Parents, Time is Running Out!
Parents, please take time to complete an online survey. It is very important for Paschal's accreditation. Your honest assessment is imperative. The survey closes tonight, Nov. 6, at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Ozuna at Barbara.email@example.com Thank you!
Library Dedication Ceremony Held Sunday
For all that he has done and continues to do for the students and the faculty and staff throughout FWISD, Paschal High School gratefully named and dedicated its library on Sunday, Nov. 4, to honor John Hamilton, teacher, visionary and mentor. John originated the position of Academic Coordinator for FWISD and served in that capacity at Paschal since 1984. After retirement in 2007 he returned to Paschal part time. John is pictured with Academic Coordinator Barbara Ozuna (left) and Principal Terri Mossige. Thanks to everyone who attended and made this a special occasion! (Photo by Crissa Sigl)
Wondering about PSAT Results?
Juniors: You will be receiving your results in December. You will be notified at school as soon as they are ready for distribution.
9th-10th Grade: You and your family will receive your results at the PSAT Parent meeting on Jan. 9, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Ralph Miller Auditorium.
8th Grade Round-Up Coming Soon!
Parents, mark your calendars for the annual 8th Grade Round-Up, when next year's incoming freshmen can get a chance to preview all things Paschal. The program is from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 17 at PHS in the Ralph Miller Auditorium.
PHS Educational Foundation Established
The mission of the PHS Educational Foundation is to help close the educational opportunity gap for under-served Paschal High School students.The opportunity gap is closed through mentoring and tutoring students, providing speakers from various professions to broaden the students' career perspectives, by providing computers and related devices to better equip students to meet their high school and college educational objectives, and by supporting the AVID teachers and program as needed. Go here for more information.
Reflections Deadline Is 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. The registration form is here
Panthers Dominate All-Region Orchestra Selections
PHS had 49 Paschal Orchestra students audition for the All-Region Orchestra Oct. 20. Out of 59 violins auditioning, Paschal had 13 of the 24 selected. Out of 22 violas auditioning, Paschal had three of the eight selected and both alternates; of 24 cellos auditioning, Paschal had five of the eight selected; and of the nine basses auditioning, Paschal had two of the six selected and one of the alternates. Click here for the listing. Congratulations!
Other Orchestra/Mariachi News: The mariachi will be traveling to the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, Nov. 14-18. They will attend classes daily and will perform a concert on the Nov. 17. All classes will be taught by members of Mariachi Cobre.
The orchestra will have a holiday wreath fundraiser through Nov. 9. These wreaths are shipped from Minnesota and are a wonderful addition to your holiday decor. They will be delivered Dec. 3. Click here for the order form; all orders must be paid in advance.
Way to Go, Panther Marching Band! Great Job at Area!
Congratulations to the Mighty Panther Marching Band on a great performance Saturday, Oct. 27, at Area UIL. Although we weren't selected for finals, the band staff is extremely proud of the students' performance. Their goal for this contest was to have their very best performance of the year, and the band received many genuine compliments from other band directors. Thanks to all of the wonderful parents who volunteered their time on Saturday to chaperone, move equipment and cheer on the Paschal Band as well!
Don't Forget! Gift Market is Coming: Sat., Nov. 17
This year's Gift Market is getting even better! The Band Boosters have a challenge and need your help! The band's Bake Sale Booth at the Gift Market will have "Quality Homemade Desserts" (non-store bought or slice & bake) single items. There will not be a Taste-Off, but Culinary Arts Judge will decide the prettiest holiday desserts. Two prizes to PTA or other PHS Club bakers will be awarded!
Beauty Winner 1st Place: receives a $50 Certificate to Magnolia's (on the Southside) newest venue, BREWED
2nd Place: best-looking pie, cake, Bundt or Christmas specialty dessert gets a $25 Certificate to BREWED
Consider the presentation: dish, tin, plate, shape, appearance, icing, decoration, etc. Your entry needs to be covered and serving dish cannot be returned. Entry contact information needs to be attached to the goodie. Yes, Grandmas and Favorite Aunts may participate.
PTA, we need your help to make this Bake Sale Great!
Please, contact Joanne Fralia: email@example.com to sign up to bake and deliver your dessert item to the Gift Market on the morning of Nov. 17 in the main PHS Lobby. You may drop off your item Friday, Nov. 16, or Saturday morning.