Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pine Tree Junior High Theatre Presents John Lennon & Me January 20

Pine Tree Junior High School and the Theatre Department will present the Junior High One Act Play “John Lennon & Me” Friday, January 20 at the high school auditorium.  

Show will start at 7:00 PM and there is no charge for the tickets.  Come out and support the theatre students and see a great show.

Pine Tree DECA Finishes Strong at District Meet

Pine Tree DECA competed at the district level in Pittsburg at the Region 8 ESC. Both team and individual event participants finished strong. 

Participants included Destiny Jackson, Samara Flores, Meagan Bernard, Maizie Hart, Levi Morrill, Sarah Moore, Megan Oswald, Callie Lightfoot, Priyank Patel, Olivia Mitchell, Saida Pitre, Joe Saenz, Natalie Collins and Madison Pike.The DECA sponsor is Barrow Mitchell. Those advancing to the DECA state competition in San Antonio include Destiny Jackson, Maizie Hart, Levi Morrill, Megan Oswald, Callie Lightfoot, Priyank Patel, Olivia Mitchell and Joe Saenz. T

The competitive events consist of business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship and travel and tourism.

Congratulations, PT Pirates!

Pine Tree High DECA 


Pine Tree Junior High Participates in The Great Kindness Challenge

Pine Tree Junior High students will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge the week of January 23-27. This week is designated to teach students about how spreading kindness is easier than spreading hate. 

 The PTJH No Place for Hate committee is challenging PTJH students to participate in as many acts of kindness that they can.

Pine Tree High School Announces G-TEK Club to Promote Engineering and Computer Science Careers

G-TEK (Girls, Guys and Geeks) is a new group at Pine Tree High that helps promote engineering and computer science careers. After school, students meet to learn more about the latest technology and hands-on design challenges. The hope is that by showing students first hand the incredible projects engineers work on, more students will pursue careers in these high demand fields. Although all students can join, this group is targeted at increasing minorities and women in engineering. 

Recently, Pine Tree students visited LeTourneau University for a half day trip, where Dr. Ayers, Engineering Chair, gave the students an introduction to many different types of engineering including mechanical, civil, biomedical, and aerospace. G-TEK students learned how engineers can save lives designing everything from cancer-detecting-cell-phones to strengthening bridges. 

Students also visited Texas State Technical College for the day to learn about Biomedical and Industrial Control majors. Eastman Chemical also hosted the students explaining some of the science behind chemical engineering and the jobs available.

Students look forward to participating in a TAME engineering challenge the end of February, and designing roller coasters for an "Amusement Park Physics" project at the Perot Center in Dallas.

"We have world class universities, employers and museums if not in Longview, within a few hours drive. We want our students to see what the very best of the best looks like, so they can aim high. Also, we hope the students stay in this club for all 4 years of high school, allowing them the opportunity to start visiting colleges as a freshman."  said Elizabeth White, sponsor.  

Club Sponsors are Allen Morris and Elizabeth White. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pine Tree Junior High Students Earn Medals at UIL One Act Play Competition

Pine Tree Junior High participated in the UIL One Act Play Competition on Saturday, January 14th at Sulphur Springs High School.  

Congratulations to the following PTJH students for receiving individual medals at this weekend’s competition:

     Graham Parmelee - All Star Cast
     Neftali Barrios -  All Star Tech Crew
     Brandy Gonzalez  - Honorable Mention Cast
     Zoe Green - Honorable Mention Cast

Save the Date! Innovation Showcase Coming March 23

TAME Regional Competition January 27 at LeTourneau University's Abbott Aviation Center - PTISD Only East Texas District to Participate

Pine Tree ISD will participate in the 2017 East Texas Divisional STEM Competition Friday, January 27 at LeTourneau University's Abbott Aviation Center located at the Gregg County Airport. This is the TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering) regional competition.  

Pine Tree ISD is the only district in East Texas to participate.  

TAME offers opportunities to students that many other programs do not.  This program centers around exposing students to the problem solving skills needed to be a successful engineer and to build the math and science skills necessary engineering course work. The program reinforces math and science skills, has students practice the skills in a testing environment and complete an engineering design challenge with other students reinforcing 21st century skills needed for the workplace.

