Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent TJ Farler scheduled for November 5 and November 19

The final two Coffee with the Superintendent meetings will be held November 5 and November 19.

Coffee with the Superintendent is a casual discussion with Pine Tree Superintendent Farler to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments and provides an opportunity for PT parents, staff and community to have a an open dialogue with the leader of the district.

The November 5 meeting will be held at the PT Intermediate library at 7:45 a.m. and the November 19 meeting will be held at the Primary campus at 7:45 a.m.

Grab a cup of coffee and visit with PT Superintendent TJ Farler.

For additional information about the Coffee with the Superintendent, call 903-295-5136.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL OPENING NIGHT RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Production of Seussical the Musical will open on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at http://classroom.ptisd.org/default.aspx?PineTreeTheatre/Home.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pine Tree Games Rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday

The Pine Tree Pirate Varsity game will be Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.   The Freshmen team will play Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. with the JV Team playing at 6:30 p.m.

Come out and support your Pine Tree Pirates!


Pine Tree Junior High Theatre Department Announces Cast and Crew for Seagirl

The Pine Tree Junior High Theatre Department has announced the cast and crew for the upcoming production of Seagirl.

Cast

Seagirl - Ashly James
Actor #1 - Brie Cope
Actor #2 - William Davis
Chan - Eric Hill
Chiao - Westley Phillips
Yingta'ai - Brandy Gonzalez
Reflection - Leorah Haesecke
Wild Goose - Noah Tesser
Red Parrot - Graham Parmelee
Blue Parrot - Meagan Bernard
Green Parrot - TBA
Peacock - Rebekah Donnell
Third Daughter - Rose LaBay


Crew

Stage Managers - Alexis Allen & Sarah Payne
Sound -  Carson Parmelee
Lights - Monica Roque
Crew head - Jasmin Hernandez
Hair & Make-up - Olyvia Garcia & Lyric Nolan
Costumes - Sam Sommerfeld
Props - Laura Ford 

CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL FINAL DAY - LET'S RALLY PT PIRATES!




Monday, October 26, 2015

Pine Tree Senior Evan Barron qualifies for State Cross Country Meet

Pine Tree Senior Evan Barron qualified today for the State Cross Country meet to be held in Round Rock, Texas on November 7th.

Congratulations, Evan!



Pine Tree Junior High Participates in National Mix It Up Day

Students at Pine Tree Junior High will participate in the National Mix It Up Day on Tuesday, October 27 during their lunch periods.

On this day students will move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.  It is a simple act with profound implications.

Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice.  When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

National Mix It Up is sponsored by Teaching Tolerance.  Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.



CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL - PROMOTION ENDS OCTOBER 27 - SUPPORT THE PT PIRATES!



Friday, October 23, 2015

BATTLE OF THE BANDS OCTOBER 26-30 AT CHILI'S LONGVIEW - PINE TREE VERSUS HALLSVILLE

Support the Pine Tree High School Marching Band at the Battle of the Bands at Chili's Longview October 26-30!  This year's competition is between PT and Hallsville!

Just bring in the flyer below and tell Chili's which band you support.  Each band will receive 10% of the sales brought in by their supporters!  The band that brings in the most support will receive an extra CASH award!

Come on Pirates!  Support the PTHS Band and attend this year's Battle of the Bands at Chili's October 26-30.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

PTHS ANNOUNCES ALL REGION SELECTIONS

The following students have been selected to the All Region Choir:

Katelyn White- Soprano 1 -2nd Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Savannah Harrold- Soprano 1- 6th Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Alexis Chandler- Soprano 1- 9th Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Emilee Fowler- Soprano 1- 13th Chair
Arianna Fuentez- Soprano 2- 10th Chair (Advancing to pre area)

Liliana Martinez- Alto 1- 13th Chair
Jacqueline Howard- Alto 2- 6th Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Dyasijah Mathis- Alto 2- 9th Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Bryanna Hosmer- Alto 2- 13th Chair

Kietraille Sutton- Bass 1- 11th chair (1st alternate to pre area)
Robby Childers- Bass 2- 1st chair (Advancing to pre area)

Tyrese Smith- Tenor 2- 4th Chair (Advancing to pre area)
Ty Robinson- Tenor 2- 1st alternate
Kemaro Collins- Tenor 1- 2nd alternate


Congratulations PT Students!  We are Pirate proud!



Pine Tree Students Selected to 2015 MS Choir

Pine Tree ISD is proud to announce that the following students have been selected to the 2015 MS Region Choir:

Brooke Leath - Alto, 10th chair
Anita Aycock - Alto, 13th chair
Lydia  Bailey - Alto, 1st chair
Keelan Wolf - Tenor, 14th chair
Hunter Fleet - Tenor, 1st alternate

Congratulations to each of our students on this incredible achievement.  PTISD is proud of you!

PTISD TRUSTEE PARTICIPATES IN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

(Austin) –Patrick Noon, trustee from Pine Tree ISD joined 34 other school board members from across Texas October 1-3 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2016. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program.

These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000, and reflect a similar range of property wealth.

Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.
Meeting in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB convention in Austin, the trustees heard featured speaker Peter DeLisle, Ph.D. DeLisle, a recognized authority on leadership training, focused on characteristics of effective leadership and team building. Board members also received training at convention sessions and attended the TASB Delegate Assembly, the Association’s annual business meeting.

Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Dallas, November 19-21; Corpus Christi, February 25-27; Amarillo, March 31-April 2; and Forth Worth, June 30-July 2. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.2 million public school students.

PTISD Trustee Pat Noon 

Monday, October 19, 2015

PTHS THEATRE PRESENTS SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Department will present Seussical the Musical October 29, October 31 and November 5 & 7.

