May 30, 2016
A Message from PTA President,
Sarah Tempel

This has been a big year for the PHS PTA!  

Together with the PHS staff, we revamped and manned an efficient PASS orientation week, we enlisted over 450 members, and we merged two websites into one and vastly increased the news out to parents each month.  We outfitted kiddos in over 1,000 new PHS shirts, we continued to maintain and improve the grounds.  We fed and supported our awesome teaching staff and bought them over $22,000 of new equipment.  We assisted with important parent programs like open houses and the "No More" Symposium, we adopted Panthers, and worked in the Harvest Project clothes closet.  We partnered with the Paschal Education Foundation to fund $22,000 in scholarships for graduating Seniors, and this week we will provide the entire senior class with a safe, drug-free, graduation night: Senior Celebration.  

We have big plans for 2016-17, and we will once again need you to please join in and help us help Paschal.  

In the Fall, we will kick off a Write A Check campaign, and this time when we say this is the PTA's only fundraising effort, we are going to mean it.  We've streamlined our budget and are working with the staff to identify needs earlier in the year so that we can get classroom improvements in to the classroom faster.  It is important to remember that while PTA is not a fundraising organization, it is only through this fundraising effort that we buy the stuff that sets Paschal apart in a system where public funding is growing tighter and tighter. 

Over the summer, you can count on our website to provide you with up-to-date information.  Please feel free to contact any member of the PTA Executive Board with questions - or if you want to get more involved with the good things that are happening at Paschal!

The PTA Executive Board is over fifty hard-working volunteers.  Some jobs are more visible, some totally behind-the-scenes - but every one important to PHS.  A debt of gratitude is owed to each of them, so if you know someone who is wrapping up their job or someone who will be serving next year, please take a minute to thank them.  

Happy summer to you all!

Grade Point Averages (GPAs)
Click here to read important news from the FWISD regarding GPAs on the students' transcript.
If your child is taking AP U.S. History next year, he/she is required to complete a Summer Packet.  The packet is due by the end of the first week of school.  This summer work includes Period 1 (1491 - 1607) and covers 5% of the APUSH exam which will be taken next May.

Please view the video for important information about obtaining the following items for the 2016-17 school year:
  • school ID
  • class schedule
  • locker
  • parking pass
  • laptop

New officers for National Honor Society for 2016-17
Kuan Wei Huang, President
Truly Tinsley, Vice President
James Schwartz, Secretary
Evan Irvin and Diana Lee, Sergeants at Arms

Senior recipients of the chapter scholarship
Megan Ferguson, Alexis Linstrom


Paschal Science Team placed 2nd in the state competition.

Wyatt Reeves received the 3rd place individual score in 
 Computer Science- Written.
Advanced Academics
Are your kids ready for the big college entrance exam?  Yes, we are talking about the SAT! It is never too early or too late to start practicing your skills.  Did you know?
  • At competitive colleges, admissions officers blatantly admit that the SAT now carries more weight as an admission criterion compared to 15 years ago.  
  • Schools are now looking at good SAT scores over high GPAs
  • Therefore, in the admissions game, often students with a high GPA lose out to the students with a lower GPA but higher SAT score.
  • With more direct coaching, it is proven that scores can increase by 200+ points.  Don't rely on online sources. 
We still have room in the PHS Summer PSAT/SAT course.  Paschal has proven results from last year that our program is successful on the redesigned PSAT/SAT.  Sign up as quickly as possible.  Remember a higher SAT score means bigger and better opportunities!   Don't miss out!  Click here for the registration form.  


