IMPORTANT INFORMATION - The end of the first 9 weeks will be tomorrow Friday, October 23rd and the office will need to be made aware of any changes in regards to onsite or virtual for the 2nd nine weeks. Please make any changes by noon on Friday, October 23rd. ~~~If you are an onsite student and plan to continue onsite, you do not need to do anything. ~~~If you are currently an office approved virtual student and are going to remain virtual, you do not need to do anything.~~~If you are virtual and want to return to onsite, please email email@example.com or call the office 870-892-4573 ext 4002. ~~~If you onsite and wish to go virtual, you must have a parent 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. Changes need to be made by noon on 10/23 and are for the duration of the 2nd nine weeks (10/26 - 12/18). It is important to note that a student must be office approved to be virtual and students cannot be onsite and decide to "take a virtual day".
This Friday, October 23, watch your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Warriors of Westside. Live on PSD-TV at 7:00pm. https://youtu.be/hNGko5jzKVY
SENIORS: BRTC will be having a Zoom "BRTC Tuition Presentation" on Monday, October 26th, from 7-8 p.m. Students and parents are invited to join the meeting at this link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fblackrivertech.zoom.us%2Fj%2F94572014288&sa=D&ust=1603657617097000&usg=AOvVaw1pROfiwMpp3-dpzA6GoUgr
Making Changes to Virtual or Onsite Instruction~ Changes are allowed at the nine weeks and the first nine weeks ends this Friday, October 23rd. Students wishing to change from virtual to onsite instruction need to have a parent/guardian call the office no later than noon this Friday. Students wishing to change from onsite to virtual instruction should have quality internet and have a parent/guardian call the office no later than noon this Friday. Students who are currently onsite or office approved virtual and wish to maintain their current status do not have to notify the office. Please call 870-892-4573 ext. 4002, by noon this Friday, October 23rd for any changes.
Pocahontas Marching Redskins will be participating in the Region V Marching Assessment on Monday, October 19th at our own football stadium. The performance will begin at 4:30pm on Monday and will last about 15 minutes. Admission is free but supporters will need to have a voucher to enter the west gate. Students and families may pick up vouchers from the band room.
Friday, October 16th - PHS 2020 Homecoming. The following are the guidelines for this event. -A voucher is needed to enter for coronation or the football game. -One voucher is good for one entrance fee - $4 for adults and $3 for students. -Upon entrance into the stadium, a voucher must be presented and taken by the gate worker. (You will not keep your voucher.) -Coronation begins at 6:20 p.m. at Schoonover Stadium. -Redskin Football will begin at 7:00 p.m. -If someone has a voucher and plans to attend coronation only, they will give the gate worker their voucher and pay. Then they may exit after the coronation ceremony. As they exit, they may receive a voucher to give to someone who is wanting to attend the football game. The person receiving the voucher would still have to pay upon entering the stadium. -No Re-entry without a voucher and without paying. -Please remember to bring all items that you will need, during the coronation or the game, as you enter the stadium. (Stadium seats, blankets, coats, cameras, etc.) No leaving and re-entry without a voucher and without paying.
On Monday, October 19th the Pocahontas Marching Redskins will be performing their 2020 show in front of judges for our Region Competition. This performance is what qualifies the group to attend the State Championship at War Memorial Stadium. Due to Covid, this year the state has decided this would be the best way to keep our students safe by sending judges to each school instead of everyone in the region showing up at the same location. With that being said, we would love to have an amazing audience to cheer our students on. Parents, faculty, and our community are welcome to attend this event. We will be handing out vouchers for the performance and mask/social distancing are a requirement. Vouchers will be handed out at the Band room office starting Friday. This is a FREE event! It will be a short and sweet performance starting at 4:30pm! Our performance will also be lived streamed on Facebook at this link https://fb.me/e/cyUgctpOM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - The end of the first 9 weeks will be next Friday, October 23rd and the office will need to be made aware of any changes in regards to onsite or virtual for the 2nd nine weeks. Please make any changes by noon on Friday, October 23rd. ~~~If you are an onsite student and plan to continue onsite, you do not need to do anything. ~~~If you are currently an office approved virtual student and are going to remain virtual, you do not need to do anything. ~~~If you are virtual and want to return to onsite, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 870-892-4573 ext 4002. ~~~If you onsite and wish to go virtual, you must have a parent 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. Please remember these changes need to be made by noon on 10/23 and are for the duration of the 2nd nine weeks (10/26 - 12/18). It is important to note that a student must be office approved to be virtual and students cannot decide to "take a virtual day".
Join us live for the 2020 PHS Homecoming Coronation and Sr football game vs Trumann. Coronation starting at 6:20 with the football game starting at 7:00pm. Watch live on PSD-TV at https://youtu.be/fvIgIqHH06Q
We are aware that there have been issues with the streaming of sports in the past few weeks. We have made some changes and upgraded some of our equipment to enhance the experience. We believe this will make this a better experience for our community.
PHS will be back in session Wednesday, October 7th. Onsite students will return to campus and virtual students will continue to log on to regular scheduled classes.
Just a reminder that Pocahontas High School (only PHS 10-12) will be virtual instruction only on Monday, October 5th & Tuesday, October 6th. Students cannot come on to campus for onsite instruction as the gas is shut off to repair a leak in the parking lot.
