Swim and Dive Team Wins!
Congratulations to the P.K. Yonge Swim and Dive team! Boys' and Girls' teams won their district meet on Monday, October 26th by over 200 points on each side! Individual event winners included senior Abby Austin, 1st, 50 free and 100 breaststroke, senior Kahra Williams 1st, 500 freestyle, and freshman Annette Herring 1st, 100 fly. Freshman Isaac Etherton 1st, 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and Andrew Thomas and Quin Whittaker were also top finishers. The Swim and Dive team move on to their Regional Meet next Thursday at the Bolles School. Go Blue Wave!
Cross Country Success!
Congratulations to both boys' and girls' Cross Country teams! This year, the P.K. Yonge Boys' Cross Country team are district champions for the 10th consecutive year! Our Girls' Cross Country team came in strong with district runner up! Congratulations to all runners and coaches: Derek Bolser, Pauline Hazan, Mary Johnston and Chris Raye! Go Blue Wave!
Get Your Tickets NOW!
Come and see our theatre production of George Orwell's Animal Farm! Halloween weekend performances; October 30th, October 31st, November 1st, November 2nd (mat.).
Questions? Contact Paul Gabbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $7.00 for all seats and are available at the door! Don't miss out!
Go Blue Wave Varsity Volleyball!
District Champions!! Congratulations to the Blue Wave Varsity Volleyball team who defeated Santa Fe 3 games to 0 to win the District 5 Championship and defeated Ridgewood 3 games to 0 in the Class 4A Regional Quarterfinals to improve to 26 and 2 on the season. The Blue Wave will travel to Ocala Trinity Catholic this coming Tuesday night at 7pm in the Class 4A Regional Semifinals. Come support the team on Tuesday in Ocala, Go Blue Wave! Read about Sammy Mueller, Gainesville Sun's Athlete of the Week, the District Championship, and the Quarter Final Win.
P.K. Yonge Families,
As you may know, Alachua County has its first case of Enterovirus. We have no indication that the patient is an Alachua County school student, but naturally there is concern. We encourage all families to read the CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Enterovirus D68. If you have concerns, please contact your health care provider.
October 27-31st is RED RIBBON WEEK
This year there are multiple ways to show SADD your support during this week. Monday - Pledge Day (come to the front of the cafeteria at lunch to sign the pledge to be drug free). Tuesday - Guess the number of RED candies in the SADD jar (located in front of the cafeteria). Wednesday - Share one health fact (posted around campus) with a SADD member and win a prize. Guess the number of RED candies in the SADD jar. Thursday - Wear RED to compete for a pizza party during lunch on Friday. To enter the contest, post a picture of your outfit on twitter or Instagram with the hashtag "PKRED". Friday - Halloween costume contest. The winners will be given a prize the following Monday (Nov.3). Check out the SADD posters around school for more information.
Congratulations Dr. Allison - FAMTE Mathematics Teacher Educator of the Year!The Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (FAMTE) has established the Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award to recognize excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. We truly appreciate the difference that Dr. Allison makes daily in the lives of our students.
American Statistical Association Award Winners!
Congratulations to Laura Bennett and Alexia Moffatt! Their project, Children’s Memory Tested: Learning with Singing vs. Speaking, won third place in the American Statistical Association 2014 National Project Competition. Go Blue Wave Academics!
Congratulations to Grisell Santiago!
Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera announced Grisell Santiago as one of three outstanding Hispanic educators who were selected for the Excellence in Education Award. Ms. Santiago has been a dedicated educator at P.K. Yonge for 9 years. We are very proud of her accomplishment and much deserved recognition!
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