Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pine Tree 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Choir Students Excel at Solo and Ensemble Contest

The Pine Tree 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choir students competed solo and ensemble contest yesterday.

The following students earned medals for their solos

6th Grade
Izaiya Glenn
Jessie Gomez

7th Grade
Kyla Scott
Natalie Buckner
Julia Villegas
Ezmeriah Gonzales
Laniyah Nelson
Brealee Ray
Tabitha Juarez
Tiana Morgan
Kelsie Carmical
Esai Hernandez
Devin Washington
Jacob Hawley

8th Grade:
Grayson Cary
Keegan Klepper
DJ Rockwell
Trystan Puckett
Angelina Pruitt
Jerusalem Briseno
Renee Redfern
Alexia Heatherly
Amelia Wingfield
Stephanie Davis
Liliana Rodriguez
Taryn Horton
Kimberly Perez
Alivia Leary


The following students received ones on their treble ensemble.

7th Grade Girls
Kelsie Carmical ,Shana Sprayberry, Nyla Williams, Kyla Scott,
Tabitha Juarez, Julia Villegas, Natalie Buckner, Laniyah Nelson, Ezmeriah Gonzales, Brealee Rae, Gracie Rust

8th Grade Girls
Amelia Wingfield, Alivia Leary, Alexia Heatherly, Zoe Nugent, Angelina Pruitt, Kaylea Timmons, Stephanie Davis , Jimena Hernandez, Taryn Horton, Trystan Puckett, Kimberly Perez, Jerusalem Briseno

Congratulations to our Pine Tree Pirates!


Pine Tree High School Places Nine in National Arts Scholastic Event

Results for the Regional level of the National Arts Scholastic Event have been announced and Pine Tree High School has 9 winners this year!

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grade 7–12. 

Congratulations to these students!

Pine Tree High Gold Key Winners (will advance to National Judging March 13th):
Dejah Colburn, Gold Key, Digital Art, Flight for Lyfe
Lexie Green, Gold Key, Digital Art, Colors

Pine Tree High Silver Key Winners:

*      Alliyah Arrendondo, Silver Key, Digital Art, Reflection 
Kayley McMullen, Silver Key, Digital Art, Dia de los Muertos
Marla Rodriguez, Silver Key, Photography, Run
Grace Talley, Silver Key, Digital Art, tears

Pine Tree High Honorable Mention:

*      Jessi Wright, Honorable Mention, Digital Art, Jordan
Jonathan Diaz, Honorable Mention, Photography, Storm Coming 
Sydney Harris, Honorable Mention, Digital Art, Savannah

Teacher: Elizabeth White

Sydney Harris 
Lexie Green 
Marla Rodriguez




Kayley McMullen

Grace Talley
Jessi Wright
Dejah Coburn
Alliyah Arrendondo



Jonathan Diaz







This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Winners of the regional areas are eligible to receive Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention awards. Gold Key works will automatically advance to national judging. National Medalists will be announced on March 13, 2018 where their work will be exhibited in Carnegie Hall in New York City this summer.

The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is rich with notable alumni. The list includes artists like Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Hughie Lee-Smith, Truman Capote, Cy Twombly, Charles White, John Updike, Mozelle Thompson, 

Carolyn Forché, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Luis Jiménez, Richard Linklater, and many more.


Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 East Texas Regional STEM Competition Winners Announced - Ace Awards and 1st Place Engineering Design Advance to State

Pine Tree ISD and Winnsboro ISD participated in the 2018 East Texas Regional STEM Competition on January 26 at LeTourneau University’s Abbott Aviation Center.


Congratulations to the following Pine Tree ISD students:


6th Grade Math
1st place - Daniel Arrogo
2nd place - Harper Jones
3rd place - Brayden Haesecke
4th place - Chloe Tesser
5th place - Megan Wolfe
6th place - Parker Eaves


7th Grade Math
1st place - Andrew Meek
2nd place - Jonathan Cordova
3rd place - Traveon Hall
4th place - Aleena Lee


8th grade Math
1st place - Bryce Willadson
2nd place - Isaac Tesser
3rd place - Joseph Cordova
4th place - Kaleb Hogue
5th place - Ethan Morgan
6th place - Iman Dar


9th place Math
1st place - Jann Cabudoy
2nd place - Zachary Russell
3rd place - Kaleb Bechtold
4th place - Brandy Gonzalez
5th place - Logan Bernard
6th place - Kameron Benefield


