Pine Tree Middle School

October 1, 2023

Gold Medal Crew #GMC

October is a big month!! We have had a great start to the school year and now the goal is to build momentum as we get into the meat of the year. Our first round of CBAs will be coming up this month. These exams are important barometers on where are students are currently performing. As you talk with your student about the importance of these exams, emphasize to them that the most important thing is that we get their best. We talk about hard work everyday, so on CBA days, we expect nothing less. It isn't about getting them all right, it is about ensuring that we have an accurate picture of what our student's know and can do. We have lots of time to intervene and help from there.

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.

2023 Bond

Looking for Information on the upcoming bond. Click the link below!!

Chocolate Sales

We are currently in the middle of our campus wide fundraiser. Thank you for all those that have gotten a box of chocolates to sell. Just a reminder that if a student takes a box, they are responsible for selling all 60 bars of chocolate. We will not take any bars of chocolate back. If you have any questions, please let us know.

National Night Out-Tuesday, October 3

We will be hosting 4 block parties this year--- Birdie Park, Hughes Chapel, Greggton Methodist Church, and Flamingo Trailer Park (which will be held next door at the Masonic Lodge on Pine Tree Rd.) Please come out and enjoy a hotdog and some fun.

We will be out from 5:00-7:00 serving hot dogs and playing games!! All are welcome to join us!!

CBA Information

As I mentioned earlier, our first round of CBAs are coming up this month. Students will most likely test in their 1st period classes. Rosters will be posted before test day to ensure students know their testing locations. It is very important that students are present for the entirety of the day of testing day. Please avoid appointments if possible. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Reading CBA: Thursday, October 12

Science CBA: Thursday, October 19

Math CBA: Thursday, October 26

Dodgeball Tournament-Friday, October 13

We are excited to announce out first every Dodgeball Tournament!! The tournament will take place on Friday, October 13 starting at 5:30 PM at Pine Tree Junior High. Teams will consist of 5 members and there will be a $5.00 entry fee for each team. Teams must sign up and pay no later than Tuesday, October 10. We will have 2 separate divisions, a coed division and a girls division. All teams and money will go straight to our PE coaches. All proceeds will go to the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
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Kona Ice

Friday, Oct. 27th, 11am-1pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

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

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will open on Monday, October 30. Students will be able to visit during their reading classes and before school. We will also have a night (details below) for parents to come in and purchase items.

Book Fair Family and Game Night

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 5-7pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Fall Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 8:30am

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Picture retakes are only for students that either were not present on our original picture day or for parents who were unhappy with their student's previous picture.

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.

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

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, 5:00-7:00

Thursday, October 5: TAME Club Kickoff!!

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 of the 1st Nine Weeks

Friday, October 13: Middle School Dodgeball Tournament, 5:30-8:00, Pine Tree Junior High

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

Monday, October 16: End Chocolate Sales

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, 3:00 PM, Pirate Stadium

Monday, October 30: Book Fair Opens

Tuesday, October 31: Halloween

Wednesday, November 1: Beginning of Native American Heritage Month

Thursday, November 2: Family Game Night at the Book Fair, 5:00 PM

Friday, November 3: 5th Grade CEER to Tyler State Park

Friday, November 3: PT @ Texas High, 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 4: TMSCA White Oak Meet

Sunday, November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends

Monday, November 6: National School Psychology Week

Monday, November 6: Farm Bureau Trailer, Science Classes

Tuesday, November 7: Election Day!!

Tuesday, November 7: Wear Red, White, and Blue

Wednesday, November 8: Fall Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 8: National STEM/STEAM Day

Thursday, November 9: 6th CEER to Eastman

Friday, November 10: Veterans Day (Observed)

Saturday, November 11: Veterans Day

Monday, November 13: Begin New WIN Times!!

Monday, November 13: School Board Meeting, 6:00 PM, Central Office

Wednesday, November 15: Educational Support Professionals Day

Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24: Native American Heritage Day

Thursday, November 30: Reading CBA #2

Friday, December 1: Kona Ice, All Lunches

Saturday, December 2: TMSCA Atlanta Meet

Saturday, December 2: National Special Education Day

Pine Tree Middle School

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