April 17 Parent University Infinite Campus ~ April 18 6th Soccer 12:00 ~ April 21 Track Tryouts ~ April 23 & 24 Spirit Assembly ~ April 23 Registration Workshop 5:30-7 ~ April 25 6th Soccer ~ April 26 ACE High School Open House @ 11:00 ~ April 29 GT Round Table ~ May 2 6th Soccer ~ May 8 8th Panoramic Picture ~ May 5-8 CRT's Schedule ~ May 14 New incoming parent / student night @ 6:30 ~ May 19-29 Map Testing ~ May 28 - 8th Grade Awards night @7:00pm ~ 2013-2014 New Balanced Calendar ~ Check Infinite Campus for updates from the school


Welcome to Pine Middle School, home of the Patriots! We service 6th through 8th grade students in Reno, Nevada. Explore our web site to find out more about us.


Check out the Pine Google Calendar for More Events:

Rotation week of 4-14-14

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Rotation week of 4-21-14

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Pine News

Spirit Week April 21-25:

Monday Lazy Day (Sweats or Pjs NO SLIPPERS)
Tuesday College Day (Must wear sanctioned college attire)
Wednesday Military or High School Colors Day (Black and Gold or Camouflage)
Thursday Blast from the Past (60s,70s, 80s)
Friday Freaky Friday (Crazy dress Day)

Wednesday 8th grade Spirit Assembly - during team time – 10:30 to 11:20
Thursday – 6th & 7th grade Spirit Assembly – during team time – 11:31 to 12:20


CRT's are fast approaching May 5,6,7:

Click here for schedule.


May 8 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture 9:45:


Registration Workshop April 23. 5:30-7:

We will be having a Registration Workshop for the 14-15 school year April 23 in Pine's Library. Register before May 2nd and your student will receive 2 dress passes. Your student will need the registration confirmation number and give it to their teacher. Flyer in english


Taller de inscripción 23 de abril 5:30-7:

Vamos a tener un taller de inscripción para el escolar 14-15. Inscríbase antes del 02 de mayo y su estudiante recibirá 2 pases de vestir. Su estudiante necesitara el número de confirmación de. Flyer in Spanish


ACE High School Open House April 26 @ 11:00:

Our third Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 - 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., at the TMCC Edison Way Campus - 475 Edison Way. This Open House will be featuring our Vocational Programs that use the TMCC Edison Way instructors and facilities. (Diesel, Automotive, Machining, and Renewable Energy). Vocational programs in Construction and CADD will also be there, along with our Academic teachers, to answer youth and parent questions. Here is a link to ACE High School's commercial http://youtu.be/MzYqFZtUw20


Galena High School Girls’ Basketball 2014 Youth Spring Clinic:

Attention girls basketball players; GRADES K - 8: If you're new to the game or want to improve your skills, come join the Galena High Staff for a Basketball Clinic.
WHEN: WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm – 7:00pm (K - 5 th)
WEDNESDAYS 7:00pm – 8:00pm (6 th – 8 th) (May 7th – June 4th) – 5 Sessions
Click here for form


On Line Registration for the 14/15 school year is open.:

Dear Parents, It is that time of year again! Please do the On-line Registration. Every student must be registered on line to enter school for the 14/15 school year. There are Free Dress Days in it for your Pine Student/s.
Please click here for information and instructions in English:
Please click here for information and instructions in Spanish:

Important dates:
  • May 14, 2014 – New Incoming Parent/Student Night @ 6:30 – Pine Middle School
  • July 1, 2014 – Free and Reduced lunch applications can be submitted.
  • July 30, 2014 – Orientation (tentative) – check the Pine website

Must Have and Other Important Dates English
Must Have and Other Important Dates Spanish

Parent University - Parenting Class
March 17-18 and 24 in English
April 28, 29 and 30 in Spanish:

Parenting wisely program is for Parents of children and youth (ages 6-18yrs.) Classes are free and will consist of three sessions.
Where: Pine Middle School
When: English Class-March 17,18 & 24, Spanish Class-April 28, 29, and 30
Time: From 8:00 AM to 9:30 or 10:00 (1 ½ to 2 hrs.) depending on how many questions parents have.
What: We will be having a 3 day parenting Wisely Workshop. If you are interested in attending, Please fill out registration form and return it to Paula Guzman in the counseling office by March 14th. If you decide at the last minute to come that is ok. Thank you WE WILL HAVE COFFEE, DONUTS and I will give attending parents a coupon for McDonalds.

Parenting Class Registration Form (English)

Programa De como Criar a los Hijos con Sabiduria (Spanish)
Brochure English
Brochure Spanish
Information Card English
Information Card Spanish


Family-School Partnerships - Parent Climate Survey.:

It's Parent Climate survey time again!  The window for parents to take the climate survey is March 10th through April 25th.  Surveys will be delivered electronically for families who have an email address in Infinite Campus.  Paper surveys will be available for parents who do not have an email address in IC.  Paper surveys will be sent to school sites for elementary parents the week of March 3rd, and will be mailed directly to the family's household for secondary parents.


booksThe E.L Pine Middle School Course Catalog and Student Course Request Forms for 2014-2015 are now available to download NOW. Students may request their courses online April 14th through the 21st via Infinite Campus.

