NaNoWriMo is Around the Corner
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 and holding a short information meeting after school on Friday, Oct. 23 at the library.
If you can’t come to the meeting, 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
Nearly a 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, 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.
* NHHEAF = 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.
PA Honored at Film Fest
Pinkerton Video 2 students’ winning film in the 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival has been screened at the Music Hall in Portsmouth for New Hampshire Day of the Festival. Fragaria was the work of Noah Levin and Nick Auger as writer-directors; the film started and included a musical score by Colvin Coviello.
Levin, PA 2014, attended (2nd from right, on stage). If you wonder what the recent graduate looks like now, click here.
Video 2 teacher Chris Lord says the event was exciting for students who received VIP artist passes to watch independent movies, meet and mingle with celebrities and film makers; producers from Breaking Bad, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mike O’Malley from Glee and others.
Fragaria will screen next at the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film) Festival in Concord in November. Want to watch it now? Click here.
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.
News for Athletes - Serious AND Fun
2. College Sports Night is Thursday, 10/23 at the Derryfield School in Manchester. Thinking about sports and college? Click here for more information AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>
3. Winter Sports meetings are on Tuesday, 10/28. Click here for more information AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>
Be Prepared To Be Amazed
Slapstick Sonata, a human circus from Prague, Czech Republic will AMAZE you the night before Halloween at The Stockbridge Theatre.
It’s physical comedy + contemporary circus + acrobatics + visual poetry when a collection of warehouse workers break from their overnight routine into an explosion of color, humor, movement, and silliness.
Prague’s Cirk La Putyka is one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies. You’ll be thorough entertained by this troupe of dancers, actors, mimes, and comediennes. They’ve performed all over the world and they now hit the Pinkerton Academy campus!
Slapstick Sonata is on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00pm. For more info and tickets, click here!
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