Pine Tree High School Principal
903-295-5042 - fax
P.O. Box 5878
Longview, Texas 75608
900 Northwest Drive
Longview, Texas 75604
1005 W. Fairmont Street
Longview, Texas 75604
Welcome to Pine Tree High School
Pine Tree High School abounds with opportunities for students and we encourage our students to be leaders in every way. PTHS has many rich traditions and a commitment to prepare our students to be college and career ready. Exciting things are happening here and we welcome you to come see us at Pine Tree High School.
Like so many UIL and other student events that are canceled ours is as well. The silver lining with this competition is that the artwork will be judged for state medals remotely. There are 11 of our talented art and photo students that advanced and we are so proud of them! We are looking forward to hearing from the state judges in April!
The Pine Tree Powerlifting continue to make history this week as the school qualified nine athletes to state competition with the girl's powerlifting team winning the regional meet held this week at the Pirate Center.
AP Bio students traveled to the Perot Museum to learn first hand from archaeologists about the history of early humans!
Region 7 held the 2020 Spring Lego High School Robotics Competition at the service center in Kilgore, March 2nd and Pine Tree HS robotics students place both 1st for the design challenge and 1st for programming/building challenge. Ira Roberts and James Phu designed a robotics contest based around getting into college, Choosing a Captivating College to Commence a Comprehensive Career Path. This is Ira's 2nd year to win 1st place in the design competition. Their design board looked like a college campus and robots were challenged to complete tasks such as moving suitcases into college dorms, move through college gates, or press levers for attendance at different classes. Robots even had to spin levers to determine SAT/ACT scores and pull out a very long piece of paper to symbolize filling out the FASFA form. Ira and James' design was professionally replicated for all 52 teams to compete on.
Pine Tree students also placed 1st and 4th with building a robot and programming it to complete the tasks.
First place team:
4th place team:
Pine Tree High School Fine Art Students Receive Top Honors at the Annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event for Region 7. Last Saturday, 64 students received regional gold medals and 11 students will continue on to the state level for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) held at Three Lakes Middle School in Tyler, TX. VASE is the largest, state-run, student art competition in the nation. There were over 800 students in attendance for Region 7. Students were judged on their artwork as well as an interview in which they were scored on their use of art vocabulary. Pine Tree High School students performed exceedly well. Teachers Mary Graham (Art Dept Head), Wayne Gaddis, Elizabeth White and Sam Szydloski are extremely proud of their students and all of their hard work and dedication.
Quesiaz (Cassie) Ramirez
Pine Tree HS Band students competed in the UIL Region IV Band Solo & Ensemble contest Friday and Saturday, February 7-8. The contest was held at Pine Tree High School with 22 schools participating.
Pine Tree finished with 84 Class 1 Superior rating medals and 5 Class 2 Superior rating medals, which is more than any other school in the region.
Aaron Turner, Director of Bands, says, "This phase of competition for band students is critical to their growth and development as players. Unlike competitions where the entire band performs together, each student involved in Solo and Ensemble must practice on their own before and after school and learn to play soloistically with live piano accompaniment, or play as a critical part of a small ensemble. This not only benefits the individual, but ultimately makes for better bands. I could not be more proud of the work our kids and our staff did in order to be prepared for this event."
Congratulations to the following students for earning superior medals on Solo events:
Grace Aguilar (9) Flute Solo
Alexis Allen (12) Soprano Sax Solo
Laisha Aranda (11) Flute Solo
Osiris Barrios (10) Clarinet Solo
Ian Boche (9) Tenor Sax Solo
Nathan Carbajal (10) Tuba Solo
Grayson Cary (10) Keyboard Percussion Solo *Certified to State
Leah Counts (12) French Horn Solo *Certified to State
Stephanie Davis(10) Alto Sax Solo
Jonathan Diaz (12) Snare Drum Solo *Certified to State
Josiah Enloe (12) French Horn Solo
Natlie Fowler (9) Flute Solo
Berenice Juarez (11) Euphonium Solo
Daniel Lambie (11) Bari Sax Solo
Xavier Martinez (10) French Horn Solo
Kayla Martinez (9) French Horn Solo
Josh Mason (12) Contra-bass Clarinet Solo *Certified to State
Santiago Monreal (9) Tuba Solo
Pedro Montano (11) Bass Clarinet Solo
Graham Parmelee (11) Oboe Solo
Ashley Patino (9) Clarinet Solo
Gael Perez (11) Trumpet Solo *Certified to State
Gabrielle Pumphrey (11) Bass Clarinet Solo *Certified to State
Abisag Rios (10) Trumpet Solo
Josue Ruiz (11) Trombone Solo
Oscar Ruiz (12) Trumpet Solo *Certified to State
Ariel Sanchez (10) Flute Solo *Certified to State
