, Derry, New Hampshire

October 25, 2012


Derry News

---- — Pinkerton celebrates freshmen Oct. 25

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy freshmen will enjoy a longstanding rite of passage as the annual Freshman Reception is held on Oct. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The school’s newest students will arrive at the Hackler Gym, dressed in suits and dresses. Male students are also required to wear shirts with collars and ties.

As part of the annual tradition at Pinkerton, teachers, administrators and staff form a reception line to greet the freshmen as they enter the gym. Freshmen are also known to wear special hats for the event.

Video to highlight outdoor classroom

DERRY — As the season continues to cool down, Pinkerton Academy offers a opportunity for anyone looking to get outside and enjoy the weather.

Pinkerton has had an outdoor classroom experience at the Forsaith Forest Nature Trail in Chester for many years. Since 1970, students have used the forest for studies in wildlife management, land stewardship and recreation.

Right now, Pinkerton video students are creating a production to highlight the history of the land, named for Carl C. Forsaith.

Forsaith, a Pinkerton trustee and alumnus, contributed the land to the school to help students learn about nature.

The land in Chester is oa mile long and easy to travel. Visit Pinkerton at for more information.

Matthew Thornton hosts haunted event

Students are invited to attend a Haunted Harvest at Matthew Thornton School on Oct. 27.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be games, food, as well as raffles.

Wristbands are available for purchase in the main lobby for $5 per person, $20 per family. Youngsters under the age of 2 are admitted free.

Students are encouraged to wear costumes to the event.

Clothing swap set for Nov. 6

There will be a gently used clothing swap at Matthew Thornton School Nov. 6.

Participants can begin donating clothes on Oct. 29. The school will be accepting clothing for children from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 in the gymnasium.

The clothing will be displayed in the gym during parent-teacher conferences.

For more information, email Kathy Wuorio at

Derry Village plans fair

Crafters are still needed for Derry Village Elementary School’s annual holiday fair set for Nov. 17. This is the 36th year for the fair.

Highlights include crafts, food, games, raffles, baked goods and much more. Santa Claus also makes a visit.

For information, call 339-7332.