Saturday, July 4, 2015

Josh Warren Memorial Fund Established at Austin Bank

A Memorial Fund has been set for Josh Warren at Austin Bank.  Contributions can be made at any Austin Bank or mailed directly to the bank.   

For additional information, contact the PTISD Communications Department at 903-295-5136.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pine Tree ISD announces new school times for the 2015-2016 school year

Pine Tree students will begin the new school year with new starting and ending times.  First day of classes is Monday, August 24.  For additional information contact the district at 

Pine Tree Primary, Pine Tree Elementary
Pine Tree Intermediate
7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pine Tree High School, ExCEL, Pine Tree Junior High
 Pine Tree Middle School
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

PTISD Hiring Bus Drivers for 2015-2016 School Year

School Bus Drivers Needed

Pine Tree ISD
704 Birch St.
Longview, Texas 75608

Specific Skills:
Must be 18 years of age
Ability to pass alcohol and drug test

PTISD will train in all areas of licensing, driving a school bus, and student discipline procedures.
If you are interested in a part time job for the school year please apply online at  - click on Human Resources and then Job Postings. 

We will work with your work schedule as much as possible.

Any questions please contact Pine Tree ISD Transportation at 903-295-5106 or 5108

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pine Tree Middle School Teacher Selected to attend Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Vanessa Palmer, 6th grade Social Studies teacher at Pine Tree Middle School, has been selected to attend the 2015 Holocaust & Human Rights Educator Conference sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance.

Scheduled for August 3 & 4, this year's conference will provide Holocaust education for the 21st century classroom and will include multiple workshops on human rights.

Congratulations, Ms. Palmer, on your selection to this prestigious conference.

Pine Tree High School Presents 2015-2016 College Readiness Series

Pine Tree High School will be presenting a series of special meetings for Pine Tree students as part of the 2015-2016 College Readiness Series.

Dr. Tony Tipton, Director of College/Career Readiness and Mr. Bill Irvine, Lead PTISD Counselor will be presenters for this series.

All sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Pine Tree High School Library.

A Senior College Preparation Lecture Series will kick off on Monday, August 3 and will continue with the following sessions, November, 16, January 21 and March 24.

Topics for this four part series includes graduation plans, SAT/ACT testing, college applications, scholarships, FAFSA, and study habits and skills.  

For additional information about the College Readiness Series contact Dr. Tony Tipton at 903.295-5031 or  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pine Tree ISD Opens Online Registration July 20

Pine Tree ISD will be utilizing an Online registration system for the 2015-2016 school year. Beginning July 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PTISD families may begin the Online Registration process through their PTISD Skyward Family Access account.  Families may verify and update contact and emergency information for each child as well as complete required forms and review policies.

A family access account is necessary in order to complete the back-to-school Online Registration process for each child.  Sign up for Skyward Family Access can be done at

PTISD Online Registration is REQUIRED for all Returning PTISD Students.

Online Registration begins on July 20 and ends on August 6, 2015.  Online registration must be completed before schedules/homeroom teachers will be given on Meet the Teacher Night.

For returning students who have changed addresses, In Person Registration/Residency Verification will be held:

August 5, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 6, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Students who have address changes MUST bring proof of residence to the In Person Registration/Residency Verification days listed above.  Forms for Proof of Residence include:  2015 Gregg County Tax Statement, Current Lease Agreement, Current Purchase Agreement/Contract, current utility bills (water, gas, or electricity only) or Approved Transfer paperwork. 

For additional information, contact Pine Tree ISD at (903) 295-5000.  

Pine Tree ISD Leaders Attend and Present at TASB Summer Leadership Institute

Pine Tree ISD was well represented at the 2015 Texas Association of School Boards Summer Leadership Institute held in Fort Worth.

Board President Terre Dunn, PTISD Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler and Vickie Echols were presenters at the conference.  Other board members attending including Pat Noon, Adam Graves, Amy Brown and Dr. Kerri Daugbjerg.

The annual Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is the flagship training conference for the Texas Association of School Boards.  The purpose of the institute is (1) to provide new school board members with immediate training following the May school board elections, (2) to offer newly elected board presidents the training they need to lead effectively, and (3) to provide experienced board members with current practices and information about the key concerns facing Texas school districts.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pine Tree ISD Accepting Out-of-District Transfer Students for 2015-2016

Pine Tree ISD is now accepting applications for out-of-district transfer students for the 2015-2016 year.  Applications are now available at the Pine Tree Administration Building or may be completed online at

Please call Assistant Superintendent James Skeeler at (903) 295-5000 if you have questions or review all guidelines posted at

Pine Tree ISD - A Tradition of Excellence for All

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pine Tree Announces Summer Nutrition Program

Pine Tree ISD Summer Nutrition Locations


JUNE 8, 2015 THRU JULY 2, 2015
BREAKFAST:  7:30-8:00 A.M.
LUNCH:  11:35-11:55 A.M.


JUNE 8, 2015 THRU JUNE 25, 2015
JULY 27, 2015 THRU AUGUST 13, 2015
BREAKFAST:  7:30-8:00 A.M.
LUNCH  11:30-12:00 NOON


JUNE 8, 2015 THRU JUNE 23, 2015
AUGUST 3, 2015 THRU AUGUST 13, 2015
BREAKFAST:  7:30-8:00 A.M.
LUNCH:  11:30-12:00 NOON

2100 N.W. LOOP 281

JUNE 8, 2015 THRU JUNE 23, 2015
BREAKFAST:  8:00-8:30 A. M.
LUNCH:  11:30-12:00 NOON

Participant Eligibility:  Any child 18 years of age and under (and those persons over age 18 who meet the federal mentally or physically disabled) may receive meals – Free of charge

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