Ethan Sanders (11) Tuba Solo *Certified to State
Abby Short (10) Clarinet Solo *Certified to State
Noah Sims (9) Keyboard Percussion Solo *Certified to State
Emma Teter (12) Flute Solo
Taylor Toliver (12) Timpani Solo *Certified to State
Eunice Valadez (9) Alto Sax Solo
Eriberto Velazquez (12) Euphonium Solo *Certified to State
Timothy Wright (12) Trombone Solo *Certified to State
In addition, the following students earned Superior Rating Medals and are certified to State for their work in Ensembles:
Clarinet Trio Misc. Sax Ensemble
Jasmine Buffington Alexis Allen
Laney Cutrer Danielle Rodriguez
Eric Hill Zoe Davis
Flute Quintet Trombone Trio
Laisha Aranda Jared Flores
Jerusalem Briseno Adrian Gomez
Jayla McCarty Makayla Allison
Clarinet Quartet Tuba/Euphonium Quartet
Anabelle Bigham Eriberto Velazquez
Cassidy Fuller Berenice Juarez
Ashley Patino Nathan Carbajal
Antranae Thomas Travis Mejias
Sax Quartet Brass Quintet
Ian Boche Anita Aycock
Jonathan Cordova Daniel Brown
Stephanie Davis Thomas Metcalf
Adrienne Pena Santiago Monreal
Woodwind Quintet Brass Quintet
Ariel Sanchez Ethan Sanders
Graham Parmelee Osar Ruiz
Abby Short Keelan Davis
Tyler Blondrage Leah Counts
Xavier Martinez Timothy Wright
Clarinet Choir Percussion Ensemble
Osiris Barrios Taylor Tolivar
Sha'Tera Oliver Grayson Cary
Paola Martinez Jonathan Diaz
Amber Parker Edwin Diaz
Jacoreyan Johnson Jacob Juarez
Pine Tree Band will send a total of 58 students to the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Competition May 30-June 1, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
On Saturday, February 8, four teams from Pine Tree High School competed in the New Diana Takeover Competition. Students built and programmed robots from scratch with the objective to move 5 1/2'' cubes into scoring zones and towers to multiply points.
Three of the four teams qualified for finals and one of the four teams advanced to quarterfinals. We are so proud of our teams, and look forward to more competitions next season! Congratulations, PT Pirates!
75604T-NO TEAM SCHEDULED
Jonathan Chiguila, Aron Lopez, Brendan Simmons, Caiden Wood
James Bethard, Michael Orr, Cristian Vasquez
75604S-Steel Marauders (Advanced to quarterfinals)
Senior debater Ashly James competed at the Congressional Debate State Tournament in Austin on January 14-15. Ashly was one of the sixty students to qualify for the state tournament in the 5A division. The preliminary rounds of the tournament were held on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Ashly represented our school and region well by qualifying to the Super Congress Round. Only 18 of the 60 debaters qualify to this prestigious round that is held inside the Texas State Capitol. The debaters competed in a seven hour long congressional debate, divided into two sessions.
Ashly competed with the best and brightest young minds in the state. Ashly finished just outside of the medalist with an 8th place finish.
Four juniors from Pine Tree High School have been chosen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) youth leadership camp.
The camp, sponsored by Rotary International, focuses on building 8 core leadership traits in the students who attend from across Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Students had to submit an application and go through an interview process to be selected. Hosted at Clements Scout Ranch, in Athens, TX, RYLA is filled with activities from sunrise to well past sunset. Students work within teams to complete a variety of challenges that push them to think outside the box, stretch their imaginations, grow as individuals and a team, and recognize their own leadership abilities.
Congratulations to Adrian Benavidez-Gomez, Jaiden Chism, Carson Rhodes and Ethan Waycott!
Science – 1st Place Team
Jann Cabudoy - 2nd Place
Top Biology Scorer
Sterling Beakley - 3rd Place
Top Physics Scorer
Conner Nasiero - 4th Place
Computer Science – 3rd Place Team
Jann Cabudoy – 5th Place
Number Sense – 2nd Place Team
Marilyn Shen – 1st Place
Mathematics – 2nd Place Team
Marilyn Shen – 5th Place
Juanita Guzman – 6th Place
Daniel Lambie – 6th Place
Pine Tree High School has 4 students advancing their photos & artwork to state-level judging for the PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) Annual Art Contest, Reflections. This year's theme was Look Within. Students had to create an original photo or artwork as well as write an essay describing what Look WIthin means to them.
This is a wonderful achievement as nearly 60,000 students participate in the program annually and less than 3% of those advance to Texas PTA. State final results will be announced on March 15th via the Texas PTA website. From those recipients, national winners are then chosen. Reflections is in its 50th year of encouraging artistic endeavors in students across the United States.
Top 3%- Finalists in State Level Judging:
Angelina Bynum (This is her 2nd year advancing to state)
In addition, 6 other PTHS students received scores in the top quadrant for this contest. Again, this is out of 60,000 entries across the state- so it is a very competitive contest.
