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.