Wednesday, February 28, 2018

District-Wide Innovation Showcase Set for March 22

Celebrate Texas Public Schools Month 

PINE TREE ISD INNOVATION SHOWCASE

March 22, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pine Tree High School Campus


This is your opportunity to see the innovative, creative, and different ways our students have been learning throughout the year at PTISD.

The purpose of the Innovation Showcase is so share student learning experiences that increase engagement, improve achievement, encourage collaboration, and ignite a renewed passion for learning throughout the district.







Pine Tree Places 3rd Overall in TMSCA Meet

Pine Tree Math Science Team placed 3rd overall at the Texas Math Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) meet at Spring Hill on February 24. Medals were awarded to the top 5 places. Pine Tree Junior High captured 16 of those top 5 spots in 4 events.

Congratulations to our top 10 finishers!


Number Sense:·       Brayden Haesecke – 2nd place, 6th grade
·       Ryan Alonzo - 5th place, 6th grade (a 5th grader!!)
·       Jose Aranda – 6th place, 6th grade
·       Reagan Toliver – 7th place, 6th grade (a 5th grader!!)
·       Damil Arogo – 8th place, 6th grade
·       Megan Wolfe – 9th place, 6th grade
·       Preston Armstrong – 10th place, 6th grade
·       Grant Beakley – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Asyiah Bray – 3rd place, 7th grade·       Noah Sims – 6th place, 7th grade
·       Nikko Rubio – 8th place, 7th grade
·       Jai Ryan – 9th place, 7th grade
·       Fatima Vazquez – 10th place, 7th grade
·       Zoe Davis – 7th place, 8th grade
·       Bryce Willadson – 8th place, 8th grade
Calculator:·       Dealyn Evans – 2nd place, 6th grade
·       Jose Aranda – 3rd place, 6th grade
·       Alexandra Sanchez – 4th place, 6th grade
·       Megan Wolfe – 5th place, 6th grade
·       Colt Smith – 7th place, 6th grade
·       Stephanie Viramontes - 8th place, 6th grade
·       Grant Beakley – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Fatima Vazquez – 3rd place, 7th grade
·       Marco Echave – 6th place, 7th grade
Math:·       Damil Arogo – 4th place, 6th grade
·       Brayden Haesecke – 5th place, 6th grade
·       Jose Aranda – 7th place, 6th grade
·       Grant Beakley – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Noah Sims – 6th place, 7th grade
·       Asyiah Bray – 7th place, 7th grade
·       Jacob Juarez – 8th place, 7th grade
·       Bryce Willadson – 7th place, 8th grade
Science:*      Megan Wolfe – 10th place, 6th grade·      Lenore Martin – 2nd place, 7th grade
·      Grant Beakley – 3rd place, 7th grade
·      Asyiah Bray – 10th place, 7th grade
·      Rebecca Leeson – 1st place, 8th grade
·      Zoe Davis – 9th place, 8th grade




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pine Tree's Math Science Team Competes in Mathing Bee - First East Texas District to Participate

Pine Tree’s Math Science Team from the Middle School and Junior High campuses competed in their first annual “Mathing Bee” which was held in the Pine Tree Junior High cafeteria on February 15.  Pine Tree ISD is the first district in East Texas to participate in this event. 

One student from each grade level will advance to regional competition and then on to state competition.

A Mathing Bee consists of 20 rounds.  Questions within a round will have approximately the same complexity and/or difficulty level.
  
Each question must be answered by a single student - without the use of a calculator or scratch work – and within the given time limit (minimum 10 seconds and maximum 30 seconds).  Each answer may be given orally or written legibly on a whiteboard or chalkboard.  The contestant cannot erase or correct his/her answer once the answer is started.
The answer must be completely spoken or written before the timer reaches 0.  If the answer is correct, the contestant advances to the next round.  If the answer is incorrect, the contestant is eliminated.
If, within the same round, two or more contestants are eliminated, the contestant with the fastest cumulative answer time ranks ahead of the others.
The competition ends when only one contestant answers correctly within a single round.

Congratulations to the Pine Tree Mathing Bee Grade Level winners who will advance to the regional competition next month! 

5th grade - Eryka Furlong
6th grade - Alexandra Sanchez
7th grade – Grant Beakley
8th grade – Bryce Willadson

Top Scorer Overall - Grant Beakley


Pine Tree Leadership/Student Council Selected to Lead TASC District for 2018-2019

Pine Tree High School Leadership/Student Council has been selected to be the Texas Association of Student Councils District 4 President school and will plan and lead the TASC district for 2018-2019.

In addition to this recognition, Pine Tree's Leadership/Student Council met all requirements in Community Service, Pride & Patriotism, DASH, (Drug, Alcohol, Safety, & Health) and Energy & Environment to be named an Outstanding Leadership/Student Council and a Sweepstakes school.

Congratulations! #PTProud


Monday, February 26, 2018

Pine Tree Film "A Cheesy Slice of Love" Advances to UIL Semifinals

Pine Tree juniors Robert J. Ray, Sierra Resse, Lauren Parker, Evelyne Ramirez and Gisel Veliz advanced an original stop motion film to the state semifinals at the UIl Young Filmmakers Festival.  There were over 700 entries in this competition.  Pine Tree's entry competed in Division II which includes 5A/6A schools.  The film, "A Cheesy Slice of Love" advanced through three preliminary rounds becoming a state semifinalist as one of the top 12 in its category.

