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Announcements 11-15-21

Teachers:  Progress Report Grades must be turned in TODAY, by the end of the school day.  Progress Reports will go out on Wednesday and must be printed tomorrow.

***There will be an Art Club meeting Monday, November 15th, at 11:45 in the art room for all paid members.Art Club will be selling butter braids and cookie dough from November 15th-29th.  Thank you for your support.

There will be a brief meeting with all juniors after announcements Monday in the meeting gym if possible. I need to hand out prom fundraiser sheets for after prom.

Any ML FBLA member who did not attend the last meeting and would like to compete in the spring competition should meet in Ms. Sadie's room during their lunch today. Please eat first and stop by when you are finished. 

Tennis seniors will have their pictures taken at the beginning of 4th period today at the tennis courts by the pool. Those students are: Callie Henson, Natalie Small, Tyson Peters, and Brandon Palmer

FCCLA Officers need to meet in the FCS room at 10:10 the last 15 minutes of 3rd Hour on Tuesday  for the officer installation picture.  Dixie Book, Mycah Blascoe, Maddy Wintizer, Autumn Covert, Chloe Sexton, Olivia Woolard, and Emily Conley.

Please excuse the following FCCLA members they will be competing at STAR Events in Jonesboro this Thursday, Nov. 18: Haley Hanners, Emma Riddle, Chloe Sexton, Autumn Covert,  Rachael Deggans, and Tamia Davis

The following students will be competing in a Business Expo Competition on Wednesday, November 17th.  They will be gone all day.  
Jose Avila-Prado, Dylan Conway, Tucker Dunlap, Wyatt Koyle, Chloie Foster, Eli Hartwell 
Molly Hopple, Elisabeth Householder, Allie Turner 

Please excuse the following students on Friday, November 19, to compete in the Piggott Bowling Competition. This is our version of the Special Olympics Bowling Competition because we did not compete in the Area 1 competition due to COVID restrictions.  --------Serena Beaver, Joey Bost, Trystin Brand, Kaiden Bullinger , Kadee Brenna, Eric Davis, Ashton Gramling, Janette Holt, Zeke Perschbacher, Dustin Redden, Kailey Robertson, Colton Tucker, Natalee Winchester

Students interested in taking concurrent Biology next semester with Mrs. Russom - see Mrs. Amber.  It is 4th hour and you must have a 19 on the Reading section of the ACT or a 251 on the Accuplacer in Reading.  You can take the accuplacer through BRTC.  See Mrs. Amber if you are interested.  Registration begins next week.

Seniors:  A representative from UCA will be here at 9:15 on Wednesday, December 1 for those interested.

Teachers and Staff only: The Piggott Band has been selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Harps Shopping Spree that will take place on November 20th. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any band member or Mrs. Woolery. The last day to buy a raffle ticket is Monday, November 15th. 

Jostens will be here on Tuesday, November 30 to deliver class rings.

Senior High and Middle Level FBLA will take group pictures next Tuesday, Nov. 16 beginning at 10:30 in the New Gym. All members should report immediately after 3rd period. T-shirts will be handed out at this time and members will put them on before pictures. Students will return to 4th period as soon as possible.

**Please excuse the following FBLA members November 17-19 to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, WI:  Mycah Blascoe, Dixie Book, Natalie Boyd, Rosie Garcia, Elise Gossett, Micha Harrell, Paylee Myhre, Taylor Peters, Tyson Peters, Alyssa Russell, Skylar Stone, Maddy Wintizer, Rebecca Woolery

PHS Teachers are selling St. Louis Cardinal Calendars for $16.  This is a nice 15" x 22" Calendar filled with Pictures of the players and all Spring Training and Regular Season Games marked.  Profits will go to fund a scholarship given by the PHS teachers.  Please contact Faith Conley or Amber Harrell for ordering information. Orders are due by Monday, Nov. 15.  

