November 16, 2015
Final Exam Schedule
The FWISD has adjusted the calendar this school year so that the Fall semester will end before the Winter Break. The end of the 2nd 6 weeks is this Friday, November 6.  Final exams will be given the week of December 14-18 and the schedule can be viewed here
Adopt a Panther is a volunteer based Christmas initiative similar to Angel Tree. The program provides gifts for families who are in need during the holiday season. It also allows us to identify families at risk to further assist them throughout the year. Last year with the help of our volunteers Paschal Harvest Project provided gifts for 36 families, a total of 127 children and teens right in our pyramid. As the holiday season quickly approaches we are starting to recruit for volunteers to adopt families this year. With your help we can bring hope to families this holiday season! If you wish to volunteer or would like more information please email Maria Manks at for more details. 
Congratulations Drew Medford!
Paschal's Drew Medford signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Texas Christian University.
Congratulations Science Team!
Congrats to Mr. Kiesel and the CS Team! Thirty Paschal students attended the Mansfield Meet of the Minds. In addition to the great CS win, Science won physics/chemistry (Wyatt Reeves) and came in 4th as a team.  
Thanks to Heather Thompson and Jana Reeves for spending their Saturday supporting these dedicated students.
Money Matters Course - Junior Achievement Program

The Money Matters course at Paschal incorporates the Junior Achievement (JA) program to link business and education for the students.  This year the Money Matters class at Paschal was selected to represent over 100 participating high schools at the annual Junior Achievement Breakfast.  This event is JA's largest fundraiser and is a platform to show how JA can benefit our youth.  The event was held at the Fort Worth Club where over 250 top executives from major businesses were present as well as the new FWISD Superintendent, Dr. Scribner and School Board President, Jacinto Ramos, Jr.

The Money Matters class at Paschal took an active role in the event by greeting guests and demonstrating a JA course.  Also, two students were elected to be the Master of Ceremonies.  The students had a great experience meeting business leaders in our community, and representing what exciting things are happening at Paschal High School.

Congratulations to Jeff Tullis for being selected for TMEA All-State on String Bass!
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.

Winter Concert is December 14th at 7:00 pm in the PHS Auditorium.  Date has changed due to FWISD Calendar decisions.  Performances by five PHS orchestras including the Symphony Orchestra with Mrs. Claus as our guest conductor!
Make Plans to attend the Winter Coffeehouse December 11th 6-8pm in the PHS Cafeteria. This is a come and go event.  Come enjoy the sounds of the season.  Admission is $5 and includes a dessert and hot beverage.

30 students from Paschal tried out for District/Regional Choir:
20 students qualified out of 900 students to compete and represent Paschal High School at TMEA All-state Round 2 contest. 
At the end of the day 6 students beat out 320 students to be chosen for Region 7's District Choir Congratulations to...
Cecily Newman
Nina Pipes
Audrey Hays
Kyle Catalano
Gage Laswell
Joseph Reitmann

AND FINALLY - ---4 PASCHAL students will join the ones above at the concert and were selected to advance to Round 3 in November! 

Katie Hyry,
Sydney Brun-Ozuna, 
Sam Farmer, 
Matthew Crawford 

Wish them luck as they continue their journey to make All-STATE on the 21st!

 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
November 16:
Superintendent's Scholar Ceremony

November 17:
Yearbook Picture Retakes

Smoothie King (on University Drive) fundraising for buildOn program at Paschal

Study Abroad
8:30 - 3:30 PHS auditorium

November 18
Report Cards are mailed

November 19
Hope for the Holidays service
Arborlawn Methodist Church

November 21
Paschal Gift Market
9am - 4pm

November 23 - 27
Thanksgiving Break - No school

November 27
Yearbook Senior Ads are due
Parents, grandparents, educators, students, neighbors and community leaders are all essential members of the Paschal family. Together, through PTA, we provide support for our school, and also a powerful and effective voice for all children in our community. Thank you to all of our current 2015-16 members! 

Not on the list? Join the PTA by clicking here.

7 Scholarships Offered by ELKS

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Hope for the Holidays at Arborlawn UMC offers comfort, inspiration for people grieving during Thanksgiving and the holidays. Annual service is a safe harbor for those who have experienced loss in its many forms. Learn More.
Good news for those who missed the chance to purchase and create a senior ad. Jostens has agreed to offer a second opportunity to commemorate this mile stone in your student's life in the yearbook. Just go to their website,, by Nov. 27th to build and purchase the ad. Don't miss out as this is the last opportunity.
Also, Yearbook Picture Retake day is Tuesday, November 17 and will be held in the back of the library. If your student missed the first two picture days in October be sure they come to the library between the start of school and the end of second lunch to get their picture taken.

Pick up entry forms from Mr. Crane
Entries are due Dec. 9th
Judging takes place Dec. 9th
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

Smoothie King Fundraiser benefitting PHS buildOn
Tues, Nov 17th (all day)
20% of all sales go to buildOn when you mention PHS

buildOn Chapters are groups of students, teachers and community members who have come together to advance buildOn's mission to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Our chapter is fundraising to build a primary school in a developing country.

Study Abroad
"With more than 65 years of experience, CIEE is the most tenured name in study abroad. Our approach ensures a life-changing experience, and global skills that last a lifetime."  For the first time in Texas, CIEE has awarded PHS $20,000.00 in scholarship money. On November 17th, Mrs. Kerry Palazzeschi will present to the PHS faculty and the student body. Interested parents can come to the large auditorium during any period that day to find out more about the program and to ask questions. Click here to learn more. For more information, e-mail Mrs. Marchi:
Juniors - the invitation list for National Honor Society has been posted around the building.  Please pick up the invitation packet in room 203 as soon as possible.  Signed commitments and $6.00 dues are due at the same time by Friday, December 11 (sooner would be better).  

Seniors who received invitations - the dues and commitments are turned in together by Friday, December 11 in room 203 - sooner would be better.

Questions?  Check with Ken Wright, NHS chapter adviser