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PHS Announcements - Thursday, April 18th
Dianna Johnson
Thursday, April 18, 2019



Thursday, April 18th

***Announcements presented to you by the Senior Technology Seminar Class***

Lunch : Bacon Cheeseburger, French Fries, Sand Salad Cup, Cookie, Fruit, Milk

CHARACTER TRAITS: Patience- “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”- Aristotle



REMINDER:  Students when you arrive on campus DO NOT SIT IN YOUR VEHICLES. Students are to come into the building and not gather in the parking lot!


The Coffee House now has 8oz. Bottles of water for 50 cents.


***Students who plan to attend BRTC during the summer or next school year need to see the BRTC representative on SEGP nights and this MUST be taken care of next week.


***Students who plan on taking BRTC online courses next year will not be allowed to leave our campus (regardless of the whether they pay full tuition price or not).


SENIORS! The Arkansas Challenge Scholarship awards have been released. Please check the email account you used to register for instructions on how to accept the scholarship. If yours still says “eligibility pending” please go see Lindsay Stewart. Seniors…… The Project Graduation agreement is out by the bulletin board across from the office!  These must be returned to Mrs. Dianna no later than May 3rd and the sooner the better please!   We need each senior to fill one out regardless of whether or not you are attending so that we can get a t-shirt size.

Attention 10th and 11th grade girls, you can now apply for Girls Who Code FREE Summer Immersion Program!  Email Mrs. Phelps for more information.

Learn more:


Flyers for students and parents


PHS Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 24th (9:00-2:30) in the Student Center/Study Hall.  Please sign up in Math & Science wing by Mrs. Steimel/Murray's room by Monday, April 21st. Must be 16+ years old and if 16, you will need a parent consent form (also outside Steime/Murray classroom).


St. Bernard's is now accepting applications for this summer's Jr. Volunteer Program. The program allows students (ages 15 – 18) an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting where they will explore careers and gain experience in helping others. Participants will gain hands on experience in surgery, laboratory, nursing, radiology, rehabilitative services, exercise science, pharmacy and more! It will be a three-week session where we will accept 16 students into the program. The session will be held from July 12-August 2. *Remember, all High School students that are 15-18 years of age are eligible to apply. See the nurse for an application.


PHS Relay for Life Team!

Money collected so far:

Seniors: $70.05

Juniors: $17.32

Sophomores: $15.25


Select teachers have jars set up in their classroom to collect change for the Relay for Life.  Like last year, the class that collects the most change between now and April 30th will win a free soda and snack! If you do not have a teacher with a jar in their room, you can put your change in your class jar in the office or library.  We all know someone who is battling cancer or who has lost their fight to cancer. Let’s all come together and help raise money for this great cause!


PHS Clothing closet has coats and new shoes for use… Visit the closet if you have any clothing needs and take what you need.  Prom dresses are also available! Please leave it organized :)

Reminder: Please remember once a student has reached 6 absences in any given class period that a parent note will not excuse that absence. After 6 absences, the only notes that excuse students are doctor notes, death or serious injury in the immediate family, an appt with government agency, participation in FFA, FHA, or 4H activities, or exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the principal/assistant principal. Please also remember excuse notes must be presented to the office within 5 days of returning to school. Notes presented more that 5 days may not be accepted. Notes should be turned into the office first thing in the morning, (for more

details see page 27/28  of the District Pupil Policies handbook.)



Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Stewart's Facebook page, BRTC Career Coach. The

site will be updated regularly with special events and important information regarding college

and career planning


Parents and students! Please follow Mrs. Hampton’s Remind updates for specific grade


Seniors        Text @phs18-19sr          to the number 81010

Juniors        Text @phs18-19jr           to the number 81010

Sophomores    Text @phs18-19so         to the number 81010.



The ACT Scholarship Giveaway for Sophomores & Juniors

Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) have a chance to win. It’s just that easy! One lucky student will win a $40,000 scholarship + a bonus $5,000 tech package! Three winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship + a $5,000 tech package.

Deadline is April 22nd.

2019 Student-View Scholarship Program

The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.  Visit  

Student Insights will award the following prizes:

  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.

