The Archery Program is designed on the guidelines set by the National Archery in the Schools Program through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision. Any student may join. Experience is not a prerequisite. Any student can learn to shoot a bow and arrow. Students on the Archery Team meet at designated times to prepare for the Regional ANASP Archery Tournament usually in late February. The team or even individual students can qualify for the State ANASP Archery tournament in Hot Springs usually in late March. Greg Garrison is the Archery Coach.
The members are committed to the education and appreciation of the visual arts. Membership is open to those who love art and wish to support our school's many endeavors. Club leadership consists of the President elected by the membership, as well as an Executive Committee and various chairs. The club sponsor is Greg Garrison.
The JROTC Color Guard is a competitive group that takes flag, rifle, & body movements to the next level. Sposors: Jeffery Vestal and Bou Williams
The members of this group are chosen through competitive auditions in the spring. This highly successful vocal group attends competitions and presents Christmas and Spring Concerts. Sponsor: Donna Rose
Fire Marshals serve the high school by inspecting the buildings and classrooms after their evacuation during a fire drill and report their findings to the principal. Sponsor: Sonya Huffmaster
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Jared White is the sponsor of this organization. Members participate in the District Fall Leadership Conference, National Fall Leadership Conference, Spring District Competition, State Competition, Adopt-a-Highway, field trips, and hear a variety of speakers throughout the year. Members must have a business class and pay district and state dues.
Junior High Future Business Leaders of America is open to membership to students in grades 7-9. FBLA provides young business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, manage personal skills, and pursue secondary education. Students will be able to attend the Spring Conference at Arkansas State University, participate in competitive events, and attend an awards assembly. The Junior High FBLA sponsor is Carrie Cook.
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Click on the following hyperlink for more information: http://paragould.k12.ar.us/view/paragould-ffaOpen to any student who is taking an Agriculture class, this club is sponsored by James Potter.
The homecoming committee is responsible for choosing a theme for the yearly Homecoming celebration and planning and decorating for the homecoming assembly. Sponsors: Donna Rose, Karen Snyder, and Tommy Russell
Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
JROTC's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. This is accomplished by developing in the cadets leadership, problem solving and communications skills. JROTC is open to all male and female students in the 9th through 12th grade. Students do not incur any military obligation. Sponsors: Bou Williams and Jeffery Vestal
The Key Club is a service-oriented club with about thirty members. The club sponsors dances, blood drives, and fruit sales. Members are selected by faculty members with the requirement that students have a 2.0 grade point average. Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Sponsor: Jessica Lange
Leo Club is a service-oriented club affiliated with the Lions Club. Leo Clubs encourage young people to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities. Sponsor: Courtney Owens
National Honor Society
NHS members are selected based on criteria found in the Paragould High School National Honor Society Handbook. Students must show qualities of citizenship, leadership, service, scholarship, and character. Projects of the Society, under the sponsorship of Amy Castleberry, include collecting donations for the local mission, raising money for the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and other areas of community service as needed.
The Thespians participate in theater arts and attend competitions in fall and spring. Sponsors: Barry Burkheart and Tommy Russell
The Paragould Band Department boasts over 400+ students in grades 7 - 12. Over 150 9th -12th graders are enrolled in the Paragould PRIDE Band. In the final quarter of 8th grade, students will audition for the Paragould PRIDE Band. The Paragould PRIDE Marching Band is one of Arkansas' premiere marching bands that compete in the fall at National, Regional, and State competitions. In November, students audition for placement in the prestigious concert band. Paragould also has an active Jazz Band, which is open to members of the Sr. High Band. Sponsors: Richie Williams, Tyler Hart, and William VanDelinder
The Paragould Prideline Colorguard is open to both boys and girls in grades 9-12. Auditions for placement on the line are held March-April each year. The Prideline is a competitive group that takes flag, rifle, sabre, props, dance, theatrics, & body movements to the next level. Drum Corp International instructors come in regularly to assist with student instruction. Sponsors: Richie Williams, Tyler Hart, and William VanDelinder
Quiz Bowl is a competitive trivia and knowledge team. It is open for any interested student. Sponsor: Jessica Lange
The Ram Channel is a Paragould local cable channel. Students under the supervision and direction of Roger Lamkin announce and televise Paragould sports, announcements, and activities. This activity is open for students enrolled in television courses.
Karen Snyder is the advisor for this publication. Beginning in September, the school newspaper is published monthly by the members of the Ram Page staff.
Rotary Interact Club
Rotary Interact Club is the youth division of Paragould's Rotary Club, a civic club in the community. The club motto is "Service above self." Interact meets twice monthly on Friday mornings during third period. Sara Dickey, PHS librarian, is the sponsor.
Sponsored by Michelle Guinn, this club meets weekly. Several field trips are conducted and members attend science competitions and conduct fundraisers throughout the year.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). The SkillsUSA motto is preparing for leadership in the world of work. Paragould High School has a chapter of SkillsUSA in the Ram Channel program (advisor Roger Lamkin). Student activities include meetings, community service activities, and SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs.
Spanish Club students will learn about the Spanish community and culture. The club will take one trip a year and will assist in community projects. Sponsor: Leslie Ginn
Student Council is an organization which focuses on student leadership. The students involved in Student Council are the voice to represent the wants, needs, and ideas of the student body. The council representative and officer positions are voted on by the student body. Some of the activities Student Council leads or participates in throughout the school year include Homecoming festitivies, family adoptions for Christmas, Valentine's Day deliveries, and the student physical activity day, RamFest. Along with these activites, we also sponsor various service projects throughout the school that benefit the students. Sponsor: Kelli Rollins
The Yearbook staff is chosen taking into account the following factors: GPA, evidence of cooperation, relevant skills, and interest. Students with prior experience are given first consideration. Real-world concepts, such as marketing, advertising, graphic arts, journalism, phone etiquette, public relations, photography, design, and layout are utilized in the production of a full-color PHS publication of "The Ram." Brandon Carter is the advisor for "The Ram" staff.
- Senior Class: Anmity Bruton, Melanie Tiner
- Junior Class: Mona Tullos, Ragon Weatherford
- Sophomore Class: Jessica Lange, Kelly Reddick
- Freshman Class: Andrea Beaver, Jennifer Davis