Monday, August 31, 2015


Week of : August 31 - September 5, 2015

Monday  31st

Tuesday  1st Volleyball
                                 5:00/6:00/7:00        F/JV/V @ Henderson - Away

                                3:30                Varsity vs Mt. Pleasant - Home

Wednesday  2nd

Thursday  3rd          Football
                                5:30/7:00                F/JV vs Gilmer - Home

Friday  4th Football
                                7:30               Varsity @ Gilmer - Away

                               9:00/11:00/2:00        Varsity @ White Oak Tourn - Away

Saturday  5th        Volleyball
                               TBA              Varsity @ White Oak Tourn (cont) - Away

       Cross Country
                               8:00am              Tyler Lee CC Classic @ UT Tyler - Away

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pirates Take on the Indians at BLUE OUT Game

The Pine Tree Pirates will host the Jacksonville Indians in the first home game of the season in Pirate Stadium.  This first game will be BLUE OUT and Pirate fans are encouraged to wear blue.

The PTHS football team will wear a Warren nameplate on the back of their jerseys and a 58 sticker on their helmets in honor and memory of their classmate, Josh Warren.
A presentation of Warren's jersey will be presented to Josh's parents, Larry and Monica Warren, prior to kick off.  Warren's jersey #58 will be retired.

The first home game will feature a friendship exchange between the two schools and also the Pine Tree ISD Kick-Off Crew will cheer the Pirates on to victory!

This week's stadium vendors will be Newk's serving sandwiches, chips and drinks and Tahiti Blue's "Bubba Shaved Ice" truck will be at the game serving sno-cones.

Make plans to attend the first home game of the season and support the Pine Tree Pirates!


Jaeho "Sam" Han, a Pine Tree High School student, has been selected as a 2015 Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarship recipient.  Han received the $1,000 R. J. Kidd Memorial Scholarship through the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.

TILF provides scholarships to students who excel in UIL academic and music contests.  TILF awarded 351 new and 217 continuing scholarships this year totaling more than 1.1 million.

A full listing of students across the state receiving awards can be found at http://tilfoundation./new-and-events/recipients/.

Congratulations Sam!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Twenty-One Pine Tree High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust Student Board of Directors

 [LONGVIEW, Texas]—Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of 21 seniors from Pine Tree High School to serve on its 2015-2016 Student Board of Directors.  The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.

       The PTHS seniors who qualified for this year’s Student Board will join with 38 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview, Spring Hill, and St. Mary’s High Schools to make up the 38th senior class to participate in the TB&T program.

       The participating PTHS seniors include Nikki Acayan, Andrew Adamson, Taylor Assenheimer, Mikaela Bright, Barrett Burns, Fre’Dasia Daniels, Macy Davis, Gretchen English, Gabriela Herrera, Alyicia Humphrey, Clayton Kennedy, Lucas Kirchhoff, Dillon Lightfoot, Kyle McGough, Caroline Meek, Destiny Parrish, Will Pope, Arya Reddy, Brandon Truemner, Bianca Vancini,and Jasmine Vo.

       As in years passed, the Student Board program will be designed to introduce students to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives, and provide them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money. The students will be challenged this year to test their innovation and creativity skills with a new program to assist the bank in developing a digital marketing campaign to promote TB&T’s state-of-the-art e-banking services.

     Texas Bank and Trust established the Student Board - its first and most enduring financial literacy program - in 1978.  

     Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and afterschool work activities. Students must submit an essay with their application as well as two letters of recommendation from either a faculty member or administrator to be considered for the program. Students accepted into the 2015 Student Board program were notified in late May. 

       Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 1,900 area high school seniors to banking and money management.

       For information on how to participate in the 2016-2017 Student Board program, please contact Community Relations Coordinator Tammy Gage at(903) 237-1827.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Pine Tree ISD will welcome teachers and staff back to a new year at the Back to School Convocation on Wednesday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Pine Tree Road Auditorium.
Teachers and staff will be treated to a Back to School breakfast provided by the PTISD Child Nutrition Department. 
This year's convocation speaker Educator and Author Angela Maiers.  She will be speaking on "Passion Matters:  Liberating the Genius in All of Us". 
Maiers is the author of six books, including Classroom Habitudes and The Passion-Driven Classroom.  She is the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.  She is an alumna of the University of Iowa where she earned her Bachelor's in Education and her Master's in Educational Supervision and Reading.  Pine Tree students first day of class is August 24.  

Angela Maiers 


Pine Tree ISD launched its Infofinder Bus Route Transportation program today on the district website.