Tonight your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Gosnell Pirates. Watch it live tonight on PSD-TV at 7:00pm. https://youtu.be/vyrv1VcUCbs
Homecoming Spirit Days! Monday, October 12th - Favorite Movie/TV character Tuesday, October 13th - Elderly Day Wednesday, October 14th - Decade Day Thursday, October 15th - Career Day Friday, October 16th - Red & White Day
Homecoming Court Senior Maids: Lindsey Gazaway, Madalyn Hogan, Grace Holt, Brooklyne Reed, Anna Schmidt Junior Maids: Jessica Baltz, Kaylee Dickson, Peyton Edington, Marisa McVay Sophomore Maids: Isabella Jansen, Hailey Hogan, Gracie Martin
SENIORS: Baby pictures are due Friday, October 2nd. They should be sent to email@example.com. Please choose only one picture and do not send original copies if turning in a physical copy.
Sophomore & Junior picture retakes will be November 2nd.
2020 Chieftain Yearbooks will be for sale in front of the high school this Wednesday, September 30th, from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m for class of 2020 seniors who did not pre-order. They are $45. Students who pre-ordered but have not yet picked up their books can also pick them up at this time. Cash or check only. 2020 Chieftain Yearbooks will be available starting October 5th for this year's juniors and seniors. Books can be reserved by completing the form attached. They will be distributed during lunch starting 10/5. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzexu09jS7GqKOQVdzJBjuI54ymitBoOMMPqCOKj3R3gzUsw/viewform?usp=sf_link Cash or check only.
Senior Composite Retakes are tomorrow, September 30th. If you have not confirmed your time you need to do so IMMEDIATELY. Baby pictures are due October 2nd and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please choose only one picture and do not send original copies if turning in a physical copy.
It's about that time so we are announcing this year's Homecoming theme will be !!! Friday Night Lights !!!
PHS Student progress reports are posted in HAC accounts. We are not passing out hard copies in classes due to the volume of students that are virtual. A hard copy can be requested from the office.
Lifetouch will be here tomorrow 9/17, for fall pictures for 10th & 11th grade onsite students. Virtual Student pictures will be taken from 1:00-2:00 in the library. Please sign in and out when you arrive/leave campus. Forms were passed out Monday in English classes. Extra forms are available in the office. Or order online at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVT82XF9S. A make up date will be announced at a later time for those not able to take pictures on 9/17.
September 17th: Lifetouch will be here for fall pictures for 10th & 11th grade onsite students, we will do all calls to send students for pictures. Virtual Student pictures will be taken from 1:00-2:00 to the library. Please sign in and out when you arrive/leave campus.
Senior Composite make ups and retakes are scheduled for September 30th!
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 email@example.com 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.
STUDENT MEALS FREE OF CHARGE! As of Sept. 8th through Dec. 31st, 2020. This applies to both breakfast and lunch.
This Friday, September 11th, watch your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Paragould Rams at 7:00pm. Live on your home for Redskins sports, PSD-TV. https://youtu.be/ItvCXyXgKdk
JUNIORS: Click this link, https://view.vidreach.io/q/T2yGQ8Ep from Jostens for an overview to order class rings. Order Day is September 11th. $60 deposit due with orders.
SENIORS: Click this link, Class of 21 Overview from Jostens for an overview to order for Senior items. Order Day is September 10th. $60 deposit due with orders.
Watch live tonight at 7:00pm as your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Nettleton Raiders on PSD-TV, your student led home for Redskins sports. https://youtu.be/R4qljmIfflc
2020 Yearbook Pick-Up Any class of 2020 seniors who pre-ordered a 2020 yearbook can pick them up from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th. Virtual students who pre-ordered yearbooks can pick them up from 4:30-6:00 p.m. next Wednesday, September 9th. All pick ups will be on the porch in front of the high school. Yearbooks for on-campus students who pre-ordered will be distributed in their 4th hour class on Tuesday, September 8th. Further announcements will be made later on the sale of extra copies.
Message from Superintendent Jerry Martens on the upcoming millage vote. https://youtu.be/FVK1JtAkHDo
The Pocahontas School Board Community meeting will be held Monday, August 31 beginning at 5:30pm at the Pocahontas Community Center. The School Board will be answering questions concerning the New High School Project and drawings of the high school will be available for viewing.
Watch live tonight at 7:00pm as your Pocahontas Redskins take on Batesville Southside. Live tonight on PSD-TV at https://youtu.be/rwVTk_45ohs
Red folders can be picked up until 4 pm this afternoon. Forms are due no later than Wednesday, 8/26. To receive a Chromebook on Monday morning, an agreement signed by the parent and student must be presented or an online submission can be made on the school web page.
If you did not pick up a Chromebook during one of our drive-thru pickup days, students may pick them up on the first day of school. Technology Staff will be located at MDW, PJHS, & PHS at 8am (Alma at 10am), on the first day of school to hand out Chromebooks to any student that has yet to receive one. A signed online form or a signed paper form must be present in order for them to receive their device. If you do not submit one online, please send a signed paper copy with your child on the first day of school. You can fill one out online here. https://bit.ly/2Yj06rs
Red folders are due no later than Wednesday, August 26th. Turn in before the first day of school would be appreciated but not required. The Chromebook agreement must be signed by the parent and student before a Chromebook will be issued on the first day of school.
PHS Drive-Thru Orientation tonight from 1:00-7:00! Chromebooks will be handed out only with parent/student signed consent. BTS red folders will be handed out also.
PHS Drive-Thru Orientation will be Thursday, August 13th from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Please see your student email or documents posted on the PHS webpage for more information.
For Back to School information and supply lists by teacher please go to the school webpage @ Pocahontaspsd.com > PHS > Menu > Documents.
You can now electronically submit the Chromebook 1:1 Program Agreement and Opt-Out Forms at the bottom of our Chromebook page under Submit Online. https://www.pocahontaspsd.com/o/district/page/chromebook-1-1--2
Parents/Students: Please read the following policy PRIOR to pick up. Pick up plans will be announced soon. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/833690/Pocahontas_School_District_1_1_Chromebook_Program_-_Handbook_and_Policies.pdf
PHS Parents/Students: If you are choosing the Virtual Learning option for your student(s) please complete the survey by Monday, August 10th. Please see the Virtual Learning video posted on the school webpage by Mr. Martens and the survey link is posted underneath the video.
