PHS Announcements - Thursday, November 3rd
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, November 03, 2016


Thursday, November 3rd

CHARACTER TRAIT: Responsibility

“The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.” Stephen Covey

“Be Unstoppable, not because you do not have failures or doubts, but because you continue on despite them”

Lunch: BBQ Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Peaches, Crackers & Milk


Students Council is doing a food drive for the local food bank November 2nd through November 16th. Please bring all non-perishable items to study hall or there will be a box in the concession area. All food donations appreciated. Lets fill up the food bank!!

Rolls Are On Sale! Place orders by November 11th at any school cafeteria. Hot Rolls - Wheat Rolls - Cinnamon Rolls . This is an annual fundraiser to help needy families in our school district.

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! *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.

Please Answer this ONE question poll for yearbook.

What do you enjoy most about your favorite class?

ACT REMINDER: Please be remember that the registration deadline for participating in the December 10th ACT is November 4th.

LifeTouch will be returning for Senior retakes of the casual and cap/gown poses Monday, November 7th.

Josten’s will be here Thursday, November 10th to deliver Senior Rings. Balances must be paid in full. You can check your balance in the office.

BRTC Spring Concurrent Class Registration:

Registration for BRTC spring concurrent classes will be November 8th from 9 am until noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm in Mrs. Hogan's office. It is important that you decide what classes you plan to take BEFORE Registration Day, November 8th, as this will be the only day to make arrangements for your spring semester classes and all schedules will need to be finalized by the end of the day. The application for online, on campus, and PHS campus is on the BRTC webpage. Online and BRTC campus class schedules are posted to BRTC's website. Tuition Rates are posted on the Concurrent Credit Enrollment Page. Payment for concurrent classes will not be accepted the day of registration. BRTC will send statements to students mailing addresses.

PHS Project Graduation 5k Color RunwithFun Saturday, November 12th. 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 - pick up forms by the bulletin board

*YEARBOOK is SELLING PIES to help purchase cameras. Chef's In has agreed to allowed us to sell their pies and give us all the proceeds. **We will be selling PECAN ($17), PEANUT BUTTER ($17), PUMPKIN ($15), CHOCOLATE CREAM ($15), and COCONUT CREAM ($15)

***We have delivery dates for you to choose: NOV. 19 & DEC. 22

****These pies will be delivered fresh, but can be frozen after delivery.

Please contact Rachel Sullinger or a yearbook staff member to purchase yours.

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.

Beginning November 1st, Mrs. Henderson will be offering tutoring at 7:00 a.m. in her classroom on TUESDAYS. She will have a chrome cart available.

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

The fall (green) athletic passes are no longer valid.

Winter athletic passes are accepted at the gate for winter sporting events. Winter sports (basketball, swim, cheer) athletic passes will be handed out the end of this week. Students must show their pass at the gate for free entry, otherwise students are to pay the $2.00 entry fee.


Academic Assembly has been postponed to November 11th @ 2:30 and will be done in coordination with the pep rally.

Any sophomore who would like to meet with the representative from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and Arts, there will be a representative available at 1:15 in the senior high library today (11/3).

Circle of Friends will be having lunch today in the student center. If you are interested, please feel free to stop by!!

There will be no tutoring after school today.

There will be an FFA Meeting at 4 PM

SWIM TEAM: Swimmers must sign up for the meet today for the meet Monday, November 7th.

There will be a parent meeting for the Swim Team at 6:30 at Alma Spikes Cafeteria.


Registration deadline for the December 10th ACT

Football vs Westside AT Westside @ 7:00



November 7th - Senior Casual and Cap/Gown retakes. $15 sitting fee

November 7th - Swim Team: Home swim meet at 5:00 pm. Swimmers will need to be there by 4:00 for warm ups. There will be no early dismissal. Pocahontas warm ups are at 4:00. Any student or staff member that would like to help at the swim meet are more than welcome to come help volunteer..

November 8th - Registration for Concurrent Credit (BRTC) in Mrs. Hogan’s office

November 9th - The Marine’s recruiter will be in Mrs. Hogan’s office at Lunch 11:40-12:20… Bring your lunch.

November 10th - Club Pictures… 8:10 - FBLA/NHS…. 8:20 - SWAT/Drama…. 8:30 - Student Council/Art…. 8:40 - FFA/Spanish… 9:00 - Key/FCCLA.… 9:10 - Choir/History… 9:20 - Link…. 9:30 - Interact/Fire Marshalls… 9:40 - Circle of Friends/OM Teams… Library aids will take picture in Library

November 10th - Josten’s will be here after lunch to deliver senior rings!!! Balances must be paid in full. If you need to know your balance you can check online or in the office.

November. 12th - PHS Project Graduation 5k Color Run with Fun Run. Registration forms by the bulletin board..

November 14th - All-Region Jazz Tryouts (PM)

November 17th - The Pocahontas FFA Annual Livestock show meeting will take place at 6 PM.

November 21st - 25th - THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 12th - A Christmas Carol (Music appreciation trip to Memphis)

...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.

---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year

---Seniors are reminded that application for state scholarships are open and can apply at

These can be found under the Student tab and then Financial Aid.

---License2HOWL Freshmen Scholarships - $5000 - Deadline 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016.

---National Wood Flooring Association Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and related forestry sciences. - $1000 - Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2017.

---The Office of Pre-College Programs is now accepting applications for summer programs (June 24th - July 8th) at the University of Notre Dame for Summer 2017. Application deadline February 6, 2017.

---Arkansas Tech University Foundation Scholarships - All applications due February 15, 2017.

---Dept of Arkansas Coudret Trust Scholarship ($1000) and Garner Trust Scholarship ($2500) - Completed application and accompanying documents due at Dept Headquarters on or before March 13, 2017.

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

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


Senior Fall Preview Day for Williams Baptist is November 4th. Seniors wishing to attend and have college days available will need to complete a college day form and register at:

November 7th - Lifetouch will be here to do senior casual and cap/gown retakes. There will be a $15 sitting fee and you can pay the day of pics or pay in the office. If you have already had your pictures taken and not paid your sitting fee please do so as soon as possible.

NOVEMBER 15th IS THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE PARENTS ADS FOR 2017 YEARBOOK! 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