Farley Hill Wildlife Inventory
Students at Farley Hill Elementary, in Mr. Wardlow's Third grade class has started a wildlife inventory. For those of you who don't know, Farley Hill Elementary is placed in the middle of a beautiful 20 acre lot, surrounded by woods and water. The third graders have strategically set up a wild game camera to track the different types of animals that visit Farley Hill's property. From tree frogs to white-tailed deer, their list continues to grow. Each week they research and learn about Michigan's native animals.
PCHS in Lansing?
Ms. Ruggero's Spanish IV and AP students prepared and served breakfast at The Cristo Rey Community Center in Lansing. The annual trip provides PHS students the opportunity to speak with native Spanish speakers while volunteering beside them.
PCS Varsity Poms
Three members of the PHS varsity pom squad just returned from a NYC tour through the Badgerette organization. Taylor Antal, Marissa Moore and Tori Killingbeck were selected by audition this past summer. They enjoyed dance classes with professional dancers at Broadway Dance Center, saw Broadway shows and many sites! Memories of a lifetime were created. They returned in time to participate in the squad's annual decoration of bags for Meals on Wheels.
Pathfinder Food Drive
In Ms. Scott & Mrs. Simpsons class, we heard that there was a need for the Farley Hill Food Bank. After mentioning this need to our students, we challenged them to bring in two cans each to our classes. When all was said and done, we had over 450 cans! They exceeded our goals!
Rare Look at WWI
On November 21 in Mr. Rod Beaton’s 9th grade social studies class, students received a rare opportunity to view firsthand, artifacts from WWI, which included a diary, Bible, dog tags, bracelet, post cards, newsletters and a personal letter signed by General John J. Pershing (http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/john-j-pershing). The historic artifacts belonged to Officer Charles St. Andrews, who is the great uncle of April Woods, our assistant principal at the high school. It was so rewarding to see our students get so excited and engaged in learning about our nations history.
Snack Bags for Veterans
Farley Hill Elementary third graders assembled “Snack Bags for Veterans” to help supply homeless veterans at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor with snacks. The excited students separated into two groups, the first group stood in line picking out what food items they wanted to include in their bag for the veterans. The second group got busy making cards, thanking the veterans for their service towards the country. The two groups swapped places until all the bags were filled and all the food was utilized. This project was made possible due to the generous donations of parents from Farley Hill Elementary. “It makes me feel good because you’re helping someone who does not have food” said one student. Another third grader said, “We are helping them by giving them stuff that they need because they served our country”. The third graders helped set an awesome example for all of Farley Hill and the Pinckney School District by partaking in such a helpful and generous service project.
Robotics Program Award!
Pinckney’s Robotic Program was once again honored on November 18th at the Livingston County Economic Development meeting as a leader in talent innovation. Pinckney was the only school being recognized at the event, as we were among the county’s business and political leaders. The word is now starting to get out among the business community that Pinckney High School is producing some of the most talented, skilled and confident interns/employees that are so desperately needed in today’s 21st century economic world. Congratulations to Sean Hickman, along with all our staff who continue to provide such awesome learning opportunities for our students. Proudly Pinckney!