Announcements – Friday, December 8

December 8, 2023

Today is Friday, December 8

Congrats MS Boys Basketball

Congrats to Middle School boys basketball for a 46-26 win versus Interlachen 

Elementary Chorus Alumni

Calling all elementary chorus alumni! You’re invited to sing in the peace round at the Elementary Winter Chorus Concert is Thursday, Dec. 14th – 6:00 at the PAC.  Please contact Dr. Pennypacker Hill if you have interested or have any questions. 

Chris Morris Arts Endowment Summer Experience Scholarship

We are excited to announce the Chris Morris Arts Endowment Summer Experience Scholarship! The purpose of the Summer Experience Scholarship is to assist an interested rising junior or senior to attend a summer art institute, camp, or class.  PK is offering up to  $1500 for a student to participate in a summer program.  If you are a 10th or 11th grader currently enrolled in band, performing arts, or fine arts classes, your teacher has information about this opportunity.  Otherwise, you can see Dr. Geiger for more information about the application.  All portions of the application, including a note of support from your parent and two teacher/mentor recommendations are due no later than January 30th. The scholarship information can be found under the News section of the Website

New Percussion Group 

Want to be a part of a new drum group here at PK?  There will be an interest meeting for a new Percussion group on Monday at 3 pm in the band room.  This is open to all 8th through 12th grade students.  You do NOT have to have experience with the marching band to attend.  All musicians and budding musicians are invited.  See Dr. Burg or Mr. Marski if you have questions.  

Girls State 

Attention Junior Girls:  Are you looking for ways to build your resume for college application? Want to learn about democracy, Americanism, responsible citizenship, and love of country?  The American Auxiliary is sponsoring a Girls State Program for current juniors held at FSU for 8 days in June for selected delegates.  This is an all expense paid opportunity for junior girls. If you are interested, please see Mrs. McElroy.  

Spring Musical Auditions 

Mark your calendars! Auditions for the Spring Musical, Into the Woods, will be on Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 in Mrs. Hemmerich’s room. Callbacks on Thursday, December 14th, same time and place. Audition material and sign ups will be posted on the Troupe 4102 instagram and the PKY Performing Arts Facebook page by the end of the day. 

Arctic Ice

Arctic Ice will be here after school on Monday and at the Winter Market on Wednesday. They will be parked on the service drive near the 6th Street walking gate.  They have snow cones and coffee drinks available, so whether you want something hot or cold, stop by and pick up a treat and support your BSU!


BSU will be delivering WinterWonderBags on Wednesday, 12/20 during  4th period.  Purchase a special gift and write a WinterWonderGram for your friends to be delivered before the holidays.  These treats are $2 each and can be purchased in front of the cafeteria during HS lunch through Monday.  

Health Science Club 

The Health Science Club invites everyone interested in learning about the medical field of cardiology to our next guest speaker in person presentation by Dr. Aranda, a UF Health cardiologist this Friday, 12/8 at 2:45 pm in Dr. Cordero’s room.  You will have the opportunity to practice how take blood pressure and pulse.  Hope to see you then!

Student-Faculty Basketball Game 

The Student-Faculty Basketball game is happening soon!  Will the students beat the faculty? Be there to see! Tickets are on sale at middle and high school lunches.  For only $3 or 3 cans you can be a part of the excitement. Don’t miss out!

Lunch Trash 

As a reminder, please check your area and throw away any trash before you head to class after lunch.  If you see a piece of litter, please be a good citizen and dispose of it.  We need everyone to pitch in to keep our campus beautiful.  

Senior Yearbook Quotes

Seniors! Want to impart your knowledge to future PK students? Have words of wisdom to pass on? The yearbook wants to hear them. Senior quotes are due TODAY. Fill out the form in the Senior Canvas Page. No late entries will be accepted.

Winter Dress Up Days 

Next week starts Deck the Halls decorations and winter dress up days – 

Dress Up Days – The 11-20th of December are dress up days. Each day has its own theme! 

Dress up Days:

  • Monday 12/11 – Winter Sport
  • Tuesday 12/12 – Candy Cane (red and white)
  • Wednesday 12/13 – Lumberjack
  • Thursday 12/14 – Ugly Sweater
  • Friday 12/15 – Reindeer vs Elves
  • Monday 12/18 – Grinch day
  • Tuesday 12/19 – Color Wars (12th and 8th – red, 11th and 7th – green, 10th and 6th – blue, 9th – white)
  • Wednesday 12/20 – PJs

 Deck the Halls 

Deck the Halls – You can start decorating your grade level’s hallway next week. May the best grade level win!

Yearbook Holiday Spirit Week Photo Contest 

Yearbook is hosting a Holiday Spirit Week photo contest! Send in your photos with your best outfits each day to or DM them to @pky.yonge Instagram. You can send them in yourself, have a parent or friend send them, or ask a teacher to take a picture of you and send it. Make sure to include your name and grade. An elementary, middle school, and high school winner will receive a holiday prize pack from Yearbook. 


Please pause for a moment of silence: 

Please stand for the pledge: 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Have a wonderful day Blue Wave!

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