This entertaining production for the entire family will begin at 7:00 p.m. on October 29 and November 5 & 7 with a matinee production on October 31 and November 7 at 2:00 p.m.

This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.”

Tickets are $5 for PTISD students and faculty and $8 general admission.  Tickets can be purchased online at .https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=257 or www.ptisd.org/theater.





Pine Tree ISD Announces AP Scholars

Twenty students at Pine Tree High School have earned AP Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
      The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 25 percent of the 2.5 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
      The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
 At Pine Tree High School five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  These students are:  Andrea Jenkins, James McNaney, Irvin Shen, Brandon Watson, and Jerry Zhang.
Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.  These students are Gabriela Herrera, Megan Kelly, Cameron Oswald, and Katelyn White.
  Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.  The AP Scholars are Evan Barron, Kimberly Davis, Ezekiel Hernandez, Taylor Jennings-Whisen, Kaylah Knight, Joseph Moore, Holly Patterson, Savannah Patterson, Natalie Poss, Alexandra Walker, and Marci Walton.
Of this year’s award recipients at Pine Tree High School, are juniors Evan Barron, Gabriela Herrera, Megan Kelly, Natalie Poss, and Katelyn White.  These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Pine Tree High School offers 15 AP courses in which students are provided the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process.  In four of these 15 courses, Pine Tree students performed above the state average, and in Calculus, English Language & Composition, Studio Art Drawing and Studio Art 2D Design.  They performed above the national and global averages in Studio Art Drawing.
Through 37 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

PINE TREE JUNIOR COLBY HOLLOMAN PLACES 1ST IN LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE

Pine Tree junior Colby Holloman placed 1st in Lincoln-Douglas Debate Saturday, October 10 at the Van High School Fall Invitational Debate Tournament.  Holloman was also awarded Top Speaker at the tournament.

Congratulations, Colby!

Colby Holloman 


Coffee with Superintendent TJ Farler Kicks off October 22







Pirates Host Mt Pleasant in Homecoming Game

The Pine Tree Pirates will take on the Mt. Pleasant Tigers in Pirate Stadium on Friday night.  It is homecoming for the Pirates and we welcome all of our alumni to this year's homecoming game.

Pre-game activities will begin at 6:55 p.m. with the introduction of the Homecoming court.  

2015 Homecoming Court:
Freshman Duchess - Cheyenne Thurmond
Sophomore Duchess - Jade Peoples
Junior  Duchess - Kam'ree Williams

2015 Homecoming Queen nominees:
Whitney Brinson, Diamond  Fluellen, Hannah Shackelford, Tieyana Thurmond and Carlie Williams.  

This week's stadium vendors are La Cabane de Dessert serving sweet treats and McAlister's Deli serving sandwiches and famous McAlister's tea.

Welcome Back, PT Pirates! Go Pirates!



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LET'S GO PINE TREE PIRATES! LET'S TEXT EVERY DAY AND BRING HOME THE GRAND PRIZE FOR PINE TREE!


PINE TREE ISD PRESENTS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK OCTOBER 19-23

Pine Tree ISD presents Digital Citizenship Week October 19-23.  The week's activities will kick off with Dress Up Days for K-6th grades.

On Wednesday, October 21 two Digital Citizenship Meetings will be held at the Pine Tree High School library.  PK-6th grade parents and students will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7th-12th grade students and parents will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

School Resource Officers (SRO) will be on hand to talk about the duties and responsibilities of SROs and Officer Chris Bethard, PTHS School Resource Officer, will present an online safety presentation.

PT students will participate in contests throughout the week with the theme, "How to be a Good Digital Citizen".  i-tunes cards will be awarded to first place winners and certificates will be awarded to each participant.

Additional information and resources can be found on the PowerPT website at https://sites.google.com/a/ptisd.org/poweronpt-information/.






PTHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS

Four Pine Tree High School students have been recognized as commended students in the 2016 National Merit program.


Andrea K. Jenkins, James D. McNaney, Arya S. Reddy and Jerry Zhang, seniors at Pine Tree High School, have been recognized as 2016 National Merit commended students.  Each of these students will be recognized at the October 30 Pine Tree Senior Night football game.


Congratulations Andrea, James, Arya and Jerry!

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

PTHS Presents College Readiness Series Sophomore/Junior College Night TONIGHT!

The Pine Tree High School College Readiness Series will continue tonight 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.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

VOTE FOR PT PIRATES IN CASH 4 MY HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

Support the PT Pirates!  The Cash 4 My High School contest continues through October 27!

To support PT, vote once a day by texting 1Pirates to 43101 each day.  Each text is one vote for the Pirates.

Keep track of the Pirates progress on the online leaderboard at http://www.super1foods.com/cash-4-my-high-school/.  This page will be updated throughout the promotion.

Go Pirates!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Pine Tree ISD Announces Fall Curriculum Nights


2015 PTISD Fall Curriculum Nights


PT Primary - October 6 - 5:30-6:30 pm
PT Elementary - October 22 - 4:00-6:00 pm
PT Intermediate - October 8 - 5:00-6:00 pm
PT Middle - October 13 - 5:00-6:00 pm
PT Junior High - October 14 - 4:30-5:30 pm
Pine Tree High School - October 13 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ExCEL High School - October 13 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.





Thursday, October 1, 2015

CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL! TEXT FOR THE PT PIRATES

Come On PT Pirates!  Text once a day!  We are currently in 3rd place!

Sponsored by Super 1 Foods, customers can vote for Pine Tree school by texting 43101 - 1Pirates.

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.