Paschal High School

Paschal High School PTA Newsletter


In This Issue
From PTA President
Parent Portal
Financial Aid Night
Band News
Quick Links

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct. 3-28  Parent Portal Signup

Oct. 14   Homecoming Game 7:30 p.m. Farrington Field

Oct. 15   Homecoming Dance, TCU Brown Lupton Union Ballroom 8 p.m.

Oct. 17   Yearbook Pictures

Oct. 22   ACT 8:30 - a.m.

Oct. 25   College Financial Aid Night

and PTA General Meeting - 7 p.m.

Nov. 2   College Fair

Nov. 5 SAT - 7:30 a.m.

Nov. 7   NO SCHOOL

Nov. 7   Athletic Booster Club 5:30

Nov. 19  PHS Gift Mart

Save the Dates!

 Dec. 8, 2011 - 8th Grade Roundup
Feb. 11, 2012 - PTA Auction

In Memorium

Gilbert "David" Perry Rowe

College Fair Night Nov. 2

The Paschal TACRO College Fair will be held on Wed., Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be 75+ College and University representatives on hand to answer questions and discuss the application and admissions process.  This event is open to Juniors and Seniors as well as parents.  


Shop for a Cause!

Shop at CD Ski & Sports Nov. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the Paschal PTA pyramid school of your choice. With great brands like Ugg, The North Face, Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear, you can get outfitted for fall and winter while supporting your school. CD Ski makes fundraising fashionable!


CD Ski & Sports is located at 5264 S Hulen Street in Fort Worth, a half mile south of Hulen Mall.

Reflections: Express Yourself!

Participate in the National PTA's Reflection Program by submitting your art in one of the following areas:

  • Photography
  • Musical composition
  • Visual arts
  • Literature
  • Film Production
  • Dance choreography

 The 2011-2012 Theme is "Diversity Means..." Guidelines and entry forms are available from Carol Lacon, PTA Arts in Education Chair, (817)832-3477 or Ms. Peloubet, PHS Photography Teacher or


School Judging deadline will be late November and as determined by the local council of PTA. Last year three entries from Paschal were the only High School entries which went on the State judging! Way to go Paschal!!!

Awesome Volunteer Opportunity

The teachers at Paschal put in such long hours to teach our children and if you have about one hour a month, then you can show your appreciation in a very tangible way! As a service to our teachers we make their copies for them. So you can sign up to work once or twice a month. Please contact Mary Ellen Nesser at for more information and to find out what days are available.

Vagabond Players staging

Twelfth Night

"If music be the food of love, play on."


The Paschal Vagabond Players will be presenting William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night opening Thurs., Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 28, Sat., Oct. 29, Thurs., Nov. 3, Fri., Nov. 4, and Sat., Nov. 5. There will also be 2:30 matinees both Saturdays. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and staff.  Remember, most students receive extra credit for attending plays at Paschal.

Seniors News Site

 Please check the Senior News tab on the website for upcoming events and news at: or watch for Senior Blasts in your email. (Sign up on the Senior News tab.)


holiday gift market


Upcoming Band Events


Oct. 15 Pre-UIL Marching contest 12:15 pm @ Clark Field

Oct. 22 UIL Marching Contest @ Burleson Stadium

Nov. 5    Lonestar Drumline Contest

Nov. 12  Band Marches in Veteran's Day Parade

Nov 17  All-District Band Auditions

Nov. 19  PHS Gift Market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. hosted by Band Boosters


Volunteers: Count Your Hours

Please go online to record the time you volunteer to the school and through the PTA:

Thank You PAW PALs

Paschal PTA wishes to thank all the generous members who joined at the PAW PAL level. YOU make our school great! If you haven't joined yet, it's not too late. Simply go to the website to download the form and mail it in.

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: #2

October 2011 

From PTA President Lydia Rapp

Since the first day of school our Paschal students have been hard at work, in the classroom, in the library, on the playing field, in the gym, and in the rehearsal halls. The first six weeks has been recorded, the juniors have taken the PSAT, senior National Merit scholars have been announced, clubs are meeting, every imaginable fundraiser is in high gear, fall sports are in full swing and now we are in the midst of all the Homecoming activities.


Paschal has so much to offer in the way of challenging curriculum in many different disciplines and the option to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. At times it probably seems overwhelming. There is a pressure to do well in all that is attempted, not to mention being well liked and accepted. Teenagers live in a "real time" environment where things happen instantly and everybody knows about it. Being a teenager has never been easy, but it probably is more difficult today than it has ever been before.


Part of our job as parents is to be there to support our kids. We need to listen to them without criticism and encourage them to confide in us when they are involved in difficult situations. Open communication is key. The Paschal faculty, staff, and counselors are also a vital part of this support system and are available for all students. There are many organizations in our community that can provide assistance to you as parents as you look for ways to help your kids, as well as provide support should a crisis arise with your student. The Mental Health Association of Tarrant County,, the Mental Health Association in Texas,, and the National Institute of Mental Health,, are just a few organizations among many that offer helpful resources.


As we continue on this great journey of preparing our kids for their next step in life, let us be mindful that it does indeed take a village to raise a child. We are fortunate to have a great village with many wonderful children, teachers and parents. I am privileged to serve this village and work with you to help make your student's potential a reality.


Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have a concern.


Lydia Rapp

PHS PTA President

Homecoming Game and Dance This Weekend!

Friday, Oct. 14, is Homecoming Game, when the Panthers take on the Weatherford Roos at Farrington Field. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. During Halftime, the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. Then stay after the game to watch the PHS Band perform!


And don't forget to bring canned goods to the game! Hiley Buick GMC will donate $2,500 to the Booster Club of the school that collects the most cans of food!  Hiley Buick GMC will have two GMC trucks in front of Farrington Field on game night. Be sure to drop your cans in the truck with Paschal's name!All cans donated benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank. As an added incentive, Ms. Mossige has agreed to give the underclassmen one lunch day off campus if they win.  If the upperclassmen win they will get a hat day and free tardy pass for one class period.


"the109" sports reporter, will be live blogging the game as the Panthers take on the Roos. Below is the link where parents and friends can sign up to be reminded to tune in and then link to the live blogging during the game:

The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Ballroom of the TCU Brown Lupton Union on Stadium Drive from 8 to 11 p.m.






Register for Parent Portal through Oct. 28

The Parent Portal allows you on-line access to your student's grades, homework, attendance, discipline and TAKS scores.  For more information, go to  

Process for Parents:    

·         Parents must register for Parent Portal at Paschal HS. See dates below.

·         If parents have already registered other FWISD children in Parent Portal, there's no need to come to Paschal; a new feature is available for you to add additional students from home.

·         Parents must register with same parent name provided during enrollment to PHS or FWISD

·         Parent must bring driver's license or picture ID

·         Parent must have student's ID #

·         Parent must have email address (Parents may set up g-mail accounts on campus if needed. Assistance will be provided.)

·         2-3 minute process for registration once logged in

·         Please register according to the schedule below

All grade levels may register on the dates below:

Registration Dates



October 14



October 17



October 19



October 24



October 26, 28




Questions? Call 817-814-5000 or email:

Pamela Ferguson, Librarian (

Or Susan Cook, Parent Liaison (


Financial Aid Night and PTA Meeting Oct. 25

La Noche de Información sobre la Ayuda Financiera

Financial Aid Night will be Tues., Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the PHS Library. Please join us for this informative night.  There will be speakers from TCU, TCC, and The Go Center to share information on how you can best access grants, scholarships and loans as well as tips on the admissions process.  They will also answer your questions regarding financing college.  Go Center Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in obtaining you FAFSA Pin and explain how you and your student may benefit from the PHS Go Center. Sessions will be available for Spanish Speakers.


A brief PTA meeting will also be held before the program.


La Noche de Información sobre la Ayuda Financiera,  Martes 25 de octubre, a las 7 de la noche en la Biblioteca


Haga favor de asistir a este evento informativo. Habrá representantes de TCU, TCC, y The Go Center (un lugar de la escuela que se concentra en ayudar a los jóvenes con información sobre el proceso universitario).  Ellos vendrán a compartir información en cómo se puede conseguir acceso a las mejores becas, y los préstamos.  Tambien darán información sobre el proceso de mandar las solicitudes. Ellos también contestarán sus preguntas con respecto al financiamiento de las universidades. Los Representantes del Go Center estarán aqui para ayudarle a obtener la contraseña del FAFSA y explicar cómo usted y su estudiante puede beneficiar de el GO CENTER.  Las sesiones estarán disponibles en español.

PHS Band News 


Congratulations to all of the students who recently participated in the TMEA All-Region Jazz auditions at Paschal HS.  The following students placed:

  • Carter Hanthorn - 1st Band Lead Trombone  
  • Jose Garcia - 1st Band Bass Trombone
  • Sanish Shrestha - 2nd Band Alto Saxophone
  • Mitchell Walker - 2nd Band Tenor Saxophone
  • Ivan James - 2nd Band Jazz guitar
  • Noah Mathe - 2nd Band Trombone 


The Paschal Band held its 3rd Annual 10K March-a-thon Sept. 17.  This was a great opportunity to showcase the band to the community. The band marched from Paschal through the neighborhoods and played concerts on Bluebonnet Circle, Foster Park and at Panda Express.  Students canvassed the neighborhood for several weeks prior to the event to pass out sponsor ad sheets with $50 worth of coupons.  The money is used to offset the cost of students' annual $240 band fees.  Thanks to those of you who generously sponsored a Band student!


In September the Band performed for Westcliff Elementary picnic, and on Friday Oct. 7 the Paschal Drumline took time away from their busy fall schedule to lead-off the Lily B. Clayton Marchathon. This is a fun annual event for all involved!


Aledo Marching Contest

The Band participated in the Aledo Marching Contest Oct. 8 and made finals, but the finals were later cancelled due to weather. The Bass Drum line was recognized as the best in the show and the Colorguard achieved recognition for third in the show.


Tammy Smith Scholarship Fund

Donations in memory of beloved Band parent Tammy Smith may be mailed to the school and marked for Band Boosters, Tammy Fund. These donations will be used toward scholarships for deserving Band students. Your support is appreciated.

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