FROM PTA PRESIDENT DENNIS JOHNSON
Greetings! Homecoming and first report cards are behind us, while Halloween decorations are up at our house.
Time to focus in on upcoming events.
1. Calendar items
a. FWISD ISD Bond Package
Get educated on the subject and exert your right to vote. This evening is a great chance to learn more, FWISD Superintendent Walter Dansby will be reporting on the state of the school district and be answering questions about the bond election. The meeting starts at 7pm at the FWISD building at 3150 McCart (just south of Berry). Early voting started today and runs through November 1, with November 5 being Election Day.
b. Financial Aid Night/PTA General Meeting
Mark your calendars for 6pm on Tuesday October 29 in the Library. A great chance to learn about the college application process, loans, scholarships, etc. Also you can learn a bit more about your PTA. We will be voting on our Nominating Committee for next year, which has the key task of putting together our PTA Officer/Board slate for next school year. The current nominees for the Committee are Jackie Ferguson/Angela Fleming/Molly Hyry/Debra Million/Sarah Tempel and Veronica Villegas (Alternate). Nominations will be accepted from the floor as well that evening.
c. Interact with Principal Mossige
As previously announced, the PTA is sponsoring another coffee on Friday November 1 in the cafeteria at 8:45am before our PTA Board Meeting. Show your interest and attend.
2. Naviance System
The PTA has stepped up with funding for this student/parent friendly system to prepare for and track the college application process. We still need assistance in completing our fundraising. See the related article for information on how to contribute.
3. Congrats to Principal Mossige
There are so many Atta girls/Atta boys that could be written about the Paschal community. One that I think is of special interest is that this past weekend, our Principal was honored with O.D. Bounds Award at Texas Wesleyan University. The award is presented to an alum involved in athletics who exemplifies the work, character and contributions made by O.D. Bounds, Jr., a Texas Wesleyan alum/faculty member/coach. Way to go Terri, or should I say Dr. Mossige!
Senior Celebration Kick Off Party - Fundraiser
Location: The Bottom (3468 Blue Bonnet Circle)
Appetizers and Cash Bar
$20 per person at the door (Cash or Check)
ALL proceeds go to Senior 2014 Celebration!
Enjoy Raffle items and fun door prizes
Sunday October 27,2013
7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Information? Contact Lisa Watson
Senior T-Shirts for Sale
Where: Mrs. Pebulet's room #238
(above the cafeteria)
Please make checks out to PHS PTA
Senior ads for the yearbook are due to room 229 by Fri. Nov. 15. A letter was sent home detailing pricing and it's also posted on www.paschalhs.org
. Email Mrs. Sigl at email@example.com
with any questions.
Alumni Medal Dinner
The Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Association will recognize the successes and contributions of seven outstanding alumni and friends at the Alumni Medal Dinner that will be held at Ridglea Country Club on Friday, Oct. 18. View the 2013 recipients online.
2013 Medal Dinner Recipients Include:
O.D. Bounds Award Dr. Terri Mossige '94
Presented to an alumnus or alumna involved in athletics who exemplifies the work, character and contributions made by the late O.D. Bounds Jr., BS '41, a beloved Texas Wesleyan faculty member, coach, volunteer and friend
Yearbook Picture Day
Yearbook picture day for freshman, sophomores, and juniors is Oct. 21-22 during their ENGLISH class. English teachers with last names A-K go on the 21st, English teachers with last names L-Z go on the 22nd. Students can get order forms from their English teachers or from Mrs. Sigl in room 229. Students should bring their order form AND payment the day of their photo.
All Region Jazz Audition Results
Congratulations to Paschal Jazz Ensemble
members who earned membership in the 2013 TMEA Region 7 All-Region Jazz
Here are the official results:
Sanish Shrestha: Lead Alto Sax in Jazz Ensemble 1
Sarah Woodard: Lead Also in Jazz Ensemble 2
Tom Nyul: Lead Tenor Sax in Jazz Ensemble 1
Noah Mathe: Trombone 4 in Jazz Ensemble 1
Luke Thielke: 1st Chair Drum Set in Jazz Ensemble 2
These students will participate in the clinic/concert at Aledo High School on
Monday and Tuesday, November 18 & 19. Clinicians for this event will be Rich
DeRosa (from UNT) and David Piece (former director of the Southlake Carroll Senior HS Jazz Ensemble).
Dearest Paschal Parents,
I am so pleased to pass on some wonderful news that has transpired this summer. Paschal High School will be the only high school in the FWISD to bring online The Naviance System. Below, I have provided an overview and a link to the Naviance website to help explain what a wonderful opportunity this is for PHS students and their families.
Naviance helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interest. This system has extraordinary capabilities and is currently in use by most, if not all, the private schools in our area.
