Announcements, Monday

April 3, 2017

National Youth Violence Prevention Week


The 2017 April Scholarship Letter is now available on the school website and the School Counseling Twitter! It will be coming soon the Student Government Twitter as well.

Santa Fe College would like to extend an invitation to P.K. Yonge students to join the Santa Fe College Career and Technical Education Showcase on Thursday, April 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies (14180 NW 119th Terrace, Alachua). The showcase will feature SF’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs, business partners, and SF Admissions and Financial Aid representatives. For more information, come see Ms. Bryen!


Congratulations to the Lacrosse Team on their victory over Eastside on Friday.  They play on Wednesday at Citizens Field in their first ever district championship series.

Congratulations to the Boys’ Tennis Team for their on-the-road win against Macclay High School in Tallahassee on Friday. The boys’ overall season record is 7-1 and district record stands at 3-0.

Congratulations to the Blue Wave track and field team for their outstanding performance at the 27th annual Chandra Cheeseborough Invitational track meet at Ribault High School in Jacksonville on Saturday. Over all, the girls brought home nine 1st place trophies. The Blue Wave will travel to Oak Hall for their final regular season meet on Tuesday. Please come and support the track and field program.

Zuriel Reed led the Blue Wave with her championship performance in the 100 meter dash. Zuriel teamed with Nymera Presley, Yasmin Newman and Keyauri Mosley to become the 4×100 meter relay champions. To end her performance for the day, Zuriel then teamed wiith Juliette Palechor, Nymera and Yasmin to become the 4×400 meter relay champions.
Ian Flores became the 3200 meter champion with his dominating performance in that event. Other top performers were:  Kailya Jackson 2nd in the hurdles, Darielis Merced Calderon, Juliette Palechor, Jocelyn Riley, and Haley Romrell 2nd in the 4×800 meter relay. Darielis 2nd in the 800 meter, Juliette 2nd in the 1600 meter, Haley 2nd in the 3200 meter.

Cheerleaders will be selling $1.00 snow-cones on Tuesdays and Thursday’s right after school at the cafeteria all spring. Please come out and support the cheerleading program!

Good Luck to our Softball Team at Interlachen today at 6:00 pm.


Middle School Lunch Science Club:  Gather in Dr. Breil’s room to learn about elastic energy and make popsicle stick bombs.

This is a reminder to all National Junior Honor Society members to bring the donations of toiletries for the Giving bags. Thanks for your support.

Middle School Art Club will not meet this week on Tuesday afternoon.

Health Smart Campaign

Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer.

On Wednesday, Dr. Carolyn Tucker and some of her students from the UF Health Smart Team will be visiting during HS lunch.  Be ready to share with them the ways that you have been working to meet our two PKY Health Smart Goals of drinking more water and choosing health snacks.

Performing Arts

Attention middle school students! Do you like to sing? Are you interested in singing in middle school Vocal Performing Arts next year? Auditions are today, Tuesday and Wednesday in Mrs. Harding’s room. Come see Mrs. Harding to sign up or go to the performing arts page on the P.K. website to sign up online.

Words of Wisdom

There is an old Cherokee folktale where a grandfather tells his grandson about a fight between two wolves going on inside the young boy. One wolf represented fear, anger, envy, greed, pride, and superiority. The other wolf represented joy, peace, love, sharing, humility, and kindness. “Which wolf will win?” the grandchild asked. “The one you feed,” the grandfather replied.

Violence prevention begins inside each of us. We all have good and bad qualities, and we each choose which to nourish and which to overcome. If you feed the bad qualities, then you are choosing a life that will be filled with unhappiness, anger, and perhaps even violence.

So, today, stop and ask yourself which wolf you’ve been feeding. If you’ve been feeding the bad wolf, find a trusted friend who can help you focus on what’s good and wonderful inside you.

With something to think about, make it a great day. The choice is yours.

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