Clubs and Athletics
**This list may not be accurate or up-to-date. Please contact your child's teacher about current clubs/activities.**
Pinkerton Academy and Little Students or PALS began in the early 90s. Gina Hutchinson (Derry School District) and Linda DeCosta (Pinkerton Academy) developed the program.
PALS is a club that pairs Derry elementary school students with a Pinkerton high school mentor. Once a month, the Pinkerton Academy students travel to their assigned elementary school to meet with their little buddy and build a positive relationship.
The older kids act as positive role models to their little buddies. In PALS, the big buddies and little buddies learn from each other. Both groups build relationships through fun and friendly interactions that carry into the future.
Currently, Pinkerton teachers Mrs. Crowley, Ms. Doherty, and Ms. Iacuzio, oversee the program. There is an application process for the high school students to join, including two references. Students must make a commitment to the club and to their elementary school little buddies.
Commitment and Responsibility are key components in being part of PALS! The little buddies look forward to seeing their big buddies and we ask our members to be considerate of this and commit to our monthly meetings.
In the elementary school students qualify through teacher, staff and parent referrals. Selection of students from the elementary school is based on the needs of individual students.
Students love their monthly PALS meeting. There’s a lot to love for the younger students, who get the role models and older siblings they might not have; and for the older ones, who gain college application credits and an understanding of where they were not too long ago.
Check with your child's teacher to see if Ski Club will be running in the 2022-23 school year.
Are you interested in joining a new club at Derry Village? Well if the answer is "YES" why not sign up for Spanish club? The Spanish club will meet five times per school year from 3-4:00 and will be run by The Pinkerton Spanish Club. High school Spanish students and their teacher will come to Derry Village and join Mrs. Zbieg and some lucky Fourth and Fifth Grade Students to participate in some fun activities to introduce students to the Spanish language and culture. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Zbieg. Buenos Pronto!
WEE Deliver: The In-School Postal Service
Your child has the opportunity during the school year to write letters to any student or staff member at school. You too can write to your children at school. There's a mailbox in the lobby where the WEE Deliver postal employees will collect the mail for processing and delivery.
The WEE Deliver postal employees are responsible for the mechanics of the WEE Deliver In-School post office program and have the strong support of a staff member behind them.
The goals of the WEE Deliver program are:
To provide the children with real life experiences in which to apply basic skills such as: writing a letter, addressing envelopes, using the mail system, and using ZIP Codes.
To unify the student body through a student centered school-wide communication system.
To provide knowledge of how mail is processed.
To develop a sense of job responsibility as a post office employee. We hope you and your child make use of this innovative program.