The December District Wellness Committee meeting will be on 12/12/19 at 09:00 AM at PJHS. The meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Bridget Phelps 870-892-4573 ext. 5007
The Bear and Duck buses will be double routed today and will be running 20-30 minutes late.
There will be a Public Involvement Meeting regarding proposed plans for improvements to Hwy 90. For more information go to: https://5il.co/bphs
Watch Pocahontas PSD-TV's State Playoff 2nd Round - Pocahontas AT Shiloh Christian on Livestream.com. Live at 7pm https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/8900077
The Bear, Duck and Flower buses will be double routed today. The Bear and Duck will each be running about 15 minutes late. The Flower will be running about 30 minutes late.
The Duck and Bear buses will be double routed today and will each be running 15-20 minutes late.
The basketball games that were to be played tonight against Harrisburg have been rescheduled for December 12.
Roads are dry and clear. Pocahontas Schools will be in regular session and buses will run regular routes.
The Bear Bus will be double routed today and will be running 15-20 minutes late.
A reminded that today's Veterans Day tribute can be watched live at 9AM at our live channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEIC47xGOZo&feature=youtu.be
We have introduced a new Youtube channel for our district that will be a companion to our existing one. This new channel (PSD TV) will show live sports and student activities. It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyD0yqU_aLtEQeDyc5JJEg
The Duck bus will be double routed today and will be running 15-20 minutes late.
The Duck and Bear buses will be double routed this afternoon. They will each be running 15-20 minutes late.
The Duck and Bear buses will be double routed. They will each be running about 15-20 minutes late.
The Duck and Bear buses will be double-routed and each will be running about 20 minutes late.
The Duck bus will be double routed today and will be running about 20 minutes late.
The Duck bus will be double routed today and will be running about 20 minutes late.
The Bear bus will be double routed and will be running 15-20 minutes late.
The Bear bus will be double-routed and will be running about 15 minutes late this afternoon.
Don't forget to subscribe to the district's Youtube Channel. Lots of new content to be posted in the coming future. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEvAmF1J_Yg6VOmzRupUiXA
Thursday nights Volleyball game against Blytheville will be played in a different order than usual. Sr. High will begin at 4:30, followed by a Jr. B game, Jr. A game, and wrapping the night up with the 7th grade game. There will be no Sr. B game this night.
At 9:30 a.m. today we will be taking our phone system offline for maintenance. The down time should not last more than a hour. You can contact us by using the "Ask a Question" section of our app if needed.
The flower bus is running 15 minutes late.
There will a 7th grade football game played at home against Walnut Ridge on Monday, September 16, at 6:00 pm.
The 7th grade football game that was to be played on Thursday against Paragould has been cancelled.
The Duck bus will be double routed this afternoon and will run about 30 minutes late.
Parents: Just a reminder that your child's meal application from the previous year is set to expire soon. You must fill out a new application each year.
To create a more personalized experience, please follow each school at the following twitter accounts: @Alma_Spikes, @MD_WilliamsINT, @PHS_Redskins, and @PJHS_Redskins. The @PocahontasSD account will still be used for district wide information and news.
This statement was just released by Ivy Pfeffer at the Arkansas Department of Education: STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT AUGUST 25, 2019 The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week. At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI. In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens. The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/
POCAHONTAS SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL AWARENESS STATEMENT Pocahontas School District Sunday, August 25, 2019 Pocahontas School District would like to inform our parents and patrons about information that was presented to us by the Pocahontas Police Department. The Little Rock FBI office issued a general awareness statement regarding a report they received that a school shooting would occur in Arkansas on 8/29/19. The reporting parting lives in another country, and his/her identity could not be confirmed. The reporting party allegedly received the information while playing an online video game. The threat is not specific to any schools in Arkansas, but we at Pocahontas Public Schools take all such law enforcement announcements seriously at our campuses. We will continue to monitor the provided information in coordination with local law enforcement and take appropriate security measures. As of this time, all campuses will operate on their regular schedules on 8/29/19, but with a strong presence provided by our local law enforcement agencies.
The tennis match against Corning has been changed. It will now be played at Pocahontas on September 5th.
The Golf match that was scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the excessive heat.
The Pocahontas Redskins overcame the heat and the Blazers to post a 27-7 victory over Valley View. Go Redskins!!
Phones look to be back in working order now throughout the District. Sorry for any inconvenience this past week.
The Meal applications for the 2019-2020 SY are now posted and open to applicants at EZMealApp.com or visit the Pocahontas School web page for a paper application. You may also pre-pay for school meals at EZSchoolPay.com
Currently incoming calls to the school are getting the busy signal. Centurylink is aware of the issue and is currently working on a solution. You may use the "Ask a question" section of our App on your phone and your message will get routed to proper person.
