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    The Science Club is open to all students interested in science. The Science Team is composed of science club members and competes in national and state competitions, including: UIL Science, Science Bowl, JETS TEAMS, Biology Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, Physics Olympiad and TMSCA.

    The Paschal Science Team has won State and National Championships and is considered one of the premier Science Teams in the State and Nation.

    Science Bowl practices are in room 283 on Wednesdays after school.

    UIL and TMSCA practices are on Fridays in room 161/165.

    Please check Mr. Brinker's website for a listing of future competitions.


    Teacher Sponsors:  
    Davin Haley, davin.haley@fwisd.org
    Heather Thompson, heather.thompson@fwisd.org
    Andrew Brinker, andrew.brinker@fwisd.org


     IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017-2018

    November 4  Mansfield Meet of the Minds

    November 10  Virtual Meet#1 

    (4-6pm in room 165 - you can leave at 4:30 or stay till 6)

    Dec 1 Virtual Meet #2

    (4-6pm in room 165 - you can leave at 4:30 or stay till 6)

    Jan 11 Virtual meet #3

    (4-6pm in room 165 - you can leave at 4:30 or stay till 6)

    Feb 2-3  Science Bowl at Texas A&M

    Feb 23  Virtual meet #4

    (4-6pm in room 165 - you can leave at 4:30 or stay till 6)

    March 16-17 Friday/Saturday of spring break TMSCA in San Antonio 

    March 19-24  WEEK OF DISTRICT - exact day and time TBA

    April 14  REGION

    May 3-5  STATE

     

     

2017-2018 Accomplishments

  • 3rd PHS Trinity River Survey

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 1/14/2018

    The PHS Trinity River Survey completed the third survey on December 17th. Despite the cold weather we managed to trap two male cooters! The front claws on male cooters are unusually long and used for courtship, making it easy to identify the sex of individuals. 

     

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  • Paschal Wins Bronze

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 12/17/2017

    Congrats to the Paschal Science Team for finishing in third place in the second virtual meet of the year. 

     

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  • Turtle Talk

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 12/17/2017

    Trinity River Turtle Study

    Read more here.

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  • Paschal Finishes in 10th place for Virtual Meet #1

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 11/16/2017

    The Paschal Science team finished in tenth overall place out of more than 100 teams and 900+ students from around the state of Texas! 

     

    Individual awards include: 

     

    • 1st place eleventh grade Biology  - Andy Ryu
    • 7th place 6A Chemistry - Thu Pham
    • 5th place 10th grade Chemistry - Jack Boller

     

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  • Trinity River Turtle Survey

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 11/16/2017

    The Paschal High School Trinity River Turtle Survey completed the second sampling event this past weekend (Nov 11). More than a dozen students, and several teachers helped set and bait turtle traps in the Trinity River behind Yogi's near Trader Joe's on Hulen. All turtles were weighed, measured, marked with a microchip and released back into the river. This sampling produced all male red-eared sliders. 

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  • Paschal earns Bronze at the Mansfield Meet of the Minds

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 11/8/2017

    Saturday November 4th the Paschal Science Team traveled to Mansfield High School for the Mansfield Meet of the Minds. The team finished in third place out of more than a dozen high schools and won first place in Chemistry for underclassmen (Jack Boller). 

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  • Paschal Competes in Highland Park

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 11/8/2017

    The Paschal Science Team finished in second place today at the Highland Park Invitational!

    **Individual results**
    1st place Biology - Joseph Reitman
    2nd place Junior - Andy Ryu
    4th place Sophomore - Jack Boller 
    5th place Sophomore - Morgan Lewis

    Congratulations to these scientific standouts!

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  • Paschal Science Club begins Trinity River Turtle Survey

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 10/20/2017

    Sunday October 15th marked the official start of the Paschal Trinity River Turtle Survey! Three different species were captured in this inaugural sampling - river cooter (Pseudemys concinna), razor-backed musk turtle (Sternotherus carinatus), and red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). All turtles were marked, measured and released. This mark-recapture study will allow students to gain valuable field and research experience. The goal is to continue sampling monthly to document the turtle community in the clear fork of the Trinity River. Thanks to the TCU's Andrews Institute for funding this project which not only includes Paschal students and faculty, but also parents and siblings. 

