Paschal High School
September 23, 2013
A Message from PTA President Dennis Johnson
Greetings, how did we get to Fifth week of school already... Last time, I had 5 items for you to focus on, this time I will save you time as I am down to 4.

1. Interact with Principal Mossige
This is a repeat item and with good reason, we had a great turnout for our first coffee with Terri! So the PTA will sponsor another coffee on Friday November 1st at 8:45 a.m. in the cafeteria before our PTA Board Meeting. Here's the deal, you keep coming and we will keep having these coffees. So mark your calendar and see you then!

2. Join the PTA
Another repeat item, I guess it is just my nature to focus on a few important things. In short, what we need is more membership to increase our influence. Thus far this year, it has been a good news/not so good news story. The good news (great really) is that our membership is up to 300 which is 25% above last year! Yet, that is still 20% under where we were just 2 years ago. I see that as a glass half full, that shows we can still increase our membership much more. For a school of our size, we should be shooting for at least 500 members. Please help us get there for as little as $7 in dues, by clicking on this link to our membership form.

3. Open PTA Board Positions-Choir and Theatre Reps
We have a great opportunity for a Choir parent, as well as a Theatre parent to join the Board as the PTA's liaison with those respective groups. Please let me know if interested at

4. Auction-Save the date
Saturday February 1st at the 
. This is PTA's largest fundraiser, please plan on attending and supporting our children and our school.

Until next month, let's see if I can be down to 3 items then...
Got Shirt?
Please donate your gently used PHS T-Shirts

Where: Room 249/Anytime
Clean out your closets/drawers and donate any Paschal T-Shirt to this new charity "gifting" program. 
Sponsored by PHS Link Crew 

For a listing of the various clubs and organizations PHS has to offer click here.
Important Information Regarding Graduation 
Due to the construction at Texas Christian University, Daniel Meyers Coliseum will not be available for at least two years. 
Therefore, FWISD has altered graduation schedules and locations. 
Graduation for Paschal will be held:
8:00 p.m. - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Verizon Theatre 

FWISD researched many venues, however Verizon Theatre was the largest venue within our immediate area that was available.

FWISD is currently in the process for selecting sites for the 2015 graduation, however many venues are already unavailable.

FWISD is confident that Verizon Theatre will facilitate an exceptional graduation experience.
All State Choir First Round Results
Please join us in congratulating the following outstanding Paschal HS Choral Department members for being selected this past weekend to audition for the Second Round of the TMEA All State Audition
at Burleson HS on Saturday, October 12!
  • Susan Clark
  • Jessica Harper
  • Ashton Lofquist
  • Katie Hyry
  • Natalie Fetter
  • Aminda Cheney-Irgens
  • Sydney Brun-Ozuna
  • Andrew Jones
  • Parker Farnell
  • Alexis Jaimes
  • Wellington Owen
  • Carlos Viera
  • John Roberts
5 PHS Students are National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) today announced that five Fort Worth ISD students are Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.

The Fort Worth students, all of whom attend R.L. Paschal High School, are:
  • Katherine A. Dillard
  • John Heo
  • Rebekah M. Long
  • Paul M. Messmann
  • Katherine C. Nesser
PHS - Science Club


Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!

Important Changes:
Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) has a new sponsor - Chemistry teacher Ms. Thompson. 
Practices will be on Fridays and alternate with UIL practices. TMSCA practices will be in room 161 and UIL practices in 165.   
Sept 13, 27 ...  etc. UIL in 165  
Sept 6, 20 .... etc TMSCA in 161   

SCIENCE BOWL also has a new sponsor - AP Chemistry teacher Mr. Haley.  
Practices are after school on Wednesdays in Mr. Haley's room.

Below are the dates of four virtual competitions that will be held in room 165 from 4-6pm.

Please put these on your calendar now! 
Friday October 18th 
Friday November 15th 
Friday December 13th 
Friday February 14th

November 9th Mansfield Meet of the Minds.

