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The Pirate Treasure
celebrating the excellence of Pine Tree ISD

  Pine Tree Primary - Our Littlest Pirates 

Yee! Haw! Hey there Pirates. Let me show you a little fun we had at Primary Texas Day. Students rotated through stations playing games, having snacks, learning about chickens, and why cattle are branded.  


Mr. Campbell brought his baby chicks and adult chickens for the students to compare and observe.  Games and races included the jean race, wagon race, stick horse race, rope the pony, seed spitting, square dancing and even milking a cow!


Texas Day is a annual tradition at PT Primary. Without great parent volunteers, it wouldn't be possible.


● May 12 - Field Day 
● May 22 - AttenDANCE for students with 2 or less absences
● May 24 - Champs Reward Party for students with behavior grade above 90!
● May 25 - End of Year Parties 
● May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation 
● Nurse is in HIGH NEED of clothing. Please put an extra change of clothes in your child's backpack.

  Birch Elementary
The Story Lady visited Birch Elementary School in Pine Tree ISD on May 2.  
The Story Lady performed The Cat in The Hat for our first and second grades.

Parkway Elementary 
"Growing Greatness.....Whatever it takes!"

Parkway Elementary...
Introducing 2 NEW Physical Education Programs to Pine Tree

Our PE program at Parkway is just exploding with fun and excitement.   Two new incredible programs have been introduced.   The 1st exciting program is called SNAG (Starting New In Golf) which is bringing golf to the elementary level. 

We were very fortunate to have golf pro Mr. Roy Pace come to our campus to introduce this program to our students. You never know.......we might be training a future Masters Champion!


The 2nd program that will be bringing extra fun and excitement and lots of hand-eye coordination to Parkway students is Speed Stacking. Our two amazing coaches were awarded a grant by our own Pine Tree Education Foundation.

 This grant will allow our coaches to teach cup/speed stacking to our students next school year. The 2017-2018 school year is already looking awesome!
Parkway is proud of our 1st Grade Pirates
Here are some of our amazing 1st Grade Pirates with all of their hard work being  showcased in the hallway.   Great job .....1st Graders!

Pirate Pride Shines Throughout Parkway Elementary

The 2017 Parkway Elementary Empty Bowls Project was featured on the front page of the Longview News Journal last week. This art project will be displayed at the End of the Year Art Show at Parkway on May 16 from 
5 pm - 7 pm. 

Attendees may bid on the student's creations as part of the silent auction.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the district Backpack Program which helps support hungry children in our district.

Middle School

The week of April 17th Pine Tree Middle School held its 3 on 3 basketball tournament .  Students chose their own teams and their creative team names.  Teams practiced after school to perfect their skills.  When the big day  arrived, the gym was packed  with parents,  teachers and students cheering for their favorite team.

Each team faced a single game elimination, however  the teams eliminated were ready to cheer for the teams who moved on to the semi finals. What great sportsmanship all the teams showed.   Thursday was the day of the final play-offs . The sixth grade boys winning  team was the Jelly Fam and the sixth grade girls winners were Drxppy Pirates. Fifth grade champs boys were the Splash Kingdom and  the girls were  Hoop Lyfe. Congratulations to all of our basketball stars!

Pine Tree  Junior High

The Pine Tree Junior High Math/Science team represented Pine Tree very well in the State Competition! This team competed against 68 other 5-A schools from all over the state.
As a team, they placed 7th in the state overall.  
Number Sense team placed 7th out of 50 teams in the state.
Calculator team placed 6th out of 41 teams.
Math team placed 15th out of 54 teams.
Science team placed 15th out of 53 teams.

The fishing club completed the regular season with a great showing!   The following teams qualified for the CHAMPIONSHIP!

Alex Aguilar
Merrick Taylor and Connor Mayeux
Kevin Jackson
Treston Brailey


A huge congratulations to Angelina Pruitt for being selected to perform in the Texas Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. Students from all over the state submitted an audio recording of their audition and the top voices were chosen to perform at TCDA in San Antonio this July. 


Congratulations to Susan Curtis 
Secondary GLOBE Teacher of the Year!


Pine Tree High School News 
High School Preparing to end Successful School Year

May is here, and that means the end of another school year. Pine Tree seniors enjoyed prom on April 29 and are now ready to walk across the graduation stage on May 26.

