Announcements, Thursday 8.15.19

August 15, 2019

Today is Thursday, August 15th, and it is an A Day.  You will attend periods 1, 2 & 3.

Successful P. K. Yonge students are Responsible, Respectful, Resilient, and Ready.  Practice the 4Rs today and every day!

Students who plan to park on campus, need to purchase a parking decal from the business office during the first two weeks of school.  Student parking is located in front of the gym. If there are no parking spaces in front of the gym, overflow parking for students is in the gravel lot at the north end of campus by the business office.  Only park in real parking spaces; do not park in spaces that are marked off with cones, on the curbs, or grassy areas. Students who park illegally or inappropriately can be ticketed.

Speaking of driving…
If you are interested in taking Driver’s Education,  Registration for night school driver education is now open. Please call Scott Pritchett at 955-6959  to sign up. Classes begin on 8/22. All pertinent information can be found on the School Board of Alachua County website.

Any student 15 years of age or older that is interested in signing up for the day time driver education class at P. K. Yonge, should see Coach Kent Johnson to get on the sign up list. This not is the night school course that’s offered by The Alachua County Schools. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 am(before school), and on Wednesdays after school, from 1:50 until 2:40 pm. The cost is $100 to take this course. This class will accept the first 30 students who sign up, on a first come, first serve basis. Students do not have to already have their driving permit to sign up. You will have the opportunity to get your permit in this course. Please do not bring payments when you sign up. The payments will only be accepted after a student has been formally enrolled, and Coach Johnson will let them know to remit their payment.

This year our campus closes at 4 PM.  Families have been made aware of this through multiple emails and Skyward communications. For middle school students, there are three options at the end of the day: Leave campus by 2:45, report to Blue Wave afterschool or report to Blue Wave study hall. For High School students, there are two options: Leave campus by 2:45 or report to the cafeteria for study hall.  Study hall closes at 4 PM, at which time all students should be off campus unless involved in a faculty-sponsored extracurricular activity. Please make sure you are where you need to be as a responsible P. K. student.

Auditions for the fall play, GAME OF TIARAS, will be Thursday August 22!

Scripts, audition materials, and the audition sign-up sheet are available in the Theatre room in the PAC.

Thespian Club will have their first meeting TODAY during high school lunch. Please meet in the Theatre room at 12:35. Want to go to District or State Thespian Conference?  Come to this important meeting to learn how to be part of our PKY Thespian Troupe.

Are you interested in being in a Rock Band?  Do you play guitar, or drums? Want to learn more?  Come talk to Mrs. Burg about joining our Instrumental Ensemble class, lovingly known as ROCK BAND.  It takes place during 4th period and you must be a high school student. We have a couple spots still open.  See Mrs. Burg in the Band room if you are interested!

Did you know that we have an Orchestra Class at PK this year?  No kidding! It’s open to middle school AND high school students.   If you have some experience on a stringed instrument, we would love to have you.  If you don’t have any experience–you are in luck; Mrs. Burg will teach you! She’ll even help you obtain an instrument, and she’ll teach you everything that you need to know.  The class is scheduled for 1st period. Come see Mrs. Burg in the band room if you would like to join us.

One more… If you are a middle school student and interested in joining the band, we have a spot for you, too.  No experience required! If you already play something, that’s great; we would love to have you too. Come see Mrs. Burg in the band room for more details, or to sign up!  Don’t miss out on being a part of the most awesome class at PK!

Speech and debate will be holding an interest meeting Monday, August 19 at 2:45pm. The meeting will be held in Ms. Andrews’ room in the 2/3 learning community. Come hear about the different events and grab a sweet treat! No experience necessary; open to both middle and high school students! See you there!

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