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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.


    Teacher Sponsors:  
    Davin Haley, davin.haley@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

  • Olympiad Semifinalists

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 4/11/2018

    Two Students are Semifinalists in Olympiad!

     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.

     Holley Anderson and Andy Ryu were chosen based upon their Open Exam Scores as semifinalists and recently completed the second round of the competition. Ultimately 20 students are chosen to attend a training at University of California at San Diego, with the top four traveling to Tehran, Iran from July 15 to 22, 2018 representing the United States. 

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  • Paschal Wins UIL Science

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 4/6/2018

    The District UIL Science competition was this past weekend March 24th. Paschal won first place as a Team and Andy Ryu won first place individual overall and biology. 

    More than 1,100 students and 200 teams from across Texas competed on Sunday with the winners of each District advancing to Regionals. Paschal will compete at UTA on April 14th in hopes of making it to Austin in May for the State competition. Congratulations to these scientific gurus. 

    UIL Science

    Science Team

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  • Trinity River Turtle Survey

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 4/6/2018

    Turtle Survey March 30, 2018

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  • Virtual Meet #4 Results

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 3/26/2018

    Results

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  • Students present on Trinity River Turtle Survey

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 3/1/2018

    A collaboration between TCU graduate student Shelly Wu and Paschal students Katherine Faulkner and Taha Sharaf resulted in a poster presentation at the Informal Science Educator Association conference hosted by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. This research is part of the Trinity River Turtle Survey, a mark-recapture study of turtles in the trinity river. This specific project was studying the diatoms (a type of algae) on the back of the turtle shells captured during the survey. Diatoms are a critical component of aquatic ecosystems as they make up the bottom of the food chain, similar to plants in a terrestrial ecosystem. They also act as indicator species, which can be used to determine the water quality. 

     

    Katherine Faulkner answering questions from a participant. 

    Katherine Faulkner answering questions from a participant.

     

    On the left are Paschal teachers Mrs. Salazar and Mr. Brinker and on the right student Katherine Faulkner and PhD student Shelly Wu. 

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    A close up of the poster

    Turtle Survey Poster

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  • Paschal Wins UIL B

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 2/13/2018

    The Paschal Science team traveled to Grandview High School this past weekend to compete in the UIL B competition. There were more than 30 High Schools competing and hundreds of individual students. Paschal placed first as a team, and won first and second place individually in Biology!

     

    UIL B

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  • Paschal Dominates Biology in Virtual Meet 3

    Posted by Whitney Smith on 2/12/2018

    Congrats to Joseph Reitman for first overall, Andy Ryu for fourth and Thu Pham for 10th. 

    Virtual Challenge #3

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  • Trinity River Turtle Survey #4

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 2/8/2018

    After skipping January due to illness, the team was back at the Trinity River Friday morning with temperatures in the low 30's. Unfortunately the cold weather caused the turtles to lose their appetites. No turtles were trapped today, but it was still a fantastic morning. The students continued to rack up field experience and practice setting up/taking down turtle traps. There were tons of birds at the study site, and we did manage to capture one fish in the turtle traps!

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  • Paschal Wins Trimble Tech UIL Tournament

    Posted by Holly Shipman on 1/27/2018

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  • 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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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.

     UIL Science Team

    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. 

     

    Virtual Meet 2

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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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