Paschal High School

Paschal High School PTA Newsletter


In This Issue
Welcome from PTA President
Volunteer Opportunities
Directory Ad Sales
Senior News: College Night and Yearbook Photos
Band News
Rascal Spirit Shop
Quick Links

Important Upcoming Dates

Sept. 16-Staff Development (no school)

Sept. 19-College Night

Sept. 30-1st 6-wk grading period ends

Oct. 1-SAT

Oct. 10-Staff Development (no school)

Oct. 14-Homecoming Game

Oct. 15-Homecoming Dance

Oct. PTA meeting (date TBD)


Save the Dates!

 Dec. 8, 2011 - 8th Grade Roundup
Feb. 11, 2012 - PTA Auction
Become a Member of the PTA!

Regular membership ($6)

PAW PAL membership (includes two PTA memberships, a PAW pin & recognition at these levels: $15, $25, $50 & $100)


For a quick link to the PTA site go to and look for PTA Membership Form:


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Attention Juniors and Seniors:

PSAT/SAT Saturday Review Sessions will be Sept. 17 & 24. For more information go to:
or call the Advanced Academics Office at 814-5041.   


Paschal Parents: 

If you would like to receive information from the Advanced Academic office send an email to and include your name, your students name, grade level and a phone number. 

Thank you to all who considered serving Paschal through the Site Based Decision Making Team.  Kal Silverberg, Dennis Johnson, and Ellen Brantley have been elected to serve on the team for 2011-2013.
Seniors News Site

There are a lot of activities in the coming months for PHS seniors, including college planning, Senior Celebration, yearbook ads and pictures. Visit the Senior News site frequently and make it a favorite!

Upcoming Band Events

Sept. 17 - Marchathon-Paschal Band will be marching and playing a 5K path through the neighborhood from the school to Panda Express to raise money for Band Fees.


Sept. 16, 17 or 18 - Eat at Panda Express and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Paschal Band. You must bring the flyer from this site:


Sept. 24TMEA Region Jazz Auditions at PHS


Oct. 8 - Aledo Marching Contest


Oct. 15 - FWISD Pre-UIL Marching Contest


Oct. 22 - UIL Region Marching Contest, Burleson High School


The offer is good at both Panda Express locations: Hulen @ Bellaire and at Hulen Mall.


Shop for Paschal

Did you know that as you shop at local grocery stores and retailers that a portion of your sales can go toward our school?


Here are some of the stores that are community partners to PHS:


Tom Thumb




Office Depot

Office Max


Help our school to earn cash rewards. Visit this site for details:


PTA Board 2011-12

PRESIDENT              Lydia Rapp

VP MEMBERSHIP      Kelly Dillard           

VP-PROGRAMS         Nan Riddle

   Kristi Parker     

VP-COMM                Janine Mann  

VP-VOLUNTEERS     Molly Hyry

Jamie Stroud

Kim Darnell

Nan Akin

VP BUDGET & FIN   Anne Jefferies

SECRETARY              Sheri Wickman         

TREASURER              Dennis Johnson 


To view entire board go to: 


Issue: #1

September 2011 

Welcome from PTA President Lydia Rapp

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as your President of the Paschal PTA for this school year. I am fortunate to work with a wonderful Board that has already been hard at work to support the faculty, staff and administration of Paschal High School in the tradition of excellence and success for all students. You too can be a part of this great collaboration by joining PTA and getting involved.


This past school year PTA gave back to Paschal by providing the $26,500 needed to build the Panther Patio* (opening this week next to the concessions stand by the Field House), granting more than $34,000 in teacher requests, providing over $18,000 in college scholarships and raised the funds needed to provide an alcohol- and drug-free all-night party after graduation for those seniors.


The PTA raises these monies through membership, sale of spirit items, concession sales and our annual dinner and auction.  Please help us to continue giving back to Paschal by becoming a member of PTA, purchasing T-shirts and other spirit items at Rascal's and joining us Feb. 11, 2012, for the annual dinner and auction.


The PTA also works to keep you informed. If you are receiving this newsletter, then you have most likely found our website and subscribed to receive these electronic newsletters or are on other PHS email distribution lists. Please forward the PTA website link,, or this newsletter to those who may not be be on our lists. The website is continually updated and includes a calendar of events, faculty and staff emails, information and announcements, and so much more!


