Monday, March 16, 2015


Pine Tree Middle School students are celebrating the success of their hard work. Their  S.O.S., (Save Our Soil) project took state honors in Austin on February 25, 2015. The S.O.S. project is now in the running to represent Texas at International Competition this summer in Idaho.  Save Our Soil is one of the top five projects from schools all over Texas that is being considered to represent Texas Community Problem Solving.

The PT Middle School students solved a soil erosion problem that was located at the back of the Middle School Campus.  The students researched proper methods for preventing soil erosion by using plants and natural landscaping techniques. Their research and problem solving included interviewing Mr. Tony Hollins, Director of Facility Services, and local landscaping professionals. They also had to solve the problem using the most economical method that was within the limits of a specified budget. The project can be seen at the Pine Tree Middle School campus.

Congratulations to sixth grade students Madisyn Harrell, Siaz'Jay Lewis, Cameron Cowden, Shaun Ray, Holly James, Paige Reese, Daniel Lambie, Ethan Sanders, Kennedy Lewis, Marilyn Shen, Emmanuel Viramontes, Andrew Pearce, Luis Vasquez, Dalan Ramthun, Jaiden  Chism, Cole Sullins, Zoe Green, Jamie Knight, Maddux Duke and their teacher Mrs. Jo Lynn McKnight.

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