Smoke + Sap = Syrup
Smoke at the Sugar House of Pinkerton means sap‘s been running. That makes for busy days with sap being processed, visitors and the press inspecting the goings-on, and Environmental Studies students learning how to harvest, process, market and sell a product: maple syrup.
Buckets of sap collected from maple trees on Pinkerton property were handed up to the gravity-fed storage tank.
A continuously-stoked fire boiled the sap in an evaporator.
The boiled sap was filtered of physical impurities.
As if that isn’t busy-enough, tours were conducted for local school children and the activities were reported by the Nutfield News, Derry News and Derry Community Television.
Who's a Leader? MENTORS!
BE a MENTOR in the Academy Mentor Program!
What is AMP?
Members of the Academy Mentor Program help freshmen transition from middle school to Pinkerton Academy.
You are a leader and role model. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in education, business management or any leadership role.
You’ll add to your skills and resume and make a difference in the community! Pictured are AMPs from a previous year. Join AMP!
How do I become an AMP leader?
* Complete training Quarter 4 during lunch.
* See Mrs. Tartarilla (Room 400) or Mr. Bartlett (Room 6-203) for forms.
Mentors receive one quarter credit or volunteer hours upon successful completion of AMP duties at the end of Semester I.
Who's a Leader? ATHLETES!
Fall, Winter and/or Spring Sports Athletes: Are you interested in being a part of the Athletic Leadership Council?
Members of the ALC promote athletics and healthy lifestyle choices; these make you a better student, athlete and person. It’s proven.
Click here to learn about the Athletic Leadership Council and the Life of An Astro, being a model of Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility for the greater Pinkerton community.
Click here for the Recommendation form which is part of the ALC application.
Applications are due by Wednesday, April 22 for the 2015-2016 Athletic Leadership Council.
Lights Down & Curtains Up -- 42nd Street
The avenue we're takin' you to is...42nd Street!
Come and meet the dancing feet of The Pinkerton Players in this toe-tapping musical extravaganza.
42nd Street runs Thursday through Sunday, March 26-28 in the Stockbridge Theatre.
Tickets are available by clicking here, at 437-5200 or visiting the Stockbridge Theatre Box office on Monday through Friday afternoons and just before show times.
CU 4 Reality Fair Draws 600
Nearly 600 middle school students from Auburn, Chester and Derry learned the reality of finance at the CU 4 Reality Fair held at Pinkerton Academy.
At the Fair, students arrived having chosen a profession and knowing that career’s salary. During the
Fair, the students visited tables to “buy” cars and trucks, insurance, cell phones, pets, housing and other services. At that point, the students met with Credit Counselors: Academy of Finance students from Pinkerton Academy who explained how much their purchases were “reality” – or were over-budget.
The Transportation Desk saw a lot of returned Porsche convertibles, and credit counselors often suggested part-time jobs for additional income.
They also spun the "Wheel of Reality" which delivered a one time budget surprise...good or not-so-good!
The CU 4 Reality Fair (“CU” – credit unions) was sponsored by St. Mary’s Bank and Service Credit Union, represented by Tom Champagne and Nancy Layton, respectively.
Sportsmanship Awards to 4 Winter Sports
Four Winter Sports programs at Pinkerton Academy have won Division 1 Sportsmanship Awards through the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Congratulations to Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Gymnastics and Cheerleading teams and fans!
The Sportsmanship awards are based on peer feedback. The NHIAA gathers opinions from student athletes, coaches and athletic directors at schools in the division about the sportsmanship exhibited by a school. Sportsmanship is evaluated for coaches, athletes, spectators and for the overall school climate for sportsmanship.
WANTED: College Athletes
As an athlete, do you want colleges looking at you? Recruiting you?
Come to a free info meeting on Thurs., April 2 at 7:30 pm in the Field House at Pinkerton Academy.
This meeting is for parents and athletes in grades 8 –12.
You’ll find out:
* How do I get NOTICED?
* How do I get RECRUITED?
* How can I get SCHOLARSHIP offers?
* Where do I START?
JROTC Drill Meet
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps hosted a Drill Team competition with Salem High School and Spaulding High School, with the Pinkerton JROTC program taking Second Place.
Spaulding High School finished first for this meet.