Our next General Membership PTA meeting in late October will include a program sponsored by the Counseling Office and information about college admission and financial aid. Details will be posted on the website as they become available.


Thank you again for this opportunity. I look forward to working with you. Together, with the administration, faculty and staff of Paschal, we can make every student's potential a reality.


Have a great school year!


Lydia Rapp, PHS PTA President


* A big "thank you" to Kirk Jeffries, who has been the driving force to get this project completed. Kudos!!!

Parents, your help needed!
One of the things that makes Paschal such a great school is that parents are always willing to lend a hand. If you want to volunteer, but don't know how, it's easy!
We have day and night spots and weekday and weekend spots. Click on this link to volunteer and stay informed about happenings at Paschal:


Your PHS PTA Volunteer Coordinators: Molly Hyry, Jamie Stroud, Nan Akin and Kim Darnell


P.S. We record and turn in all volunteer hours to the Texas PTA.  Please help us by recording your hours each time you volunteer. This includes PTA meetings, work at the school, PTA related work from home, fundraising, special school programs, concession stand duty, copying, errands for PTA, etc. Hours can be recorded here:

PHS Directory ad sales under way 

Hurry! Deadline is Sept. 23 

Help Paschal AND get out the word about your business or show your student your support by placing an ad in the student directory.

Ad costs are:

Full Page (4.5 x 7.5) $60           

Half Page (4.5 x 3.5) $40

One-Third Page (4.5 x 2.5) $30


Please complete the form found here: and submit it with a camera-ready ad along with your payment to one of the PTA Committee Members listed.

Senior News: College Night, yearbook photos

More than 5,000 high school students, along with their parents, are expected to attend Fort Worth ISD's 2011 annual College Night on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. College Night will be held in the Texas Room at Amon Carter, Jr. Exhibit Hall, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Mapsco 76A.

The Fort Worth ISD "College Night" is a veritable mall of educational opportunities, with over 250 colleges, universities and institutions from around Texas and across the nation ready to recruit new students.  


In addition to meeting with school representatives, students and parents can participate in an informative "Financing a College Education" workshop, a "Scholarships in Tarrant County" work shop and a "College Admissions 101" workshop. The programs will begin at 5:45 p.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are free and will be available in English and Spanish.  Parking is free at Farrington Field and shuttle service will be provided.


Students should plan to dress appropriately, using the District school dress code as a guide. For more information, contact the FWISD Academic Advisement Department at (817) 814-2575 or

Senior Yearbook Pictures: Seniors must have their picture taken at  Glamourcraft  by Wed., Dec. 7 to be included in the PHS Yearbook.  There is a $5.41 charge for the yearbook picture, but no obligation to purchase additional photos unless desired. 


7375 S. Hulen Street, Fort Worth 76133
Please call to schedule an appointment - slots fill up fast! 

PHS Band News 

 The band's 2011 UIL Contest show is called "Chaos." The music is taken from Jim Bonney's three-movement concerto for electric guitar and wind ensemble entitled "Chaos Theory." The Directors are also using music from popular composer John Mackey's "Strange Humors." Soloists this year will include Melina Carranza (flute), Carter Hanthorn (trombone) and Ivan James (guitar). Strange Humors will also feature our percussion section. You should be seeing more of the show each week at half time. The hope is that the music will be very entertaining for the audience!


Another great new addition to the halftime show is our baton twirler, Haylee Castagna, who recently relocated from Lubbock. Haylee is very talented and recently ranked 2nd in the state. Please continue to give Haylee a warm welcome in the stands!

Rascal Spirt Shop is open for business!
The Rascal Spirit Shop is open Wednesdays at lunch and is located just inside the school front entrance.


In addition to your spirit gear favorites, this year the shop is selling yard signs for $20. Also, more T-shirts are being ordered due to popular demand and sweatshirts will come later in October. 


For questions, please contact Kim Barber or Jacque Cross for more information and pre-orders at 817-923-3057. For more information about T-shirts, contact Debra Million  


JROTC news
Paschal's JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) currently has the top-ranked cadet (Brandon Breese) in the Fort Worth ISD program.  Congrats, Brandon!


Also, the JROTC Rifle Team had a cadet who competed in the American Legion's National Championship this summer at the Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Cadet Jessica Haskins finished 6th in the nation at the Championship.  Congratulations!

Please help support our JROTC program in their fund-raising efforts - the Cadets are selling the local Entertainment Coupon books for $25.

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