Freshman Field Day 2016
This year's Freshman Field Day will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (rain or shine).
We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2020 with this awesome Pinkerton tradition!
For all the information you need to know about Freshman Field Day, please click here.
Summer Band Camp
The dates for this year's summer Band Camp have been announced:
Mon. 8/15: Music Rehearsal - 6:30-8:00 pm
Weds. 8/17: Rookie Morning (All new members) - 9:00-11:30 am
Weds. 8/17: Full Band - 1:00-4:00 pm
Th-Fri 8/18-19: Full Band - 10:00-4:00 pm
M-Th 8/22-25: Full Band - 10:00-4:00 pm
Please contact Mr. Adams with any questions!
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Pinkerton celebrated the Class of 2016 last night at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, NH. It was a wonderful evening and we wish nothing but the best for all of our graduating seniors. You did it!
Check out some media coverage of the night below:
Class of 2017 Senior Portrait Information
Attention 2017 Seniors and Parents:
Pinkerton Academy has selected Mark Lawrence Photographers as the official school photographers for the class of 2017 yearbook. Mark Lawrence will be will be providing photographic coverage of all the important class events that are part of the school yearbook.
An important part of the senior yearbook is the senior section of the yearbook 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. Mark Lawrence has agreed that all images submitted will be of the proper size, resolution, format, and color and must meet the school’s requirements for clothing attire.
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.
Attached is Mark Lawrence’s senior session price list and scheduling information.
Remember, yearbook photos must come from Mark Lawrence Photographers (they are Pinkerton’s official photographer). Do not delay. They are offering a Free Yearbook Session (if that is all you want) and the yearbook photo is also free. We do not want anyone left out of the 2017 yearbook.
If you ever have a question or concern about the Critic (yearbook), please contact me.
Girls Lacrosse Wins D1 State Championship!
Pinkerton Student Earns Service Award
Pinkerton Senior Amanda Thomson has been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award. She is pictured here receiving her letter of achievement from Associate Dean Roger Konstant and Dean of Students Glenn Ahrens. Congratulations to Amanda!
For more information about the award, please click here.
PA Girls Rowing Has First Winning Boat at Latest Regatta
The Pinkerton Rowing Team's Girl's Varsity Eight swept to a nice win this weekend at the Lebanon/Hollis-Brookline Regatta in Hanover, NH.
Grace Frary coxed Chloe Panocha, Lexi Baker, Dante Brown, Devahn Dembro, Julianna Woods, Vivianne D'Amico, Alyssa Valledor, and Maddie Gonya down the Connecticut River in blistering ninety degree weather, coming in first at 5:30.9 minutes followed by Lebanon in second at 5:35.2, and Hollis-Brookline at 5:51.7.
The 45 member team practices five days per week on Lake Massabesic in the Spring and Fall seasons. Registration for summer programming is available at www.rowmanchester.com.
JROTC and Citizenship Committee Commemorate Memorial Day
On Friday, May 27, JROTC students stood guard over America's White Table, which honors the men and women who served in the armed forces, in and effort with the Citizenship Committee to commemorate Memorial Day in both the Underclassmen and Freshmen Cafes.
Thank you to all those involved for this wonderful tribute.
Second Annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program
Student Council and Cosmetology teamed up recently to donate hair for a good cause as a part of this year's Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Congratulations to our students on their great work!
Click here to read the article in the Eagle Tribune.
Destination Imagination Competes in Global Finals
The Pinkerton Academy Destination Imagination team had a very successful trip to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, placing 17th of 59 teams (from over 20 countries in addition to many other states) in their challenge!
They were paired with a "buddy team" from Northeast Normal High School in Changchun, China. They shared meals, went to each others' performances, played games, and generally got to know each other over the five-day competition. In addition, our five seniors participated in Destination Imagination graduation ceremonies and recieved a DI diploma for their time in the program. The team represented Pinkerton Academy and Team New Hampshire with pride.
CTE Holds Annual Recognition Program
The CTE Department held their annual Recognition Program in the Stockbridge Theatre during AB periods on Thursday, May 19.
This is an opportunity to recognize all the level 2 program students for their efforts in becoming career and college ready in their fields of interest. Many students will be leaving Pinkerton with apprentice licenses and various certifications that they can put to immediate use.
We are extremely proud of all the students and a special thank you to their teachers for guiding them on their paths!