10th grade Math
1st place - William Davis
3rd place - Jessica Hosmer
4th place - Natalia Rodriguez
5th place - Angel Bautista
6th place - Itzel Lara


11th grade Math
6th place - J’vin Howard


6th grade Science
1st place - Madalyn Scaggs
2nd place - Harper Jones
3rd place - Megan Wolfe
4th place - Jacob Brace
5th place - Brayden Haesecke
6th place - Colton Smith


7th grade Science
1st place - Andrew Meek
2nd place - Aleena Lee
3rd place - Traveon Hall
4th place - Jonathan Cordova


8th grade Science
1st place - Isaac Tesser
2nd place - Kaleb Hogue
3rd place - Bryce Willadson
4th place - Ethan Morgan
5th place - Patrick Bueno
6th place - Nathan Tarkington

9th grade Science
1st place - Jann Cabudoy
2nd place - Kameron Benefield
3rd place - Kalen Bechtold
4th place - Tristan McBride
5th place - Brandy Gonzalez
6th place - Logan Bernard

10th grade Science
2nd place - William Davis
3rd place - Jessica Hosmer
4th place - Terra jones
5th place - Natalia Rodriguez
6th place - Kloie Schultz


11th grade Science
6th place - J’vin Howard


Ace Awards
6th Grade - Harper Jones
7th Grade - Andrew Meek
8th Grade - Bryce Willadson
9th Grade - Jann Cabudoy
10th Grade - William Davis


Engineering Design Challenge
1st place team - Mr. Krabs
Megan Wolfe, Elijah Edwards, Keith Smith, J’vin Howard, Zachary Russell
2nd place team - The Tank
Kohl Adams, Chloe Steber, Jonathan Cordova, Shaniah Mina, Jordan Stanford
3rd place team - Spiderviewer 3000
Andrew Meek, Jacoreyian Johnson, Natalia Rodriguez


Judge’s Choice Award
Artemis 18 - Chloe Tesser, Joseph Cordova, Jann Cabudoy,
Terra Jones, Waylen Beare
Rainbow EO - Brayden Haesecke, Kaleb Lampkin, James Phu,
Ira Roberts, Pedro Montano


Ace Award winners and the 1st place Engineering Design Challenge
winners will advance to state competition.


Special thanks to the competition community partners Eastman Chemical,
LeTourneau University and Komatsu for their donations of
money, time, facilities and personnel to the growth of our students.
A special thank you to David Tesser of LETU Abbott Aviation Center
for making the event possible at LETU and to the Pine Tree ISD club
leaders, Laura Cranford, Jennifer Mitchell, Elizabeth White and Brittany
Jones for their daily support of these students as they reach for
their dreams in engineering.  


Friday, January 26, 2018

Coffee with the Superintendent Set for February 1 at PT Junior High

You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on February 1 at Pine Tree Junior High. The event will start at 7:45 a.m. Pine Tree parents are invited to attend.

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.

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.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TAME Regional Competition set January 26 at LeTourneau University's Abbott Aviation Center

Pine Tree ISD will participate in the 2018 East Texas Divisional STEM Competition Friday, January 26 at LeTourneau University's Abbott Aviation Center located at the Gregg County Airport. This is the TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering) regional competition.  Competition will begin at 1:00 p.m.

TAME offers opportunities to students that many other programs do not.  This program centers around exposing students to the problem solving skills needed to be a successful engineer and to build the math and science skills necessary engineering course work. The program reinforces math and science skills, has students practice the skills in a testing environment and complete an engineering design challenge with other students reinforcing 21st century skills needed for the workplace.

At this year's competition, students will be tested in the math and science course in which they are currently enrolled.  This will be followed by an Engineering Design Challenge in which students will work as teams to complete an engineering design challenge.

1st -3rd place awards will be given to students in the math and science tests in each grade level 6-12.

1st - 3rd place awards will be given in the Engineering Design Challenge along with the Judge's Choice Award.












 
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Pine Tree Middle School Takes 2nd Overall at TMSCA Meet

Congratulations to the Pine Tree Middle School Math Science Team on their January 20th TMSCA Meet, where they placed 2nd overall. Medals went to the top 5 places.

PTMS competitors took 13 of those top 5 spots in 4 events!

