DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for the parent planning survey for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to this Friday, July 31. The survey should be filled out separately for each child. We recommend that you read the FAQ document, then fill out the survey. Both are located on our website at paragould.k12.ar.us.
Our final food backpack program distribution for the summer will be July 30 at the front entrance of Paragould Jr High School from 10-11:30 am. Come see us to receive your 2-week supply of snacks/food!
2020 seniors and parents: graduation ticket pickup has been moved to PSD central office at the corner of Hwy 49 and Court St due to a power outage at the high school.
The National ACT will be administered on July 18, 2020. Registered students should report to the Paragould Jr. High School for testing.
A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document and planning survey for the fall have been posted in the bulletin board area of the Paragould School District website (paragould.k12.ar.us). The survey is required for all students. A guardian should fill out the survey for each Kindergarten through 12th grade PSD student in the family. We recommend that you read the FAQ document first, then take the survey. The deadline for the survey is July 17. With your help, we can plan for a great, safe 2020-21 school year! GO RAMS!
Students from PHS were honored at the Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day event, which due to the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus has been developed into a virtual commemorative presentation. The following is a message from the Governor and First Lady and a PowerPoint presentation created to showcase the student photos that were submitted to the governor's office. For students who did not submit a photo, names and schools are found at the end of the presentation. In addition, all students will receive a letter from the Governor’s office as well as a certificate signed by the Governor. PHS students can be found about 16 minutes into the video. https://youtu.be/4PcYCp1CED0
Our regular backpack food program will continue through July 30, 2020. Students that received food backpacks each Friday of the regular school year may pick up 2 weeks of packaged food bags in front of Paragould Junior High School from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Thursday, June 18 Thursday, July 2 Thursday, July 16 Thursday, July 30
If you are wanting to do virtual summer school for credit recovery this summer, please click on the link below for information and signing up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_B3ro8wWLOJyDApR2sOZFEBdbCjww5le9fapOEl65BrrfFg/viewform?usp=sf_link
PJHS and PHS Dance auditions will be held virtually the week of June 8th-12th. Contact Coach Wallace for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the following PHS students on their great performances in the regional math competition! Precal/Trig: Emily Toombs - third place Calculus: Zoe Rodrigues - honorable mention 2/2
Congratulations to the following PHS students on their great performances in the regional math competition! Algebra 1: Brandon Breckenridge - first place Geometry: Tyler Brown - first place Algebra 2: Ashton Rodrigues - first place 1/2
PHS students need to turn in their Chromebook and charger in today from 8:00am - 3:30 pm. If you are taking an AP make up exam you may turn in your CB after the exam. Seniors and Athletes can pick up any items they have here at PHS as well.
PHS Summer School information and sign ups are now available on the PHS webpage under "news" section.
PHS students, Please check your school email to see the schedule of when to turn in Chromebook and other school items this week. You will also have a chance to pick up any items you may be needing to pick up as well. Please be sure to register for 20-21 classes in HAC by Friday
Paragould School District cordially invites you to the virtual graduation ceremony for the Paragould High School Class of 2020 Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 7:00pm Please go to the website listed below to watch the PHS Virtual Graduation Ceremony: https://paragould-hs.stageclip.com/
Attention PHS 2020 Seniors: The TV station KJNB of Jonesboro is honoring high school seniors from the Class of 2020 during the month of May. They will be showing a short commercial with the names and photos of seniors from the 19-20 school year. They will recognize the Paragould High School Senior Class of 2020 on Wednesday, May 20th. It will be shown within the first 15 minutes of each of their newscasts (6:00pm and 10:00pm via CBS & 9:00pm via FOX). Please tune in to see this special tribute to our PHS seniors!
Parents of students in grades 9-12, please have your student check his/her school email for information regarding device return, personal item collection, and registration for 2020-21
Seniors, We have extended the deadline submitting photos for the virtual graduation to Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59pm. This is the absolute latest you can submit your photo for the virtual graduation ceremony.
Seniors, The deadline for submitting photos and messages for the virtual graduation is Friday, May 1st at 12:00pm. Please check your school email for instructions on how to do this.
Class of 2021 students who are interested in having JAG in their schedule next year must complete the application ASAP. Mr. Parrot has emailed that application out and it must be returned to Mrs. Lamb. You can't add the class next year unless you have applied.