Backpack 2 School - August 3, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Westridge Church of Christ, 3954 Hwy 62 W, Pocahontas.
Good Morning! MD Williams' yearbooks can be picked up at MD Williams office today, June 13th and tomorrow, June 14 from 8 am to 12 pm. Thank you!
Good Morning! MD Williams' Yearbooks are in. You may pick them up at MD Williams Library today, June 7, until 3pm and Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11 from 9am until 4pm. Unclaimed yearbooks will be held until the beginning of school in August. Thank you.
Good afternoon. We will combine the Flower bus route with the Fish route this afternoon. This may result in a slight delay (10 minutes or so) for some riders.
Good morning. This is Daryl Blaxton, Supt. of Pocahontas Schools. The Class of 2019 will graduate tonight at 8 PM at Schoonover Stadium. We will have additional Handicapped Parking spaces marked off at both east and west entrances to the stadium. If you and/or family members are attending tonight and in need of assistance in accessing such parking please advise one of the officers who will be assisting with parking as you enter campus. We look forward to tonight and are proud of the Class of 2019.
Redskin Esports' Team Phoenix advances to the Sweet Sixteen in the League of Legends Playoffs.
Today's District baseball tournament game has be moved to tomorrow at 4:00 pm.
The softball game that was to be played on Friday, April 19, against Tuckerman, has been cancelled.
Due to areas of localized flooding, some bus routes may be delayed this afternoon due to necessary rerouting. Please call the transportation or district office if you have questions.
JG. SG Basketball games to be played at Blytheville on Tuesday, January 29, have been changed to Monday, January 28 @ 5:00.
Good morning. The Duck bus will be double routed and run 30 minutes delayed this afternoon.
Good morning. Please be advised. The Duck bus will be double routed this afternoon and will be delayed approximately 30 minutes. Thank you and have a good afternoon.
Pocahontas Schools will be on regular schedule tomorrow, November 16, with regular bus coverage.
Due to current weather conditions and expected additional snowfall over the next couple of hours, PSD will be closed tomorrow and conduct an AMI day.
The Duck bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to double route.
Both the Duck & Car bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to double route.
Both the Car &the Duck buses will be delayed 30 minutes due to the need to run double routes.
Both the Duck & Car buses will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run double routes.
The PHS Cheer Clinic performance planned for tonight’s game has been rescheduled for next week’s game due to tonight’s inclement weather.
The Duck bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to double route.
Both the Duck & Car buses will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to double route two routes.
This Duck bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run a double route.
The Duck bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run a double route.
The Car bus will be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run a double route. Please call central office if you have questions.
The Car bus route will be delayed approximately 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run a double route. Please call the central office
The Duck & Car bus routes will both be delayed 30 minutes this afternoon due to the need to run double routes.
Due to a shortage of bus drivers this PM, the Duck bus route will be delayed approximately 30 minutes this afternoon. Please call the central office with questions.
We will continue to monitor the weather between now and dismissal as we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. We will notify parents if there are any delays in dismissal times.
Good morning. We may have a few issues this morning with bus routes due to the amount of rain we received last night. Please call 892-0196 if you have any questions regarding your child’s bus coverage.
Please be aware of the following information concerning our Facebook Pages: http://www.pocahontaspsd.com/article/53962
We continue to monitor the forecast, looks like a possible shower around 6 PM to 6:15 PM then moving out. Plan is still to be outside for tonight’s graduation ceremonies at 8 PM.
Due to having to double up on some bus routes this afternoon, The Overflow and Duck bus will be running approximately 30 late.
Due to a non-school related accident, Hwy. 67 North is currently closed near Current River Bridge and traffic to Biggers is being re-routed through Maynard. Therefore, the Rabbit bus will be delayed arriving at Biggers this afternoon.
Today's baseball game against Nettleton has been cancelled.
Today's baseball game against Valley View has been cancelled. Tomorrow's game against Riverside will be played at Riverside beginning at 4:00.
Due to a change in the forecast, today's baseball game start time has been moved up to 4:00.
The regular February board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on February 19th in the JH Library.
The schedule for Friday night’s games vs Highland will now be as follows: 545 PM recognition of Srs & Parents then SG & SB games.
Games scheduled for tonight vs Highland will be played Friday beginning at 4 PM; 7G, Sr JV Boys, SG, SB.
Tonight’s basketball games vs Highland have been postponed due to the Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 6 PM. Make-up date & time TBD.
