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1 Freshman Parent Information Night 16-17

2 Welcome! Meet the Headmaster Griffin Morse

3 Tim Powers, Dean of Students Student Activities and Involvement 2016-17

4 Just to name a few…we have 60 plus clubs! ACT Student Aides-Mr. Conley Academy Mentor Program (AMP)-Mr. Bartlett, Mrs. Raudonis Art Club-Mrs. Root Astro Striders-Mrs. Easter, Mrs. J. Mitchell, Mrs. Parenti Bible Club-Mr. Bibeau, Mr. Conley, Mr. Cullen Mr. Houston Bike Club-Mr. Cavallaro Chess Club-Mr. Kozura Classical Drawing Club*- Mrs. Dion Classical Society-Mr. Olkovikas Color Guard-Ms. Iwaskiewicz Computer Club-Mr. Eno Critic (Yearbook)-Mr. Cain, Ms. J. Mitchell Dance Club-Ms. Harms Destination Imagination-Mrs. Pond Distributive Education Clubs of America- Ms. Weishaar Elementary Spanish Club-Mrs. Mireles Equestrian Club-Mrs. Hanlon Family, Career and Community Leaders- Mrs. Williams, Ms. Brown Fashion Guild Design Club-Mrs. Copeland Foreign Language Honor Society-Mrs. Farley Friday Ski Program-Mr. Bartlett Future Business Leaders of America-Mr. T. Smith Future Farmers of America-Ms. Garvin, Ms. Hartlen-Mooers, Mrs. Mize Health Occupations Students of America- Mr. Earle History Guild- Ms. Lucia, Mr. White Interact Club*-TBD International Club-Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Fournier Intramural Athletic Program-Mr. Boles Japanese Club-Ms. Lucia Just Like Us-Mr. Sojka LGBT Alliance-Ms. Raudonis Manga Club*-Ms. Warburton Math Team- Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Garvey Mock Trial Club-Ms. Warburton Model United Nations Club*-Ms. Mrs. Cavedon Mogul Monsters-Ms. Lavalley, Mr. Bartlett National Honor Society-Mr. Gaucher National Technical Honor Society-Mrs. Untiet Photography Club-Mrs. Root, Mrs. Parenti PA Rowing/Crew Club*-Ms. Clough PA Website Club-Ms.Abt Pinkerton and Little Students (PALS)- Mrs. Crowley, Ms. Hicks, Ms. Iacuzio Pinkerton Players-Mr. Quigley PTV (Pinkerton Television)-Mr. C. Lord Quiz Bowl Club-Mr. Crowell Science Society-Mrs. Low, Mrs. J. Roy Sign Language Club-Mrs. Hudson SKILLS USA-Mr. Eno, Mr. Houston Spanish Club-Mrs. Farley, Mrs. Padian Strategic Games Club-Mr. Gundrum Student Council-Mr. Breda Students for Environmental Awareness-Mr. Bartlett Think Tank*-Ms. Warburton Tower (Literary Magazine)-Mrs. Kneisley Transfer Mentor Group-Ms. Burt Turning Club*- Mr. Sackmann Venturing Crew 215*- Mr. Eno, Mrs. Eno VEX Robotics-Mr. Biron Winter Guard-Mrs. Iwaskiewicz World Affairs Council-Ms. K. Van Nostrand *Pilot