UIL Schedule:  
District  March 17-22 OR March 24-29 
Region May  1-3 
State May   19-21
VOTING EXTENDED Until September 30! 
Vote for Paschal 
at the "Give with Target" Facebook Promotion
Parents and students can visit the special Target Facebook page and vote for Paschal once per week. Participants MUST have a Facebook account in order to vote. Once a school has received 25 votes, Target will donate $1 per vote, with a maximum donation of $10,000 per school. The campaign runs through Sept. 30, or until the full $5 million has been allocated. At the end of the campaign, the school that reaches 10,000 votes first or receives the highest number of votes also will receive a special celebration, which will include appearances by members of the Give With Target "Class of 2013," a live musical performance and more. Full details of the promotion are available at the Target Facebook page. 


 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit

Sept 23:

College Visits to PHS

10:00 a.m.

University of Oklahoma

11:00 a.m.

University of South Carolina


Sept 24: 

Volleyball Games (Home) 

PHS vs. Arlington Martin

5:30 p.m. - Freshman
5:30 p.m. - JV
6:30 p.m. - Varsity
Sept 25:
College Visits to PHS
8:45 a.m.  
Trinity University
Sept 26:  
College Visits to PHS
10:00 a.m.
Salem University
5:00 p.m. - Wilkerson Cup Swim Competition @ WGAC


Football Games 
PHS vs. Sam Houston 
6:00 p.m.  
Freshman White @ Sam Houston
8:00 p.m. 
Freshman Purple @ Sam Houston
6:00 p.m. 
JV vs. Sam Houston (Home)


Sept 27:  
ACT Registration Deadline!
11:40 a.m. - Pep Rally
5:30 p.m. - Orchestra Fall Fling


Volleyball Games (Home)
PHS vs. Arlington High
5:30 p.m. - Freshman
5:30 p.m. - JV
6:30 p.m.- Varsity


Football Game
PHS vs. Sam Houston 
7:30 p.m. 
Varsity @ Wilemon Field
Sept 28:
Grapevine Freshman Volleyball Tournament @ Grapevine HS (TBD)


8:30 a.m. 
SAT & PSAT Review Session
9:00 a.m.
TCU Game Day Parking
Sept 30:
College Visits to PHS 
10:45 a.m.
Texas Tech University


Oct 1:
Volleyball Games (Away)
PHS vs. Weatherford
5:30 p.m. - Freshman
5:30 p.m. - JV
6:30 p.m. - Varsity

Oct 3:
SAT Registration Deadline!
Football Games
6:00 p.m. - Freshman (Home)
6:00 p.m. - JV (Away)
Oct 4:
9:30 a.m. - PTA Board Meeting
Volley Games 
PHS vs. Sam Houston (Away)
5:30 p.m. - Freshman
5:30 p.m. - JV
6:30 p.m. - Varsity
Football Game
PHS vs. Arlington Bowie (Home) 
7:30 p.m. - Varisty
Oct 5:
Arlington ISD Swim Invite @ Mansfield Aquatic Club
Trinity Christian Cross Country Meet 
Panteras Fundraiser Concert
6:00 p.m. PHS Auditorium
Cross Country
Girls Varsity Cross Country team continues their winning streak!!  The girls varsity team placed 1st in Paschal High School's very own Fort Worth Invitational that was held last Saturday morning in Trinity Park. They were victorious over Fort Worth powerhouses such as Aledo HS and Fort Worth Country Day! The boys varsity and 
both the girls and boys JV teams made some of the strongest showings of the season. In addition, the McLean Middle School team placed 1st in the Middle School division!
A huge thank you to the many parent volunteers who made the FW Invitational possible!
Coach Couts in
Hall of Fame 
Paschal's own, Coach Couts, has been named to the Hall of Fame in Baylor.  Below are two great articles that mention his prestigious Hall of Fame Entry. 
Coach Couts!!!
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