Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pine Tree Math Science Team Takes Top Spots at Daingerfield Meet

Congratulations to the Math Science Team on their meet last Saturday in Daingerfield where they placed 2nd overall. Medals went to top 5 places. PT took 23 of those top 5 spots in 4 events! 

Here is a list of our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who scored in the top 10 in their events.

Number Sense:

· Shaun Ray – 1st place, 8th grade

· Marilyn Shen – 3rd place, 8th grade

· Luis Vazquez - 5th place, 8th grade

· Paige Reese – 9th place, 8th grade

· Angie Rojas – 10th place, 8th grade

· Bryce Willadson – 1st place, 7th grade

· Zoe Davis – 4th place, 7th grade

· Emily Jimenez – 6th place, 7th grade

· Kaleb Hogue – 8th place, 7th grade

· Isaac Tesser – 9th place, 7th grade

· Samuel Beall – 10th place, 7th grade

· Asyiah Bray – 2nd place, 6th grade

· Morgan Sharp– 9th place, 6th grade

· Noah Sims – 10th place, 6th grade


· Emmanuel Viramontes – 5th place, 8th grade

· Giselle Valencia – 9th place, 8th grade

· Angie Rojas – 10th place, 8th grade

· Jonah Harwood – 5th place, 7th grade

· Carlo Echave - 7th place, 7th grade

· Payton Wright - 9th place, 7th grade

· Mallory Estrada – 10th place, 7th grade

· Shane Moore – 2nd place, 6th grade

· Marco Echave – 4th place, 6th grade

· Fatima Vazquez – 7th place, 6th grade

· Jonathan Cordova – 9th place, 6th grade


· Shawn Ray – 3rd place, 8th grade

· Jann Cabudoy - 8th place, 8th grade

· Bryce Willadson – 1st place, 7th grade

· Jonah Harwood – 4th place, 7th grade

· Zoe Davis – 7th place, 7th grade

· Iman Dar – 8th place, 7th grade

· Kaleb Hogue – 9th place, 7th grade

· Payton Wright – 10th place, 7th grade

· Haris Hussain – 1st place, 6th grade

· Noah Sims – 4th place, 6th grade

· Asyiah Bray – 5th place, 6th grade

· Fatima Vazquez – 6th place, 6th grade

· Rylie Waclawczyk – 10th place, 6th grade


· Jann Cabudoy - 1st place, 8th grade

· Tristan McBride – 3rd place, 8th grade

· Emmanuel Viramontes -6th place, 8th grade

· Paige Reese – 7th place, 8th grade

· Iman Dar – 1st place, 7th grade

· Lance Williams – 4th place, 7th grade

   Payton Wright - 5th place, 7th grade

· Bryce Willadson – 6th place, 7th grade

· Zoe Davis – 7th place, 7th grade

· Lenore Martin – 5th place, 6th grade

· Nicolas Graugnard – 6th place, 6th grade

· Shane Moore – 10th place, 6th grade

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pine Tree UIL Academic Team Finishes Fourth in Hallsville Competition

The Pine Tree UIL Academic Team competed Saturday at Hallsville High School finishing 4th overall.  Listed below are the individual results by event.  We are so proud of our Pirates!

CX Debate
Brittan Campbell and Kali Barnard            2nd place

LD Debate
Roshni Edalur                    5th place
(1st place Speaker)

Copy Editing
Roshni Edalur                    1st place

Editorial Writing
Hannah Hunt                     1st place

Headline Writing
Hannah Hunt                     5th place

Ready Writing
Bobby Counts                    4th place

Current Events
Colby Holloman                 1st place

Chris Schaetz                    4th place
Audrey Soltau                   6th place

Chris Schaetz                     5th place

Number Sense
2nd Place Team
Sebastian Miller                 2nd place
Chris Schaetz                     5th place
Caleb Terry                         6th place

Chris Schaetz                     5th place              

Pine Tree Education Foundation Spirit Night 2nd Tuesday of each Month

Papa John's Pizza wants to make a date with PT Pirates the second Tuesday of each month.

When customers order lunch or dinner from Papa John's the second Tuesday of each month, 20% of total sales that day benefits the foundation. Simply mention Pine Tree ISD when ordering your favorite pizza!

It's a fun and delicious day to raise money for the PT Education Foundation.

Mark your calendars! 

Papa John's Pizza at both locations - 1409-C Loop 281W and 905 E. Marshall, Suite 101.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pine Tree Culinary Arts, Welding, Automotive, and Small Engine Repair Qualify for State At SkillsUSA Competition

Pine Tree's Culinary Arts, Welding, Automotive and Small Engine students brought home the gold in the Skills USA competition this past weekend.

In the Culinary Arts competition, Pine Tree won gold in the promotional bulletin board competition  qualified for state in the decorated cake division and brought home bronze medals for the entrepreneurial team and the commercial baking competitor.


