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November 16, 2020 Announcements

It’s a great day to be a Newberry Panther! 

Here are the announcements for Monday, November 16th:

Only 4 more days until Thanksgiving Break…..finish strong Panthers!

We are continuing our annual food drive for Thanksgiving through this Friday (November 20th)! Our goal is to feed 30 NHS families this year and we are making progress, but we desperately need your help. The 1st period that collects the most boxes will win a gourmet breakfast!

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving school break, school meal sites will be distributing meals for 14 days (between both days) by doubling the meals handed out at all of the pickup locations in Alachua County this week on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. Be sure to pick up meals on both days! There will be no meal distribution on November 24th or November 26th.

ServSafe Training will take place in the Culinary Arts room after school tomorrow, November 17th, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

The Student Advisory Council (SAC) will hold their meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18th, beginning at 3:45 pm.

The ASVAB test is being given this Wednesday, November 18th, during the school day on the NHS campus. It’s not too late to sign up!

The NHS softball team will be holding a fundraiser at the Newberry Fall Festival this Saturday, November 21st. Make sure to stop by and support our Lady Panthers!

VOLLEYBALL: Congratulations to our Lady Panthers volleyball team! After a hard-fought match yesterday they are now officially the Division 1A State Runner Up team! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication. 

FOOTBALL: The Varsity football team will play the Wildwood Warriors this Friday, November 20th, AT HOME with a 7:30 pm kickoff in the Regional semifinals. Tickets are $8.00 and are now on sale in the NHS front office and at www.GoFan.co. 

SOCCER: The boys’ soccer team will play The Rock at the Jonesville Soccer Park (3401 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL) tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the game will be sold at the gate. 

The boys and girls soccer teams will travel to Williston High School (350 Robert Philpot Way, Williston, FL) on Wednesday, November 18th. The girls will take the field at 5:00 pm and the boys will play at 7:00 pm. Tickets for these games will be sold at the gate.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: The Lady Panthers basketball JV and Varsity teams will take the court to start their season tonight at Chiefland High School (808 North Main Street, Chiefland, FL). Tip off for the JV team will be at 5:30 pm and the Varsity girls will play at 7:00 pm. Tickets for these games will be sold at the door. 

The Varsity girls basketball team will play again on Tuesday, November 17th, AT HOME beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $7.00 and are now on sale at www.GoFan.co. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the game.

The JV girls’ basketball team will play the Bell Bulldogs on Thursday, November 19th at 4:30 pm and the Varsity girls’ team will play the Santa Fe Raiders at 6:00 pm. Both of these games are AT HOME and tickets are $7.00 and are now on sale at www.GoFan.co. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the games.

The Varsity girls will play at St. Francis High School (4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville, FL) on Friday, November 20th at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the game.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The boys’ Varsity basketball team will participate in a preseason tournament at Eastside High School (1201 SE 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL) on November 17th at 8:00 pm and November 18th at 6:30 pm. Tickets for these games will be sold at the door on the day of the games.

GIRLS’ WEIGHTLIFTING: Our girls’ weightlifting team will compete on Tuesday, November 17th at Eastside High School (1201 SE 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL) at 4:30 pm.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE: The girls’ lacrosse team will conduct conditioning sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week beginning at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. If you are interested in participating, please meet Coach Nettles by the weight room.

Today’s reminder:

Tardies: Whether you attend school through the digital academy or as a brick and mortar student, tardies impact school success and student behavior, are a distraction to all students, and cause a disruption in teaching. Make sure you’re on time every day, to every class. Excessive tardies may result in lunch detention or ISD.

Students, please remember to check your school email accounts everyday for important announcements and reminders. Remember, if you are having trouble or have questions about anything at all, turn to an adult. And please, if you see something, say something (www.getfortifyfl.com). Everyone believes in your success but “whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right --Henry Ford”, but most importantly, “Always remember, Shepp loves the kids!”