May 2, 2016

Paschal Harvest Project Luncheon
Wednesday, May 11th
First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth
1000 Penn St

Paschal Harvest Project is a collaborative community effort that aims to provide resources and emergency intervention assistance to Paschal pyramid students and families. Our goal is to instill hope in our students and families. The hope that tells them they can endure circumstances, overcome adversity, and be resilient. The heart is to intervene in the life of a student in their time of need and offer the necessary support to potentially make a difference in their academic achievement and future possibilities. Please join us to learn more about where Paschal Harvest Project has been, where we are today, and what our goals are for the future. Join us in our effort to teach resilience amidst adversity as we intervene, support, and grow our students and families.

Individual tickets are $10. 
Attendees will receive lunch and open seating at the event! 

Sponsorship Opportunities... 

Root Table: $500  
Premier reserved seating 
8 total guests
Program recognition
Company/name recognition at table  
Company logo and weblink featured on Harvest Project Website for 2016-2017 school year. 

Grow Table: $250 
Reserved seating
8 total guests 
Program recognition
Company/name recognition at table 

Seed Table: $100 
reserved seating 
8 total guests


Cadets Leisley Cruz, Alejandro Vasquez, Aurora Ruvalcaba and Berenice Rodriguez on the steps at Arlington National Cemetery above the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Four Paschal JROTC cadets recently joined 18 other FWISD Military History Course cadets and traveled to Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D. C. to study famous battlegrounds and historic sites.  The cadets participated in an intense six day study program which focused on the impact of war on the citizens of the United States.  The Paschal cadets presented an outstanding overview of day 1 (July 1, 1863) of the battle of Gettysburg to other cadets, FWISD instructors and students and faculty from Kutztown University.  The JROTC Military History Course is now in its third year of instruction at Paschal High School.

Advanced Academics
AP Exams
AP exams begin Monday, May 2 and run through Friday, May 13.  Click here for the schedule/venue.  Students, bring pens and pencils with you to exams.

Summer Courses
We still have room in all of our summer courses.  Here is a list of what we are offering this year:

PSAT/SAT Summer Course:  Newly formatted to meet the standards of the redesigned PSAT and SAT.  We offer 3 sessions beginning June 13.  We have room in all sessions at this time.  Registration form.

SAT Boot Camp:  This course is for juniors and begins June 13 and runs through June 23 from 1-3 in the afternoon.  You choose the math/critical reading/writing sections you want to work on the most and attend those sessions.  Registration form.

Countdown to College:  Junior college essay writing course. This course has limited space.  If you are interested in attending, contact Pam in the Advanced Academic Office at 817.814.5041 ASAP.


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


Araash is a multi-talented 16 year old boy from Mongolia, who describes himself as friendly, responsible, adventurous and curious. He loves to read detective novels. He loves music and mixes his own music tracks as a DJ for school and community dances. He likes outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, swimming and cycling. Additionally, he dabbles in photography, woodworking, cooking, baking and computer programming. Araash also plays a traditional Mongolian instrument called the "Morin Khuur", which is similar to a cello. He is very excited to share his talents and interests with his host family. When he arrives in the US he would like to join school clubs like robotics or digital media, as well as try out new sports and volunteer opportunities in his community. Araash earns very good grades in school and hopes to one day become a Robotics Engineer. His favorite subjects are math, computer science and physics. He is also an active member of his school news and media club.

Araash's native language is Mongolian but he has studied English for 6 years, Russian for 8 years and Japanese for 6 years! His teachers say that he is a great communicator and is helpful, social, involved and team-driven.

If your family would enjoy hosting Araash, or another foreign exchange student candidate, please contact:

Susan Jackubowski 
NWSE Area Coordinator
Ft. Worth, Texas 

Bring the world into your home and community by hosting an exchange student with Academic Year in America. Each year, Academic Year in America (AYA) brings more than 1,000 international students ages 15-18 to communities all over the United States. These students become a true member of your family, learning your traditions while sharing their customs and culture with you.
AYA is a not-for-profit organization designated by the U.S. Department of State to offer visas to international students. AYA allows host families the unique opportunity to choose a screened student who will best fit in their family. Students arrive from more than 50 countries including Germany, Brazil and South Korea. Host families can welcome their new family member for a semester, full school year or for a welcoming period. Host families must also provide their student with two meals a day and a place to sleep and study. To help facilitate the exchange, host families receive assistance from an AYA local coordinator and 24/7 support from the national office.
We hope you'll join us in bringing a little more of the world to Fort Worth!
To learn more about hosting with AYA, contact Fort Worth Local Coordinator Lauren Ruth at 817-369-8337 or Visit the AYA website at

 (for athletic and other events not listed, click here)
May 2 - 13:
AP Exams

May 2:
Orchestra Booster Meeting
6:30 pm PHS Orchestra Hall

May 3:
Band Booster General Meeting
6:45 - 8:00 pm Band Hall

May 6:
12:00 p.m.
PHS PTA Board Meeting
2226 Warner Road

May 11:
Paschal Harvest Project Luncheon 12:00 - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church

May 14:
11th Annual FWISD District Walk 9:00 - 10:00 am

Senior Prom

Final Exams will be the week of May 31 - June 2.
Click here for the schedule.
UIL Science Team Wins Region!
From the left: Anand Iyer, Carter Dickson, Paul Ryu, Wyatt Reeves

The UIL Science team competed in the Region Academic Meet at UT Arlington on Saturday April 23rd. Despite losing to Martin High School at District we advanced to Region as the wild card, and this past Saturday we were able to defeat Martin to advance to the State UIL Academic meet May 23-25 in Austin. 

Wyatt Reeves placed 1st and advances to state level in Computer Science Written.
Wyatt also placed 1st in Chemistry, 1st in Biology, 1st in Physics, and 1st individual-overall in Science.  Good scores by teammates Paul Ryu,  Anand Iyer, and Carter Dickson mean that the PHS Science Team moves on.
Computer Science is coached by Thomas Kiesel.  The Science Team is coached by Andrew Brinker.

Congrats to these hardworking academic athletes!

Parents, did you miss the "No More" symposium?  Click here for the slide presentation.

The above information is for an important local resource for families experiencing crisis.


Help us raise money for Senior Celebration:

Get Ready for Prom:
May 14
Look your best in a tux from Al's Formal Wear!
Located at 4811 South Hulen and Overton Ridge.
$5 is given to Senior Celebration for each tux rented.
Payment plans are available! 
Go rent yours now-
Tuxes will be delivered to PHS for pick up and can be returned to PHS after the Prom!
Tell them you are with PHS!

FWISD District Walk
Saturday, May 14
Free to all walkers

 Even if you missed the Last Chance sales event from a couple of weeks ago, you can still go to to purchase a copy of the 2015-2016 yearbook. However, you need to hurry as the prices are only going up!

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.