Click here to watch the Recognition Program slideshow
Mr. Cahoon Spends Week as Artist in Residence
Pinkerton Director of Cultural Programming Matt Cahoon spent some of his vacation at the Charlestown Working Theatre, just outside of Boston, working as an artist in residence. Not sure what that means or want to learn more? Read Mr. Cahoon's first person account of the experience on The Crow!
Former PA Video Students Net Awards
Three Pinkerton video students from the Class of 2015 were recently honored for work done during their senior year in high school.
Video Production teacher Mr. Lord shared the great news with The Crow in a recent post. Check out the details and congratulations to the winners!
Crew Competes at the Lowell Invitational Regatta
On Saturday, May 14, the Pinkerton Crew team competed in the Lowell Invitational Regatta. Ms. Warburton was on the scene and took many fantastic photos. To see the whole gallery, click below!
Academic Summer Camps Open for Enrollment
To read full details about both of these camps and to see the registration form, please click on the link below.
Pinkerton Student Wins Scholarship from Red Sox
Student Council Hosts Leadership Day
Earlier in April, the Pinkerton Student Council hosted a leadership day for fifty students from Derry, Hampstead, Chester, and Auburn. These students were participants in their own middle school student governments and got a taste of what being a leader is high school is all about.
Check out this Crow feature on a great event!
Pinkerton Students Compete at DECA Nationals
A group of 24 students in the DECA club traveled to Nashville, Tenn. over spring vacation to compete in the National competition. More than 22,000 students and teachers from seven different countries were in attendance.
The Crow caught up with DECA recently to talk about the experience, so click below to read more!
Four Pinkerton Students Win at AIANH Competition
Four Pinkerton students were recognized for their outstanding work after competing at the American Institute of Architecture state competition on April 28. For the full release, please click below.
Giuseppe Puglisi: 2nd Place - Best Design, Overall Superioritiy, in all aspects of Design Solution, Model, and Graphic Presentation
Hayden Pavao and Lindsay Woodward: 1st Place - Best Graphic presentation describing Design Solution
Brenna Whitney: 2nd Place - Best Graphic presentation describing Design Solution; Jurors' Citation for Hand Drawn Sketches
O'Reilly Nets 500th Career Win
Brian O'Reilly, Pinkerton social studies teacher and long time boys lacrosse and football coach, earned his 500th career victory as the Astros prevailed with an 11-9 win over Longmeadow (Mass.) on Saturday, May 7.
Coach O'Reilly has been at the helm of the boys lacrosse program for 36 years. O'Reilly has also coached the football team for 37 years, racking up 288 wins in the process. Congratulations, Coach!
VEX Robotics Competes at Worlds Competition
Team 241N – Nautilus attended the Vex Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY from April 20-24. There were 500 high school teams that qualified out of over 10,000 in 30 countries. New entry’s this year included Bahrain and Syria.
This year’s event was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest Robotics competition in the world at 1075 teams from middle school through college.
Out of 10 matches the team went 7-3 and placed 28th in the Engineering division. This was the second year this team has qualified for Worlds.
Host Families Needed
The Askartza Claret Exchange Program is looking for families in June of 2017. To see all the information, please click below!
Pinkerton Competes in 2016 SkillsUSA Contests
We have one more medal winner to share that was not originally posted. Congratulations to Adam Remillard, who earned a Silver Medal in Telecommunications!
A school record 73 students competed in more than 23 contests this year at the SkillsUSA New Hampshire competitions. Pinkerton students won 36 medals, including 10 gold, which were also school records!
Please click below to read a full recap!
Pinkerton FFA Competes at State Convention
Congratulations to all of the students that competed at the New Hampshire Future Farmers of America State Convention the weekend of April 16! Please click below for a full recap!
Mr. Quigley Named 2016 NH Music Educator of the Year
Earlier this month Mr. Quigley, head of the Fine Arts Department, was named the New Hampshire Music Educator of the Year by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA).
Mr. Adams and others in the Fine Arts department wrote a glowing letter in support of his candidacy and Mr. Quigley was recognized at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.
Pinkerton Academy is so thankful for all the Mr. Quigley has done and we are so lucky to have him.
Mrs. Untiet Named 2016 TechEducator of the Year
Earlier this month Mrs. Untiet was named the 2016 TechEducator of the Year by New Hampshire High Tech Council as a part of their Tech Women Tech Girls Awards.
