February 15, 2016
Paschal Science Team wins UIL A release

Nearly thirty science club members traveled to Trimble Tech this past Saturday to compete in the UIL A release. Below are some highlights. 

Upperclassmen Division
  • First place team
  • Top Bio/Chem/Physics - Paul Ryu
  • Individual top six all from Paschal
    • 1st Paul Ryu
    • 2nd Wyatt Reeves
    • 3rd Carter Dickson
    • 4th Anand Iyer
    • 5th InHo Kim
    • 6th Jorge Natera

Underclassmen Division
  • First place team
  • Top Bio/Chem - Andy Ryu
  • Top Physics - Hanwool Yun
  • Individual top four from Paschal
    • 1st Andy Ryu
    • 2nd Joseph Reitman
    • 3rd Dan Heo
    • 4th Hanwool Yun



Paschal Science Team also WON the TEAMS competition at UT Dallas Wednesday. They were up against some of the most elite private schools in North Texas, including: St. Mark's, Cistercian Prep, and Hockaday!  Click for more information about the competition.

Paschal Science Team Places 1st
Paschal Science Team Places 1st at UT Dallas

Updates from the Go Center and Counseling Office: 

1) Paschal's 2nd Financial Aid Night will be held Thursday, February 18th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Library for Paschal Seniors who want one-on-one help filling out their FAFSA or TASFA! Come get your questions answered! The deadline for many universities is March 1st for FAFSA to be submitted!

2) Senior Parents,make sure your Seniors are bringing in a copy or forwarding an e-mail of their college acceptances and scholarship letter awards to Ms. Thompson in the Go Center or to their Senior Counselor in the Counseling Office. Ms. Thompson's e-mail: , Ms. Tracy Underwood's (A-Lop): & Ms. Tameka Smith (Lop-Z):

3) A Texas State University representative will be visiting Paschal on Thursday, March 3rd at 9:30am. Juniors and Seniors who have an interest in Texas State University are welcome to attend.  Students may sign up in the Go Center, Room 251.

Mariachi Band News
On Tuesday, February 2nd approximately 150 students auditioned from across the region to become a member of the Region 7 Mariachi Ensemble.  The following students earned a spot in the ensemble:

Patricia Acosta - Violin
Carlos Acosta - Violin
Emily Velasco - Violin
Itzhel Saldes - Flute
Roy Silva - Vihuela (first chair)
Steven Garcia - Guitarron


On Saturday, February 6th Paschal's Mariachi ensemble (Mariachi Panteras) received a 1st Division Superior rating at UIL Contest earning an invitation to advance to the UIL State Mariachi Contest.  This is the first time in Paschal's history that the Mariachi ensemble has advanced beyond an area level contest.    They will be performing again in San Antonio at the UIL Mariachi State Contest on March 12th.  
Carlos Acosta - Violin
Patricia Acosta - Violin
Emily Velasco - Violin/Vocal
Xavier Khan - Violin
Itzhel Saldes - Flute/Vocal
Dakota Colvin - Trumpet
Robert Nyul - Trumpet
Anthony Rodriguez - Vihuela
Roy Silva - Guitar
Janet Ramirez - Guitar/Vocal
Steven Garcia - Guitarron/Vocal


Do you have a daughter who loves science and math?
Is she interested in exploring options in STEM careers?  Design Connect Create is an immersive hands on experience for young women to explore and have fun with physics. Students form a deep understanding and build confidence to move forward in science knowing they will be successful. Labs, guest speakers, interactive problem solving and engineering challenges fill our day as we explore topics in physics and engineering. This physics camp is open to girls taking any AP Physics course for the first time next year.  The FWISD site for the camp is Paschal High School from June 6 - 17.  Check out their website for more information or email Linda Antinone, the Paschal Mathematics Department Chair and AP Physics teacher at this address

Advanced Academics

Juniors, you will be taking a free school day SAT on March 2 and in preparation for that exam we are offering a review on Saturday, February 27 here at Paschal.  You do NOT need to register for the exam but you must register for the review and there is a small fee.  Come by room 231 for the form or click here.

9th and 10th Grade Free PSAT Reviews begin Monday, February 15 and run for 4 weeks.  We have before school, lunch, and after school sessions.  We highly recommend students attend one critical reading, math, and writing session each week.  If you choose to attend a lunch session just bring your sack lunch with you.  A complete schedule grid can be found here.