Four fantastic and talented NWSE foreign exchange students will be attending Paschal this fall - Melissa from Italy, Lars from Germany, Helena from Spain and Francois from Switzerland!
However, Francois from Switzerland still needs a host family for the 2016-2017 academic school year. He is in jeopardy of losing his approved space to attend Paschal this next academic year if a host family isn't found. Therefore, this is an immediate need.
Francois is a 16 year old male student from Geneva, Switzerland and will be a junior this fall.  He would arrive in August 2016 and stay through June 2017.  He is a sporty boy who loves to play tennis and soccer, and is an accomplished gymnast. Francois would love to try playing basketball or baseball while on exchange. He also enjoys music and going to the movies.  Francois is outgoing, polite, and friendly, open minded and has a great sense of humor.  His favorite subject is chemistry and his passion is aviation. He will miss his older sister and parents, but is very excited to experience the life of an American teenager!
This is a wonderful opportunity to share your culture and faith with a teen from the other side of the world.  All that is needed is someone living in the Paschal attendance zone willing to open their home and provide a bed and meals for this young man.  (A separate bedroom is not a necessity as long as any shared room would be with the same gender and age appropriate.) Transportation to/from school can be by school bus. Exchange students speak English, pay for their own travel expenses, club/sports activities and recreation.  Students can ride with friends they make here or parents of other school mates to their various activities after they have established themselves.  You are not expected to take them everywhere!
If you would be willing to share your home and faith with this young man, please contact Susan Jackubowski at 678-429-6707 as soon as possible.  Again, if a host home is not found, Francois will miss the opportunity he has worked hard to attain!

Foreign Exchange Student Coordinator:
Susan Jackubowski
North West Student Exchange
Ph. 678-429-6707


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 30:
Memorial Day, No School
Seniors Open House at Lily B. Clayton 4 - 6 p.m.

May 31
2016 Senior Walk

Cross Country Fundraiser
Kendra Scott 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

May 31-June 2
Final Exams

May 31 - June 1
Sign up/Ticket Sales for Senior Celebration 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

June 2
Last Day of School

General Membership Meeting
11:15 a.m. PHS Library

Graduation Ceremony 7 p.m.

Senior Celebration

June 6 - 17
Physics Camp for Young Women

June 7
Band Booster General Meeting
6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

June 9
Hiring Fair for Seniors
Will Rogers 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Final Exams will be the week of May 31 - June 2.
Click here for the schedule.
There will be a General Membership Meeting to approve last minute budget changes
Thursday, June 2
PHS Library

The good news is we "found" enough money to fund 22 scholarships instead of 18. Unfortunately, this change requires us to call a unscheduled general membership meeting to approve moving money around to finalize the year-end budget and free-up as much to spend on wish list and senior celebration as possible.

 Seniors without a 7th period,
join us for


De Zavala Elementary 
Tuesday, May 31st 
1:15-1:45 pm 

Come walk the hallways of De Zavala in your cap and gown for a graduation walk to showcase your success and encourage younger children in our pyramid to continue to work hard towards their education. This is a great opportunity to give back to our community and be proud of all the hard work you have accomplished! 

Sign up by emailing Mrs. Manks at

Click here for the final edition of the Pantherette for the 2015-16 school year.

June 3 

Directly after graduation 
buses will take students from TCU to Main Event.

Buses will bring students back to TCU at 5 am June 4.

Parents can pick up or cars can be left over night at TCU.

Tickets go on sale
starting May 23 before school and at lunch
for graduating Seniors.

$25 unlimited food, fun and games.

Thousands of dollars in prizes to be given away!

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.
Once A Sweet Lily Bee, Always a Sweet Lily Bee!
Please join us for an Open House honoring our Seniors of 2016
Students and their families will enjoy refreshments while reminiscing with friends about their years at Lily B. Clatyon.
Feel free to bring your yearbooks or other photos and memorabilia!
2000 Park Pl Ave - 2000 Park Place Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76110

The Go Center will officially close June 3rd at 3pm. Ms. Thompson, the college adviser, will be available by e-mail at for any questions over the summer regarding college access, applications, financial aid struggles, etc. A note from Ms. Thompson: It has been a pleasure to work with the seniors and students from other grade levels this year. I will be back next year and ready to tackle the Class of 2017! Thank you for all of the support from the PTA and other parents.

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.
Your PTA $$s at Work
These students are the recipients of scholarships awarded by the PHS PTA along with the PHS Educational Foundation.