Boxes Become Chairs
Architecture and Design students met the annual Cardboard Chair Challenge: with only recycled cardboard and wood glue, Rolfe Voltaire, A & D teacher, charges his class to construct a cardboard chair (or couch) that will support at least 150 pounds.
“My motivation? I want them to use creativity, have fun and build something useful from nothing more than scrap cardboard and a little glue --- using their hands for something other than texting.”
Jared Hannon (pictured) won “Best of Show” last year for his cardboard couch, earning a $100 prize and a “suitable for framing" award certificate. Jared is a second-year chair builder and student from Pelham High School who studies Architecture and Design at Pinkerton.
Click on the names below to see the amazing furniture creations which also ranked high in the competition.
VEX = 2X + The Worlds
It’s to “The Worlds” TIMES TWO for the VEX Robotics teams from Pinkerton Academy.
At the NH-VT VEX regional championship on Saturday, Pinkerton doubled its success from last year when TWO teams qualified for the World Championship.
Of Pinkerton’s 4 teams qualifying for the NH-VT VEX event, Team 241A (top) won the Design Award and Team 241F (bottom) won the Driving Skills, qualifying both for the World Competition Championship in Louisville, KY from April 14-18.
241F Final Frontier (L-R): Bernie Suwirjo, Josh Asari, Adrisa Bentanga, Alex Griessel (Captain), Adam Hayward and Dean Ly
Athletes of The Week
Melissa Martel: Girls Basketball
Melissa is one of the Senior Captains for the girls basketball team and has been a leader on the court for the Astros all year. She has helped the Astros to a 5th place seeding for the NHIAA Post-Season Tournament.
Joseph Lydick: Wrestling
Joey finished in 2nd place in the 220 weight class at the Division I State Meet. Joey then went on to the Meet of Champions where he placed 1st at 220 and will now travel to the New England Tournament.
Model UN - First Meeting THURSDAY
Do you love public speaking, debate and team work? Do you want to be the leader of a country?
Join the new Model United Nations Club where each student represents a country. Members will discuss conflict resolution on world affairs with other students who assigned to different countries. You also have the chance to attend national and Ivy League College conferences.
The FIRST informational meeting of the Model UN is Thursday at 2:15pm in Room 5-203 (Mrs. Mazzola at Low Building). Check out this video for more.
College Overview for Juniors - TONIGHT at Pinkerton
Junior students and their families are welcome at College Overview for Juniors, a presentation on Tuesday, March 3rd by the Guidance Department of Pinkerton Academy.
College Overview for Juniors will outline the process of applying to college as well as the many subjects associated with post-secondary education. College Overview for Juniors is free of charge; it runs from 6:30- 8:00pm in the Stockbridge Theatre.
NOTE: This presentation by Pinkerton Academy is in addition to “College Bound” events described below which are produced by the NHHEAF network, including an event by the same name: “College Overview for Juniors.” The Pinkerton event of that name is Tuesday, March 3rd on the Derry campus. As outlined below, NHHEAF will conduct its own event with that same title on March 23rd in Concord.
The Crow for March
It’s said (and hoped this tough winter) that if March comes “in like a lion,” it will go “out like a lamb.”
For now, please settle for a crow: Click here for The Crow newsletter for the community of Pinkerton Academy.
You’ll note in The Crow how much is happening at Pinkerton. Join it, support it and appreciate it!
4-Way Speech Contest
Students can compete for $600 in cash prizes at the 4-Way Speech contest from the Rotary Club: Saturday, March 21, at 9:00 am at the Derry Town Hall.
First Prize - $300; Second Prize - $200; and Third Prize - $100.
Questions? Contact Mr. Dion or Mr. Barrierre.
Winter Concert - WEDNESDAY
The snow-delayed but waited-for Winter Concert is this week!
Enjoy the performances of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo on Wednesday, March 4.
The entertainment is free; it begins at 7:00pm in the Stockbridge Theatre.
Mr. Pinkerton: THURSDAY
Who will be Mr. Pinkerton?
On Thursday, March 5, the title is on the line in the Stockbridge Theatre at 6:30 pm.
Competition criteria include talent, semi-formal wear and best legs.
Mr. Pinkerton is a production of the Student Council at Pinkerton Academy.
Spring Sports Meetings: THURSDAY
Thursday, March 5 marks a sure sign of spring:
Organizational meetings are held for 2015 Spring Sports Teams!
* Which teams are meeting
* When the teams are meeting
* Where the teams are meeting
As for Try-outs:
All tryouts begin Monday, March 23 except Boys Volleyball.
Boys Volleyball tryouts will be held on Monday, March 30.
College Help - Right Here
Two free webinars in March will provide valuable information to students and families thinking about college:
1. College Overview for Juniors*
* NOTE: this is a different "College Overview for Juniors" than the event produced by Pinkerton Academy on Tuesday, March 3 (see top of page).
Monday, March 23, 2015
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
2. Understanding the Award Letter
This on-line presentationwill discuss the financial aid award package, including federal student loans, grants and scholarships. Various funding/financing options will be discussed with a review of what repayment may mean to your family.
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Trip to NYC for Spanish Students
Students of Spanish: How about a weekend trip to New York City?
This exciting, cultural trip will take place March 20-22. Contact Ms. Farley email@example.com for information.
To sign up, bring a check for $100, made out to Buena Vista Travel, to room 50 (Ms. Farley and Mr. Rosado's classroom).
5 Pinkerton St.
Derry, NH 03038
Main Office - (603) 437-5200