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Workforce Wednesday

April 26, 2022
This week's Workforce Wednesday speakers were representatives from the Human Resources Department at Southern Furniture Industries, which includes both our local Southern Motion and Fusion Furniture facilities, as well as their other facilities in our surrounding area.  HR representatives were Lee Oswalt, Scott Shempert, and Chris Mattox.  Students learned about skilled training programs that can lead to full time employment with competitive pay and benefits, as well as, the need for skilled workers.

Mock Interviews

April 25, 2022
Mr. Dixon's and Mr. Tipler's CCR students gained some great interviewing experience through taking part in mock interviews.  Each student was able to  practice the skills they have been learning in class by dressing professionally, presenting their resume, answering interview questions, asking questions of their interviewer, practicing their interviewing etiquette and body language, and even following up with a thank you email to their interviewer.

Workforce Wednesday

April 21, 2022
Mr. Rob Chittom, Vice President and Branch Manager of First Choice Bank - Ecru Branch, gave College and Career Readiness students an eye opening presentation on budgeting, investing, and building wealth.  Students were shown how to do a budget on a spreadsheet, learned about traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401Ks, mutual funds, and how interest on your investments can compound (especially when you start saving early).

Food Pantry Receives NEMYF Grant Funding

April 21, 2022
Thanks to the work of the Northeast Mississippi Youth Foundation, Churches United Food Depot of Pontotoc County received $460 in grant funding toward its mission of providing nutritional food to county residents who are in need.  Dawson Suggs and Joseph Henry, two NEMYF members from PHS, were recently on hand for the presentation during the NEMYF annual press conference in Tupelo.

Coding Camp Opportunity

April 20, 2022
Base Camp Coding Academy, in Water Valley, is offering a free coding camp for girls who are current 10th and 11th graders. This free camp is a part of the movement to bring more girls into the field of computer programming. Any young lady who is interested should check out the flyer and fill out an application, with parent permission. Parents are responsible for making sure students have transportation to and from camp.

PHS Art Show

See the works of talented student artists! Artwork will be judged by local artists. Attendees can get creative with fun art projects and crafts. Snacks and a photo booth will be available.
Thursday, April 21, 2022.  
PHS Commons

Blackout Poetry

April 14, 2022
Mrs. Kelly’s SREB class is reading the book “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers. In the book, a boy named Steve Harmon is put on trial for a crime that he says he did not commit. Her class created blackout poetry as a way to express how Steve is feeling at this point of the book during the trial, and how he cannot express what he is feeling in the court system. Overall the students did an amazing job depicting the emotion Steve has in the novel through their poems!

Physics Catapult Competition

April 12, 2022
Last week PHS physics students travelled to Ole Miss to compete in the 15th annual catapult competition. Four PHS teams of 4 students each designed and built a catapult that would launch tennis balls at various targets. Team BWOMP (Dawson Suggs, Jeremy Ray, David Metcafe, and Rob Ferguson) came home with the first place trophy for Best Design.

Workforce Wednesday

April 11, 2022
We had several great speakers last week in CCR classes. Airman Abby Feathers and Staff Sergeant Marian Cooper spoke about career opportunities in the Air Force. Abby specializes in security forces, and Staff Sergeant Cooper specialized in logistics before becoming a recruiter. Dave Kitchens and Lathe Ward of Three Rivers also visited.  They spoke about apprenticeships and Individual Training Accounts for students pursuing careers in high demand fields.  Mr. Ward also gave information about his journey to becoming a computer programmer.


Families, we want to make you aware that the Mississippi PEBT Call Center will close on May 15.

Families, we want to make you aware that the Mississippi P-EBT Call Center will close on May 15.
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