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PHS Announcements - Friday, September 18th
Dianna Johnson
Friday, September 18, 2020


Friday, September 18th

It’s what’s for Lunch:  Quesadilla, Steamed Broccoli, Sweet Potato Puffs, Sidekick Slush  & Milk


In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs: 

  • Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Someone in the household has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19.

  • Student attending on-site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19.  If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test.

Please call Marlo Wardlow at 870-810-7409, or email information to

 Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Together we can help keep our Pocahontas School District family safe, healthy and ready to learn during this unique time.

Just a reminder: We cannot accept outside deliveries (flowers/gifts). Lunch/food deliveries are also not allowed.  Students who normally bring lunch will be required to eat in the cafeteria should they forget their lunch. There is a doorbell on the front door in which we will interact with parents, counselors, visitors, etc since we cannot allow you into the building. 

2020 Yearbook Pick-Up

Class of 2020 seniors, virtual students, on-campus students who did not pick up yearbooks can email She will pull your yearbook and make an appointment to pick it up between 12-12:30 on agreed upon date.  You can also give her permission to give your yearbook to a sibling, friend, etc.  Please note that yearbook staff is not responsible for the condition of the book upon delivery if this option is chosen.   

Further announcements will be made later on the sales of extra copies. 

STUDENT MEALS FREE OF CHARGE!  As of Sept. 8th through Dec. 31st, 2020. This applies to both breakfast and lunch.  

Anyone interested in joining the high school swim team, please join our google classroom 4uycinw.  There are swim folders you can pick up in the office for more information.  Practice will begin in October and our competitive season is from November through February.  Questions?  email

Any student in grades 7-12 who are interested in cross country running, please make contact as soon as possible with the coach @

Any student interested in joining the History Club, please email Ms. Galvan @ to let her know.

Any FFA Member wanting to run for an FFA Officer can start filling out an application starting today (9/2).  All applications must be turned in with officer candidate films by September 16th.  The Officer Applications are on the Pocahontas  FFA Google Classroom Page.  The Code for the classroom is ixrmgza.  If you have any questions contact Mr. Washburn or Mr. James.  

Any FFA Members wanting to sign up for Leadership Development Events please see Mr. Washburn. 


Student Parking:

~~If you drive and park on campus, you should have a parking hang tag.  $3.00 to purchase

~~Park only in your class designated area.  If you’re not sure where that is… ask the office. 

~~Do not back into parking spots- You must pull through.

~~Once you arrive on campus, you are not to sit in your vehicle.  You need to exit your vehicle and come into the building.  

VIRTUAL STUDENT PARKING:  If you come onto campus during the school day for athletics or band, you need a parking pass.  You also are to park on the high school campus and not at the junior high.  

Please remember that you should not have headphones in/on while in the hallways.  They should only be out when allowed in class. 

Bottled Water for sale in the Library  $1.00..Plain water and flavors (lemon, orange, and wild berry)

After school tutoring will begin September 1st. Tutoring will be held from 3:30-4:30. Math will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and all other subjects will be on Wednesday. There will be a virtual tutoring option through google meet for virtual students. On campus students will be expected to attend in-person tutoring. Any student who is currently interested in tutoring, or thinks they will be interested at any time throughout the year, should join the PHS Math Tutoring google classroom, using code 3dwagss and the PHS Literacy Tutoring google classroom using code wycakwu. Any virtual students interested in tutoring must join the google classroom to have access to the meet codes. Just like your regular classes, tutoring will have a different meet code each day. For tutoring questions, please email Mrs. Murray at 

SENIORS: Click this link,  Class of 21 Overview  ,(click the link>a drop down will pop up>when the hand appears click that link and the video will pop up)  from Jostens for an overview to order for Senior items.  Order Day is September 10th.  $60 deposit due with orders.  Balances are due in full March 1st. 


JUNIORS: Click this link, , (click the link>a drop down will pop up>when the hand appears click that link and the video will pop up) from Jostens for an overview to order class rings.  Order Day is September 11th.  $60 deposit due with orders. 


***A phone was turned in that was found in the girls bathroom in the business building on 9/14.  Come to the office and must identify to claim.  


Friday 9/18

Have a wonderful weekend!


~Wed., Sept. 23- Quiz Bowl tryouts, part 1, immediately after school in the cafeteria. 

~Wed., Sept. 30-  Quiz Bowl tryouts, part 2, immediately after school in the cafeteria. 

~Interested in an opportunity to learn skills and get experience in streaming video and audio to the internet.  Join the A/V Club… See your email for details and signing up.  

~Anyone interested in joining ART CLUB who has had at least one semester of art 9-12 grades is encouraged to join our Google Classroom.  rgomhom


Fall Senior Night will be September 25th @ 6:30 on the football field.  (Band, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball)

Senior Composite make ups and retakes are scheduled for September 30th!  Virtual students will need to sign in/out when they arrive on campus. 

