Paschal High School
Feb. 11, 2013

From PTA President Debra Million

This past week I had the opportunity to watch the Paschal Whiz Quiz team win the City Championship. The audience of parents and faculty members exchanged amazed looks at some of the answers given by our students. It was great fun and just one of the many events in which Paschal students excel. Even as I write my column this weekend, our students are spread across the state representing Dear Old Paschal.


On Saturday, Visual Art students showcased their talent in the VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) competition. Art Teachers Victoria Peloubet, Trae Herbelin, Andrew Davila and Cavan Crane took a busload of students to Mansfield. Students who receive a Superior Rating will advance to the State Event in Clear Creek near Houston in April.


The PHS Orchestra is sending one of our violinists, sophomore Mary Taylor, to San Antonio to perform with the All-State Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 13-16.


Just a few miles away from here in Arlington, the Paschal Wrestling Team under the guidance of Coach Travis Clark competed in the Region 1 Wrestling Championships. Wrestlers that qualify for the State Wrestling Championships will head to Austin on Feb. 21.


Out in West Texas, 16 members of the Paschal Swim Team under the direction of Coach Marshall Campbell competed in the Regional Swim Meet in Lubbock. In addition to the many individual swimmers who made finals, two swimmers came in first advancing to the State Meet in Austin on Feb. 22-23: senior Kyle Verdeyen in the 500-meter free style and sophomore Summer Campbell in the 100-meter fly.


And right here in Fort Worth, Paschal recently had three senior members of the football team, Ben Noel, Armando Gomez and Tyler Smith, named to the THSCA Academic All-State Team. To earn this honor is no small feat, as players must have a 95 average or above in all classes as well as an excellent SAT score.


Once all these students get back to the halls of Paschal, they will spend their hours as they and many others do every day: studying, practicing and volunteering. I'm so proud to represent Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, because of these students and so many others like them. Hail Dear Old Paschal!


Thanks for Making 'Lucky 13' a Success!

What a great night for PHS last Saturday at the 13th Annual Auction and Dinner! A lot of money was raised to benefit ALL of Paschal's students and faculty. The Auction would not have been possible without the generosity of our Panther community. Thank you to all who sponsored, donated many great items or just showed up to have fun!  The Auction Committee has put in many volunteer hours and has worked very hard to make the Auction a huge success. THANK YOU for making such a difference in our children's lives.


Scholarship Applications Now Available

This year's 2013 Paschal Scholarship applications are now available in the counselors' office or online at We will be awarding two types of scholarships again this year, one for Achievement (merit and extracurricular accomplishment) and one for Opportunity (financial need or first generation to attend college). The deadline for applications is March 21, 2013. Winners will be announced in early May at a breakfast in their honor.


If you would care to make a contribution, you may donate in one of two ways. You may go to or mail a check to Crystal Williamson, 2817 West Cantey St., Fort Worth, 76109. Please make checks payable to Paschal PTA. Thanks for your support




Free SAT for Juniors

Juniors, there are only a few days left to register for the free SAT. Don't miss the Feb. 13 deadline!


AP Exam Registration Time

All students in an AP class will be receiving a registration form mailed to their home addresses. The main collection dates will be Feb. 19 and 20 during social studies classes; however, you may bring to room 231 anytime before the deadline.


Freshmen Vocabulary/Sophomore PSAT Sessions

Please keep encouraging students to attend these free yet valuable review sessions. Schedules available at





The 4th annual Paschal Clay Shoot will be held at Alpine Shooting Range Sunday, March 24, at noon. Participation from every sport is our goal. Cost is $100 per shooter or put together a team of five for $500. This is one of the largest athletic booster fundraisers of the year and proceeds benefit all sports. Go here to print out the registration form or here to sign up online. Please contact Kristi or Blake Parker for more information at 












 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit


Feb 11-12: Orchestra UIL C/SR Benchmark, 6 pm


Feb 11-15: LAST CHANCE for yearbook pre-orders


Feb 14-16, 21-23: The Hostage theatre performance, 7:30 pm


Feb. 16 and 23: The Hostage theatre performance, 2:30 pm


Feb 19: Restaurant night at Cousins on Bryant Irvin, 4-9 pm, benefitting band


Feb 21: Eat at Panda Express, 12-8 pm, benefitting Senior Celebration, Hulen


Feb 23: Sweet Serenade, 6:30-8 pm, cafeteria


Feb 24: Fort Worth Panhellenic Spring Forum, Senior Girls & Parents, 2 pm, TCU


Feb 25: Cheerleading packets available


Feb 25-26: Orchestra UIL C/SR Benchmark, 6 pm


March 1: PTA Board meeting, 9:30 am, cafeteria


Orchestra & Mariachi UIL S/E Contest, 6 pm


March 4: TAKS, Grade 11, ELA, Exit Level ELA


March 5: Cheerleading Tryout Information meeting, 6:30 pm


March 9: SAT Test, 7:45 am


March 11-15: Spring Break


March 21: PTA scholarship applications deadline


March 24: 4th Annual Paschal Clay Shoot, noon, Alpine Shooting Range


Paschal Wins Huge Science Competition
On Feb. 2, more than 20 high schools from as far away as Lubbock participated in the Legacy High School UIL B invitational. Approximately 270 students competed in the science competition. Paschal had the winning upperclassmen team by one question! The team members include Dominic Yurk, Erik Nguyen and John Heo. The underclassmen team won in very impressive fashion with a score of 764 (the second place team had a score of 294). Team members included Wyatt Reeves, Edward Nguyen and Paul Ryu. More than 20 Paschal students competed in the science competition with several students earning personal bests. Congrats to all of these dedicated science enthusiasts! 

News You Can Use

Need to look up an older PHS Newsblast? They are now archived here! And while you're on the PHS website, check out the latest issue of the Paschal Pantherette.


Band News

Save the date for the Big Band Dance. It is Friday April 26 at the Masonic Temple.


Restaurant night at Cousins BBQ on Bryant Irvin Feb 19.


 Booster News

The nomination process for the PHS Booster Club Board is right around the corner.  Check out the PHS Athletic website ( for more information and for highlights of all the Spring sports. 


 Senior News

Attention Senior Parents: If you are not receiving the Paschal Senior (or PHS Senior) News emails, please send your student's name and your email address to Betsy Barbre at Thank you!


Eat at Panda Express & Support Paschal on Thursday, Feb. 21,12-8 pm, at the corner of Hulen & Bellaire, 3140 S. Hulen; 817-737-9989; must present flyer. 20% of sales benefit Paschal Senior Celebration. For all eat-in or carry-out orders.


Save the date: April 6 garage sale benefitting Senior Celebration.


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