Top 10%- Award of Excellence
Top 15%- Award of Merit
Top 25%- Honorable Mention
Thirty-eight Pine Tree High School band students auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region Band Friday, December 13 at North Lamar.
The following students earned chairs in the bands:
Ariel Sanchez, Flute - Wind Ensemble
Graham Parmelee - 1st Chair Oboe- Wind Ensemble
Abby Short, Clarinet - Symphonic Band
Giselle Valencia, Clarinet - Symphonic Band
Alexandra Sanchez, 8th grade Clarinet - Symphonic Band
Brie Cope, Clarinet - Symphonic Band
Gabby Pumphrey - 1st Chair Bass Clarinet - Wind Ensemble
Daniel Lambie, Bari Sax - Symphonic Band
Oscar Ruiz, 1st Chair Trumpet - Wind Ensemble
Keelan Davis, Trumpet - Symphonic Band
Leah Counts, 1st Chair Horn - Wind Ensemble
Xavier Martinez, Horn - Wind Ensemble
Kayla Martinez, Horn - Symphonic Band
Adrian Gomez, Trombone - Wind Ensemble
Tim Wright, Trombone - Wind Ensemble
Ethan Sanders, Tuba - Symphonic Band
In addition, the following students qualified for the next level of competition for the
All-State Band. They will audition again on Saturday, January 11 at Richardson Berkner High School:
Tim Wright (qualified in both band and choir and will be competing in choir at this stage)
Amelia Wingfield - 3rd chair
Angelina Pruitt- 1st chair
Stephanie Davis- 3rd chair
Brooke Leath- 5th chair
Laura Ford - 3rd chair
DeAceon Jones- 1st chair
Grayson Cary- 3rd chair
Esai Hernandez- 5th chair
Timothy Wright- 1st chair
Hurcules Tarver- 3rd chair
Jonathan Chiguila- 4th chair
Students visited the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler as well as the Veterans Fly-In at Rusk Airport to take photos. The students then created a
photo-montage using the photos they took.
Cindy Gabehart, Pine Tree High School principal, announced today that Ashly R. James and Connor B. Naseiro have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34, 000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Congratulations to our Pine Tree Pirates! #pirateproud
Connor B. Naseiro and Isabella N. Nix, students at Pine Tree High School, have been named recipients in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).
National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was initiated in 1983, by the College Board, to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students and to share information about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and universities.
In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 7,000 of the highest-scoring students from a nationwide total of 250,000 high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic, as well as approximately 200 of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico. The nationwide selection also includes students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. citizens attending international and APO schools.
Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
Academic Achievement in Science
Academic Achievement in Social Studies
In the first year of Pine Tree High School’s AP Capstone Diploma program, seven students earned an AP Capstone Diploma or an AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
The College Board’s AP Capstone program is an innovative diploma program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges.
The AP Capstone Diploma and the AP Seminar and Research Certificate recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement in AP Seminar, AP Research, and additional AP courses.
At Pine Tree High School, two students were granted an AP Capstone Diploma. The diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing.
These students were Ashly James and Shawn Naserio.
Four students were granted an AP Seminar and Research Certificate. The certificate is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.
These students were Rebekah Donnell, Rose LaBay, Isabella Nix, and Juan Ruiz.
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The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.
At Pine Tree High School:
Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The AP Scholars with Distinction are Ashly James and Caleb Terry.
Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. The AP Scholars with Honor are Rebekah Donnell and Shawn Naserio.
Twenty-three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Sterling Beakley, Jann Cabudoy, Gabrielle Cope, Kathryn Counts, Ainsley Daugbjerg, Jack Eaton, Joshua Hecker, Allison Knight, Rose LaBay, Jackson Lair, Brooke Leath, Isabella Nix, Carson Oxsheer, Lauren Parker, Akshay Peddireddy, Evelyne Ramirez, Robert Ray, Sierra Reese. Camden Salser, Hayden Shelton, Timothy Short, Riley Stanley, and Amarah Sweaks.
The Pine Tree Theatre Company, under the direction of Lisa Wright, hosted the East Texas Baptist University Improv Troupe September 20th in the Pine Tree High SchoolTheatre. ETBU actors led four rounds of improv with two competing 30-man teams from the cast of the fall musical, Oliver! as the Pine Tree Theatre Company prepares for their performances in November.
ETBU professors held a round table Q&A with the Oliver! technical crew and shared advanced technical training. The students standing on the bridge and stairs in the photo built this set for the fall production with the new HS Technical Director, Irene Nguyen.
The team of Pine Tree DECA students, Juanita Guzman, Lupita Guzman and Al'Karaegon Pollard won first place at the Six Flags Print Ad Contest on May 22nd. Teams from all over the state were invited to submit a creative ad prior to DECA Day at Six Flags.
Over 30 entries were judged by Six Flags marketing managers. Entries were judged on reaching the target market and creativity. Winners received a Six Flags admission ticket, a refillable drink bottle and a souvenir of their choice. Congratulations, PT Pirates! #pirateproud
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