Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pine Tree High School Choir Receives Excellent Rating at UIL Competition

Pine Tree High School Choir, under the direction of Danielle Warren, competed in UIL Concert and Sight Reading on Wednesday, March 28th at Mt. Pleasant High School. PTHS Choir members represented well for the 5th consecutive year!

PT Chorale, Non Varsity Treble, received a rating of ‘Excellent’ on stage.

PT Express, Varsity Mixed, received a rating of ‘Excellent’ on stage and in sight reading.

Judges comments included:

“Challenging program and you performed it beautifully-wow!”

“You are true musicians.”

“Preparation is obvious and appreciated!”

Congratulations on continuing a streak of excellence!  #PTProud 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pine Tree Junior High Girls Choirs Excel at UIL Competition

The Pine Tree Junior High 7th and 8th grade girls choirs excelled at UIL competition.

The 7th grade choir received straight excellent ratings while receiving a 2 rating on stage and in sight-reading competition.  The 8th grade choir received a first division with excellent ratings on state and superior straight ones in sight-ready.

Congratulations to our PT students! #PTProud

7th grade NV Girls 
Breahnna Ahart
Madelyne Barkley
Kalli Beck
La’Tayia Buchanan
Natalie Buckner
Kelsie Carmical
Aalayhia Collins
Adriania Epps
Isabela Garcia
Chadea’ Gipson
Ezmeriah Gonzales
Averi Johnson
Jada Johnson
Tabitha Juarez
Jamaya King
Mackenzie McConnell
Grace Monasco
Tiana Morgan
Laniyah Nelson
Dezirea’ Palomino
Brealee Ray
Makayla Rhodes
Maygan Rockett
Gracie Rust
Shana Sprayberry
Aaliyah Stevens
Albernaya Survia
Julia Villegas
Cali Webb
Nyla Williams
Aniyah Williams

8th Grade Varsity Girls 
LaMonica Anthony
  Ta’Niyah Bray
Jerusalem Briseno
Stephanie Davis
Kiayla Deckard
Macey Diaz
Juliana Diaz Najarro
Kaliyah Drayden
Abigail Grimaldo
Alexis Hargitt
Alexia Heatherly
Jimena Hernandez
Ashlyn Hodges
Taryn Horton
Alivia Leary
Jacqueline Marquez
Zoe Nugent
Judith Perales
Ayu Perez
Kimberly Perez
Angelina Pruitt
Trystan Puckett
Renee Redfern
Liliana Rodriguez
Kaylea Timmons
Mariana Vargas
Amelia Wingfield


Monday, March 26, 2018

PT Math Science Competes Strong at Hallsville Meet - Number Sense Team, Shaun Ray Advances to Regionals

The Pine Tree High School Math Science Team finished strong at the Hallsville meet on March 24. 

The Number Sense team consisting of Shaun Ray, Marilyn Shen, Kia Miller and Caleb Terry placed 2nd and will advance to the regional meeting as the wild card team (Top 2nd place team in the region).  Individuals placing were:  Shaun Ray - 3rd (advancing to regional), Marilyn Shen - 4th and Kia Miller - 6th.

The Calculator team placed 3rd with team members Callisto Davis, Samuel Gonzalez, Akshay Pedireddy, and Jorge Juarez.  Individuals place were Callisto Davis - 4th and Samuel Gonzalez - 6th.

The Math team placed 3rd with team members Kalie Rhodes, Callisto Davis, Riley Stanley and Samuel Gonzalez.  Individuals placing were Kalie Rhodes - 6th.

The Science team placed 2nd with team members Korbin Davis, Kalie Rhodes, Jack Cheng, Shawn Naseiro, Callisto Davis and Connor Nasiro.  Individuals placing were Korbin Davis - 5th, Shawn Naseiro - 2nd (Top Biology) and Kalie Rhodes - 2nd (Top Physics).

Congratulations to all of these students for their accomplishments.  #PTProud

Pine Tree PACE SAVE Promise Club Hosts Hope Notes Project

The Pine Tree PACE SAVE Promise Club's Unite in Action Service Project is hosting Hope Notes Unite in Action project. The project goal is 4,000 notes.

Hope Notes are notes of encouragement, hope, and love written to the staff and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This is a community wide service project with partnerships in Spring Hill ISD, Longview ISD and various local community agencies and businesses.  Our targeted deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Please join us in completing this project. Contact us at or 903-295-5130 for more information.

Ashly James Selected for Region 7 GT Scholarship

PTISD Advanced Academics is pleased to announce that Ashly James has received a Region 7 GT Scholarship to attend Law Camp this summer through Youth Adventure Programs. Ms. James was selected from a pool of applicants at PTISD and at Region 7 to receive this reward.

Pine Tree ISD is very proud of Ashly and her accomplishment!