If your PHS student has completed their paper packet of their AMI work, they may begin turning those in at PHS Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-3:30pm. There will be a container by the main entrance where the student can turn it in. Please be sure that the child’s first and last name are on each paper. Please make sure that the name of the course/class and the last name of the teacher is on the papers for each specific course/class. If your PHS student has a digital copy of their AMI work they may email it to their specific teacher.
The Tumble Books Teen BookCloud login has been corrected.
See NEWS in this app to access Teen BookCloud from Tumble Books.
3rd 9 weeks grades are now posted in HAC for students and parents to view.
Amazon is giving free access to ebooks and audiobooks for students during the COVID19 school dismissal. See NEWS Story on the PHS app.
See the NEWS Story in this app about changes in the breakfast and lunch program.
March 31 is the last day for juniors or seniors in concurrent English, math, history, or science to turn in their student success plan in order to receive the ACT 456 scholarship that will refund tuition. The link was emailed to each student.
Email Mrs. Dickey at email@example.com for help locating any resources you may need or if you can't access any databases on our handout.
See NEWS in this app to get info on parking lot wifi at school.
See the NEWS story on this app about lunch and breakfast for March 30-April 30.
The PHS Prom scheduled for April 4th at the Paragould Community Center has been cancelled. We are working to try to reschedule it later this spring at the PHS Campus. When we have more information about this we will let you know.
See NEWS for info about sack lunches and breakfasts.
See Arkansas State Library Traveler Databases in NEWS.
Juniors/Seniors who are taking an English, history, science, or math concurrent class must have a student success plan on file with Mrs. Horn by the end of the day Monday, March 16 in order to have the course paid for by the ACT 456 scholarship.
SENIORS: Friday, March 13th is the deadline for the MFA, NEALSP, and American Legion (dependent of an American Legionnaire) scholarships. Turn them in to the counseling office or postmark by tomorrow. Monday is the deadline for the AR Community Foundation Scholarships.
Seniors don't forget that March 15th is the deadline for the online AR Community Foundation Scholarships. Make sure to have yours submitted in time! The complete packet of the paper applications also needs to be returned to the counseling office on the same day.
RAAD (Rise Above Alcohol and Drugs) is a PHS student coalition looking for current 10th and 11th grade leaders to help found the group for next year. All sophomores and juniors were sent an email with the details of how to apply for leadership positions. Due by Friday, March 13.
Juniors interested in a summer leadership camp at the University of Mississippi need to email Mrs. Horn. Only 2 juniors can be nominated. An email was sent to every junior with the details.
Brown's Graduation will be here to hand out graduation supplies to Seniors who have paid their balance in full. They will take payments for graduations supplies while they are here as well.
Come out and support the Jr. Class in a Prom fundraiser at Huddle House tomorrow night, (March 10). We will receive 20% of the profit made. We would love to see you there.
Seniors, don't forget TODAY is the deadline to turn in the Greene County Community Fund Scholarship application. You may do so directly to their office, or drop it by the counseling office by 2:30 today for us to deliver.
Friday, Feb. 28 is the deadline to sign up for the April ACT. If you need to take this test, you register and pay at www.actstudent.org
Today is the deadline for anyone wishing to purchase a senior ad through Jostens. After today, Jostens will no longer offer the opportunity to purchase an ad for the 2019-2020 yearbook.
Ram Fans, Paragould Rams and Lady Rams will play against GCT on Thursday ( tomorrow night ) at PHS Gymnasium. Lady Rams will start at 6pm. After the girls game we will honor our Senior athletes before the Rams take on GCT! Come on out for a great night and cheer on the Rams!
Senior Slideshow Pictures can be sent to Garrett Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to send Garrett pictures is Friday, March 13th. No swimsuit pictures will be allowed and the limit is four pictures per senior. Please see Garrett if you have any questions.
Seniors have a list of over 75 scholarships in addition to the Greene County Foundation online scholarships. FAFSA and college applications should be finished by now. If you need help, see Mrs. Horn or Mrs. Shearer.
Reminder: ACT Test for 11th Grade will be held on Tuesday, February 25th.
The free ACT for juniors will be Feb. 25 for all students with standard time and extended one day. For students receiving accommodations over multiple days, testing will begin Feb. 26-March 6. Each student that qualified has been given a letter with his/her testing schedule.
Dance Team tryout packets are available from Mrs. Jennifer Wallace. See NEWS on the PHS app for details.
