Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pastors for Texas Children Director to Speak in Longview August 17

Pastor Charles Foster Johnson, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children, will speak Thursday, August 17 at the Pine Tree Road Auditorium located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The time is 7:00 p.m.

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate. He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation.

He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Charles Foster Johnson

Pine Tree ISD Welcomes Back Teachers at Annual Convocation August 23

Pine Tree Independent School will welcome back teachers at the district's annual convocation set for August 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the Pine Tree Road auditorium.  District employees will be treated to a breakfast prior to convocation prepared by the PT Child Nutrition department.
Ken Williams
This year's keynote speaker is Ken Williams, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Unfold The Soul, a group which trains entrepreneurs, educators, and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals.  He is the author of  Starting a Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities and Essentials for Principals: Creating Physical and Emotional Security in Schools. 

Williams' background includes a BA from Morehouse College and he also holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport and a Leadership Certificate from the Bowie State University.  For nearly 20 years, he has been a teacher, assistant principal, sales manager, educational consultant, trainer, speaker and a leading authority in the areas of collaboration, breakthrough achievement, leadership, and peak performance.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Local Media Honored

Christina Lane of the Longview News-Journal was named to the 2016-2017 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by Pine Tree Independent School District.  The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.

Criteria for the district selection included the media representative's efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and the district's mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools; and maintain a policy of  no surprises by sharing information with school officials.

Pine Tree ISD is proud to recognize and honor Christina Lane with this outstanding recognition.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pastors for Texas Children Director to Speak in Longview August 17

Pastor Charles Foster Johnson, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children, will speak Thursday, August 17 at the Pine Tree Road Auditorium located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The time is 7:00 p.m.

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate. He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation.

He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Charles Foster Johnson


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Seven Pine Tree High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust 40th Anniversary Student Board of Directors


[LONGVIEW, Tex.] —Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of seven seniors from Pine Tree High School to serve on its 2017-2018 40thANNIVERSARY Student Board of Directors.
      The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
       Seniors Angelina Devona, Anahi Hernandez, Callie Lightfoot, Sarah Moore, Megan Oswald, Elijah Pumphrey, and Nallely Vazquez will join with 51 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview, Spring Hill, and St. Mary’s High Schools to make up the 40th senior class to participate in the TB&T program in Longview.
       The 2017-2018 Student Board members will be introduced to the TB&T bank staff in an Orientation Reception, to be held at 7 pmMonday, August 21, in the Main Bank lobby in downtown Longview. Parents and school administrators are invited to attend.
       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 money management and time management skills with a program, entitled The Real L.I.F.E. Experience.  This innovative Living Institute for Financial Education TBT program will take the students through a real world simulation of their first year of college. Students will also serve as advisors to the bank on bank products and services throughout the year.
     Established in 1978, Student Board remains the bank’s first and most enduring financial literacy program. 
     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 2017 Student Board program were notified in late May. 
       Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 2,100 high school seniors to banking and money management.
       For information on how to participate in the 2018-2019 Student Board program, students in their junior year of high school may contact Tammy Gage, Texas Bank and Trust Business Community Relations Officer, at (903) 237-1827.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pine Tree High School Presents SNAP Preview August 4 at Pirate Stadium

The Pine Tree High School Band has just returned from summer camp and will present their annual SNAP Competition on Friday, August 4 August 4, 6:30 PM at Pirate Stadium  The public is invited for a cookout and preview of next year's programs.  

The band students have divided into teams and will "compete" against each other using marching fundamentals.  In addition the band will play several pieces and the auxiliary will perform.

The Band Boosters, along with Gregg County Commissioner Darryl Primo, will be serving hot dogs and drinks.  Thank you to Commissioner Primo for his long-time support of the Pine Tree Band.