Mrs. Untiet, the Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education at Pinkerton, recognized at a banquet the week of April 11.
We are so lucky to have Mrs. Untiet at Pinkerton and thank her for her continued work!
Pinkertons Hosts ASL/Deaf Culture Workshop
On Saturday, April Pinkerton held its fifth annual ASL/ Deaf Culture Workshop. 200 Pinkerton ASL students attended the all day immersion program, during which they improved their ASL signing skills and developed a deeper understanding Deaf Culture. Students also received academic credit for attending!
The Keynote Speaker, Mr. Peter Cook, is a professor of Sign Language Interpretation at Columbia University in Chicago. He has also traveled internationally putting on public shows and doing workshops. He is a master at body language and facial expressions - two very key components to ASL. In addtion the day featured 20 other presenters, either Deaf or integrally connected to the Deaf World.
We are so pleased to have been able to do this for the past five years and are looking forward to the next five years!
Pinkerton Math Team Takes First Place
The Pinkerton Academy Math Team took first place for the 4th consecutive year in the Tri-State Math League, besting the second place winner, Dover, by 48 points. This victory follows the team’s second place win in the NH State contest.
Pinkerton senior, Adam DeMio placed second overall for the year, earning him a scholarship from the League.
Congratulations to our seniors: Eason Cai, Adam DeMio, Brittany Palandra, Michaela Palandra and Amada Thomson. These seniors have competed for four years and have never lost the League title! We will miss them and wish them well.
Picture left to right (click to enlarge):
Back row: Chris Mottola, Billy Garvey, Maggie Vaillancourt
Middle row: Adam DeMio, Michaela Palandra, Brittany Palandra, Miruna Visuian, Eason Cai, Amanda Thomson
Front: Rebekah Arunda, Alanna Plumee
Pinkerton Destination Imagination Wins at States
Pinkerton Academy had two teams compete at the State Tournament and one will be moving on to represent Team NH at Global Finals in Knoxville, TN May 25-28!
The technical team, How Many Dragons Have You Fought, finished second in the challenge Pace of Change. The team consists of seniors Andrew Cunningham, Kyle Moran, Cassandra Wright, and Mitchell Williams, all of Derry, and senior Morgan Freeley and juniors Wyatt Hoppa and Maria Soraghan, all of Hampstead.
The team put in a tremendous amount of effort to completely re-do their solution between the Regional and State tournaments. The scientific team did not place and thus will not be advancing, but these juniors consider it a learning experience for next year.
Pinkerton DI has planned a fund-raising yard sale for Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in front of the Pinkerton Field House. Donations are welcome! Contact any team member or Pinkerton DI Coordinator Martha Pond (email@example.com) to arrange pick-up, and please stop by the yard sale.
The team will be continuing to refine their solution in preparation for the Global tournament!
Pinkerton's New Tutoring Club Needs Tutors
Pinkerton Academy's hot new club Pinkerton Outreach needs more Pinkerton students to help tutor elementary students. The club currently has open positions at both the Derry and Salem Boys and Girls club.
If you are a Pinkerton student and looking for a chance to make a difference and get out there and do some community service, this is a great opportunity for you.
We currently go to the Derry Boys and Girls club Monday through Thursday from 3:00-4:15 and the Salem Boy's and Girls club Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15.
If you are interested, contact Andrew Nelson (Pinkerton senior) or email PinkertonThinkTank@gmail.com for scheduling information.
Model UN Students Attend First Conference
Pinkerton’s Model United Nations Club went to its first conference on Saturday, April 2, at Bedford High School. The Pinkerton Team competed with over 30 other students from New Hampshire and three Pinkerton members won awards!
Senior Ryan O’Neill, who represented Portugal in the Special Operations on Peacekeeping Committee, received the highest award for Best Delegate. Junior Coco Cai, who represented South Korea in the Special Operations on Peacekeeping Committee, won the award for Best Position Paper for her committee. Freshman Joey Blackey, who represented Portugal in the Legal Committee, also won the award for Best Position Paper for his respective committee.
Overall, Pinkerton was successful at this conference, and the students had a great time participating in it. If you are interested in joining Model United Nations, there are meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, listen to the announcements for more info!
30 Pinkerton Students Named NHIAA-NHADA Scholar Athletes
Pinkerton is proud to announce that 30 students have earned recognition as NHIAA-NHADA Scholar Athletes.
