Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PTISD UPDATES



The Varsity Girls Basketball Team will play at 5:00 p.m. at home on Thursday.   The Varsity Boys Basketball Team will play at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday in Marshall.  All games from Thursday on are still on regular times and places.

Coffee with the Superintendent at Pine Tree Middle School has been canceled for Thursday, January 18.  The district will reschedule at a future date.  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Coffee with the Superintendent January 18 at PT Middle School


You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on January 18 at Pine Tree Middle School. The event will start at 7:45 a.m. Pine Tree parents are invited to attend.

Coffee with the Superintendent is a casual discussion with Pine Tree Superintendent Farler to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments and provides an opportunity for PT parents, staff and community to have a an open dialogue with the leader of the district.

Grab a cup of coffee and visit with PT Superintendent TJ Farler.

For additional information about the Coffee with the Superintendent, call 903-295-5136.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PTISD Curriculum Team to Present at National Conference

Members of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) team at Pine Tree ISD have been invited to present at the STEMCON conference in Chicago on April 20.  Presenters are Robin White, (lead presenter), Dr. Daya Hill, Michele Walker, Dr. Lisa Mullins, Kalli Vanmeter and Kelli Hendrix.  

STEMCON is a national conference for administrators and educators from around the nation that come together and share best practices in STEM.  The district was selected because of their passion for inspiring girls to become more involved in STEM related careers.  

The conference presentation will be the district's Girls in Technology event.  

The goal for the presentation will be to create passion in other schools around the nation to begin a GIT event of their own.  "It is so exciting to know that PTISD will have to opportunity to indirectly change the number of girls that participate in STEM around the nation", said Robin White, lead presenter.   

During the presentation, the team will share with participants the steps and information necessary to host their own event.  Each participant will leave with a packet that includes technology stations, lesson plans, parent notifications, invitations and a timeline for planning.  





Monday, January 1, 2018

Pine Tree ISD Recognizes Board During School Board Appreciation Month

Longview, TX - January is School Board Recognition Month and Pine Tree ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Dr. TJ Farler, PTISD Superintendent.  In a climate of change and challenge, school board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students.  Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task.  As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our students,” said Farler.

“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities.  Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those more familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families.  These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” said Farler.

Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees:  President Frank Richards, Vice President Amy Brown, Secretary Jim Cerrato, Anthony Tanner, Adam Graves, Dr. Kerri Daugbjerg and Dr. Melanie Roudkovski. 




Monday, December 11, 2017

PTHS Leadership and Student Council Collect over 5,700 letters for Make a Wish Foundation

PTHS Leadership and Student Council students spent the last few weeks collecting letters written to Santa from the PTISD campuses.  The students collect 5,711 letters which equals $15,022 Macy's will donate to the Make A Wish Foundation.





Monday, December 4, 2017

Coffee with the Superintendent December 7 at Pine Tree Primary

You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent TJ Farler on December 7 Pine Tree Primary.  The event will start at 7:45 a.m.  Pine Tree parents are invited to attend.

Coffee with the Superintendent is a casual discussion with Pine Tree Superintendent Farler to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments and provides an opportunity for PT parents, staff and community to have a an open dialogue with the leader of the district.

Grab a cup of coffee and visit with PT Superintendent TJ Farler.

For additional information about the Coffee with the Superintendent, call 903-295-5136.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PTHS Smith and Leath Advance to Pre-Area Choir Competition

Pine Tree High School choir students competed in the Pre Area Choir Competition on November 28th in Gilmer. 

Congratulations to Tyrese Smith, tenor and Brooke Leath, alto.  These Pine Tree High School students will advance to All State Choir auditions in January at Texas A & M Commerce.