018. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the campus as well as immerse themselves in college readiness workshops that speaks to seamless transition from high school to college. Deadline to apply is this Sunday (October 14, 2018).


Thursday 10/11

  • FBLA - Fall Leadership Conference in Jonesboro: bus leaves at 7:30 a.m.  Students will return at 2:30 p.m. - Student will need lunch money.

  • Volleyball @ Valley View 4:30 p.m.... Please release all Volleyball players(7th-12th grade) at 2:15 to travel to Valley View.  The bus will leave at 2:45.

  • Application 101 in PHS Counselor’s Office during lunch. (Please register by accepting Mrs. Stewart’s email invitation.

  • Key Club meeting during lunch in Mr. Smith’s room.

  • Dues must be paid today to enter the Project Graduation 9 Pin No-Top Bowling Tournament that will take place October 13th.  See General Announcements for more information..

  • Circle of Friends will meet in the student center. If you are interested in becoming a member, please make plans to attend!

  • Those who are signed up for baseball and are not currently in another sport need to meet in the complex today at 3:30.

  • LINK training for for Red Ribbon Week will be help in Mrs. Phelps’ classroom in PJHS from 3:20-4:30

Friday 10/12

  • Redskins @ Rivercrest 7:00 p.m.

  • A representative from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will be in the student center during lunch.

  • The Randolph County Health Department will be on campus today to administer flu vaccines. Please see the nurse with any questions.


November 9 Seniors needing to have Cap and Gown pictures taken by Prestige will do so in the morning on November 9th. There will be no retakes. The following students will need to take their composites. This will be the last opportunity to do so.

  • Abner, Nicholas

  • Desesso, Hunter

  • Duncan, Jared

  • Johnson, Ethan

  • Peltier, Preston

  • Tibon, Julynntha

  • Wagner, Aaron


Oct 18 LINK training for Red Ribbon Week, held in Mrs. Phelps’ room from 3:20-4:30

Oct 20 Regional Chess Tournament at ASU

Oct 24 College Fair at WBU

Oct 26 Senior night for Band and Fall sports

Oct 30 College Application Day in library 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Nov 9 11th and 12th grade GT field trip to see Animal Farm at ASU

Nov 14 Preview Day at BRTC

Nov 17 ACT Prep Class from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Room 28 Math/Science Hall at PHS. See

Mrs. Murray to reserve your spot.


Oct 16 Valley View Invitational @ Joe Mack Campbell Park (Jonesboro) 4:30 p.m.

Oct 25 District Meet @ Sulphur Rock 4:00 p.m.  

Nov 2 State Cross Country Meet @ Oaklawn Park - Hot Springs 2:00 p.m.


Oct. 19 vs. Truman @ Home 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 vs. Gosnell @ Home 7:00 pm

Nov 2 @ Highland 7:00 pm