To earn this recognition, students must: 1) Be a senior, 2) Maintain a B+ or better average throughout their entire high school career, 3) Letter or be currently active in two NHIAA sports, and 4) Be a positive rold model who has participated in community service activities.
Congratulations to these talented and hard working students! To see the full list of names, click below.
NH Chronicle Features Pinkerton Maple Syrup!
To watch the video please click below!
Rotary Students of the Month
Since the calendar turned to 2016, three Pinkerton CTE students have been recognized as the Derry Village Rotary Student of the Month. Congratulations!
April 2016 - Megan Donovan (Computer Programming)
March 2016 - Nick Raiche (Welding)
February 2016 - Taylor Garrett (Cosmetology)
FBLA is Best in New Hampshire for Third Straight Year
FBLA students competed at the State Leadership Conference Thursday and Friday of last week. The students in FBLA prepare all year for this event. They plan events, help the community, attend conferences and raise awareness for charities and causes. Led by an amazing trio of senior officers -- President - Madison St. Onge, VP - Community Service - Molly Gray and Executive Vice President - Sarah Kane --Pinkerton Academy FBLA won Gold Seal Chapter for the third straight year.
Most Outstanding Chapter - 1st Place
Promotions Week Competition - 1st Place
Scrapbook Competition - 2nd Place
State Officer Project Awards - 1st Place (2), 2nd Place (2)
American Enterprise Project - Sarah Kane, Alan Mendonca (1st place)
Business Communications - Jake Frubies (4th place)
Business Ethics - Briella Hirch, Lindsay Farland (3rd place)
Client Service - Mark Revis (1st place)
Community Service Project - Molly Gray, Madison St. Onge (1st place)
Computer Applications - Carla Duarte (1st place)
Cyber Security - Ryan Jackson (4th place)
Emerging Business Issues - Brianna Becotte, Evan Duval (1st place)
Graphic Design - Narrik Orciuch (1st place)
Intro to Financial Math - Matt Newman (2nd place)
Management Decision Making - Molly Gray, Sarah Kane, Madison St. Onge (2nd place)
Marketing - Kyle Cantalupo, Bridget Anthony (2nd place)
Partnership with Business - Patrick Linehan, Alexis Reishus, Julia DeCloux (1st place)
Public Speaking 2 - Alexis Reishus (3rd place)
Sales Presentation - Ben Tripodi (3rd place)
Social Media Campaign - Patrick Linehan, Julia DeCloux, Paige Johnston (2nd place)
Sports Management - Alan Mendonca, Kayla Dobrinski, Derek Wilson (2nd place)
Critic Honored in Annual Jostens Look Book
Jostens announced on Monday that Pinkerton's yearbook -- The Critic -- has earned national yearbook design recognition for the 2015 edition. The Look Book features the "best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage" from around the country.
Click below for a full release and congratulations to the staff!
Blue Thunder Drill Team & Color Guard Competes
The Blue Thunder Drill Team & Color Guard competed for the fifth and final time this year on March 19 at Pinkerton under the command of Senior Cadet Major David Giblin.
For the regular portion of the meet, our team finished in second place. The individual results are below:
- Armed Color Guard - 1st place under the command of Cadet Davin Curry
- Armed Inspection - 1st place under the command of Group Commander Zac Sullivan
- Unarmed Exhibition - 1st place under the command of Cadet Baylie Scheibert
- Armed Exhibition - 1st place under the command of Group Commander Zac Sullivan
Freshmen Cadets Gelardi, Hamel, and Tirado-Cruz all medaled in the New Cadet Category, while Cadet Casimir medaled in the unarmed category in both the March 19 meet and for the year!
Pinkerton was awared the Runner-Up league champion for the season in the five school league. Thank you to all of the Cadets who worked so hard this year and also to their coach, Chief Porter!
Annual Dodgeball Tournament Had Record Turnout
Mr. Boles had this to say about this year's Dodgeball Tournament:
“This year's tournament was the biggest we've had at Pinkerton (we had 190 students -- 19 teams -- and 10 faculty players for a total of 20 teams and 200 participants). The atmosphere was electric, competitive but most importantly, it was fun. It was great to see the various clubs, groups and athletic teams battle it out but still be so supportive of each other. I look forward to an even bigger and better tournament next year.”
