Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kick Up your Heels at Pine Tree Football Program Ladies Night Out August 13

The Pine Tree Football Program will host the 2nd annual Huddles & Heels event Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Summit Club.

Huddles & Heels will be a fun filled evening with attendees learning football 101 from PTISD coaches.  Advanced tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.  Tables of 8 can be purchased for $200.

Tickets include dessert bar and drinks.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pine Tree High School Athletic Office or contacting Stephanie Hill at sandghill@sbcglobal.net.  Deadline to reserve your ticket is August 11!

Kick up your heels and kick off the 2015 Pine Tree football season!  Make plans to attend the 2015 Huddles & Heels - enjoy a night of fun, raffles and vendors!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PTISD TEACHERS NAMED TO STATE TEKS REVIEW COMMITTEE

Christen Stowers, Literacy Instructional Coach at Pine Tree Elementary and Sarah Beth Sage, 3rd grade teacher at Pine Tree Intermediate, have been selected to serve on the SBOE TEKS Review Committee for English Language Arts and Reading.

The review committee will convene for three meetings in Austin throughout the coming year.

Congratulations to Ms. Stowers and Ms. Sage!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

STUDENT ART WORK NOW ONLINE THROUGH HARVARD GRADUATE CENTER

Elizabeth White, Art Instructor at Pine Tree High School, has been recognized  through the Harvard Graduate Center for Student Work.  White submitted three student projects which were chosen as part of the CSW collection.  All projects were cross-curricular which is a major requirement for CSW as well as higher order thinking. 

The three projects selected were:

Chair Design Without Adhesives - a project where students build a chair entirely out of cardboard without using adhesives or glue that can support the weight of an adult. 
Aztec Indian Portraits is a series of colored pencil drawings that celebrated the Aztec culture.  Cross curricular includes art and social studies.
Wildlife of the Texas Panhandle is a study of native Texas animals and their habitats in chalk pastel. Cross curricular includes art and biology.

The three projects are now online and can be viewed at http://centerforstudentwork.elschools.org/projects.

PTHS Sets first Pine Tree High School 101 Parent Information Meeting & iPad Orientation

Pine Tree High School will offer Pine Tree High School 101 Parent Information Meeting on August 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  This first time event will be for all freshmen parents and students. Counselors, administrators and teachers will be at this session to discuss all aspects of high school life.

On August 21, iPad orientation will be held for freshmen and new students to Pine Tree High School.

For additional information regarding the parent information meeting and iPad orientation contact Dr. Tony Tipton or Roxanne Allen at Pine Tree High School - 903-295-5031.




Monday, July 20, 2015

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN AT PTISD

Online Registration is now open!  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 www.ptisd.org.

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.  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PTISD Accepting Out-of-District Transfer Students

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 www.ptisd.org.  There is no fee for out-of-district transfer students. The district is accepting applications now and throughout the school year.

Please call Pine Tree ISD at (903) 295-5000 if you have questions or review all guidelines posted at www.ptisd.org.




PTHS Art Teacher Recognized by Harvard Graduate School Center for Student Work

Elizabeth White, Art Instructor at Pine Tree High School, has been recognized  through the Harvard Graduate Center for Student Work.  White submitted three student projects which were chosen as part of the CSW collection.  All projects were cross-curricular which is a major requirement for CSW as well as higher order thinking. 

The Harvard Graduate School Center for Student Work is a repository of the most highly scrutinized and exemplary student work in the United States.  The CSW is a curated, open-source collection of models of high-quality PreK-12 student work, along with resources to support the use of exemplary student work to inspire and elevate teaching and learning.   

 CSW is a 25 year collaboration between Ron Berger of Expeditionary Learning  and Steve Seidel of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  The CSW is supported by Expeditionary Learning (EL), a nonprofit organization and HGSE.  It was built with investment from The Hewlett Foundation, The Nellie Mae Foundation, The Barr Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education Arts integration grant. 

The three projects selected were:

Chair Design Without Adhesives - a project where students build a chair entirely out of cardboard without using adhesives or glue that can support the weight of an adult. 
Aztec Indian Portraits is a series of colored pencil drawings that celebrated the Aztec culture.  Cross curricular includes art and social studies.
Wildlife of the Texas Panhandle is a study of native Texas animals and their habitats in chalk pastel. Cross curricular includes art and biology.

The projects are displayed permanently online as part of the CSW collection.

Mrs. White is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.  She is an Andrew Carnegie scholar from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design.  A former software designer, Mrs. White has taught art for 8 years.  Her goal as a teacher is to raise the self esteem of students of all levels by helping them to achieve what they previously thought was impossible.  She truly believes there is an artist in everyone. 




Wednesday, July 15, 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 www.ptisd.org. 

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.  


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pine Tree ISD Accepting Transfer Students for 2015-2016 School Year

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 www.ptisd.org.  There is no fee for out-of-district transfer students.  

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

Pine Tree ISD - A Tradition of Excellence for All

Thursday, July 9, 2015

PT Women's Golf Tryouts Set for August 10-12

Pine Tree Women's Golf will hold tryouts for all incoming 9-12 graders and transfers August 10-12 at 5:00 p.m. at Longview Country Club.  Play will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Contact Coach Candee Collins at ccollins@ptisd.org or 903.987.1914 for additional information.