Please read Chromebook user Handbook/policy prior to picking up a Chromebook at Orientation. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/833690/Pocahontas_School_District_1_1_Chromebook_Program_-_Handbook_and_Policies.pdf Orientation will be announced ASAP..
Traditional Graduation Ceremony 2020 July 13th (if postponed for rain July 17th) The Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that schools will be able to hold a “Traditional” Graduation ceremony for the Senior Class of 2020. The Traditional Graduation Ceremony will be as traditional as possible, however, there are state requirements that must be followed. According to state requirements, we will have limited capacity, face coverings must be worn, and no congregating. I have been asked if this event is required for graduation. Graduates, this is NOT required. You have officially graduated. Date of the Event: Monday, July 13th (if it rains it will be postponed to Friday, July 17th) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schoonover Stadium (PHS Football Stadium) Tickets will be required: 9 tickets per graduate (Must have a ticket to enter.) The graduate does not need a ticket, but the graduate's guests must have tickets. Tickets must be picked up PRIOR to Graduation: Tickets will be available in the PHS Office beginning July 1 and must be picked up no later than Thursday, July 9th by 4:00 p.m. Any tickets not picked up by 4:00 p.m. on July 9th, will be considered “extra” and will be available Friday, July 10th from 8:00 -11:30 for graduates needing extra tickets for guests. They will be first come, first served - 5 extra tickets per graduate while tickets lasts. Graduates will assemble by 7:00 with cap and gown on in the area between the athletic complex and Mrs. Bradley’s FACS building. Please stand at the spot posted with your name. Entrance: ONE entrance - All will enter at the West End gate (by the complex) Face Coverings: Must be worn by all in attendance except children 9 and under. The face coverings must be worn throughout the event (including graduates). Please bring your own face covering. Seating: The audience will be seated by ushers. Household groups may sit together. Groups will be seated 6 feet away from other groups. Every other bleacher will be marked off and cannot be used. Walking area: Household groups may walk together. Please remain 6 feet apart from other groups. Congregating: There will be no congregating (including parking lot). No Entry if you: -Have had a fever of 100.4 F or greater in the last two days. -Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. -Have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. To protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, ADH discourages you from entering if you: -Are aged 65 or older Please pick up your tickets at the high school office as soon as possible. The deadline to pick up tickets is Thursday, July 9th by 4:00. Any tickets not picked up by the deadline will be considered “extra” and can be picked up Friday, July 10th from 8:00 -11:30 a.m. (First come, first served - 5 extra tickets per graduate while tickets lasts)
In an effort to serve our patrons and students, please fill out the this form to give us as much information around your home internet situation. This info will help us understand and tailor our efforts to provide equal education to all. https://forms.gle/ZHdLwrp5ULBbFCnw8
Graduation Pictures Are In! The building is closed to the public due to Covid guidelines. Please call 892-4573 ext 4003 to schedule a pick up.
Senior banners will be up by Friday, May 15 to honor the class of 2020. These are paid for by the community to recognize our graduates and celebrate their achievement. Banners will be hung around the community, near the school, downtown, near Overlook Park, and on Park Street. Feel free to take pictures in front of the banners, but please do not remove the banners. Banners will be left up for about 3 weeks and then will be distributed to the students. Banners can be picked up on Saturday, June 6 in front of the high school between 1 and 4 pm. Please do not remover banners yourself.
All AMI packets are due Monday, May 18th. The AMI buildings will be closed down the 18th at the end of the day. Please have all work turned in by that time. A huge thank you to Overman Buildings for letting us use these as a pick up/drop off for our students!!!
Senior 2020 Information After careful consideration the Pocahontas School District will be providing two options for seniors for the 2019-2020 school year. 1. The first option concerns students who are not in good standing at the end of the third quarter. This option allows students who are not passing the third quarter to continue working on AMI work, and credit recovery as needed, to increase their grade for the fourth quarter. This provides the opportunity to pass at semester with the completion of work. It also provides the opportunity for those seniors who failed a required course first semester to participate in credit recovery. Students who are not in good standing must pursue this pathway. The second option is for students who are in good standing. The definition of a student in good standing is: a student who has previously passed the required courses for graduation, who has passing grades for required courses at third quarter, and who has the required GPA for graduation. Within this option there are two choices. The first option allows students who are in good standing and would like to improve their semester grade that opportunity. For example, if a student had a 78% or an 89% at the end of third quarter and would like to improve the grade for semester then they would have the opportunity to do so. These students may continue their AMI work which will be graded for the fourth nine week's grade. Their 3rd quarter grades would be averaged with fourth quarter grades for the final semester grades. OR The second choice in this option is, students who are in good standing could choose to have their third quarter grade be used as their fourth quarter grade as well. The grades would be averaged together for final semester grade in each course. The student would not continue with AMI work, however, the student should have completed AMI work for Weeks 1 and 2 (March 17 - April 3 which is lessons 1-9) and should be turned in to the appropriate teachers. Students who select this option would also be required to complete two transition pieces to meet graduation requirements. Students will create a resume that could be used post graduation and complete a sample job application. Seniors will receive an example resume in their email. Seniors will also receive a sample job application that they will complete if they select this option. The resume and job application will be turned in to the principal Seniors must complete the course work for concurrent credit or college courses regardless of the option chosen. All seniors will receive a checksheet in the coming days in their email. The checksheet will need to be completed and returned to the principal as well. PHS is required to provide fourth quarter grades and semester grades for each student. Seniors will need to contact me by this Friday, April 10th with their option selection. Seniors may email me or call my office at extension 4002. Seniors will end their year on April 30th. Seniors must have all their work turned in and graduation requirements completed by April 30, 2020. This allows students time to wrap up their year and bring some closure as well. I will share this information with seniors via their school email account. Other information concerning seniors, will be sent to the student's email as well. .