For the yearly standings, Spaulding High School finished first, Pinkerton Academy finished second, and Salem High School finished third.
Hot at HOSA
At the annual New Hampshire conference of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), the Pinkerton Academy chapter was named Outstanding Chapter of the Year and over half the Health Science Technology students attending the conference qualified for the National Conference:
20 students qualified among the 36 HST students who competed.
Also, Samantha Mitchell of Pinkerton was elected to the NH State Executive Officer Group as Vice-President.
Here are the Pinkerton Academy achievements at the state HOSA Conference:
Brittany Gagne, Medical Spelling
Julia Hannan, Nutrition
Austin Walls, Pathophysiology
Julia Toohey, Healthy Lifestyles
Christian Sullivan, Forensic Medicine – Team
Angelina Ouwerkwek, Forensic Medicine- Team
Amelia McCaffrey, Nutrition
Justin Poitras, Pathophysiology
Rhianna Moyer, Human Growth & Development
Michelle Webb, Extemporaneous Writing
James Halkiotis, HOSA Bowl - Team
Ethan Landry, HOSA Bowl- Team
Chelsea Carbee, HOSA Bowl- Team
Elizabeth St. Jean, HOSA Bowl- Team
Kelsey Gosselin, Medical Spelling
Nicole Langlais, Researched Persuasive Speaking
Taylor Lacey, HOSA Bowl- Team
Heather Miller, HOSA Bowl- Team
Brenna Thibodeau, HOSA Bowl- Team
Samantha Mitchell, HOSA Bowl
Samantha Mitchell, Vice-President, NH State Executive Officer Group
First at Four-Way
The winner of the annual Derry Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest is Jasmine Cuenca of Pinkerton Academy. For her win, Jasmine moves on to the District Finals next month.
Testimony to her perseverance: Jasmine achieved First Place in 2015 after not making the Top Three in 2014.
In addition to students from Londonderry High School who took part in the Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest, three additional Pinkerton students prepared and presented: Ron Cooper, Claudia Hanson and Grant Legg.
PA Takes Three Firsts at Ergatta
Two novice members of the new Crew team at Pinkerton Academy finished in First Place at their events at the Queen City Ice Breaker “Ergatta” at Trinity High School, and a team of four rowers captured First Place in the Mixed High School Relay.
Winter training for rowers is done on ergometers, or rowing machines, that prepare the athlete physically and technically for time on the water in rowing shells.
Senior Ashley Floyd (Chester) and sophomore Jeffrey Bukunt (Derry) each placed first in their events: Women’s and Men’s High School Novices, with respective times of 8:00.6 and 7:09.8. Both Floyd and Bukunt brought in the fastest time of two heats and beat 20 rowers to lead at the finish.
Seven total Pinkerton Academy Rowing Club members participated in the Ergatta. Senior Bri Fahrenkopf (Hampstead) placed third in her event, and Abby Lindsey (Derry) came back from a long illness to take fourth. Freshman Caelan Dunwoody (Hampstead) pushed his way into sixth, and sophomores Erich Deitsch (Derry) and Liam Murphy (Derry) tied at ninth in the Men’s High School Novice event.
*** Four of the student-athletes, Bukunt, Dunwoody, Fahrenkopf and Floyd, took a stunning First Place with an average split of 1:44.5 in the Mixed High School Relay. Each rowed 500 meters and was awarded a First Place “Golden Ice Pick.”.
Athletes of the Week
Gemma Schena: Winter Spirit
As a first year Varsity team member, Gemma had little time for a learning curve. She picked up an entirely new stunt role for her this year as back spot and filled in where the team desperately needed a strong versatile player.
Gemma spent the season holding up some of the most elite stunts sequences. Shealso helped to add to our tumbling score by performing a skill not thrown by anyone else in the state, an ariel front walkover, ariel cartwheel through to round off back handspring handspring layout. Her tumbling across the front of the mat was a show stopper.
Gemma works hard with a very positive attitude every day and has pushed hard to help our team achieve the 20th state championship, along with the New England title.
Geo Baker-Occeus: Boys Basketball
Geo has been a strong force for the Astros all season. Geo scored 30 points and had 5 assists in the Semifinal game against Nashua North.
In the NHIAA Division I finals, Geo was a strong contributor with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
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