Pine Tree ISD Employee Andrea Anders Earns State Certification

Andrea Anders, an employee of the Pine Tree Independent School District, has earned the certification as a registered Tax Assessor-Collector from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  

Anders has worked as an accounting assistant since 2012 and was promoted to the position of PTISD Tax Assessor-Collector July 1. 


Andrea Anders 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Meet the Teacher


MEET THE TEACHER

August 22 - Middle School - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 23 - Primary - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
August 23 - Parkway - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
August 24 - Birch Elementary - 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
August 24 - Pine Tree High School - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PTHS Freshmen Orientation - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
August 24 - Pine Tree Junior High - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
PTJH Schedule Pick up - 7th grade - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
8th grade - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Announces Procedures for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Pine Tree Independent School District announced its procedures today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

Starting July 27, 2017, Pine Tree Independent School District will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district {or service area} about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits.

Applications will be available during the 2017-2018 On-line Registration process that opens on July 26, 2017 at 10 a.m., or at www.ptisd.org, (select Departments, Child Nutrition, Free & Reduced Meal Application).   They will also be available during Student Registration at the Pine Tree High School on the following dates:


PK- Kindergarten – August 8, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grades 1st – 12th – August 9, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grades PK – 12th – August 10, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits
The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:
Income
1.      Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels
Categorical or Automatic Eligibility
2.      Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Program Participant
3.      Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster
4.     Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start

Income Eligibility
For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Michelle Mitchell, School Nutrition Director, 1701 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX  75604, (903-295- 5087, mmitchell@ptisd.org. 

Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:
1.     Names of all household members
2.      Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
3.      Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for
“No Social Security number”
4.      Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or Program Eligibility
Pine Tree Independent School District is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. Pine Tree I. S. D. will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Michelle Mitchell, School Nutrition Director, 903-295-5087, mmitchell@ptisd.org.

Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Michelle Mitchell, School Nutrition Director, 903-295-5087, mmitchell@ptisd.org.

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

Determining Eligibility
Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Michelle Mitchell, School Nutrition Director, will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Dr. Valerie Baxter, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Human Services, P. O. Box 5878, Longview,TX 75608 903-295-5000

Unexpected Circumstances
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Monday, July 24, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR PINE TREE PIRATE KICK-OFF CREW 2017 - FIRST HOME GAME SEPTEMBER 8

WHO CAN JOIN? Pine Tree Pirate fans entering grades K–6

WHAT IS IT? The Pine Tree Kick-Off crew will run through the helmet to cheer the Pirates on to victory prior to each home game! AND they are invited to a FAN PARTY with the football team and cheerleaders! (Date/Time TBD)

On game nights, kids and parents meet inside the Home concourse at a designated time on the evening of each game listed below. Kids will walk onto the field together to run through the helmet. They must exit the field to meet their parent(s) at the gate.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $20 per child (Includes one t-shirt and free entrance to all five (5) varsity home games with a paying adult at the gate)

HOW DO I SIGN UP MY CHILD? Mail the attached form and $20 payment to the Pine Tree Athletic Office (PO Box 5878, Longview, TX 75608) by Monday, August 14, 2017. Checks are to be made payable to the PTHS Football Booster Club. Shirts may be picked up at the first home game.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will use the Remind App for reminders throughout the season.

2017 PINE TREE VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Home games):  September 8: PT vs. Pittsburg  September 22: PT vs. Henderson  October 6: PT vs. Mt. Pleasant  October 20: PT vs. Hallsville  November 10: PT vs. Texas High

For more information, please call Jennifer Harris (903) 452-8907.

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2017 PINE TREE PIRATE KICK-OFF CREW REGISTRATION FORM – Deadline:  August 14


Student Name __________________________
Grade __________
Parent/Guardian Name & Cell Phone ____________________________________________
 *all communication will be made via Remind App

Emergency Contact & Cell Phone ____________________________________

SELECT T-SHIRT SIZE: _____YSM _____YMED _____YLG _____Adult SM _____ Adult MED _____Adult LG

I _________________ parent/guardian of _______________ release Pine Tree ISD/PTHS Football Booster Club of any liability during “2017 Pine Tree Pirate Kick-Off Crew” activities.