Ashly James 


The Pine Tree Fishing Club finished well at the Toledo Bend Tournament on March 17 and qualified for the Championship Meet.  
With only one tournament regular qualifying tournament remaining for the season, the overall standings are below.
Team                                                                               Place
Merrick Taylor and Connor Mayeux                            7th
Bret James and Bryce Payne                                        42nd
Jack Gense and Hudson Finley                                    50th   
Alex Aguilar and Jacob Carter                                      60th
Kevin Jackson                                                                  65th
Andy Ruiz and Alan Garcia                                           67th
Ethan Hearn and Dalton Roberts                                79th
Jaxin Loveless and Noeah Wood                                 85th
Marshall Daugjberg and Jack James                           89th

Congratulations! PT Anglers!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Coffee with the Superintendent March 29 at PT Middle School

You are invited to Coffee with Pine Tree Superintendent Dr. TJ Farler on March 29 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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Pine Tree Students Participate in Expanding Your Horizons Conference

About 100 Pine Tree students in grades 6-8 participated in the Expanding Your Horizons conference March 3 in Nacogdoches.  The conference is organized and sponsored by the Nacogdoches American Association of University Women (AAUW).  Originally designed to introduce and promote awareness for careers in math and science, the conference has evolved to include many additional fields.

This year's conference provided attendees the opportunity to explore 26 different career pathways in which each student selected three classes that was of interest to them.  This year Pine Tree received the award for the most girls registered at the event.

Expanding Your Horizons Participants

6th Grade

7th/8th Grades

Pine Tree ISD Celebrates Texas Public Schools Week March 19-23

Pine Tree ISD will celebrate Texas Public Schools Week March 19-23 district wide.

Special activities throughout the district include the following:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Lunch/Recess with Kindergartens Parents and Lunch with Pre-K
Monday - Donuts at Drop Off
Thursday - Innovation Shocase
Friday - YAP Carnival in Cafeteria 

Birch Elementary
Monday- Celebrate Texas Schools- Wear your Favorite Texas College Shirt
Tuesday- Doughnuts at Drop-Off- 7:05-7:35 am Birch Front Drive
Wednesday- Grandparents/Parents Lunch Day- 10:45 am- 12:45 pm Birch Cafeteria
Thursday- Innovation Showcase- 5:30-7:30 pm Pine Tree HS
Friday- Go Texan Day! Show your Texas pride by wearing your western gear

Parkway Elementary 
Monday---Celebrate Students Returning from Spring Break! All grade levels may have lunch visitors.
Tuesday--It's Cool To Be In Public Schools! Students- Wear sunglasses to school
Wednesday---Public Schools Prepare Us For Our Future! Students- Wear a college t-shirt
Thursday--Community Leaders support our Public Schools. Junior Achievement Day for 2nd & 3rd grade.
Students will present at PTISD's Annual Innovation Showcase at Pine Tree High School.
Friday---Even Grandparents Support Public Schools! Grandparents join us for Lunch! All grade level guests are welcome!

Lunch with Parents - Parents are invited to have lunch with their students this week.
Additionally, next week Pine Tree Middle School will send home the Support Texas Public Schools logo on Red, White and Blue paper.  Students and parents will sign and return to the school.  The school will create a giant flag from the public education support forms.

Junior High
Lunch with Parents - Parents are invited to have lunch with their students this week. 

High School
Lunch with Parents - Parents are invited to have lunch with their students this week.  Pine Tree art students will display art in the hallways.  Innovation Showcase will be Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. 

P.A.C.E. - The P.A.C.E. campus will celebrate National Youth Violence Prevention Week - March 19-23. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth Violence. Classroom activities and community guest speakers will be part of this national awareness week.

ExCEL - The ExCEL campus will host a Curriculum Night on Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.

The week of activities will culminate with the district wide Innovation Showcase on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 - 7:30 at Pine Tree High School.  The community is invited to attend.  


The Texas Math and Science Coaches Association High School State meet was held in San Antonio on March 17th. 

The Pine Tree Math-Science Team did a great job placing 3rd overall in the 5A Division of 25 teams. 

The Number Sense Team placed 3rd, consisting of Shaun Ray, Marilyn Shen, Caleb Terry, and Jorge Juarez. The Calculator Team placed 3rd, consisting of Callisto Davis, Samuel Gonzalez, Dalton Roberts, and Akshay Peddireddy.  

The Math Team placed 4th, consisting of Kalie Rhodes, Callisto Davis, Caleb Terry, and Marilyn Shen. 

The Science Team placed 8th consisting of Kalie Rhodes, Korbin Davis, Emmanuel Viramontes, and Shawn Naseiro.

Individuals placing in the top 10:

Number Sense
Seniors - Kia Miller -4th, Dalton Roberts - 6th, Callisto Davis - 7th, Samuel Gonzalez - 8th, Kalie Rhodes - 9th
Juniors - Caleb Terry - 4th, Jorge Juarez - 5th, Riley Stanley - 7th
Freshmen - Shaun Ray - 4th, Marilyn Shen - 6th

PTHS Math Science Team
Seniors - Callisto Davis - 2nd, Samuel Gonzalez - 5th, Dalton Roberts - 6th

Seniors - Kalie Rhodes - 5th, Callisto Davis 6th
Freshmen - Marilyn Shen - 9th

Freshmen - Emmanuel Gonzalez - 7th

PTHS Math Science Team

Top Gun Honors went to PT students Callisto Davis and Caleb Terry.  Top Gun Honors is an overall point accumulation in all events.

