Paschal High School
May 6, 2013

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,


Betsy Price

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 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: by May 10 to preorder! Limited amount available at tournament for $15.


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May 6: PTA Leadership Orientation, 6:30 pm, FWISD Professional Development Center


May 9-11: Vagabond Players perform; 7 pm and 2:30 pm, Sat.


May 10: PTA Board meeting, 10:30 am


May 18: PHS Internet Café, 8 am


Senior Prom, 7 pm


May 21: Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 pm


May 22: Paschal Power Hour, 4 pm


May 25: PHS Internet Café, 8 am


May 27: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)



Get your will and testament in the last issue of the newspaper, The Seniorette!  All wills and testaments are $3 and are due to room 229 by Friday, May 10. Wills and testaments will be proofread for content prior to publication.


Paschal Spirit Jersey: A Few Still for Sale!

Hurry to buy your jersey; a few are left until they return this fall at Open House. All proceeds benefit PHS Girls Softball. Cash, check (made out to PHS Booster Club) or charge accepted; $40 each; contact Susan Puckett at Order form here


Please join us in congratulating the following students for their superior performance at the UIL Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest!


Bronze Medal

Karol Acosta

Aminda Cheney-Irgens

Cole Harper

David Rowe


Silver Medal

Emily York

Natalie Fetter

Lucy Noel


Gold Medal

Yara Alarcon-Furman

Caroline Bledsoe

Beatrice Castellanos

Susan Clark

Parker Farnell

Jessica Harper

Will Hyry

Wellington Owen

John Roberts

Katie Stroud

Madison Sullivan


Varsity Ensemble:

Tulley Beard

Susan Clark

Parker Farnell

Natalie Fetter

Will Hyry

Courtney McClain

Hannah Merrifield

Wellington Owen

Cameron Ramsey

Carlos Viera


The Gold Medalist Solos and Ensemble listed above will perform at the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at UT Austin in May. 


Information about Duel Credit Available

Interested students (current Sophomores and Juniors) interested in dual credit, need to take the accuplacer test and turn in scores ASAP (May 24 is the FWISD deadline).


Dual Credit is a program offered to high school juniors and seniors, allowing them to complete college credits while still completing their high school curriculum. Dual credit classes are offered on the college campus during the regular high school day, and are taught by instructors who have a passion for teaching students looking to get more out of their high school education.


See the PHS homepage for more information.