Paradise High School
Community Service Possibilities for Students
Fit-N-Wise Fit Y.O.U.T.H. is offering the chance for high school students to gain Community Service Hours. Details are in this flyer.
Seniors Pose for Photo
On May 26, the PHS Senior class posed for a group photo. Thanks to Kathy Cavender for the picture.
Paradise High School offers some classes with assignments that must be completed during the summer. We will post these in this section as the teachers get them prepared:
Top Ten Percent Honored at Sendoff
At the Senior Sendoff, the top 10 percent students were honored. Pictured are Nick Loney, Mikeala Beck, Janae McMurry, Shelby Boyers, Shelby Bradshaw, Dillon Meadows, Jacklyn Blevins, Julianna Smith, and Brandon McCormick. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for the photo.
Outstanding Seniors Honored
On May 21, Paradise High School honored their outstanding seniors at the yearbook dedication ceremony. These students were nominated by teachers at PHS. Pictured are Reagan Taylor, Janae McMurry, Emily Corbin, Shelby Bradshaw, Mikeala Beck, Joey Lopez, Nick Loney, Austin Hogan, Caiden Berry, Dillon Meadows, and Landry Norwood. Other photos taken during the ceremony are here...
PHS Dedicates 2015 Yearbook
The Paradise Yearbook staff dedicated the 2015 yearbook to dedicated employee and friend, Pat Sanford. He is pictured with the yearbook staff.
Students Enjoy Panther Challenge
On May 18, PHS enjoyed their annual Panther Challenge event. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:
Two Receive Scholarships
Paradise Seniors Jessica Meeks and Sara Horton received a scholarship from the Area Business Women's Club. Both girls were recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, May 14.
Sara will be attending Dallas Baptist University and Jessica will be attending Howard Payne University.
Beta Club is Transitioning to NHS
The Beta Club will not be hosting an Induction Ceremony this spring. The chapter will be transitioning to National Honor Society during the summer and we will extend invitations to qualified students in September.
Students Honored by Bridgeport Masonic Lodge
On Tuesday evening, Seniors Mikeala Beck and Sam Robinson were named the recipients of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge #587, 2015 Scholarship. Sam and Mikeala each received $1000 to use for college expenses. Mikela will be attending Tarleton State University this fall and plans to study criminal psychology. Sam will be attending Texas Tech University, majoring in petroleum engineering.
A special thanks to the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge for recognizing the importance of education and for their continued support of our students and teachers.
Hogan Receives Character Counts Scholarship
Austin Hogan was the recipient of the 2015 Paradise Character Counts Scholarship in the amount of $5000. This scholarship was created to honor and recognize students who have exhibited outstanding character traits throughout their high school years and who are outstanding human beings.
Students are not able to apply for this scholarship. They were nominated (based on certain criteria) by a teacher or school official and voted on by a committee. Only one student received this scholarship from each high school in the county. The event was sponsored by Stephens Bastian and Cartwright Insurance of Decatur. Austin is a member of the varsity football, baseball and track teams, as well as an active member of the Beta club. Austin was recently awarded the All State Academic team for 2015. Not only is Austin an excellent student, he is an exceptional young man as well. He sets high standards to which he holds himself accountable. Austin leads by example.
Its not always easy to stand up for what you believe in, but Austin consistently does just that. His strong moral conscience guides his actions and influences his peers. Austin is an outstanding person truly worthy of a scholarship based on integrity, honesty, being considerate and of strong moral values. He is the definition of these characteristics. He is a great asset to paradise High School and will continue to be an inspiration to future students as he continues his educational endeavors. Austin will be attending Wayland Baptist University where he will play baseball and he plans to pursue a degree in the math field.
Art Students Begin Clay Projects
Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's Art I class have begun working on their clay projects. Thanks to Mrs. Cosgrove for the photo.
Loney Recognized as
National Beta Scholar
PHS Senior Nick Loney recently received a $1000 scholarship from the National Beta Club. He was one of eight students from Texas to receive this honor. Nick currently serves as President of the Paradise High School chapter.
Seniors Attend WCWC Preview Day
The PHS seniors class attended Weatherford College Wise County’s third annual Senior Preview Day, on Thursday, April 16. Students discovered what options Weatherford College has to offer regarding degree plans, certifications, and work force and continuing education. College representatives shared information on the application process, financial aid, cost comparison between colleges/universities, current job trends, and general tips for being successful at the college level. Student were then placed into small groups based on common interests. Groups were given a guided tour of the facilities by current Weatherford College students. Each group visited the library, computer labs, student services, testing center, and general classrooms. Then groups viewed facilities specific to their interest such as the cosmetology department, the welding shop and the nursing labs.
We appreciate Weatherford College hosting this event each year.
March Students of the Month are Named
Paradise High School has named their students of the month for March. See the list and teacher comments here...
PHS Places Second at District Meet
The District UIL Academic Meet was held on March 26-27 and PHS took second place overall. We have the results from that meet plus the PHS Invitational meet here.
