Cupcake Wars Winners Announced!
Advanced Foods students, under the direction of instructor Miss Brown, had a total of 20 minutes to create a cupcake masterpiece. Teams of students put their culinary knowledge to use to create a unique, tasty, and eye-catching cupcake.
The lucky panel of judges who sampled the assortment included Headmaster Morse, CTE Assistant Director Mrs. Untiet, and School to Career Coordinator Mr. Cullen.
Jill Moore and Alyssa Cicale won the competition with their Twixted cupcake (chocolate cake with an Oreo, caramel filling, buttercream frosting and topped with Twix crumbs and a pretzel)!
Refunds Issued to Partner Schools
Pinkerton Academy has announced that the sending towns of Auburn, Chester, Derry, and Hampstead will receive refunds following the school’s audit of the 2013-2014 budget. Per contracts with partner schools, Pinkerton Academy returns tuition collected from school districts but not spent.
For the 2013-14 school year, refunds have been calculated at $4,729.18 for Auburn; $12,607.38 for Chester; $54,620.66 for Derry; and $931.50 for Hampstead. The refunds are applied as a credit to the tuition payment for the current year. The four named towns contracted with Pinkerton Academy for high school education in 2013-2014. Superintendents of each district have been notified of the refund.
The refunds of tuition from the 2013-2014 school year mark the 13th time Pinkerton Academy has issued refunds to partner schools in the past 14 years.
Glenn Neagle, Finance Administrator, Pinkerton Academy, attributes the refund to solid projections of costs one year in advance of actual expense, as well as stringent expense control by all departments. “Departments at Pinkerton are very careful to request truly-needed expenses and they stick to their budgets.” Neagle also notes Pinkerton Academy has been successful in controlling utility usage and pricing.
Guidance Counselors Count Cash
Guidance counselors in Greater Derry learned in Guidance Connections from Accounting students about the language of business, analysis of business transactions, and how to prepare and analyze financial documents.
The event was the latest in the Guidance Connections series of after-school briefings on various subjects within the Career and Technical Education program. To-date, Guidance Counselors from Derry, Hampstead and Chester have enjoyed presentations by CTE students on Computer Programming, Video Production, Engineering, and Automotive Systems.
In this latest edition, Accounting Lab students showed Guidance Counselors how they’ve learned to count money with a money counter, reconcile club tally sheets, verify completed deposits and communicate with advisors. Last year, the Lab processed $1.2 million dollars collected from 100+ extra-curricular clubs, sports teams and organizations including on- campus businesses such as Campus Corner, Astro Café, Astro Style and Pet Palace.
Remaining in the Guidance Connections series are presentations on Woodworking and Architecture and Design.
Athletes of the Week
Ariel Vaillancourt Junior: Girls Cross Country
Ariel ran the second fastest time for a Pinkerton Junior on the Derryfield course. She placed 3rd overall with a time of 19:25.
Thomas Hanlon Junior: Boys Cross Country
Tom helped the Boys Cross Country team achieve its second consecutive State Championship by placing 7th overall with a time of 16:22.
Boys XC: STATE CHAMPS
That’s two in a row, with Pinkerton’s Boys Varsity Cross Country team decisively taking the NHIAA Division 1 State Championship!
Last time the Long Red Line repeated was 25 years ago (1989).
The Astros recorded 56 points; second-place Timberlane had 100 points.
*** For this state title, Pinkerton placed 5 runners in the Top 20!
Nico Sevilla: 16:17.1 (4th place)
Tom Hanlon: 16:22.8 (7th)
Owen Clark: 16:36.0 (11th and a Personal Record)
Austin Smith: 16:43.9 (14th and a Personal Record)
Sam Lanternier: 16:58.0 (20th)
Girls XC Places 2nd AND 3rd at States
Two Astros were in the top three finishers in the Girls Division 1 Cross Country championship race:
Pinkerton's Morgan Sansing (pictured) placed 2nd and Arielle Vaillancourt was right behind her for 3rd place.
Overall, the Astros Girls Cross Country team placed 4th.
Ski Club Wants You
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 Wednesday, October 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 email@example.com for information.
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.
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