Paradise High School

Paradise High School

Human Services Classes Learn Basics of Sewing

On March 19, students in Mrs. Reed's Human Services class dived into the basics of sewing. We observed them learning the basics of threading a needle with a double-thread knot.

Mrs. Reed's students learning to thread a needle

Mrs. Reed's students learning to thread a needle

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Bass Fishing Advances to Regionals

On March 10, the Paradise Bass Fishing Teams competed at the Ray Roberts Metroplex Division event. Paradise had four boats that advanced to Regionals:

Brody Jones/Bryson Tyler
Boat Captain Ty Burns

Lakon Yates/Brac Jones
Boat Captain Jody Yates and Fred Jones

Hayden Nelson/Bryson Thomas
Boat Captain Shay Thomas

Keegan Bennet/Briar Choate
Boat Captain Monty Bennet

Paradise finished in 9th place out of 30 teams. Full meet results.

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Senior Slide Show Pictures Due March 26

Seniors, we are preparing the Senior Slide show for senior send off. We need each senior to bring 5 school-appropriate pictures from the past 18 years. We will include your senior picture so you don't need to bring a senior grad picture.

Please put your name on the back of each photo and place all 5 photos in a ziplock bag with your name on the ziplock bag. Do not bring photos that are too large for the ziplock bag. OR You may put 5 pictures on a flash drive and turn that in. (Please put the flash drive in a ziplock bag as well.) Turn in to Coach Mitschke by Tuesday, March 26.

***Do not email the pictures to Mrs. Mitschke. ***

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Mrs. Hoover is Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Hoover for being nominated as Staff Member of the Month! Thank you for always being flexible when we are in a bind even though yearbook deadlines are looming.

Thank you to Jennifer Stevens of JDS Realty for sponsoring this award. Mrs. Hoover will receive a $50 gift card.

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Project Graduation Bundt Cake Fund Raiser

Paradise Project Graduation is doing a NothingBundtCakes Fund Raiser. Orders are due April 8. See the order form here.

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WCWC Night March 25

Paradise High School will be hosting Wise County Weatherford College (WCWC) for a Dual Credit Information Night on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. This meeting is strongly encouraged for 10th grade students who are interested in selecting dual credit courses for next school year, as well as juniors who did not select dual credit courses this year, but are interested in taking these classes their senior year.

After the presentation, WCWC staff will be present to assist with the ApplyTexas application if families desire to begin working on the dual credit application at that time.

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Prom Directions are Posted

Paradise High School will be holding prom on Saturday, April 13 in Azle. Directions to the venue are here.

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Megayla O'Rear, teacher of the month

Mrs. O'Rear is Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. O'Rear for being awarded "Teacher of the Month" for January. Mrs. O'Rear spends countless hours every year working with students both in the classroom and on UIL academic events. She gives up many Saturdays to travel to UIL meets and never fails to remember to bring the snacks. Thank you for all you do for the students at Paradise High School.

Thank you to Jennifer Stevens of JDS Realty for sponsoring this award. Mrs. O'Rear received a $50 gift card.

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Seniors Perform Graduation Gown Signing

On January 24, the senior class participated in the annual graduation gown signing in the high school cafeteria. Photo gallery.

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New Choir Demo Music is Posted

Here are the new choir club demos:

This is Me Part Descant

This is Me Part 1

This is Me Part 2

This is Me Demo

This is Me Accompaniment

My Shot Demo

My Shot Accompaniment

My Shot Part 1 Mix

My Shot Part 2 Mix

From the Heart-Full

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English Classes Read to Elementary Students

December 14, students from Mrs. Candioto's Pre-AP English 2 classes created children's books and then read them to classes at the elementary campus.

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Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Report

The College Board has posted a YouTube video that describes how to understand the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report. See it here.

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Senior Wall Work Has Begun

girls beginning the senior wall

PHS seniors have started working on the senior wall, which has become a tradition at Paradise. Seniors who are planning on entering college or the armed services will paint a block with the colors and logo of their chosen institution. Thanks to Mrs. G. for the photo.

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Party with a Purpose is a Success

On December 9, several Paradise ISD students and their families worked at the Live Thankfully "Party with a Purpose." Photo gallery.

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Mrs. Reed is Teacher of the Month

photo of Tammy Reed

Mrs. Tammy Reed has been chosen as the November Teacher of the Month for PHS. Her quick wit and fun personality makes her a favorite of both students and staff. Recently, Mrs. Reed and the FCCLA club organized the collection of items to fill stockings for North Texas Soldiers. She and her students are helping make Christmas a little brighter for service men and women unable to be home this holiday season.

