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PHS Announcements - Thursday, December 8th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, December 08, 2016


Thursday, December 8th


“I have a responsibility as a citizen to my community. It is both a responsibility and a privilege, because as I work to make my community a better place, I receive intrinsic benefits as well.” Anna Morton

Lunch: Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli, Carrot Coins, Fruit, Chocoleana Cake, Cranberry Sauce & Milk


Tip-Off T-shirts for Sale $10 each… See Monica Brewington at MD Williams.

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.

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.

FFA: Students need to sign up to bring side dishes or canned food items by Friday December 9th for the FFA Christmas party at the Agriculture Building from 5 PM- 7 PM.

FFA Members that have signed up for CDE's Teams will need to attend the CDE Meeting on December 14th at 12:10 to discuss the contests and practice times.

LINK Little Caesars' Pizza Kits 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.

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


***Please answer this one question poll for yearbook.

Presidential Election

*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.

Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 through Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The district will conduct its regular schedule on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Pocahontas Public Schools will re-open on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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.


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

The FFA Chapter will host Abby Powell with Greenway Equipment, Thursday Dec 8, - 5,6,7 periods any student interested in a career with John Deere contact Mr. Hogan.

Redskins vs Walnut Ridge game has been cancelled.

Lady Redskins vs Salem @ 5:15 at Lyon College … Release the team at 2:45

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


PHS LINK will have its monthly meeting in conjunction with our Christmas Party today at lunch. All active members are invited to attend.

Redskins play the winner of Cave City and Bald Knob @ 7:45 at Lyon College


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.

---University of Oklahoma Application Deadline is December 15, 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.

---Scholarship Essay regarding alcohol abuse and addiction affects on society - $3000/$2000/$1000 - Application deadline February 1st, 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.