June 3, 2014
A Message from PTA President Dennis Johnson

Wow, where did this school year go...  Congrats to all the graduating seniors and their families.  Thinking of those seniors brings to mind a couple of the many accomplishments of the PTA this past school year.  Namely,


1.  Twelve $1000 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors last week, what a boost for those selected!


2.  Next week the PTA will again host Senior Celebration which is a drug/alcohol free party held immediately following our graduation ceremony next week, enough said on that one.


Of course, these were far from the PTA's only accomplishments this past year.  How about,


3.  Teacher Appreciation events.  Our teachers are the lifeblood of Paschal and we geared up for more appreciation events this past year than ever.


4.  How about the grounds near the school entrance, looking sharp.  Besides paying for ongoing routine maintenance for the landscaping, PTA also raised funds to perform significant periodic needs to keep our school looking good.


5.  PTA also fundraises annually to fund Teacher's Wish List items that just wouldn't get funded any other way.


6.  How about our school store providing so many spirit options to wear (or otherwise) for the Paschal community.


Of course, I could go on.  But most importantly I want to thank all of you for your efforts to improve the Paschal community.  The most important thing a PTA can offer is a strong membership.  We increased our numbers greatly this year, which we are proud of.  Let's keep it going next school year, please join and support the PTA and encourage others (especially our incoming Freshman parents) to do the same.  We have many ways you and others can help us make Paschal even a better place.   


Have a great summer!  Dennis



News from the Advanced Academic Office



Do you dread the last day of school because you just can't imagine not coming to 3001 Forrest Park Blvd every day? 

* Does the idea of not hearing the words; SAT...PSAT...ESSAY...
Scholarships...Critical Reading...Vocabulary etc...make you sad?
* Do you wish you could spend some quality time with some of
our awesome Paschal faculty?
* Do you hate the idea of sleeping late and having that annoying sluggish feeling that comes with it?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions you should hurry to 231 and sign up for one or more of our amazing summer courses.   

The Paschal PSAT/SAT Summer Course.  
The Countdown to College.  
The SAT Boot Camp 


Naviance Information



Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.


Click here for a Naviance tutorial from the PHS counselors.

       UIL Academics State Finals                  


Three PHS students traveled to Austin this week for the UIL Academics State Finals competition.


Junior Edward Nguyen placed 4th in Computer Science Written.

Sophomore Wyatt Reeves did not medal but also placed very high in CS Written.

Senior Daniel Orr placed 5th in Current Issues & Events.


Paschal was well represented at this year ending UIL event.

National Honor Society News


We are pleased to report that Safa Khawaja and Peter Vo  have both been recognized in the national NHS Scholarship Program - both are receiving scholarships for being State Finalists.        

We are also glad to announce that Bailey Morris and Lizzie Roberts have been chosen as the recipients of the 2014 chapter scholarship.

Many congratulations to these outstanding students and many thanks to all the members who participated in the scholarship opportunities!

Summer Computer Science Course offered PHS

My name is Edward Nguyen, and I am the current Computer Science Club President.  Every year for the past two years, Paschal has hosted a computer science camp over the summer to  allow new students to explore the field before they take their first course, and to allow more advanced students to study more advanced topics. This year the camp has been scheduled from June 16 - 27 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. We are planning to have two classes held in parallel: 


(1) An introductory course dealing with basic programming concepts such as data manipulation, loops, basic data structures, and simple algorithms.


(2) An intermediate course covering more advanced topics such as graph theory, recursive logic, and more advanced data structures. 


If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me by email at Right now, the price will be around $30-$45 depending on how many people express interest in the camp, but I will release more detailed information and forms later on in the month.



Edward Nguyen


 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit

June 4:

1:35 p.m. 

Period 7 Final


8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Senior Graduation

Verizon Theatre


June 5:

8:35 a.m.

Period 1 Final


10:35 a.m.

Period 2 Final


1:35 p.m.

Period 6 Final


June 6:

8:35 a.m.

Period 3 Final


10:40 a.m.

Period 4 Final


1:35 p.m.

Period 5 Final


June 7:


click here for times and location 


June 9:

Last Day of School


1:35 p.m.

Make-up exams 

 Click here for the final exam schedule.



The Paschal Counseling Department would like to recognize the following organizations and groups for providing staff incentives for the 2014 Graduation: 

  • Paschal Education Foundation
  • Paschal PTA
  • Movie Tavern
  • Fuzzy's Tacos
  • Rangers Organization
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Kubes Jewelers
  • PHS Swimming
  • PHS Football
  • PHS Softball
  • PHS Soccer
  • PHS Basketball
  • PHS Baseball
  • PHS Tennis
  • PHS Volleyball
  • PHS Golf
  • PHS Wrestling
  • PHS Band

We thank you for your generous donations!

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Read All About It!

Click here for the latest issue of the Paschal High School newsletter the Pantherette.

Did you miss out on getting a 2014 panther yearbook?  

There are still a few left for $70 cash in room 229.  Stop by before school, lunch, or after school.  

Email Crissa Sigl with any questions.

        Choir News

Please congratulate the following PHS Choir students who participated in the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest on Memorial Day at UT in Austin. Every PHS soloist won GOLD or SILVER MEDALS. Their dedication to musical excellence is absolutely amazing!!


Parker Farnell - Gold Medalist

Jessica Harper - Gold Medalist

John Roberts - Gold Medalist

Wellington Owen - Gold Medalist

Natalie Fetter - Gold Medalist

Sarah Grunow - Silver Medalist

Madison Sullivan - Silver Medalist

Carly Morris - Silver Medalist

Carlos Viera - Silver Medalist