National Day of Silence - April 17
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."
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 email@example.com. We have a selection of clothing and accessories appropriate for the prom for both men and women.
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 headed off to 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.
Texting + Driving = Really, Really Bad
With a new distracted driving law in effect this July, Pinkerton students of Video Production worked with Derry CATS – the Community Alliance for Teen Safety – to produce a public service announcement.
Derry Police and Derry Fire Departments participated, loaning two wrecked cars. A makeup artist appropriately “damaged” students acting in the PSA. Keeping it real were five firefighters/paramedics and a smoke machine.
FLHS Inducts New Members
The Foreign Language Honor Society of Pinkerton Academy has welcomed 104 new members.
At the annual induction in the Stockbridge Theatre, students were recognized for work in six languages:
American Sign Language: 16 new members
French: 16 new members
German: 8 new members
Latin: 8 new members
Mandarin Chinese: 1 new member
Spanish: 54 new members
Click here for a list of the individual students, by language, to be inducted into the 2015 Foreign Language Honor Society.
Sophomores for Class Office
Sophomores! Applications for your Class Office may be picked up until Monday, April 20. That’s the day our completed application is due and it’s also the last day you can pick up an application.
There will be a mandatory meeting the next day – Tuesday April 21 – for all candidates interested in running for Office from the Class of 2017.
Questions may be directed to Mr. Plante (Rm 6-210) or Miss Iacuzio (Rm 6-308).
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.
FCCLA Honors at States
Two Pinkerton students earned medals at the New Hampshire Leadership Conference of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
Sarah Clark earned a Gold Medal and First Place in Career Investigation. MacKenzie Kittery earned a Silver Medal with her Second Place showing in in the National Programs in Action event. Both students are now qualified for the 2015 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 5-9 in Washington, DC.
Also, Pinkerton’s FCCLA chapter received an award for the largest membership increase in the Senior Division.
Sarah's project showcased her internship experiences at a local elementary school. MacKenzie has been the leader of a safe driving initiative which this spring will include a mock crash presentation to Juniors.
Eight members of FCCLA from Pinkerton attended the state conference of workshops and general sessions, and competed in STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Events.
How to Understand the College Award Letter
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.
Junior Prom Tickets - THIS WEEK
Tickets are on sale this week for the Junior Prom.
Tickets will be sold after school from 2:30-4:00 in the Academy Building Cafeteria.
Tickets may be purchased on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of this week.
The Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 16th in the Hackler Gymnasium.
Flapjacks + Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation
The Student Council at Pinkerton Academy will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Derry on Sunday, April 19 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
This is a community service fundraiser to benefit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation for women with cancer. The donation will take place at Pinkerton on May 28; the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation is co-sponsored by the Student Council and Astro Style, the salon operated by Cosmetology students of Pinkerton Academy.
Tickets for The Flapjack Fundraiser may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting John Breda, Student Council advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation. As few as eight ponytails make one wig.
Athletes of the Week
Kayla Watson: Girls Track & Field
Kayla was a double winner at the girl’s first track meet of the season. She came in first place in both the shot put and the discus. She qualified in both events for the Division I State Meet.
Tyler Busby: Boys Tennis
Tyler helped the Astros to their first win of the season over Nashua South on Monday. Tyler won in singles 8-3. He and Pierre Evers also won a close match in doubles, 9-7.
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