National Merit Finalist!
Dominique Erney has been selected as a National Merit Finalist! There were 1600 semi-finalists, of which 80% became finalists. Of the finalists, 800 will be chosen as Achievement Scholarship winners. These winners will be identified and notified of their offers in late February. We are very excited for Dominique!
Congratulations to the P.K. Yonge Speech and Debate Team!
Our speech and debate did brilliantly on January 24th and P.K. Yonge took 1st place Overall, 1st place Middle School, and 1st place in Reader's Theatre. Austin Mitchell - 1st place Impromptu, John Zoltek - 3rd place Duo, (No Award) 6th place Impromptu, Niyin Smith - 2nd place Duo, Malik Moore - 2nd place Duo, 3rd place Congress, Diego Castillo - 6th place Congress, Nadia Cox - 1st place MS Impromptu, 1st place Just Talk, 1st place Reader's Theatre, Noah Cox - 1st place Duo, 3rd place Dramatic Performance, Megan Poole - 1st place Duo Interpretation of Literature, 3rd place Oral Interpretation of Literature, Natanya Cruz - 3rd place Duo Interpretation of Literature, Ricardo Castillo - 3rd place Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Julia Polefko - 1st place Daily Show, 1st place Reader's Theatre, 2nd place MS Impromptu, Douglas Poole - 1st place Reader's Theatre, 4th place Daily Show, 5th place MS Impromptu, Patrick Brown - 1st place Reader's Theatre, 3rd place Just Talk, Ella Rodel - 2nd place Declamation, and Adam Maxwell - 1st place Declamation. Congratulations and Go Blue Wave!
S.O.S: System of Supports
The Student and Family Services Department at P.K. Yonge hosted a conversation about suicide prevention on Thursday, January 22nd. Keynote speaker, Ali Martinez, Director of the Alachua County Crisis Center, presented information about risk factors, myths vs. facts, and resources available to those at risk. If you were unable to attend, you can access a video of the forum via YouTube.
Congratulations to Ashley Johnson!
Ashley was named Meldon Law TV20 Scholar Athlete. Ashley leads the girls varsity basketball team as co-captain and is a dynamic student in the classroom! Way to go Ashley!
Official Track & Field Practice Starts Monday January 12!
If you are interested in joining the Track and Field Team, NOW is the time! Contact Head Coach Danny Grant (email@example.com) or Marion Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested in sprints, hurdles, or jumps. If you are a mid-distance or distance runner contact Derek Bolser (email@example.com). If you are interested in throwing, contact Delvin Rahynes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any prospective athlete should expect practice Monday-Friday from 3-5PM, but should contact their event Coach for official practice details.
Education, Innovation, and Research
We serve the needs of 1154 students and work with educators around the state, the nation, and the world to develop and test best practices in education. Visit Professional Outreach to learn more about blended learning and MTSS, watch our Videos, visit Plans for the Future and History. Welcome to P. K. Yonge!