Classroom Spotlight

Students in the Fit For Life class developed and presented creative rope routines. FFL is one of six choices students can take in Physical Education 2. Soon: Yoga. PE1 is general physical education; both PE1 and PE2 are semester-long courses taken at some point during high school years in New Hampshire.

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Tour Pinkerton Academy

Pinkerton Academy is distinguished among high schools for its modern and historic facilities. Click here for a virtual tour of Pinkerton.

If you require an in-person tour of Pinkerton, please email tours@

Where Do I Go? Who Do I See?

Parents and students may find it helpful to consult the chart linked here to learn Who to See and Where to Go for any given issue. This aid should help address most issues related to students and school.

Attention runners! Register now for our 5K race to be held on May 17, 2014. Runners and walkers are welcome. The first 100 registrants receive a race t-shirt!

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 abou 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.

The Aliens (Faculty) Are Coming!

Admit it: Students have heard the faculty of Pinkerton are actually form another planet. Maybe it’s true!

On Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 come to the faculty play. This year? It’s The Aliens Are Coming, The Aliens Are Coming, a sci-fi spoof that’s not only VERY funny; it might prove there's intelligent life out there.

The curtain goes up at 7:00pm in The Stockbridge Theatre. Tickets at the door are only $5 and go to the students scholarship fund.

Sophomore Class Officers

Attention Sophomores:

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: Tickets On Sale

The 2014 Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 17 in the Hackler Gymnasium.

The last schedule day for ticket sales is Thursday, April 17.

NOTE: The Junior Prom is a lot of fun but there is a lot to know about this event:

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.

FFA Harvests 11 Awards

Four members of Pinkerton’s Future Farmers Of America took First Place at the Granite State FFA Conference at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. PA students also won a Second Place, five Third Places and a Fourth Place:

1st Place, Food Science: Team of Leah Hooper, Chad Linehan, Miriah Bourdeau, and Edie Allard

1st Place, Agriscience: Ryan Cox (Individual)

1st Place, Impromptu: Morgan Brown

1st Place, FFA Creed Speaking: Michelle Decker

2nd Place, FFA Creed Speaking: Morgan Brown

3rd Place, FFA Creed Speaking: Kenzie Pepper

3rd Place, Environmental Science: Emerald Wright, Sabrina Brisson, Kathryn Dors and Ryan Cox

3rd Place, Horse Judging: Jessica Grimm, Lindsay O’Hara, Laura Londrigan and Margaret McManus

3rd Place, Agriculture Communication: Emerald Wright, Leah Hooper, Sabrina Brisson and Kathryn Dors

3rd Place, Animal Science Quiz Bowl: Team of Morgan Brown, Edie Allard, Chad Linehan and Kathryn Dors

4th Place, Individual Environmental Sciences: Sabrina Brisson

Photo: Pinkerton at the Granite State FFA Conference are Advisor Mrs. Katrina Hartlen-Mooers, Leah Hooper, Phyllis Mazzaglia, Mariah Bourdeau, Randy Martinelli, Edie Allard, Emerald Wright, Ryan Cox, Michelle Decker, Kathryn Dors, Sabrina Brisson, Chad Linehan, Morgan Brown, Kenzie Pepper, Animal Science Instructor Ms. Megan Seneca. (Photo by Ms. Michelle Mize, Environmental Studies teacher)

Pinkerton Math Team: UNDEFEATED in Tri-State!

The Pinkerton Math Team completed the Tri-State Math League season UNDEFEATED!

After five wins in a row, the sixth and final game was a nail-biter. When the counting stopped, Pinkerton was tired with Londonderry for the last meet. The Result: NO LOSSES for the Pinkerton Math Team in the Tri-State Math League against teams from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In addition to not losing a contest, Pinkerton accumulated the overall top score for the 2013-2014 year.

Rebekah Terry was the winning and Top Scoring Junior; Adam DeMio was second-highest scoring Sophomore.

Foreign Language Honor Society Inducts New Members

A total of 101 students have been inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society.

There are 54 new members in Spanish, 22 members in French, 11 members in Latin,and 7 members in German.