    FWISD Science teachers, local biologists and TCU graduate students are also contributing to the project and teaching students about subjects they specialize in.

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2016-2017 Accomplishments

  • SCIENCE WINS SILVER AT REGIONAL MEET

    Posted by _ on 4/8/2017

    The science team traveled to UTA this past Saturday to compete in the Regional UIL Academic Meet. The team placed second overall, with a great showing by Andy Ryu, Melissa Pighetti, Anand Iyer and Joseph Reitman. The Science Team ends the year as the fifth best team in Texas!! Congratulations on another fantastic year.

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    From the left:  Mr. Brinker, Andy Ryu, Anand Iyer, Joseph Reitman, and Melissa Pighetti.

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  • TWO STUDENTS ARE SEMIFINALISTS IN OLYMPIAD!

    Posted by _ on 3/28/2017

    As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.

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  • SCIENCE TEAM FINISHES 3rd OUT OF 84 TEAMS

    Posted by _ on 3/20/2017

    The results from the fourth virtual meet of the year were released over spring break. Paschal took home the bronze as a team. Individual awards included first place Biology overall for Andy Ryu and first place freshman chemistry for Jack Boller. 

     
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  • SCIENCE TRAVELS TO SAN ANTONIO FOR SPRING BREAK

    Posted by _ on 3/20/2017

    The second weekend of spring break the Science Team traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association STATE meet. The Team finished in 6th place overall and individually Andy Ryu won fourth place for sophomores and Joseph Reitman finished in 6th place for juniors. 

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  • PASCHAL WINS TRIMBLE TECH INVITATIONAL

    Posted by _ on 3/4/2017

    Saturday March 4, the science team competed in the Trimble Tech Invitational and won first place team! Melissa Pighetti also won first place physics. The District Science competition is only a few weeks away, and the team looks to be in great shape!

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  • PASCHAL SCIENCE COMPETES AT UT DALLAS

    Posted by _ on 2/16/2017

    On Thursday February 16th two teams of 8 students traveled to UT Dallas for the TEAMS competition. TEAMS is an annual STEM competition that challenges students to work together using their math and science skills and knowledge to solve everyday engineering problems. The upperclassmen team finished in sixth place, while the underclassmen finished in second place. 

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    The underclassmen receiving their medals and a trophy for second place. 

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    Most of the upperclassmen team relaxing their neurons prior to competition. 

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    The competition room.

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  • PASCHAL SCIENCE BRINGS HOME SILVER AND BRONZE FROM MANSFIELD

    Posted by _ on 2/11/2017

    Twenty science club members traveled to Lake Ridge High School for the UIL B release. Several students scored personal bests and Jorge Natera won chemistry with a perfect score! The underclassmen team won second place and the upperclassmen team won third place. 

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  • PASCHAL FINISHES IN 5th OUT OF 99 TEAMS IN VIRTUAL MEET #3!

    Posted by _ on 1/27/2017

     

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  • PASCHAL COMPETES IN SECOND VIRTUAL MEET

    Posted by _ on 12/12/2016

    This past Friday 16 students in the Science Club competed in the second virtual meet of the year. The top three scores of Melissa Pighetti, Andy Ryu and Anand Iyer made up our team score which was the sixth best out of more than 100 Texas High Schools! Freshman Jack boller also finished with the third place chemistry score in the 9th grade division and Joseph Reitman finished had the 5th place biology score for the 11th grade division. 

     

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  • SCIENCE TEAM TRAVELS TO ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL FOR INVITATIONAL

    Posted by _ on 12/5/2016

    A small group of Paschal science club members traveled to Argyle this weekend for a science competition. The team placed third overall, and Joseph Reitman won biology!

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