PTA NEWS BLAST
October 5, 2015

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GO Center News

The Tom Joyner Foundation Teacher Quality Initiative scholarship is a great opportunity for local students who want to pursue education as a career. 

Selected students have to start at a TCC or Austin Community College, but then receive assistance at a 4-year institution. This is a great bridge program, and can really help the right students succeed!

Student use this online form to apply. It should only take 10-15 minutes to complete!

NOTE: the deadline for students starting next fall is October 15. The requirements listed on the website focus on current TCC students, but graduating seniors can also complete the application.
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The Horatio Alger Scholarship worth $22,000 has a deadline of Oct. 25, 2015. They know there are deserving students out there who have faced adversity while pursuing their education.  The Horatio Alger Association wants to honor these students for their hard work by helping them continue with their college dreams, the deadline to apply is quickly approaching. Please click here for more information. 
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To view the remaining college visits, click here
 
Spirit Night
Support the Paschal Panther Band
Mexican Inn will donate 20%
of all the evening's proceeds
to your
Paschal Panther Band!

Tuesday, October 6
4pm-9pm
1625 8th Ave
817-927-8541
Underclassmen Yearbook Pictures
Yearbook pictures for all Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will be taken by Glamourcraft on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday October 7th, during all English classes.  Make sure your student is dressed to impress.
 
Senior Portrait Pictures and Senior Ads
Parents of Seniors, your student MUST go to Glamourcraft at 7375 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76133 by November 1st in order to have their picture appear on the portrait page(s) of the Yearbook. You do not have to purchase a picture package, but due to contractual obligations your student does need to get their picture taken there to show up on the portrait page; I believe there is a $5 "sitting" fee.
As a separate issue, if you choose to purchase and build your Senior ad at jostensyearbooks.com you need to do so by October 30th. Just go to the website, create a user account (user accounts are free) and follow the steps to create your ad.
  Full Page =          (8.5 inches wide x 11 inches tall)                             $325
  Page =              (8.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches tall)                            $195
  Page =              (4.25 inches wide x 5.5 inches tall)                         $120
  1/8 Page =           (4.25 inches wide x 2.75 inches tall)                       $70
 
All images need to have a resolution of 300 d.p.i.

Brandon Wheatley
CTE Teacher
R.L. Paschal High School
Brandon.Wheatley@fwisd.org

Senior Day of Community Service

Note: We urgently need more adult chaperones for the Senior Day of Service on Wednesday, October 14 - most of the faculty are required to work with the SAT that day. If you can help or have questions, please directly contact Jennifer Andrews-Cox jennifer.andrewscox@fwisd.org. Background checks are required.

Paschal High School will be sponsoring the Second Annual Senior Day of Community Service on October 14, 2015.  Last year over 250 students participated and over 13 organizations received volunteers for a morning of community service work.  This year, we need funds for buses as well as chaperones to attend the event with the Seniors while the rest of school is participating in the PSAT.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Jennifer Andrews-Cox at jennifer.andrewscox@fwisd.org and if you would like to donate towards the transportation cost you may do so bclicking here. You can also donate by dropping off a check to school (made out to PHS), in an envelope marked 'For Senior Day of Service, c/o ennifer Andrews-Cox'.
Faculty/Staff Restroom Makeover - Thank you!

PHS PTA would like to thank one of our Community Partners for the donation of materials and labor in the much-needed remodel of the PHS faculty/staff restroom over the summer. This was a collaboration with the FWISD, but it would not have been possible without the generous contribution of a PHS parent. 

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IMPORTANT DATES
 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
  
October 6:
Underclassmen Yearbook Photos

College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

Mexican Inn Night 4-9pm

October 7:
Underclassmen Yearbook Photos

October 9:
College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

October 11:
Senior Celebration Kickoff Party (Parents) Details

October 14:
Senior Community Day of Service

October 15:
College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

October 16:
College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

Click here for the first issue of the Pantherette.
ADVANCED ACADEMICS 
 
Here are some important facts about the upcoming PSAT:

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Paschal High School

 

Rosters will be posted Oct. 12, 2015

 

Calculators will be provided for juniors

 

Freshmen & sophomores need to bring calculators

 

All students need to bring pencils & pens



Senior Celebration Kick-off Party (for Parents)
October 11 7-9pm

Click here to learn more about Senior Celebration.

Stay Informed
Did you know that Seniors have their own page on the website. Click here and visit it often to stay informed. 
Save the Date!!
Annual Paschal Garage Sale!
Help Support Senior Celebration!
Saturday, November 7th
8:00 - 2:00
Household items and furniture only - no clothes
JROTC
The JROTC cadets continue to work the TCU concession stands for all home games.  The JRTOC booth is E-2 for East 2 and is behind the TCU band.  Please consider buying your refreshments at the JROTC stand since they receive commissions for the JROTC program from the sales.
 
The cadets are getting ready to march in the Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade which will be held downtown on 11 November at 11:00 am.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
TCU Tickets

TCU is offering a great deal on tickets to selected soccer and volleyball games. (They have also promised us a football deal... soon.)

The tickets are $3 each for General Admission. There's a $1 charge that covers all tickets purchased. You do need to register one time only as a ticket customer. Be sure to follow the link and use the promo code BEPTA (like Be PTA!) to get the $3 tickets.

 
Questions about your student's new FWISD-issued laptop? There is a specialist assigned to PHS who can help:
Cat Emmele 
Educational Technology Specialist 
Division of Technology FWISD

Or...
Click here the FWISD FAQ on DiG iN.