End of School Activities Planned
Here is a summary of events for the rest of the year:
2nd and 3rd Grade Awards - 1:15 pm
iSchoolBox Available for Students and Parents
There is a new app available for the Elementary, Intermediate, and Junior High campuses. iSchoolBox is a free app available in iTunes and the Android store. Simply search for iSchoolBox Free. Click here if you are on an iOS device. Click here if you are using an Android device.
Once the app is installed, enter Paradise ISD in the search field and select the campus you are interested in following. The campus can then be added to your favorites list for easy access in the future by clicking the star in the top right corner.
First Graders Enjoy Mother's Day Tea
On May 9, the First Grade performed a sweet Mother's Day song and served muffins and tea to their mothers to honor them. Photos of the fun are here...
Second Graders Treat Moms to Spa Day
On May 9, the second grade held a Mom's Spa Day. They pampered their Moms by treating them to massages, deep sugar scrubs, nail buffing, relaxation therapy, and cookies and lemonade! Photos of the fun are here...
Students Observe Q and U Wedding
On May 9, the Kindergarten classes conducted the annual Q and U wedding. We have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Polite Panthers Recognized May 6
These students were named as our Polite Panthers for the week at our May 6 Rise and Shine. Photo courtesy of Mrs McCormick.
The Word of the week was expectations, meaning, the act of expecting or anticipating things to happen. The quote used was: "High expectations are the keys to success" by Sam Walton.
Students Enjoy Olympathon
BRIDGEPORT-On April 30, the Wise County Olympathon was held. We have photos of the fun here...
Mrs. Talley's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On April 30, Mrs. Talley's Second Grade class presented their poems in honor of National Poem Month at Rise and Shine. The word of the Week is perseverance, meaning a steady and continued action.
Quote: "When you're under pressure or in a pickle, don't panic in the moment, keep holding on, never give up, and persevere to the end." By Ronda Friend's Grandmother
First Grade Music Program is Enjoyed by All
On April 29, the First Graders presented their music program. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Raindrop Run is a Success
On Friday, April 19, a large group participated in the Raindrop Run. Photos of the fun are here...
Mrs. Tittor's Class Presents Rise and Shine
At the April 22 Rise and Shine, Mrs. Tittor's Kindergarten class conducted the presentation. The word of the week was ecology, meaning: the study of the relationship between humans, plants, animals and preserving the quality of their environment. The quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not!!!" Words spoken by The Lorax (from Dr. Seuss)
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Mrs. Sides's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On April 15, Mrs. Sides's Kindergarten presented Rise and Shine with a powerpoint slideshow about their Community Walk around Paradise and Acrostic Poem.
The word of the week: Pride, meaning "wanting to do well and feeling proud of yourself or others for doing so." The quote of the week: "The way to become a winner is to believe in yourself with dedication and pride and never give up!" by Paul Bryant
Polite Panthers Recognized April 15
These students were named as our Polite Panthers for the week at our April 15 Rise and Shine. Photo courtesy of Mrs McCormick.
Soldier Visits Paradise Elementary
SPC Jeff Rogers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade, who is also the son of our teacher, Mrs. Horne, visits Paradise Elementary to give a BIG thank you to our students. During the Christmas holiday, we collected and mailed over 40 boxes of food and supplies to his Platoon in Afghanistan. He visited with each class expressing his appreciation for the care packages. Photo gallery...
Students Receive Water Safety Lesson
"Hootie" the safety-wise hoot owl and his friends from Fit N' Wise in Decatur visited Paradise Elementary School for Rise and Shine. The group gave a presentation on water safety and demonstrated strategies to stay safe in and around water for "kids" of all ages. Hootie was very entertaining and we really appreciated both the visit and the water safety material you brought for our students to take home. "THANK YOU, HOOTIE!!"
Limo Rides are a Hit with Students
In April, Elementary students received a Limo ride in a Hummer to Cici's Pizza for selling at least 15 items during a recent fund raiser. Photo gallery...
Awards Given at Recognition Rally
On April 1, we recognized our successful students at the 4th Six Weeks Recognition Rally.
