Announcements, Monday

May 15, 2017

The Z-A countdown continues today with N-Day are you wearing a necktie or necklace?  Tomorrow is M-day, wear mismatched clothes or a moustache.


The May Scholarship Letter is Now Available! You can find it on the announcements page of the website or the School Counseling Twitter.

Students, there is an excellent opportunity to attend a College Application Workshop on June 4th at 9:00 AM at Buchholz High School with Mr. Robert LeVine. This will offer an in-depth explanation of the why’s, how’s, and how-to’s, along with exercises to train students how to write the most effective essays.

Attention students in grades 8 – 11,
Here is a very good opportunity to earn community service hours;  Winning Reading Boost summer camp will run from June 7th through July 13th, 8 am til 1pm, Monday through Thursday at Lake Forest Elementary School.  Please consider volunteering one or more hours per week.  Contact Dr. Lisa Langley at or Dr. Vivian Haynes at to learn more.


All track members please turn your uniforms in to Coach Barrett.


The Internship class will be in the library today.

National Junior Honor Society will meet tomorrow during lunch in Dr. Cordero’s room for a farewell to all eighth grade members.  Hope to see all members then.

The last Key Club meeting of the year will take place tomorrow during high school lunch in Ms. Andrews’ room.  We will vote for 2017-18 officers, and seniors will receive their pins.  All members, please plan to attend, and please be prompt.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of the National Junior Honor Society you can download an application from the club page on the school website.  You can also get a copy of the application from Dr. Cordero or Dr. Breil.  Students must have a 3.4 GPA which can be found on Skyward.  Applications are due Friday, May 19th.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Cordero.

To students and staff:  The special full-color 132 page 10th Anniversary issue of Creeks and Currents is now on sale for $5 each from Mrs. Jacobbe in elementary, Ms. Sanchez in the front office, Ms. Johnson in art, and your English and Spanish teachers.  Get yours while supplies last.

Driver’s Education

The summer driver education lists are posted in the cafeteria.


The 2017 P.K. Yonge Prom, “The Oscars,” will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 PM until midnight at the Best Western Gateway Grand. Tickets are $45.00 and are on sale in the business office until noon on Wednesday, May 17. All students must complete a dance contract to be submitted with payment.  Students you must also be off the debt list to purchase your ticket.  See you there!


Senior Banquet is Wednesday May 31st. The cost is $10 per student. Please pay at the business office starting Monday.

Complete and submit your requests for final transcripts to be sent to your colleges now.  Requests will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received.  Remember final transcripts cannot be printed and sent until grades are finalized in Skyward.  Do it now, being sure to include all pertinent information.


Yearbooks have arrived and are on sale during lunch outside the cafeteria and after school in Mr. Holt’s room.  The cost is $70 cash or check made out to UF.  Yearbooks will not be sold during instructional time or in between classes.

Words of Wisdom

We’ve all been in situations where something was happening that we knew was wrong. Maybe others were gossiping about someone else, or copying homework, or posting pranks on social media. It can be really hard to be the one who says, “Hey, you know what? That isn’t right.”
It takes moral courage to stay true to yourself by not participating in something that goes against your personal values, especially when you are afraid you will be ridiculed or rejected. But what’s worse in the end — being harassed for standing up for what you think is right or doing something that may have serious and even long-lasting consequences?
Someone wise once said, “above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.*
That’s much easier to do when you know who you are, where your heart is, and what you stand for.
With something to think about, make it a great day. The choice is yours.












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