Ephrata AM 5-11-21

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday May 11, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars Prom on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and are now available.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will continue today May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.

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Drum roll please:  The winner of the Diamond Scavenger Hunt from yesterday is………….ALIVIA TIMINSKI with 18 diamonds found!  Congratulations!  Come to Mrs. Socie’s room for your prize!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the FDA on Monday approved the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 — paving the way for teens to begin getting the shots as early as this week. The FDA announced its intention to open up the vaccines to adolescents last week, to allow millions of younger Americans to be vaccinated. A CDC vaccine advisory team will still need to give the go ahead for it but that could come as soon as Wednesday. This approval doesn’t come without controversy. With the US still struggling to vaccinate more adults, some people are questioning whether giving it to a low risk group is a good idea.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Last night, the Ephrata Track and Field program finished the regular season versus Manheim Central.

 

The final results were:

 

Boys: Ephrata 64 / MC 86

Girls: Ephrata 84 / MC 66

 

The boys finish their season with a 5-2 record, finishing in third place behind L-S (7-0 Section II Champs) and MC (6-1).

 

The girls finish their season with a perfect 7-0 record and are Section II Champions for the 8th time in 10 years.

 

also yesterday baseball won 8-1 at Solanco, and volleyball lost 3-1 vs Lancaster Mennonite.

 

 

today softball is at Cocalico

tomorrow volleyball is at Cocalico, and girls lacrosse is home vs E town.

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Now back to the main desk

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Starting on Monday, May 17th, we will be giving the Keystone tests in the morning from 8 am until 10 am.   Seniors and Juniors who do not need to take these tests do not need to report to school until after testing.  9th and 10th graders will need to report to school at the normal time, and we will have a two hour extended homeroom for testing.  Please see your homeroom teachers this week about your testing locations.

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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If you ordered a taco Kit from the Mini-THON Moe’s Fundraiser, this is a reminder that pickup time for your taco kits is 5:30-6 tonight outside of the High School Gym Entrance. Also, remember to pick a friend and twin with them for Thursday’s Twin themed day!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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EASD COVID-19 Dashboard

 

If a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, come in contact with someone who has tested positive, or become ill at school, District staff will follow processes developed in conjunction with Penn Medicine, WellSpan Health, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Specific initial protocols will be used in each unique situation.

Face Coverings – PA Dept. of Health & Education

Confronting COVID-Related Harassment – US Dept. of Education

2020-2021 Online Learning and Modified Traditional Options

2020-2021 School Reopening Health & Safety Plan


Districtwide COVID-19 Update – March 31

We made it another month of school in one of the most unimaginable school years ever! While the days are getting warmer and longer, we are still not out of the woods yet. The ongoing vaccination process, along with some minor changes in how schools respond to COVID+ cases, have us all believing the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.

Yesterday, March 30, the state reduced the number of minimum days a school needs to close for in-person instruction if the rolling 14-day threshold of COVID+ cases was reached. We are now permitted to close for two days. This effectively allows us to reset the count to zero each weekend, providing we close the building and conduct a thorough cleaning. It is our intent to implant this strategy any time we enter a weekend with cases on the Rolling 14-day Count for any building.

As we enter this four-day weekend, the Rolling 14-Day Count will reset to zero for all buildings, as well. For complete information on COVID-19 cases within the rolling 14-day count, please visit the COVID-19 Dashboard on the District website.

Throughout the break, please continue to use the COVIDReport@easdpa.org email account to inform the District of any situation where a student is tested or receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Those identified as close contacts to COVID+ cases over the long weekend will receive a call and email with information from the District that is specific to their case. The Department of Health will also be conducting contact tracing and will contact those impacted by positive cases. Building-wide messages will not be launched over the long weekend.

We want to again express our sincere appreciation for your support as we work together to keep our schools open, safe, and engaging for students since the start of the school year.

 

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – February 15

On Friday, January 29, the PA Department of Health (DOH) made a change to the minimum number of days districts must close schools when reaching the maximum threshold for COVID+ cases. The impact on how we have been managing situations at the Ephrata Area School District is described in the bullet points below.

Before getting into the details of this change, we wanted to take a moment and express our sincere appreciation for the efforts of our students, families, and staff members occurring within classrooms (traditional and virtual), at home, and throughout our EASD community. Since last March, and especially through the first five months of this school year, we have seen amazing displays of adaptability, flexibility, resilience, problem-solving, empathy, compassion, and grit from community members, parents, staff, and most impressively our students! Despite the many challenges, we are continually reminded of the promise of public education and convinced that the future is bright for EASD and each of our students.

As mentioned above, the PA DOH adjusted its recommendation for how many days district must close individual buildings to in-person instruction once that building reaches the maximum threshold for COVID+ cases. Information regarding this change can be viewed on the PDE website. There was some initial confusion on the details of how this change would impact districts in Lancaster County due to our arrangement with LGH/Penn Medicine. In the past few weeks, we have been advocating for the ability to continue working with local medical experts and completing the contact tracing work ourselves, all in an effort to minimize negative impact of this change on our students and families. To date, we have not received any relief from the PA Departments of Health or Education.

