Paschal High School
Jan. 28, 2013

PHS Spring Open House is tonight,

Monday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m.,

beginning in the Auditorium.

There will be a brief PTA meeting followed by a chance to meet/re-introduce yourself to your student's second semester teachers. You can also learn about tests that will be administered this semester.

Please join us!





Free Junior SAT

All juniors are eligible to take a free SAT on Wednesday, Feb. 27. You must sign up online using the voucher students received from their English teacher. A review for the free SAT will be on Saturday, Feb. 16, and the cost is $25. You must pre register for the review. Registration forms available in Room 231 or at


Freshmen Vocabulary Sessions

Sessions begin Monday, Jan. 28, and run through Thursday, March 7. All freshmen are encouraged to attend but if your student did not score "perfectly" on the "Determining the Meaning of Words" section of the PSAT they are expected to attend these sessions. Students pick one session to attend per week. Ask English teacher for schedule.


Sophomore PSAT Review Sessions

All sophomores are encouraged to attend one critical reading, writing and math section per week. These sessions run the month of February. Schedule available in Room 231 or at 


Parents and Students: The vocabulary and PSAT reviews are vital to your success with the PSAT and the SAT.


We expect all college-bound students to take advantage of these FREE review sessions. We have many phone calls from parents at other schools wanting to send their children to these reviews, which are for Paschal students only. Please take advantage of all we offer. It is for you and your future academic opportunities.  


Needed: PTA Action


Dear PTA Members:


The 83rd Legislative Session began last week. It is imperative that we all stay abreast of the happenings in Austin and make our voices heard.


To help our students and schools, you can quickly:

1.Sign up to receive legislative email notices:

2. Find out the names and contact information of your representatives:
Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your address to get your reps' names and contact info.

3. Call or email both your State Rep and State Senator's office and say:

  • you are a PTA member and have children at Fort Worth public schools;
  • and that you support funding public education and oppose private school vouchers.

Please do this action today. Pass this email to anyone who is concerned about public education funding.


- Fort Worth ISD Council of PTAs


Lucky 13: Auction is Feb. 9! Reply Soon!!

Invitations to the 13th Annual PHS Auction have been mailed, but if you still have questions, you can find more details on the website by following this link



Senior Parents:


If you ARE NOT receiving the special Senior class emails, please email Betsy Barbre at, and ask to be added to the list. THANK YOU!


Did you know Paschal graduation is 131 days away?  It's not too early to begin thinking about graduation announcements to send to family, friends and relatives.


Here is a way to order your creative graduation announcements and make money for senior celebration! It is really easy. Simply follow the link to the website to create your custom graduation announcement featuring your son or daughter's pictures. Mike Merritt will give Senior Celebration 20% of the proceeds from your order. The amount donated to schools is usually 10%, but Mike, as a Paschal dad, is donating more to us.

You may also save 20% on your order with the coupon code PSPRINTS. When you are placing your order use code FW99 for the additional 20% to go to Senior Celebration!

Remember, Senior Celebration provides an all-night, alcohol- and drug-free party immediately following Paschal graduation. This year the party will be held at Main Event in Fort Worth on Thursday, June 6. Games, prizes and snacks will be provided for your child. This is a very popular, well attended Senior-only event and with your help we can make it a great memory for the Senior Class of 2013.


Now, remember to go to the website to place your order for graduation announcements! And don't forget to join us at Cousin's BBQ on Tues., Jan. 29, to support the Celebration...


 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit


Jan 28: Spring Open House & PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:30 pm


AP test registration


Jan 29: Eat at Cousin's BBQ, 5125 Bryant Irvin, benefiting Senior Celebration; for all eat-in or carry-out orders after 4 pm


Jan 31:  Last Day to order a PHS Yearbook



Feb 1: NO SCHOOL-Waiver Day



Feb 7-9, 14-16:  The Hostage, presented by PHS Theater




Feb 8: PTA board meeting, 9:30 am, cafeteria



Feb 9:  "Lucky 13" PTA Auction, Cedera Center, 6:30 pm



Yearbook Order Deadline THIS Thursday! 



This is the LAST CHANCE to secure a copy of the 2013 Panther Yearbook!  Visit to order or stop by Room 229 to pick up an order form and mail it in.  The deadline is Thurs., Jan. 31!  Email Mrs. Sigl with any questions at

Paschal Choir News
On Saturday, Jan. 12, three young men from the Paschal A Capella choir travelled to Midland for the final round of the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) auditions. TMEA is an organization of more than 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Some 1,500 students are selected through a process that begins with more than 55,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions.
Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA-area competitions.
The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.


Here are our results:


John Roberts, junior, made second chair Bass 2 in the All-State Mixed Choir.



Wellington Owen, sophomore, made sixth chair Bass 1 in the All-State Men's Choir.




Parker Farnell, junior, made 2nd alternate Tenor 2 in the All-State Men's Choir.


Congratulations to John, Wellington & Parker!




Attention Senior Girls


If you are interested in learning more about sorority life at college and have questions about recruitment at ANY college campus, please come to an info session hosted by the Fort Worth Panhellenic. Open to all senior girls and their parents, the session is Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 pm at the Brown-Lupton Union at TCU. More info here.