Juniors can start applying to the Rice Reps program to earn a scholarship. See the PHS News for details.
PHS-GCT game is Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 p.m. It is the Hooping for a Cure game!
PHS Blood Drive is March 6. See the PHS app for details.
Junior parents are having a prom meeting on February 27 at 6:00. See the PHS app for details.
The junior class is selling prom tee shirts for $20. See the news story on the school app for details.
PHS Community Service Learning students delivered donuts and thank you notes to our School Resource Officers (SRO) this week. The students wanted to show our sincere appreciation for them.
PHS juniors will take the ACT Tuesday morning, February 25, 2020, free of charge. Please be on time to school.
Paragould Basketball Final Jonesboro 71 Lady Rams 52
Seniors: Brown’s Graduation will be on campus Friday, February 7 from 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Senior Parents: Please check the News fee for FAFSA Application and Senior Yearbook Ad/Jostens information.
Students, the ACT will be given this Saturday, February 8th, in the Paragould Junior High building. Please bring your #2 pencils, (no mechanical pencils), ID, admission ticket and calculator. Good luck!
Reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences are tonight in the PHS Cafeteria from 4pm-7pm. Parents/Guardians can pick up their child's progress reports and speak with teachers. Parents/Guardians can also see a copy of the progress report in their child's HAC account.
Attention Parents of Seniors: Tim Brown from Brown's graduation will be on the PHS campus on Friday, Feb. 7th starting around 8:30am. If your child has not been able to get measured for their cap and gown they can get that taken care of. Also, if you would like to make a payment towards your graduation stuff, you can do it that morning as well. Thank you.
We are looking forward to a great 2nd semester at PHS. Parents and students, please see our student handbook about our attendance policy in regards to students being able to attend prom.
PHS will host an ACT Boot Camp Saturday, February 1, from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. See NEWS on this app for details.
PHS Dance Team will perform their NATIONAL COMPETITION routine tonight (1-29-2020) in the gym FREE at 6:00 p.m. Please come to support and encourage them!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are February 6 from 4:00-7:00 in all Paragould schools. We hope to see you!
See NEWS for story about Entrepreneur Day at school.
SENIORS: Scholarship information packets will go out Monday. Paper applications will available in the counseling office. A list of paper and online applications can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/18Oh0cRCBnZl5AybLKZ9zkxzi45uGv_7uz-EyruQDCBA/edit?usp=sharing
JUNIORS: Girls State and Boys State information goes out today, Jan. 24. Let Mrs. Horn know if you are interested. ACT prep lessons will begin during 3rd period next week to prepare for the Feb. 25 ACT that all juniors will take.
The Greene Co. Community Fund scholarships are online. Students should go to www.gccfund.org. Deadline for applying is February 28.
Enjoy the day off tomorrow as we recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday!
See NEWS for an AP World story.
Don't forget the DANCE CLINIC tomorrow at PJHS gym 9:00-12 noon. Register at the door. S21C-6th grade.
See the NEWS on the school app for details about this weekend's play at PHS. It's a great show!
See the NEWS on the app for Miss PSD Pageant Details.
PHS 1st semester grades will be published online in HAC by 3pm on Friday, January 10th. Parents can check their child’s HAC account to see their report card grades. If you need your child’s login information for their HAC account please check with your child. We will not send report cards home. Thank you.
We look forward to our students returning to school on Monday, January 6th. Students will need to check their HAC account for their spring semester schedule. Current PHS students should have an email from Mr. Shepherd about some important information for Monday. New students to PHS can come to Student Services starting at 7:30am to get information about how to get enrolled at PHS.
Parents: Check out the "news" section of our PHS webpage to learn about upcoming semester exam dates, check out procedures during exams, and other important information.
Friday, December 20, is the last day of school for the semester.
Good morning! Just a reminder that make up photos for 9th-11th grade will be today. Students will be called to the auditorium when they are ready. Thank you.
FAFSA workshop will be Dec. 3, from 6-8pm at Paragould High School in the computer lab. Students and parents will need to bring 2018 tax returns and their FSA ID. Any student who needs scholarships, grants, etc. must fill out the FAFSA. Call Mrs. Horn at PHS with any questions.
