From PHS PTA President Debra Million:
Who Represents You?
We know who President Obama is. We know who Governor Rick Perry is. But how many of us know the name of those who represent us at the State and Local level? They draft legislation that decides how much money our schools get, how many tests our students have to take to graduate, how many classes our students have to take in a particular subject and when the school year starts and when it ends, among many, many other decisions. These people have a direct, daily impact on you and your family. As involved, informed, concerned public school parents, we have an obligation to let these people know what we think.
Listed below is our State Senator for District 10 and House Representative for District 97. (Since Paschal has such a broad parent base and attracts so many transfer students from across the city, your State Representative may come from outside District 97. Please go to this link for a list of area Senators and Representatives. If you don't know who your Representative is, you can go to this link, type in your address and find out.) The Legislative Session ends May 27. Now is the time to let your voice be heard.
Texas State Senator
Senate District 10 - Senator Wendy Davis
Capitol Office - CAP 3E.12
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0110
Capitol Address - P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711
District Address: 2421 W. 7th, Suite 350, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 332-3338
Texas State Representative
House District 97 - Craig Goldman
Capitol Office - EXT E2.416
Capitol Phone - (512) 463-0608
Capitol Address - P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address - P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
On the local level, Fort Worth School Board District 8 will have a new Trustee after the May 11 election. Matthew Avila, is running unopposed and will take his place on the Board after the elections. Mr. Avila is the parent of a daughter and a son who attend Lily B. Clayton Elementary. You will be able to contact him through the FWISD website.
Don't hesitate to call, email or write and let them know what you, their constituents, are thinking. They won't know if YOU don't tell them.
PHS Science Bowl in Washington, DC
The Paschal Science Bowl team recently returned from a fantastic trip to Washington, DC. The team won 1st place in the Division Team Challenge, and will receive a $500 check from the Department of Energy for the science club.
In the DTC competition Paschal bested Mira Loma High School (who ended up winning the entire science bowl). During the National Science Bowl competition, the team had an impressive five wins and two losses, including a major win over the perennial powerhouse Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
This was the best performance by a Paschal Science Bowl team at Nationals to date.
Congrats to Dominic Yurk, Erik Nguyen, Edward Nguyen, Abrahim Sharaf, Wyatt Reeves and Coach Andrew Brinker.
Time for AP Exams
AP exams are Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 17. Please see the schedule for time and location.
- Students should bring pencil and pen.
- Students should bring their own calculator if needed; PHS will NOT be providing one.
- If students are taking an afternoon exam, they will be dismissed from period 3 after the teacher has taken attendance.
- Students taking Physics E&M will not be dismissed until after 4th period.
- Students taking morning exams will be expected to attend periods 6 & 7.
The following proclamation was read by Mayor Price at the PHS Big Band Dance held Friday, April 26:
On behalf of the office of the Mayor, I, Betsy Price, do hereby proclaim, April 26, 2013, as "Paschal High School Jazz Band Day" in Fort Worth, in recognition of the educational, cultural and entertainment enrichment provided by the students and directors of both the Paschal High School Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 bands.
Furthermore, the City of Fort Worth recognizes the 2013 Big Band Jazz Dance and Auction as the fulfillment of the Best in bringing together talented student musicians, outstanding teachers and directors, dedicated administrators, generous band boosters, parents and Fort Worth business community for the purpose of creating excellence in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Signed, this day,
Mayor, Fort Worth, Texas
Dodge Ball Tournament to Benefit Play It Forward
The Second Annual Dodge Ball Tournament benefiting Play it Forward is May 21, 5 p.m., PHS Girl's Gym. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17 to get your team signed up!
The tournament is open to all 3rd-12th graders at Paschal pyramid schools. Eight people per team; each person must bring one gently used sports item to enter (cleats, shoes, jerseys, knee pads, bats, shin guards, etc.)
Learn more about Play It Forward here . Also, you can preorder a T-shirt for $13! Available in YS-AXL; adult t-shirts will have pockets! E-mail: email@example.com by May 10 to preorder! Limited amount available at tournament for $15.