Shelby Boyers Crowned FCCLA Queen
At the Wise County Youth Fair, PHS Senior Shelby Boyers (center) was named FCCLA Queen. She is pictured with Paradise Seniors Kelby Meadows (4-H) and Shelby Bradshaw (FFA).
Freshmen Receive CPR Training
In February, students in Ms. Wood's Freshman Biology classes received basic CPR training. The class was taught by PISD nurses Tammy Pewitt and Robin Carmichael.
Cupcake Wars Winners Announced
Students in Mrs. Green's Nutrition classes waged their version of "Cupcake Wars" on February 10. The first group won with their S'mores. In the second photo, a cool creation of Reese's Cupcakes won the top prize.
School Favorites are Elected
On January 27, students at PHS elected the following as school favorites:
Mr. & Miss PHSAustin Hogan and Emily Corbin
Most Likely to SucceedNick Loney and Janae McMurry
Most AthleticAustin Hogan and Jett Preather
Most School SpiritJosh Barnes and Courtney Kerr
Best PersonalityJoey Lopez and Emily Corbin
Most TalentedZildjian Brooks and Nancy Ortiz
Most AttractiveCaiden Berry and Kailyn Carwile
Art Students Visit the Kimbell
Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's Art 2, 3, and 4 classes visited the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The event occurred on January 7.
Student Wins Prize for Yarn Art
Freshman Meagan Lee's yarn art was voted as the first place project at PHS. Pictured with Mrs. Cosgove, Meagan received a fabulous prize.
Spanish Classes Go Caroling
On December 18, students in Mrs. Kott's Spanish classes went to each campus and office, singing Spanish-language versions of popular Christmas songs.
Art Students Learn about Cardboard Sculptures
In December, Mrs. Cosgrove's Art 1 students dug into the concept of working on cardboard sculptures. See a gallery of them at work here.
Students Honored by Chamber of Commerce
PHS Seniors Mikeala Beck and Landry Norwood were named Outstanding Students of the Semester by the Paradise Chamber of Commerce. They were recognized and honored at the Chamber Banquest on December 1.
PHS Receives Contribution from Conoco Phillips
Paradise High School was recently named a recipient of the 2014 ConocoPhillips Lower 48 contribution program. The result of this contribution was valuable resources for our math and science classes.
Historical Society Presents Quanah Parker Exhibit
On November 18, members of the Paradise Historical Society were part of the Quanah Parker exhibit. We have a small photo gallery of the event here.
Art Students Travel to Fort Worth Zoo
On November 5, a group of Art 2, 3, and 4 students traveled to Fort Worth to visit the zoo. Students brought their sketch books along and used them while there.
Athletic Booster Club Receives Donation
At the October 10 game with Ponder, the Athletic Booster Club Received a $1,000 donation from Brookshire's.
Honor Roll Awards Program Students Wanted
Karl Klement Ford and Karl Klement Chrysler Dodge Jeep is sponsoring an Honor Roll Award Program. Details are in this flyer.
Ortiz Wins Yearbook Contest
PHS Senior Nancy Ortiz submitted the winning design for the 2015 yearbook cover. The yearbook theme is "Looking Back, Moving Forward," and her design followed the theme. Nancy will receive a free yearbook for her prize.
Emily Corbin Crowned Homecoming Queen
Paradise Senior Emily Corbin was crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime of the football game on September 19. Emily was escorted by Senior Austin Hogan during the crowning ceremony. We have photos of the day's events in these galleries:
Good Weather for Homecoming Parade
Paradise held their annual Homecoming parade and bonfire on September 15, and a large group of participants and viewers were on hand. We have photo galleries of the fun here:
Monday’s Homecoming Parade Winners:
Most Spirited: Varsity Cheerleaders
Best Overall Parade Entry: Sophomore’s Circus Float
Honorable Mention: Lead horse and riders with flags
Mikeala Beck and Emily Corbin
Class Float Winners
1. Sophomores – Circus float
2. Seniors – America float
3. Freshmen – Fish Bowl float
4. Juniors – Beach float
Mrs. Ryle is Honered with Shower
On September 10, students and teachers threw a baby shower for Mrs. Ryle. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Homecoming Court is Announced
Here is the Homecoming Court for the 2014-2015 school year:
Senior Queen Nominees
Junior Princess - Julia Erzberger
Sophomore Princess - Alyssa Munoz
Freshman Princess - Hunter Rogers
The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at Halftime during the football game on September 15.
First Day of School is a Success
August 25 was the first day of school for Paradise students. We have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Dual Credit Contacts are Here
Do you have Dual Credit questions? Here are your contacts:
Dual Credit History:
Weatherford College Wise County
Dual Credit Math or English:
Texas Woman’s University
Arissa Gaytan (Admissions Counselor)
866-809-6130 (toll free)
How to Prevent Damage to your Macbook Power Cable
The power cable to our student Macbooks cannot withstand abuse and will break easily. See this link for details.
Weatherford College Moodle Link
Students in Dual Credit courses through Weatherford College may access the Moodle 2 Classrooms link here. To log in, the student will need to know the user name and birthday to log in. The user name is provided by the instructor. Birth date password is using all 8 digits. For example, if your birthday is August 24, 1997, your password would be: 08241997.