Final: Rams 29 Beebe 49
At halftime: Lady Rams 24 Beebe 21
We look forward to seeing our parents/guardians tonight at Parent Teacher Conferences in the PHS cafeteria from 4pm-7pm. You can pick up your child's progress report and speak with your child's teachers. Attention Parents of Seniors: You will have a chance to get signed up for the FASFA in the PHS computer lab today from 1:30pm-7:00pm.
Friday, November 8, is the deadline to sign up for the December ACT to avoid late fees.
Bell Week! We have had a great start to Bell Week here at PHS! Don't forget about the dress up days at PHS in preparation for the PHS @ GCT Football game (Bell Game) this Friday, Nov. 8th at 7pm. Go Rams! Wednesday: Way Back Wednesday! - Dress up as your favorite decades. Thursday: Squad Day! - team up with your friends and dress alike. Friday: Red, Blue, and America Too! - dress in red, white and blue to help cheer on the Rams against GCT.
FAFSA workshops are coming up for seniors. Nov. 14 from 1:30-7pm and Dec. 3 from 6-8pm. Bring 2018 taxes and FSA ID's for one parent and the student. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Horn in the counseling office. All students going to trade school or colleges must apply.
See the NEWS story for dress up days for Spirit Week this week!
Please pre-register students for the Personal Empowerment Workshop to help us order the correct amount of food. We will also have door prizes. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/RibceZjbmoHJiwq7A
Both junior high and senior high students are encouraged to attend the Personal Empowerment Project on Nov. 9 at Paragould High School from 10 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Lunch will be provided. Students should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. See PHS NEWS for more details.
Due to weather the EAST trunk or treat event at Reynolds Park scheduled for today has been cancelled.
There will be no school for PHS students on Friday October 25th. Enjoy the Fall Break!
A reminder that 1st 9 weeks grades are now posted online via HAC. Parents can check their child’s HAC account to see their report card grades. If you need your child’s login information then check with your child. We will not send report cards home.
Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen competition is open to students 13 to 17 years old for cash and tuition assistance. Local preliminary forms can be found at www.missarkansas.org
Seniors interested in UA Little Rock who have a 3.8 GPA with a 30 ACT may want to check into the Donaghey Scholars Program. Prospective applicants are invited to attend the Donaghey Scholars Sampler Day on October 29. Information can be found ualr.edu/donagheyscholars
See NEWS for the story on Rotary Interact members attending Rotary.
Just a reminder that 9th-11th grade Picture Day is tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 16th. To get information about picture prices and other details check out the news section of our webpage/app.
Seniors need to finish the AR Challenge Scholarship application. They should have an account set up, but the application process is one more step they need to finish. See the news feed for a screenshot of the website to go to for this application.
See the NEWS story about Spirit Week.
Go to NEWS for the PHS Talent Show winners!
Picture Day at PHS is October 16!
Jr High Volleyball wins game 2 and the match against WM Wonder 25-4
Jr High Volleyball wins game 1 against WM Wonder 25-8
The Paragould Pride Marching Band performed in Dallas, TX at the Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Championship. They performed at 7:45am and did an amazing job of their show “Peace”. The Pride will wait to hear the announcement of the preliminary awards and to see if they will compete in the finals later tonight.
Students, if you have lost a tablet similar to a Nook or a Kindle, come to the library to claim it.
Sophomores, there is a homecoming skit meeting at 7:30 a.m. in Mrs. Reddick's room Thursday, October 3. Please be there!
Any change of address or phone number should be updated ASAP in the Student Services Offices.
Email Mrs. Dickey (email@example.com) for the password protected online resources. See NEWS.
Mrs. Shearer, College & Career Coach, has created a website for students and parents: https://sites.google.com/paragouldschools.net/collegecareer/home. Check it out!
The PHS Talent Show is Friday, October 11, at 10:45 in the auditorium.
Senior parents, your students have had this link to scholarship opportunities. Some deadlines are approaching. Others will be added as they become available. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18Oh0cRCBnZl5AybLKZ9zkxzi45uGv_7uz-EyruQDCBA/edit?usp=sharing
FAFSA and AR Challenge Scholarship applications open today. See PHS News for infographic.
PHS Homecoming Royalty is announced. See the story in NEWS.
All juniors will take the ASVAB on Nov. 7. Want to be ready? You can find practice test items and test-taking strategies here: http://asvabprogram.com/student-program
Today is the new deadline to sign up for the October ACT. Waivers are available in Mrs. Horn's office if you are eligible.