So far this year, we have been managing the occasional situation to use a single day closure when the lower end of the COVID+ threshold range is reached. District personnel have been able to complete all contact tracing, report those names to the Department of Health, and deep-clean the closed building within that one day in every situation. Nonetheless, the change by the PA DOH have forced us to make the following changes moving forward:

  • We will be using the upper end of the range as the threshold that requires a closure to in-person instruction. That means if we reach four cases in an elementary school, six cases in the Intermediate or Middle schools, and 10 cases in the High School, we will be forced to close that building and move to online learning for all students for three calendar days
  • Additionally, we have been advised that we can count any day students are not in school as a part of that three-day shift, which includes Holidays, Staff Development Days, Saturdays, and Sundays for all grade-levels, as well as, Wednesdays for grades 7-12.
  • There may be situations where a school is approaching the case threshold number at the end of a week where we may decide to move to virtual instruction on a Friday or Monday to accomplish a 3-day closure (including Saturday and Sunday) while only needing to move to online instruction for one school day.
  • The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to reflect the higher thresholds and has been reset to zero for all buildings due to the 4-day Presidents Day weekend. You can see the Dashboard and the Rolling 14-Day Count for each building when you CLICK HERE.

Our goal remains to continue to provide appropriate in-person instructional opportunities in a safe and secure environment for all students to the greatest extent permissible. Thank you again for your ongoing support throughout the many changes we have had to navigate.

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – January 4

Happy New Year! We are happy to be able to reopen schools and continue to offer a variety of instructional modes for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Before the holiday break, we notified you of the adjusted process we would use over the break for communicating close contact and quarantine information to families. We found the adjusted process to be efficient and often resulted in faster notification for families. As a result, we will continue to use this process for students in Grades 7-12 who are identified as close contacts as there are typically a higher number of close contacts in these grade levels due to building schedules.

Parents/guardians with children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 will continue to receive a phone call from their child’s building followed by an email with quarantine information specific to their child.

Starting this afternoon, we will again be providing daily updates on our online EASD COVID-19 case dashboard, which shows case-counts by building and indicates when a state-mandated shift to online learning for all students is required. The Dashboard will be updated every day school is in session. It includes the date range of the Rolling 14-Day count, the number of cases currently within that range, and the number of cases needed for each school to be required to shift to online learning.

Lastly, as a quick reminder, we are continuing to provide free breakfasts and lunches for the remainder of the school year. This includes all District students regardless of instructional mode, as well as all children in our community – ages 18 and under – who may not be enrolled at EASD. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of our work to keep students safe, healthy, and engaged in the learning process.

Holiday Break COVID Updates

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – December 23

The Ephrata Area School District staff would like to share best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday break. We are thankful for the success we have had by working together and keeping schools open throughout the past few months.

As we head into the long holiday break, we would like to remind you of the guidance from the state in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Health has strongly discouraged individuals from traveling outside of Pennsylvania voluntarily and encouraged us to avoid gatherings that combine households over the holiday break.

Please continue to use the COVIDReport@easdpa.org email account to inform the District of any situation where a student is tested or gets a positive result of a test for COVID-19. The District COVID webpage will be updated over the holiday break on December 26 and 29 and on January 2. These updates will include information about cases in all buildings and will replace the individual emails that have been sent to all families in a building. Those identified as close contacts to cases we are made aware of over the holiday break will receive an automated call and email with information from the District that is specific to their case. The Department of Health will also be conducting contact tracing and will contact those impacted by positive cases.

While school is closed to students over the break, deep cleaning will take place throughout the District facilities. As a result, when we return to school on Monday, January 4, the Rolling 14-Day Count will be at zero for all buildings.

We want to again express our sincere appreciation for your partnership in taking on the monumental task of keeping our schools open, safe, and engaging for students in the midst of this pandemic.

Together, we will see brighter days ahead in 2021!

Happy Holidays!

 

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – December 7

Late on Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reduced the mandated length of quarantine for COVID-19 close contacts from 14 days to 10 days.  More information on the updated state guidance can be found at this website.

We are notifying families with quarantined students who are now able return to school earlier than originally expected.   Students who had a quarantine end date of Friday, December 11 or earlier, may return to school tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8, if they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours.

Additionally, the new guidelines include an option for close contacts to return to school after only 7 days of quarantine.  This may happen if the student produces a negative COVID-19 test result after day 5 of quarantine and is symptom-free for 24 hours.

Lastly, our online EASD COVID-19 case dashboard shows our case-counts by building and indicates when a state-mandated shift to online learning for all students is required.  The Dashboard will be updated every day school is in session and includes the date range of the Rolling 14-Day count, the number of cases currently within that range, and the number of cases needed for each school to be required to shift to online learning for all students.

