Friday, May 25, 2018

Pine Tree High School Art Students Named Winners in Keep Longview Beautiful Recycling Contest

Four Pine Tree High School art students were named winners in the high school division in the Keep Longview Beautiful Recycling Contest.

Jasmine Martindale, Nicolas Williams, Lexi Green and Gracie Betts were surprised and recognized at the unveiling of their art work at Pine Tree High School on May 25.  The students artwork will be displayed on City of Longview trash collection trucks.

Each year Keep Longview Beautiful in partnership with the City of Longview hosts the annual recycling contest.  With the selection of eight winners this year, Pine Tree High School had four students selected for their recycling artwork.

Congratulations to our PT Pirates!

Jasmine Martindale 

Nicolas Williams 
Lexie Green
Gracie Betts 



Pine Tree Anglers Finish the Year Strong in Final Competition

Pine Tree qualified five teams for the championship tournament held May 19 at Lake O the Pines.  All teams received new $100 Lews reels.  The team of Jack Gense and Hudson Finley placed fifth in the championship. 

Merrick Taylor and Connor Mayeux placed 12th overall for the year and each received a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

An orientation meeting will be held on June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Junior High Lecture Room for those who are interested in the Fishing Club for the 2018-2019 school year.  Students participating must be enrolled as a junior high or high school student (grades 7-12). 

Congratulations to our PT anglers for an outstanding year!

Taylor and Mayeux



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pine Tree Athletes Lightfoot, Quiett, Seidel and Rucker Recognized at BEST PREPS 2018

Four Pine Tree students were recognized at the BEST PREPS 4th annual event sponsored by Peters Chevrolet.  Congratulations to our Pine Tree Pirates!

Callie Lightfoot - Scholar Athlete - Girls Powerlifting
Kailey Quiett - Scholar Athlete - Girls Golf - Dick Williams Award for Girls Golf
Wade Seidel - Gateway Tire and Service Center Community Excellence Award
Titus Rucker - Scholar Athlete - Natalie Bach-Prather Award for Boys Cross Country

#PTPROUD

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pine Tree Teacher Appointed to State Board

Michelle Randall, Math Science Teacher with Pine Tree Independent School District, has been appointed to the Texas Math Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) board. 

The Texas Math and Science Coaches Association or TMSCA is an organization for coaches of academic University Interscholastic League teams in Texas middle schools and high schools, specifically those that compete in mathematics and science-related tests.

Congratulations Mrs. Randall!  #PTProud

Michelle Randall 



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pine Tree ISD Recognizes Community U Graduates May 14

Members of the Pine Tree ISD Community U program were recognized during the monthly board meeting on May 14.  This year's graduates are:  Holly Backer, Lynn Bearden, Miranda Chism, Aimee Klein, Donna Mangram and Tessa Stinnett.

Created in 2012, Community U offers a unique opportunity to learn about the Pine Tree Independent School District.  Through monthly meetings, participants learn about the District's infrastructure, programs, services and understand the challenges and opportunities.

Sessions will provide interaction with students and teachers, tours of district facilities, dialogue with administrators, district personnel, and opportunities to see firsthand how the district works. Members of the Pine Tree ISD Community U class learn about all aspects of public education.

Each month Community U participants meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The program begins in October and ends in May 2018. Attendance for all eight sessions is not required but highly encouraged.

Applications for the 2018-2019 class will be available online June 1 at http://www.ptisd.org/page/Community.U.  For additional information regarding the CU program, contact Melissa Gonzales, Pine Tree Education Foundation/Community Relations
Coordinator, at 903-295-5129.

Community U - Class of 2017-2018



Monday, May 14, 2018

Former PT Coach Bill Manning Selected to Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame

Former PT Soccer Coach Bill Manning has been selected to the Texas Association Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame (TASCO).  Manning will be officially inducted in November along with six other inductees.

Coach Manning began the soccer program at Pine Tree in 1983 and and coached for fourteen years with 202 wins.  He finished his career at Bryan Adams and Duncanville High School with 200 wins.  His career wins total 402, losses 135 and 32 ties.  In his twenty-seven years, Manning won 17 district championships.