Caleb Terry placed 6th for the juniors and Callisto Davis placed 1st for the seniors. Callisto was awarded the highest scholarship for her efforts . 

Congratulations to PT High School Math Science Team!

Callisto Davis and Caleb Terry

Pine Tree PACE Campus Participates in National Youth Violence Prevention Week - March 19-23

Pine Tree PACE campus will participate in National Youth Violence Prevention Week March 19-23.

The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth Violence.

This week long national education initiative will involve activities that demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their school and community safer.

Monday, March 12, 2018


Pine Tree ISD Innovation Showcase will be held March 22, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Pine Tree High School. This year's theme is All In.

Parents and the community are invited to attend as students from all campuses will be showing off their talents, innovative projects and demonstrating skills they've learned this year.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Pine Tree Varsity Tennis Brings Home 9 Trophies - Miller & Montoya Place 1st in Mixed Doubles

The Pine Tree Varsity Teams brought home nine trophies with Kia Miller and Noah Montoya earning 1st place in Mixed Doubles. 

Congratulations to our PT players!

Nallely Vasquez and Jayden Bell  -  2nd place in Mixed Doubles
Caroline Adamson -  2nd Place Girls Singles
Isabel Nix & Ainsley Daugbjerg - 3rd Place Girls Doubles
Nathan Sharp & Andy Pearce - 1st Place Consolation


Pine Tree High Art Students Sweep Longview Museum of Fine Art Student Invitational

Pine Tree High School art students received 9 awards at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts 58th Annual Student Invitational. Out of 15 schools that participated, Pine Tree high won 9 of the awards- which is more awards than any other high school. 

This exhibition gives students an opportunity to display their artwork within the gallery and compete for top honors and prize money.  Two hundred and fifty works from fifteen high schools entered pieces in a variety of categories. 

Caleb Bell, Tyler Museum of Art Curator, was this year's judge for the invitational. 

The Annual Invitational artwork will be on display at the Longview Museum of Art until March 24th.

Director’s Choice: 
Ramon Rubio $100  
Kaley McMullen, $100

Drawing Color: 
Honorable Mention- Kelee Norris $25

Mixed Media: 
3rd- Bethany Ballenger $50

nd-Erika Vaughn $75
3rd- Jonathan Diaz $50

Honorable Mention- I’yonia Mumphrey $25

Computer Graphics:
3rd- Dejah Colburn $50

1st- Isiah Bryant $100

Friday, March 2, 2018

PT Anglers Finish Strong in Lake Fork Tournament

Despite cold and wet weather at the Lake Fork Fishing Tournament on February 17, the Pine Tree Fishing Team finished strong.

Bryce Payne placed 24th, Merrick Taylor and Connor Mayuex placed 34th with Dalton Roberts finishing at 35th.

The results year-to-date are Connor Mayeux and Merrick Taylor are in 11th place overall for the year competing against 250 teams and 35 schools.

Congratulations to our PT anglers! #PTProud

Pine Tree Girls Power Lifting Team named Region 3 Division 1 Regional Champions - 1st Time in School History

The Pine Tree Girls Power lifting Team captured the Region 3 Division 1 regional championship this week. This is the first power lifting regional championship in the school's history.

Pine Tree State qualifiers are Jade Peoples, Norma Ortega, Jia Lewis and Jacqueline Ramirez.

Congratulations to our outstanding athletes!

Pine Tree Powerlifting Qualifies Twenty-One for Regionals

Pine Tree High School Powerlifting has qualified twenty-one athletes for regional competition.

Congratulations to our regional qualifiers!


Wt Rank Name School

114 10 GRAY, JACOB 
181 8 EPPS, AMIYA 
198 3 LEWIS, JIA 
259 10 MAYA, MYRA 

Pine Tree ISD To Host ET School Bus Safety Competition

On March 24, 2018, the Pine Tree Independent School District in collaboration with the East Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (ETAPT), will host the East Texas School Bus Driver Safety Competition also known as the School Bus ROAD-E-O. This event will take place at Pirate Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM

This is one of the most exciting events in our industry, with the best of the best school bus drivers from around East Texas, coming together to compete for top honors and recognition in the Region. This event allows professional school bus drivers the opportunity to show pride while exhibiting their skills and dedication to pupil transportation. 

The event begins with a General Knowledge and Vehicle Inspection written test designed to challenge the contestant’s comprehension of School Bus Driver State Certification Requirements and State Law applicable to a Commercial Driver. Contestants perform behind the wheel to demonstrate their personal ability to maneuver a full size school bus in and around various driving obstacle courses where mere inches make a huge difference in the contestants score. Each event is either timed and/or measured to determine their score. To receive the maximum amount of points per event, drivers spend many non-compensated hours to reach a superior level of competency and excellence in their personal ability to safely operate a school bus.

The community is invited to attend.