PTJH Choir members, under the direction of Johanna Eppley, competed for a place in the All Region Choir on Saturday October 13th. Continuing a tradition of excellence, Pine Tree choir had seven students advancing into the choir.
Advancing members are:
Pine Tree's Boys and Girls Cross Country teams qualified for regional meet at the district meet held in Lufkin. The junior varsity girls finished third with the junior varsity boys winning the district championship. Congratulations, PT Pirates! #pirateproud
Levi and Clara Walker, students at Pine Tree ISD, were big winners
at this year’s State Fair of Texas.Levi
received a 3rd place award in the Children’s Lego Assembly, a first
place award in the K’NEX Assembly category and an Honorable Mention in the
Photography competition.Clara earned a
2nd place award in the K’NEX Assembly category and an Honorable
Mention in the Lego Assembly competition.
Longview, Texas, October 10, 2018 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) on Monday awarded Pine Tree ISD School Board with $110,392.25 in incentives for its energy-saving upgrades made across the district. Pine Tree ISD qualified for the incentives after improvements to an HVAC system and lighting upgrades to 17 buildings across the district were made. The two projects were made possible through SWEPCO’s Schools Conserving Resources Market Transformation Program (SCORE MTP) program.
“The upgrades that were performed for the Pine Tree Independent School District are extensive,” said Mike Nix, senior energy efficiency and consumer program coordinator. “The school district will see 450 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,429,333 kilowatt hours in energy savings annually.” The SCORE MTP provides energy efficiency and demand reduction solutions for public and private educational entities grades K-12, as well as college and universities. The program is designed to help educate and assist these customers in lowering their energy usage by integrating energy efficiency into their short- and long-term planning, budgeting and operational practices.
Year-to-date, four independent school districts have participated in SWEPCO’s SCORE MTP, totaling $112,914.00 in incentives awarded and producing savings of 460 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,486,218 kilowatt hours in energy savings. Measures installed YTD include lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.
In 2017, SWEPCO had 13 participants in the SCORE program, totaling $90,749.50 in incentives awarded. This amounted to 400 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,031,512 kilowatt hours in energy savings for the participants. Measures included LED lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.
About Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)
SWEPCO, an American Electric Power (AEP: NYSE) company, serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle. SWEPCO’s headquarters are in Shreveport, La. News releases and other information about SWEPCO can be found at SWEPCO.com.
About American Electric Power (AEP)
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.
Pine Tree PTA will host a School Board Candidate Forum on October 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the PTISD Boardroom located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The moderator for the forum will be PT PTA President Andy Burnfield.
PTHS Choir members, under the direction of Danielle Warren, competed for a place in the All Region Choir on Saturday October 6th at North Lamar HS. Continuing a tradition of excellence, Pine Tree choir members will make up a large majority of the Region 4 singers in the All Region Concert.
Longview, TX – September 11, 2018 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Pine Tree ISD a $3,300.00 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018. Awarded annually at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy grants help support teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.
PTISD will use the grant award to purchase Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Kits, which provide original text and lesson plans utilizing the components of Guided Reading in the classroom. Guided Reading is small group instruction focused on meeting students where they are and leading them forward with intention and precision. Last year, PTISD increased its number of kindergarten through second grade students reading at or above grade level by 20% using the Guided Reading model.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Dollar General’s mission is Serving Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”
To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.
Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. Customers may receive a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services by clicking here or by picking up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card available at the cash register of every Dollar General store, which can be mailed in for information.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
Seniors Ashley Harkey and Jasmine Martinez received callbacks at Texas Educational Theatre Association College Auditions in Dallas September 26-29, the largest theatre college recruitment audition in Texas.
Ashley Harkey, Pine Tree Thespian Tech Representative, one of 50 Texas Technical Theatre seniors selected to present at the TETA Convention, has operated lights and sound for Pine Tree Theatre for 3 years and plans to major in Technical Theatre. She presented a two-minute professional technical portfolio of her work and interviewed with over 50 colleges and universities Friday. Ashley received eleven callbacks from college recruiters competing for her Sound Design experience and offering scholarships and paid work positions in their theatre programs. Ashley also attended sessions with technical industry professionals in lighting and sound, including the “Painting with Sound” course.
Jasmine Martinez, Pine Tree Thespian President and Mary Poppins in our fall production of Mary Poppins, was one of 120 Texas High School seniors selected to audition for college, university and professional acting conservatories. She received audition coaching from Broadway professionals on her monologue and musical theatre number and attended sessions on acting and building her theatre career. Jasmine, who has participated in every Pine Tree show since her freshman year, received 8 callback interviews from college and university theatre recruiters vying for her to sign with their theatre programs and offering scholarship opportunities. Jasmine plans to major in Musical Theatre.
Pine Tree High School invites you to attend Mary Poppins at the Pine Tree High School theatre November 1-5, 2018. For more information, please visit pinetreetheatre.com.