Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reserve Your Ticket Today! PT Education Fundraiser Pirates & Pearls October 3

Reserve your ticket today for the 2015  Pine Tree Education Foundation Fundraiser set for Saturday, October 3 at The Summit Club.  At this year's event, PTEF will honor PT alumni  Buddy Woolley, Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Nicole McCray Thorn, Rising Star Honoree and Terry Barrett, Golden Anchor Honoree. 


Pirates and Pearls Sponsors 

Anchor Level 
 Texas Bank and Trust. 

Pearl Level
Bodacious BBQ 
 The McGinnis Family

  Buccaneer Level 
Austin Bank
Sabine Pipe, Inc. 
The Davis Family
Good Shepherd Medical Center
Southside Bank
Terre & Clement Dunn
The Finley Family 
Kelly Jones Sullins
 Kathy McCormack Jones
 Jackie Stith
 Debi Ferrell
Dianne Swank
 Linda Voyles
 Vergie Stepahin
Pursuing Eden 

Friends of Alumni
Evans Dental Laboratory 
Kelly Jones Sullins
 Kathy McCormack Jones
 Jackie Stith
 Debi Ferrell
Dianne Swank
 Linda Voyles
 Vergie Stepahin
Pursuing Eden 

Just a few of the silent auctions items for Saturday's event are:

Boots donated by Cavender's Boot City
Freshwater Pearl Set donated by Jim Bartlett Fine Jewelry
Patio Egg donated by Horaney's
Holland Gas Grill donated by Longview Scrap & Metel
4 Ranger Tickets donated by Texas Bank & Trust
and much more!

Raffle items
Rhythm of Love donated by Lollar's Jewelry
Green Egg & Nest donated by former PT Football Players 


Tickets are $50 per person which includes dinner, dancing and silent auction with musical performance by Handsome Robb.

Tickets can be purchased at the PTISD Community Center at 1701 Pine Tree Road.  For additional information contact the Pine Tree Educational Foundation at 903-295-5021.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - PINE TREE VS MARSHALL

The Pine Tree Pirates will host the Marshall Mavericks this Friday at Pirate Stadium for the 2015 Pink Out game.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink as the Pine Tree Pirates tackle cancer.

Pink Out shirts will be on sale for $15 as well as pink sticker ribbons that Pirate fans can purchase in memory and/or honor of someone who has been affected by cancer.

Pirate fans will have the opportunity to enjoy great food on the Pirate Plaza this week. Pietro's Neighborhood Pizzeria will be serving pizza and Brian and Scott's will be serving sno cones.

Come out this Friday and support YOUR PINE TREE PIRATES!



Monday, September 28, 2015

PTHS Presents College Readiness Series Sophomore/Junior College Night October 8

The Pine Tree High School College Readiness Series will continue October 8 with X-Factor Sophomore/Junior College Night.  This presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the 800/900 hallways at Pine Tree High School.

Topic presentations include:

* Narrowing Your College Search
* Two-year College Options
* Benefits of High School Dual Credit
* Military Options after High School
* College Entrance Exam Secrets Revealed
* The Importance of the College Resume

and much more!

Parents and students are welcome to attend.  Contact Dr. Tony Tipton at 903-295-5031 or ttipton@ptisd.org for additional information.

PINE TREE EDUCATION FOUNDATION SPIRIT NIGHT SEPTEMBER 29

Come support the Pine Tree Education Foundation at Chick-fil-a Spirit Night Tuesday, September 29 from 4-10 p.m. at the Gilmer Road Chick-fil-a.

Ten percent of all sales from 4-10 p.m. will be donated to PTEF which helps fund teacher grants & dual-credit scholarships at PTISD.  See you on Tuesday!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

LONGVIEW BIG LOTS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING, PT SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE DONATION

Longview Big Lots will kick off the grand opening of its new store in Longview with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Big Lots executives and local city officials on Friday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Northwest Village Shopping Center located at 1733 West Loop 281.

During the grand opening celebration, Big Lots District Team Leader Carl Kirby will present a donation of $2,000 each to Pine Tree Elementary School and Pine Tree Primary School.








Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A SEPTEMBER 29 TO BENEFIT PINE TREE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The 2015 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night benefiting the Pine Tree Education Foundation will be Tuesday, September 29 from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Chick-fil-A on Gilmer Road.

On Spirit Night 10% of all sales from 4-10 p.m. will be donated to PTEF which funds teacher grants and dual-credit scholarships for PTISD.  Since 2003 the Pine Tree Education Foundation has returned $237,000 to the district's classrooms and campuses to enhance educational opportunities for students.


PINE TREE ISD ANNOUNCES CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT AUDIT

Pine Tree ISD will present a programmatic Curriculum Management Audit (CMA) in English Language Arts & Reading, Bilingual, and English as a Second Language (ESL) areas.

On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the PTISD Community Center, the auditors will conduct teacher group interviews during the following time slots:  5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 6 the auditors will conduct parent and community group interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. and concluding at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center.

For information regarding the CMA audit, contact the Pine Tree Independent School District at 903-295.5000.


Friday, September 18, 2015

CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!

Come On PT Pirates!  We have moved from 14th place to 4th place!  We can do this!

Sponsored by Super 1 Foods, customers can vote for Pine Tree school by texting 43101 - 1Pirates.  Participants can vote only ONCE a day.

Each participating high school will receive $1,000 with the school receiving the largest number of texts will be awarded $10,000!

Start texting today Pirates!  Let's bring home the grand prize!

This Super 1 Foods promotion ends October 27.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pine Tree Primary Kicks Off WATCH D.O.G.S. Program September 22

Pine Tree Primary will kick off its WATCH D.O.G.S. Program with a Dads and Kids' Pizza Night on September 22 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Pine Tree Primary School located at 1808 Silver Falls Road.

