March 21, 2016
 Don't Miss the Parent Party at Pop's NEXT Friday Night!
It's NOT just for Senior Parents...

Student Parking Spaces for the 2016-17 School Year 
Reserved Seating for Graduation Night 
plus other items will be auctioned off 
Don't miss your chance to bid...

Friday, April 1
7-10 p.m. 
Pop's Garage
3709 Cockrell Ave., Fort Worth, 76110

Entertainment, Food Trucks, Bar and a Silent Auction!
Proceeds benefit the annual PHS Senior Celebration Fund

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

The Clay Shoot fundraiser benefits all Paschal Athletics.  This year, our goal is to get all Paschal coaches sponsored for the Clay Shoot.
Run by current PHS Wrestling Team Coaches


Spring Sessions for K-12 Students Begin*
Monday, March 21
All practices are Mon. & Wed. from
5:00-6:30PM in the
PHS Boy's Basketball Gym

More information & Sign-up Sheet is HERE

*Spring Session Sign-ups are ongoing throughout the season
Paschal PTA Board Nominations for 2016-17

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Paschal is just one opportunity for you to engage, and we are looking for new leadership now! The PTA Board has over 50 volunteer positions available. The slating process starts with an online self-nomination process - click here to see the form.  A Nominating Committee then works through nominations to present a proposed slate of officers that will be voted on in a General Membership Meeting on April 28.  

Past PTA experience is appreciated, but not required. We need all sorts to make a strong board:  event planners, accountants, people who like to play in the dirt, some who are willing to make copies, computer gurus, and sales professionals. Are you particularly interested in the theater program? We have a job for that!  Do you wish X, Y, or Z was stronger at PHS?  Join us, and let's see what we can do! 

If you have questions about PTA or about any of the positions available, please contact Sarah Tempel
Paschal High School Senior Gregory Newman was selected to the extremely competitive Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Jazz Ensemble I Band. Making an All State ensemble is the highest honor a student musician can receive in Texas.  Newman placed 1st out of more than 300 trumpet players that auditioned from across the state.
Newman has played trumpet for 8 years. He is the first trumpet player from Paschal in many years to be selected to the State Jazz Band. Newman plays in Paschal's concert, marching and jazz bands, and serves as trumpet section leader. Last summer he traveled to Europe with Paschal's Jazz Ensemble to play at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Paschal is Fort Worth's oldest and largest public high school. Their award-winning jazz band is under the direction of Mark DeHertogh.

Paschal High School Senior Jeff Tullis was selected to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Band String Bass section. This is the highest honor a high school musician can achieve in Texas. Tullis placed near the top of 350 elite student musicians who auditioned from across the state. He has played the stringed bass since age 11 and serves as principal bassist of Paschal's award winning Symphony Orchestra.
Twenty one Paschal students were selected to the TMEA Region 7 Orchestra, including  Hanwool Yun, Jack Henry, Jaqueline Lopez, Andrea Aguayo, Eileen Yu, Sean McDonough, Xavier Khan, Leticia Hernandez, Noah Ortega, Diana Lee, Allen Jamir, and Lydia Kim on violin; Jackeline Perez, Amanda Toledo, and Grace Yeo on viola, (with alternate Isaac Ko); Paul Ryu, Charlie Nesser, Dan Heo, and Joseph Yun on cello; and Jeff Tullis and Ethan Jones on bass.
Paschal is Fort Worth's oldest and largest public high school.  Their award-winning orchestra is under the direction of Toby Jones, with assistant director Dianne Babcock. 

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

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 

Want one of the limited-edition Tyler's Paschal HS T-shirts? Then hurry - shirts will be available from 10am-2pm ONLY! The PHS band will be playing during the event and a portion of the day's sales will benefit the PHS Band Booster Club. More info available here.


Foreign exchange students for the 2016-2017 school year are in need of kind and loving families here in Fort Worth.  Would your family like to host a student who would attend Paschal High School?  Exchange students come from all over the world - Switzerland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, China, Japan and more! Host families like yours are needed to provide safe, loving homes to our students. 

You would supply:
A bed (sharing a room with a same sex sibling is fine)
Three meals a day
Transportation to/from school and activities (sports, church, doctors)

Exchange students have insurance, speak English, have strong grades and bring their own money to cover their expenses. They arrive in August and stay until school concludes in June.

We encourage you to also involve your family, friends and neighbors to help take them places. Once the student arrives, they will make friends easily through clubs, sports and church. NWSE offers trips for them to participate in, if they would like to do so.

If you would like to host...check out the online application here.

You will need to upload 5 photos with your application:
1. Front of house in daytime
2. Kitchen
3. Bath
4, Students bedroom (showing bed)
5. Students bathroom (showing toilet)

If you have extra room and would love to explore another culture, consider hosting an exchange student!

Have questions?
Susan Jackubowski 
NWSE Area Coordinator
Ft. Worth, Texas 
 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
March 24:
5-8pm Eat at Potbelly's on University Senior Celebration Fundraiser

6:30pm Vagabonds - Chamber Music

March 25:
Waiver Day - No School

March 26:
10am-2pm Tyler's Grand Opening

March 31:
Paschal Chorale sings with TCU Chorale at TCU 7 p.m.

April 1:
7-10pm Party at Pop's

April 3:
Paschal Clay Shoot

Click here to view the latest edition of the Pantherette.

Vagabonds present: 
Chamber Music (one act play) Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 pm in the Miriam Todd Theater. 


Here are a few
Senior Celebration
Fundraising Opportunities:

Eat at Potbelly on University from 5-8 p.m. on March 24th - 25% goes to Senior Celebration.

Al's Formal Wear will be giving Senior Celebration $5.00 for every prom tux rented and they will deliver and pick up from PHS.

Parent Party at Pop's on April 1st from 7-10 p.m. with entertainment, food trucks, bar and a silent auction. We will be auctioning off graduation seats and parking spots! Purchase tickets here
Volunteers Needed for FWISD Council of PTAs 

FWISD Council of PTAs provides Fort Worth PTA units with leader training, mentorship, information, and connection to Texas and National PTA as well as the School District.

We need you!  Are you available to fill the shoes as a chairperson?  Do you have the time to be a volunteer and sit on the board?  

Please click on the Nomination Form to submit your nomination.

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact:
Kris Savage, PTA Council President at 


FWISD District Walk
Saturday, May 14
Free to all walkers

Paschal Annual Student Start-up Days
August 8-12
Students receive a School ID, schedule, assigned locker, parking pass, and laptop.
More details here.

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.

Driver's Ed

Donation Program
Parents Save 25% and Paschal PTA Gets 25% Back
Click here for more information.

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