Arkansas Paying for College Webinar  Wednesday, October 7, 2020  6:00 PM CST

Arkansas high school seniors and parents are invited to attend a free webinar, hosted by Sallie Mae and the Arkansas Division of Higher Education, entitled Paying for College. 

This webinar will cover federal financial aid, state awards, scholarships, tips for completing the FAFSA, and other options to consider in how to pay for college.     


To send transcripts/test scores when applying for college complete the PHS Transcript/Scores Release Request in Google Drive.  Fill out information completely and Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Hampton will send the documents for you.  See the School Record Release attachment from Mrs. Stewart to get your shot records sent as well. 



Please visit Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Stewart's PHS Counselor and Career Coach Webpage for regularly updated information.  You can find this website at or by going to the Pocahontas School District webpage, under Pocahontas High School, Staff, and Mrs. Hampton or Mrs. Stewart.  This will be your go-to site to find regularly-updated, important information, forms, and links pertaining to scholarship, college, career, testing, academic, and counseling-related topics. 

Juniors, if you are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) please complete this  PSAT/NMSQT Sign Up Form by Friday, September 18th. 

UCA (University of Central Arkansas in Conway) will hold a virtual Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for any interested seniors. 

Join UCA Zoom meeting here  Use password: ucabears


September 25th- Fall Senior Night - The PHS Booster Club will honor seniors before the game.  (Band, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball)

September 30th - Senior composite make ups and retakes. 


ACT Test Dates:   Registration Deadline

Sept. 19th   -----

Oct. 10th, 17th, 24th Sept. 25th

Dec. 12th Nov. 6th

Feb. 6th Jan. 8th 

April 17th March 12th 

June 12th May 7th

July 17th June 18th 

  • These tests are taken at an off-site (most PHS students choose to take it at BRTC) on various dates.

  • All 11th grade students will have the opportunity to take a free ACT test in February of their junior year at the high school.  Juniors do NOT have to register for this test!

  • Students in the 11th or 12th grade who qualify for free and/or reduced lunches, may receive an ACT Fee Waiver code! Email  to receive a waiver code





September 22nd- Salem (JrG/JrB, SrG/SrB) - Away @ 4:30

October 13th- Crowley’s Ridge (JrG/JrB, SrG/SrB) - Away @ 4:00

October 20th- Valley View (JrG/JrB, SrG/SrB)- Away @ 3:45

October 27th- District Meet (JrB/JrG, SrG/SrB) - TBA

November 5th/6th- State @ Hot Springs (SrB/SrG)- TBA


September 25th -  Rivercrest- HOME @ 7:00

October 2nd -  Gosnell- Away @ 7:00

October 9th -  Cave City- Away @ 7:00

October 16th- Trumann (Homecoming)- HOME @ 7:00

October 23rd- Westside- Away @ 7:00

October 30th- Blytheville- HOME @ 7:00

November 6th- Highland- Away @ 7:00


September 21st- Girls District @ Westside @ 9:00

September 22nd- Boys District @ Westside @ 9:00

September 28th- 30th- Away- Girls State @ Sage Meadows- TBA

October 5th-7th- Away- Boys State @ Highland Cherokee Village South- TBA


Tennis matches have been cancelled 9/14 - 9/28

September 22nd- All District Teams @ Allen Park in Jonesboro @ 3:30

September 28th- DISTRICT TOURNAMENT @ Allen Park in Jonesboro - TBA


September 22nd- Wynne- Away @ Wynne- ALL Teams @ 4:30

September 24th- Brookland- @ HOME- ALL Teams @ 4:30

September 28th- (rescheduled from 9/15) Trumann @ HOME- ALL Teams @ 4:30 

September 29th- Valley View- Away @ Valley View- ALL Teams @ 4:30

October 1st- Brookland Tournament - Away @ Brookland- Jr. A - TBA

October 5th- Crowley’s Ridge Academy- Away @ CRA- Jr. B/A, JV, Varsity @ 4:30

October 6th- Forrest City- Away @ Forrest City- ALL Teams @ 4:30

October 8th- Westside @ HOME- ALL Teams @ 4:30

October 13th- Trumann- Away @ Trumann- ALL Teams @ 4:30

October 12th-  Wynne @ HOME- ALL Teams @ 4:30- RS from 8/27

October 15th- Highland @ HOME- ALL Teams @ 4:30

October 17th- Jr. High District - TBA- Jr. A- TBA

October 17th-22nd- Sr. High District (1st Round) - TBA- Varsity- TBA

October 27th- November 2nd-  STATE TOURNEY- TBA- Varsity- TBA