Paradise High School

Paradise High School

Rogers Receives Character Counts Scholarship

PHS Senior Hunter Rogers received the Wise County Character Counts Scholarship on April 12 at the Decatur Civic Center. Hunter is pictured with faculty members from Paradise High School.

Senior Wall is Taking Shape

On April 4, the senior wall was beginning to show quite a bit of progress. Seniors have been working on the wall when possible to paint a block for their post-graduation institution.

Students and Teachers Honored at Board Meeting

On March 26, the PISD Board of Trustees recognized a group of High School UIL Academic and One-Act Play participants for their recent accomplishments.

Senior Sendoff is May 17

Senior Sendoff will be held Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 PM. The event will be in the high school gym.

Graduation is May 26

Paradise High School graduation will be on Saturday, May 26 at Weatherford High School beginning at 2:00 p.m. Students should arrive at 12:30 p.m. Doors open for everyone else at 1:00 p.m.

Youth Art Show May 5

The Wise County Art Association is having a Youth Art Show on Saturday, May 5. There are prizes for the winners and three $1500 scholarships available to graduating seniors. Details are here.

TWU Cybercamp Invites Applicants

Students entering 9-12 grades in the fall are invited to apply to participate in the Texas Woman’s University and Air Force Association (AFA) TWU/AFA CyberCamp, which will take place on the TWU Denton campus June 18 - 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Details are here.

Deadline to apply is May 4.

Student of the Month Drawing Winners Announced

Here are the four students of the month drawing winners that were announced at the end of the fourth six weeks:

Nominating Teacher(s)
Dylan Thoms Mrs. Foster
Summer Cobb Candioto/Bohmfalk
Nathan Ramos McMurry
Garrett Walsh Headley

Senior Wall Work Has Begun

PHS Seniors who have committed to a college or the armed forces are painting a block for their institution on the Senior wall. In February, Seniors Lane Upton and Danny Richardson painted their USMC blocks. Thanks to Mrs. K for the pictures.

Choir Demo Files are Here

PHS Choir members can download the demo and rehearsal files here:

Happiness Full Performance (2-part)

Happiness Part 1

Happiness Part 2

Breakaway Demo

Break Mix Part 1

Break Mix Part 2

Important Information for Seniors

Seniors have several important dates and deadlines coming up. See a detailed list here.

Four to Join Marines

On February 13, four PHS Seniors announced their intention to join the United States Marine Corps. Photo gallery.

FCA Enjoys Cookout

On February 12, the PHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes had a cookout at the Ryle's house. We have photos of the fun here.

PHS to Offer Healthy Relationships Classes

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, March 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 districts 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 & a complete course overview can be found here:

Overview | General Information Brochure

Seniors Enjoy Gown Signing

On January 31, the senior class participated in the annual gown-signing ritual as part of their commitment to graduate. Photo gallery.

PHS Teacher Receives Jack Harvey Award

WEATHERFORD-On January 26, PHS English teacher Georgia Headley was honored as the recipient of the Jack Harvey Award by Weatherford College. The Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at WC for 23 years and was considered among his peers as a “master teacher.”

Students of the Month Announced

The drawing winners for the third six weeks period have been announced:

Lucy Ruiz - from Mr. Waggoner's class
Keylee Winters - from Ms. Carothers' class
Colton Guinn - from Ms. Taylor's class
Kathryn Davis - from Ms. Harkins' class

FCA Delivers Clothing to Charity

On December 16, a group from the Paradise Fellowship of Christian Athletes delivered a donation of clothing to Beautiful Feet Ministries in Fort Worth. Photo gallery.

Pre-AP English Students Present Books

Megan Prindle
Riley Penney

On December 14, students in Mrs. Candioto's Pre-AP English 2 wrote books for students in the Elementary and Intermediate grades. In these photos, sophomores Megan Prindle and Riley Penney read their books to Intermediate students in Mrs. Buckner's room. Thanks to Mrs. Buckner for the photos.

PISD Makes Contribution to Live Thankfully

In December, the students, parents, and staff at Paradise ISD helped with the county-wide "Live Thankfully" campaign. All four campuses donated 5200 food items. We will be helping 32 families in Paradise through Live Thankfully. Photo gallery.

Students of the Month Drawing Winners Announced

The drawing winners for the second six weeks period have been announced:

David Benson from Mrs. Wood's class
Elizabeth Roones from Mrs. Candioto's class
Katelynn Thoms from Ms. Taylor's class
Kaitlynn Smith from Mr. Foster's class.

FCA Enjoys Cookout

On November 11, the Ryles hosted a Fellowship of Christian Athletes cookout. We have photos of the event here:

Students of the Month Named

Students of the month for September 2017 are the following:

Becca Bailey
Heather Karg
Marshall Payton
Tres Pennington

To see the list of September 2017 Outstanding Students that were nominated by teachers, click here.

Students Participate at Fields of Faith

On October 4, Paradise students joined in with students from other schools at the Fields of Faith event at Decatur High School. Thanks to Mrs. Ryle for the photos.

Skogberg, Pearson Crowned at Homecoming

On September 22, PHS Seniors Bridger Skogberg and Hannah Beth Pearson were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. We have photos of the event here:

Coronation Ceremony | Crowning at Halftime

Homecoming Parade is a Hit

On September 18, the annual Homecoming parade was held. We have photos of the fun in these galleries:

First half | Second half

Parade Float Results
Class floats
4th place: Seniors
3rd place: Sophomores
2nd place: Freshmen
1st place: Juniors

Best of the best
Most spirited: Varsity football and Emeralds Drill Team
Most original: Spanish Club
Special shout outs: Soccer and peewee football floats and Intermediate StuCo
Cutest ever: the little girls on ponies at the end of the parade
Best Overall: Tied between Junior float and Freshman float

Results of the hall decorating contest:
1st – Freshmen
2nd – Sophomores
3rd – Juniors
4th – Seniors

Homecoming Court

Here are the Homecoming nominees for 2017:

Freshman Princess and Prince – Candice Green and Trey Valentine

Sophomore Princess and Prince – Megan Aldape and Matthew Eisen

Junior Princess and Prince – Breanna Beggs and Morgan Wilmoth

Queen Nominees – Hannah Beth Pearson, Rose Powers, Hunter Rogers, Chelsey Skinner

King Nominees - Tyler Clemens, Corbin McBride, Bridger Skogberg, Tryston Webb

PHS Begins School Year

Paradise High School began their school year on Thursday, August 17. We have photos of the fun here.

Dual Credit Textbook Information

Ms. Headley's ENG 1013/1023
ENG 1013/1023 textbook:
Everyone's an Author by Andrea Lunsford et al (ISBN 978-0-393-61745-0)

Ms. Headley's ENG 2013
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
No Fear Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Macbeth
John Milton's Paradise Lost in Plain English by Joseph Lanzara
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (any version)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor
Coleridge Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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.

Class Officers Elected

On May 22, Paradise High School elected their class officers for the 2017-2018 school year:

9th Grade Class Officers
President--Mia Caddell
Vice President--Parker Burross
Secretary--Krista Richey
Treasurer--Jana Messenger
Reporter--Hailey Holt

10th Grade Class Officers
President— Wyatt Reeves
Vice President—Danae Meadows
Secretary—Kennedy Schneck

11th Grade Class Officers
President—Kendall Candioto
Vice President—Madison Mitschke
Secretary—Mercedes Carrillo
Reporter—Hadleigh Anthony

12th Grade Class Officers
President—Seth Rodriguez
Vice President—Hannah Pearson
Secretary—Blaine Gibson
Treasurer—Siclaly Delgadillo
Reporter—Ashley Gravely

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