Paradise High School

Paradise High School

Commencement Ceremony Held

On May 27, 91 Seniors graduated from Paradise High School in an afternoon ceremony at Weatherford. We have photos of the event here:

Pre-Ceremony

Speeches

Diplomas: Top 10 percent, A-F

Diplomas: G-M

Diplomas: N-Z

Ending

Senior Walk Video

On May 22, the seniors did the traditional "Senior Walk" through the elementary campus. See a video of the event here...

Seniors Pose for Group Photos

On May 22, the Class of 2017 posed for group pictures. Photo gallery.

Seniors Honored at Sendoff

On May 19, PHS Seniors went through the annual Senior Sendoff. Photo gallery.

June 2017 EOC Testing Schedule

June 19 - Monday
English I – 8 AM

June 20 - Tuesday
Algebra 1 – 8:00 AM

June 21 - Wednesday
English II – 8:00 AM
Biology – 8:00 AM

June 22 - Thursday
Make-up Testing – 8:00 AM

June 23 – Friday
District Closed

Class Officers Elected

On May 22, Paradise High School elected their class officers for the 2017-2018 school year:

9th Grade Class Officers
President--Mia Caddell
Vice President--Parker Burross
Secretary--Krista Richey
Treasurer--Jana Messenger
Reporter--Hailey Holt

10th Grade Class Officers
President— Wyatt Reeves
Vice President—Danae Meadows
Secretary—Kennedy Schneck

11th Grade Class Officers
President—Kendall Candioto
Vice President—Madison Mitschke
Secretary—Mercedes Carrillo
Treasurer—Olivia Murphy
Reporter—Hadleigh Anthony

12th Grade Class Officers
President—Seth Rodriguez
Vice President—Hannah Pearson
Secretary—Blaine Gibson
Treasurer—Siclaly Delgadillo
Reporter—Ashley Gravely

PHS Holds Academic Awards Ceremony

On May 16, Paradise High School held their academic awards ceremony at Grace Fellowship Church. We have photos of the event here:

Attendance, Honor Roll, Classroom Awards | OAP and UIL Awards

Faculty, Staff, and Students Wear Blood Drive Shirts

On May 10 the PHS Student Council sponsored their annual blood drive. Students and teachers from all four campuses wore their blood drive t-shirts in honor of Stacey Webb and we have photos of a few of them here...

Summer Assignments Section

Paradise High School offers several classes that require summer work:

AP Calculus

English 1 Pre-AP

English 2 Pre-AP

Pre-AP Algebra 1

Pre-AP Algebra 2

Pre-AP Biology

Pre-AP Geometry

Pre-AP Precalculus

Seniors Visit WCWC

PHS seniors attended Weatherford College Wise County's 4th annual Senior Preview Day on Thursday, April 20. Students learned about financial aid options, educational opportunities available at WCWC, heard from college professors about expectations in the classroom, and took a tour of the campus.

Camp Summit is Hiring Summer Kitchen Staff

Camp Summit in Paradise is hiring summer kitchen staff. Details are here.

Senior Wall is Taking Shape

The class of 2017 is making their mark on PHS. Students who have committed to college or the military are painting their name and the school logo on a block of the wall.

Medlin Honored at Character Counts Ceremony

Paradise Senior Austin Medlin was one of the nine winners of the 2017 Character Counts Scholarship on March 30. Austin is pictured with PHS speech and drama teacher Karen Bohmfalk, whom he chose to speak on his behalf. Thanks to Mr. Mathis for the photo.

Stuart Signs with Cisco College

On March 1, Brett Stuart signed with Cisco College and will be joining the Wrangler Rodeo Team for Fall 2017. Pictured with him are from left, Don Ed Eddleman, Cisco's Rodeo Coach, Brett, his mom Tennille and dad Buddy.

Students of the Month Named

These students were named as students of the month for the fourth six weeks. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for the photo.

Cupcake Wars Winners Announced

On February 23, students in Mrs. Mask's Foods class competed in their annual Cupcake Wars competition.