  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each


.  * Please do NOT use your PHS student e-mail address for ACT, FAFSA, YOUniversal, college applications, etc.  You will not have access to it after you graduate.


  1. (ONLINE) Complete FAFSA - If you are considering going to college, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online @ (You may pick up a FAFSA ID Worksheet from Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Hampton to record your login information. You WILL need this every year.)  

  2. (ONLINE) Complete YOUniversal Scholarship - Complete the YOUniversal Scholarship application online @ (to qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship)

  3. (ONLINE) Apply to Colleges – Complete online applications as an incoming, undergraduate freshman for any potential colleges you are considering attending

(Some colleges charge an application fee.  If you receive free/reduced lunches, you may be able

to obtain a fee waiver.  See Mrs. Hampton for more information.)

  1. (COUNSELOR) Submit Transcript Request – Obtain a transcript request form (list all colleges for which you completed an online application) from Mrs. Hampton or Mrs. Stewart, and return it to Mrs. Hampton.  

(This allows your listed colleges to receive your official transcript and ACT scores. You may also

need to complete a shot-record release form with Mrs. Gholson.)

  1. (ONLINE) Check Regularly – Make sure you check your email, FAFSA account, YOUniversal account, and college application accounts for any messages or tasks that still need to be completed.  You will have to ‘accept’ financial aid awards. WATCH DEADLINES!



Online Courses through BRTC - If you wish to take an online course

through BRTC, you must have a period in your PHS schedule to complete

the course work in the computer lab/study hall.  You will be counted absent if

you do not attend that class every day, just as your other PHS classes.


Dual Credit Courses (on BRTC Campus) - These courses must be pre-

approved by Mrs. Hampton.  If you wish to take a course on the BRTC

campus during the school day, you must provide the days and times the

course meets and have it pre-approved by Mrs. Hampton.  If the course will

not allow you to have 6 credit-classes in your PHS schedule per day, you will

not be approved to take the course.



If you are in 11th or 12th grade and receive free or reduced lunches, see Mrs. Hampton for one fee waiver each school year.  To register, visit

Test Dates                                                   Registration Deadline

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019

Thursday, April 18 ACT Aspire Summative (All 10th grade students)

Morning only (Science and Writing)

Reminder: To take the ACT, you MUST take your ticket, a photo ID, a calculator, and pencils. Photo ID’s can be made at the DMV for $5.00


11th Grade – 1 day in Spring Semester

12th Grade – 1 day in Fall Semester

                 – 1 day in Spring Semester

If you are planning to take a College Day, please remember you must not have exceeded the

allowable absences in a semester and you will need to get a form from the office prior to the

visit. The student must meet with the school counselor and have the form signed by the

counselor and a parent; then turn into the office the day before visit. The student must provide

written verification of the visit to the office upon returning to school.


All representatives will set up in the student center during lunch  


10th-12th grade students, do you plan to play college sports? Pick up info about NCAA and

NAIA in the counselor’s office.


Please join Mrs. Hampton’s Google Classroom titled Scholarships/Contests to get information

and updates about available scholarships and contests! To join, go to Google Classroom and

enter the class code: ip32r8… or you can stop by the counselor’s office to pick up a paper copy of the list.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies summer program (in California) is now accepting applications for various summer residential camps/institutes in arts, humanities, science, and math for students in grades 8 and up. Deadlines to apply are approaching quickly. Admission is very competitive, and there is limited financial aid available. For more information, visit

2020 Census Jobs:  A variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff are available to graduating seniors (must be 18 before you start.)

Hey guys! Are you 18 years old? Have you registered with Selective Service?  Selective service isn't the draft. There is no draft and hasn't been for nearly 40 years.  Selective Service is important for our country, and it's the law! It's adding your name to a database to be used only in a national emergency.  By registering, you stay eligible for college loans, job training, jobs with the government, citizenship for male immigrants, and a driver's license in most states.  It only takes 2 minutes, and you can register online at


St. Bernards Medical Center Babysitting Class (for students 12 years or older)

St.Bernards Medical Center is offering a fun and interactive babysitting class for students 12 years or older this summer! Select one date to come and learn the business!

