Paradise Elementary School
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Box Tops Winners Announced
Our school receives ten cents for every Box Top for Education coupon families remove from products and turn in at school. Box Top drawing winners this Six Weeks pictured are: Braden Wilson, Trapper Tierce, Cougar Gentry and Jake Piper who each won a $5 gift card. The finial drawing of the year for a pair of Hawaiian Falls water park tickets will be held the last week of school so continue to send those Box Tops with the student name written on the back.
May 18 Polite Panthers Named
These students were named as Polite Panthers at the May 18 Rise and Shine.
Students Enjoy Beach Day
On May 15, students at Paradise Elementary observed Beach Day, which was a reward for meeting their goal of reading more than 14,000 books this school year. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Mrs. Ishmael's Class Presents Rise and Shine
Mrs. Ishmael's Second Grade led the May 11 Rise and Shine. Photo gallery...
Senior Softballers Thank Second Grade for Cards
On May 8, the Senior members of the softball team paid a visit to the second grade to thank them for the cards and good wishes they received before the playoffs began. Photos of the fun are here...
Mrs. Norwood Receives Award
Paradise third grade teacher Amy Norwood has been selected as a recipient of the Lamar Award by the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge. She was selected based on an essay she wrote titled, "Why I teach."
The Lamar awards were started in 1988 to honor Mirabeu Buonaparte Lamar, a mason known as the father of Texas public education.
Students Enjoy Trails for Success
On April 30, a group of second and third graders (and their PALs from high school) traveled to Sid Richardson Ranch in Bridgeport for their Trails 4 Success event. We have photos of the fun here...
Elementary Night Observed at Ball Games
On Friday, the softball and baseball teams observed Elementary Night. These students names were drawn for being exemplary Panthers. They were given the opportunity to participate with the Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball games on Friday April, 10.
Mary Beth Cook
Photo galleries of the fun can be found here:
Historical Marker Dedicated
On April 10, an Historical Marker for Old Town Paradise was unveiled, and students from Paradise Elementary attended. We have photos of the event here...
Q and U Wedding Observed
On April 3, the kindergarten held their annual Q and U wedding. See a photo gallery of the fun here...
Book Fair Winners Announced
Cade and Ellie were the winners of the Book Fair drawing on Wednesday, February 11.
The winners of the Tuesday Book Fair drawing were Fabian Ortiz and Jocelyn Hagar.
These two girls received prizes for guessing the number of goldfish in a jar. This was part of the grand opening of the book fair.
Students Named Administrator for the Day
Two students were recently named Administrator for the Day. This was a reward for meeting Accelerated Reader goals.
Student Wins Prize at Panther P.R.I.D.E. Drawing
Third grader Shyla Long was winner of the recent Panther P.R.I.D.E. drawing. Each six weeks as part of our Panther P.R.I.D.E. family involvement program, we award a family pack of 4 theater tickets to the Plaza Cinema Theater in Decatur to a student whose family has signed and returned their ticket to enter the drawing.
Two Students Selected for Outstanding Character
In December, Jayli Pope and Lyric Gates were recognized for their outstanding character at Paradise Elementary.
Students Enjoy Jingle Run
On December 12, students at Paradise Elementary participated in the annual Jingle Run at the track. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:
Students Receive Awards for Art Work
The top 3 art entry winners from Paradise were Andrew Messenger, Halee Bacon and Cyler Green who each received $25 from James Wood Motors. Halee Bacon’s art work was chosen by James Wood Motors as their 3rd place entry overall from schools in Wise County and she received $100. They are pictured with Mrs. Gibson.
Paradise Takes First Place in UIL Contest
BOYD-On December 4, Paradise competed in the District UIL Academic competition, and Paradise took first place in the Elementary and Middle School divisions. See results here:
PTO Thanks Fall Fest Contributors
The Paradise PTO is very appreciative of all of those who helped with the Fall Festival. See the list of contributors here...
Box Tops Winners Named
These students were announced as the winners of the Box Tops contest at the November 17 Rise and Shine. Thanks to Mrs. Talley for the photo.
Patty Panther Delivers 1st Six Weeks Awards
On October 13, Patty Panther paid a visit to the Elementary to deliver the 1st Six Weeks awards. We have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Students Receive Visit from Fire Department
On October 7, students enjoyed a presentation from the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department. This was part of Fire Prevention Week. Photo gallery...
Students and Staff Enjoy Book Character Day
On October 2, Paradise Elementary had their annual Book Character Day, and a lot of students and staff members participated. A photo gallery of the fun can be found here...
Elementary Wins Spirit Stick
At the Homecoming pep rally on September 19, Paradise Elementary won the spirit stick.
Box Tops Winner Announced
Congratulations to Trapper! He won the Box Top drawing from Meet the Teacher Night.
After-School Dismissal Procedures
In order to promote a safe and orderly environment, Paradise Elementary has published a short set of dismissal procedures. See them here...
School Supply Donations Wanted
Paradise Elementary School is accepting school supply donations to assist students in need. Thank you in advance for any help we can get obtaining these items. Most are needed by August 21st if possible but we will gladly accept them at any time. You can drop off items with Robin Garrett in the counselor's office. Our most needed items at this time are listed below:
Box Tops Can Earn Money for the School
Send your box tops to earn money for our school! Put your child's name on the back for a chance to win a prize at the end of each 6 weeks! The class in each grade level wins an extra recess. Each box top is worth 10 cents. Since 2004, when our school began collecting box tops, we have earned $13,104! We have purchased trees for beautification, student incentives, made playground improvements, etc.!
KEEP CALM and CLIP ON!
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