Monday, September 23, 2013

PTISD Open House Event for Parents/Community Features New HS Renovations

Pine Tree ISD invites the community to join in and “Get on Board” for the fall events including: Open House, Curriculum Nights and Parent Conferences scheduled during the next two months.  

Open House Tour of High School Renovations

Check back for photos of the event!

When:  Monday, September 30, 2013
4:00-7:00pm Come and Go Tours of the High School Campus
4:30 pm Ribbon Cutting in the Buccaneer Bistro / Culinary Arts Lab and Kitchen
5:30 pm Greetings and Entertainment in the HS Theatre

Where: Pine Tree High School, entrance - 900 Northwest Drive, Longview, TX

Purpose: Students, Families and Friends of Pine Tree Community are invited to tour PT High and ExCEL High School.  The event will showcase the newly renovated areas.

The Buccaneer Bistro
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, scheduled at the Bistro at 4:30 pm will be conducted by the Longview Chamber of Commerce.  Guests will tour the upgraded kitchen and serving spaces, as well as enjoy cookies and coffees served by the Culinary Arts students of PTHS.

The High School Theatre
Starting at 5:30pm, greetings and performances by the HS Jazz Band, Percussion ensemble, Theatre cast and crew, PTHS Choir, and Precision Dance Drill team will entertain the audience in the newly renovated high school theater on Fairmont Drive.  In the remodeled foyer, a gallery featuring the PTHS Art Department’s visual art will be on display.

Career Technical Education Wing, 600 Hall
Throughout the evening, the remodeled classrooms for a broadcast studio and journalism newsroom will be open for guests to view.  Guests are welcome to view all the new upgraded work spaces where students have the opportunity to explore projects and prepare for their future careers.

Pine Tree ISD’s technology initiative features the results of the technology infrastructure upgrades provided by the Bond 2011.  Funds from the bond replaced the district Wide Area Network with business class components and a true core switch enabling greatly enhanced gigabyte connectivity. These upgrades paved the way to provide each campus with a robust wireless infrastructure to support a variety of mobile devices on all campuses. The goal of the PowerOnPT initiative is to equip all students with optimal access and success in using the tools of the 21st century. 

Freshman students and parents will hear about the details of the 1:1 iPad distribution in information meetings in the HS library, starting at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  An Innovation Fair is scheduled for the Spring to showcase other technology projects.

Curriculum Nights:

Primary Campus, grades PK-K: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7:00 pm
Elementary Campus, grades 1-2:  Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30-7:00 pm
Intermediate Campus, grades 3-4,Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Middle School Campus, grades 5-6:  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:00 pm
Junior High School Campus, grades 7-8, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:30-7:00 pm
PT High School Campus and ExCEL Campus, Monday, Sept. 30, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Parent Conferences:

The Pine Tree ISD staff values the opportunity to meet with families in support of their students.  Parents who would like to schedule an individual conference with teachers, are requested to contact the teachers to schedule a conference during the following times.  Arrangements, however, can be made to schedule on a different day.  Communication is a priority for a successful year.  

Primary Campus, grades PK-K: Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:00-7:30 pm
Elementary Campus, grades 1-2:  Monday, Oct. 10, 4:00-7:30 pm
Intermediate Campus, grades 3-4,Thursday, Oct. 8, 3:40-6:30 pm
Middle School Campus, grades 5-6:  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:00-7:00 pm
Junior High School Campus, grades 7-8, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:00-6:30 pm
PT High School Campus, grades 9-12, Monday, Sept. 30, 4:00-7:00 pm
ExCEL Campus, grades 9-12, Monday, Sept. 30, 4:00-6:00 pm

For more information, contact the campus during school hours, or email,

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