  • Ranked by three judges
  • Students created props to tell a story
  • Captured over 1,000 photos that were edited into a series in order to create the illusion of movement
  • Length:  30 seconds to 3 minutes in length


Congratulations to our Pine Tree students!

click here to view film

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Coffee with the Superintendent March 1 at Pine Tree High School ExCEL Campus

You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on March 1 at the Pine Tree High School ExCEL campus  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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pine Tree Dominates VASE Competition

A record number of ninety-nine Pine Tree students participated in the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) art competition.

The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Event is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve.

These award winners are students of Pine Tree's High School art/visual art teachers Mary Graham, Wayne Gaddis, Elizabeth White and Caity Rutledge.

Congratulations to our State and Medal winners!


State Attendees by Division:
Kloie Shultz, printmaking, Division I
I'yonia Mumphrey, Digital Photo, Division I
Alliyah Arrendondo, Digital Photo, Division II
Titus Rucker, Artwrok, Division II
Tara Story, Artwork - two piece winner, Division II
Carly Garcia, Artwork, Division II
Destinee Houston, Digital Photo, Division III
Erika Vaughn, Digital Photo, Division III
Reysiane Salazar, Artwork, Division III
Ramon Rubio, Artwork, Division IV


Division I Medalist
Matteo Corrales, Digital Photo
Iyonia Mumphrey, Digital Photo - two piece winner
Marla Rodriguez, Digital Photo
Jacob Carter, Digital Photo
Brandy Gonzales, Digital Photo
Mackenzie Newman, Digital Photo
Bianca Juarez, Digital Photo- two piece winner
Dejah Colburn, Digital Photo
Leorah Haksecke, Digital Photo- two piece winner
Kimberly Godinez, Digital Photo
Kloie Shultz, Printmaking
Norma Ortega, Digital Art


Division II Medalist
Janiya Jackson, Digital Photo
Alliyah Arrendondo, Digital Photo
Mercedes Estrada, Digital Photo
Harleigh Wright, Digital Photo
Lexie Green, Digital Photo
Mercedes Estrada, Artwork
Carly Garcia, Artwork
Orran Simmons, Artwork - two piece winner
Amber Parker, Artwork
Tara Story, Artwork - two piece winner
Brieannah Williams, Artwork
Petra Enloe, Artwork
Titus Rucker, Artwork - two piece winner


Division III Medalist
Erika Vaughn, Digital Photo
Abigail Roberts, Digital Photo- two piece winner
Destinee Houston, Digital Photo- two piece winner
Azura Mayhall, Digital Art
Reysiane Salazar, Artwork
Sarah Mata, Sculpture
Savannah Riley, Artwork
Aleena Galvan. Artwork - two piece winner
Sara Sanchez, Artwork
Angelina Devona, Artwrok - two piece winner
Gaelynn Prosser, Artwork - two piece winner
Sobeida Garcia-Cardona, Artwork


Division IV Medalist
Ramon Rubio, Animation - two piece winner
Sidney Andrade, Graphic Design
Alyssa Finklea, Artwork

Coffee with the Superintendent Set for February 22 at Pine Tree High School

You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on February 22 at Pine Tree High School in The Bistro.  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, February 14, 2018

Big Techs Event to Showcase Longview Industries

A new event called “Big Techs” will provide the public with behind-the-scenes tours of some of the industries that make Longview work. Held on Saturday, February 24, participants will have the opportunity to see how Komatsu builds the world’s largest front-end loader, how Eastman turns chemicals into products, how Neiman Marcus distributes goods around the world, and other cool technology that drives the industrial economy. As part of Industry Appreciation, Big Techs is a collaborative effort of the Longview Economic Development Corporation, the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau, and several area industries.


Longview’s history and present are full of makers, builders, doers, and inventors. Ever since Longview was founded as a railroad town in 1870, industrious people have been making cool stuff in our corner of East Texas. That industrious culture grew with the East Texas Oil Boom of the 1930’s and the manufacturing necessity of World War II. Today, Longview companies continue that tradition, using modern technology to create, build, and distribute goods.

As part of Big Techs, free tours will be provided at AAON, Eastman, Holt Cat, Komatsu, and Neiman Marcus. Tour times vary throughout the day. Tour space is limited, so please register in advance. Age restrictions apply for some tours.

In addition to the factory tours, activities will be held in downtown Longview from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., including food trucks and special exhibits at Longview World of Wonders, Gregg County Historical Museum, and Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Downtown will also feature outdoor equipment displays from Boss Crane, Holt Cat, and the City of Longview. Downtown outdoor activities and Gregg County Historical Museum admission are free. $5 admission is required for Longview World of Wonders and Longview Museum of Fine Arts.

To participate in the free tours, please register online at VisitLongviewTexas.com. Please contact the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information at 903-753-3281.

AAON: 203 Gum Springs Rd.

