Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Super1Foods Cash4MyHighSchool is back again and kicks off today!  Support your Pine Tree Pirates!  Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day.  One text per day!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000.  Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize!

Contest begins today and ends November 1!  GO PIRATES!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Sylvan Learning and Pine Tree Education Foundation will offer ACT and SAT Practice Tests during Get Ready for the BIG TESTS event on September 17 and October 22.

Saturday, September 17
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Test Location:  Pine Tree High School, 900 Northwest Drive

Saturday, October 22
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Pine Tree High School, 900 Northwest Drive

*  Experience test-day conditions and build confidence
*  Figure out which subject areas need more attention before the exams
*  Gain a competitive advantage heading into the exams
* Get ready for the big day when the scores really count

Spaces are limited!  Call Sylvan Learning at 903-297-3300 to reserve your place!

Friday, August 26, 2016


Tonight's game between the Pine Tree Pirates and the Jacksonville Indians will have a
30 minute rain delay. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pine Tree Education Foundation Selling Reserved Parking at PTISD Games - Get Yours Today!

Get your reserved parking spot at Pirate Stadium during the upcoming 2016 Pine Tree football season. Parking attendants will be available until 8:00pm on game night to guarantee your reserved parking.

For a tax-deductible donation of $150.00, you will receive a reserved parking permit for the 5 home football games. Your charitable contribution to the Pine Tree Education Foundation supports educational grants for teachers and PT staff to fund creative and innovative classroom projects. 

For more information about our organization, please call 903-295-5021 or visit us at


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Twelve Pine Tree High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust Board of Directors

      Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of 12 Pine Tree High School seniors to serve on its 2016-2017 Student Board of Directors.

      The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
       The 2016-2017 Student Board members will be introduced to the TB&T bank staff in an Orientation Reception, to be held at 7 pm, Monday, August 29 in the Main Bank lobby in downtown Longview. Parents and school administrators are invited to attend.
       The PTHS seniors who qualified for this year’s Student Board will join with 42 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview, Spring Hill, and St. Mary’s High Schools to make up the 38th senior class to participate in the TB&T program.
       The participating seniors include Rebekah Suzanne Ayres, Ashlee Boyd, Baylee Boyd, Roshni Edalvr, Will Harris, Colby Holloman, Mary McQuaid, Levi Morrill, Daniel Christopher Moore, Michaela Patterson, Saray Ruiz, and Christopher Schaetz.
      As in years passed, the Student Board program will be designed to introduce students to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives, and provide them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money. The students will be challenged this year to test their innovation and creative skills with a program, entitled Back to Basics.  The student board members will have eight months to help the bank design a digital episode of its TBT Shorts web series.
     Texas Bank and Trust established the Student Board - its first and most enduring financial literacy program - in 1978. 
     Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and afterschool work activities. Students must submit an essay with their application as well as two letters of recommendation from either a faculty member or administrator to be considered for the program. Students accepted into the 2016 Student Board program were notified in late May.
       Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 1,800 high school seniors to banking and money management.
       For information on how to participate in the 2017-2018 Student Board program, students in their junior year of high school may contact Community Relations Officer Tammy Gage at (903) 237-1827.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dave Burgess to Keynote Pine Tree ISD Back to School Convocation

Pine Tree ISD will welcome teachers back to class at the Back to School Convocation set for Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Pine Tree Road Auditorium.  Dave Burgess, best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for Pirate: Inspirational ABC's for Educators will be the keynote speaker.

Burgess received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. As an award-winning  teacher from San Diego, California, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.   His dynamic and inspirational message coupled with his outrageously energetic performance style has transformed classrooms and sparked an educational revolution around the world.

First day of class for Pine Tree ISD is Monday, August 22.

Author Dave Burgess 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gateway Tire and Service Center Donates Backpacks to PT Elementary Campuses

Gateway Tire and Service donated backpacks to Pine Tree's Birch Elementary and Parkway Elementary.  Backpacks were presented by Mario Moreno, Manager of Gateway Tire and Service Center.  Thank you Gateway for your donation to PTISD!

Dr. Carla McAvoy, Principal, Parkway Elementary
and Assistant Principal Melanie Keoun accepts
 backpack  donation from Mario Moreno with Gateway
Tire and Service Center 

Melanie Bridges, Principal, Birch Elementary, Kim Whaley, Assistant Principal
and Counselor Karla Parmalee accepts backpack donations from Mario
Moreno with Gateway Tire and Service Center