Course Night is Around the Corner
Choosing courses is a big deal but Course Night makes it easier!
On Wednesday, February 4, teachers, departments and Guidance will be on-hand in the Stockbridge Theatre and Senior Cafeteria from 5:30 - 8:30 pm to talk about all the courses available at Pinkerton Academy -- and that's a lot of them. PA has almost 320 courses, more than any other public secondary school in New Hampshire.
Course Night is for all current Pinkerton students and the incoming students (current 8th graders) who want to look into the wealth of opportunities available.
The following documents for Course Night are also available on the Pinkerton website under Resources:
2015-16 Course Night Schedule (for current and incoming students)
Course Selection Instructions (for incoming 9th graders)
Student Data Sheets (for incoming 9th graders)
Course Selection Worksheet (for incoming 9th graders)
To mark National Haiku Month in February, the Saltmarsh Library is sponsoring a haiku writing competition.
During the month of February, students can submit up to three haikus to the library. The entries will be judged by Pinkerton faculty members for our local competition.
Additionally, all student haikus will be submitted to a national student competition sponsored by the Haiku Society of America, whose winners will be published in a professional journal.
Haiku can be fun;
You create clever phrasings
in the right pattern.
Summer and Gap Year Fairs
Summer sounds pretty nice after the snow pounding this week, and Philips Andover Academy will hold its annual Summer Opportunities Fair on Sunday, February 1st.
Bonus: Philips Andover will also hold a "Gap Year" Fair to help students consider what they'll do upon graduating from high school.
The Fairs will explore travel and adventure, language, sports, academic enrichment, internships and much more.
The Summer Opportunities Fair is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
Viaje a la Ciudad de Nueva York
In March, students of Spanish will be taking a weekend trip to New York City -- and the deadline for signing up is Friday, February 6.
This exciting trip from March 20 - 22 (with Friday from school excused) costs approximately $475 but can only accommodate 40 students. Activities include a Latin percussion workshop, private Salsa dance class, Cuban and Dominican restaurant dinners, tour of Spanish Harlem, and so much more.
See Mrs. Farley or Mr. Rosado in room 50 for a permission form.
Registration is OPEN: Summer Credit Advancement
Registration is now open for the Summer Credit Advancement program at Pinkerton Academy. Registration opened at 7:00am on Monday, January 26.
Click here to register on-line for Summer Credit Advancement. (Password: Astros)
Registration will be available through Friday, February 6, 2015 – subject to courses filling up.
Five courses will be taught in Summer Credit Advancement: Physical Education 1, Physical Education 2, Computer Applications, Introduction to the World of Business & Finance, and Health Education.
For full details on Summer Credit Advancement, click here.
LAST CHANCE @ $1,000 !
The Boston Red Sox organization has $1,000 scholarships available to New Hampshire high school seniors...but you cannot win if you do not play!
Athletes Of The Week
Matthew Robinson: Boys Indoor Track
Matt came in first place in the 3000-meter run at UNH on Sunday. He came in with a time of 9:07.80. Matt led the way for his teammates coming in 2nd and 3rd right behind him!
Kylie Muzerall: Gymnastics
Kylie won the vault and beam at Sunday’s meet. Kylie showed determination and drive as she overcame a previously tough vault in competition, and rose to the occasion this week to take first in this event.
SENIORS: The Academy Plan Gets You In OR Out
Seniors: Want “in” on The Academy Plan?
Under The Academy Plan, qualifying seniors, if their schedule allows, may apply for late arrival OR early dismissal. SOUND GOOD SO FAR?
1. Students must already have a period A or period H study in their schedule.
2. Students will complete and sign the Agreement, as does a parent/guardian (even if the student is 18) Forms are due to Guidance by Wednesday, Feb. 18.
3. There’s academic criteria (minimum requirement).
4. Mr. Dannible and Mrs. Clute will meet with students who qualify after checking attendance and conduct.
Random Acts of Kindness
Matt Cassidy, Electrician, is recognized at Pinkerton Academy for Random Acts of Kindness.
Random Acts of Kindness is a monthly acknowledgment of those who quietly and selflessly support a student or colleague.
Jo Welch, Administrative Support in the Senior Office, nominated Matt for helping a student whose car key had broken off in the ignition, after school and on a Friday.
College Fair Date Announced at Pinkerton
The annual College Fair 2015 at Pinkerton Academy will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm. NOTE this is a slightly rescheduled date from one previously published.
Students: Mark your calendars for an exciting evening in the Hackler Gymnasium with representatives of dozens of colleges and other post-secondary institutions. You have so many opportunities.
The Sign Language Club at Pinkerton Academy is selling “Balloon-O-Grams” for delivery on Friday, February 13 -- the day before Valentine’s Day.
A Balloon-o-Gram consists of 1,2,3, or 4 balloons attached to a take-out box with a homemade cupcake and your personal message. Gluten-free cupcakes are available.
Interested? Click here for an order form.
Registration opens on February 5th for Destination College, the program at which New Hampshire colleges and universities get together so interested students and parents can check them out!
This event sells out fast; mark your calendar so you don’t miss out. Print out this poster as a reminder!
Destination College rotates each year between southern and northern NH locations. This year, it’s at Plymouth State University, on Saturday, March 14th.
High school seniors can win $1,000 and be the keynote speaker. For details on this opportunity and all-things-Destination College, visit the NHHEAF website.
By the way, when it is time to register: registration is required by both the parent(s) and student who will be attending.
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Main Office - (603) 437-5200