5th Grade Number Sense - Top 5:
Ben Bigham - 1st place
Seth McFarland - 2nd place
Eryka Furlong - 3rd place
Sophia Nix - 4th place
Cread Ray - 5th place

6th Grade Number Sense: 
Dealyn Evans - 1st place, 6th grade
Jose Aranda - 2nd place, 6th grade
Damil Arogo - 3rd place, 6th grade
Colt Smith - 4th place, 6th grade
Quinton Clark - 5th place, 6th grade
Brayden Haesecke - 7th place, 6th grade
Sarah Wilson - 8th place, 6th grade
Chloe Tesser - 9th place, 6th grade
Preston Armstrong - 10th place, 6th grade

6th Grade Calculator:
Dealyn Evans - 1st place, 6th grade
Alexandra Sanchez - 2nd place, 6th grade
Jose Aranda - 5th place, 6th grade
Stephanie Viramontes, 6th place, 6th grade
Damil Arogo - 10th place, 6th grade

6th Grade Math:
Brayden Haesecke - 1st place, 6th grade
Jose Aranda - 2nd place, 6th grade
Megan Wolfe - 3rd place, 6th grade
Preston Armstrong - 5th place, 6th grade
Damil Arogo - 6th place, 6th grade
Chloe Tesser - 7th place, 6th grade
Alexandra Sanchez - 9th place, 6th grade
Dominic Balint - 10th place, 6th grade

6th Grade Science:
Alexandra Sanchez - 4th place, 6th grade
Sarah Wilson - 6th place, 6th grade
Charlie Wedding - 8th place, 6th grade
Stephanie Viramontes - 10th place, 6th grade

Pine Tree Math Science Team Captures 2nd Overall at TMSCA Meet


The Pine Tree Math Science Team captured 2nd overall at the TMSCA meet on January 20.
Medals were awarded to the top five places.  PT took 12 of those top 5 spots in 4 events.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top 10 in their events.

NUMBER SENSE: Grant Beakley- 1st place, 7th grade, Asyiah Bray-2nd place, 7th grade, Noah Sims 4th place, 7th grade, Lenore Martin 7th lace, 7th grade, Fatima Vazque 10th place, 7th grade, Bryce Willadson 5th place, 8th grade, Kaleb Hogue 8th place, 8th grade, and Isaac Tesser 9th place, 8th grade

CALCULATOR: Grant Beakley 4th place, 7th grade, Marco Echave 9th place, 7th grade, Jonah Harwood 7th place, 8th grade,

MATH: Grant Beakley 1st place, 7th grade, Asyiah Bray 3rd place, 7th grade, Noah Sims 4th place, 7th grade, Zoe Davis 5th place, 8th grade, Bryce Willadson6th place, 8th grade.

SCIENCE: Asyiah Bray 2nd place, 7th grade, Lenore Martin 7th place, 7th grade, Nicholas Graugnard 9th place, 7th grade, Bryce Willadson 3rd place, 8th grade, Rebecca Leeson 4th place, 8th grade, Samuel Beall 6th place, 8th grade, Isaac Tesser 7th place, 8th grade, and Jonah Harwood 10th place, 8th grade.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PTISD UPDATES



The Varsity Girls Basketball Team will play at 5:00 p.m. at home on Thursday.   The Varsity Boys Basketball Team will play at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday in Marshall.  All games from Thursday on are still on regular times and places.

Coffee with the Superintendent at Pine Tree Middle School has been canceled for Thursday, January 18.  The district will reschedule at a future date.  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Coffee with the Superintendent January 18 at PT Middle School


You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on January 18 at Pine Tree Middle School. The event will start at 7:45 a.m. Pine Tree parents are invited to attend.

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.

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, January 10, 2018

PTISD Curriculum Team to Present at National Conference

Members of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) team at Pine Tree ISD have been invited to present at the STEMCON conference in Chicago on April 20.  Presenters are Robin White, (lead presenter), Dr. Daya Hill, Michele Walker, Dr. Lisa Mullins, Kalli Vanmeter and Kelli Hendrix.  

STEMCON is a national conference for administrators and educators from around the nation that come together and share best practices in STEM.  The district was selected because of their passion for inspiring girls to become more involved in STEM related careers.  

The conference presentation will be the district's Girls in Technology event.  

The goal for the presentation will be to create passion in other schools around the nation to begin a GIT event of their own.  "It is so exciting to know that PTISD will have to opportunity to indirectly change the number of girls that participate in STEM around the nation", said Robin White, lead presenter.   

During the presentation, the team will share with participants the steps and information necessary to host their own event.  Each participant will leave with a packet that includes technology stations, lesson plans, parent notifications, invitations and a timeline for planning.