PASCHAL HIGH SCHOOL AND TCU FORMALIZE PARTNERSHIP
On Monday, May 21, 2012, Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School and Texas Christian University formalized their educational partnership with a tree planting at the intersection of Bowie Street and McCart Avenue in Fort Worth.
Remarks were delivered by Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Walter Dansby and TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini, Jr. Also attending the ceremony were newly appointed FWISD Board Trustee Joe R. Martinez and Paschal Principal Terri Mossige.
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Both schools have more in common than just the color purple. The educational alliance is highlighted by history, proximity and a shared vision of “learning to change the world.”
Bob Akin, instructor of marketing at TCU, and Jennifer Fuller, strategic initiatives, at PHS, are leading the partnership committee.
“I see this as an opportunity to show PHS students that there is something different they can consider – another track to take – that will help them make their community better,” said Akin.
Fuller said, “The formalization of the partnership only proves to solidify and grow what has already been happening, and opens the doors even wider to reach out to each other."
Current projects are in English, science and math, including the “Bridging the Gap” program with Sarah Fuentes and Loren Spice, both assistant professors of mathematics at TCU. Andrew Brinker, science teacher at PHS, is currently participating in science research with TCU professors and students along with several science team members.
Outside the classroom, PHS’s Student Council and TCU’s Student Government Association are working together, and the TCU School of Classical & Contemporary Dance recently worked with PHS’s newly formed dance company.
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