Thursday, November 8th
***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***
LUNCH : Sub Sandwich, Carrots/dip, Sand salad cup, Juice, Fruit, Milk
CHARACTER TRAITS: Responsibility: “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” -Abraham Lincoln
A set of keys and key fob for a Chevrolet have been turned into the office. Stop in to claim if you're missing any.
Congratulations to the Kassadee Pritchard and Jaden Edington for advancing to state with FCCLA in the STAR Events competition! They will compete in March at the state competition.
Congratulations to the New 2018/19 NHS Officers:
Co-President/Vice President: Anna Weisenbach and Rachel Baltz
Secretary/Historian: Jenna Kester
Treasurer: Ashlyn Crosby
Parliamentarian: Gage Guthrie
Student Council Representative: Bradley Baltz
Congratulations and thanks to all those who took the time to run for office!!
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.
-Remind 101: NHS Remind: Text @pokeynhs to 81010
-NHS Google Classroom Code: 5wxagt
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: Check the list on the bulletin board, across from the office for the correct spelling of your name. This is the name that will go on your diploma. Make sure your name is spelled correctly.
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 24th
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 October 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREER COACH – LINDSAY STEWART (Lindsay.email@example.com)
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 https://bit.ly/2w7fGrg
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – STEPHANIE HAMPTON (Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, November 14th All day BRTC Preview Day (For all Sr’s)
SENIORS: NEXT STEPS FOR COLLEGE
. * 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.
(ONLINE) Complete FAFSA - If you are considering going to college, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online @ https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
(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.)
(ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ https://www.ark.org/adhe_financialaid (to qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship)
(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.)
(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.)
(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 www.act.org
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)
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)
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.
COLLEGE/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
All representatives will set up in the student center during lunch.
Thursday, November 15th University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Wednesday, November 28th University of Alabama
10th-12th grade students, do you plan to play college sports? Pick up info about NCAA and
NAIA in the counselor’s office.
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. http://www.astate.edu/astateconnection
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.
Boys’ Basketball Walnut Ridge @ Home
Girls’ Basketball @ Sloan Hendrix
Swim meet @ Paragould was cancelled for today/ Practice at 4:00
If you wish to compete in an FBLA event, you can sign up in Mrs. Hall's room this week. The last day to sign up will be Friday. For a list and description of the events, visit https://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla/competitive-events/
11th and 12th grade GT field trip to see Animal Farm at ASU
LAST DAY to sign up to compete in an FBLA event, you can sign up in Mrs. Hall's room. For a list and description of the events, visit https://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla/competitive-events/
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.
Nov 13 FFA meeting at 4 PM and a meal will follow
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
Dec 2 Tip-Off Dinner will be Sunday, December 2nd @ 3:00 in the PHS Cafeteria.
Nov. 20 @ Corning
Nov. 24-Dec 1 WBU Tournament
Nov. 13 @ Salem
Nov. 19 @ Westside
Nov. 20 @ Harrisburg
Nov. 24-Dec. 1 WBU Tournament
Nov. 15 Swim meet @ Home