Medication Pick Up: The nurse will be in the office this Friday (April 10) from 12-1 for any parent/guardian who wants to pick up prescription medication. The parents can call the nurse's extension (4020) or the office (4002/4003) and it will be brought out to your car. A parent/guardian MUST pick up medications.
PHS Students: Please check your email often! This is our primary source of communication with you during this time. You may email us as well with any questions that you have. All staff email addresses are listed on the school web page...PHS - Menu - Staff.
Pocahontas Schools will be in session Monday, March 16th. It is the parents discretion if their student(s) attends. Absences will not be counted against them. Pocahontas Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 17th - Friday, March 27th. All academic and extracurricular activities are cancelled during this time. AMI packet days 1-4 must be completed upon return.
Pocahontas Sr. Girls win today 36-31 in the first round of the State Playoffs. They will play Farmington tomorrow at 4:00pm
PHS pep rally for Sr Girls Basketball. Watch live at 12:45 on PSD-TV at https://youtu.be/fLUJkhhtJ5I
PHS - All Valentine's Day deliveries will be taken to the library and we will begin passing out around 2:15. Students who leave campus before that time should be sure to check the library to see if they have anything to pick up. Any items not picked up by 3:30 will remain at school and can be picked up on Tuesday when we return to school.
Do to issues beyond our control, we will not be able to bring you the game tonight on PSD-TV. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused..
Live tonight, Pocahontas Boys and Girls VS Highland. Game start at approx. 6pm. Watch live on PSD-TV at https://youtu.be/rx-nkzoXGRM
USMC Brass Band preforming live at PJHS Gym at 2:00pm today. Watch live today on PDS-TV at https://youtu.be/E_JiGIjIIXc
Live tonight at approx. 5:00pm. Pocahontas Jr and Sr Girls VS Blytheville. Watch live on PDS-TV at https://youtu.be/57sTUIIZiT0
Live tonight at approx. 6:00pm. Pocahontas Jr and Sr Girls VS Brookland. Watch live on PDS-TV at https://youtu.be/FoWDSJ3cO3U
Pocahontas Jr and Sr Boys tonight VS Westside. Watch live tonight at approx. 6pm on PSD-TV. https://youtu.be/wD_f-eg_HYc
Pocahontas Jr and Sr Girls At Highland tonight at approx. 6:30pm. Watch live tonight on PSD-TV at https://youtu.be/XYz_fBmnytc
Lady Redskins win a thriller in overtime 52-50 at Valley View.
Pocahontas girls and Valley View going to overtime tied at 40.
The senior boys beat Harrisburg 58-23 tonight!
1:46 remaining in 4th quarter. Lady Redskins 39, Lady Blazers 38
End of the 3rd quarter. Lady Blazers 31, Lady Redskins 29
Band concert is 12/13.
The Christmas band concert is on Friday, 12/14/19 in the junior high gym at 6 pm. The previous post of November was incorrect.
The Lady Redskins are trailing the Lady Blazers 24-20 at halftime.
The Pocahontas Band will present a Christmas Concert on Friday, 11/13/19 in the Pocahontas Junior High Gym at 6 pm.
Junior and Senior High Choir will present a concert tonight at 6 pm in the Pocahontas Junior High Gym.
Come out and support the Redskins tonight: Boys Basketball at Home Tonight while Girls Basketball will play at Valley View
There will be a Project Graduation meeting for Seniors at 12:00 pm during lunch on Monday, 12/16/19. The meeting will take place in the Study Hall area by the gym.
PHS Semester Test Schedule Tuesday, 12/17 - 6/7 Periods, Wednesday 12/18 - 3, 4/5 Periods, Thursday 12/19 - 1/2 Periods Friday 12/20 - Make-Up Semester Exams and Assignments
The boys basketball game that was to played at home against Thayer on Tuesday has been rescheduled for February 1.
Due to the impending weather forecast tutoring for this afternoon has been canceled.
Watch the dedication of the Pocahontas Tennis Courts live on PSD TV. Live at https://youtu.be/a_cHnlPUgQA on November 8th at 11:00AM.
If a student drives to the TOPPS program or to BRTC for concurrent credit and leave the high school around lunch. These two programs must have a permission slip signed to be able to drive their own car to the Chase McDonough Make-A-Wish event Friday.
Today from 1:30-6 the group Hidden In Plain Sight will be set up in the junior high teachers lounge. This is a replica of a teenagers bedroom and they show parents where teenagers commonly hide vapes and other forms of contraband.
All of the high school will be attending Chase McDonnough's tennis court dedication on Friday, 11/8/19 leaving around 10:30 am and returning around 12:00 p.m. If you do not want your child to attend please contact us at the high school.
Lifetouch Picture retakes have been rescheduled from October 24th to Thursday, November 7th. These retakes are for 10th & 11th grade students and faculty/staff. The rescheduled date allows time for the original pictures to come in.
Congratulations to Mr. Joe Washburn on being chosen as the Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce Secondary Teacher of the Year!!
Seniors, FAFSA Night is Tuesday, October 29th @ 6:30 pm in the PHS Library. Open to both seniors and parents. Representatives will be in attendance to help with the completion of the FAFSA and answer any questions you might have. Please bring a copy of your 2018 taxes.