Pinkerton Attends 36th Annual HOSA State Conference
Pinkerton Academy HOSA attended the 36th Annual NH/VT HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH from March 17th to 18th, 2016. The HOSA State Leadership Conference is an invaluable leadership and teambuilding opportunity.
For a complete recap of the event, please click below!
Pinkerton Takes Gold and Silver in Digital Cinema
In teams of two, students were given the prompt "Digital Zombies: Eating Away at Device Addiction." Then they had 48 hours to script, shoot, edit, and turn in a short film (under 5 minutes) to be scored by the judges.
Gold Medal Winner: "It's a Good Thing Zombies Don't Eat Oranges" by Nicole Porter and Emily Fitzgerald.
Silver Medal Winner: "Forward by Midnight" by Taylor Rae Lancaster and Oriana Theokas
Academy Plan Information
Pinkerton Academy Welcomes Candia
A message from Headmaster Morse:
"We are delighted to welcome the remainder of the Candia high school students to Pinkerton with today's voter approval of the historic tuition agreement. The many families who have been paying to have their children at Pinkerton have brought the town of Candia and our Pinkerton community together. We have worked and celebrated together their children's many successes at and contributions to Pinkerton.
It is an excellent fit and we know it will be for the 20-year life of the agreement, and well beyond. Our Board of Trustees and the Candia School Board worked well together and in good faith, knowing that we already had a success story to build on so there was no doubt on either side that we were creating a very stable, promising future for the town of Candia and for Pinkerton.
These are times for dramatic fluctuations in birth rates, enrollments, and local populations so this sort of agreement is fundamental to towns and Pinkerton in combating these forces by making education the bedrock of stability for the area. Needless to say, Pinkerton's already compelling educational value improves, just as our commitment to Candia and Candia's commitment to Pinkerton do. We are grateful to the Candia School Board and the people of Candia for trusting in us and making a longer and deeper commitment to a Pinkerton education."
DECA Takes Home 34 Awards at State Competition
Congratulations to the Pinkerton DECA members who competed at the state's conference in Manchester, NH this past February 10-12. Members competed at the conference with over 500 students participants, in role-play style and written events.
Pinkerton left with 34 awards, and 21 members who qualified to compete at the International Career and Development Conference this April in Nashville, Tennessee. Pinkerton DECA also stole the show with chapter awards, having won Most Outstanding for the second year straight! The chapter also got Thrive certified for its community service efforts and promotional recognition.
Special congratulations goes to Jared Bach who not only won his event, but was nominated to the NH DECA State Executive Board!!
For the full release (written by DECA students) please click here!
Important Notice Regarding Hoverboards
Effective immediately: Pinkerton Academy has prohibited the use of Hoverboards or similar devices anywhere on campus as these devices have proven to be a safety hazard for those riding them or for others nearby.
These devices should also not be brought to the campus due to the potential fire hazard when stored. Students bringing these devices on campus will be referred to the administration for disciplinary action and parents will be required to pick them up as soon as notified.
Passing Time Change for Semester 2
A message from Dr. Chris Harper, Dean of Academic Affairs:
With the implementation of the Minimum Standards for School Approval by the New Hampshire Department of Education for 2015 the definition of a school year changed from 180 days to 990 hours. There is currently a grace period for schools to adapt to this new definition; however, Pinkerton Academy is beginning to investigate how to modify the school day to accommodate this new requirement.
Currently we spend 49 minutes of the school day passing between classes. While there are some students who absolutely need seven minutes to move between classes by moving from the most southern end of campus to the most northern end of campus the vast majority of students move between buildings where a shorter amount of passing time would easily meet their needs. During Semester 2 we will be piloting a six-minute passing time and adding one minute to each of the periods B - H making each course 46 minutes.
This change will not alter the time school begins or ends. We are asking faculty to be cognizant of student needs and to allow those students who were coming from the far reaches of campus a little extra time; however, most students should reach their classroom within six minutes. At the end of the semester we will gather input from faculty and students on this change and will use this information to develop a schedule for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
Course Selection Guide
Below is a thorough guide to assist with the Course Selection process, including level information, requirements for graduation and college, and more. It really is easier than you think! All Pinkerton students, from incoming freshmen to rising seniors, will find this useful. You can also find this guide on the Freshman Academy page under "Freshman Resources."
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Derry, NH 03038
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