********************************************************************************************************SPORTS NEXT WEEK: 

Monday, Nov. 15 -Jr/Sr Boys Basketball at Riverside at 6:00.  Thursday, Nov. 18- 7/Jr/Sr Boys at Marmaduke beginning at 5:00 

Thursday- Nov. 18 - 7/Jr/Sr Girls Basketball vs Bay at Home beginning at 5:00.  -Friday, Nov. 19 7th/Jr Girls vs. Brookland beginning at 5:00.


Students:  According to the handbook- Pajama bottoms, Pajama tops, house shoes, and Blankets are NOT permitted.  Please do not carry blankets to school. 

***ALSO, according to the handbook p. 38, No student may be checked out for the purpose of lunch.

****New Guidelines for Covid-19. •The definition of a close contact in a school setting has changed from within 6 feet for 15 minutes to within 3 feet for 15 minutes.

  • •Test-to-stay protocols now apply to extracurricular activities instead of only applying to the school day.
  • Remember: •Vaccination eliminates the need for quarantine., •If both the case and the contact are masked, there is no need for quarantine. 

ATTENTION:    Students are not to park on the back side of the New Gym.  Please park in the main parking lot or Sr Football at Old Gym.  Reminder: Students are not to go to their vehicles during class, between classes or anytime during the day without permission. 


**Seniors:  Applications for the National School Plant Management Association scholarship are now available. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. Click this link to open: NSPMA Scholarship 2022   Applications should be submitted to:     If you have questions about the application, please contact Mike Mertens at 501-372-1691 or

**ASU Scholarship--Incoming Arkansas Freshmen May Eligible for L2H Award

 Up to seven students from around the state of Arkansas will be awarded the License2Howl scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. These scholarships are valued at $5,000 for the year and are renewable. The L2H application process runs from Oct 1, 2021, until Feb. 1, 2022.   -- L2H scholarships are made possible because of Arkansans who purchased the A-State license plate and are for Arkansas residents who will be full-time freshmen on the Jonesboro campus in Fall 2021. Qualified applicants must have a minimum ACT Superscore of 23 and a high school GPA of 3.25 or above. The selection committee will evaluate demonstrated leadership qualities and student involvement. Each applicant must submit the required paperwork through Arkansas State University's privately funded scholarships portal and must include a L2H essay.  For more information about criteria or how to apply for the L2H scholarship, please click "More Details" or contact Tara Thomason with the A-State Alumni Association by phone, 870-972-2718 or by email,

 **Seniors:  Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas is hosting 2 Preview day November 12.  Let Mrs. Amber know if you are interested.  She will email you the link to register for the event.

**Seniors:  Williams Baptist University has an exciting new work initiative that could potentially help your students graduate debt-free!  Check out the Williams Works link on the Williams Baptist University website -

Seniors:  Army ROTC National High School Scholarships are available.  Visit

Seniors:  The Thea Foundation offers different scholarship opportunities.  Visit for more information and deadlines.

**GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program --Since 2000, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has awarded $10 million in scholarships to more than 500 students. Help put promising young leaders in the running for the Foundation's largest scholarship award before the Jan. 6 deadline.  High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient - and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Applications for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until Jan. 6, 2022. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation's other programs for students and educators. We encourage you to share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring. Candidates who have questions about the application process may contact the program's administrator, Scholarship America, at

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Monday, Nov. 15 --Breakfast-French Toast Sticks,  Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Meatball Sub, Tater Tots, Peas, Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice-Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, Wraps

Tuesday, Nov. 16 --Breakfast- Blueberry Muffins, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Popcorn Shrimp, Whole Wheat Bosco Stick, Waffle Fries, Broccoli and Cheese,  Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice- Wheat Grain Cheese Pizza, Chef Salad, Wraps

Wednesday, Nov. 17--Breakfast-  Cereal ,Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Dinner roll, Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice- Only  Chef Salad, Wraps

Thursday, Nov. 18 --Breakfast- Ham and Cheese Biscuit, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Bosco Cheese Stick, Corn, Romaine Salad W/Tomato and Ranch Dressing,  Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice-  Popcorn Chicken, Chef Salad, Wraps

Friday, Nov. 19--Breakfast- Honey Bun, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Bread,  Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice- BBQ Rib Sandwich, Chef Salad, Wraps