Paradise Junior High School

Paradise Junior High

End of Year Activities are Posted

Here are some of the activities that are coming up for Paradise Junior High:

April 25th 8th grade band students competition in San Antonio

April 28th MOVAX will be here to administer vaccines for students

April 30th 6th & 7th grade band to Arbuckle

May 5-9th Teacher Appreciation week

May 8th Spring Band Concert 6:30pm @ the elementary

May 13th 8th grade STAAR math retest

May 14th 8th grade STAAR Reading retest

May 16th Student Council/Beta Club field trip to Six Flags

May 17th Band Banquet 6:00pm

May 19th Panther Challenge

May 23rd Career Day

May 30th End of the Year award assembly

Math and Science Team Competes at State

The Junior High Math Science team competed at the state meet in San Antonio on Saturday, April 4. They placed 4th overall in 2A out of 16 teams represented. A summary of how our students did can be found here...

PJH Undergoes "Boot Camp"

The 7th and 8th Graders are in the middle of a two day "Boot Camp" as they make final preparations for the STAAR. With the exception of 1st and 5th periods, the rest of the day has been rescheduled to have 35 minutes of intense instruction followed by 35 minutes back to the student. The idea is that during the 35 minutes in the class, the students put extra effort into mastering any areas of struggle. In return, provide equal time for their brain to rest and relax so they can put forth the effort again for another 35.

Students Represent Paradise at Queen's Contest

On March 1, Paradise ISD had three ladies represent their school at the Wise County Youth Fair Queen's Contest. Makenna Robertson was Crowned Queen for FCCLA, Danae Meadows Represented Paradise 4-H, and Bailey Sides represented Paradise FFA. Photo gallery.

JH UIL Results Posted

On December 5, PJH competed in the District UIL Academic Competition in Ponder. See the results here...

Students Enjoy Talent Show

In January, students at PJH enjoyed a talent show that was held by the drama department. We have photos of the fun here...

Mrs. Young's Art Class Makes Pottery

In January, Mrs. Young's eighth grade art class made clay coil pottery, glazed it, and Mrs. Cosgrove fired it in the kiln at the high school.

Students, Teachers Enjoy Basketball Game

On December 20, PJH held their annual Students vs. Teachers basketball game. We have photos of the fun here...

Eighth Graders Study Laws of Motion

In December, students in Ms. Smith's eighth grade science classes spent some time experimenting with Newton's Laws of Motion. Thanks to Ms. Smith for the photos.

Red Ribbon Week Winners Announced

During October, Paradise Junior High observed Red Ribbon Week. See photos of the winners on Mrs. Ford's Red Ribbon page.

PJH Teachers Amaze with Routine

At the October 10 Junior High pep rally, a group of teachers performed an excellent routine to "Hey Mickey." Photos of the entire pep rally can be found here...

Students to Have Healthy Relationships Training

Wise Hope Crisis Center will be coming to PJH to do some guidance classes with our 6th and 7th grade students. This will begin on October 23. Please read the attached document for further information regarding the class. If you wish for your child to "opt" out, please sign and return your letter to your child's Social Studies teacher. Please call the Junior High Office if you have further questions.

PJH Enjoys 80s Day

On October 9, students and teachers at Paradise Junior High dressed up for 80s day. We have photos of some of the participants here.

Paradise Teacher is Awarded Grant

PJH math teacher Stacey Webb was recently selected as a "MathMovesU" Math Hero Awards Program recipient for a grant from Raytheon. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school.

Beta Club Names Officers

The PJH Beta Club has named officers for the 2013-2014 school year:

President: Hannah Pearson

Vice President: Cade Candioto

Treasurer: Siclaly Delgadillo

Secretary: Kaylen Kott

Reporter: Lacey Mantooth

Two new positions have been added this year. They are called PJH Beta Club Campus REPS, which stands for Representing Exceptional Panther Students.

These two students will be responsible for giving campus tours to new students and can be used as student mentors when needed.

Boy REP: Logan Waggoner

Girl REP: Rose Powers

School Supply Donations Wanted

Paradise Junior High is accepting donations of school supplies for those who need help purchasing them. See the list here...

iSchoolBox Available for Students and Parents

There is a new app available for the Elementary, Intermediate, and Junior High campuses. iSchoolBox is a free app available in iTunes and the Android store. Simply search for iSchoolBox Free. Click here if you are on an iOS device. Click here if you are using an Android device.

Once the app is installed, enter Paradise ISD in the search field and select the campus you are interested in following. The campus can then be added to your favorites list for easy access in the future by clicking the star in the top right corner.