Announcements – Monday, April 24

April 24, 2023

Good morning! Today is Monday, April 24th and this week is National Library Week. Mrs. Koppitch has several displays and contests this week, so stop by the libraries to celebrate. All teachers have “caught you reading” coupons they can hand out to students. If you get one, make sure you put it in the box on the library desk for a chance to win a prize. Each morning we will have library trivia as well.

 Library Week Trivia

Listen up for today’s library week trivia. We’ll take the 1st person who texts the correct answer to: 352-562-1554. 

Monday’s trivia: The original Ghostbusters fought their first ghost in which metropolitan library? 

Make sure you text your first and last name so we can bring you your prize! Again that number is 352-562-1554.

Color Guard

The PK Yonge Color Guard interest meeting and spin clinics will be held after school on Tuesday April 25th and Thursday April 27th from 3:30 to 5:00pm in the band room! Any interested 7th through 11th grade students are encouraged to attend to learn more about joining the team!!

BSU Field Trip

Permission slips for the Black Student Union, May 12th College Tour can be accessed in the lobby of the Secondary building, with Ms. V. The $25 fee is due by Monday, May 1st, and can be paid on the Hometown ticketing app, or by accessing the link on the PKY BSU Instagram Page. Space is limited.”

Prom Tickets

Prom time is approaching! Tickets are on sale from Monday, April 24th through Friday, May 5th. You MUST have a completed PKY Student Form for PK students and a Guest form for all non-PK students completed and have all appropriate  signatures at the time of ticket purchase! You will be turned away if you do not have the appropriate forms completed. Forms are available from Mrs. V in the Main Office. No tickets will be sold after May 5th, so go get those forms filled out and take them to the Business office before and after school or at lunch to get your tickets!! See Prom posters for available times to make your purchase.


There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all BSU Students planning on attending the May 12th College Tour. Additionally, BSU Seniors, in good standing, will receive their Senior Cords.

Congrats Softball

Congratulations to the softball team on their 16-1 win over Cedar Key last Friday on Senior Night. The ladies play again tomorrow night in Lake City. 

Spring Football Practice

The first official day of spring football practice starts tomorrow. All baseball players and track stars that wish to participate in the spring game need to find Coach Mac today to work out a shared practice schedule. All others, not in another sport, must report to the gym after school. Practice begins 3pm sharp, on the field. 

Congrats to JV Robotics!

Congratulations to our JV robotics team – 18317 – Steel Eels! 

The Eels traveled to Houston, Texas, to the FIRST World Championships last week!

 We’re proud of the work this group put in to have come so far! They placed 10th in their division. Though they were not selected to advance to finals, they still brought home the hardware by earning the 2nd Place Motivate Award. 

About this award:

Sparking others to embrace the culture of FIRST! This team embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This judged award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Gracious Professionalism® and general enthusiasm for the overall philosophy of FIRST and what it means to be a FIRST Tech Challenge team. This is a team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.

Required Criteria for the Motivate Award:

Team must show respect and Gracious Professionalism® to everyone they meet at a FIRST Tech Challenge event. Team must submit an engineering portfolio. The engineering portfolio must include a Team Organization Plan, which could describe their future goals and the steps they will take to reach those goals. The team must be an ambassador for FIRST programs. The Team must be able to explain the individual contributions of each team member, and how these apply

to the overall success of the team.

Way to go Steel Eels!! 

Student Government 2023-2024

For those of you who would like to run for student government and did not turn your forms in on Friday, you may still turn them in today and tomorrow to Mrs. Koppitch, or the front office.


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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