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.