Parent Signature _______________________Date__________________

Thursday, July 20, 2017

PT Cheerleaders Bring Home 1st Place in Game Day Championship-Six Named All American

Pine Tree High School Cheerleaders attended  the UCA Cheer Camp at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  

PTHS Cheerleaders received 1st place in Game Day Championship and 1st place in Xtreme Routine Championship  for COED team. 

The cheer team also brought home the Spirit Stick Award and received all Gold Superior ribbons in every category.  

Six of the cheerleaders were chose as All Americans - Courtney Estes- Captain, Jade Peoples, Riley Stanley,
Kelslee Warwick, Colton Vandiver and Erick Rosas

Way to represent PTHS and TEXAS - GO PIRATES!







PTHS Cheerleaders Host Golf Tournament Fundraiser July 21

The Pine Tree High School Cheerleaders will host a golf tournament fundraiser tomorrow July 21st at Oak Forest Country Club.  Registration begins at 12:00 and tee off is at 1:00 p.m.  

It's not too late to sign up!  Come by and check out the silent auction throughout the day.  There will be many great items to bid on and and the silent auction is open to the public.  

Golf tournament fundraiser TOMORROW JULY 21st at Oak Forrest Country Club.   It's not too late to sign up.  Registration begins at 12:00 and tee off at 1pm.

Come by and check out our silent auction through out the day.  Lots of great items to bid on and the silent auction is extended to the public.

For information contact Chris Barry at (903) 452-4995.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PTJH Cheerleaders Participate in 2nd annual Back the Blue Community Service Project

The Pine Tree Junior High Cheerleaders participated in their 2nd annual Back the Blue Community Service Project. 

Cheerleaders donated bottled water, gatorade, and various snacks to the Longview Police Department officers to help with the increasing summer heat. 

Pine Tree Junior High Cheerleaders appreciates Longview Police Department as well as our School Resource Officers for all they do for our community and district! #ALLIN






Pine Tree ISD to host Community Cookouts

You are invited to join Pine Tree ISD as the district sponsors four community cookouts next month as part of its efforts to be more active in the community and build positive relationships with residents.

The cookouts will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Saddle Brook Apartments, 1400 H.G. Mosley Parkway, and Longview Square Apartments, 1600 Pine Tree Road.

On August 10, the cookouts will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Pine Knoll Apartments, 2019 Toler Road, and Birdie Park, 701 W. Niblick St. #ALLIN


Thursday, July 13, 2017

PINE TREE ISD ANNOUNCES NEW THEATRE DIRECTOR AND FINE ARTS PROMOTION


Pine Tree ISD is proud to announce the district’s new theatre teacher Lisa Wright.  Mrs. Wright comes to Pine Tree ISD with 16 years of teaching experience in theatre, English, speech and finance. She has 35 years of performance and director experience in high school, college, community and musical theatre.  Mrs. Wright is married and has two children, Chloe and Timmy.

Lisa Wright 

Four years ago, my husband and I attended the premier Texas Shakespeare Festival Bard and Breakfast Theatre Educator Workshop in Kilgore under the direction of Meghan and Matthew Simpson and discovered for the first time that Texas had trees!!  The superior quality and family spirit at TSF is reminiscent of my summers at Ashland Shakespeare Festival in Oregon, and we decided right there we'd try to move to the area.

My daughter graduated high school this year and will be attending East Texas Baptist University to study music.  My family and I jumped at the chance to become a Pine Tree Pirate when a theatre position came open this year.  I'm so excited to become a part of the fine arts family at PTISD!  My son will be a part of the Pine Tree High School Marching Band.”