There are 5 new members in American Sign Language, and 2 new members in Mandarin Chinese.

The FLHS ceremony featured individual recognition of members, a pledge in all represented languages including English, and choral and instrumental performances.

Click here to review the FLHS program including the names of all inducted new members, and the pledge recited in six languages.

Photo courtesy of BKM Photo LLC.

Summer Credit: Deadline Extended to 4/18

Students who want to get ahead of graduation requirements have more time to register for Summer Credit Advancement. The deadline is extended to Friday, April 18 to sign up for a class this summer which you won’t have to take during the school year.

Courses available are Computer Applications (a morning class), Intro to the World of Business and Finance (an afternoon class), and Health Education (choice of morning or afternoon). Classes for Physical Education are full.

Click here for a registration form. Completed forms may be dropped off at the Senior Office in the Spaulding Humanities Building, sent by U.S. Mail to emailed to ATTN: Summer Session, Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry NH 03038 or via email by scanning the completed form and sending to Emailed registration may be followed with payment by mail.

Morning sessions run from 8:00 to 11:00am; afternoon sessions run from 11:15am to 2:15pm. Computer Applications, Intro to the World of Business and Finance, and Health Education will all take place in The Academy Building.

Coming Up At


Pinkerton Academy

Thurs, 4/17: Last day for tickets to The Junior Prom (see story to left)


Thurs + Fri, 4/17 + 18: The Faculty Play The Aliens Are Coming, The Aliens Are Coming, 7:00 pm in the Stockbridge Theatre


Fri, 4/18: Deadline to register for Summer Credit Advancement (see story to left)


Fri, 4/18: JROTC Leadership School, Manchester, all day


Sat, 4/19: Pinkerton students begin trip to China


Sat, 4/19: Pinkerton students begin trip to Costa Rica


Sat, 4/19: Community Easter Egg Hunt, Shepard Auditorium, 10:00am - 2:00pm


Mon, 4/21: Social Studies Weekbegins across campus


Wed, 4/23: Spring Instrumental Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm


Fri, 4/25: Forms due for Athletic Leadership Council (see story to left)


Mon, 4/28: Spring Vacationbegins; no classes


Sat, 5/3: DECA National Conference begins, Atlanta, GA


Mon, 5/3: Classes resume after Spring Vacation


Fri, 5/9: Deadline to register for the SAT at Pinkerton (to be held on 6/7). Visit for details


Parents may submit a Course Selection Waiver Form to have your student take a course other than what is listed on the Course and Contact Verification Sheet for the 2014-2015 school year.

To submit a course selection waiver: Go to the Pinkerton Academy Edline page; under the NEWS section, click on Course Waiver Form. Fill out all fields and cllick SUBMIT when finished. You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of the submitted Course Selection Waiver Form.


Click here for the most up-to-date schedule of COLLEGE VISITS to Pinkerton Academy. Seniors interested in going to a visit need a GOLD College Visit pass signed by the period teacher of the class they will be missing. Gold passes can be obtained in the Low Building Guidance Office, Senior Office, Shepard Office and Science Office.  If a student wants to attend a visit during their lunch period they do not need a pass.


Spring Sports Registration is now open. Click here for info and click here for a list of Try-out dates.

This fall, Pinkerton started a school year which marks the 200th anniversary of the Academy’s founding. Click here for a calendar of events.

Mike Morin '68 of Geiger has put together a collection of gifts and clothing to commemorate this event.

Shop now by clicking here!

5K at PA to be held on May 17, 2014. Click here to register now!

For access to the Student Planner, Course Catalog, The Crow newsletter and other Pinkerton materials, click Resources here or the Resources link at top right of this website. For reunion information, click here.

Vision Statement

Pinkerton Academy students will gain the critical knowledge, skills, and deeper understanding necessary to develop goals, become thinkers and communicators, and grow as responsible and productive citizens. While celebrating the strengths of our traditions, we encourage innovation in response to a changing world.

Mission Statement

As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy’s mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive, and relevant learning opportunities.


Pinkerton Academy

5 Pinkerton St.

Derry, NH 03038

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