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Pine Tree Middle School is proud to provide students with courses and electives that integrate science, technology, engineering and math content with art elements that focus on visual and graphic design. Curriculum takes a project-based approach, using advanced technology in an alternative learning environment.

April 25, 2017

Dear PTMS family and friends,

I am excited to share with you my new position as 6th STEAM teacher for the 2017-18 year.  The STEAM class will be a wonderful time for me to provide real world, hands on experiences for our students.  STEAM is an approach to help students see the world in a critical way.  They can explore and engage in problem solving skills that will let them know they have the capacity to change the world. My vision is to collaborate with the core teachers, to extend and enhance what you are teaching in the classroom.  This is such a great way to incorporate 21st century skills and support our student's learning.  I am looking forward to what next year holds for PTMS.


Laura C. Cranford

Dear Friends,

          I am so excited to announce that I have the honor of being the new 5th grade STEAM teacher, starting in the fall of 2017. My idea of STEAM is an extension of the your classroom. I want to work alongside you to strengthen the standards you are already teaching, by letting students apply them across the disciplines in real world challenges. Students will use 21st century skills to solve the problems set before them. My goal for next year is to start this program with collaboration and continue in professional development together to be the forefront of new innovative ideas. I hope we can share in the vision of strengthening our student's world view, opening the door of endless possibilities, and making our STEAM program the best in East Texas!

                                                                   With all my enthusiasm,


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