Pine Tree Middle School

September 1, 2023

Gold Medal Crew #GMC

Welcome to September!! It has been a great start to the school year!! Our kids are already hard at work and we are looking forward to the great things that this school year has to offer. At PTMS we are focused on ensuring that are students are giving us their best each and everyday. Encourage your student this month to work hard at everything they do while they are here at school. Even when things get tough, we can learn valuable life lessons. Enjoy the month and let's hope September brings some cooler weather our way!!

PTMS Remind 2023-2024

Pine Tree Middle School will use Remind to help facilitate messages in a timely fashion. To join text @48cbkk to 81010. This is a school wide account and is not tied to any specific teacher.

This is updated for the next school year.

PTMS on Facebook

Pine Tree Middle School will also communicate regularly through our Facebook page. Please "Like" our page @PTMiddleSchool.

PTMS Administrators

Principal: Mickey White,

Assistant Principal: Sarah Beth Sage,

Assistant Principal: Kenneth Morris,

Counselor: Elizabeth Banta,

PTMS Office Staff

Principal's Secretary: Jojean Arnett,

PIEMS and Attendance: Norma Nix,

Reception: Penne Howe,

PTMS Victory Vow

I am proud to be a Pine Tree Pirate

I will work hard and be relentless in all my pursuits.

I accept responsibility for my actions.

I will respect myself and others.

I see my future and it is bright.

We are stronger together.

We are ONE!!

There's an APP for that!!

That's right, PTISD has it's own APP. Stay up to date with all the latest news and events by downloading the APP to your smart phone. You can download the APP through your APP store or by visiting:

Bus Information

If you are looking for your student's bus information, here is how you find it:

Go to

Click on Departments

Click on Transportation

Click on Find My Bus

Enter your student ID# for the username and password.

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Dress Code

We have had a wonderful start to our year here on the PTMS campus. Please make sure you have reviewed the student dress code guidelines before sending students to school each day. Specific information can be found in the student handbook. If you have questions about specific dressing requirements, please contact us.
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Afternoon Pickup

We appreciate everyone's patience with our afternoon pickup. We have gotten into a good groove and most of our students are gone by 4:20. We are experiencing a small issue with some students that are still on campus until almost 5:00. We kindly ask that all students are picked up by 4:30 if they do not have after school activities. If you will be running later than 4:30, please contact the office. Thank you.

Fall Picture Day

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 8:30am

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Fall Picture Day!! Flyers will be sent home in the next few weeks!!

Family and Career Night

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 5-7pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Our first parent night of the year is coming up on Thursday, September 28 from 5:00-7:00.

Each 1st period class will have at least 5 students participate in the Career Fair portion of the night. Students will create a poster with information about their career including starting salary, colleges or trade schools to attend and how their career helps our local community. All students that participate will receive a Gold Medal Standard for their participation.

Kona Ice

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 11am-1pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Kona Ice will be available for student to purchase during all lunch shifts.

Schedule Changes

Please know that we are working diligently to ensure all of our students have the right classes. When it comes to schedule changes, we will do our best to accommodate any reasonable request. Please note that we do not accept schedule change requests for specific teachers or so that students can be in classes with friends.

Campus Visitors

At this time we are planning to be fully open for campus visitors during the 23-24 school year. If you wish to eat lunch with your student, you are welcome to check in at the office and come to the cafeteria during their lunch time. Please do not drop off fast food for your student. If you have fast food, please come in and enjoy it with your student.

Free Food

For the 2023-2024 school year, all students in 5th and 6th grade will receive a free breakfast and a free lunch each day. There is no paperwork to complete for your child to receive their free meals. Please make sure your child knows his or her student number to take advantage of this incredible deal.

Checking Out Early

Please be aware that our final bell rings at 4:00 PM. While we understand that sometimes doctor's appointments have to be scheduled late in the day or emergencies may come up, we would ask that all changes to transportation be made before 3:20 PM. Our primary goal is to ensure that students get home safely each day. Late changes to transportation can cause confusion and may create an unsafe situation. The front office staff at PTMS thanks you for your attention to this matter.

Checking Out Library Books Online

Check out this video on how to check out library books online.

Logging in to Student Emails

Students will need to be able to log in to their emails. Here is how to log in:

Go to

Look in the upper right hand corner for the gmail log in.

Google accounts for Prek-6th Grade will be for the account.

PTMS highly recommends changing your password upon log in to something easy to remember. Write your name, student ID number, and password on an index card and give that information to your first period teacher. This will help to keep your account secure.


Attendance is a key component to student success. By law, students are required to have at least 90% attendance in a course to receive credit. In reality, we need them here as much as possible. However, must also take certain precautions when students exhibit symptoms of not feeling well. If you feel like your child is sick, please take them to the doctor and get a note to return to school.

Arrival and Departure Information

The front doors open for car riders at 7:00 am. Please do not leave children unattended prior to 7:00 as this presents an unsafe environment.

Bus doors will open at 7:45 am.

The school day ends at 4:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 4: Labor Day, No School for Students and Staff

Tuesday, September 5: Reading MAPS Testing

Wednesday, September 6: Math MAPS Testing

Friday, September 8: PT v Kilgore (Homecoming), 7:30 PM, Pirate Stadium

Monday, September 11: Begin New WIN Times

Tuesday, September 12: 5th Grade CEER Field Trip to Zoo

Friday, September 15: PT @ Jacksonville

Friday, September 22: PT v Marshall, 7:30 PM, Pirate Stadium

Monday, September 25: Chocolate Fundraiser Kickoff

Thursday, September 28: Fall Picture Day

Thursday, September 28: Kona Ice during all lunches!!

Thursday, September 28: Family Career Night, 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, September 29: PT @ Nacgodoches

Sunday, October 1: National Principals' Month

Monday, October 2: Begin New WIN Times

Monday, October 2: School Custodian Appreciation Day!!

Tuesday, October 3: National Night Out, Various Locations, Time TBA

Wednesday, October 4: Happy Birthday E. Wickes!!

Friday, October 6: Professional Development Day, No School for Students

Friday, October 6: National Instructional Coaches Day!!

Friday, October 6: PT vs. Whitehouse, 7:30 PM, Pirate Stadium

Monday, October 9: Columbus Day, No School for Staff and Students

Thursday, October 12: Reading CBA #1

Thursday, October 12: Life Skills Class to Callie's Acre Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 13: End Chocolate Sales

Friday, October 13: End of the 1st Nine Weeks

Monday, October 16: Beginning of the 2nd Nine Weeks

Monday, October 16: National Boss's Day

Monday, October 16: School Board Meeting, 6:00 PM, Central Office

Thursday, October 19: Science CBA #1

Thursday, October 19: 6th Grade Band Concert, 6:30, PTJH

Friday, October 20: PT @ Hallsville

Monday, October 23: Begin Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 23: Begin New WIN Times

Thursday, October 26: Math CBA #1

Friday, October 27: Kona Ice, All Lunches

Friday, October 27: PT vs. Mt. Pleasant (Senior Night), 7:30 PM, Pirate Stadium

Saturday, October 28: Fall Festival, Pirate Stadium

Pine Tree Middle School

PTMS proudly serves the 5th and 6th grade students of the Pine Tree Independent School District!! Go PIRATES!!