PHS Announcements - Thursday, October 13th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, October 13, 2016


Thursday, October 13th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Honesty/Integrity

“Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.”

“Your Character is your footprint, and your footprint is your legacy.”

Lunch: Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Coins, Spiced Apples, Cranberry Sauce & Milk

Juniors/Seniors: No one should park in the parking lot next to the business building (first 3 rows from the softball fields) Thursday or Friday. The area needs to be left open to prepare for the Tailgate Party.


FFA: October 11th thru 23rd - Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock, AR… Good luck to all FFA Members !!!

FFA Members wanting to sign up for Greenhand and 360 Conferences need to do so by October 14th in Mr Washburn's room. FFA Members will need to pay for the conferences by October 28th.

ACT Prep Sessions will be offered during the 2016-17 school year for students interested in review sessions prior to the National ACT test. Each prep session will be from 3:30-4:30 and dates are 10/11, 10/12, 10/13. Check your email and sign up for the date and subject.

Seniors are reminded that we will travel to Williams Baptist on Wednesday,October 26th for the College Fair. To attend you must have permissions slips turned in by 3:30 pm Monday, October 17. Also, don't forget to register at

Senior Class nominations for class song, motto, colors and flowers will be taken through Friday. Forms can be found under the bulletin board. Return forms to Mrs. Casillas.

Pocahontas Special Olympics T-Shirt Order forms are available at the bulletin board. Orders need to be turned into Mrs. Tabitha Phelps (PJHS) by October 19th.

All PHS LINK students that are interested in teaching for Red Ribbon Week need to see Mrs. Cox as soon as possible. I have to get you approved with your principals and teachers.

Homecoming information: Spirit Week (October 10 - 14th)

Dress code applies to all days.

Monday 10/10: Match Your Class Monday (Olympic Ring Colors)

Sophomores: Wear Yellow

Juniors: Wear Green

Seniors: Wear Blue

Football, Band, Cheer: Wear Black

Teachers/Staff: Wear Red

Tuesday 10/11: Twinkie Tuesday

Wednesday 10/12: Olympic WINday (Favorite Olympic Sport)

Thursday 10/13: Team USA Day (Red, White and Blue)

Friday 10/14: Red and White Day

Homecoming Dance Date Sign-Up Sheet is in the office. Deadline to sign up your date is Oct. 13th.

PHS Project Graduation 5k Color RunwithFun. Adults $25, 10 and under $10. Must register by Oct 31 at 5pm to guarantee a T-Shirt. Sponsored by Black River Health Club

Registration begins on Oct 13 at . Registration forms are also available and can be be picked up or turned in at:

Alma Spikes - Denee Johnson or Jenna McDonnough

MD Williams - Cheryl Matlock

PJHS - Chandra McDowell/office

PHS - Dianna Johnson/office

Circle of Friends applications can be picked up in the office. They need to be returned to Mrs. Courtney Throesch or the office. Applications need to be turned in soon so we can get started.

The Randolph County Health Department will be here on Wednesday, October 26th to administer the flu vaccine. Consent forms will be sent home with students in the upcoming weeks. Consents must be returned to the school nurse by Wednesday, October 19th.

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Pre-order your 2017 yearbook by October 28th for the BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL of $35.00 (the lowest price of the year)! Add personalization for $5.00 and receive up to 4 free icons. To order go online at or see Mrs. Sullinger in Room 4. (For the first time, personalizing with monograms or a crest is available, but only for orders online at

*October 29th will begin our fall sale: yearbooks will be $40.00, personalization $5.00 (monogram and crests will still be available online only), and icons $3.00 each.

Anyone interested in Chess Club see Mrs. Miller on Wednesdays. Chess practice will be Wednesdays at noon in her room at junior high.

S.W.A.T. will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room at lunch… Bring your lunch.


Mr. Miller will be offering tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school or directly after school. Please make sure to let him know if you will be attending. Students can also stop by his room during 4th hour, if needed.

ALL students who drive and park on our campus must have a current hang tag.

