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Announcements 12-14-20
Announcements 12-14-20
PHS
Monday, December 14, 2020

Announcements 12-14-20

Congrats to the 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, Jr. high boys, and Sr. high boys basketball teams for defeating Harrisburg.

Wednesday is the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Day 

Attention Juniors:  Josten's will be here Thursday, Dec. 16 to deliver class rings.  Rings paid in full will be handed out to students that day.

 Friday, Dec 18, will be a FLEX DAY.  Students do not have to come to school. Any students on campus will meet in the cafeteria and may complete work from there.  We also have a FLEX DAY scheduled for Friday, Jan.8.   Decisions will be made about the remainder of next semester at a later date.

Christmas Break will be Monday, Dec. 21, 2020- Friday, Jan 1, 2021.

There will be no semester tests this semester.  The last day for all students before Christmas Break will be Thursday, Dec. 17.  Friday, Dec. 18 will be a flex day.

Middle Level FBLA members who are on campus will have their Holiday party tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15 in the library during 1st lunch. 

Also, Middle Level members who sold candy canes need to make sure and turn in the money and/or leftover candy canes by Thursday morning.

SPORTS THIS WEEK:

Monday- 7th/Jr/Sr Girls Basketball at Hoxie beginning at 5:00.  Please dismiss at 2:30.

Tuesday - Jr Girls and Sr Girls, Jr Boys and Sr Boys Basketball will play Armorel at Home beginning at 4:00.  SENIOR NIGHT

Thursday- 7th/Jr/Sr Girls Basketball at Corning beginning at 5:00.

Thursday- Jr/Sr Boys Basketball at Maynard beginning at 6:00.

Friday- 7th/Jr/Sr Boys Basketball vs. Corning at home beginning at 5:00.

Monday, Dec 21- 7th/Jr/Sr Girls Basketball vs. Walnut Ridge at home beginning at 5:00.

***Seniors:  The Arkansas Tech Department of English and World Languages is awarding six creative writing scholarships worth as much as $1500 each! -Any high school senior is eligible to enter:

  • -Scholarship may be used to pursue any degree at ATU, including the only Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing in Arkansas
  • -Deadline: January 15, 2021

***Seniors:  The MFA Foundation Scholarship is available online at www.MFAFoundation.com.Applicants must be a child or grandchild (including step) of a member -level customer.  The membership number and relation must be on the application.  Deadline is February 15, 2021

****University of Central Arkansas -The Windgate Scholarship is based on talent and financial need and can be worth up to $2,000 per semester in the freshman year, based on amount of financial need. The scholarship is renewable and can increase up to $1,000 each year.  In the senior year, up to $5,000 per semester can potentially be awarded.  Two such scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen for the 2021-2022 academic year.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, students must do the following:

·         Complete on-line submission of an FAFSA form by the deadline indicated in the Application.   Instructions for accessing the form are provided in the Application;

·         Return a completed Application, along with the requested materials, via United States Mail, to my office by the deadline shown in the Application;

·         Plan to declare Art as their major emphasis of study; and,

·         Attend the University of Central Arkansas in the fall 2021 semester.

If you or any other individuals have any questions about the Application or the Scholarship itself, feel free to contact me by telephone at (501) 450-3113 or via email at bryanm@uca.edu .  The Application can also be found on the Department of Art’s website at http://uca.edu/art/prospective-students/.

7th and 8th grade Archery Practice will not be held until after Christmas Break.  Stay turned for more details after the break.

REMINDER: Attention Students: You MUST WEAR MASKS in the hallway and in classes that cannot be socially distanced. Also, No Fountain Soda Cups are allowed at school. Water Bottles Only. Please also put your masks on anytime you are mobile including the cafeteria during lunch.  Students must come in the cafeteria/building when arriving at school. No one is to stay in vehicles in the parking lot or leave campus. This is not a new rule.

We have "Hunter Strong" bracelets for sale in the office for $3 each. There are Buttons to honor Hunter Midkiff for sale in the office for $3. Proceeds from the button sales will go to a scholarship fund in memory of Hunter.

2020-2021 PHS yearbook order forms were sent home. There is a payment plan to help our families. Online ordering is available at Jostensyearbooks.com.

**STUDENTS: Please remember that when they get up from the lunch tables you must have their masks on.

-Breakfast/Lunch Menu: -

Monday - Breakfast - Muffin (Chocolate Chip), Mozzarella Cheese Stick, Fruit Cocktail, Juice, Milk

Lunch- Pizza Pasta Bake, Bosco Stick, Green Beans, Salad, Peaches, Milk

Tuesday- Lunch - Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Ranch, Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk

Wednesday -  Breakfast - Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, Fresh Apple, Juice, Milk

Lunch -  Christmas Dinner -  Pork Roast, Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, Baked Apples

***SENIORS...SENIORS...SENIORS...SENIORS...SENIORS...SENIORS...SENIORS**

DEADLINE-12-15-2020 **The National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) seeks to assist qualified students who are continuing their education by offering scholarships to those pursuing a Technical/ Trade Certification, Associates or Bachelor of Facilities / Engineering degree. Any graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The total number of scholarship awards is based on available funding capabilities of the NSPMA Scholarship Trust Fund. Awards are based on the selection criteria of: financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response. Individual scholarships may range from $500 up to $1,500 depending on the candidate’s interest, evaluation results, and recommendation from the NSPMA Scholarship Committee. Here is the application. Applications must be received by December 15, 2020. https://docs.google.com/viewer...

DEADLINE 12-31-2020***Attention Senior Athletes: The ASHOF awards nine $1,000 scholarships to deserving Arkansas student-athlete high school seniors. https://www.arksportshalloffam... CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY: Must be a graduating senior from an Arkansas high school (AAA member) for the school year 2020-2021. Must be attending an Arkansas college or junior college (private or public) as a freshman the following fall 2021. Students attending out of state colleges are not eligible. Must submit an essay to the ASHOF for evaluation. The essay should state how sports has positively impacted your life. This essay must be submitted online by December 31, 2020. All submissions after this date will not be considered. THE ESSAY SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAN THE FRONT OF ONE STANDARD TYPEWRITTEN PAGE, SINGLE-SPACED. Essays longer than one page will NOT be accepted. Quality over quantity. Only the first 100 essays submitted to the ASHOF will be considered for review for the scholarships.

**Seniors: Williams Baptist University offers a Williams Works Program which is a work program where students will work 16 hours a week and receive a work scholarship to cover tuition. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2021. Apply at williamsbu.edu/williamsworks

*** University of Central Arkansas is hosting one more preview zoom meeting. It is scheduled for  Jan. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Students will learn about both of their honors programs, the Schedler Honors College and the University Scholars Program, as well as hear from current honors students, take a virtual tour of the honors housing, and learn about the application process. All high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply to UCA's Honors College. See Mrs. Amber for details.

**Seniors: The American Legion Scholarship application is available in Mrs. Amber's office. You must be a child, grandchild, or great grandchild of an American Legionnaire. Applications must be received by March 12,2021.

**SENIORS: https://www.collegecovered.com... This is a chance to win a $5000 scholarship.

**GE/Reagan Foundation Scholarship--Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors ; and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org. Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.