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A Letter from Dr. Mossige Regarding Protests Outside PHS
Dear Paschal Community,
Today has provided us a couple of opportunities to reflect on the American constitution and the amendment rights it provides. A very organized group of pro- life advocates exercising their right of religious expression and exercise on a public sidewalk.
According to the Educators Guide to School Law, “The second component of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the free exercise clause: “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This clause assures that people shall be free to exercise their religious beliefs without government restraint or persecution. Like the establishment clause, the free exercise clause applies to states and their political subdivisions, including public school districts, under the Fourteenth Amendment. When coupled with the protection accorded speech, press and assembly in the First Amendment, the free exercise clause provides extensive protection for religious expression and exercise (p.256).
However, according to this guide, “while a person can believe in whatever the person wishes, the person cannot practice beliefs in such a way as to disrupt the learning environment or interfere with the rights of others. Rules of order apply to everyone.” We are working closely with district officials to determine the next course of action since the protesters have returned.
Michael Douglas starred in the movie called the American President and gave a speech that always resonates with me when these issues arise. He stated at the end of the movie in his speech as President of the United States: “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship, you have to want it bad. Because it is going to put up a fight. It’s going to say, you want free speech let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, whose standing center stage advocating a the top of his lungs that which you would spend a life time opposing a the top of yours.”
As a United States citizen, we are provided many opportunities to see the rights of our American citizenship each and every day. Paschal is a microcosm of that society and is not exempt from these situations. However, we can take actions to mitigate the distractions and discomfort that might result from these experiences. Therefore, our staff will keep calm and keep carrying on as a positive community and be open to discussion with our wonderful students. If students are upset by this exhibition, please refer them to our counselors or intervention specialists. As the American President stated, “America isn’t easy and it is advanced citizenship.” But, we can always respond in a positive manner and keep the focus on what is important, providing a safe and orderly space to educate our children. We ARE Paschal! Stay Paschal Strong!
Thank you to all of you do to support our wonderful Paschal community. You are the best. I am proud to be a Panther
The after school department tutorial program is available to all students needing academic assistance. In addition, teacher’s doors will post individual teacher tutorial times. Paschal High School expects students to pro-actively avail themselves of these tutoring opportunities, since our most successful students seek out additional assistance. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. In fact, it is a necessary life skill.
Power Hour (Study Hall) is available during the following times:
Click here for the steps for students to log into Focus. Focus can be logged into from any computer (does not have to be at school). Students should be logging in to Focus several times a week to stay on top of their grades, attendance, etc. Parents are also encouraged to log into Focus (as well as Parent Portal).
Naviance, our new college and career readiness computer program that helps connect your academic achievement to post secondary goals is up and running. If you are ready to begin the process of setting up your account you will need to request a pass code from one of your teachers. Click here to logon or Click here for additional information.
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Jan 22: Dual Credit Meeting, 6 pm, PHS Library, Attention parents of current 10th & 11th grade students. Representatives from TCC will be here to discuss dual credit. See Advanced Academics for more information.
Jan 29: 2015-16 School Year Scheduling Expo., 5 - 8 pm, click here for detailed information.
Feb 8: PHS Day at Tommy's Hamburgers, 11 am to 8 pm, 20% of all sales goes to PHS!!, click here for more info.
Feb 9: Cheer Tryouts (2015-2016) Informational Meeting, PHS Cafeteria, 7 pm, for students and parents.
February 12,13,14,19,20,21: "That's Absurd-Ionesco", 7:30 Every evening plus 2:30 matinees on Saturdays. $5.00 Students and Staff $8:00 General Admission. This production is a departure from standard theatre. Eugene Ionesco is one of the leaders of the Theatre of the Absurd. The two one acts are dark comedies that explore the idea of the chaos of the modern world. Although written in the 1950's, the plays are very contemporary in their impact. One of the plays, "The Bald Soprano", will also be the theater's UIL one act play entry in late March.
Flamingo Flockings Are Back!
fter a short hibernation, the flamingos are back in action! This is a great way to have fun and help the band at the same time. Order a flock of flamingos to be placed in someone’s yard to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation—or just for fun! The birds will mysteriously appear the day you want and then be whisked away during the night. What a creative way to make a day unforgettable!
And it’s only $30! Order now online at paschalpanthers.org
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PHS Care Closet
As the holiday season approaches we find that there are families in need. Help us help our families by considering to Adopt a Panther. Here’s how you can help. Email Jaqueline Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Cook at email@example.com. Based on your response, we will match you with the appropriate sized family, and contact you with details.
If you have an old coat to donate, CD Ski and Sports, will accept the coat and donate to the Care Closet. You will receive 20% off the purchase of any new fleece, jacket, or sweatshirt at either location-
CD Ski and Sports- 5264 S. Hulen Fort Worth, Texas 76132
Climate- 2972 Crockett St. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
The coat drive starts October 31st through December 5th.
If you would like to DONATE we are still accepting all donations.
You can drop off your donations inside the Library at PHS or contact one of us! Thank you for your continued support.
For additional information or to answer any questions you can contact Kendall Draper & Kim Darnell firstname.lastname@example.org & MandKDarnell@sbcglobal.net or one of our faculty team members Susan Cook (email@example.com) or Jackie Travis(Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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