Student Survey is Here
Students are encouraged to take this student survey. Students must be logged in at our campus for it to work.
Summer Advanced Placement Assignments are Here
Students who are enrolled in Pre-AP and AP classes for the next year have summer assignments:
Class Officers for 2013-2014 are Elected
On May 24, students at PHS elected the following class officers:
Athletic Awards Ceremony is Held
On May 17, PHS held their annual athletic awards ceremony at Grace Family Church. We have photos of the event in these galleries:
Prom Photos Can be Purchased Online
Our prom photographer, Garner Studios, has posted prom photos online for students and parents to make their purchases. See the gallery here...
Dorado, Roper Named Prom Royalty
On May 18, Seniors Mirella Dorado and Jarrett Roper were named prom Queen and King. The two were selected by their peers for the honor. Photo courtesy of Mrs. McAsey.
Senior Wall is Taking Shape
Students who have committed to college or the service after graduation have staked out their block in the hallway and painted it with their new school colors. This wall is a work in progress, so we will update this picture a few times before school concludes in June.
Photo was updated May 20, 2013, 2:02 pm.
Final Exam Schedule is Posted
Final exams begin June 4. See the schedule of tests here...
Students Enjoy Panther Challenge
Students at PHS enjoyed their chance at Panther Challenge during the afternoon of May 17. Photos of the fun can be found in these galleries:
Hickman Signs with Hardin-Simmons
On May 15, PHS Senior Keaton Hickman signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Keaton is pictured with Coach Tim Dukes, his mom, brother, and his dad.
Yearbooks Passed out in Ceremony
On May 14, the yearbook staff passed out the 2013 yearbooks and the outstanding seniors were recognized. We have photos of the event here...
Seniors, We Need to Know about Scholarships
Seniors, please bring proof of any outside scholarships that you've received to Mrs. Kronenberger. These will be announced at Senior Sendoff and again at graduation.
Storey Signs with Austin College
Paradise Senior Calahan Storey has signed a letter of intent to play football at Austin College in Sherman. Pictured with Callahan are his Coaches: Bob Ferguson, Scott Broussard, and Jonathan Ryle, and his mom.
Seniors Enjoy Hat Day
See photos of the traditional Senior Hat Day here...
PHS Student Sings National Anthem
Paradise Junior Katy Skogberg opened the April 16 softball game with her rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner." See video of her here:
Art Students Visit Museums
On April 17, students from PHS art classes visited the The Modern and Amon Carter Museums of Art in Fort Worth.
Important Senior Information Published
Seniors have several important dates coming up. See them in this document.
Students Compete in Queens Contest
Paradise was represented on March 18 at the Wise County Fair Queens Contest. All three girls did a wonderful job of representing Paradise. Pictured are Taylor Rector, who won Runner-up for Paradise FFA, Kelby Meadows, who represented Paradise 4-H, and Mirella Dorado, who won Runner-up for Paradise FCCLA. Photo courtesy of Dianne Meadows.
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.
Paradise Hosts UIL Meet
On February 23, Paradise held an invitiational UIL Academic meet in which 11 schools participated. Results are here.
UIL Video Section is Here
Students in Mrs. Bohmfalk's theatre classes have produced videos that will be watched during third period each class day beginning on Thursday, February 21:
Student Designs New Flag
PHS Senior Nicholas Blevins designed the new school flag that flies in front of the high school building each day. Nick was one of several students who submitted designs in a contest recently. For designing the winning flag, he received a gift certificate.
Healthy Relationships Training is Here
Paradise High School will be implementing a program through Wise Hope Crisis Center in Decatur, called "Healthy Relationships." This federally-funded program consists of seven classes, meeting once per week through our Spanish classes. 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 details can be found in the two documents below:
Art Students Tour the Kimbell
On February 13, students in Mrs. Cosgrove's art classes enjoyed a successful field trip to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. They saw Bernini Sculpting in clay on exhibit, and the permanent collection of the Kimbell.
Senior Wall Decoration Has Begun
Paradise Seniors Zach Fletcher and Sierra Brandon paint their college school colors on the Senior wall. Students who have been accepted into college have staked out a section and are painting it with their college colors. Students who have enlisted in the military are also encouraged to use the wall, and in the second photo, Senior Cody Torres took advantage of the opportunity.
Student Wins Prize
for "A" Honor Roll
On February 1, Paradise Senior Courtney Ross was presented a gift card from Courtny Klement of Klement Properties. The award was part of the "A" Honor Roll drawing that the company does each month.
Cross-Ex Team Does Well
The PHS Cross Examination Debate Team placed third at the district competition in Ponder on February 1. They will be advancing to State as alternate. Team members are Jennifer Welch and Sara Horton, coach is Cheryl Hoover.
Cupcake Wars Winners Named
On January 30, students in Ms. Mask's Nutrition classes had their own version of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars." The winning group was Elora Smith, Makala Neighbors, and Tanner Valentine.
Mr. and Miss PHS - Jarrett Roper and Ashley Sparks
Most likely to Succeed - Jordan Carter and Taylor Bates
Best Personality - Chris Lowery and Angie Tipton
Most Talented - Damian Silvas and Kaelyn McCormick
Most Athletic - Jarrett Roper and Ashley Sparks
Most School Spirit - Zach Fletcher and Hailee Foster
Most Attractive - Keaton Hickman and Mirella Dorado
Senior Class Favorites
Jarrett Roper and Sara Kelly
Junior Class Favorites
Blake Bryant and Angela Powers
Sophomore Class Favorites
Austin Hogan and Emily Corbin
Freshman Class Favorites
Gavin Barritt and Madi Horne
Student Wins Award for Yarn Art
PHS Freshman Austin Robertson won a gift certificate for the yarn artwork he created in his Art 1 class. Austin's work was among the dozens that were done by PHS students. He is pictured with Art teacher Jan Cosgrove.
