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PHS Announcements - Monday, November 30th
Dianna Johnson
Monday, November 30, 2020


Monday, November 30th 

It’s what’s for Lunch: Pizza, Romaine Salad, Lite Ranch, Celery Stix, Fruit  & Milk

STUDENT MEALS FREE OF CHARGE!  Sept. 8th - Dec. 31st, 2020. (Breakfast and Lunch)


2nd Nine Weeks Learning:  Please remember to make changes in your learning status you must notify the office prior to change.  

~~~If you are virtual and want to return to onsite, please email or call the office 870-892-4573 ext 4002. 

~~~If you are onsite and wish to go virtual, a parent must call the office  at 870-892-4573 ext. 4002 so that we can discuss the expectations of a virtual student in regards to attendance, grades and internet access.  

Students: Please remember that you need to sign in at the office if you arrive after the 8:00 a.m. tardy bell and you must ALWAYS sign out in the office if you check out before the end of the day! 

2020 Chieftain Yearbooks are available… $45  Cash or check only.              

2021 Yearbooks on Sale-  pre-order for $40.00 now through January 31st.   Purchase online at or at school with cash/check payable to Pocahontas High School.  See Ms. Crutcher in Room #4. 

Don’t forget your mask! Students are provided 3 masks by the school.  One was distributed in red folders.  Students have two more masks they can get from the office as they are needed.  Students should provide their own mask, however, disposable masks are available for the occasions one is forgotten.  

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.

***Students who are tested for COVID-19 may not return with a negative rapid antigen test.  They must have a negative PCR, a doctor’s note with an alternate diagnosis, or have completed their quarantine/isolation period as ordered.*** 

ATTENTION:  If you are under quarantine or test positive for Covid, you may not attend any school events on campus.

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. 

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.  

After school 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 


Any 9th-12th grade boy who wants to play baseball should notify Coach Eddington via email at

*please note there was a typo in the initial baseball registration email address ~ if you emailed previously please email again with the address posted above. 

10th Grade:  ACT Testing Security Agreement- If you have not turned in a form with parent signature, please do so immediately.  Testing will be done in English classes.  Copies can be obtained from your English teacher or the office.  

Monday 11/30

Welcome Back!  Happy to see you and hope you had a good break! 

Tuesday December 1st

Juniors- Jostens will be here @ 9:00 for ring delivery for juniors!  Orders must be paid in full before rings will be given. 

Boys Basketball- Walnut Ridge JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:00

Girls Basketball-  Walnut Ridge SG/SB… AWAY @ 6:00

Swim- HOME @ 5:30

Wednesday December 2nd

Thursday December 3rd

Boys Basketball- Doniphan MO JV/SB… HOME @ 5:00

Friday December 4th

Lifetouch picture retakes/makeups for sophomores & juniors.  Virtual appointment time is 1:00-2:00.  DO NOT come to campus for pictures if you are under quarantine. 

Boys Basketball- Tuckerman JB/SB… @ HOME @ 4:30

Girls Basketball-  Tuckerman JG/JB/SG/SB… HOME @ 4:30


NHS Members:  All NHS members need to check the NHS Google Classroom to watch a quick video on how they can earn easy service hours in the next two weeks. 

NHS Classroom Code: 3gddxwh

CHESS CLUB:  Mrs. Kercheval is looking for those of you who would be interested in playing chess this year. The platform for tournaments will be primarily online through That will be the way we practice, as well. Practice will be Thursday afternoons after school. 

If you are a good chess player and want to play competitively, let her know! If you are a beginner and want to improve, we would love to have you as well! 


Local Scholarship applications have been sent to your email by Mrs. Hampton and are due no later than Friday, January 22nd!    


~~Seniors check the list on the board across the office or in your English room for the correct spelling of your name. This is the name that will appear on your diploma. If this name is incorrect it will be incorrect on your diploma. Please contact the office for any changes.  

~~Seniors to send transcripts/test scores when applying for college, complete this 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 Shot Record Release Form attachment from Mrs. Stewart to get your shot records sent as well. Return shot record release forms to or the PHS nurse's office.



Stephanie Hampton, PHS Counselor-  (870) 892-4573 ext. 4004

Lindsay Stewart, PHS Career Coach -   (870) 892-4573 ext. 4013 


ALL STUDENTS:  Please visit the PHS Counselor and Career Coach Webpage for regularly updated information! You can also find this link on the Pocahontas School District Website>Schools>Pocahontas High School>Menu>Staff>Stephanie Hampton or Lindsay Stewart.  PARENTS:  If you would also like access to the PHS Counselor and Career Coach Webpage, please click on this link and request access or send an email to Mrs. Hampton or Mrs. Stewart requesting access.


SENIORS & PARENTS:  This link will take you to a 6-minute financial aid mini workshop (Zoom webinar) titled Paying for College: Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes Parents Make. View the full-hour webinar here: Beat the High Cost of College!   


ACT Test Dates:   Registration Deadline

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 location (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! Students, request an ACT waiver code here.


Spring 2021 BRTC Applications ~ 

This is just a reminder that you MUST submit a new BRTC application EACH semester to receive college credit for any course!  This includes PHS courses for concurrent credit, Career & Technical Program courses, and BRTC online courses. Please remember all forms and a plethora of other information can be found on our PHS Counselor & Career Coach webpage.  


