Happy Friday! One Week Before Spring Break!

March 11, 2022

Happy Friday, P.K. Yonge Families! We can almost feel that Spring Break vacation. There’s just one week to go, so let’s make the next week count!

As always, we have many things to celebrate and are grateful for you, Blue Wave Community. Our community is enriched by your presence, your activities, and your interests.  We can never do an adequate job of highlighting everything significant that happens on campus. We share the list below as a peek into all of the goings on at P.K. Yonge.


Athletics – Coach Willie Powers: Girls basketball coach of the year, Zion McRae: FACA district 7 3A player of the year, Katelyn Huber: all-area girls golfer of the year, Ian Lentz: all-area boys golfer of the year

Awards – Congratulations to Heather Robinson our Business Office administrative support! Heather Robinson Receives UF Superior Accomplishment Award, Division III.

Class of 2022 – We celebrate his whole year for our seniors! The Senior Newsletter is an awesome resource to help families stay on track with events and activities. Check it out for Key Dates and Recent Updates.

Elementary Kids Heart ChallengeK-5 students raised $18,542 for the American Heart Association, learned the warning signs of stroke, how to perform CPR, how to take care of their hearts, some fun dance routines, and practiced jumping rope! Congratulations to our K-5 Students!

Family Events – For elementary families we are thrilled to be hosting the Family Picnic on Friday, March 18. Don’t forget to get organized for the Family Picnic by having your ID scanned and signing up to get your badge printed by March 16. See Family Picnic Details. Also, this K1 Pizza by the Creek video might be a little old, but what doesn’t change is how wonderful an event this is. Our K1 community is so excited about hosting Pizza by the Creek again this April. K-1 families stay tuned for dates and times. We are so pleased to be planning for this wonderful event on campus again!

Odyssey of the Mind – Both elementary teams placed third in their respective categories and division. One elementary team earned an Omer award for outstanding work as a team. The High school team won their problem and division and were awarded the Ranatra Fusca award, the highest award given for creativity.  All three teams advance to the state competition in Orlando this weekend (Saturday, March 12).

Newsletters/Blogs – Check out Celebremos Nuestra Cultura if you didn’t catch the edition celebrating Afro-Latino role models. Also, the Hidden Library Blog for March offers some great book reviews written by students.

Performing Arts – Little Shop of Horrors was an amazing success and reminded us of the connection between brain development, brain health, and performing arts. Check out the TV20 story: P.K. Yonge is Combining the Arts with Science Research in their Spring Musical.

Poetry – Congratulations to Therese Rigor (senior) on placing in the top 10 in the Poetry Out Loud State Final Competition at the University of South Florida.

Robotics – FIRST Tech Challenge Team the Steel Eels finished 11th in their division and won the Judges’ Award at Florida State Championships. Also, don’t forget to watch our FIRST Robotics Team 4118 the Roaring Riptide this weekend >> LIVE LINK

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