Audio/Video Students Make Sock Puppets
Students in the Audio/Video class use numerous props in their projects, and that includes puppets. On January 22, the students were charged with making their puppets that would be used in the skits that they would be writing later. Pictured are Damian Silvas, Daxx Patterson, Caiden Berry, Stacy Fernandez, and Nicholas Blevins.
Physics Students Create Interesting Projects
In December, a group of students in Coach Ferguson's physics classes were required to create miniature cars using some basic materials. We have photos and video of the fun here:
Students Deliver Singing Telegram
On December 20, PHS sophomores Katy Skogberg and Hope Dennie delivered a gift and a song for staff member Dody Hodges. The gifts were part of a Secret Santa campaign at the high school.
Students Send Well-Wishes to Sandy Hook
Students took time out of their studies to make snowflakes to send to the students at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Pictured are sophomores Brandon McCutchen, J.D. Pearson, and Drew Carter.
Spanish Classes Sing Christmas Carols
On December 20, Mrs. Kott's Spanish classes went Caroling to different campuses in the school. Songs were sung in the Spanish language for a grade.
Art 1 Students Create Yarn Art
In December, Mrs. Cosgrove's Art 1 classes created yarn art. We have a photo gallery of their work here...
In December, a couple of students in Mrs. Cosgrove's class submitted these excellent examples of scratch art. The piece on the left was done by Megan Armstrong, and Shawnia Jones created the one on the right.
Mrs. Cosgrove's Art Examples are Posted
Mr. Foster's Classes Make Trebuchet Launchers
Students in Mr. Foster's World History Pre-AP class built Trebuchets as part of a unit they were studying. On November 15, they demonstrated them and we have video of some of the fun here:
Prom is May 18
The 2013 Prom will be on Saturday, May 18 from 7:00 to 11:30 at the Texas Motor Speedway.
PHS Creates Thankful Tree
November is a month in which we often reflect upon gratitude and thanksgiving. Paradise High School has its own Thankful Tree. Students and staff members wrote things they were thankful for onto leaves. The leaves were then added to the tree. We have a lot to be thankful for here in Paradise.
Art Students Enjoy Fort Worth Zoo Visit
Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's Art 2, 3, and 4 classes enjoyed a sketching and photo trip to the Fort Worth Zoo on November 7. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cosgrove.
Seniors Honored at Last Home Game
On November 2, a group of seniors were honored before the final home game of the season. Seniors who participated in football, band, cross country, and cheerleading were recognized. We have two photo galleries of the event here:
Panther Cub Care Visits Each Campus
On October 31, the kids at Panther Cub Care visited each campus while wearing their Halloween costumes. We have photos of their high school visit here...
Second Six Weeks Spotlight Students Named
A group of students were nominated by teachers for Second Six Weeks Spotlight honors. See the list here.
Library Snapshot Day Photos Posted
On October 19, Mrs. McAsey posted an interesting gallery of a large number of students using the library. See those pictures here...
Art Students Have New Display
Students in Mrs. Cosgrove's art classes now have a large display area outside her wall. The wall is already being used to post work that was created by her students.
Six Weeks Spotlight Video
The High School counselor's office has produced a Six Weeks spotlight video. It highlights some of the good things going on at Paradise High School. We have links to the video here:Mac Version Windows Version
Laptops Documents are Here
Paradise High School distributed MacBook Air computers to all high school students on October 17. Documents that contain the terms and agreements along with fee requirements can be found here...
Hailee Foster Crowned Homecoming Queen
PARADISE-Senior Hailee Foster was crowned Homecoming Queen on October 5 during halftime of the football game. Escorted by Hayden Brown, she was crowned by the 2011 Queen, Victoria Wilson. We have photos of the ceremonies in these two galleries:
Good Weather for Homecoming Parade
The weather was perfect for the 2012 Homecoming Parade, which was held on Monday, October 1. We have two photo galleries of the fun:
Homecoming Court Announced
Princesses: Freshman, Madison Horne. Sophomore, Lisa Nixon. Junior, Justine Kieffer.Homecoming Queen nominees:
Theatre Students Perform Pirate Skits
Students in Mrs. Bohmfalk's theatre classes were required to write and perform skits for "Talk Like a Pirate Day." Pictured are Jose Costa de Oliveira, Braden Broussard, Mo Coffman, and Gabriel Silvas. We have a photo gallery of the fun here...
Chemistry Students Use Computers for Study
Students in Mrs. Schoenthal's chemistry class are using laptop computers to aid them in their lessons. In this photo, she is introducing a website that helps them with a topic.
Art 2 Students Dig into Still-Life Drawings
Art 2 Students spent some time working on drawing a still-life image in class recently. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cosgrove.
College Readiness Report Released
The 2012 College Readiness Report, produced by the ACT, was published recently. Below is data that compares Paradise students with other Texas students who took the ACT.
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.
How to Access the Common Drive
On your Macbook, click Finder. This is on the dock of your computer, left side.
Now, at the top of your screen, click Go, then click Connect to Server.
Type (or copy and paste) this text string into the blank and press ok: smb://dell-7/HS_Teach/