PHS Announcements – Friday, November 13th
Dianna Johnson
Friday, November 13, 2015


Friday, November 13th

CHARACTER TRAIT: Responsibility

“Your success is your responsibility. Take the initiative, do the work and persist to the end.” Lorii Myers

Lunch:Cheeseburger, French Fries, Lettuce/Tomato, Pickle Slices, Fresh Fruit, Rice Krispy Treat & Milk

The Pocahontas Schools Food Backpack program will be the recipients of any kid-friendly food items donated this week to the United Way food drive. Please note that for every 6 food items donated, you are entered into a drawing to win the storage building! EZ Portable Buildings made this generous donation and will be the drop-off spot for food. They have recently moved to the corner lot of Haley’s Lumber. Please help spread the word.

ON SALE NOW!!! Football Conference Champ shirts. For sale today through Friday, November 13 @ 12:00 noon. There will not be any extras ordered. Red Long Sleeve, with front and back design. $15. Sizes Youth small-Youth large and Adult small-Adult XXXL available. There is a flyer located across from the office and one located on Coach Brooks’ door at the Junior High. Students may purchase them during lunch in the student center area or from Coach Brooks at anytime during the day at the Junior High.

Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays November 23-27, 2015. Pocahontas Public Schools will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2015.



The History Club will meet on Friday in Ms. Galvan’s classroom. Payment for t-shirts is due at that time and the amount for each shirt is $14.95. Let Ms. Galvan know if you need an extension.

Roll Sale – Order by November 13th…. Hot Rolls, Wheat Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls. Place your order with any of the cafeterias – 892-4573 Alma ext. 1030, MDW ext. 2030, PJHS ext. 3030, PHS ext. 4030


7th Grade Boys Redskin Basketball Tournament at Home

The boys basketball games against Rector that were to be played on Saturday, November 14, have been cancelled. They will rescheduled for a later date.

The “Belles of Christmas” Pageant will be Sunday, November 15th at 2:00 at MD Williams gym. Forms are located in the hall by the bulletin board or in the high school office.

Week of November 16th – 21st


Highland Classic – JG/SG @ Highland 11/16 – 11/21

All- Region Jazz Tryouts at Jonesboro High School

Fire Drill – 4th period

FFA Meeting at 4 pm in the Agriculture Building.

Lady Redskins vs Southside JGB/7th/JG/SGB @ Home 5:00



Annual Livestock Show Meeting at 6 pm in the Agriculture Building.

Redskins vs Hoxie 7th/JB @ Home 5:00

Redskins Swim Meet @ Cabot


Redskins vs Corning 7th/8th/JB @ Corning 5:00

Redskins Football Playoff Game vs TBA


Lady Redskins 7th grade tournament @ Home

Rector Classic JB/SB @ Rector


“If you have any good summer pictures that you would like to see in this years yearbook please send them to us

Swim Team: Monday & Wednesday- drylands at Alma Spikes gym….Tuesday & Thursday- weights in the athletic complex

Circle of Friends: If anyone is interested in joining the Circle of Friends, peer applications are available in the office.

FFA Blacksmith metal/art committee meets Wednesdays at lunch in the agri building.

FFA Community service committee meets Thursdays at lunch.

SWAT meetings every Wednesday in Mrs. Baty’s room (Rm 22) at lunch- Bring your lunch!

Math tutoring is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday BEFORE SCHOOL (7:00 – 7:50 in Rm 18 – Henderson) and AFTER SCHOOL (3:30 – 4:30 in Rm 26 – Steimel). Literacy and other subjects tutoring is available Tuesday and Thursday after school 3:30 – 4:30 in Rm 24 – Bass.

Athletic passes are good for fall sports only (Football and Volleyball games). Spring sports passes have been handed out (Basketball, Swim). You must show your Athletic pass to the gate workers in order to enter the event for free. If you do not have your pass, you must pay the entry fee.


December 3rd – Christmas Parade @ 6:00

December 6th – Basketball Tip-Off Dinner at PHS Cafeteria 3:00… Senior High Boys and Girls

December 14th – Band Christmas Concert at 6:30 at MDW Gym

Announcements from the counselor’s office…

Miss Crutcher, your career coach is on campus and will be happy to meet with you in her office located in the library.

Scholarship opportunities are being sent to seniors email and posted in announcements as they become available. Be sure to check often.

As seniors apply to colleges they are reminded to email or see Mrs. Hogan to send transcripts and ACT scores.

Seniors, who are in the ATU recruitment database, will soon receive information about our 42nd annual Creative Writing Contest. Attached you will find a flyer for distribution. Submissions must be received by January 15, 2016. Awards are announced during Time Out for Tech.


Seniors check the spelling of your name on the list on the board across from the office. This is how it will appear on your diploma, so make sure your name is spelled correctly.

SENIORS: forms for the PARENT ADS for yearbook can be picked up in the baskets across the hall from the office or in Mrs. Sullinger’s room (Rm 4). The DEADLINE to have them returned is NOV. 20.


Parent Ads Due: November 20, 2015

Baby Pictures Due: November 20, 2015

Senior Pictures Due: February 5, 2015

You may submit any pictures or write up information to Yearbook is needing your pictures from the summer… vacation pics, job pics, etc.

Henderson State University Preview Days – Reddie for Henderson Day will be held on Thursday, November 5th and Thursday, November 19th. We invite students and their families to visit our campus to meet faculty, staff and current students. Registration is simple, go to the website and sign up or contact your counselor.

Seniors are invited to “Show Me Day” at Southeast Missouri State. To schedule your visit go to If you plan to attend on a Monday visit you will need to pick up a college day form in the office and then see Mrs. Hogan.

Show Me Days are as follows:

Saturday – November 14

Monday – November 16

Saturday – February 13

Monday – February 15

Saturday – April 2

Check out the Arkansas Next magazine. The magazine provides links to educational institutions, related state agencies, advertisers and planning for your next step after high school.

WinField is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Applications are available at in the Newssection. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 5th, 2016. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2016.

BRTC Scholarships – The deadline for scholarships has changed to March 1st, unless otherwise noted on the specific details. Also, note the slight change on the application that addresses the essay requirements. Check your email for the application.

The following are two scholarships that you may be interested in. If I can help you with these please email me or stop by.

  1. The first scholarship is “Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.
  1. The 2nd Scholarship is the “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2016.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.

They ask interested students to visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here you will find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.