Tonight’s schedule of basketball games vs Corning will start at 5 PM and we will play three boys’ games; 7th, Jr & Sr. There will be no girls’ games tonight.
Outstanding performances today by our PJHS & PHS Quiz Bowl Teams at the Brookland Invitational! PJHS finished 2nd & PHS 3rd against excellent competition. Great job by all!
We will run two delayed routes this afternoon, the Duck bus & afternoon overflow route. Both routes will run approximately 30 minutes late.
Pick ups for students riding the Flower bus will be delayed this morning.
Watch Your Sr Girls/Sr Boys take on Cave City tonight live at 5:15pm: https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/8026446
Please be advised, pickups for those students riding the Flower bus will be delayed this morning due to a shorage of drivers.
51 Pocahontas students 7-12 made All-Region bands. TEN have qualified to audition for All-State. Congratulations!
The JB/SB/JG/SG basketball games originally scheduled for 1/12/18 vs Corning will be played on 2/2/18 beginning at 4 PM in Schoonover Fieldhouse.
Pocahontas Schools will be in session tomorrow (1/17/18), regular schedule, regular bus routes.
Due to slick road conditions across district bus routes, Pocahontas Schools will be closed tomorrow (1/16/18) and conduct AMI Day #1.
Due to our Winter Weather Advisory & uncertainty of travel conditions, this evening’s basketball games vs Piggott have been postponned.
Pocahontas Schools will be in session today, regular schedule, regular route coverage.
The Flower bus has had some mechanical issues and is returning to the lot to switch buses. The route will be running late this afternoon.
The Giraffe bus is running about 30 minutes behind this PM due to a mechanical issue that required a bus change.
Homecoming shirts will be on sale from 9/11-9/20 and may be purchased from Mr. Phelps in Study Hall or during lunch from the gym concession stand.
Watch the graduation of the 2017 senior class streaming live at https://goo.gl/AmjH92 this Friday starting at 8:00pm.
Watch the graduation of the 2017 senior class streaming live at https://goo.gl/AmjH92 starting at 8:00pm.
The Fish, Flower & Pine Tree buses will all run modified routes east of the Black River bridge tomorrow. Please call 892-0196 w/questions.
We will assess all three routes for safety prior to reopening points east of the Black River bridge.
We will provide a status update regarding route coverage of the Fish, Flower & Pine Tree buses for Monday on Sunday afternoon.
The Flower, Fish & Pine Tree buses will continue to run points west of the Black River bridge only, tomorrow.
With the reopening of Hwy 67 N from Pocahontas to Corning, the Rabbit bus will run to Biggers & other points east of Current River tomorrow.
Our goal in the coming days will be to ensure the safety of students and staff while remaining open, if possible, just as we did in 2011. We know that many parents need us to be in session and their students in school. In addition, we know that some students will not be able to attend due to flood waters and we will work with them on missed assignments.
Please contact our transportation department with specific questions regarding route coverages. Students who are unable to attend due to flooding or lack of bus coverage will be excused and we will assist them in their making up of any missed assignments.
PSD will be in session Tuesday, May 2nd. However, we will not run buses east of the Black River bridge due to its potential closing at some point tomorrow.
If you live in East Pocahontas and are affected by the current evacuation we ask that you contact your child's school, when possible, if we need to make alternative arrangements this afternoon regarding transportation of your child.
The district remains in close contact with local and state authorities regarding river levels and the potential for additional road closures. We do not plan to close early at this time but parents may pick their children up early if needed and they wish to do so.
The 4A State Track Meet scheduled for tomorrow at Pocahontas has been moved to Paragould due to the forecast of rising flood waters.
The Flower, Fish, Pine Tree and Turkey buses will definitely run modified routes tomorrow.
PSD will be in session tomorrow. Some buses will run modified routes due to flooding. Please contact our transportation dept. with specific questions.
Any school buses that cross the Black River bridge may be delayed to a non-school related accident on the bridge. Parents may contact the Transportation Department if they have questions.
The softball game scheduled for today, April 24, against Hoxie has been cancelled.
The baseball game against Rivercrest that was to be played today, April 21, has been cancelled. There will be a baseball game at Walnut Ridge on Monday, April 24, at 4:00.
The softball game against Hoxie that was scheduled to be played today, April 21, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 24, at 4:00.
The time for the softball game to be played today, April 20, against Highland has been changed to 3:30.
The baseball game that was to be played on Thursday, April 20, will now be played on Wednesday, April 19, at 3:30.
The baseball game that is to be played today, April 18, against Walnut Ridge will begin at 4:00 instead of 4:30.
