Youth Day of Giving Back
Pinkerton students participated in the Youth Day of Giving Back, an effort connecting Pinkerton students with area service organizations needing help.
Under the direction of Roger Konstant, Chair of the Social Studies department; and Ed Faszewski, Science teacher; students worked for several hours at various agencies including The Upper Room, Community Caregivers, Vintage Grace, Meals on Wheels, Pleasant Valley Nursing Home, and the Derry Historical Society. Pictured: Students gathered on the steps of the Pinkerton Building before dispersing around greater Derry.
Students worked most of the day cleaning up, painting, doing outdoor work and other general upkeep at local agencies. Pinkerton students participate annually in the Youth Day of Giving Back.
Girls Technology Day
Eighteen freshmen science girls attended the first Girls Technology Day hosted by New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord and sponsored by the Department of Education, Microsoft, TDBank and many New Hampshire post-secondary schools. The students were presented with opportunities in the “STEM” fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Presentations included 3-D Modeling, Gaming Design, Cyber-Security, Robotics, Mobile Apps, Programming and general technology careers.
Following Girls Technology Day, students were invited to submit an essay about their experiences at the event. Thursday on this website, Pinkerton will announce the students whose essays were recognized with technology prizes.
JROTC Cadets Help At Senior Health Fair
Pinkerton students in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps helped put on the 10th annual Senior Health Fair at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry. According to Daniel Komenda, Derry Police Office on behalf od the Health Fair, hundreds of senior citizens attended the recent Fair the 10th annual event.
Komeda commended the Air Force ROTC cadets from Pinkerton as courteous, professional, respectful and helpful. He says “Seniors look forward to seeing them every year.”
Komeda noted “Cadet Major T.J. Themo did an excellent job leading the cadets during this event.” Other Pinkerton cadets at the Senior Health Fair were Zach Bridge, Alexander Descoteaux, Zach Bridge, Justin Goudreault, Korryn Lemay, Matt Slobig, and Jenna Tosi.
Random Acts of Kindness
Pinkerton Academy recognizes William “Doc” Morse, Science teacher, as the recipient of Random Acts of Kindness for the month of April.
Random Acts of Kindness is a monthly acknowledgement of those who quietly and selflessly support a student or colleague.
Mr. Morse is recognized for going well above and beyond in helping a fellow teacher develop lessons for summer programs. Random Acts of Kindness is a longstanding practice within Pinkerton Academy.
Services For Paul DeMeo, Alumnus
Arrangements have been announced for services to honor the late Paul DeMeo of Derry and 2007 graduate of Pinkerton Academy. DeMeo died unexpectedly on May 14 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
On Tuesday, May 28 calling hours will be held from 4:00-8:00pm at the Peabody Funeral Home in Derry. On Wednesday, May 29 a service will be conducted at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center in Derry. Burial will follow at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
A graduate of the United States Army Military Academy at West Point, DeMeo was the first graduate from the Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps at Pinkerton to graduate from a military academy. He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Combat Team.
Salute To Seniors - Now Available
SENIORS and PARENTS: The annual “Salute To Seniors” has been published by the Lawrence Eagle Tribune and free copies are available in the Senior Cafeteria at Pinkerton Academy.
Salute To Seniors lists the names of Pinkerton students graduating this year as well as a class photo. Other local communities are featured in this section.
During lunches, seniors may get a copy of this special section for themselves or their parents (get the hint, seniors?) from the small conference room in the Senior Cafe next to the door leading out to the Senior patio.
Pinkerton Rocks 'n Races for Concord Hospital
Seven Pinkerton faculty and family joined 6,000 runners and walkers in the 2013 Rock 'N Race 5K Fun Run and Walk to support Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital.
Pictured: A crowd including Brewster Bartlett, Peggy Cunningham, Wendy Despres, and David Howes, all of Pinkerton. Also participating from Pinkerton but not in the photo: Mike Clark, Donna Chimento and Heidi Parenti.
The Rock N Race raises over $250,000 a year for the Payson Center.
Current 8th Graders: Algebra Placement Test 6/4
For current 8th Grade students and families:
Pinkerton will administer the Algebra 2A Placement Test for incoming 9th graders on two occasions in early June.
1. Tuesday, June 4 in Room 6-230 of The Academy Building off Pinkerton Street. The test will begin promptly at 4:00pm. Test-takers should arrive at least 10 minutes early and bring two #2 pencils.
2. The Algebra 2A Placement Test will be administered again on Thursday, June 6 for those students who could not take the test on the June 4. The test will again be in Room 6-230 of the Academy Building and start at promptly 4:00 pm. Bring two #2 pencils.
Teachers and parents will be notified of the results via e-mail or by telephone as soon as the tests have been graded.
SAT new location
There's a new location for the Scholastic Aptitude Test which will be given on Saturday, June 1 at Pinkerton Academy.
The SAT will now be conducted at Pinkerton on the third floor of The Academy Building, off Pinkerton street.
The location for the SAT was changed to provide climate control and to allow all tests to be given on a single floor.
5 Pinkerton St.
Derry, NH 03038
Main Office - (603) 437-5200