Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mongolian Tuvan Throat Singers - Free Concert

Mongolian Tuvan Throat Singers - Free Concert

  • Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Location: Pine Tree HS Theater, 1005 W. Fairmont Street, Longview, TX
  • Time: 7pm
  • Cost: FREE
More information: Allen Morris, PTHS,

Watch this short video for a sample:

About the Tuvan Singers:

The art of Mongolian throat singing is a style in which one or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch, producing a unique sound.

The people of Tuva have a wide range of throat singing vocalizations, and were the pioneers of six pitch harmonics.

The history of Mongolian throat singing reaches very far back. Many of the male herders can throat sing, but women are beginning to practice the technique as well. The popularity of throat singing among Mongolian seems to have arisen as a result of geographic location and culture. The open landscape of Mongolia allows for the sounds to carry a great distance. Often, singers will travel far into the countryside looking for the right river, or will go up to the steppes of the mountainside to create the proper environment for throat-singing.

Pine Tree CTE Advisory Meeting

The April (Spring) CTE Advisory meeting at PTHS was held in the Pine Tree HS Bistro recently. Community business partners had lunch and visited the automotive classes, graphic arts classes, culinary classes, audio visual technology classes, and health care science classes.





Texas Day at PT Primary

It was Texas Day on Friday April 25 at the Primary campus.



Relay for Life

Pine Tree Pirates hosted the 2014 Cancer Relay for Life, held this weekend.

These are PTISD teams at Relay for Life. Every campus from PTISD and the Central Office had a team participate.


Monday, April 21, 2014

PTA Hosts Candidates Forum Scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th

On May 10th, voters will head to the polls to vote for two places on the Pine Tree ISD school board.  
The Pine Tree PTA invites you to mark your calendar for a School Board Candidate's Forum:
Next Tuesday, April 29th, at 6:30PM, you are invited to a School Board Candidate’s forum in the HIgh School Library, 1005 W. Fairmont Street.   Each of the candidates running for a school board position will speak.
Also, this Thursday, April 24th at 5:00 PM parents of students in Pre-K through 6th grade are encouraged to attend an important PTA meeting in the Community Center to plan the forum and other activities for the upcoming school year.  
“We hope to see parents and community members at both the planning meeting on Thursday, April 24th at 5pm and at the candidates forum on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30pm, so that they may make an informed decision,” said Donna Pruitt, PTISD Community Relations Coordinator.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Junior High Choirs Earn Awards at Contest

Danielle Warren, Pine Tree Jr. High Choir Director, announced this week of the awards earned by the PT Junior High. 7th grade girls (non-varsity) received a 1st division plaque. Scores for both parts of the competition were, Stage: 1,2,2 Sight Reading: 1, 1, 1.

8th grade girls (Varsity) received a 1st division plaque. Scores for both parts of the competition were, Stage: 2, 2, 2 Sight Reading: 1, 1, 1.  The scores were based on a 1-5 scale, 1 being Superior and 2 being Excellent.

"I am so proud of how these 2 choirs represented PTJH," said Warren. "Their singing and sight reading were wonderful but their attitude and behavior away from campus was flawless."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Students Earn Awards in Skills Competition

Mark Thomas, PTHS instructor of welding, announced that congratulations are in order for the following students who competed in the State Skills USA contest in Corpus Christi last week.

"They all did an outstanding job representing Pine Tree High School," said Thomas.

> Seniors:
James Decker and Dylan Roberts - Welding -1st place.  Project: 12' deer stand

James Shirley - Welding - 1st place.  Project: Firepit/Grill/Table combination

Cheyenne Willis - Welding - 1st place.  Project: Coffee table with chain accents and wooden top

Ramon Hernandez, Ramses Hernandez, Salvador Lamas, and Abdiel Perez - Welding - 1st place.  Project:  Large grill with a built in hot plate and granite countertop.

> Juniors:
Haley Thomas - Welding - 1st place.  Project:  King-size headboard with glass accents.

Amado Orozco - Small Engine - 1st place.  Project:  2 stroke engine

> Sophomores:
Sean Freeman - Welding - 1st place.  Project:  Coffee table with wooden top.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


PTHS Counseling Department will host a night for seniors and their parents to complete their FAFSA Financial Aid online.

The event begins at 6:30pm in ROOM 903/904. You will need to bring the following items with you –

· Social Security Numbers – student and parent
· 2013 W-2 statements – student and parent
· 2013 1040 IRS forms (completed) – student and parent
· Any investment statements
· Proof of other income

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Bill Irvine at 903-295-5031 or