The game against Rivercrest on Monday, April 17 has been cancelled. The baseball game against Rivercrest on Friday, April 21st WILL be played at 4:30 as a scheduled makeup game.
The game against Riverside that is to be played Friday, April 14th, will be a home game that will begin at 12:00. Also the game against Rivercrest on April 21st has been cancelled.
The baseball game that is scheduled to be played today, April 4, against Piggott will be played at Piggott.
The Redskin baseball games against Melbourne will be played at home today beginning at 4:00.
The softball games that were to be played today, March 29, against Melbourne have been cancelled.
The baseball game that was scheduled to be played today, March 29, against Melbourne has been cancelled.
Baseball games today, March 28, will begin at 4:00. Also, the baseball games scheduled to be played on Thursday will now be played on Wednesday, March 29, at 3:30.
The baseball game that was to be played today, March 27, at Westside has been cancelled.
The baseball game that is to played today, March 27, against Westside will now be played at Westside at 5:00 pm.
The softball game that was to be played today, March 27, against Harrisburg has been cancelled.
The softball game against Melbourne that was to be played on Thursday, March 30, has been changed to Wednesday, March 29.
The time for today's baseball game at Brookland has been changed to 4:00.
The softball game that was to be played today, March 14, against Cave City, has been cancelled.
The baseball game that was scheduled to be played today, March 14, will now be played tomorrow at 3:30.
The Peco Foods Track Relays that were to be held this week have been moved to March 28th (JH) and March 30 (SH).
The baseball game that was to be played today, March 13, at Melbourne, has been cancelled
The softball game that was to take place today, March 13, against Westside, has been cancelled.
Due to Arkansas Activity Association copyright agreements with the video streaming of the state finals, games may only be video streamed by the National Federation of High Schools Network. Individuals who are unable to attend the game in person may watch the finals at the following site: www.nfhsnetwork.com.
The Redskin baseball game on March 9 against Piggott will now be played at Pocahontas at 4:00.
The Redskin baseball game that was to be played today at Melbourne has been rescheduled for March 13 at 4:30.
The Redskin baseball game that was to be played at Melbourne today, March 7, has been cancelled.
The JH Track Meet at Pocahontas that was scheduled for today, March 7, has been cancelled.
Watch live now to see the Lady Redskins play in Round 2 of the State Playoffs. https://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/7081225
PJHS has been recognized, by the Office of Education Policy and Research, as a high-achieving junior high school. Read more at http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/downloads/2017/03/oep-awards_jh-achievement.pdf
Watch live tonight as the Pocahontas Sr Girls play Heber Springs at 7:00pm at https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/7048218
Pocahontas Public Schools will host the 4A-3 Senior High Conference Basketball Tournament February 13-18, 2017. Per conference bylaws, the only passes to be honored into the games will be 4A-3 conference passes as well as Arkansas Activities Association passes. The admission prices, as set forth by conference bylaws, will be $3 for students and $4 for adults.
The Pocahontas School District has been notified today, by the Arkansas Department of Health, that a high school student in the district has a confirmed case of the mumps. The district will work in collaboration with the Department of Health to provide information and guidance to parents regarding the virus. Per instructions from the Health Department, a letter will be sent home to parents of high school students and/or parents of students who ride the same bus as the student with the confirmed case of mumps. This letter will provide specific information and guidance to parents. The primary goal of the district is to ensure the health and wellness of our students and staff. Parents may contact their child’s school nurse with specific questions related to their child and/or the virus.
The boys and girls basketball games to be played on Thursday, February 2, at ICC have been canceled.
Jr/Sr Boys Basketball @ Corning has been changed from Thursday, Jan. 12 to Friday, Jan. 13 beginning at 4:00 pm.
Boy's basketball games, between Pocahontas & Hoxie, to be played tonight @ Hoxie have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Pocahontas Schools will be closed today due to current weather conditions.
The regular October Board meeting has been moved to Tuesday , October 18, and will take place in the District Meeting Room in the High School Business building. The meeting will begin at 8:00 p.m.
The 7th Gr. and Junior B volleyball games at ICC on Thursday, September 29, have been cancelled. All other scheduled volleyball games will be played.
The Junior Varsity football games that were to be played on 9/26 and 10/3 have both been cancelled.
The 7th grade and Jr. B Volleyball game against ICC has been cancelled.
All forms for the shots that will be given at Pocahontas High School and Junior High by the Health Department must be turned in Monday morning.
Our phones came back online around 1:30 pm today. Thank you CenturyLink!
