Inspirational Quote: It's not being a hero - It's just doing the right thing.
The way I interpret this quote is that people shouldn't get praised for being a decent human and doing the right thing. It's sad that that is what our world has come to. Sure, I understand bravery and life saving should be praised; but, simply doing the right thing should be a normal human reaction. Do the right thing even if no one is watching. Don't do something for the title or fame. Just do it because it is right. If someone is hurt, or if someone can't afford something - any act of helping is the right act. A hero is anyone who is kind and helps those in need. Not all heroes wear capes...some wear the Pine Tree Academy uniform.
Ensiyeh Khansari Nejad - Grade 7
This year we have some new options for electives that are available to the students. One of these is called Sports Elective. In this elective we have been learning about some sports that Pine Tree may or may not offer as a school sport. The sports usually offered at PTA are soccer and basketball; but, we have been getting unique opportunities in Sports Elective to try some new things. For the first couple weeks we were learning about disc golf, some of the strategies involved (how to throw, and some of the etiquette of playing with a group). However, for the last two weeks we have entered a new opportunity for knowledge and growth. The high school students in the sports elective are now helping coach the Kindergarten through 4th grade soccer club. This is a great time for both the high school students and the younger kids to learn more about coaching and playing soccer. Mr. Josh Dayen is the one teaching this new and exciting elective that helps students grow their love for sports, the ability to be active, and the numerous ways that these things can be done.
Paige Tyson, Sophomore
Even though beach day and icebreaker were combined into one this year, we still managed to escape an entire day of school by having fun outside playing games and getting wet on the slip ’n slide. Although the seniors technically were crowned the winners of the ice-breaking game, the sophomore class was definitely the true winner. The sophomores also were able to be recognized as the official winners of the egg holding relay race. Beach day/icebreaker was a fun-filled outdoor break from our masked school days.
Spencer Chase, Sophomore
The start of this school year has been filled with uncertainty for students, parents, and faculty; HOWEVER, we are happy to report that with some necessary modifications, PTA students and staff are off and running! Because of COVID-19, the projected enrollment was looking very light at the beginning of August. Now, the elementary, in particular, is busting at the seams. Thank you to all who have prayed for Pine Tree Academy, helped to prep dividers, and aided the administration in COVID-19 preparations by putting up campmeeting tents for outdoor classes. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue through our school year. Below are some pictures of our first few weeks of classes.
The Northern New England Conference (NNEC) has a strong desire to see Pine Tree Academy (PTA) succeed and thrive. At this time, after months of planning and working together, the NNEC and the Board of Directors of PTA are eminently pleased to announce a collaborative effort to reduce the school debt and strengthen the existing program. Please watch the following video, put together by Dustin Johnson, which explains the good news of this collaboration.