Announcements, Wednesday

October 11, 2017

Good morning, Blue Wave.  Today is Wednesday, October 11th and it is a B Day!


Thespian Club will be hosting the DRACULA’S BALL DANCE, Friday the 13th at 3:00pm in the PAC.  All students grades 9-12 are invited. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

Middle and High School students are invited to participate in the fourth annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by Nova Southeastern University and the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.  Six students from across the state will be selected, with each receiving an award of $1,000, along with a $500 prize for the student’s teacher mentor and a $500 prize for the school.   Six second-place winners will receive $250.  Categories for entries include essays or poems, visual art pieces, or short films.  Visit to view last year’s winning entries.  Contest entries will be accepted online between December 1, 2017 and January 21, 2018. Parental approval forms are required to participate.   For more information, see the poster in the front office window.

The sign up for the Blood Drive ends today. Anyone who is 16 years old and wants to donate will need a parent permission form to give blood. Everyone giving blood must bring their photo ID this Thursday which is the day of the drive. Students can sign up for a time slot with Aaron Prendergast or Savannah Banner before, and after school, as well as at lunch.

Last year P.K. Yonge launched PK Health Smart in collaboration with some UF partners. We will continue to work this year toward two goals: Drinking more water and eating healthier snacks. There will be Health Smart activities sprinkled throughout the year to help us improve in our goal areas. Be healthy, Blue Wave.

Tomorrow from 11:15-12:10, High School Students will attend the Hispanic Heritage Assembly during the last 30 minutes of 2nd period and throughout Power Hour. Students will then have their lunch from 12:10-12:40. Please plan accordingly. Middle school lunch and Power Hour will not be affected by the assembly.


School Counseling:

High School Students: Bates College will have a table in front of the cafeteria to answer any questions you have and the University of Connecticut will be doing a presentation during high school lunch in Mr. Lemstrom’s room.

Juniors and Seniors! Look for an email coming your way regarding the free SAT in Novembr for Alachua County students. If your parent/guardian does not receive this email and you would like to take advantage of the opportunity, please come see Ms. Bryen before October 25th.

Attention 8th Grade Students
P.K. Yonge has been invited to participate in Santa Fe College’s Middle School Showcase.  The showcase is designed to enable students to explore the various career and technical programs offered at Santa Fe College. This year students will visit:

1.  Health Sciences
2.  The Teaching Zoo
3.  College Athletics
4.   Digital Media & Graphic Design
5.   Construction & Technical Programs

The Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9:15am until 1pm.  Santa Fe College has limited each middle school to 25 students.  The sign-up sheet and permission forms are located in the main office.  Both the permission form and video release must be returned to Mrs. Ireland in the main office by October 13th .  A pizza lunch will be provided to all participating students.  Please contact Mrs. Ireland if you have any questions.



There will be a girl’s basketball meeting today for anyone from grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this year. The meeting will start at 1:45pm in the weight room.

Have a great day!


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