Thanksgiving Break

Announcements 11-19-21

THANKSGIVING BREAK- There will be no school the week of Nov. 22-26.  Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.   Give thanks and enjoy your week.

BAND ROOM is closed today.  All band students need to go to the Middle Gym.  Mrs. Ellen will be here at the end of the day to open the band room so that you may get your instruments to practice during Thanksgiving Break.

Congrats to the Sr. High Girls' basketball team for defeating Bay

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

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 wanting to take an ASU concurrent class for the Spring 2022 semester - see Mrs. Amber.  We have to register BEFORE Christmas Break.  You will have to have qualifying scores to register.

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.

**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

Beta Announcements: 

  •  Any students in 11th or 12th grade who believe they are eligible for Beta should bring a copy of their transcripts to Mrs. Flowers in Room 225 for consideration.
  •  Any former Beta members who wish to remain active need to bring their $10 dues to Mrs. Flowers in Room 225 by December 18.
  • 9th and 10th grade students who received invitations to join Beta should return their forms and/or dues to Mrs. Flowers in Room 225 by December 18.

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

********************************************************************************************************Upcoming SPORTS : 

Friday, Nov. 19- 7/Jr/Sr Boys at Marmaduke beginning at 5:00 --Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Hoxie 7/Jr/Sr beginning at 5:00 (Dismiss at 2:45)--Thursday, Dec. 2- Jr/Sr Girls and Boys vs Maynard (Senior Night) beginning at 4:00.

Friday, Nov. 19 7th/Jr Girls vs. Brookland beginning at 5:00 -- Thursday, Dec. 2- Jr/Sr Girls and Boys vs Maynard (Senior Night) beginning at 4:00.


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

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Bread,  Fruit, Milk- No 2nd choice today