Paschal High School
Sept. 23, 2012 

From PTA President Debra Million


High School has always been an interesting mix of the silly, the scholarly and the serious. It was that way when I was in high school and it's still that way today at Paschal.


The silliness is part of what makes up our fun memories of high school. The events this week for Homecoming will make memories that our teenagers should always enjoy. Wear your favorite team colors or concert T-shirt for Fan Day. Dress as wild as possible for Tacky Tourist Day. Break out the cowboy hats or space helmets for Cowboys and Aliens Day. Dress as Your Pet Day? That should be silly and interesting. End the week with Spirit Day in a Homecoming T-shirt or your favorite purple and white ensemble. Come to the game on Friday; see girls wearing Homecoming mums bigger than your head and scream and cheer when Homecoming King and Queen are announced.


Scholarly is the word that comes to mind when you see the list of AP and Honors classes taken by Paschal students.   You think of it when you see sophomores and juniors honored with admission to the Paschal Academic Societies and seniors becoming members of National Honor Society. You saw it in the local newspaper earlier this month when National Merit Semi-finalists were announced. Once again, Paschal leads the entire North Texas area with 18 Semifinalists. You would have to combine all the remaining public and private schools in Fort Worth to match that number.


Finally, we can never ignore the serious issues that our students face in high school. Since my daughter is a sophomore, many of her friends have become new drivers. Be sure to encourage your child to be safe when driving. Tell them to give themselves plenty of time to get to school so they don't feel the need to speed. Teenagers think they are invincible. Keep reminding them to wear their seatbelt. And above all else, please tell them again and again not to text while driving. Last year in Texas, 2,058 people were killed due to texting and driving. Be an example for your driver and don't text yourself. No text is worth your life.


Enjoy the silly side of high school this week. Congratulate our scholars, and help your student face the serious issues with patience and an open heart.


Happy Homecoming!


Now Playing: Homecoming at Paschal!


Here are activities for the week ahead:

Sept 24-28: Dress up days

Monday: #1 Fan Day - support your favorite team, athlete, musician, star...

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday: Cowboys and Aliens

Thursday: Dress as your pet

Friday: Spirit Day: Sport your new Homecoming shirt and/or break out the purple and white!

Friday, Sept 28:  Football Game, 7:30 to 10 pm, at Farrington Field, against Arlington Sam Houston

Saturday, Sept 29:  Homecoming Dance from 8 pm to midnight at TCU (ballroom in Brown-Lupton student center). Tickets are $20 at the door. Students may park in the general lots across the street (athletic parking lots off Stadium Drive).


Attention Administration, Faculty, and Hall Monitors:


Link Crew and JROTC are hosting a Homecoming Tailgate Party Friday, Sept. 28, from 5-7:30 p.m. before the game in the Farrington Field Home Parking lot.  We will have music, food, free face painting, FWFD presentation, and a dunk tank. We want everyone to be a part of this exciting event. 


If you would like to participate in the dunk tank event, please respond to Jennifer Fuller or Chris Cole. This will be a great way to connect to students and make memories of a lifetime.  Don't be left out of the tank!


Tuesday-Thursday we will begin selling food tickets in front foyer before school and at lunch.  For $4 you will get two hot dogs, chips and water. What a deal! We are going to have our BBQ pits in the parking lot, so these will be fresh yummy BBQ hot dogs!


Let's support our Panther football. GO Panthers!


Rascal's Can Help You Show Your Panther Pride!

Rascal's Spirit Store is ready to take your pre-orders for either a new Purple Paschal Hoodie or Fleece. The fleece come in choice of colors: Ladies purple, black or white and Men's grey or black.  Please send payment of $30 for each item ordered with order form to the Spirit Store.  We are open every Wednesday during lunch and Tuesday Sept. 25 before school (7:45-8:30). We hope to put our first order in Oct. 1, 2012, so hurry and get your orders in.  If you need special arrangements to drop off your order, please contact Jacque Crossin at 817-938-3118. The order form is on the PHS website or click here.

Rascal's has many items to help you show your spirit at all of the games and especially at Homecoming:

  • Long-sleeve purple dri-fit shirts, $20
  • Short-sleeve white dri-fit, $15 (just a few mediums left)
  • Purple short sleeve Republic of Texas T-shirts, $15. 
    Braided Rope Necklaces, $15
  • Spirit Fingers, $20
  • Ball Caps, $10
  • Visors, $10
  • Mugs, $5
  • Tumblers, $10
  • Travel Mugs, $10
  • Water Bottles, $2
  • Pkg 15 Stryrofoam Cups, $5
  • and many more items for $1 to $5.

