Announcements – Thursday, February 22

February 22, 2024

Good morning, Blue Wave. Today is Thursday,  February 22

Black History Month

Black History Month Fact: James McCune Smith was the first African American person to earn a medical degree. He also started the nation’s first pharmacy under Black ownership, and was the first African American to have their work published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Hilinski’s Hope Assembly

TODAY there will be a Hilinski’s Hope assembly for grades 9-12 during 3rd period.  Third period high school teachers, we will need to begin right at 11:10, so you will need to take attendance and quickly transition to the PAC. Students will go straight to lunch from the assembly. There is no assigned seating for today.  Teachers, please keep your classes together and move as far forward as possible to fill in every empty seat.  

Gainesville Sun Student of the Week Vote

P.K. Yonge is recognizing another scholar of the week: Senior Elinora Melgarejo exemplifies dedication and commitment. Not only has she excelled academically in the classroom, but she also serves as the lead for electrical and programming on the P.K. Yonge FRC Robotics team. She truly makes the Blue Wave family proud! Please vote on the Gainesville Sun website. 

Congrats to Ms. Tameka Smith

Congratulations to Tameka Smith who is the Alachua County Food Service Employee of the Month.  Thank you for taking such great care of us, Ms. Tameka! 

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  If you see Ms. Swan, let her know how grateful we are for her. Without a bus driver, there would be many special experiences we would not be able to enjoy. 


Attention BSU members:  If you signed up for a T-shirt, come to green wing today during lunch to pick up your t-shirt. 

Girls Tennis

Good luck to the Varsity girls tennis team against Oak Hall today at Westside at 3:30 PM.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies members meet in Mrs. Czyz’s room on Tuesday, Feb. 27th during lunch. We will plan our next Balance 180 Event and the Best Buddies Walk partnered with the UF chapter of Best Buddies

Book Club

Book Club members meet in Mrs. Czyz’s room on Thursday 2/22 during lunch.  We will be discussing THE COLOR PURPLE up to page 37. IF you did not get your book yet, see Mrs. Czyz. 

Senior Merch

Senior merch is now available for pre-order until Feb. 23rd! There are t-shirts and hoodies available in 2 colors and 2 designs. There will not be sales after the pre-order. Shirts are $17 and hoodies are $30. See the posters with QR codes, or the link in the student gov or BluePrint Instagram to purchase. Don’t be left out!


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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