*Save applications to your Google Drive; right click on form title; 'Open with Kami or DocHub'; complete and sign; have a parent sign; email to Mrs. Hampton @





PHS Courses Available for BRTC Concurrent Credit

Spring 2021 BRTC Concurrent Credit Application  


DUAL CREDIT  (Online or BRTC Campus Courses)

Dual Credit Course Information

BRTC Spring 2021 Schedules

Spring 2021 BRTC Dual Credit Application


Seniors, don't forget to regularly check out our PHS Counselor & Career Coach page for upcoming scholarship deadlines.  You can find the scholarships page by clicking on seniors>financial aid>scholarship/contestsScroll down the page to see the list of scholarships by deadline to apply.


Sidenote:  If you come across a page that says "you don't have permission to view" or a bad link, please let Mrs. Hampton know.    :)  




December 8th- HOME @ 5:30

January 5th- HOME @ 5:30

January 12th- HOME @ 5:30

January 21st- HOME @ 5:30

January 28th- HOME @ 5:30

February 2nd- HOME @ 5:30

February 9th- District/Conference Meet - HOME @ 5:30

March 1st- State Meet @ Texarkana

-REDSKIN BASKETBALL-   please see below for game voucher information    

December 7th- Brookland 7th/JB/SB @ HOME @ 5:00

December 11th- Searcy JV/SB… @ HOME @ 5:30

December 14th- Blytheville JB/SB... @ HOME @ 5:30

December 17th- Southside 7th/JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:30

December 22nd- Walnut Ridge JB/SB… @ HOME @ 5:00

December 29th- Tuckerman JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:30

December 30th- Paragould JB/SB… @ HOME @ 5:30

January 4th- Trumann 7th/JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:00

January 7th- Valley View JB/SB… AWAY @ 6:00

January 11th- Highland 7th/JB/SB… @ HOME @ 5:00

January 14th-  Westside 7th/JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:00

January 19th-  Trumann 7th/JB/SB @ HOME @ 5:00

January 22nd- Southside 7th/JB/SB @ HOME @ 5:00

January 26th- Brookland JB/SB… AWAY @ 6:00

January 29th- Valley View JB/SB @ HOME @ 6:00

February 2nd- Blytheville JB/SB… AWAY @ 5:30

February 5th-  Westside 7th/JB/SB @ HOME @ 5:00

February 6th-13th- Junior High District Tournament - TBA

February 9th- Highland SG/SB… AWAY @ 6:00

February 11th- Thayer, MO SB/JV… AWAY @ 5:30

February 15th-19th- Senior High District Tournament - TBA

February 22nd-27th- Regional Tournament - TBA

March 1st-6th- State Tournament - TBA 

-LADY REDSKIN BASKETBALL-  please see below for game voucher information

December 8th-  Brookland SGjvB/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

December 10th- Doniphan SGjv/SG/SBjv/SB… HOME @ 5:00

December 11th-  Cave City 7th/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

December 15th-  Blytheville JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

December 18th-  Southside 7th/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

December 22nd-  Walnut Ridge JG/JB/SG/SB… HOME @ 4:30

December 29th-  Tuckerman SG/SB… AWAY @ 6:00

January 5th-  Trumann 7th/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

January 8th-  Valley View  7th/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

January 12th-  Highland  7th/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

January 15th-  Westside  JGjv/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

January 18th-  Trumann  7th/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

January 21st-  Southside  7th/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

January 25th-  Brookland  JGjv/JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

January 28th-  Valley View  7th/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

February 1st- Blytheville  JG/SG… HOME @ 5:00

February 4th-  Westside  SGjv/JG/SG… AWAY @ 5:00

February 8th thru 13th-  Jr High District Tournament  JG/JB… Trumann

February 9th- Highland  7th/SG/SB… AWAY @ 5:00

February 12th-  Buffalo Island Central… SGjv/SG… AWAY @ 6:00

February 15th thru 20th-  Sr High District Tournament… Brookland

Pocahontas Girls and Boys Basketball Voucher Information

Pocahontas Redskin Basketball Season is upon us and as all are aware, with Covid guidelines and restrictions, our seating capacity is very limited. 

There will be approximately 120 General Admission vouchers available for each of the 7th grade, Junior High and Senior High girls and boys basketball home games.  Each game will have an individual voucher.  If you wish to attend multiple games you must have a voucher for each of them.  The gym will be emptied at the conclusion of each game before spectators for the following game are allowed to enter.  If you have multiple vouchers you will exit and re-enter each time.  Cost to enter the gym with a valid voucher is $2.00 per game.  All general admission vouchers for girls and boys home games must be picked up the day prior to the Home game.  Vouchers can be picked up from the Basketball Coaches office between the hours of 8:00-9:45 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.  There will be a maximum of FOUR general admission vouchers per person given. 

There will be 50 Student vouchers available for each of the 7th grade, Junior High, and Senior High girls and boys basketball home games. Each game will have an individual voucher.  If you wish to attend multiple games you must have a voucher for each of them.  The gym will be emptied at the conclusion of each game before spectators for the following game are allowed to enter.  If you have multiple vouchers you will exit and re-enter each time. Cost to enter the gym with a valid voucher is $2.00 per game.  All student vouchers for girls and boys home games can be picked up from the Basketball Coaches office the day prior to the home game between 7:00-7:45 a.m.  Each student will be allowed ONE student voucher per game.  Senior high students will be given priority for student vouchers up until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the game.  At that time they will be available to Junior High students. 

Pocahontas School District staff members may pick up vouchers in the Basketball coaches office the day prior to the home game, between 7:00-7:45 a.m.

ALL PASSES… school employee passes, AAA passes, student athletic passes, and senior citizen passes will require a voucher. 

All home basketball games will be Live Streamed via PSD-TV.  All remaining vouchers will be at the gate.  

Vouchers for AWAY basketball games will be announced as available.