Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. Pine Tree Academy students in grades 3-6 visited the historic buildings, tried their hands at traditional crafts, and hands-on activities. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate and entertain. (Website Information) . When the educational portion of the trip was completed, students enjoyed some time ice skating.
The annual soccer game between Pine Tree Academy "Littles" and Forestdale Christian School was held on a blustery day in October. Both teams were evenly matched - so much so, that the score remained tied at the end of the game. A special thank you to all of the parents from both teams and PTA staff who made this event possible!
Photo of Pinnacle's oldest resident and PTA Bell Ringers youngest ringer at the Pinnacle concert, October 27, 2018.
Pine Tree Academy is dedicated to educating young people about Veterans Day and the men and women who serve in various divisions of the military. So, every year, instead of taking the day off from school, special guests are invited to share about their experiences. In these photos, Mr. Krueger is welcoming the guests and students. The Kindergarten through second grade students are leading the school in the pledge of allegiance. AJ Norzow and Robert Fickett, both former students, are sharing their experiences with the students and faculty. Finally, all guests are honored at the front. If you are interested in visiting for this special program, please contact the school to find out when the scheduled date is next year. Thank you to all of our service men and women!
The students in local New England Adventist schools were in for real treat on November 8, 2018. Ben Roy, a retired science teacher, provides science experiences for schools across the nation. All of his experiments are based on spiritual concepts. He came and visited Pine Tree Academy and shared various scientific hypothesis and proofs with first students in grades Pre K-6 and then students in grades 7-12.
About a year and a half ago, Pine Tree Academy, received a painting, from an unknown source. It can now be considered a random act of kindness. This painting is currently located in a prominent location, in the hallway as soon as you walk into the school. The art is titled “ The Blessed Hope,” and was painted by Nathan Greene. Mr.Krueger, our beloved principal, believes that this painting brightens up the hall, and “represents what the Seventh-day Adventist community stands for.”
-Crisstian Green, Class of 2021