Parents of Sophomores!  Family Night:  Feb. 13, 4:30-6:30pm - The Jostens representative  will be set up in the foyer of the school to take class ring orders and answer questions about class rings.

 Get2College will be on campus on Monday, February 6 from 9:00 - 3:00 assisting parents/students as they apply for the FAFSA (federal financial aid). If you would like to schedule an appointment, please come by the Guidance Office to sign up for an appointment. Appointments spots are limited.

 Alcorn State University President Alfred Rankins Jr. will visit Petal High School on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the beginning of 4th Period in the PAC. This is a focused effort to meet with statewide high school students, counselors and school leadership, to discuss the advantages of an Alcorn education. President Rankins along with Alcorn leadership, admissions staff and faculty representatives will talk with students about preparing for their educational futures. It’s a great platform to speak directly with the president about life on the campus of Alcorn as well as degree programs, scholarships, housing, financial assistance, study abroad, honors curriculum and career choices. Alcorn offers full scholarships (tuition, room and board) to freshmen with a 3.0 or above grade point average and 24 ACT score. The President’s Excellence Scholarship fully funds tuition, room and board for four years and provides a $500 per semester book allowance. Recipients also receive a $1,000 stipend each semester. Students that have at least a 3.0 grade point average in high school and a score of 28 or above on the ACT earn this scholarship.

 The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship is a one-time annual scholarship of $1,000.00 awarded to a Pine Belt area high school student based on academic excellence, community involvement and financial need. We are seeking to provide this opportunity to a well-rounded, knowledge-seeking individual with the character and determination to excel. Turn in the complete application including all attachments to any Grand Bank location by 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2017. (Please note that incomplete, late and/or mailed applications will not be considered.)  Click here:  Ed Langton Scholarship

 Mu Alpha Theta Applications are being accepted at this time, and are due January 20, 2017. You may get an application from a math teacher or Ms. Harmony Albert in room 127. You must have completed Algebra II with all A's and B's in math.

 Petal Education Foundation Scholarship listings are now on the website!

Seniors Fees are now $85.00.  Starting March 20, the fees will be $90.00
3 ways you can pay:
1: Online through your MyPaymentPlus account (Mealpay)
2: Credit Card
3. Cash

All payments can be made in Mrs. Daughdrill's office on the 100 hall.

SENIORS: don't forget! Community service for MS Scholars and Tech Masters is due by Friday, Dec. 16.

Here is the exemption policy from the handbook. Read it carefully...absentees, fines, ISS, OSS, 9th/10th English... 


-Exemptions will be permitted for all end-of-course tests. 
-Any student who has an “A” average, satisfactory conduct, and has not exceeded 6 absences in periods 2 or 3, or 12 absences in periods 1, 4, 5, or 6.
-If a class ends in 9 weeks in 2nd or 3rd period, the student cannot exceed 3 absences to be exempt.
-To be exempt with an 80 or above average, a student must have satisfactory conduct and no more than (2) total days absent in a course taken all year or one (1) absence in a block period course or semester course.
-All students eligible for exemption may at their discretion take the exam.
-A student cannot be exempt if a FINE is owed.
-No exemptions will be permitted for any student who has been assigned to ISS or out-of school suspension.
-No exemptions are allowed in 9th or 10th grade English.

 Test Schedule:  2nd Nine Weeks

Mississippi Scholars Community Service hours and Tech Master Community Service hours are due to the Guidance Office by the end of the day on Friday, December 16. You are required to have 40 hours of community service in addition to the class requirements. 

Scholarship/ Financial Aid information session for parents and seniors:
Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 pm - PHS gym. 
Information on the Petal Education Foundation Scholarships and the Federal Financial Aid program (FAFSA)


1. The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http:// and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.


2. The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website,  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

3. The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year. "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
The deadline for these scholarships is June 1, 2017. 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year, the program selects roughly 20 college bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit the link below. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2017.

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National BETA will award over $300,000 in scholarships with awards ranging from $1000 to $15000 to outstanding 12th grade BETA members. Applications open: November 1. Deadline: January 26, 2017.  http://

USM- The December ACT is the last ACT score USM will take for scholarship purposes. The deadline to register for the December 10th ACT is Nov. 4th Late fee registration will be from Nov. 5-18.Scholarship.

Mississippi State -The February ACT/SAT of your senior year is the last ACT/SAT to be considered for scholarship purposes.
Online general scholarship application priority dates are DEC 1st for Competitive, Private Scholarships and Leadership, Service Scholarships.

Ole Miss - December- Academic Excellence (ACT) and other non-competitive entering freshman scholarships are awarded and letters mailed to students for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is an ongoing process....get your application done early!!

Incoming freshmen who wish to be considered for competitive scholarships must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application. This application should be completed by February 15th.

Remember to check the schools websites for important dates/deadlines.

The scholarship/financial aid information session scheduled for October 24th is being rescheduled. 

 A letter for all Senior parents!  click Senior

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (MTEP) is now accepting scholarship applications. Information flyers are located in the Guidance office. 

Seniors!  Mark your calendars! @WmCareyU: 
Scholarship Day: Jan. 5
Super Saturday: March 25
Contact WM Carey at 601-318-6007 for more information.

Reminder: If you are planning a college day, your parent must come at least ONE WEEK before the college day and fill out the form in the office. This is in the handbook.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Are you a student who is looking to make a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!

National ACT dates - 
December 10
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