Fifth Period

The winner was a lemon cupcake with strawberry icing topped with a fresh strawberry and lemon peel curl. Pictured are Saylea Mayfield, Gracie Barnett, Hannah Beth Pearson, Sydney Tucker, and Hunter Rogers.

Sixth Period

The winner was a Chocolate Expresso cupcake with a chocolate ganache filing and a chocolate Buttercream frosting. Pictured are Kyah Shannon, Sam Winder, and Rebecca Cornett. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for these photos.

Students Serve on DATCU Junior Board of Directors

Seniors Faith Blankenship and Austin Medlin are currently serving on the DATCU Credit Union's Junior Board of Directors. This program is designed to offer exceptional high school seniors education and exposure to the financial service industry, leadership skills, and community service. Paradise High School values this partnership with DATCU. Pictured with Faith and Austin is DATCU’s Terry Everett.

Medlin Receives Award

In February, Karl Klement Ice Cream Vendors representative Phillip Rodriguez presented PHS Senior Austin Medlin with the Straight A Hall of Fame Award.

Students of the Month Named

These students were named as students of the month for the third six weeks. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for the photo.

Student Section Makes a Difference at Boyd

On January 24, a large group of High School students did an excellent job of cheering the Varsity Boys on to victory at Boyd.

Class of 2017 Signs Commitment to Graduate Robe

On January 20, the senior class signed their Commitment to Graduate robe. Photo gallery.

2017 Senior Superlatives

Mr. and Miss PHS
Avery Caddell and Randa Taylor

Most Likely to Succeed
Avery Caddell and Faith Blankenship

Most Talented
Seth Grammer and Kaitlyn Robinson

Best Personality
Austin Largent and Brooklyn Davis

Most School Spirit
Trace Reed and Randa Taylor

Most Athletic
Patrick Dorado and April Coursey

Most Attractive
Brett Stuart and Alex Pye

Choir Gives Performances at Christmas

On December 15-16, the high school choral group gave performances at the District Christmas party and at the school assembly before the senior volleyball game.

PHS Students Write Books for Elementary

On December 15, students in Mrs. Candioto's Pre-AP English II class read the books they wrote and illustrated to the elementary classes. In this photo, sophomore Keegan Loggins reads to Mrs. Tittor's kindergarten.

High School Spanish Classes Go Caroling

On December 15, students from Mrs. Kott's and Mrs. Aldape's Spanish classes went Christmas caroling. We shot these pictures in the administration office.

Two of Paradise High School's Finest

Caleb Sims and Ian Remmele (2016 PHS graduates) returned to Paradise High on December 8. They visited with students during lunches about the many opportunities the Marine Corp can offer.

Two Honored by Chamber of Commerce

On December 5, the Paradise Chamber of Commerce recognized two Paradise Seniors for the outstanding citizen award: Shelby Barclay and Bradley Young were both honored. They are pictured with counselor Peggy Kronenberger and principal Mark Mathis.

Students of the Month Named

These students were named students of the month for the second six weeks period. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for the photo.

Blankenship Appears on TV

PHS Senior, Faith Blankenship, was recently interviewed and was featured as a part of the "Different Shades of Texas" series on NBC DFW (channel 5). The episode aired on November 16, and the video can be seen here. The interview focused on three students that attended Camp CommUNITY 2016, sponsored by the Multicultural Alliance of Texas. Paradise has had several students in recent years attend this camp. Most recently, Faith, Lexy Spidle, Brayden Chatham, Damaris Gonzalez and Makaya Wakefield represented Paradise High School. Students are encouraged to bring the ideas of camp and community back to their schools. In the past, attendees have helped facilitate UNITY Day at the High School.

Other Paradise High graduates attending include Carlos Carillo, Stormi Lamb, Gabbie Pineda, Ally Fowler, Abby Pace, Gavin Von Heuvel, Nick Loney, Zach Loney, Jever Villalobos, Jacqueline Blevins, Stacey Fernandez, Hope Dennie, Katy Skogberg, Angela Powers, Tiffany Stinnett, Hunter Jones, Sierra Brandon, Tori Glover, Hannah Tackett, Katelyn Sides, Colby Dial, Chance Dial, Chase Wilson, Candice McDaniel, and Jessica Young.

