Pinkerton Keeps On at The Granite State Challenge
Time for Pinkerton Academy to take on Dover High School in the Quarterfinals of the Granite State Challenge!
Starting on Saturday, April 19 at 6:00pm you can watch Pinkerton on New Hampshire Public Television. One of the schools (Pinkerton or Dover) will advance to the Semi-Finals against the winner of Keene and Plymouth.
Granite State Challenge airs Saturdays at 6:00pm, and re-airs as follows: NHPTV PRIME Sundays at 10:00am and 5:00pm; Tuesdays at 4:30pm; NHPTV EXPLORE Saturdays at 11:00pm and Fridays at 7:30am.(Scroll down to the right).
This game is TOUGH! Play it yourself here at NHPTV. (Scroll down to the right).
The Aliens Are (Still) Coming!
It'a true, even if it was in the tabloids: The Aliens Are Coming, The Aliens Are Coming!
Specifically, the faculty play The Aliens Are Coming, The Aliens Are Coming continues one more night: Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm in The Stockbridge Theatre.
Tickets to this out of this world experience are only $5 to benefit the senior scholarship fund.
Must Be Prom Season (2)
The clever and occasionally elaborate Prom-posal is reaching new heights in 2014. Recent example for the upcoming Junior Prom?
Kristin Crowell was called out of lunch to the Shepard Office, where an arrow and “Kristen” on the counter pointed towards the Mail Room. Opening the mail room door, Kristen discovered a waiting Bryson Pacocha.
Nice work, Bryson!
Next Stop: BOSTON
Four teachers from Pinkerton Academy are running the Boston Marathon on Monday, Patriots Day in Massachusetts.
Gathering outside the Hacker Gymnasium, Jon Alizio (Spanish), Amy Bernard (Science), Rebecca Noe (English) and Martha Pond (Science) gave each other best wishes.
Asked about a post-Marathon group photo, the foursome was quick to point out they would be finishing at “significantly different times.”
Still, running “Boston,” let alone finishing a 26.2 mile course is one heck of an accomplishment!
STILL The Best Mascot (in NH)
USA Today’s Best Mascot in high school sports got really competitive when voting moved up to a Northeast Regional Round.
You recall Pinkerton handily won Best High School Sports Mascot in New Hampshire: 2,017 votes for The Astros versus 13 votes for the Second Place Newmarket Mules. But then, much bigger states were in the mix which brought the final tally for Round Two to a respectable Third Place finish for Pinkerton:
Terryville, CT Kangaroos (38,491 votes)
Morse, ME Shipbuilders (33,746 votes)
Pinkerton Academy Astros (13,272 votes)
Author-Alum-Actress Returns to Pinkerton
Pinkerton and Harvard graduate Katie O’Brien returned to campus with a message of encouragement and enlightenment about succeeding in school and life.
Throughout Wednesday, O’Brien (class of 2000) and colleague Hunter Maats told Pinkerton students to give themselves credit and not to resign themselves with statements such as “I am not a Math person” or “I don’t have a head for Science,” etc.
O’Brien and Maats are co-authors of The Straight A Conspiracy, “Your Secret Guide to Ending The Stress of School.” This book demonstrates that anyone can learn anything.
O’Brien, Maats and a third colleague formed and run Overqualified Tutoring, an educational services company in New York and Los Angeles. O’Brien said The Straight A Conspiracy resulted from their shared experiences in consulting; they regularly heard students not giving themselves enough credit.
After speaking throughout the day with students and faculty, O’Brien and co-author Matts conducted a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Manchester. Now a resident of California, O’Brien had not been back to Pinkerton in a long time, but she hopes to return to the area in a month. After seeing former teachers and the campus again, O’Brien remarked on the substantial physical change at Pinkerton since her high school career.
It Must Be Prom Season
Prom Season brings out the creativity in students.
Click on the photo at left to see the oversized invitation a student issued for the Junior Prom at Pinkerton. This was spotted in the hall of The Shepard Building.
Students: Scroll down for details about the upcoming 2014 Junior Prom.
PA Prizes from Girls Tech Day
Girls Technology Day in Concord led to prizes for eight Pinkerton freshmen girls. Prize-winning participants had to compose essays following up the Technology Day.
Carlie Sedensky of Hampstead won the top prize of a Google Tablet for an essay on her experience at Girls Technology Day.
The essay titled Girls Can Do it Too! included “I was glad that I was open to new discoveries and that my preconceived notions were not correct. Most importantly, I felt reassured that I have the confidence to be a part of the technology world. This just proves that girls can do it too!”
Seven other Pinkerton students winning prizes included:
* Rachel Wood: A Raspberry pi (the world’s smaller computer)
* Sara Agresti, Morgan Jaquith, Samantha Jones and Caroline Masessa won Sphero Robotics for use as a mobile app
* Katarina Kozicki and Chloe Pacocha won a Solidworks software package and College Bag of goodies
Pictured L-R: Mrs. Untiet, Asst. CTE Director; Carlie Sedensky, Mrs. O’Connor, Science Dept. Chair and Mrs. Spinelli, Carlie’s science teacher.
Sophomore Class Officers
If you want to run for Class Office, you can pick up petitions from Ms. Canney in Room 434 or Mr. Barriere in Room 401 starting this Wednesday.
Forms are due back no later than Wednesday, 4/23.
The Junior Prom: Know Before You Go
The 2014 Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 17 in the Hackler Gymnasium.
Click here to read the process and requirements for getting a ticket to the Junior Prom.
Click here to read the rules that apply to the Junior Prom.
Click here if you would like to bring a friend/date who is not a Pinkerton student to the Junior Prom.
Click here to get the form students need completed to bring a friend/date who is not a Pinkerton student to the Junior Prom.
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Derry, NH 03038
Main Office - (603) 437-5200