Jaylan Cage and Amber Smith - Decorated Cake Division - Qualified for State

Jazlyn Womack, Jasmin Allen and Holden Cohagen - 1st place - Promotional Bulletin Board - Gold medal

Amber Smith, Jazlyn Womack, Jasmin Allen and Holden Cohagen - 3rd place Entrepreneurial Competition - Bronze medal

Amber Smith - 3rd place - Commercial Baking - Bronze medal


Josue Jovel - 1st place - Best of Show Air Conditioner Compressor Project


Elizabeth Garcia - 1st Place - Small Engine Project

Logan Kelley and Jaydon Randall - 1st place - Best of Show Small Engine Project and Best of Show 
Power and Engine Transportation


Jakob Fist - 1st Place - Welding General Category

Noah and Michael Thomas - 1st Place - Fire Pit Project and Best of Show in Welding Pits Category

Noah Quintanilla, Aaron Pierce and Michael Thomas - 3rd Place Bronze - Welding Fabrication Team 

Congratulations to our PT Students!

Longview Regional Medical Center FREE Heart Screening for Teens February 18

FREE Heart Screening for East Texas Young Athletes

Longview Regional Medical Center will host a FREE heart screening for teens ages 14-18 on February 18, 2017. Full descriptions of the screening process can be found on the Championship Hearts website. 

Click here for more information.

Free Student Heart Screening
Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Longview Regional Medical Center
2901 North 4th Street
Longview, TX  75605

The free heart screening includes both a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and a limited echocardiogram (ECHO) to detect potential heart conditions. These are non-invasive and painless tests, completed in just minutes. Local volunteer cardiologists will provide immediate results to parents/teens.

Pine Tree High School Art Wins 41 medals at Regionals with 7 Qualifying for State

Pine Tree High Regional Art Winners

Pine Tree High art students won a total of 41 Regional Gold Medals and 7 Area Gold Medals at the recent Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) held at Whitehouse High School this past Saturday. The following 7 students will continue on to the State VASE held in San Antonio, TX on April 28th-29th:

Art I:
·Michaelon Daniels
·Harleigh Wright
·Petra Enloe
Art II:
·Gaelynn Prosser
·Abigail Roberts
·Sidney Andrade
·Isaiah Perry

There were over 800 entries this year in Region 7, and competition was fierce for state. As a note, there were only 23, 2-D artworks that advanced to state in Divisions I, II and III. Pine Tree accounted for a QUARTER of the representatives in these divisions- which speaks to the quality of the Art Department at Pine Tree High.

The mission of VASE is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to their regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. A very select group of students continue on to the State Event, where students have the opportunity to win scholarships based on works they create on-site. Scholarships usually range from $100 to $1,000. Teachers are Wayne Gaddis, Elizabeth White and Mary Graham (department head).

Regional Gold Medal Winners from Pine Tree High are as follows:

Art I:
Jasmine Brinkley
Michaelon Daniels
Maria Gonzalez
Leah Martinez (won two medals)
Sophia Reyes (won two medals)
Nicholas Robinson
Courtlyn Webster
Harleigh Wright

Art II:
Gina Devona
Sarah Harris (won two medals)
Amber Parker
Gaelyn Prosser
Abby Roberts 
Natalia Rodriguez (won two medals)
Kloie Shultz
Tara Story
Hannah Wirth
Sadie Wallace
Mario Zamorano

Art III:
Sidney Andrade (won two medals)
Taylor Anaya
Beatrice Aycock
Bethany Ballenger
Jonathan Garcia
Sobeida Garcia-Cardona
Erick Marroquin
Sarah Mata (won two medals)
Mia Nelson
Isaiah Perry
Ramon Rubio
Alexis Vo

Art IV: 
Kortni Horne
Priscilla Rodriguez
Ravyn Teel

You are Invited! Coffee with the Superintendent February 16 at Pine Tree Primary

Pine Tree ISD will host Coffee with the Superintendent Thursday, February 16 at 7:45 a.m. at Pine Tree Primary in the volunteer room.

Parents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with Superintendent TJ Farler to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments, ask questions and share your vision for Pine Tree Schools.

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Save the Date! Support the Pine Tree Education Foundation at Spirit Night February28

Come out and support the Pine Tree Education Foundation during Spirit Night 2017!

This year's event will be Tuesday, February 28 from 4-8 p.m. at the Whataburger located at 1479 E. Harrison Road across from Lear Park.

Twenty percent of all proceeds this evening will benefit the Pine Tree Education Foundation which funds district teacher grants.

Save the Date and attend Spirit Night at Whataburger on February 28!

For additional information regarding this event contact Melissa Saunders, PTEF Executive Director, at 903-295-5021.