PHS & CRA eat and compete: see the story in NEWS on the app.
Homecoming shirts are on sale. See NEWS in the PHS app for details.
Juniors or seniors who are eligible for ACT fee waivers may pick those up in Mrs. Horn's office. These can be used for any national ACT date this school year if you register before the deadline for that particular test.
ACT has extended the deadline to register for the October test. Students now have until Sept. 27 to register.
Due to rain, See You at the Pole will be held in the high school auditorium at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow (September 25).
PHS PRIDE BAND performs over the top! See results on the PHS app in News.
PHS and NIDEC honored AP students today! See the AP story on the PHS app.
Seniors, Tassel Time has many resources for college planning. If you would like to explore colleges, scholarships, tips, etc., PHS has a member login at tasseltime.com with Paragould as the username and gorams as the password. You can also find them on twitter and Facebook.
We look forward to seeing all parents/guardians tonight at Parent-Teacher Conferences in the PHS Cafeteria. Teachers will be there from 4-7pm. Parents can pick up their child's progress reports.
The first PHS Parent-Teacher Conference for the year will take place on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 4-7pm in the cafeteria. Parents can pick up their child's 1st 9 weeks progress reports and meet with teachers.
PHS Dance Team needs your help going to National Competition in 2020. Get your ticket for the Dance Team Showcase. See the news story on the PHS app.
Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow at each school site from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. School will not be dismissed early. It is a regular school day for all students.
Our golf athletes will participate in a conference tournament next Monday and Tuesday. Watch for a win!
The NEA District Fair in Jonesboro is this week (September 16-22). Our FFA students are showing livestock. Go and support them!
Order your yearbook now! Go to the news story about yearbooks on this app.
National Honor Society Students must apply for NHS. See Mrs. Huffmaster for details.
REMINDER: Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, September 19, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The PHS Chess Team will compete in the NE Arkansas Education Cooperative tournament in Walnut Ridge September 25. Good luck!
Any male student who is within 6 months of his 18th birthday must register with the selective service. Those applying for financial aid will not be eligible if they have not registered. The link is https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration
Seniors can sign up for the SAT on a school day in the counseling office. The test is Oct. 14. The fee is $49.50 no essay or $64.50 with essay unless eligible for a fee waiver. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 17.
PHS National Honor Society will induct 47 new members this Friday, September 6, at 8:45 a.m. Congratulations! We are proud of your accomplishments!
ACT deadline to register for the October 26 test date is September 20. Late registration for the Sept. 14 test is today, Aug. 30. Juniors/seniors were emailed a flyer with instructions on how to register.
From the nurse's office: At age 16 all students are required to get a second meningitis vaccine. A parent or guardian needs to bring proof of vaccination to the nurse at the Student Services Office.
Student HAC login information will be given to students during enrichment or senior seminar soon. Parents who don't have the HAC login may call 240-2271 and ask for Student Services (extension 6004 or 6005).
SENIOR parents, a link for COLLEGE & CAREER info is https://sites.google.com/paragouldschools.net/collegecareer/home. It will help you and your senior prepare for college and/or a career.
Juniors and seniors interested in applying for a nomination to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies can pick up an application from Mrs. Horn. Completed applications are due in Senator Boozman's office by Nov. 1, 2019.
Labor Day holiday is coming! It is September 2.
There are four Parent Teacher Conferences this year. The first one is Thursday, September 19, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
PHS Homecoming is October 18.
PHS Rams vs Gosnell AAA SCRIMMAGE at Ram Stadium. 7:00 Thursday, August 22.
Gifted and Talented Parent Night is set for Monday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. Location is Paragould High School Library (just north of the PHS main entrance).
ACT deadline to register for the October 26 test date is September 20. Late registration for the Sept. 14 test is through Aug. 30. Juniors/seniors were emailed a flyer with instructions on how to register.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications have be emailed to all juniors and seniors. Applications must be postmarked by October 4.
The PSAT will be given Oct. 16. Sophomores and Juniors may sign up in the counseling office by Sept. 17. Cost is $17 and juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
Schedule pickup is Thursday. Juniors & Seniors may pickup from 8:30-11:30 and Freshmen & Sophomores will pickup from 1:00-3:30. See you then!
Proud to announce the new PHS Head Boys’ Basketball Coach—Jace Watson!! It’s a great day to be a Ram! #psdrams