Monday, December 15, 2014

Pine Tree Junior High Student Council Grants Wishes in Ornaments of Hope Project

The Pine Tree Junior High Student Council granted Christmas wishes when they adopted five children through the Ornaments of Hope project of the Highway 80 Rescue Mission.

Members of the Student Council raised $400, purchased gifts for each of the children and wrapped them with love.  We are proud of our students and their spirit of giving to our community.


Pine Tree High School Leadership/Student Council students and the community participated in the 2014 Macy's annual Believe campaign and delivered over 4,591 letters to Santa at Macy's who will donate $9,902 to the Make a Wish Foundation.

The magic of the holiday season with Macy's  Believe campaign invites customers to share in the spirit of goodwill and generosity. Since the program began seven years ago, it has raised more than $8.7 million to benefit Make-A-Wish as believers from coast-to-coast have participated in the program’s signature letter writing campaign, which will return this year.

From Nov. 7 to Dec. 24, customers can visit their local Macy’s store to drop their stamped letters, addressed to “Santa at the North Pole,” into special Santa Mail letterboxes. New this year, the Believe letter campaign is going digital – in addition to mailing letters in-store, customers can visit to create and send their letter to Santa. For each letter collected in-store and online, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish, helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Pine Tree High School band students competed Friday, December 12, 2014 in the TMEA Region 4 Band Auditions at North Lamar.  Congratulations to the following students who earned seats in the TMEA Region 4 High School All-Region Band:

Izrell Adams
Andrew Allison
Kristopher Balint
Erica Bernard
Patrick Bigham
Lisette Cerda
Thomas Childers
Nigel Colbert
Bobby Counts
Gage Ellis
Jonathan Garcia
Amanda Green
Rebecca Griffith
Melissa Hammonds
Ezekiel Hernandez
Andrea Jenkins
Josue Jovel
Davis Morton
Cristian Najera
Alex Palacios
Joel Ramirez
Tyler Russell
Christopher Schaetz
Dezmund Thomas
Brandon Watson
Danielle Williams
Jerry Zhang

​In addition, the following students advanced to the AREA competition​, which will be held January 10, 2015 at UT Tyler:

Izrell Adams
Nigel Colbert
Boby Counts
Jonathan Garcia
Rebecca Griffith
Cristian Najera
Tyler Russell
Dezmund Thomas
Jerry Zhang

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Pine Tree High School sophomore Colby Holloman  took home 1st Place and TOP Speaker awards with junior Tucker Smith placing 4th in Lincoln Douglas Debate Saturday, December 6 at the Spring Hill High School UIL Debate Tournament.  We are PIRATE PROUD!

Colby Holloman 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PTHS Band Students Earn Seats in TMEA Region 4 Honor Band

Congratulations to the following students who earned seats in the TMEA Region 4 9th Grade Honor Band.
Kalie Rhodes
Mya Candie
Luis Cardenas
Angel Perez
Gage Ellis
Kahli Grant
Christian Robinson
Ally Knight
Maddi White
Maja Palmer
Vashayla Charvis
Harrison Berryhill
Josue Jovel

Auditions were held Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Texarkana.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Longview Transit, Super 1 Foods, Mix 93.1, Longview ISD, Pine Tree ISD and Spring Hill ISD will join forces this year for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive Thursday, December 18 to help make the holiday a little brighter for Longview neighbors.

Donations for this year's event include nonperishable food items, new blankets, baby items. and personal hygiene items.

Drop Off Locations are:  Pine Tree Bus/Longview Transit - Super One Foods, 1217 W. Marshall Avenue, Spring Hill ISD Bus - Super One Foods, 2301 W Loop 281 and Longview ISD Bus - Super One Foods, 1800 S High Street.

The Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive benefits the following agencies:  Highway 80 Rescue Mission, Caring & Sharing Center, Longview Dream Center and the Salvation Army.

Monday, December 1, 2014


The Pine Tree High School Theater Department will present Dashing Through the Snow Saturday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Tree Junior High Cafetorium.

This Christmas comedy by Jones Hope Wooten is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Tickets for the dinner and show are $22.00.  The dinner will be catered by the PTHS Culinary Arts Department. Tickets can be purchased by calling 903-240-6332 or purchasing online at

Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

PTMS Student Haley Neathery wins 1st Place in Veterans Day Contest

Haley Neathery, 6th grade student at Pine Tree Middle School, won 1st place for her painting, "Soldiers Raising the Flag" at the Kilgore College Veterans Day Appreciation Celebration Art Contest last week.

PTMS students competed with other 4th-6th grade students in this contest.  All student work will be on display in front of the Middle School library through today.

Haley Neathery 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PTHS Art Students Big Winners in Adopt a School Art of Character Contest

Pine Tree High School brought home four awards in the Adopt A School Partnership of Longview Art of Character Contest.  This year's event received over 30 entries with 13 being named finalists.

The following Pine Tree students were recognized in the following categories:

Graphic Art - 1st place, Ravyn Teel
Graphic Art - 2nd place, Michael Newman
Graphic Art - 3rd place, Tyler Bailey

Grace Garcia was recognized for her entry, A New Beginning and was awarded 1st place.  Her entry will be used as the Adopt A School Christmas Card and will be distributed to all Adopt a School adopters.

The winners are students of PTHS teachers Mary Squier and Elizabeth White.

Grace Garcia, Tyler Bailey, Michael Newman, Ravyn Teel 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pine Tree High School Choir Presents Noel, Noel

The Pine Tree High School Choir will present Noel, Noel - A Winter Concert Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon Street.  Admission is free.