May 3, 2015




Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners

Three Fort Worth ISD students have been selected to receive corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.


Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.


The recipients are:


Sarah Mockler - R.L. Paschal High School

Probable career field: Business


Edward Q. Nguyen - R.L. Paschal High School

Probable career field: Computer Science


Wellington Lawton Owen - R.L Paschal High School

Probable career field: Academia




Each year for the past three 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 will run from July 6 - 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. We are planning to have two classes held in parallel as follows:

  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 and wish to register, fill out a registration form along with a check covering the cost of the camp ($60) and return it to the Paschal Advanced Academics office by May 26th. If you have any questions, please contact email at


News from the Advanced Academic Office

AP Exams

AP exams begin Monday, May 4 and run through Friday, May 15.  The schedule/venue is available here.  

Summer Courses

We still have room in all of our summer courses.  Here is a list of what we are offering this year:


PSAT/SAT Summer Course:  Newly formatted to meet the standards of the redesigned PSAT and SAT.  We offer 3 sessions beginning June 15.  We have room in all sessions at this time.  This course is for students 10th grade and younger. Click here for registration form.


SAT Boot Camp:  This course is for juniors and begins June 15 and runs through June 25 from 1-3 in the afternoon.  You choose the math/critical reading/writing sections you want to work on the most and attend those sessions.  Click here for registration form.


Countdown to College:  Junior college essay writing course.  This course only has 2 spots available.  If you are interested in attending, contact Pam in the Advanced Academic Office at 817.814.5041 ASAP




Please join us in congratulating the following PHS Choral Music Students for earning a First Division Rating at the Regional UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Centennial High School in Burleson.


Bronze Medalists-Solos

Yesenia Galindo

Isabelle Mahon

Margaret Noon

Aidan Ferrell


Silver Medalists-Solos

Charlie Estes

Emma Flach

Libby Harbour

Audrey Hays

Nina Pipes

Andrea Saldivar

Matthew Crawford


Gold Medalists-Solos

Sydney Brun-Ozuna

Natalie Fetter

Catherine Hyry

Martha Leigh Wells

Emily Yurk

AJ Jones

Wellington Owen


Gold Medalists-Ensemble

Sydney Smith

Natalie Fetter

AJ Jones

Wellington Owen

Nina Pipes

Alex Schumacher

Martha Leigh Wells

Lindsey Farley

Claudia Recio


Gold Medalists-Ensemble

Matthew Crawford

Catherine Hyry

Ashton Lofquist

Audrey Hays

Sydney Brun-Ozuna

Alexis Jaimes

Libby Harbour

Tyler Brown

Ben Clark

Tiffany Keesee


Sweepstakes Awards

A Capella Choir


The Gold Medal Soloist and Ensembles listed above have

qualified to perform at the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin in May.


National Latin Exam Results



The following students received recognition for their performance on the 2015 National Latin Exam:


Jason Guenther magna cum laude Latin II

Bennett Lasater  cum laude Latin II

Andrew Nguyen magna cum laude Latin V

Zachary Rangel silver medalist, maxima cum laude Latin III

Wyatt Reeves gold medalist, summa cum laude Latin IV


Many thanks to the students for their outstanding work and many thanks to our academic coordinator, Libby Gann, for supervising the test.



 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit

May 4 - 15:

AP Testing

Click here for the schedule


May 8:

PTA Board Meeting

10:30 a.m.


May 9:

10th Annual District Walk

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Paschal Track


May 13:

Save the Date -

Community Luncheon to Unveil the New

"Paschal Harvest Project"


May 16:

Senior Prom

7 p.m. - Midnight

Ridglea Country Club

Senior Exam Dates
Fri, May 29 - Tues, June 2

FR, Soph, JR Exam Dates
Wed, June 3 - Fri, June 5

Click here for a detailed schedule.

Attention all Sweet Lily B. Seniors!



You are invited to the Lily B. Clayton Open House Honoring the Seniors of 2015! 


Sunday, May 31, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Lily B.Clayton Library.


Any questions, please contact Debra Million at 817.924.3491 or 



UIL Academic Teams Have Success at Regional Competition



Both the Science and Computer Science teams won their events and will advance to state in May!


Science team members included Edward Nguyen, Junsung Lee, Paul Ryu and Wyatt Reeves.  Paul and Wyatt brought home 1st and 2nd place individual medals.


The Computer Science team included Christine Vonder Haar, Eric Tilley, Edward Nguyen, and Wyatt Reeves. 
In the written portion of the competition Edward and Wyatt were part of a 6-way tie and earned 2nd place medals.

Christine Vonder Haar Had the 5th highest score in the state.


Math team placed 2nd overall.   

Team members included

Junsung Lee, Paul Ryu, Edward Nguyen, and Wyatt Reeves.  Junsung brought home the 4th place individual medal.


Congratulations to all of our student competitors for giving Paschal a good showing at the Regional Competition.


Boys Soccer News


The following is the result of the All District Team vote for Boys Soccer District 4-6A:


Rigo Gonzalez was voted "Best Newcomer"


1st Team All District

Sam Betsill - Senior 

Christian Mendez - Senior

Columban Ningjadu -  Senior

Reid Yanney - Sophomore


2nd Team All District

Victor Cervantes - Junior

Nahum Vasquez - Junior

Luis Andrade - Junior

Jackson Joy - Sophomore


Honorable Mention

Joseph Olalde - Senior

Anthony Popoca - Junior



Choir News




Choir Concert 5/20

Overtones Concert 5/27

Fine Arts Extravaganza--A capella only 5/28

Austin one day trip for solos and madrigal groups 5/29

Choir Banquet 5/30


For all who want to be involved in the Choir Booster group for 2015-2016, please email






The Panther Battalion selected the new cadet leadership for the upcoming school year.


Battalion Commander -

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Caitlyn Thompson


Executive Officer -

Cadet Major Alicia Salgado

Command Sergeant Major -

Jackeline Perez


Cadet Caitlyn Thompson has also been selected to be a Brigade Commander for FWISD which means she will have the additional responsibility to oversee the leadership of three other FWISD High School JROTC programs.