12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
8:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Early Dismissal Tomorrow! 4.18
Don't forget our early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, April 18th!
Early Release - 11:45
School Advisory Council (SAC) Wants Your FeedbackThe School Advisory Council has created a “School Climate Survey” to gather your input to help inform decision-making for the future of P.K. Yonge.
Your input as a parent, student, faculty, or staff member is critical. Please complete the School Climate Survey by APRIL 30th, 2014.
Track and Field Teams Win at District Meet!Congratulations to the P.K. Yonge Boys' Track and Field Team, Winners of the Class 1A District 5 Championship!
Congratulations to Head Coach Danny Grant, coaching staff, and athletes winning the men's district track title on Thursday, April 10th. Congratulations to the Girls' Track Team for placing 2nd at Districts! Let the teams know we will be cheering for them while they compete at Regionals on Wednesday, April 16th in Orlando, Florida.
Students Bring Home Awards from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference!Congratulations to a group of P. K. Yonge participants at the 27th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference! 7th grader, Jovanna Liuzzo won a $50 (pictured left) first place prize for an original poem and 8th grader Rebecca Schlafke was awarded $40 second place for an essay on The Yearling (pictured right). Awards of $20 each also went to Andrea Wright, Chase Bourn, Eric Smith, and Megan Poole for their creative writing based on The Yearling. Congratulations to all!
Elissa Harris Recognized by Duke TiP ProgramCongratulations to Elissa Harris (7th grade) who will be recognized at the Duke TiP Florida Recognition Ceremony at the University of North Florida on May 5, 2014.
As a 7th Grade Talent Search participant, Elissa, along with 6,273 other 7th graders took the ACT in February and is being honored for her high test scores. As a result of this incredible performance, Elissa has also been awarded a scholarship to attend a 3-week Duke TiP Summer Studies Program at Appalachian State University. Congratulations Elissa!
Speech and Debate Bring Home Awards!The P.K. Yonge team brought performed brilliantly in the Saint Augustine Catholic Forensic League Grand Final. Notable performances include Jonah Stokes (1st), James Van Hollen (2nd), Ricardo Castillo (4th), Austin Mitchell (7th) and Nadia Cox (12th) in Impromptu Speaking. James Von Hollen and Jonah Stokes (1st), Megan Poole and Noah Cox (2nd), Natanya Cruz and Jordon Wells (3rd) in Duo Performance. Ricardo Castillo and Malik Moore qualified in Policy Debate and Austin Mitchell received second place in Original Oratory. Students have qualified to go to the National Competition in Chicago, Illinois during Memorial Day weekend on May 24th-25th. For more details, visit the Speech and Debate page. Go Blue Wave!
Mark Your Calendars! - YEARBOOK 2013-142013-2014 Yearbooks will be here and ready to deliver in early May. To purchase your copy, please make a check of $75 payable to The University of Florida. Bring your money to the Front Office or Mr. Holt’s room before they sell out!
Creeks and Currents Literary-Art Magazine Soon Available!The first issue of P. K. Yonge’s awesome K-12 literary-art magazine, Creeks and Currents: Making Waves, will soon be available for $5 each. Posted around campus are drafts of the magazine’s table of contents listing students whose work was chosen for publication this year. Whether or not your art and writing is featured this year, the magazine makes an intriguing read for everyone—students, faculty, staff, parents and friends. Advanced sales available in Mrs. Harrell’s portable (times and dates TBA). Creeks and Currents will also be available at the Spring Arts and Science Festival in May.
Test Dates Are Nearing!
FCAT: April 14 - April 30
For more specific information regarding testing dates and policies, please check your Skyward Family Access.
FREE Sports Medical Exams OfferedSaturday, April 26 from 10am - Noon the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute will provide PRE PARTICIPATION EXAMINATIONS to all P.K. Yonge athletes participating in high school sports leagues for the 2014-15 school year. Exams will be conducted on the 2nd Floor of the building.
UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute is located off of SW 34th Street, between Archer and Newberry Roads at 3450 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, phone 352/273-7002. SAVE THE DATE!
Travel to EuropeSummer of 2016
All students interested in traveling to Europe in the summer of 2016, please see Mrs. Santiago (Z-147) after school.
You must be 15 years old in May of 2016.
We will be visiting Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain.