PHS Announcements - Friday, December 2nd
Dianna Johnson
Friday, December 02, 2016


Friday, December 2nd


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela

Lunch: Taco Tater Rockets, Baked Potato, Taco Meat & Mozzarella, Scoops/Salsa, Lettuce/Tomato, Black Olives/Cilantro, Gingerbread Cookie & Milk


November 26th - December 3rd - WBC Tournament @ Williams Baptist College

Lyon College Tournament - December 5th - 10th @ Batesville

FBLA: We have adopted a family for Christmas this year. Check your email for a list of sizes and items the children need. All who brings gifts will be invited to a Pizza Party during lunch before Christmas Break.

Seniors are needed for assistance at the Project Graduation Paint Party on December 10th, 6:00 session. Helpers will earn $10 incentive money and will help with brush cleaning, etc. Anyone interested can contact Becky Lindner, Kim Lewis, or Kara Sullinger.

Anyone interested in ringing the bell for Salvation Army go by and see Mrs. Baty this week.

Art Club will paint windows after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. We will meet at Brothers Flooring from 3:45-5:00.

Spanish Club is taking donations for Angel Tree gifts through Friday, December 2nd.

FFA members wanting to help with the FFA Christmas parade float will need to see Mr. Hogan or Mr. Washburn to see what times we will be working on the float.

If any agriculture students do not have an FFA membership cards please see Mr. Washburn.

LINK is selling Little Caesars' Pizza Kits. The last day to order is Friday December 2, 2016. Each LINK member will have an order form. If you just love pizza and want your own order form to help LINK, pick one up in Mrs. Moffett's classroom. Money is due at the time of order. Delivery will be on Tuesday December 13, 2016. All kits will need to be picked up that afternoon of the 13th because the pizza kits are frozen and need to be in your freezer. Mrs. Cox will stay late that day to meet parents when they get off from work.

PHS LINK will have its monthly meeting in conjunction with our Christmas 🎄Party on Thursday, December 8. All active members are invited to attend. We will need a head count so we will know how much pizza to order! 🍕 (Let Mrs. Phelps or Mrs. Moffett know by Friday, December 2nd, if you plan to attend!)

Project Graduation Christmas Paint Party - Saturday, December 10th @ 2:00 or 6:00 at PHS Study Hall… Contact Becky Lindner at 870-378-6101 or Registration is $30 and must be paid in advance. Payments can be mailed to Becky Lindner, 142 Concord Trail, Pocahontas, AR 72455.

Christmas Roll Sale - Hot Rolls, Wheat Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls - Last day to order December 14th. Place your order with any of the school cafeterias.

YEARBOOKS ARE ON 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?


Please vote for CHIEFTAIN


*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)

***Delivery Date of 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.

SEMESTER TEST SCHEDULE: No early testing without prior approval from Mrs. Grooms

December 15th - 6th & 7th periods

December 16th - 3rd, 4th & 5th periods. Make up work or make up 6th & 7th period tests.

December 19th - 1st & 2nd periods. Make up work or make up 3rd, 4th, or 5th period tests.

December 20th - Any make up work or 1st and 2nd period tests.

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.

KEY CLUB will meet every Wednesday in Mr. James’ room at 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.

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 (basketball, swim, cheer) are accepted at the gate for winter sporting events. Students must show their pass at the gate for free entry, otherwise students are to pay the $2.00 entry fee.


Mrs. Gholson’s 3rd Medical Terminology class should report to Study Hall.

The Pocahontas FFA Chapter will be taking students to the Greenhand and 360 Conference. Students will be leaving at the end of 4th hour.

Lady Redskins play Corning @ 4:30 @ WBC

Redskins vs Riverside @ 5:50 @ WBC

Redskins (8th, JB,SB) vs Rector @ HOME at 5:00 - game will be rescheduled at a later date


Project Graduation will meet today, December 4th at 4:00 in the PHS Library

Week of December 5th - 10th


Swim Meet @ Home @ 5:00

Lady Redskins/Redskins (JG/JB/SGjv/SBjv) vs Sloan Hendrix @ Home @ 4:30


District Leadership Contest at ASU Jonesboro

Lady Redskins (7th, JG,SG) vs Hoxie @ Hoxie at 5:00

Redskins (7th, JB,SB) vs Marmaduke @ Home at 5:00


ASVAB Military Testing - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. in library


Link Christmas Party

Swim Meet @ Cabot … Release swim team at 1:25

Redskins (8th, JB,SB) vs Walnut Ridge @ Walnut Ridge at 5:00

FFA Applications Night 5:30 - 7:00 in Ag building



Project Graduation Christmas Paint Party - 2:00 or 6:00 at PHS Study Hall


December 12th - Christmas Concert @ 6:30 in MDW gym

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

December 15th - FFA Christmas Party 5:00 -7:00 in the Ag building

...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.

Mrs. Hogan has added a long list of scholarships and deadlines that are open. CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

---FAFSA changes for the 2017-18 year

---Online College Guide link to website:

---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

---Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline midnight June 30, 2017

---PSAT/NMSQT Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship


RAFFLE TICKETS FOR MINI IPAD FOR PROJECT GRADUATION: See Mrs. Kim to pick up raffle tickets. If you sell 20 tickets you will receive $10 incentive money for the night of Project Graduation.

There is a new Senior List posted on the bulletin board across from the office. PLEASE CHECK it to be sure your name is spelled correctly. This is how it will be listed on your diploma.