The WATCH D.O.G.S.(Dads of Great Students) program is a local campus initiative of the National Center for Fathering.  The program is open to all students and fathers and father-figures of Pine Tree Primary students.  There is no charge to attend.

Benefits of the  WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

Students gain a positive male role model.  Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.  More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.  The presence of WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.

When WatchDOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.

For more information on the WATCH D.O.G.S. program at PT Primary contact Gina Ozment, Primary Counselor at  903-295-5095.





Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PT Education Foundation Fundraiser Pirates & Pearls Set for October 3

The Pine Tree Education Foundation Fundraiser is set for Saturday, October 3 at The Summit Club.

At this year's event, PTEF will honor PT alumni  Buddy Woolley, Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Nicole McCray Thorn, Rising Star Honoree and Terry Barrett, Golden Anchor Honoree.

Tickets are $50 per person which includes dinner, dancing and silent auction with musical performance by Handsome Robb.

Reserve your ticket today!

Tickets can be purchased at the PTISD Community Center at 1701 Pine Tree Road.  For additional information contact the Pine Tree Educational Foundation at 903-295-5021.


Monday, September 14, 2015

PINE TREE PIRATES EVAN BARRON FEATURED IN TEXAS RUNNING

GO VOTE NOW!!  Vote for Pine Tree's own Evan Barron at the link below...Tx Running Performance of the Week!  🏃

http://txrunning.com/poll-txrunning-performance-of-the-week-3/

PINE TREE PTA PRESENTS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT SEPTEMBER 18

Pine Tree PTA will host a Family Movie Night Friday, September 18 at the Pine Tree High School Band Practice Field on Northwest Drive. This year's feature will be the movie, Home.

Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film. The story takes place on planet Earth, where an alien race called the Boov invade the planet. However, a girl named Tip manages to avoid capture, and goes on the run with Oh, a fugitive Boov.

Gates will open at 6;45 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:30 p.m. All Pine Tree families are invited and there is no charge to attend.

A concession stand will be available for purchases. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket. See you at the movie!




Thursday, September 10, 2015

ETVarsity.com Tailgate Tour Heads to Pirate Stadium Friday Night

The ETVarsity.com Tailgate Tour will trek to Pine Tree Pirate Stadium Friday night as the Pirates take on the Kilgore Bulldogs.

Each week during the regular high school football season, the tour will stop at a different stadium and offer fans free food, giveaways and a weekly contest for a prize from Bear Creek Smokehouse.

The tour sets up in the stadium parking lot about 5:30 p.m. Fridays, and cheerleaders and band members from the home team's school will be stopping by for performances.

Fans who post pictures to their social media accounts using hashtag #ETVarsityTailGate will have an added weekly chance to win a gift card.








PT REMEMBRANCE GAME SET FOR FRIDAY

The Pine Tree Pirates will host a 9/11 Remembrance Game this Friday, September 11. 

Prior to kick off, military, law enforcement, fire rescue and police will be recognized. Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano will serve as a honorary captain for both teams and will participate in the coin toss.
The Presentation of Colors will be presented by the Longview Police Honor Guard. The Pine Tree Band will play the national anthem and Amazing Grace will be played by the Longview Pipe & Drum. The Gregg County Sheriff's Office will present a 21 gun salute and the pre-game activities will conclude with the playing of taps.
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase t-shirts at the game. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit the Longview Police Explorers and the Longview Fire Explorers.

Stadium vendors this Friday will be Bodacious BBQ serving chop beef sandwiches, hot links, hot wings and mac & cheese. Quenchie's will be at the game serving tons of flavors of snow cones available at $3 each.

The PT Pirates and Kilgore Bulldogs will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Pirate Stadium.


CASH 4 MY HIGH SCHOOL PROMOTION SUPPORT THE PIRATES!


Cash 4 My High School is back for 2015
and better than ever!


Cash 4 My High School is back for 2015 and better than ever!  Sponsored by Super 1 Foods, customers can vote for Pine Tree school by texting 43101 - 1Pirates.  Participants can vote only ONCE a day.  

Each participating high school will receive $1,000 with the school receiving the largest number of texts will be awarded $10,000!

Start texting today Pirates!  Let's bring home the grand prize!  

This Super 1 Foods promotion ends October 27.  






Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pine Tree Pirates 911 Remembrance Game Set for Friday

The Pine Tree Pirates will host a 9/11 Remembrance Game this Friday, September 11.  Prior to kick off, military, law enforcement, fire rescue and police will be recognized.  Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano will serve as a honorary captain for both teams and will participate in the coin toss.

The Presentation of Colors will be presented by the Longview Police Honor Guard.  The Pine Tree Band will play the national anthem and Amazing Grace will be played by the Longview Pipe & Drum.  The Gregg County Sheriff's Office will present a 21 gun salute and the pre-game activities will conclude with the playing of taps.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase t-shirts at the game.  All proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit the Longview Police Explorers and the Longview Fire Explorers.

The PT Pirates and Kilgore Bulldogs will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Pirate Stadium.








PTISD NAMES 2015-2016 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Pine Tree ISD will recognize its 2015-2016 Teachers of the Year at the September 14 monthly board meeting.

"I congratulate all for the work they are doing to enrich the lives and the future of their students, said Dr. TJ Farler, PTISD Superintendent.

The seven PTISD Teachers of the Year for 2015-2016 are:

Primary Campus - Stephanie Pearce
Elementary Campus - Crystal Massey
Intermediate Campus - Jana Benedict
Middle Campus & District Elementary Teacher of the Year - Renea Farley
Junior High Campus & District Secondary Teacher of the Year - Jessica Riggs
High School - Allen Morris
PACE - Nanette Sampson