Paradise High School
Mandatory Parent/Student History Dual Credit Meeting April 14
On Monday, April 14, there will be a mandatory student and parent dual credit meeting for all 2014-2015 Juniors wishing to take dual credit History. Our dual credit history classes are offered through Weatherford College Wise County. A representative from the college will be here to guide students/parents through the application process and registration, as well as discuss entrance exam requirements, textbook requirements, etc. The meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria beginning at 6:30 PM. Both student and parent must attend.
Mandatory Parent/Student English & Math Dual Credit Meeting May 8th
On Thursday, May 8th there will be a mandatory student and parent dual credit meeting for all 2014-2015 Juniors wishing to take dual credit English & for Seniors wishing to take dual credit Math or English. Our dual credit English & Math classes are offered through Texas Woman’s University. A representative from the college will be here to guide students/parents through the application process and registration, as well as discuss entrance exam requirements, textbook requirements, etc. The meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria beginning at 7:00 PM. Both student and parent must attend.
Students Represent Paradise at Queen's Contest
On March 1, Paradise ISD had three ladies represent their school at the Wise County Youth Fair Queen's Contest. Makenna Robertson was Crowned Queen for FCCLA, Danae Meadows Represented Paradise 4-H, and Bailey Sides represented Paradise FFA. Photo gallery.
Students Begin Work on the Senior Wall
Students at PHS have begun work on the senior wall. This is a place where Seniors may paint a block with the school colors of the college of their choice. Thanks to Mrs. K for the photo.
WCWC to Sponsor Scholarships (and more) Presentation
On Thursday, March 20, Weatherford College Wise County will present at presentation called "Scholarships 101." The program will cover scholarships, FAFSA, SAT/ACT testing, and more. See the Scholarships 101 Flyer here.
The following students were named as favorites for the current school year:
Mr. and Miss PHS—Tanner Valentine and Katy Skogberg
Students Wanted for A+ Program
Students are encouraged to apply to the Honor Roll Program that is sponsored by Karl Klement Ford and Karl Klement Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep. Details are here...
PHS Seniors Qualify for State
PONDER-At the District CX Debate competition on February 12, Jennifer Welch and Cimmi Alvarez took the District Championship and have qualified for the State meet. The girls are coached by Cheryl Hoover.
Art Students Visit Kimbell
FORT WORTH-On February 12, the Art 2 and Art 3 students took a field trip to the Kimbell Art Museum. We have photo gallery of the event here...
PHS Teacher is Jack Harvey Recipient
Paradise English teacher Stephanie Hogan was named a recipient of the Jack Harvey Award for the 2013-2014 School Year. Sponsored by Weatherford College, the exemplary-teacher award recognizes teaching excellence among educators from the college's partner schools.
Students Present Baskets for Board Appreciation
On January 20, a group of PHS students presented individual baskets to the school board members. This was part of School Board Appreciation month. A photo gallery of the event is here...
Important Message for Seniors
Seniors: If you have not ordered your graduation announcements, cap & gown and/or accessories, we are now in the individual order stage. Jostens has asked that families now visit the local store’s website, www.JostensStudentCenter.com to take care of all orders.
Students ordering on or before February 20 on this site will ensure we are able to package their orders along with their classmates for in-school deliveries. Anyone procrastinating beyond that point will be asked to visit our Denton office for pick-up or select home drop-ship delivery (which includes an additional shipping fee).
PHS Does Well at UIL Meet
UIL Academics took 32 students to the Brock invitational this past Saturday. A summary of how our students did can be found on our High School UIL page.
Student is Inducted into Straight A Hall of Fame
Avery Caddell was recently inducted into the Straight A Hall of Fame. Courtny Klement Strom of Klement Ice Cream Vendors came to the High school to present Avery with a $50 Wal-Mart gift card as well as a certificate acknowledging his permanent induction into The Straight A Hall of Fame.
PHS Student Wins Award for Art
PHS Freshman Brooke Hager won an award with her yarn art creation. She was presented her award from Art I teacher Jan Cosgrove.
Art Students Visit Zoo
On December 3, a group of PHS Art students visited the Fort Worth Zoo. Students viewed the exhibits and did some sketching. Thanks to Mrs. Cosgrove for the photos.
Tutorial Schedules are Announced
See when your teacher is offering tutorials here...
Students to Undergo Healthy Relationships Training
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 the Family and Consumer Science classes. The program will begin on Tuesday, January 21. 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:
Panther Prowl Run is a Success
On November 3, the Junior Class hosted the Panther Prowl 5K color run. After the race, Juniors added a little more color to Mr. Edwards. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Ryle.
Art 1 Students Learn about Scratch Art
Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's Art 1 classes took their turn at creating scratch artwork, and she shot photos of the students in action.
Chemistry Students Perform Experiments
In September, students in Mrs. Schoenthal's chemistry classes performed experiments. We have a photo gallery of them here...
Skogberg is Crowned
PHS Senior Katy Skogberg was crowned Homecoming Queen on September 20. Escorted by Senior Blake Bryant, she was crowned by the 2012 Queen, Hailee Foster. Photos of the Homecoming ceremonies are here:
Juniors Win Super Class Competition
During the week of Homecoming, the Junior class won the award for being the most-spirited class in high school.
Hallway Decoration Winners Named
On September 19, the winners of the Homecoming Hallway decoration contest were named:
Video Class Makes Homecoming Video
Students in Coach Fehler's third period Audio/Video Production class made an interesting video for Homecoming. See it here:
Homecoming Parade Float Winners Named
The weather was perfect on September 16 for the annual Homecoming parade. The following were named as best floats:
Overall Entry Winners
Photo galleries of the event are here:
Homecoming Court Named
Panther News is on the Air
The Audio/Video class at PHS has issued their first Panther News video. See it here...
Edwards Receives Award
Mac Edwards, Paradise High School Principal, received the Administrator of the Year Award for the Area V North Texas at the Vocational Ag Teachers Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas in July.
Student Survey Link
During the school year, students are encouraged to take this student survey. Students must be logged in at our campus for it to work.
Class Officers for 2013-2014 are Elected
Here are the class officers for the current school year:
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.