Course Catalog





Free and Reduced Lunch Application -It is not too late for this school year:

You can still apply for the 2013-2014 School Year. Families must fill out a new Free and Reduced Lunch Application each year. We have a number of students who have not updated their applications. Click here for the link to the application


Check out Pine Middle School 7th Annual and 1st ever VIRTUAL Science Symposium On- Line NOW:

Our 7th Annual and 1st ever VIRTUAL Science Symposium was an overwhelming success! Be a part of this virtual experience by visiting our symposium website at virtualsciencesymposium.weebly.com.


Pine Career Day for Pine's 8th graders:

We are excited to announce that Pine Middle School’s 1st Annual Career Day with Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada will be held on Friday May 16, 2014. There will be over 40 booths set up for our 8th grade class of students. This year’s Career Day will be interactive and conversational with open dialogue between students and professional visitors. Students will be exposed to demonstrations of necessary skills, products, or applications. If you would like to apply as a potential presenter please see the attached registration form and submit to Ila Achtabowski with Junior Achievement. (see attached).


Pine Band and Choir Calendar of Events:

Calendar of Events 2013/2014
Date Time Event Place Group
5-16/17 TBA "Music In The Parks" competition Vallejo, Ca Choir and 7/8 bands, jazz band
5-29 7:30pm Spring Concert Pine gym Pine Bands
6-5 7:30pm Spring Concert Pine gym Pine Choir


Dress Codes:

Please see the links to the Pine Dress code and the Washoe County School District Dress Code. There has been some confusion regarding what is WCSD appropriate clothing for free dress.
Pine Dress Code English
Pine Dress Code Spanish
WCSD Dress Code see pages 19-21 of the Parent Student handbook


Students be Phone Aware:

The school year has been amazing so far!!! The one big hole we had last year is getting us again, phone theft. We live in an era where kids have nicer phones than their parents do = $600 for some phones.
Here are a couple of reminders:
1. Pine is not responsible for lost or stolen
2. IPhones/Smart phones - Please do not flash your phone around for others to see
3. Make sure your phone is locked up or secure with you and make sure your locker is shut (sometimes they are not shut all the way).
4. Never leave it unattended. Never loan it out.
5. Place a locator on your cell if at all possible

We found two phones this year, one with our camera system, and one with a locator. If we do not have either of these devices available, it is slim to none that these phones will be returned. On average, we are able to recover 1/10 phones that are lost or stolen.


Nevada Dept. of Ed has new bully prevention website:

The NDE has developed a bully prevention website and it is now live. The web site focuses on resources, lesson plans, tips and strategies for educators, parents and students. The web link to the site is http://bullyfreezone.nv.gov/ . We are particularly excited about the educator share fair and student spotlight sections on the web site. If you have not already done so, please take a look at the site. Here at the NDE, we welcome any information links, resources, programs, individuals that should be added to the site. Please email or call me if you have any questions. Katherine Loudon Director, Counseling Equity and Diversity 504/Home Hospital, Safe & Drug Free Schools/SHARE 14101 Old Virginia Road 775-850-8016 775-721-5284 cell FAX 775-850-8020


Safe Zones

A new program called “Safe Zones” has been implemented in all Washoe County Middle Schools due to the increase in gang activity, bullying, violence to students by other students, and lack of knowledge by the middle school student population of knowing where to go to receive help. We have Safe Zones in the library, counseling office, nurse, and main office. Student can access these locations in the morning and at lunch.
Click here for more information.



Check out Pine Staff Page by Department to view teacher's web pages:

Pine Staff Directory by Department


2013-2014 Sports Schedules:

Track and Field starts April 21, 2014


Infinite Campus Instructions:


Parent Student Handbook  


Parent Handbook  / Spanish


All IC screen casts


Activating your account


Activating your account / Spanish


Recycle your old cell phones and ink cartridges:

Pine Science Dept. is recycling used cell phones and printer cartridges. This is an ongoing program and helps earn points toward technology. When you're run out of ink save them over the summer and bring those empty printer cartridges to Mrs. Kaiser in room 102. The Science Dept.  AND your planet, thank you.


Positive Behavior System

PBS is a school wide program to provide positive feedback to students to improve behavior and academic outcomes. Click here to view Pine's Behavior Expectations.

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be a Problem Solver



Upcoming Events


Pine Links

Mission Statement
Daily Announcements
2013-2014 Balanced Calendar
School Google Calendar
2013-2014 Pine Bell Schedule
2012 Student Handbook
Staff Directory
Staff Directory by Department
Pine Garden Club
Pine Gifted and Talented
    No fundraiser - Fundraiser forms
Pine Library Database
7th Math book on line
Algebra book on line
Science Book on line
Smarthinking -Online Tutoring

WCSD Links

Washoe County School District
District Dress Code
District Cell Phone Policy pg 182
District K-12 Start - End Times
Curriculum Standards
Pine Accountability Report
WCSD Online Database
Outlook web interface
Washoe County School District
email the webmaster