Box Top Drawing Winners
Panther Paw Paper Drawing Winners
First Grader, Aaron Wilson, won the drawing for Parent Involvement Contest.
The word of the week is courtesy, meaning: To use good manners and value others by treating them with respect. The quote used was: "Courtesy is one thing that you can never have too much of and should never be stingy with."
Mrs. Featherton's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On March 25, Mrs. Featherston's Kindergarten class presented Rise and Shine and sang "The Twelve Days of Spring."
The word of the day was transition, meaning: Change or movement from one thing to another such as the transition from Winter to Spring. Thanks to Mrs. McCormick for the photo. The quote used was, "You can't change the wind but you can always adjust the direction of your sails."
A photo gallery of the event is here...
Students Brave Cold for Shamrock Shuffle
On March 22, students from Paradise Elementary took to the track for the Shamrock Shuffle fun run. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Public School Week is a Success
During the week of March 4, Paradise Elementary had several activities in observance of Public School Week. See photo galleries of the fun on our photo gallery page.
Mrs. Stokes' Class Presents Rise and Shine
On March 4, Mrs. Stokes' Kindergarten presented the Rise and Shine ceremony. The word of the week is community, meaning, a group of people who live or work in a common or shared area. The quote used was, "All for one and one for all!" by The Three Musketeers. Photo courtesy of Eva Read, Southern Wise Times newspaper.
Third Grade Music Program is a Hit
On February 25, the Mrs. Morris' third grade music classes performed, Dinostars! A Musical Variety Show, written by John Jacobson and Mark Brymer. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Mrs. Morrow's Class Presents Rise and Shine
Mrs. Morrow's kindergarten class presented interesting facts about cheetahs to prepare for their zoo field trip this week. A photo gallery of the fun is here.
Students Enjoy Presentation from Theater Group
The Theater Arts class and troupe from the Weatherford campus of Weatherford College presented on on-stage performance of Folk Tales for Fun on Friday afternoon for students of Paradise Elementary School. The entertaining presentation was a collection of humorous and interesting folk tales from a variety of countries around the world. The Paradise students appreciated enjoyed the theatrical performance in which the audience was actively involved.
Participation is Great on Book Character Day
February 21 was Book Character Day at Paradise Elementary School. We have two galleries of the fun here:
Book Character Day (Gallery 1)
Book Character Day (Gallery 2)
Staff Members Do their Part on Book Character Day
Elementary staff members Donna Barnett (Minnie Mouse) and Claudia Loza (Luigi) were named best-dressed on book character day. Thanks to Mrs. McCormick for this photo.
Fund Raiser for Limo Ride is Underway
Paradise Elementary is conducting a fund raiser school beautification and playground improvements. Students who sell 15 items can qualify for a limo ride to lunch. Details are here.
Mrs. Markum's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On February 18, Mrs. Markum's First Graders presented the Rise and Shine ceremony. The word of the week is Honesty, meaning, to refuse to lie, cheat or deceive others by not telling the truth.
The quote of the week: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." by Abraham Lincoln. A photo gallery of the fun is here.
100th Day of School Observed
On February 8, the elementary students and staff enjoyed dressing up for the 100th day of school. A photo gallery of the fun is here...
Students Enjoy Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14 was a good day at Paradise Elementary, and we have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Paradise Teacher Wins Award
Mrs. Bethy Tierce, Grade 2 teacher, received the Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers honor this year. On January 25, she attended an honorary banquet in Weatherford.
Mrs. Tierce has served in many capacities in education. She strives to educate in a manner that is exciting and encourages individuality. She is a wonderful example of a caring, conscientious educator.
Kindergarten Makes Cute Video
In February, Mrs. Morris' music class sang "Little and Lots" and we have video of it:
Mrs. Tierce's Class Makes Videos
In February, Mrs. Tierce's Second Grade class made interesting videos about Paradise. See them here:
Mrs. Johnson's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On February 11, Mrs. Johnson's first grade class presented the Rise and Shine ceremony. The word of the week was friendship, which means the act of showing kindness, helpfulness, goodwill and caring to others. The quote for the week is by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The only way to have a good friend is to be a friend." We have a photo gallery of the event here...
