Friday, November 21, 2014

PTMS Student Haley Neathery wins 1st Place in Veterans Day Contest

Haley Neathery, 6th grade student at Pine Tree Middle School, won 1st place for her painting, "Soldiers Raising the Flag" at the Kilgore College Veterans Day Appreciation Celebration Art Contest last week.

PTMS students competed with other 4th-6th grade students in this contest.  All student work will be on display in front of the Middle School library through today.

Haley Neathery 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PTHS Art Students Big Winners in Adopt a School Art of Character Contest

Pine Tree High School brought home four awards in the Adopt A School Partnership of Longview Art of Character Contest.  This year's event received over 30 entries with 13 being named finalists.

The following Pine Tree students were recognized in the following categories:

Graphic Art - 1st place, Ravyn Teel
Graphic Art - 2nd place, Michael Newman
Graphic Art - 3rd place, Tyler Bailey

Grace Garcia was recognized for her entry, A New Beginning and was awarded 1st place.  Her entry will be used as the Adopt A School Christmas Card and will be distributed to all Adopt a School adopters.

The winners are students of PTHS teachers Mary Squier and Elizabeth White.

Grace Garcia, Tyler Bailey, Michael Newman, Ravyn Teel 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pine Tree High School Choir Presents Noel, Noel

The Pine Tree High School Choir will present Noel, Noel - A Winter Concert Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon Street.  Admission is free.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

PTHS Culinary Arts Students Earn A Rating from City Health Department

The Pine Tree High School Culinary Arts students earned a A rating from the City of Longview Health Department during the annual inspection on November 12.

In other news the Culinary Arts students will have a Chef instructor from the Escoffier Culinary School in Austin visit their classroom on Monday, November 17.

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, the Culinary Arts students will serve a Thanksgiving Harvest meal to PTISD campus and district administrators as well as PTISD board members on Thursday, November 20 in The Bistro at the high school.

PTHS Culinary Arts Students Receives A Rating
from City of Longview Health Department 

Pine Tree High School Students Named to All Region Orchestra

Congratulations to the following Pine Tree High School students who earned chairs in the All Region Orchestra.

Cristian Najara - 2nd Chair Trumpet
Kris Balint - 3rd Chair Trumpet
Izrell Adams - 1 st Chair Tuba
Brandon Watson - 3rd Chair Percussion

Ezekiel Hernandez and Brandon Watson qualified for area competition.

PTHS Majorettes Take Home First Division Ratings at UIL Twirling Contest

The Pine Tree High School majorettes earned first division ratings at UIL Twirling Contest at Spring Hill on November 8.

Pine Tree High School majorettes are Anna Callender, Amiya Epps, Caroline Jones, Vickey Stewart, Stephanie Williamson and Gena Weese.  The majorette line will now advance to state competition.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Longview Chamber Announces Partnership with Pine Tree ISD

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Pine Tree ISD as they bring the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) into the classroom of high school students.  With the collaboration of the two entities, 21 students will have the opportunity to participate in the YEA! program.  As students in the Academy, each will have an opportunity to fine tune their business ideas, hear from successful local entrepreneurs, visit local businesses on exciting field trips, develop a business plan, and pitch to a panel of “investors” for real funding.

At the Investor Panel Event in March, a panel of judges will select the business with the most potential to compete at the 7th Annual Saunders Scholars Semi-Finals Competition in May!  This is an exciting year for each student as they will graduate the class as business owners.  YEA! provides the students with an increased awareness of their skills, their abilities, their potential, and with an entrepreneurial mindset!

Joyce Steel Erection, Inc. is the presenting sponsor of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneur Academy program. More information about the YEA! can be found at

A media conference will take place at 10:30 on Monday, November 17 in the boardroom in the Central Administration Building located at 1701 Pine Tree Road.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

PTJH Robotics Team Big Winner at Region 7 Competition

The Fall Lego Robotics Competition was held at Region 7 in Kilgore on November 3rd.

Congratulations to the following students:  

Cam Salser and Aron Lopez - 1st Place Engineering Trophy
Ashly James and Leorah Haesecke - 3rd Place Engineering Trophy

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Pine Tree Independent School District will honor and commemorate Veterans Day with the following programs and events:

SHARE OUR SCHOOLS CELEBRATION- Tuesday, November 11 - 9:00 a.m. - PT Junior High , 2100 NW Loop 281
Veterans from the community as well as PTISD employees will be honored for their service with a special lunch and program. Pine Tree Junior High Student Council and  Boy Scout Troop 618  will meet and greet and serve Thanksgiving dinner to all attendees with the meal being provided by PTISD Food Services.  The Pine Tree High School Jazz Band will perform as well as PTISD employee Corey Fatheree.

PT High School
Special recognition of district Veterans as well as special stories in the PTHS student newspaper.

PT Middle School
Classes will learn about what it means to be a Veteran and to serve our country. Students will create special banners and cards for those Veterans who will be recognized throughout PTISD on November 11, 2014.

PT Intermediate
Special recognition program on Thursday, Nov. 6th @ 6:30 P.M. at Pine Tree Road Auditorium.  A daytime performance will be at 9:00 a.m. in the PT Intermediate Cafeteria. This student led program will include music and special tributes to Veterans.

PT Elementary
Veterans' Day program to recognize and honor Veterans' who are family members. Students will lead this program which includes a music performance and special recognitions.

PT Primary 
Students will be learning about the meaning of Veterans' Day and creating pictures to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces.