October 19, 2015

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A Message from our PTA President

I heard a quote today that I loved:  

"GOOD is the enemy of BEST."

Paschal High School is, in my opinion, the best choice of high schools in Fort Worth.  To be the best, we need to be against being good.  To be the best, we need to continue to offer our staff and students the best resources available. Today we are just $6,000 short of fully funding our PTA budget for this year and we really don't want to cut back to good.  

I have asked a lot over the past six weeks, but I believe in this effort enough to ask again.  I believe in it because I have heard the teachers' stories, and I have seen the plans Dr. Mossige has for Paschal's future.  

Every donation matters - please give what you can today. 

If you've given, Im asking you to go one step further.  Have you forwarded the link to your parents and asked them to give?  Your in-laws? Your Great Aunt Juanita?  Have you forwarded one of the videos to neighbors who have younger children in the pyramid?  Or shared them with your FaceBook friends?  

See five examples of your money at work here:

We are Paschal and we want the best for our students.  

Sarah Tempel

The PHS Band still has a few merchant spots available for our Gift Market on Saturday, November 21. Booths are $90 until November 8 and then price goes up! Here is the link for more info:

The 2015-16 PHS yearbook is on sale for the lowest price of the year!
The book is only $65 if ordered by Friday, October 30th! 
The price WILL go up after this date!
Order online at 
 Don't miss out on the memories (or this low price). Order your copy today!
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.

If you choose to purchase and build your Senior ad at, you need to do so by October 30th.

NEW Long Sleeve PASCHAL Spirit Shirts go on sale Wednesday, Oct 21st. for $20
Gray & Purple Sweatshirts are still available
Spirit Shop open every Wednesday during both lunches.
Hurry before we run out!

Chapter meeting: 
Friday, October 30
Todd Theater at 8:10 or
room 203 at 1:05 or 
room 204 at 3:40
 Attending the meeting counts as 1 chapter activity.

Change in selection process: 
For the current freshmen, class of 2019, NHS selection will occur at the end of 10th grade, using the weighted GPA at the end of the fall semester of 10th grade as the initial criterion for selection.  The weighted GPA needs to be 3.75 or above; the conduct requirements are no more than 1 N and no U's during high school and no OCI, suspension, honor code violations, or third party hearing or alternative placement during the year of selection.

Questions?  Check with Ken Wright, NHS chapter adviser
 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
October 20:
College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

October 21:
NEW PHS Spiritwear on Sale
12:00 - 2:00

College Rep Visits
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October 22:
College Rep Visits
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Orchestra Fall Concert
6:30 in PHS Auditorium

October 23:
College Rep Visits
Click here for complete list

October 24:
Choir Car Wash
10:00 - 2:00 at PHS

October 25:
Choir Fundraiser
Tommy's Hamburgers

Click here for the latest issue of the Pantherette.
Superintendent's Scholars Ceremony:  
Seniors who are being recognized, you will be receiving an invitation from FWISD. Just as a reminder, the event information is as follows:
  • November 16, 2015
  • Hilton Hotel 
  • 815 Main Street
  • 6:00 reception    
  • 7:00 ceremony

Lockheed Martin Sweatshirt Ceremony:
Juniors who are receiving an academic sweatshirt, you will be receiving an invitation from FWISD.  Here are the event details:
  • December 17, 2015
  • Fort Worth Convention Center
  • 1201 Houston St.
  • 6:00 reception; Upper Lobby
  • 7:00 ceremony; Ballroom

Annual Paschal Garage Sale!
Fall is here and it's time to clean out your closets!

All proceeds help support a safe and fun Senior Celebration!

2537 Highview Terrace
Fort Worth, 76109

Saturday, November 7th
8:00am - 2:00pm

Household items and furniture only - no clothes

Special Thank you to 
4450 Rivertree Blvd.
Fort Worth, 76109

*Please meet us to drop off donations at Eagle:
Tuesday, October 20th from 9:00 - 10:00 and 5:00 - 5:30
and Friday, October 23rd 9:00 - 10:00 and 5:00 - 5:30
Please text one of us to let us know you are coming.

Thank you so much!
Betsy Buchanan - 817.797.1902

Anne Musgrave - 1.719.466.1415

Come out and hear the amazing talented orchestras of Paschal and McLean Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm in the PHS Auditorium. Over 300 students will be performing!!
Purchase your Holiday Poinsettias from the Paschal Orchestra Boosters!  1.58 liter plants in Red, White or Pink for just $12 each.  Poinsettias will be delivered for the Holiday Concert on December 15th.  Contact Norma Montez  to place your order.
The PHS Orchestra Boosters are in search of sponsors.  Sponsorships start at just $50.  All sponsors will be listed in our concert programs and on a banner displayed at performances and events. Contact Hillary Vessey  for more information or to sign up.

Congratulations to the Mighty Panther Marching Band for earning unanimous "1st Division - Superior" ratings at the UIL Region 7 Marching Contest on Tuesday at FWISD Clark Stadium.  The students have worked very hard this year and performed their very best when it counted.  Congratulations, Paschal Band students and staff!!!

We want your input as we make actionable steps for addressing technology access, classroom instruction, and professional learning at Paschal HS.

Click here for the 

will be performing 
Little Shop of Horrors 
Oct. 29th - Oct. 31st

Thurs. Oct. 29 @ 7:30

Fri. Oct 30 @ 10:00 pm
(Enjoy a late night showing)
Sat. Oct. 31 @ 2:00 pm 

Paschal has SO many opportunities for student involvement.  Click here for a comprehensive list.  Or, you may go to and look under the "clubs/groups" tab.