Parents can access their students bus route information by using the following instructions:

* Go to the PTISD website -
* Click on Departments
* Click on Transportation
* Click on Infofinder link

Enter your address, zip code and grade.  Click on Search.  The bus information will show on the map under the My Bus Stop tab.

For additional information regarding Infofinder, contact the Transportation Department at 903-295-5106.


Pine Tree ISD Meet the Teacher Events

Primary  August 18 - 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Elementary August 20 - 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate August 18 - 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Middle August 19 - 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Junior High August 19 - 4:30-7:00 p.m.
High School August 20 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.
ExCEL August 20 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pine Tree High School Announces Dance Camp, Glow Run and Father-Daughter Car Wash

The Pine Tree Precision Dance Team will host the following events.  Register today!
Pine Tree Precision Mini-Dance Camp
August 11-13 - 9:00 AM - Noon - onsite registration available on Tuesday morning
Girls entering K-7th participate in dance training with current Drill Team members
Concludes with a big show-off at 11:00 am on the 13th
Pine Tree Junior High gym
$50 per camper (includes t-shirt)
Call DeAnna Smith (903) 746-4183 to register or
Facebook - Pine Tree Precision Drill Team for details

Pine Tree Precision Glow Run
Friday, August 14th - 9:00 PM (Old Pine Tree Stadium, Pine Tree Road)
For walkers or runners of all ages!
1 mile or 5K walk, run or stroll! (not an officially timed event)
Entry fee: $25 per participant; $15 for students (includes t-shirt, please register early to guarantee shirt)
Onsite registration from 8:15 pm
Call Michelle Boyd at 903-445-8113 or Michelle Greenlee at 903-235-2142 or
Facebook - Pine Tree Precision Drill Team for details

Father-Daughter Car Wash 
Saturday, August 15th - 9:00AM to 3:00PM 
at the Coffee Mill parking lot (corner of Gilmer Rd and Loop 281)
Facebook - Pine Tree Precision Drill Team for details

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Join the 2015 Pine Tree Pirate Kick-Off Crew - Deadline August 14

Pine Tree Pirates fans entering grades K-6th are invited to join the 2015 Pine Tree Pirate Kick-Off crew. Prior to the five varsity home games this season, the Kick-Off crew will run through the helmet to cheer the Pirates on to victory!  Participants will also be invited to a FAN PARTY following a fall football practice. 

The cost is only $20 to participate!  Each child will receive a t-shirt and free entrance to all five (5) varsity home games with a paying adult at the game.

Click here  to register! 
Deadline to register is August 14, 2015.  

For more information contact Jennifer Harris at 903.452.8907.  


The Pine Tree High School Bands will present its SNAP competition and show-offs Friday, August 7 at Pirate Stadium.  This annual event provides a sneak preview of what the band, twirlers and flags will be presenting in the fall.

A hot dog dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Competition will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The hot dog dinner will be provided by Gregg County Commissioner Darryl Primo and the PTHS Band Boosters.

Come out for an evening of fun and competition!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kick Up your Heels at Pine Tree Football Program Ladies Night Out August 13 - Reserve Your Ticket Today!

The Pine Tree Football Program will host the 2nd annual Huddles & Heels event Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Summit Club.

Huddles & Heels will be a fun filled evening with attendees learning football 101 from PTISD coaches.  Advanced tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.  Tables of 8 can be purchased for $200.

Tickets include dessert bar and drinks.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pine Tree High School Athletic Office or contacting Stephanie Hill at  Limited tickets available! Deadline to reserve your ticket is August 11!

Kick up your heels and kick off the 2015 Pine Tree football season at Huddles & Heels!

Pine Tree High School Announces New Student iPad Orientation

Pine Tree High School has set New Student iPad Orientation for Friday, August 21, 2015.

Pine Tree High School New Student iPad Orientation – Fall 2015

1.  Please go to to watch the required video.
2.  Read over handbook with your student at before orientation.

*If you have completed all steps to get your iPad, please see the following schedule. You must bring your receipt or you may not be able to get iPad on August 21.

Friday, August 21, 2015 – Pine Tree High School Computer Labs 903 or 904


Please choose one time slot to attend and plan to stay until the end. If you are late you will have to come back for another session. We can accommodate about 50 students per session. If there are more than 50 students you will have to wait until the next session. If you bring your receipt you can go through the orientation and leave with your iPad on this day. All students who don’t come to the orientation day will receive their iPad at some point during the first two weeks of school. Please call Dr. Tipton or Mrs. Allen at PTHS with questions – 903-295-5031.