School Board Appreciation Video
Box Tops Winners Named
At the February 2 Recognition Rally, these students were named as winners in the Box Tops campaign. A photo gallery of the event is here...
Student Wins Drawing in Parent Involvement Contest
This second grader won the drawing in the parent involvement contest. Photo courtesy of Mrs. McCormick.
UIL Achievements Noted
At the January 28 Recognition Rally, Paradise Elementary recognized those who competed in UIL Academic Competition. Photo courtesy of Eva Read, Southern Wise Times Newspaper. Thanks to the elementary staff, we have a photo gallery of the event here...
Twitter Feed is Updated
Paradise Elementary has a new Twitter address. Catch all the latest news about this busy campus here...
Students Enjoy Penguin Run
On January 25, students at Paradise Elementary participated in the Penguin Fun Run that was held during their PE classes.
Thanks to the Elementary staff, we have a cool photo gallery of the fun here...
Students Send Supplies to Troops
Paradise Elementary students collected and mailed over 40 boxes of supplies to an Army Platoon in Afghanistan at Christmas time. One of the platoon soldiers is the son of a Paradise Elementary teacher. Shown in the picture are three of the platoon's soldiers holding the banner students made and a Paradise Elementary School flag.
First Graders Have Fun Learning
In January, students in Mrs. Pearson's first grade class played a game with money that required them to make change and do the type of thinking required to be successful at it.
Mrs. Mathison's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On January 14, Mrs. Mathison's class presented the Rise and Shine ceremony. The word of the week was resolution, which means finding a solution to a problem, or meeting a goal that you have set. The quote for the week is by Zig Ziglar: "What you get by achieving your goals isn't as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Photo courtesy of Eva Read, Southern Wise Times newspaper. We have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Flu Season is Upon Us
The PISD Nurses have published some helpful health tips about the flu. See them here...
Christmas Party Photos are Here
During the week before Christmas, several of the elementary classes enjoyed Christmas parties. We have a gallery of the fun here...
Students Enjoy Christmas Singalong
On December 21, the elementary campus enjoyed their annual Christmas singalong. We have photos of the fun here...
Canned Food Drive is a Success
In December, the elementary campus collected 918 cans and second grade won the BIG trophy with 293 cans. Photo courtesy of Mrs. McCormick.
Great Weather for Jingle Run
On December 19, the weather was nice for the annual Jingle Run. See a photo gallery of the fun here...
First Grade Christmas Video
In December, Mrs. Pearson's first graders performed "I Want to be an Elf." We have video of them singing here:
Mrs. Hagar's Class Presents Rise and Shine
On December 17, Mrs. Hagar's class led the Rise and Shine presentation. The word of the week was generosity, meaning, to give unselfishly to others. The quote was, "Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as it is about opening our hearts." Photo courtesy of Eva Read, Southern Wise Times newspaper.
Mrs. Pearson's Class Presents Rise and Shinee
On December 10, Mrs. Pearson's first grade class presented Rise and Shine with a song called, "I Wanna Be an Elf" and ended with playing the song "Jingle Bells" with Mrs. Morris' musical bells. The word of the week was Giving, meaning: The act of granting, bestowing, or making a present of something to someone. The quote was "Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.” By Author Ben Carson.
Christmas Card Finalists Named
James Wood Motors Christmas card contest finalists were Mackenzie Hart, Meghan Bacon and Ashley Norvell. Each recipient received a $25.00 check from James Wood Motors. A photo gallery of their work can be found here...
Students Excel at UIL Meet
BROCK-On December 6, a group of Paradise Elementary students competed in the District UIL Academic competition. We have results here...
Recognition Rally Held December 3
Our Second Six Weeks Recognition Rally was held December 3. We recognized our students for their hard work and success. During the ceremony, a group of students were named Panther Paw winners for the outstanding character (pictured above). We have a photo gallery of the event here...
Word of the Week: Joyfulness
Meaning: Feeling full of joy and great happiness
Quote: "For every minute you spend being angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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