Having some phone issues this morning. Inbound calls get a busy signal. Please hang tight while CenturyLink works to resolve the issue.
To access the Home Access Center-Click Explore on our website, select your school, Click Explore again. Listed under the Parents header.
Pocahontas Redskins will host Blytheville Chickasaws in AAA Benefit games on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. JH game @ 5:30 pm and SH game @ 7:30 pm. Tickets -$4.00 per person. Only AAA passes can be accepted per AAA requirements.
Thank you PSD staff and parents for your collaborative efforts towards making the first week of the new school year a positive one for our students! We hope each of them has a great year!
A fiber optic line has been cut in our area and is causing us to experience outages with our phones. We hope to have this resolved soon.
Please be advised, Pocahontas Public Schools and local responders are currently conducting an emergency response drill. The activity on campus is a drill and not an actual emergency.
PSD Campuses closed this afternoon. Emergency Response Drill in Progress.
Pocahontas Public School Child Nutrition Department announces the new web based school meal application process available now for applying for free/reduced school meals. Also available is the website for online payments for school meals. All may be accessed on the Pocahontas School District website. For more information or questions call Patty Moore @ 870-892-4573 ext 5030
First Day of School - August 15,2016
Our phone system is temporarily out of service for maintenance. Service should be restored before 12:00 p.m. today.
Happy Father's Day from all of us at the Pocahontas Public Schools!
The 2016-2017 yearly calendar has been posted here: http://5il.co/9dn It is also located under the "Explore" menu on our website.
Pocahontas Public Schools is proud to announce the launch of our new website. The website is now fully integrated with our App and Social Media accounts. www.pocahontaspsd.com
PJHS recognized, by OEP, as a HIGH-ACHIEVING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN ARKANSAS. officeforeducationpolicy.org/downloads/2016…
The Pocahontas School Board of Directors meeting will be Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the District Meeting Room at 8:00 pm.
Today's baseball game at Corning will be 1 7-inning varsity game beginning at 6:00 pm.
The softball game against GCT that was to be played on Friday, April 16, 2016, has been cancelled.
The regular monthly Pocahontas School Board meeting has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 8:00 pm in PJHS Library.
Peco Food Sr High Track Relays that were scheduled to take place today have been rescheduled for Monday, April 4, at 3:30.
Today's softball game against GCT has been cancelled.
Today's varsity game at Nettleton and JV game vs. Corning have both been rained out. No makeup dates have been determined.
Both our Girls & Boys basketball teams will play Wednesday night in the 4A East Regional at Riverview. Boys will play Riverview at 5:30 PM & Girls will play CAC at 7:00 PM. Good luck to both!
There is an updated version of our App for Android Phones now available in the Google Play Store. https://goo.gl/FYMQZq
Our Lady Skins advance to Friday night's 3-4A final with a 39-31 win over Harrisburg this afternoon.
Good Luck to our Skins & Lady Skins in tonight's 3-4A Dist. Tourn. semi-finals at Gosnell! Lady Skins vs Harrisburg @ 4 PM and Skins vs Westside at 5:30 PM.
Our Sr. Lady Skins will play Riverside, at home, tonight at 6 PM. Hope to have a big crowd for the last game of the regular season.
Pocahontas Schools will be closed, Thursday, Jan 21 due to a number of bus routes that continue to have a significant amount of icing.
The boys basketball games that were to take place tonight (Tuesday, January 19) have been cancelled.
Watch live tonight at 7:00pm as your undefeated Redskins Muzzle the Bulldogs. http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4521216
Watch live as your Redskins close out the regular season by taking on the Westside Warriors. Tune in tonight at 7:00pm at http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4391089
Watch live as your Redskins close out the regular season by taking on the Westside Warriors. Tune in at 7:00pm Friday at http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4391089
Watch tonight at 7:00pm as your Redskins continue their warpath VS the Highland Rebels. http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4391081
Watch the dedication of the Coach Dave Williams Statue at 2:00pm on @livestream: http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4460432?t=1445953097
Watch your Redskins take on the Rebels from Highland, live Friday at 7:00pm on PSD-TV http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4391081
Watch the dedication of the Coach Dave Williams Statue on @livestream: http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4460432?t=1445953097
Watch tonight's showdown between your Pocahontas Redskins VS the Gosnell Pirates live at http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv
Watch tonight's Homecoming game between Pocahontas and Brookland tonight at 7:00pm Here: http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4391078
Tune in live this Friday at 7:00pm to watch your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Brookland Bearcats for Homecoming. http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv
Today's junior high track meet is still planned, as scheduled.
Our 5th and 7th grade students are taking the PARCC assessment in science this morning.