Approximately 250 seniors and their guests enjoyed a blustery evening last Saturday at The Summit Club for the 2017 Prom. Despite winds and the threat of rain, seniors walked through Promenade and then danced the night away to DJ music. The DJ also announced Senior Superlatives and there was a special moment of silence in memory of Josh Warren.

The after prom was held at the Pine Tree Junior High cafeteria and was a casino night where students could earn prizes for the amount of chips they obtained playing games.

National Honor Society held its induction banquet Monday in the theatre. Students were given a letterman's patch and other items as they became members of the prestigious organization.

This week is AP and STAAR testing on the Pine Tree campus. The STAAR tests will be U.S. History, and freshmen will be taking Biology and Algebra during the school day. AP tests are across the board and will be held in Central Office facilities during the school day.

Top Ten will be announced this week, so seniors can find out who the honor graduates are including the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. These students will be recognized during graduation.

Track sent 12 athletes to regionals this past Saturday in Arlington with the hopes of having athletes go to state in Austin in the future.  .

Drill team recently held tryouts and named officers for next year as well as the line.

Softball ended their season last Monday, with Baseball ending their season Friday.

Marissa Gary signed with Jacksonville College to play basketball, and other athletes are still deciding their plans after graduation. 

Choir Pop Show will be May 13 in the Pine Tree Theatre and will feature swing music that choir members have worked on recently.  

Powder Puff football game, featuring young ladies on the gridiron, will be Friday, May 5 at the stadium beginning at 5 p.m.

Spring football will start soon, signaling the beginning of activities for next year, and sports banquets are being held as well. The swim team will also hold tryouts in the next few weeks.   UIL Academic Desert Banquet is scheduled May 16 in the high school cafeteria.

School is reaching an end at Pine Tree for the 2016-2017 year, and administrators maintain it has been a very good year here at PTHS.


PACE 2017 Volunteer of the Year
The Honorable Tim Bryan


On Friday, April 21, PACE students and staff experienced a learning and exploration and youth service project field trip.  They went to   Wal-mart and purchased 31 blankets on behalf of SAVE Chapter 2189 with change collected during the Longview STRONG Youth Violence Prevention Seminar.  Afterwards, they visited Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center where they delivered a donation of blankets for the small animals kennels.  

On Tuesday, May 2, Mrs. Sekettia Brantley received the blanket donation purchased April 21 on behalf of Partners in Prevention ETATT for Rahab's Ranch and Retreat.  

Blankets will be used to cover survivors in strength and hope.  



Pine Tree senior Eric Hawkins is this year's District, Area and Regional Champion in the 800m run.  This is his 3rd consecutive year to qualify for the state meet where he will be competing in Austin on May 12th.  Eric will be running next year for the University of Louisiana at Monroe.




  Fine Arts 
  Congratulations to Isaiah Perry, Petra Enloe, Abbi Roberts, Sidney Andrade and Harliegh Wright on winning Gold medals at the State Finals of VASE(Visual Arts Scholastic Event) at James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 29th. 

These student works were chosen to compete after judges personally interviewed each student and their work to determine merit in  regional and area competitions.  These works were selected from over 750 regional and area entries to compete at state level. State competition is judged on quality of artwork as well as a detailed written artists statement to the judge on the artists process and motivation for creating the artwork.

Public Opportunities -  Come and support the Arts!
May 8 - Middle School Band Concert, 6:30 PM, Pine Tree Road Auditorium
May 9 - Junior High Band Concert, 6:30 PM, Pine Tree Road Auditorium
May 11 - High School Band Concert, 6:30 PM, Pine Tree Road Auditorium, *Special appearance by PT Express Choir
May 13 - High School Choir Pop Show, 7:00 PM, HS Theater, *Special accompaniments by PT Jazz Band
May 15 - High School Jazz Band Concert, 6:30 PM, HS Theater
May 16 - Parkway Elementary Art Show, 5:00 PM, Parkway Campus
May 16 - Junior High Choir Pop Show, 6:30 PM, Pine Tree Road Auditorium
May 16 - Jazz Band to play for Law Enforcement Banquet at Maude Cobb
May 18 - High School Choir Awards Night
May 23 - Birch 4th Grade Music presents "Making the Band" music program, 6:30 PM, Pine Tree Road Auditorium
May 27-28 - High School Band and Choir students travel to Texas State Solo & Ensemble contest in Austin, TX
"A strong arts program in schools helps close the gap that left many a child left behind. " - RAND Corp.