Sunday, April 3
Alpine Shooting Range
11:30 Check-in & Lunch
1:00 Shoot
Learn More and Register here

Did you know that last year our PTA awarded twenty-three $1000 scholarships to the Class of 2015? We hope to raise even more scholarship funds for the Class of 2016!
Please help us meet our goal for the Class of 2016 by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund today!
Online contributions can be made quickly and easily by clicking here.
Or, contact Scholarship Chair, Amy Pannell at 817.875.5125 (voice or text) or at 

How to Improve Student Performance by Helping Them Discover Their Interests
Ask most students, high school and college, "What do you want to do for a career?"  Most shrug their shoulders.  The average college student changes majors three times and only 59% of all entering college students get a degree within six years.
Paschal High School has a site license for the Sigi3 Assessment program which is FREE to all Paschal students.  It has been in use in the AVID program since 2011 and has provided new insights and guidance for career and college major selection to the AVID students.  All students can benefit from this program even if a 4-year college degree is not their objective.  Sigi3 also lists hundreds of trade related Certificate and Associate Degree programs.  Few people can be expected to reach their greatest potential without some post-high school training or education.
The assessment results reveal sub-conscious interests, values, skills, and personality traits that most students are completely unaware of.  Students who discover their deep-seated interests are more motivated in school and make more insightful choices for college majors and/or career training.  Better early career choices result in faster employment advancement, higher incomes, and a greater sense of personal fulfillment throughout life.
The student invests one to three hours and the benefits last for a lifetime.
To take advantage of this program students signup for FREE at the GO Center in room 251 with Katrina Thompson.
Sigi3 is sponsored for Paschal by the PHS Educational Foundation,

Support Paschal Color Guard! 
Varsity Color Guard placed 3rd in Scholastic A at James Bowie High School.Type.
JV Color Guard placed 1st in Regional A at Lewisville High

 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
February 21:
1:30 p.m.
TCU Brown-Lupton University Union

February 25:
8th Grade Round Up
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

to Caitlyn Thompson
who has received a slot to the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School.  This is a highly competitive one year preparatory school of which over 90% advance to the U. S. Naval Academy upon completion.

Driver's Ed

Donation Program
Parents Save 25% and Paschal PTA Gets 25% Back
Click here for more information.
Click here to view the latest edition of the Pantherette.

Ms. Purvis's Winning 2nd Period Freshman English 1 class sharing a Chicken Express celebration lunch with Assistant Principal Sparrow - 80% of the class passed the Benchmark exam, more than any other English 1 section.

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:


Our Paschal Panthers Wrestling team had 15 placers and 4 champions at the 4-6a District Wrestling Tournament on 2/6 at Bowie High School.

Junior Varsity Boys
Edmond Allen - 1st Place      
182 Champion  
Gomez Stephen - 1st Place  
195 Champion
Garza Paul - 2nd Place    

Junior Varsity Girls
Olga Carrillo - 3rd Place
Grace Anderson - 2nd Place

The following Wrestlers qualified for the UIL Regional Wrestling Tournament, which will be held in El Paso Texas on 2/13-14
Varsity Boys
Edwin Allen - 1st Place  
195 Champion
Rosalio Castro - 2nd Place
Aldoisay Cornejo - 3rd Place 
Jesus Sanchez - 4th Place 
Albert Martinez - 4th Place
Jorge Rivera - 4th Place
Varsity Girls
Anna Delony - 1st Place           119 Champion          
Martina Ruiz - 3rd Place      
Jessica Plascencia - 3rd Place
Anjelica Torrez - 4th Place 

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Julian Castro - Finished 4th at 182 lbs. and will be representing Paschal High School at the 6a State Tournament in Houston this up and coming weekend. 

Anna Delony - Finished 4th at 119 lbs. Anna Qualified for the State Tournament but was unable to defend her position due to a Tournament ending injury. Anna finished the season with 32 wins and 10 losses.

Edwin Allen - Finished 6th at 195 lbs. As a sophomore Edwin Allen had an excellent showing as a youngster in one of the states hardest Regional wrestling tournaments.  Edwin finished the season with 23 Wins and  6 losses.

Other Participants:
Martina Ruiz - Senior/Team Captain and a 2x regional qualifier who will be missed.
Jessica Plascencia - Senior and  2x regional qualifier who will be missed.
Anjelica Torrez - Senior, first year wrestler and regional qualifier who will be missed. 
Albert  Martinez - Senior, third year wrestler and regional qualifier who will be missed. 
Jesus Sanchez - Senior, first year wrestler and regional qualifier who will be missed.
Aldoisay Cornejo - Senior, second year wrestler and regional qualifier also will be missed. 
Jorge Rivera - Junior, 3 year starter and regional qualifier will be the core for next years program.

Students, do you need service hours?
On Wed., March 9th from 3:45 to 5:30 pm we will be having a  student care closet work day to organize the closet, which is located across the street from PHS at University United Methodist Church.

Please encourage your student to come right after school to help. This is a great way for students to get needed service hours for any clubs or organizations they belong to.

New Scholarships!

Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship Paschal High School- Open to all Paschal students with a 3.8 or higher. 

2016 Chesapeake Scholarship (worth up to $20,000 for 4 years) - Open to minority students in the Fort Worth area with a 3.0 or higher.

Please see your counselor for details.

Paschal Panthers for Pets

Paschal Panthers for Pets will host a pet adoption event at PHS on February 27 starting at 10:30 until 3:30 (parking lot on the corner of Berry Street and Forest Park).

May (and the Yearbooks) will be here before you know it.  Don't miss out on your opportunity to purchase a copy.  Visit to make your purchase or see Mr. Wheatley in room 253.

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.