Monday, September 18, 2017

PIRATES TAKE ON THE LIONS IN BLUE OUT GAME FRIDAY

The Pine Tree Pirates take on the Henderson Lions in the annual BLUE OUT game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Pirate Stadium.

Pine Tree Pirate fans can purchase a BLUE OUT shirt for $15 at the Community Center located next to Central Administration on Pine Tree Road or game night in the Spirit Store.

Come out and support the PT Pirates!  Go Pirates! #ALL IN





Pirate University for Seniors and Parents September 25

PIRATE
UNIVERSITY

SESSION #1
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
PTHS LIBRARY
6:30 PM

AUDIENCE: SENIORS & PARENTS

TOPICS TO INCLUDE:
vApplying For College
§  What should I be doing now?
§  Deadlines
§  Requirements
vSAT /ACT
§  When?  Where?  How to register?
vScholarships
§  Where to look?
§  Expectations

SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE DISCUSSING HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FAFSA.  IT OPENS ON OCTOBER 1, 2017.

-       FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT –
BILL IRVINE
903-295-5031 EXT 205

JOIN OUR REMIND GROUP BY TEXTING

“@pthscouns” to 81010

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Launches Raptor Volunteer Managment Program


Pine Tree ISD has launched a new volunteer management program. The Raptor Volunteer Management Program will track, report and provide a more efficient system for the district's volunteer program.

Under the director of Community Relations Coordinator Donna Pruitt, all PTISD current and new volunteers will utilize the system in the fall of 2017.

The Pine Tree Independent School District encourages parents, guardians, and patrons of our district to become an active part of the schools in our community.

A volunteer's tasks are limitless, including opportunities such as tutoring, chaperoning school dances and field trips, becoming a literacy partner or helping in a campus office. The list is endless and each volunteer contributes to making PTISD a great place to learn. 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at PTISD, contact Donna Pruitt at 903-295-5136 or dpruitt@ptisd.org.


 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Earns Superior Rating in FIRST Ratings

Pine Tree ISD was awarded a superior rating in the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) ratings released by TEA.  Pine Tree received the superior rating earning 94 out of 100 points.

The FIRST program was established in 2001 to promote the betterment of financial management schools could "provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes."  The ratings are considered alongside academic performance in academic performance in accreditation and are intended to provide additional financial transparency for and oversight by the public.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Accepting Applications for Community U


Community U, established in 2012, is an eight month educational learning opportunity that provides a personalized, firsthand look at how the district operates and all the great opportunities provided for PTISD students. Pine Tree ISD is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Community U.

Community U class meets eight times with each session focusing on a single topic. Participants will visit district campuses and departments and will learn all aspects of public education including:

• Teaching and Learning
• Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
• School Finance
• Personnel Selection and Recruitment
• Tours of Facilities and Campuses
• District Special Programs and Special Services
• Community Partnerships/Education Foundation

Community U Session dates are October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 14 (Graduation).  Each class session is from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Enrollment is open to any parent, business leader, and/or community member in Pine Tree ISD.

Individuals can apply online at www.ptisd.org/CommunityU or contact the PTISD Communications Department at 903-295-5136 for an application and program information. Application deadline is October 6, 2017.

The 2017-2018 Community U year will begin October 13.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Pirates to Honor Law Enforcement at 1st Annual Back the Blue Game-September 8


The Pine Tree Pirates will host the 1st annual Back the Blue Game on September 8 at Pirate Stadium. The Pirates will honor our local law enforcement and school resource officers. The recognition will take place prior to kick off on Friday.

Back the Blue shirts will be available for purchase for $20.00 and pre-order shirts will be available for pick up as well. Proceeds will be donated to the Pine Tree ISD Crime Stoppers program which benefits our School Resource Officers program.

The Pine Tree Pirates take on the Pittsburg Pirates in the Pirates first home game. Kick off is 7:30 p.m. at Pirate Stadium. 






Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pine Tree PTA Launch Event September 5


Pine Tree PTA Launch Event 

When:  September 5
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Where:  Pine Tree ISD Community Center
1701 Pine Tree Road

 Stop by, meet your Pine Tree PTA board, and discover what PTA is all about.  Learn how you can improve and be involved in your child's education.  Discover what events and activities are planned at your campus and for the district.  Free pizza and drinks provided.  



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pine Tree Students Participate in Poverty Conference

Pine Tree ISD would like to recognize the following students who​ participated in the Junior League of Longview's Poverty Conference. The students had the opportunity to listen to the life story of Liz Murray of From Homeless to Harvard. 

During a World Cafe discussion facilitated by Partners in Prevention, Ms. Murray encouraged the youth to advocate for themselves. The effect of poverty in the life of youth was the focus of the awareness discussion. 

PTISD appreciates these student leaders for being ALL IN and representing Pine Tree ISD.

Mose Jeffrey
Keshon Williams
Quentin Freeman
Dee Green
Rhine Ellis
Gabrell Adams 
Vanessa Gonzales 
Madison Pike
Caroline Curfman
Sydney Harris 
Kamryn Miller
Kelee Norris
Jacklyn Gillette
J
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 Sparkman 
Infinity Cain 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pastors for Texas Children Director to Speak in Longview August 17

Pastor Charles Foster Johnson, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children, will speak Thursday, August 17 at the Pine Tree Road Auditorium located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The time is 7:00 p.m.

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate. He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation.

He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Charles Foster Johnson