My name is Sandy Soltau and I've been working for Pine Tree High School for 12 years. This is my third year in the counselor's office and I am enjoying my work here very much!
I earned my B.A. degree from Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. I also have a M.A. degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.
I have been married to my husband for 24 years and we have 3 grown daughters, all attending UT at Austin in both undergraduate and graduate programs there. We bleed burnt orange (Hook 'em Horns!) and love spending time with our kids, ET football and traveling. Please contact me if there is anything that I can help you with this year!
Every fall sophomores take the PSAT test. This is a 4-hour, timed test given to sophomores and juniors. This test is a good college-readiness indicator, and also gives you a "sneak-peak" at what the SAT test is like. The SAT test is taken by juniors and seniors around the United States. It is one of the tests that colleges look at when you apply. The PSAT serves as a valuable tool in getting ready for college.
FAQs about the PSAT:
Sophomores, Are you looking for an opportunity to develop leadership skills, meet new people from around the state of Texas, represent Pine Tree High School and get out of town for a few days next summer?!?!?!
Each year PTHS selects one sophomore to attend a state leadership seminar in Denton, Texas the second week of June. HOBY empowers high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their homes, schools and communities. The selected student attends a three or four-day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in the sate, and explore their personal leadership skills.
Look for information to come out at the end of October for this great opportunity. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact me in the counseling center!
It's not too early to start planning for college. Visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ . Whether or not you know what you want to do, or where you want to go, this site is DEFINITELY for you. Go check it out.
Or, you may want to check out http://www.ownyourownfuture.com/ . This is another great website to get you started on your future, now!
Teens and Anxiety-- https://www.anxietybc.com/
Find/download the App "Mindshift" to your phone for an "Anxiety coach" and help that's easily accessible.
Teens and Depression-- https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teenagers-guide-to-depression.htm
Teens and Stress Management-- https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/For-Teens-Creating-Your-Personal-Stress-Management-Plan.aspx
Teens and Divorce-- http://divorceandteens.weebly.com/
Teens and Dating Violence-- http://www.loveisrespect.org
Pine Tree High School
Physical Address: 900 Northwest Drive Longview, TX 75604
Mailing Address: P O Box 5878 Longview, TX 75608
Campus Telephone Number: (903) 295-5031
Fax Number: (903) 295-5029
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