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Odyssey Team to World Competition!Congratulations to the P. K. Yonge Odyssey of the Mind team that placed first in the state in their category! This team will be traveling to Iowa in May to compete the World Odyssey of the Mind competition.
To learn more: Odyssey of the Mind. To make a tax deductible donation to support the team’s travel expenses, please visit: Blue Wave Opportunity Fund and type "Odyssey of the Mind" in the comments section.
Dominique Erney Receives Questbridge Scholarship!Congratulations to P. K. Yonge Senior, Domnique Erney, on the receipt of a Questbridge College Prep Scholarship! Questbridge scholars come from all over the United States and represent a variety of racial, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. To learn more: Questbridge Scholarships.
Support Speech and Debate by Purchasing a PKY pinThe Speech and Debate club has two limited edition PKY pins for sale to members of the P. K. Yonge community (pictured left). Each pin is priced at $10.
If you are interested in purchasing a pin (or a couple!), please contact: Mr. Lighbourne.
Test Dates Are Here!
FCAT: April 14 - April 30
For more specific information regarding testing dates and policies, please check your Skyward Family Access.
Track and Field at Regionals and State!The P.K. Yonge Track and Field team did another amazing job at Regionals! Congratulations once again to the P.K. Yonge Track & Field Team on the Region 2 Championships for classes 1A and 2A held in in Orlando, Florida. The Boys were Regional Runner-Ups and the Girls placed 4th. Twelve athletes qualified to compete at the State Finals to be held at the University of North Florida on May 2, 2014. Good Luck at State!
Craig Joiner Named Gates Millennium Scholar!Congratulations to Craig Joiner on being named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Craig is one of 1000 students from across the United States to receive this incredible award.
Gates Millennium Scholars are awarded scholarships to see them through college graduation at the college or university of their choice. To learn more about what a great achievement this is, more information can be found here: Gates Millennium Scholars.
Casting Call - Elementary 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
SPRING SHOW: Our Lives in Music
Make sure your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader participates in the 2014 P. K. Yonge Elementary Music Spring Show, “Our Lives in Music” on May 1st.
This is a unique opportunity to perform in a state of the art professional theater on our own P.K. Yonge campus! There is no audition! Minimal Rehearsal Time! Contact Mr. Roberts for more information.
School Advisory Council (SAC) Wants Your FeedbackThe School Advisory Council has created a “School Climate Survey” to gather your input to help inform decision-making for the future of P.K. Yonge.
Your input as a parent, student, faculty, or staff member is critical. Please complete the School Climate Survey by APRIL 30th, 2014.
Students Bring Home Awards from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference!Congratulations to a group of P. K. Yonge participants at the 27th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference! 7th grader, Jovanna Liuzzo won a $50 (pictured left) first place prize for an original poem and 8th grader Rebecca Schlafke was awarded $40 second place for an essay on The Yearling (pictured right). Awards of $20 each also went to Andrea Wright, Chase Bourn, Eric Smith, and Megan Poole for their creative writing based on The Yearling. Congratulations to all!
Elissa Harris Recognized by Duke TiP ProgramCongratulations to Elissa Harris (7th grade) who will be recognized at the Duke TiP Florida Recognition Ceremony at the University of North Florida on May 5, 2014.
As a 7th Grade Talent Search participant, Elissa, along with 6,273 other 7th graders took the ACT in February and is being honored for her high test scores. As a result of this incredible performance, Elissa has also been awarded a scholarship to attend a 3-week Duke TiP Summer Studies Program at Appalachian State University. Congratulations Elissa!
Speech and Debate Bring Home Awards!The P.K. Yonge team brought performed brilliantly in the Saint Augustine Catholic Forensic League Grand Final. Notable performances include Jonah Stokes (1st), James Van Hollen (2nd), Ricardo Castillo (4th), Austin Mitchell (7th) and Nadia Cox (12th) in Impromptu Speaking. James Von Hollen and Jonah Stokes (1st), Megan Poole and Noah Cox (2nd), Natanya Cruz and Jordon Wells (3rd) in Duo Performance. Ricardo Castillo and Malik Moore qualified in Policy Debate and Austin Mitchell received second place in Original Oratory. Students have qualified to go to the National Competition in Chicago, Illinois during Memorial Day weekend on May 24th-25th. For more details, visit the Speech and Debate page. Go Blue Wave!
Mark Your Calendars! - YEARBOOK 2013-142013-2014 Yearbooks will be here and ready to deliver in early May. To purchase your copy, please make a check of $75 payable to The University of Florida. Bring your money to the Front Office or Mr. Holt’s room before they sell out!
Creeks and Currents Literary-Art Magazine Soon Available!The first issue of P. K. Yonge’s awesome K-12 literary-art magazine, Creeks and Currents: Making Waves, will soon be available for $5 each. Posted around campus are drafts of the magazine’s table of contents listing students whose work was chosen for publication this year. Whether or not your art and writing is featured this year, the magazine makes an intriguing read for everyone—students, faculty, staff, parents and friends. Advanced sales available in Mrs. Harrell’s portable (times and dates TBA). Creeks and Currents will also be available at the Spring Arts and Science Festival in May.
FREE Sports Medical Exams OfferedSaturday, April 26 from 10am - Noon the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute will provide PRE PARTICIPATION EXAMINATIONS to all P.K. Yonge athletes participating in high school sports leagues for the 2014-15 school year. Exams will be conducted on the 2nd Floor of the building.
UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute is located off of SW 34th Street, between Archer and Newberry Roads at 3450 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, phone 352/273-7002. SAVE THE DATE!