Aaron Turner 

Aaron Turner has been named Director of Bands for the district.  Mr. Turner has been the Assistant Director of Bands since 2014 and has worked closely with Mr. Mark Melton, who continues as Pine Tree’s Director of Fine Arts, Jazz Band Director, and beginning trumpet teacher, as well as serving as the UIL Region IV Music Secretary.

Mr. Turner’s bands have consistently earned superior/sweepstakes ratings in UIL contest performances.  As Director of Bands, he will lead the 200 plus member PT Pride Marching Band and be the conductor of both the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Bands at Pine Tree High School.  Additionally, Mr. Turner is a brass specialist and teaches AP Music Theory, Applied Music, and beginning brass at Pine Tree Middle School.

Aaron Turner 

He is also an active pianist and accompanist in the Longview area. Previously, he taught on the band staff at Kingwood High School in Humble ISD and worked for over 20 years in church music with both choral and orchestral programs.  He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in music/specialization in euphonium and piano.  Principal mentors were Mr. John L. Whitwell, Dr. Charles Gavin, and Dr. Andrew Parr.  Mr. Turner also has a masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor.  
He and his wife, Mindi, have three children who are all graduates of Pine Tree High School:  Caitlin (2010), Kelsey (2012), and Chris (2014).


The Pine Tree Fine Arts Department will host a reception for Lisa Wright Tuesday, July 25, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Pine Tree High School Cafeteria.  The public is invited to attend.











Pine Tree ISD Online Registration Opens July 26 at 10:00 a.m.




Pine Tree ISD Online Registration will open July 26 at 10:00 a.m.  PTISD Online Registration is REQUIRED for all returning PTISD Students
Please log in and complete the registration process for each student.  Online Registration must be completed before schedules/homeroom teachers will be given on Meet the Teacher Night.

For New Students or Returning Students whose address has changed, you must attend the 2017-2018 Student Registration at Pine Tree High School:


PK-Kindergarten - August 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grades 1-12 - August 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grades PK-12 - August 10, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Forms for Proof of Residence include:  Current utility bills (water, gas, or electricity only), current lease agreement, current purchase agreement/contract, 2017 Gregg County Tax Statement or approved transfer paperwork.

For complete PTISD registration information, log on to www.ptisd.org 



 

Monday, July 10, 2017

PTHS Precision Drill Team Mini Camp August 8-10

The Pine Tree Precision Drill Team Mini Camp will be held August 8-10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Pine Tree Junior High gym.

The cost of the camp is $50 and pre-registration is required. For additional information regarding the camp call 903-238-5972.


Become a Part of the PT Kickoff Crew - Register Today!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

PINE TREE PACE SERVES STUDENTS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Instead of serving our students for one big day in the middle of the summer.... Pine Tree PACE is serving them for the whole middle month of the summer! Pine Tree PACE Campus in partnership with Partners in Prevention’s Hope for Youth supports a community focused program for area students.  Students  grades 5th and up are invited to attend the program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 1pm. The program will end on July 28, 2017 with a grand finale day to be scheduled!

Program  activities are based on student interests (game design, culinary arts, gardening, fine arts). Other program aspects include: partner community agencies presentations, career/interest talks, personal fitness, nutrition). Aspects of the SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Program are incorporated in the focused restorative practices conversations. This is an ideal program for older  students to volunteer in the community!

To register a student or for more information, please contact Shalonda Adams @ 903-932-1936 @sadams@ptisd.org.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Promotes Summer Learning Through Book Bag Distribution

In order to promote students reading at home during the summer, Pine Tree ISD gave students attending summer learning in Pre-K through 4th grade bookbags filled with grade level appropriate books.

This reading initiative ensures students are provided opportunities to read during the summer in order to eliminate summer reading loss.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Offers Summer Meal Program


When the School year ends, Summer Meals begin!  Children between the ages of 1yr – 18 yrs can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site.  Pine Tree ISD will provide no cost meals to ALL children during the summer months.    


