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PHS Announcements - Tuesday, October 23rd
Dianna Johnson
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Tuesday, October 23rd

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

LUNCH : Buffalo Chicken, Loaded Potato, Celery/carrot stix, Crackers, Sidekick Slush, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Honesty/Integrity, “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower



Congratulations to the PHS chess team for winning first place at the Chess Association for Arkansas Schools regional tournament on Saturday! Also a special congratulations to Matthew Stowers for going undefeated and being named MVP for the senior high division for 4A-7A schools!

There will be Senior Class Song, Motto, and Flower nomination forms across from the office for students to pick up. Students should provide a complete copy of the lyrics for the songs nominated. The last day to turn a form in will be november 6th. All forms should be turned in to Mr. Helms.     

ACT PREP SESSION - Saturday, November 17th 8:00-4:00 in Rm 28

English, Reading, Math, and Science Prep

Learn strategies, time-saving tips, and content

Limited seating available. Reserve your seat with a $50 deposit. See Mrs. Murray.

Attention Seniors: There will be Senior Class Song, Motto, and Flower nomination forms across from the office for students to pick up. Students should provide a complete copy of the lyrics for the songs nominated. The last day to turn a form in will be November 6th. All forms should be turned in to Mr. Helms

Haunted House: Seniors and Senior Parents please remember we will begin working on the Haunted House on Monday, October 22nd at 5:00 (or when you can get there). We will be in the exhibit building right by the gate and need everyone to be ready to start constructing wall and decorations as well as ideas for rooms to scare! We need everyone to help to make this event great! Thank you in advance for your participation.

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 28

1:30 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 26th (after this there will be a $2 late fee)

*Note: "Anyone can receive the cash prize at the end of the tournament regardless of age."

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

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.

We are selling Special Olympic T-Shirts! Help us support our outstanding athletes! Order forms (attached at the bottom) and money are due by October 26. Please turn these in to Tabitha Phelps, Courtney Throesch, or any SPED teacher.

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.

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.  

NHS - Members interested in running for an NHS office need to pick up a petition from Mrs. Steimel this week! Elections will be held at the end of next week.   

There are a few Redskin Nation short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies left. These are first come, first serve. You must have money - Mrs. Brewington can’t hold items.

SS t-shirt - $12

LS t-shirt - $15

Sweatshirt - $20

Hoodies - $25



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


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.

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

ASTATE will be accepting the December ACT again this year for scholarship purposes as long as you are admitted to their college by December 1st. Deadline to register for the December ACT is November 2nd.

Please join Mrs. Hamptons Google Classroom titled Scholarship.Contests to get information and updates about available scholarships and contests! To join, go to Google Classroom and enter the class code: ip32r8 … or you can stop by the counselor’s office to pick up a paper copy of the list.


Tuesday 10/23

  • Fall Picture retakes will be starting at 8:00 a.m. Order forms are in the office.

  • CCM Team will meet at lunch for practice

  • Interact has a meeting the last half of lunch in Mr. Kazzee’s room

Wednesday 10/24

  • College Fair at WBU

  • Art Club will meet during lunch in Ms. Galvan's room.

Thursday 10/25

  • Cross Country District Meet @ Sulphur Rock 4:00 p.m.  

Friday 10/26

  • Senior night for Band and Fall sports

  • Football vs. Gosnell @ Home 7:00 pm

  • Tourism Classes will be gone on a field trip today. (Danica McClintock, Jamie Wilson, Heather Throesch, Will Yates, Madyson Williams, Leslie Stacy, Jenna Kester, and Elizabeth Waggle)