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PHS Announcements - Monday, November 26th
Dianna Johnson
Monday, November 26, 2018


Monday, November 26th

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

LUNCH : Mini Corn Dogs, Beans, Carrot stix/dip, Fruit, Cookie, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Responsibility: “It is only when you take responsibility for your life that your discover, how powerful you truly are!”- Allanah Hunt


Happy birthday, Mrs. Grooms!

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.


Communication Resources:

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

-NHS Google Classroom Code: 5wxagt

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: Today

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 - twice monthly 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.



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

Congressman Rick Crawford's Military Service Academy Night

(Monday, November 26th, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the ASU Newport Campus)

Students, parents, and faculty are invited to attend Congressman Crawford's annual military service academy session to learn more about the free college education opportunities offered by the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the Arkansas State University ROTC scholarship program.


Seniors attending the BRTC Preview Day will be leaving right after 1st period and should be back by 5th period.


.  * 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 email, 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!



         We have added another section of the ASVAB on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 8:00-11:30 in the high school counselor's office.  The ASVAB is NOT just a military test. You do NOT have to commit to the military to take the ASVAB. It is a great test to help you explore which careers would best suit your abilities and interests.  Sign up in the counselor's office by January 16th if interested.



Applications are now available for the Spring semester of BRTC concurrent

credit, online, and dual credit (BRTC campus) courses.  ALL applications

must be returned to and approved by Mrs. Hampton by December 7,

2018. DO NOT take applications directly to BRTC. You may pick up

applications from Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Hampton.


Concurrent Credit Courses on PHS Campus - If you are in a PHS class

that is eligible for concurrent credit through BRTC, you will receive an

application from your teacher on Friday, November 8, 2018.  If you did not

receive an application in your class, see Mrs. Hampton.


Online Courses through BRTC - If you wish to take an online course

through BRTC, you must have a period in your PHS schedule to complete

the course work in the computer lab/study hall.  You will be counted absent if

you do not attend that class every day, just as your other PHS classes.


Dual Credit Courses (on BRTC Campus) - These courses must be pre-

approved by Mrs. Hampton.  If you wish to take a course on the BRTC

campus during the school day, you must provide the days and times the

course meets and have it pre-approved by Mrs. Hampton.  If the course will

not allow you to have 6 credit-classes in your PHS schedule per day, you will

not be approved to take the course.



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)

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 28th     University of Alabama

Thursday, December 13 University of Central AR, Conway


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.

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.


Monday 11/26

  • There will be an FFA Livestock Show team meeting Monday November 26th at 6 PM in the Ag Building.  

  • All SENIOR NHS members will meet in Mrs. Murray's room at 12:15 the Monday we return from Thanksgiving Break.

Tuesday 11/27

  • FCCLA will have a meeting at lunch on Tuesday, November 27th, in Mrs. Lynch's room.

  • Junior NHS members will meet on Tuesday

Wednesday 11/28

  • There will be an FFA Officer meeting on Wednesday November 28th at 7:20 AM in the Ag Building

  • Sophomore NHS members will meet on Wednesday.

Thursday 11/29

Friday 11/30



Nov 28 Josten’s will be here 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. 19 @ Westside

Nov. 20 @ Harrisburg

Nov. 24-Dec. 1 WBU Tournament


Nov. 27 @Home

Dec. 6 @ Home

Dec. 10 @ Cabot