  • Dates Available (Select one): May 29, 30, June 5, 6,10 ,11,

  • Time 8am-3:00pm

  • Location: St.Bernards Health and Wellness Center, First Floor Classroom

  • Cost: $30.00 includes lunch, snacks and supplies

  • Call 207-7822 to register

  • Wear tennis shoes!

  • Course also includes CPR and First Aid Safety! (No CPR cards will be issued. If you would like a card, there is an additional charge; see instructors for details.)


Entries accepted through April 21st

Law Day Art and Essay Contest (Arkansas Supreme Court)

The Arkansas Supreme Court is holding an art and essay contest for all Arkansas

students in grades 4-12. The contest comes in advance of a Law Day ceremony, which will take place on May 1. This year’s Law Day theme is freedom of expression.

Law Day Art Contest Flyer

Chief Justice John Dan Kemp will present awards to the winners during the May 1

ceremony at the Justice Building at 625 Marshall Street in Little Rock. A

winner will be chosen from the following grade levels: 4-6th grade, 7-9th

grade, and 10-12th grade.

When submitting an entry, please indicate the contestant’s grade level. Essays

should be no more than 500 words. If submitting art, please include a brief

description of the piece and its meaning.  

Submit your entries to Karen Steward.

Karen Steward

Arkansas Justice Building

625 Marshall Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

  • If you have any questions, call Karen at 501-410-1935.

Deadline April 26th

St Bernards Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer Program (For students ages 15-18)

The program allows students (ages 15 – 18) an opportunity to volunteer in a

hospital setting where they will explore careers and gain experience in

helping others. Participants will gain hands on experience in surgery,

laboratory, nursing, radiology, rehabilitative services, exercise science,

pharmacy and more! It will be a three-week session where we will accept 15

Students into the program. The session will be held from July 12-August 2.

Must have a 2.75 GPA


Thursday 4/18

  • @Home vs Blytheville Track 4A-3 Jr High Conference @ Home

  • NHS members interested in volunteering to help Alma Spikes transfer mulch for the Pre-School playground, please see Mrs. Steimel

  • PHS Blood Drive-  Sign Ups are about full!! To donate for RBC, girls must be 5'5" and weigh 150 lbs.  Boys must be 130 lbs and 5'1". An alternative sheet is posted for anyone who did not get to sign up. We will call from this sheet as needed throughout the day.

  • Any student who has signed up to take Senior Technology Seminar next year, needs to pick up an application form from Mrs. Blalock if you haven’t already done so.

Friday 4/19

  • No School - Good Friday

  • Baseball @Home vs Tuckerman

  • Softball @Home vs Tuckerman

Monday 4/22

  • NHS Officer meeting Monday at lunch... Please bring your lunch.  

  • PHS Blood Drive-  Sign Ups are about full!! To donate for RBC, girls must be 5'5" and weigh 150 lbs.  Boys must be 130 lbs and 5'1". An alternative sheet is posted for anyone who did not get to sign up. We will call from this sheet as needed throughout the day.



Apr 21-24 State FFA convention in Hot Springs

April 22 Deadline for Student Council officer petitions. Also, pick up paper for class officer elections on this day.

April 24 Elections for Student Council officers

Apr 27 Prom at BRTC

Apr 28 There will be a Project Graduation meeting at 2:00 in the high school cafeteria.  

Apr 29 Pick up paperwork for Student Council Representatives for each class. There is 4 for each class.

Apr 30 Jr & Sr High Spring Choir Concert from 6-8 in the Jr High Gym

May 1 Deadline for Class officer petitions

May 2 FFA Chapter Banquet @ Junior High cafeteria. At 6pm

May 3 Election for class officers

May 8 Deadline for paperwork for Student Council Class Representatives

May 10 Class Representative elections


Apr 22 Home vs Hillcrest

Apr 24 Start of District Tournament @ Brookland

May 2 Start of Regional Tournament

May 9-11 State Tournament


Apr 24 Start of District Tournament @ Brookland

May 2nd Start of Regionals


Apr 18 4A-3 Jr High Conference @ Home

Apr 25 4A-3 Sr High Conference @ Batesville