The Hornet Hive
October 2nd is National Custodian Appreciation Day
October is National Anti-Bullying Month
According to National Statistics:
In the US, 1 in 5 students ages 12-18 has been bullied during the school year.
Approximately 160,000 teens have skipped school because of bullying.
Students who reported that they were frequently bullied scored lower in reading, mathematics, and science than their peers who reported that they were never or rarely bullied.
Labeling an incident as bullying can be important because it influences whether students tell an adult, as well as how adults respond to the student’s report.
More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied.
6th grade students experience the most bullying (31%).
70% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month, and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
Students are less likely to report bullying as they get older. Only 39% of high schoolers notified an adult of bullying.
42% percent of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that the bullying was related to at least one of the following characteristics: physical appearance (30%), race (10%), gender (8%), disability (7%), ethnicity (7%), religion (5%), and sexual orientation (4%).
Over half of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied believed their bullies had the ability to influence what other students thought of them. 
- No Bully Help Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
October 17-23 is National Character Counts! Week. Our David Yulee Chapter of the National Honor Society celebrates character by "catching" students demonstrating the Six Pillars of Character. During this week, teachers can give a Character Counts card to students showing any of the Six Pillars. The students can bring the card to the media center to receive a bag of candy as a "Thank You" for showing character. We also share motivational quotes about the Six Pillars of Character during our morning announcements.
Committed To Excellence
YHS teacher of the year
YHS school related employee of the year
Amari Jennings, Jaiden Brown and Laura Reed were recognized as College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars.
Alessia Chavez-Tafur, Micaela Chavez-Tafur, and Samuel Santana were recognized as College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars.
Alessia Chavez-Tafur, Micaela Chavez-Tafur, Amari Jennings, Jaiden Brown, and Samuel Santana were recognized for a second award as College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Scholars.
Nicholas Emerson received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of his outstanding academic promise from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Ms. Tiffany Bryant
Our teacher mentor/mentee program
CNA Class of 2022
Building Construction Program
Coach Camp, Coach Crowder & Coach Williams
Great Decisions Club
ELA with Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Eckman
ELA with Mrs. Goodwin
Financial Literacy with Mrs. Stevenson
Mr. Carp in AP Human Geography
Country poster project
- The students were assigned a country.
- As they learned a concept relating to population, they researched how that concept applied to their country.
- With that information, they created a poster.
- They were to include the raw numbers of their country's population increase or decrease, a population pyramid which illustrates population growth rates, where their country is on the demographic/epidemiological transitional model which can tell us how developed the country is, and whether migrants are coming to or leaving their country.
PSAT/NMSQT October 13th
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and PSAT 10 measure what students learn in school, determine if students are on track for college success, and open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. 9th, 10th and 11th graders will test.
SAT Non College Reportable – Eligible Seniors October 13th
Seniors in need of a concordant score for a graduation requirement will be scheduled to take the SAT Non-College Reportable test on October 13. This test is only used to meet graduation requirements and cannot be used for college entrance. All students who take the SAT-NCR test will receive 50% additional time and must sit for the entire duration of the test.
FAFSA night for Seniors
We will be hosting a FAFSA night for seniors and senior parents on October 4th hosted by the University of North Florida.
Based on the data from the state (Florida College Access Network), our completion rate for last year was 36.9%. We are participating in the Florida FAFSA Challenge with the goal to increase our completion rate by 5%!
A Remind went out as well as morning and afternoon announcements.
October 22nd will be the Senior panoramic photo followed by a Herff-Jones presentation for caps and gowns. Packets will be available for students who have to report to FSCJ for 1st block.
Submit your Senior ad for the yearbook by October 31st.
Senior Road Shoot and Underclassmen retake dates
Senior events calendar
Childhood Cancer Awareness
Senior Night for Volleyball
Senior night for swimming
Coach Burch and his Pancake platoon
Fall Sporting Events
Oct. 1 - Ribault @ YHS
Oct. 15 - @ Raines
Oct. 22 - Bradford @ YHS (Homecoming)
Oct. 29 - Trinity Catholic @ YHS (Senior Night)
Oct. 10 - Charlton County @ YHS
Oct. 14 - Bolles @ YHS
Oct. 21 - @ Ed White
Oct. 28 - @ Charlton County
Oct. 2 - @ Bolles
District Tournament week of October 18th at YHS
Oct. 4 - West Nassau/Hilliard @ North Hampton
Oct. 6 - Bishop Snyder @ Bent Creek
Oct. 20 - Fernandina Beach @ FB Golf Club
Oct. 4 - Hilliard @ North Hampton
Oct. 18 - Bishop Snyder/West Nassau @ North Hampton
Oct. 5 - West Nassau Duels @ WN
Oct. 9 - Golden Eagles Invitational @ Ronnie Van Zant Memorial
Tryouts Oct. 25th
Tryouts in November
Tryouts Oct. 18th
Tryouts Oct. 18th & 19th at YHS 4-6pm