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Pinkerton Academy
February 2015
Pinkerton Academy is again
the jazz center of the New
Hampshire high school
universe when it hosts the
Jazz All-State Music
Festival from Thursday to
Saturday, February 5-7.
In this issue:
All-State Jazz Festival!
Course Night!
Spirit Week!
Pinkerton News Notes
During the Festival, 110 supremely-talented high school student musicians learn
from professionals and each other.
Granite State Challenge
Scholastic Arts Awards
Pinkerton counts eight student musicians in the Festival: Jillian Casavant and
Jake Hudgins for All-State Jazz Choir, Josh Gore and Solon Rawson for Jazz
Honors Choir, Alex Fellows and Tyler Seider for All State Jazz Band, and
Brandon Land and Adam Claussen for All State Honors Band.
Destination College
Milli Vanilli!
Summer Credit
Rhapsody in Black
National Haiku Month
The Academy Plan
Capping the Jazz All-State Music Festival is a concert on Sunday, February 8, at
1:00 pm in the Stockbridge Theatre. Tickets are $15 on-line at The Stockbridge
Theatre, at the Theatre box office, or at the door.
Course Night
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Teachers, departments and
Guidance counselors will be onhand for Course Night,
Wednesday, February 4, in the
Stockbridge Theatre and Senior
Cafeteria from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.
Current Pinkerton students and
incoming students (current 8th
graders) can explore the wealth of
opportunities available at Pinkerton
Academy: 320 courses, in all areas
of interests and levels of challenge;
in Career and Technical Education
and the regular curriculum.
Here’s the Course Night Schedule.
February Starts With
Winter Spirit Week
February Calendar
MONDAY: Was a Snow-out — but bring
it on for the rest of the week!
WEDNESDAY: Mismatch Day
THURSDAY: Formal/Teacher Clothes Day
FRIDAY: Red and
** Wear WHITE to
the Winter Pep Rally! **
For such a short
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Will Pinkerton Academy reclaim its 2014 title
as the of high school academic game show
champion? The new season of Granite State
Challenge starts on NH Public TV on Saturday,
February 7.
The GSC season begins with teams from NH
schools facing off in a March madness type of
series. Pinkerton’s turn takes place March 7
against Kennett High School.
Arts Awards
Through Sunday, February 8, visit the lobby of the
Stockbridge Theatre to see the award-winning New
Hampshire Scholastic Arts work by NH high
school students.
The display is open to the public from 9:00 am –
4:00 pm and during public events at the Stockbridge
Theatre. On Sunday, February 8th, an awards
ceremony will honor the best of the best: 12:00 pm
for grades 7-9 and 1:00 pm for grades 10-12.
Time For:
Milli Vanilli!
It’s quite possibly the funniest and most entertaining
event of the year at Pinkerton Academy:
Registration opens on Thursday, February 5 for
Destination College, the program which brings
together NH colleges and universities so
interested high school students can learn about
them all in one place.
Destination College is at Plymouth State
University on Saturday, March 14.
Register here for free; it fills up quickly!
Summer Credit
Registration for Summer Credit Advancement
is open through Friday, February 6 (subject to
courses filling up).
The annual MILLI VANILLI lip synch contest!
Here are the five courses are offered in Summer
Credit Advancement: Physical Education 1 + 2, Com-
Watch Pinkerton students lip synch to a mix of
popular tunes, competing to be named the best on
campus. Milli Vanilli is sponsored by the Junior class of
puter Applications, Introduction to the World of Business & Finance, and Health Education.
Don’t be any place OTHER THAN the Stockbridge
Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm.
Click here to register (Password: Astros)
Click here for information on the Summer Credit
Advancement program.
in Black
As part of Black History Month in February, U.S.
History classes will attend Rhapsody in Black,
illustrating the creator and performer LeLand
Gantt’s personal journey to understand and
transcend racism in America.
