PA Woodturners Contribute to Freedom Pen Project
Students in Mr. Sackmann's advanced woodturning class recently completed a very special project.
Students created hand crafted wooden pens that will be sent to soldiers serving in foreign countries - complete with a personalized note from each artist.
The Freedom Pen Project was created by the Saw Mill Creek Woodworker's forum with the goal that every freedom pen will be a symbolic reminder that each recipient is not alone and has our support. If you would like more information about the project, visit their website: http://www.freedompens.org/.
Relive the Sugaring Season
The maple syrup season was short in New Hampshire this winter/spring, but you can relive it: Click here to watch an entertaining show about sugaring from Derry Community Television.
Did you know Pinkerton Academy taps its own trees for sap and produces maple syrup? It is a competency of the Environmental Studies program in the Career and Technical Education department.
Students harvest, process, market and sell a product: maple syrup.
Pinkerton Yearbook Doubles Up with Honors
The Critic, Pinkerton Academy’s yearbook, has been recognized again for excellence.
The 2015 Jostens Look Book features The Critic, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. TheJostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography.
The Pinkerton Critic was one of only 476 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 reviewed for consideration in the Look Book.
In January, The Critic was honored with a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association.
Understanding the College Award Letter - TONIGHT
An “Award Letter” from a college can be great to receive but difficult to interpret. Got a letter that applies to college for next fall?
Join Understanding the Award Letter, a FREE webinar from the New Hampshire Educational Assistance Foundation. This event is Tuesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm.
The webinar will address 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 can mean to a family.
Athletes of the Week
Nicole Langlais, Tennis:
Nicole helped the Astros go 2-1 on the week. In the Astros match vs. Derryfield, she won at singles and at doubles on the team’s way to a 7 – 2 victory.
Colin Coutts, Track & Field:
Coin helped the Astros win their home opener last week over Salem by taking first place in the Pole Vault.
Psyched Social Studies Students
Social Studies Week kicked off with the annual William Cofrin Psychology Fair.
Dozens of psychology experiments by AP and A-Level Psych students filled the Shepard Auditorium to test, amaze and surprise students.
In Sensory Interaction (shown), students recorded the flavor of Jello they tasted -- but red, green, yellow or orange: they were all lemon!
Other experiments included:
* Cookie Taste Test
* Positive Reinforcement
* Let Us Guess Your Birth Order
* Eye Witness Testimony
* Effects of Exercise on The Brain
Senior Privileges! You’ve waited for four years; now is the time to go for them. "Senior Privs" will begin on Monday, May 4th for those who are qualified (once their cards are distributed).
Senior Privileges allow enjoyment of the warm weather - but there are conditions for Seniors to enjoy this tradition of being outside.
Click here to read about Senior Privileges and get the Permission Slip.
Parents: Here’s more information, including about Senior Privs including notification through Aspen.
Astro Boutique Open for Business
To assist students in financial need, The Astro Boutique will be open by appointment, on weekdays until Friday, May 8. If you are or know of a student who could benefit from the selection of free formalwear Contact Ms. Adamchuk, Room 5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a selection of clothing and accessories appropriate for the prom for both men and women.
Sophomores for Student Council
Sophomores (Class of 2017):
Want to run for Student Council? You can pick up a petition to run for office next year by visiting Mr. Breda’s office in Room 306 of the Science Building.
Applications are due back to Mr. Breda by Wednesday, April 22 by 2:20 pm.
There will be a mandatory Student Council Candidate Meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 am in Room 306.
VEX Teams Back from Worlds
Pinkerton made its own history this year by sending two (!) teams to the VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Team 241F came in 42nd in the world for its division and Team 241A was 90th in its division.
VEX advisor Ernie Biron says the field of competition was very tough this year, however he is “really proud of how the teams represented Pinkerton and our robotics program.”
National Day of Silence
The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.
Here at Pinkerton, 250 donned a white ribbon as a symbol to support the LGB community. Sponsored by the school's Gay/Straight Alliance, the goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Club advisor, Mrs. Raudonis is pleased with the number of students who chose to participate: "I feel so lucky to be working with a group of students that are concerned with the world around them."
Thousands Hit College Fair
Florida, Australia, all of New England and a lot in between were represented at the 2015 Southern New Hampshire College Fair.
The Pinkerton Guidance department organized over 150 colleges, universities and other post-secondary school experiences in the Hackler Gym at Pinkerton Academy.
The event gave thousands of students from south-central NH and northern Massachusetts the opportunity to hear about many, many schools in one two-hour period.
$10,000 Scholarship to UTI
An enormous surprise awaited Steiger Brown, class of 2017 at the Southern New Hampshire College Fair:
Paul Picard of Universal Technical Institute (left), engaged Steiger in casual conversation, leading up to the announcement of a large – a very large – scholarship. Picard handed the Pinkerton Junior a certificate for a $10,000 scholarship to UTI!
Picard explains UTI was thoroughly impressed with the Gold Medal won by Steiger at the New Hampshire state SkillsUSA competition for automotive.
PA Sophomore Shoots for Junior Olympics
Pinkerton sophomore Elizabeth Dutton is at the Rifle Junior Olympics in Colorado.
For the third year in a row, the 15 year old will represent New Hampshire at the National Air and Small Bore Rifle Junior Olympics.
Elizabeth has dominated air and small bore rifle competitions in NH for the past three years earning 11 NRA National Records; she was the Sub Junior (ages 14 & under) National Champion at 2013 NRA National Matches.
Elizabeth will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She received her first rifle at age 6 and has been a member of the Hudson Fish and Game Club's Junior Rifle Team since age 11.
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