January 18, 2016
Advanced Academics

Dual Credit 
The deadline for dual credit paperwork is March 4 @ 3:00.  Due to staffing concerns, no late paperwork will be accepted.
PSAT Results
Congratulations to our students and faculty for their all of their hard work on the revised PSAT.  We have received the scores and our students have done a great job.  We will not know the final results and cutoffs until the fall but we anticipate having many students recognized for their efforts.

We would like to thank our faculty who wrote new summer course curriculum, the faculty who taught the summer course, the faculty who taught school day reviews and all faculty who worked with their students preparing them for the PSAT.
We will pass along more detailed information when it becomes available.

Academic Success Parent Meeting for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
parents and students:  come hear about these important items and more!
  • PSAT Results-receive score reports and decipher their meaning.
  • AP Potential-how will your students AP potential affect their schedule?
  • Foundation Graduation Plans
  • Changes to ELA Course Sequence

2015 Poet Laureate of Texas visiting Paschal! Paschal is one of 20 schools chosen across the state for this great honor.
"Paschal High School has been selected as a Planting Poet Trees School. While our selection committee received many applications, they felt your school stood head and shoulders above others in its desire to introduce its students to the power of poetry. It is my great pleasure to share this program with you and your students, and to leave seeds of inspiration and excitement about writing in your entire school environment. My sincere hope is that planting these small seeds today will grow a beautiful forest of masterful creative writers all over Texas for years to come. In addition to a set of books being donated to your library, I will also personally visit your campus to give a motivational speech/poetry reading and a creative writing workshop."

Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D.
2015 Poet Laureate of Texas


Who: Current 11th, 10th, & 9th grade students & their parents

When: Tuesday, January 26th 5 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Parent Meeting for 11th graders: 5 - 5:30 p.m. Auditorium
  • Parent Meeting for 10th & 9th graders: 5:30 - 6 p.m. Auditorium
Completed Student Course Selection Sheets are due back to the Counseling Office by Monday, February 8th.

Click here for more information about the scheduling process.
Reflections Art Contest Winners

(from left to right) 
 Issac Garcia, Allison Helt, Karen Olivo, Charles McGill, Jesus Jimenez

Click here to view their artwork.
Congratulations to Wyatt Reeves!

Wyatt Reeves was named one of 11 semifinalists in Texas and only 300 nationally in the Intel Science Talent Search.   The Intel STS, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is the nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Wyatt analyzed the chaotic properties of two spheres that collide elastically.

To learn more about this prestigious award click here.


Did you know that last year our PTA awarded twenty-three $1000 scholarships to theClass of 2015? We hope to raise even more scholarship funds for the Class of 2016!  If you would like to support our students with a contribution to the PHS Scholarship Fund please contact Scholarship Chair, Amy Pannell by voice or text at 817.875.5125.
Applications for Achievement and Opportunity Scholarships are now available in the Paschal Counseling Office.
Please encourage all seniors to go by and pick one up today.

Attention All NHS Members
NHS Scholar Dollars offers filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
It's accessible through the NHS website. Members can visit and enter the pillars most aligned to their accomplishments. This will present them with more focused options to pursue in seeking scholarship support.

Buick Achievers Scholarship 
Awards up to $25,000 per year will be given to 50 finalist.

Applicants must:
* Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
* Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2016-17 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
* Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, Design or other programs of study related to the automotive industry.  
* Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
* Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.

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January 19:
TCC field trip for seniors who signed up to take the TSI assessment

January 21, 22, 25:
Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders will attend counselor course selection presentations

January 26:
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Scheduling Expo
PHS Auditorium, Hallways

January 27:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) presentation to seniors during the school day

January 28:
6 - 8 p.m.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
PHS Auditorium

February 3:
6 p.m.
PSAT Parent & Student Meeting
PHS Auditorium

February 10:
7 p.m.
Cheer Tryout Parent/Student Meeting
PHS Cafeteria
Someone willing to serve as the Treasurer of the PTA Board for the 2016-17 school year.
Begin training now to make a smooth transition over the summer!  The current treasurer is VERY organized, and willing to walk you through the training.  Requires minimal accounting knowledge, willingness to work on the Finance and Special Projects Committees as well as attending PTA Board meetings.  Estimated time required: 6-8 hours/month. Please contact TonyKroll or Sarah Tempel 
with questions.

Jan. 19- Senior field trip to TCC to take TSI tests. Only seniors that have been involved in the College 101 TCC application process are going.

Updated transcripts will be distributed to students late January/early February

Jan. 21, 22, 25- Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders will attend counselor course selection presentations 

Jan. 26- Evening Scheduling Expo for rising 10th-12th graders & parents @ Paschal

Jan. 27- Financial Aid presentation to seniors during the school day

Jan. 28- Financial Aid Night will take place 6-8pm, Thursday, January 28th in the Paschal Auditorium.
There will be a short 15-20 minute presentation by TCC on facts about filling out FAFSA and it's importance. Then parents may stay to talk or ask questions.  There will be people available to help, and we will have the library open to families to work on their FAFSA. 

Click here to view the latest edition of the Pantherette.

8th Grade Roundup
Thursday, Feb. 25th 
6 - 8 p.m.
If any student organizations/clubs need a table for the evening, please contact Lori Schaefer at:

Sponsors needed for PIP Talks
Paschal is excited to announce the return of PIP TALKS.  This program is conducted in partnership with TCU and allows students to present research on a topic of their choosing.  Last year over 300 students participated, resulting in 150 presentations.  Students have gone on to present at university academic conferences as well as use their research for scholarship proposals. 
We are currently looking for individual and corporate sponsors to provide awards and scholarships for the participants and the winning presentations.  If you are interested in partnering with us please contact Kristen Browning at

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 members! 

Not on the list? Join the PTA by clicking here.
Cheer will have a mandatory parent and student meeting for anyone interested in trying out for next year's Paschal Cheer squads on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please email head coach if you have any questions.

The last big sales push for the yearbook will open Tuesday, January 19th and run through January 29th! Be sure to go to to order your 2015-2016 yearbook before time runs out!