Paradise High School
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.
Senior Wall is Underway
Seniors at PHS have begun work on the "Senior Wall." Seniors may pick a block and paint it in the colors of their chosen college or military academy.
Dual Credit History Meeting April 29
On Wednesday, April 29, there will be a mandatory student and parent dual credit meeting for all sophomores requesting to take dual credit History next year. Our dual credit history classes are offered through Weatherford College Wise County. A representative from the college will be here to guide students and parents through the application process and registration, as well as discuss entrance exam requirements, textbook requirements, payments plans, etc.
If you fail to attend the meeting, your schedule will be changed; and your schedule will not reflect dual credit history until you go to the Weatherford College Wise County campus to obtain pertinent information and complete the necessary paperwork.
The meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria beginning at 6:30 PM, on Wednesday, April 29th. Students should bring their school issued laptops in order to complete the application process. Student social security numbers will be required for completion of application. Please be sure you know yours or have that information with you. Both student and parent must attend. Important TSI assessment information is in this flyer.
Academic Awards May 19
Paradise High School will have their end of year Academic Awards presentation on Tuesday, May 19. The event will be at Grace Fellowship Church and will begin at 7:00.
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.