Friday, May 11, 2018

Pine Tree High School TEAMS Places 1st in State Competition - Advances to Nationals

The Pine Tree TEAMS Competition team, varsity and junior varsity, competed in March in the 2018 TEAMS Competition with both teams placing 1st in their division statewide, which qualifies them for nationals in Atlanta, Georgia. 

TEAMS is an annual STEM competition challenging students to work collaboratively and apply their math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve everyday engineering challenges. There are three components to the competition: an in depth essay submitted prior to the competition date, a multiple choice test where 80 questions must be answered in 90 minutes, and last a design and build challenge to be completed in 75 minutes.

Pine Tree's junior varsity team consisted of freshmen Sean Ray, Marilyn Shen, Jann Cabudoy, Emmanuel Viramontes, Tristan McBride and sophomores Isabella Nix, Conner Naseiro, Will Davis, Sterling Beakley.

PT's varsity team consisted of juniors Riley Stanley, Shawn Naseiro, Akshay Peddireddy, Caleb Terry, Gage Ellis and seniors Samuel Gonzalez, Dalton Roberts, Wade Seidel, and Jack Cheng.

Congratulations to our Pine Tree students!








Monday, May 7, 2018

Pine Tree Art Student Lexie Green Wins Longview Public Library Summer Reading Art Contest

Pine Tree High School Art II student, Lexie Green, won the 2018 Longview Public Library Summer Reading Art Contest. Lexie's original artwork will be printed on the bookmarks given to everyone in the reading program this year. More information about the summer reading program can be found at: https://www.longviewtexas.gov/2897/Summer-Reading-Club.

Congratulations, Lexie!

Longview Public Library Summer Reading Program 

This year's national Summer Reading Club theme is "Libraries Rock!" The Summer Reading Club encourages kids to keep reading throughout the summer and is a way for them to have tons of fun! It is a FREE program for children 0-18 years old which begins the second week in June and ends the last week in July! 

It all begins with a Kick-Off Party on the Library Plaza, where the LPL will have fun foam, a bouncy house, DJ, popcorn and ice cream, sidewalk chalk, and lots more. All summer long, there are fun activities for families to do. Complete your weekly reading goal and visit the Library with your reading log to claim your prizes! At the end of July, there will be a big End Party at the Broughton Splash Pad to celebrate all you have accomplished with bouncy houses, a DJ, nachos and even drawings for free bikes (must be present to win). 

Lexie Green
 Summer Reading Club Winner


Pine Tree Elementaries/Fine Arts and Longview Symphony Partner for May 8 Concert

Third grade music students from Pine Tree Birch and Parkway elementaries will partner with the Longview Symphony for a concert on May 8.  This live performance is a first time event for both organizations with Pine Tree being the only school invited to participate.

Coordinated by Parkway Elementary music teacher Laurie Taylor and the Longview Symphony, the Longview Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Carnegie Hall to bring its LINK UP children's program to our community.  The "LINK UP" program is a nationwide initiate to allow students to have this fabulous experience.

The performance will be at 12:45 p.m. on May 8 at the Pine Tree Road auditorium.  The performance will feature Pine Tree students singing and playing recorders with the Longview Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Pine Tree Celebrates 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year

Pine Tree Independent School District has selected its 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year as well as its District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

"I congratulate all for the work they are doing to enrich the lives and the future of their students,” said Dr. TJ Farler, PTISD Superintendent.  "These teachers were recognized by their peers as outstanding educators and they make a difference in the lives of students each and every day. They demonstrate the skill and dedication that exemplify the very best of the most demanding, yet rewarding profession in our community,” she said.

Congratulations to this year's honorees:

Primary - Katie Yoder
Birch Elementary - Nicole Espinoza
Parkway Elementary - Shannon Fisk
Middle - Deborah Boydstun
Junior High - Michelle Randall
High School - Deborah Wait
ExCEL - Cindy Anderson
PACE - David Quinn


Katie Yoder was selected the District Elementary Teacher of the Year and Michelle Randall was selected the District Secondary Teacher of the Year. Yoder and Randall will represent PTISD at the Region 7 Teacher of the Year competition.