Pine Tree Primary:  June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017, Monday thru Thursday
Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   Lunch:  11:15 a.m. – 12:00 Noon


Birch Elementary:  June 5, 2017 – June 22, 1017, Monday thru Thursday
Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon


Parkway Elementary:  June 5, 2017 – June 22, 1017, Monday thru Thursday
Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon


Middle School:   June 5, 2017 – June 22, 1017, Monday thru Thursday
                                  July 10, 2017 – July 14, 2017, Monday thru Friday
Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.    Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon


Junior High School:  June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017, Monday thru Friday
                                           (Closed July 3, 2017 – July 7, 2017)
Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


High School:  May 31, 2017 – June 29, 2017, Monday thru Thursday
                             July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017, Monday thru Thursday
Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.    Lunch:  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Saint Matthews Catholic Church:  June 13, 2017 – June 17, 2017, Monday thru Friday
Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church: June 26, 2017 thru June 30, 2017, Mon - Fri
Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Paint the Parking Lot Project Sponsored by PTHS Precision Drill Team

The Pine Tree Precision Drill Team is sponsoring Paint the PTHS Parking Lot!  Pine Tree High School students can purchase a reserved parking spot to paint for the 2017-2018 school year.  The cost is $50 which includes one parking spot and one 2017-2018 parking permit.

Starting June 1, individuals can reserve a parking space and make payment in the PTHS Business Office Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  One spot per student based on availability.

Individuals should bring cash or check (made payable to PT Precision Booster Club), driver's license, car description and license plate number.

Reserve your spot today!  For additional information call 903-237-5031.




Monday, May 22, 2017

Pine Tree High Photography Students Sweep Telco Plus Credit Union Photography Contest- Children's Division

Pine Tree High School Photography students swept 8 out of the 10 awards in the children's division from the Telco Plus Credit Union 2017 Photography Contest.

Telco Plus Credit Union will print and frame these photos for permanent installation in the Credit Union located at 423 Gilmer Rd in Longview, TX.

"These photos show the great talent and creative diversity the students at Pine Tree High have. I am very proud of their hard work," said
Elizabeth White, Commercial Photo teacher at Pine Tree High School.

Congratulations to our Pine Tree students!


Nature Photograph Category

Fouziya Mbeh – 1st
Lindsey Cole – 2nd

Industrial Photograph Category

Mateo Corrales – 1st
Terra Jones – 2nd
Daniel Sanchez – 3rd

Human Interest Category

Sydney Harris – 1st
Natalia Rodriguez – 2nd
Eduardo Garcia – 3rd



Telco Plus Credit Union's Facebook Page and website for all photos and results:  https://www.facebook.com/telcopluscu/photos/pcb.797626470405045/797624853738540/?type=3&theater

Pops in the Park Concert Tonight!

The East Texas Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. James Snowden will hold its final concert of the year:

“Pops in the Park” Concert, May 22, 2017
Teague Park Amphitheatre, Longview

7:00PM Admission is FREE-

​This concert will feature Pine Tree's Director of Fine Arts, Mark Melton, conducting a very special trumpet concerto featuring Senior, Cristian Najera.​  His work on this piece is truly exceptional and entertaining.  


Friday, May 19, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Coordinator Earns State Certification

Tammy Torres, Pine Tree ISD Purchasing/Procurement Coordinator, has earned her certification from TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials) and is now a Certified Texas School Business Official.   Congratulations, Tammy!

The TASBO certification program is a voluntary program designed to educate those seeking excellence in their profession and also to recognize standards of professional competence.

A TASBO certification offers you the opportunity to expand your professional knowledge base, continue your education despite ever-changing rules and regulations based on state and federal laws and to establish an additional level of recognition and respect.

The certification program is designed to offer professional education to those who wish to further develop their skills and seek excellence in their profession.

Tammy Torres







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pine Tree ISD Celebrates National Day of STEM

Pine Tree ISD participated in the National Day of STEM on May 16.

