Educators Rising

Announcements 12-8-21

Please excuse the following students who will participate in the2021 Piggott District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, December 11th, at the Piggott Elementary School library. They will be dismissed at 8:30am and should return to class during third or fourth period. 

  • Grade Seven: Zoe Casey, Mollie Coomer, Lyla Noble-Nelson, and Alexis Wallace.
  • Grade Eight: Francisco Avila, Jocelyn Fraser, Blake Hendley, and Taylor Peters. 

The following students in Survey of Business 8th period class are ready to take their Microsoft Certification exam for PowerPoint. Due to time constraints, they need to come to room 217 at 2:05 Wednesday  so they have enough time to get logged in and finish the test before the bell rings. Gracie Blascoe, William Bolla, Jacob McCluskey, Haley Seal, Kelsey Wilson

Supper with Santa will be this Saturday night, Dec. 11 at the Elementary Cafeteria from 5-7 p.m.

The Spanish Club will be selling Little Debbie's on Monday, Dec 13th. Prices will range from  50 cents to 1 dollar. 

Art Club Members:    Secret Santa will start  Wednesday.  The Art Club party will be December 14th, during 5th period.

There will be a Drama meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in the library for anyone interested in participating in a production in the Spring.

The following students have not turned in their senior profiles. This needs to be done by TODAY, Wednesday.  Remember this will be in the graduation section of the newspaper at the end of the year.  Layla Alsup, Rylie Collier-Siebert, Joseph Hardin, Joe Holland, Jacob Johnson, Nate Lemmons, Devon Matheney, Sebastian Mayberry, Brandon Palmer, James Poole, Kiersen Smith, Kyler Smith, Skylar Stone, Austin Thrasher, and Charlie Turner

Mrs. Peters's marketing classes present the first ever Food Cart Fest next Tuesday in the PHS Library! A variety of hot food items and drinks will be sold from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Advertisements will be posted around school and on the students' social media pages this week. Prices range from $1-$5. 

Archery practice will be Thursday 12/9. 7th and 8th - right after school until 4:30--9th-12th - 4:30-5:30

The Spanish Club is sponsoring an Ugly Sweater/Sweatshirt Contest on Tuesday, December 14th. It will cost $1 to participate and there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. There will also be a prize for the PHS Staff member who has the ugliest sweater/sweatshirt. 

Homecoming Week days are: 

  •  Wednesday- Jersey Day;
  • Thursday- Country vs. Country Club Day; 
  • Friday- Mohawk Spirit Day

Educator Rising Conference  will be held on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at ASU.  Please dismiss the following members to be able to attend the meeting: Elisabeth Householder, Taylor Peters, Jasmine Warbritton, Brileigh Daniels, Mark Gilkison, Ailea Eads, Natalie Burrow, , Jacquline Clark,   August Glud, Kaitlyn Brown, Bryanna Smith, Summer Aarlie, and Kyra Magouirk.  

The following seniors have been invited to have lunch with the Superintendent this Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:30am.  If you have any of these seniors please let them know to respond to my email by Thursday of this week so I can prepare for our luncheon. Paylee Myhre, Brody Olds,  Brandon Palmer,  Ezekiel Perschbacher, Tyson Peters, Summer Pollard

BAND-Please excuse the following band students to come to the band room 3rd period on Thursday to practice with the 8th graders for our upcoming band concert.  I will make sure they pick up any work they have due for you that day.  Rachael Deggans, Dagan Frerking, Hunter Kinnard, Sebastian Mayberry, Chris Price, Kayden Reel, Alex Scott, Rebecca Woolery

Seniors:  If you are 18 and interested in taking EMT courses through BRTC Paragould - starting in January on Tuesday and Thursday evenings - see Mrs. Amber.

Seniors:  If you are not interested in taking the WorkKeys certification, I need your opt-out form brought back to me before Christmas break.  If you need another copy, see Mrs. Amber.

FBLA Senior High members should bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Arkansas Children's Hospital by this Wednesday, December 8. A list of acceptable items can be picked up from Mrs. Peters or in the office. FBLA will have a holiday party for those who participate. Details on the party will be announced later. Those who would rather donate money may contribute $3 to also be eligible to attend.

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.

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.

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

 Friday, Dec. 10 HOMECOMING Boys BB vs. Harrisburg 7/Jr/Sr beginning at 5:00.

Monday, Dec 6 - Girls Basketball at Gosnell beginning at 5:00 7th/Jr/Sr/ Dismiss at 2:30. ---Thursday, Dec. 9 at Harrisburg 7G/JrG/SrG beginning at 5:00.

Miss Sadie will have Mohawk and Senior tattoos for sale in her room on game days during basketball season for $1.


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:  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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Wednesday, Dec 8  - Breakfast -  Waffles, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch -  CHRISTMAS DINNER- Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit, Milk--No 2nd Choice -

Thursday, Dec 9  - Breakfast -  French Toast Sticks, Syrup, Sausage Patty, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch -  Vegetable Beef Soup, Grilled cheese sandwich,  Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice - Chef Salad, Wraps

Friday, Dec 10  - Breakfast - Mini Pancakes, Syrup, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Soft Tacos, Pinto Beans, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Fruit, Milk--2nd Choice - Mini Corn Dogs,  Chef Salad, Wraps