As our resident family and consumer science teacher, Mrs. Reed often finds herself in the role of "hostess" for campus events. She and her students did an outstanding job of decorating and hosting Mrs. K's retirement luncheon. Seriously, it was amazing! No doubt, she will play a huge part in planning and organizing the upcoming PHS staff Christmas luncheon as well. Congratulations Mrs. Reed.

Thank you to Jennifer Stevens of JDS Realty for sponsoring this award. Mrs. Reed received a $50 gift card.

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Students Attend Live Thankfully Kickoff Luncheon

Paradise students at kickoff luncheon

On November 26, a group of PISD students attended the Live Thankfully Kickoff Luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center. The Live Thankfully food drive runs November 26 to December 8. See the Live Thankfully story here.

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Veterans Day Presentation

To see the PHS slideshow that was made for Veterans Day, click here.

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Ryle Named October Teacher of the Month

coach Ryle with his gift card

The PHS October Teacher of the Month is Coach Jonathan Ryle. Along with teaching and coaching duties, Coach Ryle finds time to sponsor the high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He recently took this group to attend the Fields of Faith event held in Decatur. The group is currently collecting donations of clothing and hygiene items to benefit Beautiful Feet ministries. Beautiful Feet provides for the homeless of Fort Worth. Coach Ryle has a unique connection with his students and athletes. We are very lucky to have him at Paradise High.

Thank you to Jennifer Stevens of JDS Realty for sponsoring this award. Coach Ryle received a $50 gift card.

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Pumpkin Contest Winners Named

The High School Book Club sponsored a pumpkin decoration contest before Halloween for which students could submit carved or painted pumpkins. The winners are pictured below. Thanks to Mrs. Hoover for the photos.

library pumpkin contest winners

library pumpkin contest winners

library pumpkin contest winners

library pumpkin contest winners

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Students Assist at STEMania

WEATHERFORD-On October 25, a group of PHS students assisted the fourth graders at STEMania at Weatherford College.

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Wood Named Teacher of the Month

Laura Wood is teacher of the month

The September teacher of the month winner is Mrs. Laura Wood. Mrs. Wood has worked many hours to plan and organize the many Homecoming activities, including the parade, dress-up days at PHS, and pregame and halftime ceremonies. As student council adviser, she is also in the process of planning Red Ribbon Week with our student council.

This award is sponsored each month by Jennifer Stevens of JDS Realty. The winning teacher receives a $50 gift card.

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Mitschke, Caddell are Homecoming Royalty

homecoming queen and king

On September 20, PHS Seniors Maddie Mitschke and Grant Caddell were crowned Homecoming Queen and King. We have photos of the activities here:

Coronation Ceremony | Crowning Ceremony

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Homecoming Parade Draws Big Crowd

freshman class float

On September 17, a large crowd gathered for the annual Homecoming parade. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:

First half | Second half

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Homecoming Court

Here is the 2018 PHS Homecoming Court:

Freshman Prince - Kade Brackeen
Freshman Princess - Zoe Fontenot

Sophomore Prince - Trey Valentine
Sophomore Princess - Candice Green

Junior Prince - Jace Essig
Junior Princess - Ally Black

King Nominees - Grant Caddell, Nevan Graves, Jacob Robinson, Morgan Wilmoth

Queen Nominees - Tegan Cottrell, Maddie Mitchske, Aubrey Pearson, Maddi Terry

homecoming court group picture

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Student Section Makes Impression at First Game

student section cheers at S&S game

On August 31, the student section did a great job of cheering the Panthers on to victory at S&S.

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Schoenthal Honored as Teacher of the Month

Tracie Schoenthal is teacher of the month

Jennifer Stevens with JDS Realty is sponsoring a teacher every month for "Teacher of the Month". The winning teacher will receive a $50 gift card.

The August winner is Ms. Tracie Schoenthal! Tracie went above and beyond when she learned three days before students returned that she would be teaching a section of seventh grade science. Tracie graciously stepped up and hasn't missed a beat.

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Traffic Flow Changes Revealed

Paradise ISD has implemented changes to the flow of traffic around the four campuses when dropping off or picking up students. See videos detailing each campus here:

Elementary | Intermediate | Junior High | High School

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Georgia Helton speaks to faculty

Helton Gives Speech to Staff

On August 7, PHS teacher Georgia Helton had the honor of addressing the PISD faculty and staff as the most recent winner of the Jack Harvey Fellowship. Part of her program included recorded testimonials from Paradise graduates who recalled teachers who positively affected them.

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Dual Credit Textbook Information

Mrs. Helton's English classes
ENG 1013 for 11th Graders (used both semesters)
The ISBN is 978-0393617450.

ENG 2013 for 12th Graders (Fall Semester)
The ISBN is 978-0393919639.

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.