Seniors who signed up will be visiting Williams Baptist on Wednesday, 10/23/19.
Just a reminder that PHS students who need immunizations that a bus will going to the health dept the morning of Thursday, 10/24/19. All students going must have their paperwork returned by Wednesday. If a up to date shot record or exemption is not received by Friday, 10/25/19 that student will be sent home until the information updated or an exemption has been received. All classwork will still be allowed to be completed.
Pocahontas School District will not be in session on Friday, 10/18/19.
Picture retakes at the High School will be done on October 24th.
Flu clinic being held at PHS on Thursday. Students must have appropriate completed forms to be allowed to get their flu shot.
Reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences are Thursday from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Pocahontas High School.
FACS have been talking about stress. They talked about the symptoms that go along with stress and talked about coping methods for stress. The students did a stress test to self evaluate their own stress level. The students learned some breathing techniques and practiced those in class. We did some relaxing yoga, to learn an exercising technique that could help us relax. In class the students made stress balls out of a "fake snow mixture" and the students were able to take a stress ball home with them.
Here is a link to go to the KJNB new story that recently aired about Mrs. Murray. The story will start at about the 10:20 mark in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41SeXDxA2ME&list=PL2IX3xyPVgrxsNTLQzZtaJozYdG7gx4BT&index=9
Today 10/11/19 is the last day of the first nine weeks. It has been a great nine weeks! Please be sure that you come to parent/teacher conferences Thursday, 10/17/19 if you have any questions or concerns!
KJNB did a news story today on Mrs. Murray. The story is about Mrs. Murray getting nominated as one of four finalist in Arkansas for the 2019 Presidential for Excellence in Math and Science. The story will air tonight on the 6 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm news.
Junior and senior high GT students will be taking a field trip on Monday, 10/14/19. They will be vising the Clinton Library, Capitol and Central High School. They are leaving at 5:45 am and will be back around 5:30 pm.
College Day is on Wednesday, 10/9/19. Seniors may come to the library anytime during the school day with their teachers permission to get helping filling out college applications.
Check out the 2019 Marching Redskins and their performance from tonight. https://youtu.be/RShb9MgJI1U
Integrity bank will be hosting a tailgate tonight at 5 p.m. before the football game against Westside at PHS. We hope everyone can make it out for some great food, visiting and cheering on the Redskins!!
Jostens will be at PHS on Tuesday, 10/8/19 for a presentation to the seniors.
Just a reminder that today is picture day at PHS!
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at PHS on Thursday, 10/17/19 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Below is a link to a Social Studies survey for the Arkansas Department of Education. We are please requesting that all parents/guardians complete this online. https://forms.gle/Ksivbf3BYZGfhX3LA
Wanted to remind all PHS students that Career Day will be Thursday, October 3rd!
Want to share a big shoutout to Mrs. Hackworth, Mr. Phelps, and the Student Council for putting on an unforgettable Homecoming celebration for our students!!! You guys rock!!!!!
Wanted to share that Mrs. Melodie Murray has been selected as one of four Arkansas teaching finalist for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Wanted to shine the light on Mrs. Murray regarding this honor!
Seniors here is another great way to possibly earn another scholarship. Please visit the company below to get more information. Ramsey Education
Parents if there is anything that you feel PHS could do to better serve your child or our students. We are all in this together and we want to serve all of our students the best way we can! Please let me know by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flu shot consent forms will be going home with students on Tuesday, October 1st. Please return these to the nurse by October 10th. The Randolph County Health Department will be on campus October 17th to administer flu shots to those students who return consent forms.
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held Wednesday, October 2nd, at 9:00am in the high school cafeteria. All new inductees should attend. Parents of inductees and current NHS members are invited. All NHS members should check the lists posted on the NHS bulletin board (outside of Mrs. E.Hall’s classroom) to check spelling and grade levels.
Seniors please be sure that you have filled out the Google Form for Senior Quotes. This is due by October 3rd and was sent out to your email by Mrs. Dianna.
Wanted to please share information about Sixt's scholarship for PHS Seniors: Sixt will be awarding 5 students $5,000 towards their study at any 2 or 4 year course at an accredited university. http://www.pocahontaspsd.com/o/district/page/student-links--7 To learn more about our scholarship please check out: English: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/ Español: https://www.sixt.com/es/programa-de-becas-sixt/
We please need all parents to check and pay your students lunch charges.
Please remember that the Coronation starts today at 12:40 p.m.in the gym and will followed immediately by the parade. The homecoming football game will start at 7 p.m. tonight. Please come out and support our students and players! We would love to see everyone at these events!!
PHS Homecoming Tailgate will be Thursday, 9/26 @ 5:30.... Following w/t Pep Rally & Bonfire @ 6:30 Homecoming Coronation is Friday, 9/27 @ 12:40 in the PHS gym. After the coronation ceremony will be the Parade followed by the Pep Rally in Schoonover Stadium!
Just a reminder that Homecoming week is Monday, 9/23 through Friday, 9/27. Theme: Welcome to the Jungle Spirit Days: Monday: Color War ( Seniors: Black, Juniors: Pink, Sophomores: Green) Tuesday: Favorite Sports Day Wednesday: Galaxy Day Thursday: Safari Day Friday: Red and White Day
LAST DAY TO ORDER HOMECOMING T-SHIRTS - Friday, September 20th! Orders are in each school building office & you can download an order form off the school website... PHS...Activities...Student Council!
Attention PHS Parents - Arkansas Department of Health will be on PHS campus tomorrow (Thurs., Sept. 19) to give shots to PHS students that are not up to date on immunizations. Form was sent home with PHS students that needs to be returned in order to receive shots.
Just a reminder that progress reports were sent home at PHS with your son/daughter on Friday, 9/13/19.
