Paradise High School

Paradise High School

Summer Assignments

Paradise High School offers some classes with assignments that must be completed during the summer:

Pre-AP English I

Pre-AP English II

Pre-AP Biology

Algebra I

Pre-AP Algebra I (8th Gr.)

Pre-AP Algebra II

Pre-AP Precalculus

AP Calculus

Senior Send off Photos Received

On May 19, the senior class received their traditional send off. We have a photo gallery of the event here...

Community Service Chances for HS Students

Fit-N-Wise Fit Y.O.U.T.H. is offering the opportunity for high school students to gain Community Service Hours. Details are in this flyer.

Students Enjoy Panther Challenge

On May 18, students from Paradise High School participated in the annual Panther Challenge event. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:

HS Girls | HS Boys

Hogan Receives Character Counts Scholarship

Austin Hogan was the recipient of the 2015 Paradise Character Counts Scholarship in the amount of $5000. This scholarship was created to honor and recognize students who have exhibited outstanding character traits throughout their high school years and who are outstanding human beings.

Students are not able to apply for this scholarship. They were nominated (based on certain criteria) by a teacher or school official and voted on by a committee. Only one student received this scholarship from each high school in the county. The event was sponsored by Stephens Bastian and Cartwright Insurance of Decatur. Austin is a member of the varsity football, baseball and track teams, as well as an active member of the Beta club. Austin was recently awarded the All State Academic team for 2015. Not only is Austin an excellent student, he is an exceptional young man as well. He sets high standards to which he holds himself accountable. Austin leads by example.

Its not always easy to stand up for what you believe in, but Austin consistently does just that. His strong moral conscience guides his actions and influences his peers. Austin is an outstanding person truly worthy of a scholarship based on integrity, honesty, being considerate and of strong moral values. He is the definition of these characteristics. He is a great asset to paradise High School and will continue to be an inspiration to future students as he continues his educational endeavors. Austin will be attending Wayland Baptist University where he will play baseball and he plans to pursue a degree in the math field.

Art Students Begin Clay Projects

Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's Art I class have begun working on their clay projects. Thanks to Mrs. Cosgrove for the photo.

Loney Recognized as
National Beta Scholar

PHS Senior Nick Loney recently received a $1000 scholarship from the National Beta Club. He was one of eight students from Texas to receive this honor. Nick currently serves as President of the Paradise High School chapter.

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.

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 PHS

Austin Hogan and Emily Corbin

Most Likely to Succeed

Nick Loney and Janae McMurry

Most Athletic

Austin Hogan and Jett Preather

Most School Spirit

Josh Barnes and Courtney Kerr

Best Personality

Joey Lopez and Emily Corbin

Most Talented

Zildjian Brooks and Nancy Ortiz

Most Attractive

Caiden 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:

Coronation photos

Coronation photos (2)

Crowning photos

Crowning photos (2)

Pep Rally

Senior Flash Mob

Football Game


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:

Parade | Bonfire

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

  • Emily Corbin
  • Mikeala Beck
  • Jett Preather
  • Kailyn Carwile
  • Princesses

    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.