Rhapsody in Black will be performed twice on
Wednesday, February 11: at 10:00 am in the
Stockbridge Theatre and again at 7:00 pm in the
experimental theatre of the Spaulding Humanities
For a short month, a lot
happened in February
To mark National Haiku Month in February,
the Saltmarsh Library is sponsoring a haiku
writing competition. Students can submit up to
three haikus to the library. Entries will be judged
by Pinkerton faculty members.
Haiku can be fun;
You create clever phrasings
in the right pattern.
Facebook launched as
Hershey’s Chocolate
February 4, 2004
February 9,1894
The first “snow day” was a matter of time:
Boston Latin, the first Public School established in America: February 13, 1635
The National Weather Service launched: February 9, 1870.
Just sayin.’ John Glenn orbited the Earth
February 20, 1962 but Alan Shepard
(Pinkerton, 1940) made that possible by being
the first American in space in 1961.
Precursor to the Math Department’s
Barbie Bungee Jump:
The first Barbie Doll goes on sale
February 12, 1959.
Happy February Birthday to people who changed the world: Elizabeth Blackwell (first female doctor): February 3, 1821
Charles Dickens: February 7, 1812 * Rosa Parks: February 4, 1913 * Charles Darwin: February 12, 1809 * Abraham
Lincoln: February 12, 1809 * Matt Groening: February 15, 1954 * Susan B. Anthony: February 15, 1820 * George
Washington: February 23, 1732 * Steve Jobs: February 24, 1955 * Levi Strauss: February 26, 1829
T h e A c a d e my P l a n — f o r S e n i o r s
Seniors: Want “in” on The Academy Plan?
Under The Academy Plan, qualifying Seniors (if their schedule allows) may apply for
late arrival OR early dismissal. Check out these links to Academy Plan
Guidelines and the Academy Plan Agreement. Meanwhile, here are only some
specifics of the Academy Plan:
1. Students must already have a period A or period H study in their schedule.
2. Students will complete and sign the Agreement, as does a parent/guardian (even
if the student is 18). Forms are due to Guidance by Wednesday, Feb. 18.
3. There are academic criteria (minimum requirement).
4. Mr. Dannible and Mrs. Clute will meet with students who qualify.
Upcoming At Pinkerton Academy
Mon, 2/2 - Fri, 2/6
Winter Spirit Week
All over campus
All day
Wed, 2/4
Course Night (Snow Date Tues, 2/10) Stockbridge & Senior Cafe
5:30 pm
Thurs, 2/5 - Sat, 2/7 Jazz All-State Music Festival
Spaulding Humanities Bldng All day
Fri, 2/6
Winter Pep Rally
Hacker Gymnasium
Period H
Sat, 2/7
Jazz All-State Festival - Concert
Stockbridge Theatre
1:00 pm
Sat, 2/7
Winter Dance
Academy Building Cafe
7:00 pm
Sun, 2/8
Pancake Breakfast - March of Dimes
Applebee’s of Derry
8:00 -10:00 am
Sun, 2/8
Scholastic Art Show - Ceremony
Stockbridge Theatre
Noon & 1pm
Tues, 2/10
Parent-Guidance FAFSA appts
Guidance office
All day
Wed, 2/11
Rhapsody in Black
Spaulding Humanities Bldng 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Wed, 2/11
Performing Arts Recital
Stockbridge Theatre
7:00 pm
Thurs, 2/12
Early Release Day
Classes end 12:30 pm
Buses lv 12:45 pm
Thurs, 2/12
Smoke & Mystery Tour
Stockbridge Theatre
7:00 pm
Mon, 2/16
Honors Ensemble Concert
Stockbridge Theatre
7:00 pm
Thurs, 2/19
Milli Vanilli
Stockbridge Theatre
6:30 pm
Thurs, 2/19
Latin Students leave for Italy, Greece Through 3/1
Sat, 2/21
Spanish Students leave for Yucatan
Through 3/1
Mon, 2/23
Winter Vacation
Through Fri, 2/27
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