Announcements, Friday 12/2

December 2, 2016


Please stop by the Blue Wave Art Gallery in N building to see the Creative Photography Class Show from the 34th Street Wall. The show will be up until the end of December.


The ASVAB will be taking place December 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM and this will be the only one offered in the fall. Please email Ms. Bryen at if you would like to participate.  Today Sergeant Nilson will be available at lunch if anyone has any questions concerning the ASVAB, be sure to see his table outside of the cafeteria.


Congratulations to the varsity boys’ basketball team for their victory against Jones High School last night.

Tonight girls’ basketball plays at The Villages HS.  JV begins and 3 pm with Varsity following at 6 pm.

Boys’ basketball is also in action at The Villages HS tonight.  JV plays at 4:30 pm and Varsity tips off at 8 pm.

Girls’ soccer plays at Williston this evening.  Game will begin at 6 pm.

Tomorrow boys’ soccer makes a trip to Bishop McLaughlin, game time is 6 pm.

Good luck to all Blue Wave Athletes competing tonight and this weekend.


All middle school Robotics students are to meet tomorrow in Mr. Simpson’s room after school to finish preparing for tomorrow’s tournament.

Join the Creative Photography Club tomorrow for a 352 Mural Photo Shoot in and around Gainesville.

There will be a High School National Honor Society meeting on Monday, during HS lunch in Dr. Weller’s room M-350.

Students, gather your best original writing of all types and give it to your English teacher or to Mrs. Harrell (J-311), and the literary magazine staff will consider it for publication in the special, expanded 10th anniversary issue of Creeks and Currents.  You may submit work from this year or from past years. Deadline for all submissions is January 20, 2017, but the sooner the better! Teachers, you can submit any awesome work your students do in class as well.

Tomorrow our Lego League teams will participate in the St. Francis Catholic Swamp Stomp FIRST LEGO League Qualifier. Both of our teams, Elementary and Middle School, will be competing for a chance to advance to Regionals. Operation W.A.V.E and W.A.V.E 2.0 have been preparing for months and are ready to show off their team work, present their research, and carry out their robot missions against other Florida teams.  The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies followed by a full day of competition with the Closing Ceremony and Awards beginning at 3:30p.m. There is no admission charge for spectators who want to watch the robot mission portion of the event. Robot challenges will be taking place in the gym from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Best of luck to our teams!


Be sure to visit Planet Smoothie on Archer Road December 10th from 4 pm- 8 pm to support PKY Basketball Cheerleaders.  A portion of sales as well as any donations brought in will directly support the cheerleaders!

Performing Arts

Join us at the Winter Holiday Concert tonight at 7 pm in the PKY Performing Arts Center. The Elementary Chorus, all middle school performing arts classes and all high school choirs will be performing.  There will be lots of singing and dancing to get you ready for the holiday season! Admission is free, see you tonight!

Special Activities

Today is the final day for you to purchase items from the Book Fair.  Visit the Community Classroom between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm in order to make your purchases.

Will the students FINALLY beat the faculty on the court? Tickets are on sale during both middle and high school lunches for next Thursday’s annual Student-Faculty basketball game.   Buy your ticket today–only $3 or three cans of food!

December 5th – 11th is Computer Science Education Week! Students across campus are being asked to join in activities related to Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a campaign to get students from around the world participating in coding games or programming course activities for a minimum of one hour during Computer Science Week. Hour of Code and provide great resources for activities that can be done anywhere, any time, by anyone (even adults).

There will be specific activities introduced in the elementary communities next week with additional lessons extending throughout the next semester. K-2 students will participate through Wacky Wednesday and the Engineering Center time. Grades 3-5 will work through their TechKnow Google classroom (anytime, anywhere) along with target choice times with Mrs. Robinson.

Secondary students should check out the Participate P.K. — Hour of Code posters across campus or simply go to and choose any activity or course to get started.

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