At this year's competition, students will be tested in the math and science course in which they are currently enrolled.  This will be followed by an Engineering Design Challenge in which students will work as teams to complete an engineering design challenge.

This year's Engineering Partners are Joy Global and Eastman Chemical Company.   

1st -3rd place awards will be given to students in the math and science tests in each grade level 6-12.

1st - 3rd place awards will be given in the Engineering Design Challenge along with the Judge's Choice Award.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pine Tree Math Science Teams Compete Strong in TMSCA Pine Tree UIL Meet

Math Science Teams from Pine Tree High School competed strong in the Pine Tree UIL Meet on January 7.  Congratulations to our PT Pirates!

Number Sense
12th Grade 
Sebastian Miller – 2nd
Andrew Short – 3rd
Audrey Soltau – 5th
Clara Richardson – 8th   
Kia Miller – 2nd
Callisto Davis – 4th
Dalton Roberts – 6th
Jack Cheng – 7th
Jorge Juarez – 1st
Akshay Peddireddy – 5th
Caleb Terry – 7th
Callista Harrold – 4th
William Davis – 5th
 Isabella Nix – 6th
 Conner Naseiro – 7th
 Sterling Beasley – 8th
 Jessica Hosmer – 9th
Sebastian Miller – 5th
Audrey Soltau – 6th
Clara Richardson – 7th
Andrew Short – 10th
Samuel Gonzalez – 1st
Callisto Davis – 2nd
Dariann Munguia – 3rd
Jack Cheng – 6th
Kia Miller – 7th
Dalton Roberts – 8th
Jorge Juarez – 3rd
Akshay Peddireddy – 5th
Caleb Terry  - 6th
Will Davis – 1st
Isabella Nix – 2nd
Callista Harrold – 4th
Jessica Hosmer – 6t
Conner Naseiro – 7th
Itzel Lara – 8th
Sterling Beakley – 10th
Audrey Soltau – 3rd
Sebastian Miller – 6th
Clara Richardson – 7th
Andrew Short – 10th
Callisto Davis – 2nd
Dariann Munguia – 4th
Kia Miller – 5th
Dalton Roberts – 6th
Samuel Gonzalez – 7th
Jack Cheng – 8th
Akshay Peddireddy – 3rd
Caleb Terry – 5th
Jorge Juarez – 7th
Will Davis – 2nd
Conner Naseiro – 4th 
Sterling Beakley – 9th
Audrey Soltau – 3rd
Clara Richardson – 4th
Andrew Short – 7th
Sebastian Miller – 8th
Samuel Gonzalez – 8th
Callisto Davis – 9th
Jack Cheng – 10th
Akshay Peddireddy – 9th
Connor Naseiro – 2nd
Sterling Beakley – 4th
William Davis – 7th

Pine Tree High School Jazz Band to Perform at City-wide MLK Celebration Tonight!

The Pine Tree HS Jazz band will perform tonight at the City of Longview MLK Jazz Concert featuring George Faber & Friends.  The event will be held at the East Texas Builders Association & Event Center, 2023 Alpine Road.  Tickets are $10.  Pine Tree will take the stage at 6;30 p.m.

Come out and enjoy an evening of fabulous jazz music in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Congratulations to Pine Tree Jazz, under the direction of Mr. Mark Melton, for being invited back for the 2nd year for this great event!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pine Tree Shows Well at UIL Host Invitational

Pine Tree students showed well at the UIL Invitational Tournament at Pine Tree High School on January 6.

Congratulations to our PT Pirates!

Pine Tree UIL Invitational Results
January 6, 2017

Number Sense
2nd Place Team
2nd place              Sebastian Miller
3rd place               Andrew Short
4th place               Jorge Juarez

6th place               Audrey Soltau

5th place               Sebastian Miller

Copy Editing
1st place                Madeline Boche
2nd place               Rose Labay
4th place               Hannah Hunt

Literary Criticism
4th place               Maddie Mejias

Current Events
1st Place Team
1st place                Colby Holloman
4th place               Madeline Boche

Social Studies

4th place                Colby Holloman