Paradise High School
Concession Stand Assignments are Posted
Here are the assignments for concession stand workers for basketball season:January/February
Junior Assembly January 28
PHS will be having a Junior Assembly during third period on Wednesday, January 28. The topic will be ACT/SAT test-taking strategies.
UIL T-Shirts are on Sale
If you are a participant in PHS Academic UIL, we now have a team shirt! Order forms may be picked up in either Mrs. O'Rear's room (209) or in the office (or download it here). Please turn in completed forms and payment to Mrs. O'Rear by Monday, February 2 at noon.
Financial Aid Night February 2
Attention all senior students and parents: Mark your calendars now for Paradise High School's annual financial aid night scheduled for next Monday, February 2. The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm in the high school library.
You'll need to bring your school issued laptop to the meeting. There will be a general session discussing types of financial aid available, along with specific information about filling out the FAFSA. Senior students and parents will then have the opportunity to apply on-line for an electronic pin, to be used when completing the FAFSA.
Please plan to attend to gain useful information concerning college financial aid. That's Monday, February 2, at 7:00 pm in the high school library. Don't forget to bring your laptop.
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.
Healthy Relationship Classes Planned
Paradise High School will be implementing a program through Wise Hope Crisis Center in Decatur, called "Healthy Relationships." This federally funded program consists of five weeks of classes, meeting once per week during specific elective classes. The program will begin on Tuesday, January 20.
The lessons will address the need for mutual respect in every relationship. A variety of topics will be covered including healthy versus un-healthy relationships, bullying, conflict resolution, and teen dating violence prevention. In conjunction with state mandates, it is our district's goal to cover these topics (as appropriate) at each campus.
We feel that by addressing these important issues with our students, we will empower them to make positive choices. More information and a complete course overview can be found here:
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.
2015 Human Rights Art Contest
Students, this is your chance to enter the TSCA Human Rights Art Contest. The topic for this year's contest is "Celebrate our Differences". The deadline is March 1, 2015. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top 2 place winners in each category. Last year, TSCA honored artists from around the state. Every entry gets a certificate of participation. Attached is the entry form.
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.
New Online Meal Payment System is Live
Paradise ISD has changed over to the MySchoolBucks system for online meal payments. To use the system, parents will have to register with the website.
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.
October Students in the Month are Named
Paradise High School recently named their students of the month for October. See the list and teacher comments here...
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.