Fall athletic passes are accepted at the gate for fall sporting events. Students must show their pass at the gate for free entry, otherwise students are to pay the $2.00 entry fee.


Team USA Day

The following students need to meet in Coach Rush’s room 2nd period Thursday to complete pre-test items for the PSAT: Bryan Palmer, Kate Johnson, Elizabeth Grider, Corey Baltz, Hope Barnes, Calvin Frazier, Anna Kate Sheridan, Mikayla Kirk, Ashlyn Marlow, Natalie Toney, Jacob Hardage, Tristan Thompson, Madison Byrd, Elizabeth Erwin, Katelyn Bigger, Shelby Plumley, Paige Wadkins.

HOMECOMING T-SHIRTS: If you ordered a Homecoming T-shirt, they will be handed out at lunch in Study Hall. Go by and pick yours up during lunch.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS will be having lunch today in the student center!!

Deadline to sign up homecoming dance dates is noon today. Only applies to dates who are not in the Pocahontas School District.

Art club will paint in the art room during lunch.

ACT Prep Session 3:30 - 4:30

Tailgating set up will begin immediately after school at 3:20… Tailgating will begin at 5:30 and be judged on Theme, Spirit, Participation and Atmosphere. The Bonfire will begin at 6:30.


Red and White Day

Coronation will begin at 12:40 in the gym… The parade will follow after the crowing ceremony… At the end of the parade all PHS students will meet in the stadium for the Pep Rally and winners of the Float Contest will be announced.

Art Club will have a face painting booth set up at tailgating/bonfire. Come get your game face on! $3, proceeds to fund end of year museum trip.

Homecoming Queen and Court will be introduced prior to the game beginning at 6:30… The game will start at 7:00… A Homecoming Dance will begin following the football game and last until 11:30 p.m.

Football vs Cave City @ Home


October 15th - REDSKIN CLASSIC (Home)


October 17th & 18th - State Tennis Meet

October 18th - Marine Recruiter will be in Mrs. Hogan’s office at 11:45 to visit with students who are interested.

October 18th - Parent Teacher Conferences grades 7-9 from 3:30 - 7:30… No early dismissal

October 18th - Region Marching Festival @ Paragould (Tuesday PM)

October 19th - PSAT

October 20th - Parent Teacher Conferences grades K-6 & 10-12 from 3:30 - 7:30… No early dismissal.

October 20th - Senior Composite Retakes

October 21st - Senior Night for Fall Athletes & Band

October 22nd - ACT - Registration deadline September 16gh

October 25th - Fall Picture Retake Day (10th & 11th grade)

October 27th - UCA Rep - Counselor’s Office 11:40 - 12:15… Students drop in to visit

October 29th - Championship at the Rock @ Little Rock

...News from the Counselor

Be sure to check your email often. Mrs. Hogan is sending out information daily. Below is some of the info she has already sent out.

---ACT Prep Session sign ups and dates (10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13)

---Discover UALR College Day - October 7th & October 28th

---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year

---B. Davis Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline May 22nd, 2017

---Honorsgrad Multimedia Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline April 16, 2017

---Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline June 1st, 2017

---PSAT/NMSQT Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship

Henderson State is offering “Reddie for Henderson” preview day Thursday, October 13th. Seniors that would like to attend please access the registration form by clicking on the following website:


Seniors check the list, on the board across from the office, for the correct spelling of your name. This is the way your name will appear on your diploma. If your name is spelled incorrectly let the office know.

On October 26th seniors will have the opportunity to attend a College Fair at Williams Baptist College. We will be leaving PHS at 8:15 and returning to campus no later than 10:00. In order to attend you must pre- register at and also complete the consent to travel form that is attached to this email. Please return your consent to travel form to Mrs. Hogan by 3:30 pm October 17th. No late forms will be accepted.

PARENTS ADS FOR 2017 YEARBOOK CAN BE PURCHASED NOW! Buy the ad size you want now and turn in all the pictures and write up before Christmas break.

Page Sizes and Prices:

⅛ = $50.00

¼ = $80.00

½ = $110.00

Full Page = $200.00

Full Spread (2 Full Pages) = $350.00