Senior Formal Retakes - September 25th. First time sitting fee $15/ Retake sitting fee $10.
Just a reminder to parents to please be sure and pay lunch charges for your child.
Watch Pocahontas PSD-TV's Week 1 - Batesville Southside AT Pocahontas on Livestream.com https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/8791018
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.
High school parents please be patient with us as we are working on trying to get all the schedule changes completed. We will definitely have all of them done and handed back by next week. Thank you all so much for your support!
Open house/orientation for Pocahontas High School will be held Tuesday, 8/6/19. in the cafeteria at the following times. 10th Grade 5:00 pm 11th Grade 5:45 pm 12th Grade 6:30 pm Lockers and parking passes will be available for purchase at the price of $3.00 each.
Phones look to be back in working order now throughout the District. Sorry for any inconvenience this past week.
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.
PHS Class of 2019 - If you ordered graduation pictures they are available for pick up in the high school office Monday - Thursday 8-4 & Friday 8 - Noon
PHS Class of 2019... if you ordered graduation pictures they are available for pick up in the high school office. Hours are Mon - Thurs 8-4 and Friday 8-Noon!
Seniors & Parents: Graduation packages ($30) are available to purchase tonight prior to graduation in the concession stand lobby. Seniors were given an order form at practice but forms are also available in the concession stand lobby.
The senior night softball game against Blytheville will be played on Wednesday 4/17/2019 at 4:30 instead of Thursday 4/18/2019.
PHS Students will be meeting with SEGP advisors Tuesday, April 16th at 9:50 to set up dates/times for parents and students to meet with advisors for conferences on April 23rd and 25th.
The baseball game that was to be played today (4/12) against Riverside has been cancelled.
The Wellman SH Track Relays scheduled for today (April 4) have been cancelled.
High School Valentine's Day deliveries should be taken directly to the library. Students will be called for pick up around 2:00. Those students with college classes need to check for deliveries before they leave campus.
SENIOR NIGHT - There will now only be 2 games. The Sr. girls play at 5:00 and Senior Night will be immediately after the girls game. We are asking parents to be in the gym by 5:45. Parents & athletes need to line up in the lobby with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Students taking the ACT prep course with Mrs. Murray Saturday, Nov. 17th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. please be on time & enter through the study hall doors by the track gate. You will have an hour lunch from 11:30-12:30 and are responsible for your own lunch (sack lunch or eat out)
Project Graduation will have a meeting this Sunday, November 11th @ 2:00 in the high school cafeteria. Parents & Seniors are encouraged to attend!
ATTENTION SENIORS: Just a reminder Lifetouch will be here Friday, November 9th for the last time. ALL Seniors have to have pictures made regardless of whether you order or not to put these in the yearbook and class composite. For those seniors who have not had any pictures (Drape/Tux or Cap/Gown) there will be a $15 sitting fee. Please bring money on Friday. For those seniors who have had drape/tux pics the last time they were here and they did not do cap/gown pics there will be no sitting fee if you have already paid. If you still owe the $15 for that session please bring your money on Friday. For seniors who are wanting retakes of drape/tux or cap/gown pictures for cosmetic reasons such as hair, make up, etc please remember to bring your pictures to turn in for retakes.
There will be a Project Graduation meeting Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 in the PHS cafeteria to get started on the Haunted House. Parents and seniors are encouraged to attend!
There will be a Project Graduation meeting Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 in the PHS cafeteria to get started on the Haunted House. Parents and seniors are encouraged to attend!
Class of 2019 students and parents! Please check your email in regards to Project Graduation !!!
The PHS National Honor Society induction ceremony will be moved to Friday, September 28th, 2018. The ceremony will begin at 8:15. Sorry for any inconvenience. Be sure to tell guests! If you have any questions, please contact Lori Steimel
The last day to order Homecoming shirts is Friday September 21. Order forms are available on the bulletin board across from the office or in Mr. Phelps room. They are also attached to daily announcements. Turn in to Mr. Phelps or PHS office.
Just a reminder that Redskin Nation orders are due Friday, September 21st ! Get your orders to Monica Brewington at MD Williams or turn in at the PHS Office.
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 https://bit.ly/2w7fGrg
PHS Open House/Orientation tonight, August 7th! Report to the cafeteria for orientation, to purchase lockers & parking tags. Afterwards you can go visit teachers in their rooms. Look forward to seeing you !!! Seniors @ 5:30 Juniors @ 6:00 Sophomores @ 6:30
The 2018 Senior Graduation has been posted to the district's YouTube Channel. Part 1 can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/lZoGTmzGtmM
Watch the Pocahontas High School Class of 2018 live online tonight at 8:00pm at https://goo.gl/qNtjZj
There will be a meeting for any 10th or 11th grade students who are interested in the TOPSS program. The meeting will be April 16 at 9:00 in the library. There will also be a meeting that night for students and parents who want to learn more about TOPSS (Technical Opportunities and Pathways for Secondary Students). These are programs in Healthcare, Industrial Electricity, Welding, and Machine Tool. Students will receive various certifications through these programs as well as earning high school and college credit. This program is free to students. Students must meet requirements to enter the program.
Tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Nov 10, the district has numerous activity trips which will necessitate the need to run a delayed regular route after school. Students who ride the Duck bus will remain on campus, in the PJHS cafeteria, until the Car route has been completed and the driver returns to transport those on the Duck route. therefore, students riding the Duck bus will get home approximately 30-40 minutes later than normal tomorrow. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in this matter. Please contact our transportation office or your child's school if they are affected by the route and have any additional questions.