Project Graduation Receives Donation

Paradise High School and Project Graduation would like to thank the Modern Woodmen for donating $2500 to Project Graduation.

See You at the Pole Observed at Paradise

On September 28, students from three campuses participated in the annual "See You at the Pole" event. SYATP was started in 1990 by teenagers in Burleson and is now observed in countries all over the world. We have a few pictures of the event here...

Celebrity Chef Visits PHS

Chef Amber Kohle, one of Mrs. Mask's former students from East Texas, came and spoke to her Foods and Nutrition classes on September 27. Chef Amber recently competed on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and won. Amber spoke of her culinary training and her recent experience on the Food Network. Thanks to Mrs. McAsey for the photos.

Rodeo Team Attends Chamber Luncheon

On September 27, the PHS Rodeo team attended the Chamber Luncheon in Decatur and heard Brad Barnes speak. Mr. Barnes is the President and General Manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Randa Taylor Crowned Homecoming Queen

PARADISE-On September 23, PHS Senior Randa Taylor was crowned Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by Senior Austin Largent and was crowned by the 2015 Queen, Makenna Wise. We have photos of the event here:

Coronation | Crowning Ceremony

Big Crowd for Homecoming Parade

A large number of people braved the heat on September 19 to see the annual Paradise Homecoming Parade. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:

Beginning of parade through the queens' cars

All other floats through the end

Homecoming Court Named

Here is the Homecoming Court for 2016:

Queen Nominees (Seniors):
  • Alyssa Munoz
  • Alex Pye
  • Lexi Spidle
  • Randa Taylor

  • Princesses
  • Junior – Chelsey Skinner
  • Sophomore – Katelyn Blackstock
  • Freshman – Jenna Huitt
  • First Day of School is History

    Students returned to classes at Paradise High School on August 22. We have photos of the fun here...

    Caddell, Coaches Honored at August Board Meeting

    At the August 22 School Board meeting, PHS Senior Avery Caddell was honored for his state championship win in Headline competition. Also recognized at the meeting was Avery's Coach, Karen Bohmfalk and UIL Coordinator Megayla O'Rear. Thanks to Mr. Mathis for the photo.

    Dual Credit Textbook Information

    Ms. Headley's Classes

    Students who are enrolled in Ms. Headley's College English classes through TWU are required to purchase certain books for the class. Details are here...

    Mr. McMurry's Class

    Seniors taking the dual credit Physical Science course through Weatherford College taught by Mr. McMurry are required to find and purchase their textbook. The textbook is Conceptual Physical Science Explorations, 2nd Edition, by Paul Hewitt, John Suchockoi, and Leslie Hewitt.

    Mrs. O'Rear's Class

    Students who are enrolled in Mrs. O'Rear's Dual-Credit College Algebra/College Trigonometry class through TWU are required to purchase this book, which will be needed on the first day of class.

    Class Officers Elected

    On May 23, Paradise High School elected their class officers for the 2016-2017 school year:

    9th Grade Class Officers
  • President-Danae Meadows
  • Vice-President—Addy Ford

  • 10th Grade Class Officers
  • President—Ray Edwards
  • Vice-President—Grant Caddell
  • Secretary—Kendall Candioto
  • Treasurer—Hadleigh Anthony

  • 11th Grade Class Officers
  • President—McKeeley DuBose
  • Vice-President—Seth Rodriguez
  • Secretary—Siclaly Delgadillo
  • Treasurer—Blaine Gibson
  • Reporter—Hannah Pearson

  • 12th Grade Class Officers
  • President—Randa Taylor
  • Vice-President—Jordan Hall
  • Secretary—Avery Caddell
  • Treasurer—Austin Medlin
  • Reporter—Jamie Talley
  • Dual Credit Contacts are Here

    Do you have Dual Credit questions? Here are your contacts:

    Dual Credit History:

    Weatherford College Wise County

    940-627-2690


    Dual Credit Math or English:

    Texas Woman’s University

    Arissa Gaytan (Admissions Counselor)

    940-898-3032

    866-809-6130 (toll free)

    AGaytan1@twu.edu

    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.

    Online Chemistry Textbook

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