Naviance will help all of our students to set personalized goals, explore career options and search for colleges. The greatest aspect, I think, is it allows students to apply for scholarships and TRACK their ADMISSION STATUS. Personal information, accurate transcripts, test scores and all letters of recommendation your child obtains for college applications are held in one secure location that is accessible to 1800 colleges and universities across the nation as well as the NCAA clearing house for our student athletes. Naviance is fully integrated with the Common App used by most colleges and universities in the United States. For more detailed information, go to www.naviance.com .
There have been bumps in this road as are in all roads to change but we now have a green light to begin uploading our student info. PHS PTA and a few parents on the board have provided one half of the $13,000 needed for this year's subscription to the service.
I am writing today to ask you to consider making a donation to fund the remaining balance. ANY amount that you can give helps out students charting their future.is welcome. $20...$40...$60... $5 is welcome. Together this goal is achievable. We have an August 30th deadline.
Checks should be written to PHS PTA. Please write Naviance in the memo line so that all of these funds go directly to this fund raising effort. This is a tax deductible donation. Any money raised beyond our need for this year's subscription will be held in the PTA account for the 2014-15 subscription.
Please mail your donations to:
c/o PHS PTA
2817 W Cantey St
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Student Access to Focus
Paschal High School's United Voices 4 Change (INOK) has an opportunity to win one of 10 $100,000 grants from State Farm during the next week. From Oct 18-25, the schools with the most safe driving sign ups-see below will have a chance at over 100 cash prizes and a concert by Kelly Clarkson. We are reaching out to all PHS organizations for assistance. Anything you can do to publicize, Facebook, tweet, etc... will be appreciated. Each person can do it once per day. Please see below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Andrews-Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online safe driving commitments may be made through www.celebratemydrive.com or
Here are the basics:
- User enters email address & birth date. This page will verify users are 14+ years of age. Users who are 13 or under will not be allowed to continue through the process.
- Qualified users will search for & select from a list of registered high schools.
- Users will answer two driver safety-related questions. Correct answers will be provided and the user will be allowed to continue even if his/her answer(s) were incorrect. Every day these questions will have a different theme such as seat belt safety, speed, or distracted driving.
- The next screen invites the user to make a commitment to safe driving. Qualified users are able to make one safe driving commitment every day from October 18-26th.
- Finally, the user will encounter a "Thank You for Committing" page where they will find where their school ranks and see the current total number of commitments for their school. This page will also invite them to check out other State Farm Teen Driver Safety resources.
- The next time a user enters the commitment tool, some data will be recalled by the system.
Here is the link for the second edition of the Paschal Pantherette.
The first play of the season for Paschal thespians is Macbeth! This famous Shakespearean play opens November 7th and runs each evening at 7:30 on the 8th,9th, 14th, 15th and 16th plus 2:30 matinees on both Saturdays!
Yearbook Pictures (A-K)
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors)
FWISD Bond Package Meeting
FWISD Building - 3150 McCart
Yearbook Pictures (L-Z)
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors)
Eat out to support Band
Mexican Inn (8th Avenue)
Fall Orchestra Concert
NHS Meeting - Room 204
NHS Meeting - Room 204
Area Orchestra Auditions
Southwest High School
Senior Celebration Kick-Off
All-Region Mariachi Auditions
Northside High School
Financial Aid Night/PTA Meeting
Coffee with Principal Mossige
Paschal JROTC Varsity
The Paschal JROTC Rifle Team took first place out of 11 teams at the Wichita Fall Drill meet. Cadet Turan Vural won first place individual overall out of 60 shooters. Cadet Stephen Smith of the Physical Fitness took third place in shuttle run. In standing and kneeling, Isela Velasquez took first place.
The next drill meet will be at South Grand Prairie on December 7th.
| Out of 46 students in the All Region Orchestra, 21 are from Paschal High School! Congratulations to them all! What a way to represent Paschal Orchestra!|
Sue Youn Oh
Jaqueline Lopez (Alternate)
Audrey Taylor (Alternate)
Time to order your
2014 Panther Yearbook!
Just click on this link and follow the directions to reserve and pay for your yearbook today!
Please join us in congratulating the following Paschal Choral Department students for being selected to the All Region Choir last Saturday in Burleson. These students have now qualified to audition in the Third Round of the Texas All State Choir Auditions
on November 23 at North Crowley HS.
Please join us in congratulating the following Paschal Choral Department students for being selected to the All District Choir last Saturday in Burleson.
Garage sale benefiting the Senior Celebration will be March 29th. Please save any items- especially "big ticket" items such as furniture for this event!!
Interested in helping with this year's auction?
Contact: Janice Vardakis email@example.com
Attention Paschal Juniors & Seniors!
Paschal's Annual College Fair will be Tuesday, November 5
9:00-11:00 in the PHS cafeteria
Colleges are now importing student data electronically - no more info cards to fill out! This process requires that you first go to www.gotocollegefairs.com to register your information online. Once registered, you will be provided a bar code to print and bring with you to the fair so that schools can scan your contact information directly into their database. Again, this must be completed PRIOR TO attending the College Fair. Please do your best to register by October 25. For more information please visit the website or contact your counselor.
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