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PHS Announcements - Friday, November 2nd
Dianna Johnson
Friday, November 02, 2018


Friday, November 2nd

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

LUNCH : National Sandwich Day: Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sandwich salad cup, Pickle spear, Sweet potato ff, Fresh apple/caramel, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Responsibility: “The price of greatness is responsibility.” -Winston Churchill


Congratulations to the Redskins Marching Band!!!  !!State 4A-Runners -up!!!

The coffee house is closed today.

Congratulations to the winners of the College Application Campaign door prizes! Please stop by Mrs. Stewart's office to claim your prize and have your picture taken.  Thanks to everyone who participated!!

Morgan Shelton - College BINGO

Bryce Deboard - FAFSA night

Ashton Wilson - College Application Day

Students may make purchases at the coffee house during lunch and after. Coffee house items are not allowed out of the library. You must stay in the library until you finish your drink.

If any student is interested in participating in the Project Graduation Bowling Tournament, there are flyers by the bulletin board across from the office. If you have any other questions, please talk to Orianna Massey or Bryanna Lewis.


Communication Resources:

-Remind 101: NHS Remind: Text @pokeynhs to 81010

-NHS Google Classroom Code: 5wxagt

Officer Elections: Elections will be held Friday, November 2nd at lunch in the Student Center.

Seniors, submit your Senior quote at the following address-Remember, one submission per student and they must be approved.

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

The annual GT parent meeting will be Monday, November 5 at 6:00 in the PJHS library. Guest speaker will be Dr. Julie Lamb-Milligan, Professor and Director of Gifted Education, ASU. Parents of GT students are invited to attend.

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 - November 4th

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 November 2nd (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

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

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


Friday, November 2 December ACT Registration Deadline

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


.  * Please do NOT use your PHS student e-mail address for ACT, FAFSA, YOUniversal, college applications, etc.  You will not have access to it after you graduate.


  1. (ONLINE) Complete FAFSA - If you are considering going to college, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online @
    (You may pick up a FAFSA ID Worksheet from Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Hampton to record your log-in information. You WILL need this every year.)  

  2. (ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ (to qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship)

  3. (ONLINE) Apply to Colleges – Complete online applications as an incoming, undergraduate freshman for any potential colleges you are considering attending

(Some colleges charge an application fee.  If you receive free/reduced lunches, you may be able to obtain a fee waiver.  See Mrs. Hampton for more information.)

  1. (COUNSELOR) Submit Transcript Request – Obtain a transcript request form (list all colleges for which you completed an online application) from Mrs. Hampton or Mrs. Stewart, and return it to Mrs. Hampton.  

(This allows your listed colleges to receive your official transcript and ACT scores. You may also need to complete a shot-record release form with Mrs. Gholson.)

  1. (ONLINE) Check Regularly – Make sure you check your e-mail, FAFSA account, YOUniversal account, and college application accounts for any messages or tasks that still need to be completed.  You will have to ‘accept’ financial aid awards. WATCH DEADLINES!



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, 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

Tuesday, December 4 AR Civics Exam (All 11th grade students)

Wednesday, December 5 AR Civics Exam (All 10th grade students)

Thursday, December 6 AR Civics Exam (Makeups/12th who has not taken)

Wednesday, February 20 ACT (All 11th grade students)

1st-4th periods

Wednesday, April 17 ACT Aspire Summative (All 10th grade students)

Morning & Afternoon (English, Reading, and Math)

Thursday, April 18 ACT Aspire Summative (All 10th grade students)

Morning only (Science and Writing)


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 7, 2018.

Reminder: To take the ACT, you MUST take your ticket, a photo ID, a calculator, and pencils. Photo ID’s can be made at the DMV for $5.00


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


       A-state Connection is a FREE overnight diversity recruitment program (April 26-27, 2019) for jr’s and sr’s from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds. Juniors that have over an 18 ACT score and a 3.0 GPA or seniors with a 19 ACT score and a 2.75 GPA may apply. The weekend will be filled with fun and informative sessions to connect students to all aspects of academic and campus life at A-State. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

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… or you can stop by the counselor’s office to pick up a paper copy of the list.

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.

The ACCUPLACER admissions test will be given on December 6th in the library for interested seniors. The ACCUPLACER can be used to qualify for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship and to prevent remedial classes at some colleges.  Please check your e-mail for an invitation from Mrs. Stewart. Only the first 20 seniors to register will be tested.


Friday 11/2

  • State Cross Country Meet @ Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs 2:00 p.m.

  • Football @ Highland 7:00 pm

  • Pep rally at 8:30



Nov 5 The annual GT parent meeting at 6:00 in the PJHS library. Guest speaker will be Dr.

Julie Lamb-Milligan, Professor and Director of Gifted Education, ASU. Parents of GT

students are invited to attend.

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

Nov 9 Seniors needing to have Cap and Gown pictures taken by Prestige will do so in the

morning. 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

Nov 14 Preview Day at BRTC

Nov 15 FFA Livestock Showteam meeting starting at 6:00 pm in the AG building.

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.

Nov 28 Josten’s will be here Wednesday, November 28th for Senior ring delivery


Nov. 8 Walnut Ridge @ Home

Nov. 20 @ Corning

Nov. 24-Dec 1 WBU Tournament


Nov. 8 @ Sloan Hendrix

Nov. 13 @ Salem

Nov. 19 @ Westside

Nov. 20 @ Harrisburg

Nov. 24-Dec. 1 WBU Tournament


Nov. 8 Swim meet  @ Paragould  

Nov. 15 Swim meet  @ Home