DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2012

Education Briefs


Teachers say goodbye

During the West Running Brook Middle School promotion ceremony held June 14, students were surprised to find letters from favorite teachers taped under their chairs.

While students read their letters, teachers made a circle around all the seated students.

Some cried, some laughed, and most appreciated the send-off sentiments as they head off to high school next year.

Students ended the ceremony with a special "flash mob" event, sporting top hats and boas.

Biennial Alumni Day set for June 23

Pinkerton Academy hosts its 61st multi-class reunion, Biennial Alumni Day, on June 23. The event will be held at noon in the Academy's senior cafe in the Spaulding Arts and Humanities Center.

The event has been held at Pinkerton every two years since 1866.

Alumni are welcome to come, mingle and enjoy lunch. Special activities include music, student art displays, campus tours, and special honors and gifts.

Call the Pinkerton Alumni Center for more details at 437-5217.

Scholarship honors PA teacher, coach

Pinkerton Academy lost another beloved teacher and coach, and family members are putting a scholarship in place to honor his memory.

Longtime teacher and coach Bill Cofrin died June 8. His was a favorite face on the Derry high school campus.

Anyone who wants to contribute can contact the Pinkerton Academy Alumni Center. Checks can be mailed to the Alumni Center, 5 Pinkerton St. Derry, 03038. Criteria for the scholarship will be announced in the fall for the upcoming school year.

For information, contact Anne Parker at 437-5217.