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Putting Pink into Pinkerton
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the campus of Pinkerton Academy was ablaze with pink on Friday.
Two particularly pink-clad students deserve an award for most pink!
Halloween night has two opportunities to help food pantries in New Hampshire:
1. Student Council will collect cans of non-perishable food during the Friday night (Halloween) Varsity Football game at Pinkerton vs. Merrimack High School. Students, parents and the general public may donate a can and get $1 off the game ticket!
2. Student Council will be “trick-or-canning” in select neighborhoods in Auburn, Chester, Derry and Hampstead for nonperishable food donations during those towns’ Trick-or-Treating hours. That’s right: instead of asking for candy, the Student Council wants to collect food for the needy.
All cans and other collected items benefit The New Hampshire Food Bank and are VERY much appreciated.
Pinkerton's Got Talent - You Do, Too!
Pinkerton's Got Talent is coming; what’s your talent?
Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, October 28 and 29. If you can dance, play an instrument, juggle, or have any other talent to perform, you simply have to show us what you’ve got!
Come to Mr. Smith’s room (5-225 in the Low Building) right after school on Tuesday or Wednesday. Make sure you bring all the props, music, player, etc. that your act needs.
Pinkerton’s Got Talent is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America.
DO NOT MISS Slapstick Sonata - Thursday!
A human circus invades Pinkerton from from Prague, Czech Republic on the 30th ((the night before Halloween) at The Stockbridge Theatre.
Slapstick Sonata will blow your mind.
Read what the Union Leader says about Slapstick Sonata!
Slapstick Sonata is on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00pm. For more info and tickets, click here!
Halloween Blood Drive - PRIZES
Students, Faculty AND Staff at Pinkerton are invited, requested and encouraged to donate at the Halloween Blood Drive. When? Why, next Friday, of course: Halloween!
The American Red Cross will be in the Shepard Auditorium from 7:30am to 1:00pm.
Everyone who shows for an appointment is automatically entered into a raffle for $10 gift certificates, courtesy of the Pinkerton Academy Alumni Association, to each of the following:
Thank you in advance for donating!
NaNoWriMo Is Coming!
NaNoWriMo is the time to get that idea for a novel out of your head and onto the screen (or paper)!
November is National Novel Writing Month and NaNoWriMo is coming to Pinkerton.
To support budding novelists, the Saltmarsh Library is creating a writing group. Stop by the Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
PSAT: Now What?
Free information on the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is available on Monday, October 27 from Revolution Prep.
PSAT: Now What? is a free webinar covering the steps to create a testing timeline, and breaking down the differences between the SAT and the ACT. It’s free of charge but limited in space, so please sign up as soon as possible. Sign up here!
Throughout the year, Revolution Prep will offer a series of informative webinars open to all grades, covering subjects from the PSAT right through Advanced Placement Exams. Questions may be directed to Amanda Bruneau at email@example.com.
Volunteers of America
A baker's dozen local nonprofit organizations and services showed Pinkerton students the world of volunteering at the annual Volunteer Fair in Shepard Auditorium.
Hundreds of students spent part of their lunch periods talking with groups as diverse as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Salvation Army, Go Green Derry and Beaver Lake Association, Community Alliance for Teen Safety, City Year and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry. (Click on each name to see them at the Volunteer Fair!)
College, Freshman and Pizza
Freshman year is a great time to begin thinking about careers and college. Join the Pinkerton Academy Guidance Department on Thursday, November 6 for “Life. Bring it.”, a free presentation originating from NHHEAF* and presented by PA Guidance.
“Life. Bring it.” is in the Academy Building Café from 5:30-7:00 pm. Pizza will be served and space is limited to 200 people. Click here for information about registration.
*New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
College, Seniors and Persistence
Seniors, even if you have a college application on file, keep at it!
There’s a lot more you can do.
Click here for important information about resources for financial aid, scholarships and other resources.
Hairspray, Shrek and more are part of the annual Musical Theatre Show by the Pinkerton Chorus on Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm in the Stockbridge Theatre.
This show is produced, choreographed, directed and performed by the students in the Treble Singers, Academy Chorus, the Chorale and the Select Choir.
The production includes selections from Hairspray, Mulan, Matilda, Chicago, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys and Shrek.
Tickets are only $7.00 and can be purchased at the door. Please help the choral students’ fundraising efforts by attending a highly entertaining afternoon of singing, dancing and comedy.
Some of New Hampshire’s newest voters registered at Pinkerton Academy during a visit by Supervisor of the Checklist. The next election is November 4th!
Represented in the Senior Cafeteria were voter personnel from Chester, Derry and Hampstead. (Auburn and Hooksett have younger students at Pinkerton at this time; they can sign up on-campus in a couple of years.)
The Voter Registration Drive at Pinkerton was sponsored by the Citizenship Committee.
Siege Day: Ancient Times Meet Modern Times
Siege Day at Pinkerton Academy featured home-made catapults and ballistics analysis
Students in classes of teachers Chris Kozura and Jenna Reynolds used wood, bungee cords and other materials to build medieval devices once used for warfare.
After three weeks of design and construction, dozens of catapults and trebuchets were in use at the Shepard Auditorium.
Students launched tennis balls at a target, needing to hit the center of a circle. A roll of the dice determined the distance to cover, and students were graded for accuracy.
Athletes Of The Week
Olivia Mathieu Junior: Girls Volleyball
Olivia has played strong for the Astros all season. This past week she had 15 kills against the Goffstown Grizzlies and 16 kills against the Bishop Guertin Cardinals.
Owen Clark Senior: Boys Cross Country
Owen led the way for the Astros at the Catholic Memorial Invitational Meet, placing 8th with a time of 16:37, a 31 second Personal Record from last year’s race.
Winter Sports Meetings Tues, 10/28
Winter Sports meetings are on Tuesday, 10/28. Click here for more information AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>
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