50 minute tour times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Texas is hot, but AAON products help keep us cool. AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of air conditioning and heating equipment. Learn how AAON builds everything from commercial-sized air conditioners to geothermal/water-source heat pumps and coils. Must wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Facility is not heated; wear weather appropriate clothing.

Eastman: 300 Kodak Blvd.

50 minute tour times: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. From the film on your car’s windshield to the screen on your tablet, from baby bottles to passenger jets, from tires to attire, the world depends on products made from Eastman Chemical materials.

Holt Cat: 2210 Neiman Marcus Pkwy.

50 minute tour times: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Just about every child has taken apart a toy just to see if they could put it together. Now, imagine if you did that with a full size bulldozer? Come see how Holt Cat completely refurbishes large Caterpillar earth-moving equipment into like-new condition. Children are welcome with adult. Must wear closed toe shoes. Safety glasses will be provided
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Komatsu: 2400 S. MacArthur St.

80 minute tour times: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

When we say Big Techs, we do mean big. The world’s largest front-end loader is an earth-mover of massive proportion. The 2,300 horsepower machine weighs 560,000 pounds and features tires that are 14 feet tall. The bucket holds 80 tons of dirt, which is more than can fit in an 18-wheeler. Yet, this huge machine is fuel efficient utilizing a hybrid diesel / electric drive. 80 minute tour. Minimum age: 12.

Neiman Marcus Distribution Center, 2301 Neiman Marcus Pkwy.

50 minute tour times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

For over a century, Neiman Marcus has focused on serving the unique needs of the luxury market. Discover how Neiman Marcus uses modern technology to distribute upscale assortments of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty and decorative home products. Minimum age: 13. Must wear closed toe shoes. No cameras.

Downtown Activities:


10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Come-and-go. No registration required.

Hands-On STEM at Longview World of Wonders, 112 E. Tyler St. ($5 entry) featuring Pine Tree ISD students

Map Tech at Gregg County Historical Museum. 214 N. Fredonia St. (Free)

Art Tech at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St. ($5 entry)

Plus: Food Trucks, giant crane from Boss Crane, Longview Fire ladder truck, more.



Register for Big Techs

Pine Tree Math Science Team Places 3rd Overall at Daingerfield Meet


Congratulations to the Math Science Team on their February 10th TMSCA Meet in Daingerfield, where they placed 3rd overall.  Medals went to top five places. Pine Tree Junior High tgarnered twenty-three of the top five spots in four events! 

Congratulations to Pine Tree's 7th and 8th graders who scored in the top 10 in their events.

Number Sense:
·       Brayden Haesecke – 2nd place, 6th grade
·       Damil Arogo – 5th place, 6th grade
·       Megan Wolfe – 7th place, 6th grade
·       Ryan Alonso – 8th place, (5th grader!)
·       Uriel Reyes – 10th place, 6th grade
·       Noah Sims – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Fatima Vazquez – 2nd place, 7th grade
·       Asyiah Bray – 3rd place, 7th grade
·       Shane Moore – 7th place, 7th grade
·       Isaac Tesser – 3rd place, 8th grade
·       Bryce Willadson – 4th place, 8th grade
·       Zoe Davis – 8th place, 8th grade

Calculator:
·       Dealyn Evans – 2nd place, 6th grade
·       Jose Aranda – 3rd place, 6th grade
·       Alexandra Sanchez – 7th place, 6th grade
·       Stephanie Viramontes, 9th place, 6th grade
·       Fatima Vazquez – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Shane Moore – 2nd place, 7th grade
·       Marco Echave – 4th place, 7th grade
·       Morgan Sharp – 5th place, 7th grade
·       Jai Ryan – 8th place, 7th grade
·       Zoe Davis – 10th place, 8th grade

Math:
·       Jose Aranda – 3rd place, 6th grade
·       Damil Arogo – 4th place, 6th grade
·       Brayden Haesecke – 5th place, 6th grade
·       Quinton Clark – 9th place, 6th grade
·       Harper Jones – 10th place, 6th grade
·       Noah Sims – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Asyiah Bray – 3rd place, 7th grade
·       Haris Hussain – 6th place, 7th grade
·       Fatima Vazquez – 8th place, 7th grade
·       Jonathan Cordova – 9th place, 7th grade
·       Bryce Willadson – 2nd place, 8th grade
·       Kaleb Hogue – 8th place, 8th grade

Science:
·       Kylen Finch - 8th place, 6th grade
·       Anna Naseiro – 9th place, 6th grade
·       Jose Aranda – 10th place, 6th grade
·       Lenore Martin – 1st place, 7th grade
·       Asyiah Bray – 4th place, 7th grade
·       Ian Boche’ – 7th place, 7th grade
·       Noah Sims – 8th place, 7th grade
·       Shane Moore - 9th place, 7th grade
·       Samuel Beall – 3rd place, 8th grade
·       Rebecca Leeson – 5th place, 8th grade
·       Carlo Echave – 9th place, 8th grade

Pine Tree Junior High Winners
Pine Tree Junior High Winners
Pine Tree Junior High winners


Pine Tree Middle School Winners
Pine Tree Middle School Winners