KFIN has chosen PHS to be the game of the week. Brandon Baxter and crew will be here to witness Redskin Spirit at its best - Friday, 11/3 @ 7:15 AM in the PHS gym!!!! Be There !!! GO BIG RED !!!!!!
Seniors and their parents are invited to attend the FAFSA information session tonight at 6 pm in the Library. This session will provide information on completing the federal financial forms when applying to post secondary schools. Please plan to attend.
The Health Department will be on PHS campus Thursday, Sept. 7th at 8:30 a.m. to give immunizations for students who are needing updates. Authorization forms were sent home with only the students needing these done.
PHS Back to School Orientation Thursday, July 27th. Seniors @ 8:30- Juniors @ 10:30- Sophomores @ 1:00. $3 for locker & $3 for parking tag
PHS Back to School Orientation- Seniors @ 8:30... Juniors @ 10:30... Sophomores @ 1:00. Bring $3 for locker & $3 for parking tag.
Graduation pictures are in! Pick up in the HS office.
Lifetouch will be here June 14th & 15th for Senior composite pics - Cost is $15..... If you dont know your appt time call 892-4573 x4003
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 2017 Senior High Baccalaureate will be held at Sutton FWB Church on Hwy 62 West, this Sunday, May 14th at 2:00. Seniors participating should report to the church no later than 1:45.
Good Luck to our PHS Quiz Bowl Team competing in the Regional Tournament today!!!
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.
Watch live tonight as the Pocahontas Sr Girls play Heber Springs at 7:00pm at https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/7048218
Watch live tonight as your Redskin Sr. Girls take on Highland in the district tournament. Live at 4:00pm at https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/7016496
Watch tonight as the senior Girls and Boys take on Melbourne. Live tonight at 6:00 pm only on PSDTV. https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/6935642
Project Graduation Formal Dress Resale Sat. Jan. 28th -PHS Student Center - drop off 9-10 a.m. Open Sale 10-2 p.m.
ATTENTION STUDENTS & PARENTS: We are having some safety issues with students not using the crosswalks that are painted on the road. Please be reminded to use these areas when exiting/going to vehicles in the mornings/afternoons or crossing the road. It only takes a few more seconds of your time. Remember this is for your safety.
Class of 2016 Composite Class Pictures are in !!! Stop by the HS office to pick yours up.
Friday, November 4th is the registration deadline for those wanting to take the December 10th ACT.
November 10th - Josten's will be here to deliver Senior Rings! Balances must be paid in full.
November 7th - Lifetouch will be here for senior casual and cap/gown retakes. There will be a $15 sitting fee. If you have already had your pictures taken and not paid your sitting fee please do so as soon as possible. November 7th - Lifetouch will be here to do senior casual and cap/gown retakes. There will be a $15 sitting fee and you can pay the day of pics or pay in the office. If you have already had your pictures taken and not paid your sitting fee please do so as soon as possible.
Senior Composite Retakes are tomorrow (10/20) beginning at 8:30... Please remember your $15 sitting fee.
The 7th grade and Junior B volleyball games that were to be played on Thursday, September 30, at ICC have been cancelled. All other scheduled volleyball games at ICC on Thursday will be played.
PHS Fall Pictures will be taken Friday, September 16th. Order forms went home with students earlier this week. All Sophomore and Junior classman will take pictures.
Progress Reports go home with students on Friday, September 16th and are also online in HAC.
Josten's will be at PHS Wednesday (9/14) at 9:00 for the juniors for senior ring presentation. Orders will be taken 9/22.
Watch your #Redskins take on the Nettleton Raiders tonight live at 7:00pm, only at https://goo.gl/bjZoL7. #GoSkins
To access the Home Access Center-Click Explore on our website, select your school, Click Explore again. Listed under the Parents header.
Arrive to school late? Introducing, PHS Second Chance Breakfast. Beginning of 2nd Period at PHS concession stand.
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.
There will be a meeting regarding updates on student policies in the PHS Cafeteria on Monday, Aug. 8th at 7:00 p.m. following open house.
PHS Orientation is Thursday, July 28th! Seniors at 8:30; Juniors at 10:00; Sophomores at 1:30 in PHS Cafeteria. Don't forget $3 for lockers and parking tags.
You can now apply for school meal benefits online! See our Nutrition page for video and link to the form. http://goo.gl/wx70KL
Senior composite pics are July 26th/27th. Lifetouch will mail postcards with appointment times or call the office. Retakes are Oct. 20th.
PHS Class of 2016 - graduation/class pictures are ready for pick up in the high school office for those who ordered packages.
Sophomore Orientation is Thursday, July 28th at 1:30 in the PHS cafeteria. Remember $3 for a locker and $3 for a parking tag.
Junior Orientation is Thursday, July 28th at 10:00 in the PHS cafeteria. Remember $3 for a locker and $3 for a parking tag.
Senior Orientation is Thursday, July 28th at 8:30 in the PHS cafeteria. Remember $3 for a locker and $3 for a parking tag.
The 2016-2017 yearly calendar has been posted here: http://5il.co/9dn It is also located under the "Explore" menu on our website.
Graduation pictures are in. Stop by the office to pick up. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer !!!
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
Community wide Pep Rally at 8:15 in the PHS gym for the Lady Redskins as they head to Fayetteville for the State Championship Game Friday @ 5:30 at Bogle Field !!!!
Watch the Class of 2016 graduation ceremony live on the web at 8:00pm at https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/5366280
The Special Olympics Track Meet in Paragould has been rescheduled to Monday, May 2nd.
All Pocahontas football players and coaches are selling discount cards to raise money for the local football camp to be held over the summer. These cards offer discounts and many local restaurants and shops. The cards can be purchased for $20 each, and all players and coaches will be selling them. You have until May 2nd to purchase.