Campus activities included STEAM labs and stations at PT Primary, Little Bits Kits at Parkway Elementary, STEM rotation stations at Birch Elementary, Pine Tree High School graphic design students designed an app to match their business brand and P.A.C.E. students engaged in activities involving wind power.



STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a nation-wide day of online engagement around the power of STEM in schools and in the community.  #PowerofSTEMDay



Parkway Elementary Bowl Fundraiser Project Tonight!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hope Cahill, Pine Tree High School Senior, Don't Mess with Texas Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to Hope Cahill, Pine Tree High School senior, on winning the Don’t Mess with Texas Art Contest! This is an extremely competitive art competition, with over 4,300 students participating from 136 communities across Texas. One winner was selected from each grade, K-12.

Hope was the only student selected from East Texas. Cahill’s winning entry will be featured in the 2018 Don’t Mess with Texas calendar and she will be receiving a Samsung Galaxy A tablet.

 "I've had the pleasure of teaching Hope for two years in a row now, and she has grown into such a focused, mature young lady who sets a wonderful example for others," said her teacher, Elizabeth White. 

 The other winners of this years contest are:

2017 Don't Mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest Winners

Estrella Delgadillo, Kindergarten | Rockdale Elementary, Rockdale
Emma Donohue, 1st grade | Anita Scott Elementary, Royse City
Katherine Sunwoo, 2nd grade | Dallas Art Studio, Irving
Abhishek Venkat Doddi, 3rd grade | McCoy Elementary, Carrollton
Karis Lee, 4th grade | Cornerstone Elementary, Sugar Land
June Kim, 5th grade | Great Oaks Elementary, Round Rock
Juan Elias Cepeda, 6th grade | Lucio Middle School, Brownsville
Stacy Chen, 7th grade | Beckendorff Junior High, Katy
Frederick Herrin, 8th grade | Goldthwaite Middle School, Goldthwaite
Ariana Kimball, 9th grade | Duncanville High School, Duncanville
Caitlyn Marie Cruz, 10th grade | Robert G. Cole High School, San Antonio
Aishani Sil, 11th grade | Liberty High School, Frisco

Hope Cahill, PTHS Senior 


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Blankets Donated to Rahab's Ranch and Retreat - sponsored by Partners in Prevention ETATT


Thank you to all of the Longview STRONG Youth Violence Prevention Seminar participants who donated to #bethechange in support of the Rahab’s Ranch and Retreat Blanket Drive sponsored by Partners in Prevention ETATT. This was the United in Action Service Project for #NYVPW!

A total of $88.00 was donated. Thirty blankets were purchased with the money and four more blankets were donated. 


Pine Tree PACE is thankful for the intentional partnerships in our city of Longview, Texas.


Will Harris, PTHS Senior, awarded TASSP Outstanding Senior Award

Will Harris, Pine Tree High School Senior, was recently awarded the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Outstanding Senior Award.  Will was nominated by his principal, Cindy Gabehart, for the TASSP Outstanding Senior Award because of his outstanding achievement in athletics, academics and his involvement in extra-curricular activities. Congratulations to Will Harris!

Will Harris 

Pine Tree High School Students Win 4 Gold Medals at State Art Event

Pine Tree High School students won four gold medal at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) held at James Madison High School in San Antonio this past Saturday, April 29th:
  • Isaiah Perry, junior
  • Abigail Roberts, sophomore
  • Harleigh Wright, sophomore
  • Petra Enloe, junior
Artwork from 3 other Pine Tree Students was also in attendance: Sidney Andrade, Michalon Daniels, and Gaelynn Prosser.

VASE is the largest and most respected art competition not only in Texas, but in the nation. The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) has sponsored the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) since 1994. VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to their regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. Top artworks advance to the state level.

At the state event, students had the opportunity to take art classes, view winning student artwork on exhibit, visit with college recruiters and tour local area museums. The three Pine Tree teachers in attendance were Mary Graham, Wayne Gaddis and Elizabeth White.