5 Athletics…boy, do we have SPORTS! PINKERTON ACADEMY SPORTS INFORMATION, ALL SEASONS, 2016-2017 ALPINE SKIING Two teams – Boys & Girls Total members is 18-22 skiers between both teams Racing experience is necessary BASEBALL Three teams, Varsity, JV, Freshman: 12-16 per team. Cuts will be made. For more information about Pinkerton Baseball please email Coach Campo at pinkertonbaseball@gmail.com BOYS BASKETBALL  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 10- 12 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 10-12 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 10-12 players  Cuts will be made on all levels if numbers are high GIRLS BASKETBALL  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 10-12 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 10-12 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 10-12 players  Cuts will be made on all levels if numbers are high BASS FISHING Competes in the fall but will possibly meet as a club throughout the year One Boats, 2 - 4 Fishermen for the NHIAA State Meet TEN-PIN BOWLING One team – Varsity, Co-ed One Varsity - up to two JV Team rosters of 8-10 Practice held at Strikers East in Raymond All meets are on Saturdays CREW One team – Club, Co-ed Row at Lake Massabesic Fall and Spring Rowing BOYS CROSS COUNTRY  One team - There are Varsity, JV, & Freshman events  20-25 team members  Cuts will be made  Tryouts: 3 mile run will be completed. Times expected to beat: Fr.- 22:00, Soph.- 20:00, Jr.- 19:00 and Sr.- 18:30 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY  One team - There are Varsity, JV, & Freshman events  20-25 team members  Cuts will be made  Tryouts: 3 mile run will be completed: Freshman are expected to run under 27 min and upperclassmen under 25 min. FIELD HOCKEY  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman; 20-25 players each  JV mostly freshmen and sophomores  Cuts will be made only if numbers are high FOOTBALL  Four teams - Varsity, JV, Sophomore, & Freshman  Varsity & JV: 50-70 players - cuts will be made  Sophomore: 35 – 40: cuts will be made w/ high numbers  Freshman: 35-40 freshman: cuts are made w/ high numbers GOLF  Coed team: Two teams - Varsity & JV  16-20 team members in total for two squads; Cuts are made  Playing in the summer is suggested to remain competitive  Practice and home meets at Hoodkroft CC GYMNASTICS  One team – Varsity  Varsity 17-20 gymnasts- cuts will be made  If you plan to compete during season, additional training at a private club is recommended or attending "open gyms" at different facilities throughout the state. You can find a list at www.nh-usag.org ICE HOCKEY  Two teams- Varsity, JV  Varsity: 20-25 players- mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 12-18 players- mostly sophomores and freshman  Cuts will be made on both levels  Home games and practices held at the Ice Den in Hooksett BOYS LACROSSE  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 25-30 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 18- 22 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 18-22 players  Cuts will be made GIRLS LACROSSE  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 16-20 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 18-22 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 18-22 players  Cuts will be made BOYS SOCCER  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 16-20 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 18-22 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 18-22 players  Cuts will be made at all levels GIRLS SOCCER  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 15-20 players  JV: 18-22 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 18-22 players - cuts made if numbers high  Cuts will be made at all levels  Players need to bring own ball and water to all practices and tryout dates: Should play during summer and be in shape SOFTBALL  Three Teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman: 12-16 per team  Cuts will be made SPIRIT / CHEERLEADING  Two teams - Varsity & JV  Varsity: 16-21 team members  JV: 15-20 team members (mostly 9th & 10th graders)  Cuts will be made if numbers dictate  To try out for varsity, you must be able to do a standing tuck and a tumbling pass including a tuck or better (w/o a spotter).  In order to try out for JV, you must have either a standing backhand spring or a round-off backhand spring. A light spot is allowed  If questions about cheerleading, e-mail Varsity Coach McCarty at Pinkertoncheerinfo@hotmail.com SWIMMING  Two teams – Boys & Girls  Total Members 40-45 swimmers between both teams  No experience necessary but being comfortable with face in the water is necessary  Home meets and practices are held at SNHU  If questions about swimming, e- mail Coach Faszewski at efaszewski@pinkertonacademy.org TENNIS Two teams: Boys and Girls Girls: Varsity 12-18 & JV 15-20 Boys: Varsity 12-18 & JV 10-16 Practice team possible INDOOR & OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Two teams per season – Boys and Girls Cuts may be made if numbers are high or if athlete lacks proper fitness Events include long and short running, hurdling, jumping, and throwing. No experience necessary UNIFIED SPORTS Basketball: Co-ed one team- 10-13 athletes Track: Co-ed one team BOYS VOLLEYBALL  Two teams- Varsity and JV  Varsity: mostly upperclassmen (with few exceptions)  JV: mostly freshman, sophomores, with a few juniors  Cuts will be made: Team focus is on improving skills for all players GIRLS VOLLEYBALL  Three teams - Varsity, JV & Freshman  Varsity: 10-12 players - mostly juniors and seniors  JV: 10-12 players - mostly sophomores and freshmen  Freshman: 10-12 players  Cuts will be made on all levels if numbers are high WRESTLING  Two Teams- Varsity and JV  28-40 members- cuts sometimes made  Should work out during summer and be in top shape  Any questions about wrestling, contact Coach David Rhoads at drhoads@pinkertonacademy.org or (603) 978-1594

6 Whom to Contact at PA for the following: Clubs and Activities: 1st- Contact the club or activity Advisor 2nd- Contact the Dean of Students Athletic Team concerns: 1st- Contact your child’s coach 2nd- Contact the Athletic Director 3rd – Contact the Dean of Students Intramural Concerns: 1st- Contact the Intramurals Coordinator 2nd- Contact the Athletic Director Bus transportation concerns: Contact your local school district office for concerns regarding bus transportation. Bullying/harassment concerns: Any adult at Pinkerton must report bullying or harassment. For all general concerns: Your child’s School Counselor or Administrator is very important and you should contact him/her any time you have concerns related to your child but in particular if you do not know the appropriate contact person.