Project Graduation Redskin Dash 5K Saturday, April 16th @ 8:00. Pre-register online at racesonline.com
ACT Aspire Testing for Sophomores - 4/11 & 4/12 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Today's track meet - Peco Foods Sr High Relays- has been cancelled for today. It has been rescheduled for Monday, April 4th.
The softball game vs GCT has been cancelled.
Today's baseball games have been rained out. No make up dates have been determined.
ACT Blast Sessions - Tue., March 29th & April 5th (Math/Steimel); Wed., March 30th & April 6th (English/Crutcher), Thurs, March 31st & April 7th (Science/James)
Prom guest registration, senior walk forms and pictures for Senior video are due April 1st !
Watch your Redskins take on Valley View in baseball today at 4:30. https://livestream.com/accounts/5936181/events/5009026
PHS Math Night hosted by the math teachers Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:30 in the PHS Library for students and parents to cover topics and opportunities to improve math skills.
All pictures and write-ups for the yearbook are to be turned in no later than Friday, Feb. 26.
The last day to pre-order a 2015-2016 yearbook is Thursday, Feb. 25. Yearbooks are $45.00. See Mrs. Sullinger (Room 4) or order online at jostensyearbooks.com
There is an updated version of our App for Android Phones now available in the Google Play Store. https://goo.gl/FYMQZq
Project Graduation Formal Dress Sale Saturday, Feb. 13th at MD Williams gym. Drop off from 9-10 a.m. and open sale from 10-12:00.
Senior Night for Seniors cheer, swim and boys basketball team Thursday, Feb. 11th immedately following the 7th grade game.
Senior Night for the Senior girls basketball team Monday, Feb. 8th immediately following the 7th grade game.
Valentine’s Day deliveries will be accepted Friday, February 12th. Deliveries should be made directly to the library. ALL DELIVERIES MUST BE MADE BY 2:00.
Progress Reports will go home with students Friday, February 5th .
The Pocahontas vs Gosnell Girls' basketball games scheduled for 1/25/16 have been rescheduled for Friday, 1/29/16 with a 5 PM start time.
Please call our transportation office tomorrow, at 892-0196, with questions regarding bus route coverage.
Pocahontas Schools will be in session Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Buses will run snow routes in the AM and a decision made during the day for PM.
Tonight's swim meet, at Cabot, has been postponed until a later date.
Tonight's (Thursday, 1/21) girls' basketball games vs Harrisburg will be postponed to a later date due to the weather.
Tonight's boys' basketball games, at Cave City, have been cancelled due to the forecast for inclement weather.
Monday 1/18 - Lady Redskins play Trumann at Home 5:00 (7th,JG,SG). The Jungle theme is "Tacky Tourists ... looking to beat those Wildcats"
Congrats to the 25 members and 2 alternates who will represent PHS in the SR High All-Region Bands!
Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Pocahontas Public Schools will resume regular schedule on Tuesday, January 19th.
SENIORS.... check the list on the bulletin board for the correct spelling of your name. This is how it will appear on your diploma. We will not be able to make changes after this week!
Project Graduation meeting Sunday, Jan. 17th at 2:00 at Dawson's Furniture.
National FFA scholarship meeting Jan. 12th at 6:00 for Senior FFA members wanting to apply.
Jungle Theme for tonight's game (1/12/16) is Pajama Party... Let's put the Pirates down to sleep... zzzzzzz !!! Most spirited boy & girl will receive popcorn and a drink.
Deadline to register for the February 6th ACT is midnight Friday, 1/8/16.
Lady Redskins sweep Harrisburg with 7th grade, Jr High & Sr High wins tonight !!!
Lady Skins sweep Highland in all three games tonight! Great job ladies !!!
Please check your HAC account for 2nd semester schedule. Contact Mrs. Hogan if you have questions or concerns before Friday. Changes need to be made prior to leaving for Christmas break.
Congratulations Lady Skins! Lyon College Tournament Champions two years in a row!!! Kate Junkersfeld - MVP and Mikayla Kirk - All Tourney Team
BRTC transcripts (first semester) are due in the high school office by the end of the day January 4th.
Josten's will be here Wednesday (12/9) after lunch with senior rings . Balance must be paid in full to receive. See the office for a list of balances.
The Booster Club is selling Tip-Off T-shirts for $10 each… sizes are youth large to adult XXXL. See Monica Brewington at MD Williams to purchase.
There will be a Project Graduation meeting on Dec 13 at 2:00 at Dawson's Furniture. This is for Parents and Students
December 14th - Band Christmas Concert at 6:30 pm at the MD Williams gym.
Watch live tonight at 7:00pm as your undefeated Redskins Muzzle the Bulldogs. http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4521216
Watch your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Star City Bulldogs, live Friday at 7:00pm http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4521216
PHS & PJHS Choir will perform Thursday, December 3rd at the old Randolph County Courthouse from 4:00-5:00 p.m. before the Christmas parade.
We will host the Star City Bulldogs in a Class 4A State playoff game at 7:00 this Friday night, 11/20. Ticket prices are $6 per person and only AAA passes will be accepted.
Progress Reports go home Friday, 11/20/15, and are available on HAC. Reports will be given out in English class.
There will be a GT Parent Meeting Thursday night, 11/19/15, in the PJHS Library at 6:00 p.m. All parents of GT students and anyone interested in gifted education are encouraged to attend.
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.
The Senior High Basketball Tip-Off Dinner will be held December 6th at 3:00 in the PHS Cafeteria.
Congratulations to the Pocahontas students named to the All-Region Jazz Bands: Kyle Dooley and Joel Marlow made the JR High band, and Spencer Baltz, Rebekah Berry and Tray Dickson earned SR High places.