PA Shines at SkillsUSA
At the 2015 SkillsUSA National Conference, Pinkerton Academy students ranked in the Top 1% in the nation, report Mike and Sara Eno, SkillsUSA advisors.
Topping it off, student Patrick Keefe (shown with Mike Eno) scoring a Gold Medal in Telecommunications. (Click here for photo of Keefe in competition.)
Students from the Career and Technical Education program traveled to Kentucky for the annual SkillsUSA Conference for several days of competition, education and entertainment.
Results for Pinkerton students:
1. Computer Systems (Mike Eno, teacher)
a. Telecommunications: Patrick Keefe placed 1st out of 20 (Gold Medal!)
b. Internetworking: Jacob McKechnie placed 15th out of 30
c. Technical Computer Applications: Wesley Lee placed 14th out of 31
2. Leadership (Sara Eno)
a. Prepared Speech: Elizabeth Richardson placed 12th out of 41
3. Small Engine (Kevin Bibeau)
a. Power Engine: Steiger Brown placed 20th out of 40
4. Welding (Adam Houston)
a. Welding Sculpture: Mitchell Anderson placed 31st out of 39
For fun, students visited the Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park and a Riv3r Boat cruise (Click here for photo: L-R: Steiger Brown, Wes Lee, Pat Keefe, Jake McKechnie, Mike Eno, Sara Eno, Mitch Anderson, and Liz Richardson.)
Other highlights of the convention:
* Companies showed products and services for use in the classroom.
* Colleges and post-secondary schools exhibited.
* The Army and Coast Guard demonstrated cooking (and feeding) Conference attendees.
* With special eyeglasses, State Farm Insurance simulated driving under the influence.
* Similarly, the Army further showed the results of texting and driving.
* Milwaukee Tools and Snap On held hands-on competitions with tools.
* Timberland showed the variety of work shoes and boots.
Woodworth Gets The Pin for NH
Pinkerton Academy is proud to trumpet its latest athletic recognition:
Congratulations to Dan Woodworth, Guidance Counselor and the Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year for New Hampshire!
The award was made by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
Junior Class - FREE Help for the NEW PSAT
PARENTS (and Students): Kaplan is offering FREE HELP with the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test).
The upcoming PSAT is a new and revised version. It will be administered at Pinkerton on October 14 – but you can get better prepared with Kaplan’s free 90-minute webinars.
For students who would like a preview of the New PSAT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free live online PSAT "Sneak Peek" info sessions this summer to prepare for the October exam. Sessions will be start Sunday, July 19th.
Space is limited, so sign up promptly for a PSAT "Sneak Peek" session at KapTest.com.
Costa Rica, Anyone?
Attention Spanish students:
Would you like to go to Costa Rica?
A trip to this exciting land is planned for February with the Foreign Language department escorting students through a week of fun & culture.
Excursions include zipline, swimming, snorkeling, visits to a volcano and a waterfall, and so much more.
Interested? Write Mrs. Farley at email@example.com for info including required forms and the itinerary.
Want to re-live the marvelous Pinkerton Academy Graduation Class of 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Arena? !
The Upper Room Celebrates Graduates
A total of 27 students graduated with their diploma from Pinkerton Academy through The Upper Room, the Derry-based family resource center which conducts the HiSet program (formerly GED).
The pictured 11 students were part of the more than two dozen who are now alumni of Pinkerton.
Females, L-R: Tiana Patnaude, Ashley Pereira, Alyson Mallinder and Maia Schofield.
Males, L-R: Erik Brickley, Brendan Sullivan, Alexander Perez, Jordan Rich, Trevor Commenator, Joshua Lynch, and Bruce Maxwell.
Other graduates include Jason Alexander, Ashley Barclay, Jacob Burton, Shyann Crow, Nathan Foley, Joshua Guadette, Collin Harris, Michael Hull, Kaitlyn Hynds, Christos Kolegue-Spalaris, Ben McKillip, Dustin Pucci, Noah Raz, Pedro Sanchez, Julia Spanos and Nicholas Zylinski.
HiSet is an educational life skills program that supports young students who are at risk of dropping out of school. The program provides classroom teaching, tutoring, and individual support to ensure that students who enter are ready to take the HiSet exam when they have completed the course.
Official Graduation Photos
Wondering about those photos taken on the stage at the Verizon Wireless Arena during Graduation?
Athletes of the Week
Todd Billetter, Boys Lacrosse
Todd led the scoring for the Astros in the State Championship game versus Bishop Guertin. Todd netted 3 goals to help put PA up over the Cardinals.
Cameron Richard, Boys Lacrosse
Cam played stupendous defense against a very tough Bishop Guertin team in the Championship Game. Cam was able to help keep the Cardinals offense at bay throughout the game and especially late in the game.
Re-Live the Prom & Other Pinkerton Memories
CLARIFICATION: Academic Summer Camps Cancelled
Pinkerton Academy regrets to announce that registration for our planned ACADEMIC Summer Camps has been insufficient to run the program.
**** This does not affect SPORTS Summer Camps. SPORTSSummer Camps will be conducted as scheduled.
Payments and Registration forms for ACADEMIC Summer Camps will be returned to parents with a brief letter explaining the situation. In each case, a full refund will be issued. Again, this ONLY applies to ACADEMIC Summer Camps.
Pinkerton’s original hope was to offer Woodworking for Teens, Leadership, a JROTC Boot Camp, Greek, and Medieval Art and Culture.
Spanish 3 Honors - Summer Students
Fisher Cats Call Up the PA Community
The Alumni Association of Pinkerton Academy is sponsoring an evening at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday, June 24. Join the fun! The Fisher Cats take on their archrival Portland Seadogs at 7:00 pm.
Included with tickets at $27 are a BBQ buffet on the 3rd base party deck, entrance to the park, and an Atlas fireworks display. Alumni receive a $10 discount, and Pinkerton employees receive a $5 discount.
Email Anne Parker firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information.
2016 Grads: Schedule Your Senior Photo This Summer
Pinkerton Academy has selected Mark Lawrence Photographers as the official school photographers for the class of 2016 yearbook.
An important part of the senior yearbook is the senior section which contains the portrait of each member of the senior class. This section goes to the yearbook publisher by early November. To meet this deadline, you should plan on having your senior photographed during the upcoming summer months.
To be included in the Senior section of the yearbook, your portrait must be taken by Mark Lawrence Photographers. A complimentary, four pose session, will be provided for those seniors who wish to purchase their photos elsewhere. The complimentary session will take place in October at Pinkerton Academy.
Click here for the Mark Lawrence’s senior session price list and scheduling information.
If you ever have a question or concern about the Critic (yearbook), please contact Mr. Cain.
5 Pinkerton St.
Derry, NH 03038
Main Office - (603) 437-5200