Who Knew Barbie Could Teach Linear Equations?
Algebra 1A classes put the iconic toy to the test in the foyer of The Academy Building. Students were given the task of estimating how many rubber bands it would take to successfully bungee Barbie from the second level.
Teachers first held a lab session where students were charged to write a linear equation to calculate their drop - given the exact height of Barbie's free-fall. Pictured are members of Ms. Wall's period D class.
Notice Barbie hanging by a bungee!
The Challenge is ON!
Pinkerton has qualified again for The Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television! Not tooooo surprising considering this trivia-oriented Astro squad won both the entire Granite State Super Challenge last year and defeated their Massachusetts counterpart for The Governor's Cup.
The 2014-15 team: Adam DeMio, Brooke Ent, Jake Hudgins, Joe Ronca, Alessandra Shipman, Rebekah Terry and Sara Tridenti.
Taping begins in January with episodes starting to air in February. This year’s qualifier ran as last year: a 100 question written team test.
Earlier, Pinkerton went 8-1 and 8-2 at GHOST – the Great Halloween States Tournament in Hanover. The top team consisted of Joe, Rebekah, Jake, and Alessandra Shipman with the right-behind team of Sara, Adam, Ian Dudgeon and Arielle Robinson. Jake participated in the All-Star Match and co-adviser Peter Crowell even got to play -- in the Coach’s Game.
Photo Credit: Kaleb Hart Photography and NHPTV
Help Someone See
The Pinkerton Academy chapter of HOSA is partnering with Manchester Community College for an eyeglasses drive. (HOSA = Health Occupation Students of America).
Those old eyeglasses – even the frames – are really valuable to someone who needs them – in Ecuador. When joining for Thanksgiving with family and friends, ask if they have any glasses they no longer use.
Style does not matter! HOSA will gratefully collect all types of glasses; prescription, reading and even sunglasses.
In January, MCC will take these glasses to Ecuador on a health mission. The program is part of the Timmy Global Health Mission. Check out the web site here.
HOSA members will be in lunches collecting glasses from Dec. 2-4. Goal is 200 glasses for our 200th year.
You can make it possible for some people to see well for the first time!
Athletes of the Week
Noah Robison Senior: Football
Peter Cyr Senior: Football
Defensively, Cyr (left) and Robison (right) made key stops to help the Astros pitch a shutout against Bedford in the Division I State Championship Game. Offensively, Noah was crucial in opening holes for the running backs, while Peter had several key carries and many blocks from the half back position.
Fall Sports Individual Awards
The following teams have announced their individual Fall Sports Awards: Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity Field Hockey and Girls Volleyball. Football and Cross Country are to be announced.
Pinkerton's Got A LOT of Talent
Pinkerton’s Got Talent – version 2014.0 – had the largest-ever turnout and a historically-high 17 acts!
1st Place: Erin Tellier (piano)
2nd Place: Emma Chappell (sang Valerie by Amy Winehouse)
3rd Place: DTW (band, sang a mash-up and played a variety of instruments)
4th Place: Emily Dellisola (sang No One by Alicia Keys)
5th Place: Matthew Reagan (played improvisational electric guitar)
The Pinkertonics were special a cappella guests performers for the night; Master of ceremonies was Mr. Sojka; judges were Ms. Lucia, Mrs. Resmini and Mr. Cremone.
Pinkerton’s Got Talent was produced by The Future Business Leaders of America which credits Madison St. Onge, FBLA Vice President for “knocking it out of the park.”
The show was taped for later broadcast on Derry Community TV and the Pinkerton Academy website.
Students Give Thanks at the Library
The Saltmarsh Library has created a Thankful Turkey display which students have loaded with feathers illustrating their gratitude during the holiday season.
Library personnel credit Hunter Ofcarcik, Library aide and Senior (pictured, far right) with enthusiastically and relentlessly recruiting students to express their thoughts.
Stop by The Saltmarsh Library to read them all! Here are just some of the feathers (expressions of gratitude):
* Friend & family
* Warm house
* Pinkerton Academy
* Donuts & coffee
Conway named HOBY Ambassador
Congratulations to Delaney Conway, Sophomore from Derry, selected as HOBY Ambassador to represent Pinkerton Academy at the New Hampshire State Leadership Seminar in May.
Caelin McMahon, Sophomore from Derry, is Alternate Ambassador.
HOBY was founded by actor Hugh O’Brien to develop youth leadership.
The State Leadership Seminar helps high school sophomores recognize leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.
Visit www.hoby.org for more information.
China Presentation Best in The US
Recently, this website reported the achievement of success of Adam Burke, a Junior who won a trip to Europe following his presentation on the Pinkerton Academy exchange trip to China.
The exchange program is actually a course at PA and during the trip, investigate an essential question about China. Adam chose to research Communication Differences Between the United States and China – and it was this piece that was tops in the country, earning Adam his travel prize including attendance at the EF Tours’ Global Student Leaders Conference in June.
Now, we are able to present Adam’s project for your review. Enjoy by clicking here.
Senior Bios -- Done Yet?
Hey, Seniors! Is your Senior Bio done?
You have until Friday, December 5th – and it is so easy:
1. Visit http://bit.ly/pasrbios2015 (see below for instructions*)
2. Scan the QR Code at the left
Have you had your yearbook picture taken? Bios will not appear in the senior section without a photo!
See Mr. Cain in Room 410, Mrs. Mitchell in Room 435, or stop by the Yearbook office if you have questions.
* To access this link, you'll need your Pinkerton Google account information (6-digit Pinkerton ID #@pinkertonacademy.org).
* Your password is your eight (8) digit birthdate followed by these two lowercase letters: pa
Sports Equipment Sale for B & G Club
Got an old baseball glove in your closet? A lacrosse stick collecting dust? Donate it!
On Saturday, December 6, the Pinkerton Athletic Leadership Council will host a Sports Equipment Sale where lightly used, pre-owned sports equipment will be sold to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry. This Sports Equipment Sale on that Saturday will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The day before – on Friday, December 5 – please drop off donations of equipment in the Hackler Gym from 2:30 to 7:00 pm.
Any donations of equipment will be helpful. The Athletic Leadership Council thanks you for your support!
Deadline 12/6 for Personal Yearbook Ads
Parents and family members: There’s just one month left to place a yearbook add, celebrating your student's success!
Place your custom Ad in The Critic – it’s so easy because it’s all done on-line here.
Deadline is December 6!
Don’t get caught short by the holidays!
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