7 Freshman Academy Structure Academy Building – own lunch room, admin offices, counseling, Resource Rooms, Media Center…we pretty much have it all Students will be in Academy building 4 or 5 classes out for PE, Foreign Language, CTE, ROTC, Fine Arts Students divided randomly into 4 teams with 2 Associate Deans and 4 Counselors Associate Dean: Suzanne Trice supports Apollo and Orion Associate Dean: Kim Larkin supports Gemini and Mercury Students have 45 minute lunch divided into lunch and Seminar. Seminar is for credit and helps transition students to PA and high school, supported by teacher and AMP students

8 Astro Highlights ( check website ) Cell phones, headphones Dresscode Lockers AUP/Google Accounts, Aspen Account Communication Lots of fun upcoming events – Homecoming week, Freshman Reception is Oct 7, see website Day to Day Procedures **Helpful tool for parents…Student Planner (also online) and Freshman Parent Survival Guide (yellow, pick up on way out)

9 Health Office Information Over-the-Counter Medications: parents must fill out OTC permission form. Was part of summer packet. Available on Health Services page on website. Hard copies are available after the presentation. Prescribed medication taken at school: a doctor’s note must be sent indicating this requirement. Please contact the Health Office @ 437-5200 x 2118 for specific instructions. Up-to-Date Vaccination Records: must be turned in to attend NH schools. There will be an exclusion date at some point determined by the State of NH.

10 Communication and Contact Communication is crucial to your child’s success. Depending upon your concerns, the path of communication will be different. L ook on page 125-126 in Student Planner.

11 Types of Communication Student info will be sent through student Google account Emergency Alert (inclement weather, emergency) news, email, website, automated message alert School Website – a wealth of knowledge and revamped for Fall 2016. Please note separate Freshman Academy Page Email Blasts ASPEN

12 ASPEN Software Grade updates Assignment updates Emails from PA staff regarding upcoming activities/events Parental authorization “signatures ” Your parent account is separate from student account. ASPEN link is located on top right corner of the PA website. Parent assistance and training will likely be offered. Watch for info on the website. Contact SIS to set up your parental ASPEN account or to discuss its use: Ext 1169 or 1191 or SIS@pinkertonacademy.org

13 Welcome from Dean of Studies and Instruction, Derek Lee Instructional Vision of PA Grades and Competency grading

14 Welcome from School Counseling! Freshman Teams support students Clare Smith, Mercury John Chappell, Gemini Geeta Prabhakar, Apollo Kaitlin Burkhardt, Orion **Some students may have a mixture from teams, please refer to Aspen for counselor name

15 School Counseling Domains: Academic, Career/College, Social-Emotional Pinkerton has 14 Comprehensive Counselor How your child will access School Counselors

16 Goals Wrap around and offer support Transition into high school Helping all students meet their success Teaching students to self-advocate Transition to 10 th grade

17 Teamwork and Communication We are a team in creating success Parents Teachers Counselors Other Service Providers Administrators STUDENTS!

18 How Parents Can Help Student Success Stay involved and supportive in high school ASPEN Communication with school Encourage student to be own self-advocate

19 What’s different about High School? Clean Slate – creating a GPA from day one Graduation requirements/Electives More options available as time goes on – over 300 courses Importance of joining clubs, sports, and organizations

20 Nuts and Bolts Grades A = 90 -100 B = 80 - 89 C = 70 – 79 D = 65 – 69 F < 65 Information on weighted grades is in the Course Catalog What’s a Competency? NH mandated for all courses, reflect deep understandings and applications, and must be passed to earn course credit. Honor Roll/ High Honor Roll

21 More Nuts and Bolts Required Courses - Sophomore will have passed: 5 credits Graduation Requirements 22 credits required NH Scholars - A program for students who go above and beyond - 4 years English, 3 years Math, 3.5 years Social Studies, 2 years of Language, 3 Lab Sciences beyond Freshman year - Medallion, Waived application fees for many NH colleges - Check out the NH Scholars website

22 Housekeeping Understanding schedule changes Deadlines for adding or changing classes Please refer to course catalog or website Team approach- Teacher and Department Chair are involved. Restricted changes Teacher requests Change of mind of courses Lunches Course selection for sophomore year will begin in January

23 Tips for Success HOMEWORK matters! Study for Quizzes & Tests Time Management Student Planner Teachers stay after school ASPEN Communication Questions and Answers

24 Welcome, Class of 2020!!!!


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