September 21, 2014

A Message from 

PTA President Dennis Johnson


Greetings!  As we wrap up the first six weeks of school; hopefully things have settled into a rhythm for you and your student. This also seems like a good time to brag on the school a bit...


1.  Congrats to Dr. Bret Stewart for recently being named one of 10 teacher representatives of excellence in teaching by Fort Worth Magazine.  This selection came from a nomination pool of over 600.  Way to go Dr. Stewart!


2.  The entire faculty and administration at Paschal earned Distinction Designation for 2014 in five areas from the Texas Education Agency; making Paschal what you already knew it was, a Five Gold Star School...Way to go for all involved!


3.  I can't help but brag on the PTA a bit as well.  The PTA helps Paschal reach greater heights in numerous ways, including            providing necessary funding for teacher wish lists, teacher appreciation, the Naviance system, grounds beautification and maintenance, and many other items.  As you have heard by now, the PTA is doing a Write A Check (WAC) campaign as our primary fundraiser this year.  See the article below for more information.   

Please support your school by giving generously!  

Write a Check (WAC) Campaign


Paschal PTA is trying something new this year... 

a "Write A Check" Campaign (WAC) to benefit our school.  It's easy!  

Simply write a check payable to Paschal PTA and mail it to 3985 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.  Online donation link coming soon. Click here for the printable form to include with your check.

             Upcoming Orchestra Events  

The Fall Orchestra concert will be held on October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.


The Mariachi Panteras will be performing at the School Board Meeting on September 23rd.



Support Senior Celebration! 

Eat out on Wednesday, September 24 from 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Potbelly on University. Potbelly will give 25% of sales back to Senior Celebration when you tell the cashier you are eating for Paschal.  No flyer is needed at checkout.  Thanks for your support!!


Someone Parked in your Spot?  

Please submit the following form and be sure to include information regarding the car that is parked in your parking spot (License plate #, make, color). 
Campus security and administration will be notified of the parking violation. 
Park in the over flow spots in the general lot and report to class. 



The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that 13 Fort Worth ISD students are Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Twelve of the honored students are Paschal seniors:

  • Elizabeth W. Anderson
  • Anna C. Cook
  • Hayley M. Kuhlmann
  • Sarah Mockler
  • Maxwell Murray
  • Edward Q. Nguyen
  • Wellington Owen
  • Noelle M. Rutledge
  • Matthew J. Stone
  • Mary Taylor
  • Eric V. Tilley
  • Christine M. Vonder Haar

          These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.  About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.             




            Paschal High School senior and JROTC rifle team member Isela Velazquez came in third place at the National Junior Olympics in June, winning a bronze medal in the shooting competition.  She also came in third at the American Legion's National Championship at the U.S. Olympic Center in Colorado Springs in August.

            Velazquez was recently named a "gold distinguished shooter" by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Only 802 marksmen nationally out of more than 300,000 competitors have been given this honor, recognized for finishing in the top 25 percent in six or more national shooting championships.  Last spring Velazquez won the Army Services Championship shooting competition, making her the number 1 high school student "sporter" category army rifle marksman in the nation.  She will defend her title this spring in Alabama.

Paschal's JROTC has won nine national championships in team and individual shooting competitions over the past 11 years under the leadership of Lt. Col. Terry LeBoeuf.  Velazquez has only been shooting for three years, joining Paschal's rifle team her freshman year.

            Velazquez is Paschal's JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander, the student leader of the school's 250 JROTC members, and is also a member of the National Honor Society for academic achievement.  Velazquez plans to attend TCU in the fall and join their NCAA Women's  Rifle Team and study nursing.


 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit

Sept 24:

Senior Celebration 

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

3058 S University Drive

Sept 26:

Pep Rally

PHS Auditorium


11:30 a.m.

College Visit

University of Chicago


Sept 28:

12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Senior Celebration 

Car Wash

PHS Parking Lot


Sept 30:

8:45 a.m.

College Visit 

Stanford University


Oct 3:

Mariachi Band Dinner

Serenade Fundraiser


OCt 4:

TCU Game Day Parking





Parents of juniors and seniors


It's not too late to apply for the Close Up trip to Washington, DC!

This year's trip is 

January 25-30, 2015.

Total trip price is $1642.


This is a great opportunity for Paschal students to meet students from

across the United States, discuss politics, and immerse themselves

in the art and history of our nation's capital.


Applications are due Wednesday, September 24th.



See Ms. Eaton in room 232 or email her for more details by clicking here.

Extra! Extra!
Read all about it!


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

At Paschal, students can come to the Go Center in room 251 to plan their futures. They can:
  • Explore careers and take a career interest assessment
  • Research and apply for scholarships
  • Register for the SAT and ACT tests
  • Complete financial aid forms
  • Investigate and explore colleges
  • Fill out college applications
The Go Center is open to all students Monday-Friday during 1st through 7th periods.  They can make an appointment for a one-on-one discussion with a TCU volunteer.  On the day of the appointment, they will receive a pass, typically during 1st or 2nd period.

PHS Social Media

Follow Assistant Principal Jennifer Fuller  @APJFuller


Click here to order your PHS 2014-2015 yearbook.

Sunday, September 28th 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
in the PHS parking lot.