Come check it out and Go Panthers!



Entries Saught! Deadline Nov. 15
Paschal PTA is seeking entries for the National PTA Reflections Art Contest.  The theme this year is "The Magic of a Moment".  New pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted by students by the Nov. 15 deadline. There are six arts categories:  dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.  Please see Victoria Peloubet in Room 238 or contact Deborah Killian (817-789-2735, deborahdkillian@gmailcom) for further details. The registration form is here. 




Senior Celebration Dinner & Fundraiser


Please join other PHS parents at Joe T Garcia's for an evening of food, fun and prizes on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (Mix and Mingle: 6-6:30 p.m., Buffet: 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Your support will help make Senior Celebration a fun and memorable experience for your senior. The cost for the dinner is $20 pp (check or cash at the door) and there will be a cash bar. Please RSVP to by Oct. 9

All proceeds from dinner sales benefit 2013 Senior Celebration. Special THANKS to Heidi and Phillip Lancarte and Joe T's for underwriting the dinner!





Attention seniors and senior parents:  Don't forget to call Glamourcraft at 817-292-8989 to schedule an appointment to have the senior photo taken for the yearbook.  You MUST do this in order to appear in the senior section of the yearbook!  Time slots are filling up fast, so call TODAY!












(for dates and times of athletic events and other activities not listed, see the Paschal PTA Calendar at


Sept. 24-29: Homecoming

Week (see events, left)


Sept. 25: Eat at Cousins BBQ on Bryant Irvin; support the swim team (no flyer needed)


Sept 26:  AVID Parent Night, 6:30 in the cafeteria, this is for all current AVID parents. There will be a spaghetti dinner and a short presentation.


Sept 27: Eat at Sonic, 5 to 8 pm, 1800 W. Berry St, and BUY a COUPON BOOK ($5/each for the value of $20) to support Panteras Mariachi. PHS faculty will receive a free medium limeaide (today only).


Sept. 27: Kick-off of new Panther Field, 7 p.m.


Sept 29: McLean 5K Mad Hatter Race, McLean

MS, 8 a.m.


Sept. 29: PTA Training Workshop


Oct. 3: National Merit Reception, 6 p.m.


Oct. 5: PTA Board Meeting, 9:30 a.m., cafeteria


Oct. 6: SAT


Oct. 6: Park for Paschal, 8 a.m.-4p.m.:, parking spaces at PHS will be utilized for the TCU Football game.  Please consider car pooling to your PHS activity.




Oct. 14: Senior Celebration dinner, 6 p.m., Joe T's (details below, left)


SAT and PSAT Information


Evening PSAT Reviews:

Wed., Sept. 26; Mon., Oct. 1; Wed., Oct. 10; and Mon., Oct. 15

For Juniors Only - Room 151 from 6-8 p.m.

Lunch time reviews continue until Oct. 5.


There is one last Saturday review (requires pre-registration): Sept. 29, from 8:30 - noon.


PSAT: The PSAT will be given to all 9th-11th grade students on Wed., Oct. 17.


SAT Field Test: SAT field test will be given to a majority of 10th and 12th grade students on Tues., Sept. 25, during the school day. Participation will be determined by the student's 2nd period class. Seniors, this field test does not take the place of the real

SAT administration on Sat., Oct. 6.


Kudos to our National Merit Semifinalists!


Paschal had 18 semi-finalists, who will be honored at a reception on Oct. 3. Paschal students and teachers should be very proud. Paschal had more semi-finalists than the ENTIRE Dallas ISD and Arlington ISD.



Panther Pride: Please Join Us this Thursday!


Celebrate the official kick-off of the NEW Panther Field this Thursday, Sept. 27. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and balloon launch between the Freshmen A & B team games (around 7 p.m.) Please enter at the southeast corner of the field; park in the baseball and tennis parking lots.


Choir News


Congratulations to the following Paschal High School A Capella students who will be progressing to the 2nd round of TMEA tryouts on Sat., Oct. 13, at Burleson High School. Good luck to all!

Caroline Bledsoe

Jessica Harper

Natalie Fetter

Katherine Stroud

Beatrice Castellanos

Alejandro Mendoza

Parker Farnell

Wellington Woen

John Roberts

Cole Harper


McLean Mad Hatter


The McLean Middle School Mad Hatter 5K and PTA fundraiser is Sat., Sept. 29. Go here to register and here for more information.