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – December 4

Now that the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education have provided clear case-count thresholds that include mandatory shifts to online learning for all students in a given building, we have developed an online EASD COVID-19 case dashboard. The Dashboard will be updated every day school is in session and will include the date range of the Rolling 14-Day count, the number of cases currently within that range, and the number of cases needed for each school to be required to shift to online learning for all students.

While the state recommendations include multiple day closures in order for the Department of Health to complete contact tracing and to allow District staff to conduct thorough cleaning and disinfecting of areas affected by the case, at the Ephrata Area School District, we have been completing both of these requirements in less than 24 hours for every case so far this school year. As such, we are permitted to shift a building to online learning for all students for only one school day, which will be our plan moving forward.

As we have seen throughout this pandemic, we continue to learn more about effective prevention measures and the context of how COVID-19 is impacting our communities. Often these new insights necessitate changes in the rules of how schools, along with all other sectors of society, may operate. We are hopeful that by working together and adjusting to new requirements, we can continue to offer instructional modes that are safe for students and staff, engaging for all, and provide flexibility and choice for our student and parents.

 

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – November 28

The health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority, and we are committed to transparency and open communication. Last week, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education changed the process for tracking COVID-19 cases and have now required schools to move to 100 percent online when a specified number of cases is reached based on a 14-day rolling count. The number of cases that will initiate a move to online is based upon the size of the building. At the Ephrata Area School District, the respective buildings will temporarily move to online for all students in accordance to the chart below:

The complete list of requirements from the state can be found at THIS WEBSITE. As you will see, there are recommendations for the number of days a school should be closed to in-person instruction once the minimum number is reached, as well as a longer closure recommendation if a higher threshold of cases is reached. Also included in these requirements from the state is the important note that “If case investigations, contact tracing, and cleaning and disinfecting can be accomplished in a faster time frame, the length of closure time may be shortened.” So far this year, the completion of case investigations, contact tracing, and cleaning/disinfecting has been completed by our District staff in less than 24 hours for every COVID+ case. 

Therefore, under this new set of state requirements and the current trend of COVID+ cases entering our schools, we do not anticipate an extended move to online-only learning in the near future. If state requirements or the amount of COVID+ cases significantly change – we will consider a longer-term move within a given building or the entire District to online learning.

Over the last three days of the Thanksgiving break, we have been notified of two additional COVID-19 cases – one individual at Ephrata High School and one at Ephrata Middle School who have tested positive.  The individuals who were determined to be close contacts were immediately notified and are required to quarantine at home and away from others for 14 calendar days from the last time of presumed exposure. 

This brings the 14-day rolling count to four at Ephrata High School and two at Ephrata Middle School.

According to the state requirements, the District is NOT initiating a move to online learning for any students in grades K-8, nor are we extending the shift to online learning for all High School students beyond Friday, December 4. We will continue to monitor all COVID-related situations and consult with the Department of Health as needed. Please know that we are doing everything possible to mitigate the risk of COVID in our schools. We continue to follow our Health and Safety Plan, rigorously clean and disinfect all schools and buses, and adhere to the steps outlined when a COVID+ situation arises. Please continue to use the COVIDReport@easdpa.org email account to inform the district of any situation where a student is tested or gets a positive result of a test for COVID-19.

As a reminder, if your child takes a COVID test for any reason, we require the child to stay out of school until the test results are returned or a doctor provides a note to clear the child to return to school. It is important to note that receiving a negative COVID test result while placed in quarantine does not allow a close contact to return to school or activities any sooner. Staff and students who return after a positive diagnosis or quarantine will be screened by a school nurse before entering classrooms. Additionally, please continue to screen your child for COVID symptoms before sending him or her to school. 

Lastly, all Districtwide COVID-related communication and resources can be found on the COVID-19 page of our website, and parents/guardians are always welcome to contact our building principals or school nurses with any questions. 

 

 

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – November 20

We are thankful for the emails recognizing the efforts of our staff to engage our students in the various instructional modes we have offered since the start of the school year. As we communicated earlier this week, the District is continually monitoring case information and considering if a shift to online learning for all students is in the best interests of the health, safety, and instructional needs of our staff and students.

Current case data as of the end of the day today shows only eight active cases: two at the High School, one at the Middle School, two at the Intermediate School, two at Fulton, and one at Clay. There are no active cases at Akron or Highland.

This week, we have evaluated more data and believe that the best decision at this time is to move Ephrata High School students to online learning for the week after Thanksgiving (December 1-4).

Several factors weighed heavily in the decision to move students in Grades 9-12 to online learning in a preemptive effort to increase the chance of staying open through the remainder of December.

  • To date, over 230 students and staff members at Ephrata High School have been quarantined due to COVID cases, which is more than the other District buildings combined.
  • The High School has had the highest number of quarantined students per case than any other building at 18. This means that on average, 18 people at the High School are quarantined every time we have a case. The average for the rest of the District is eight students per case.
  • The High School seven-period schedule means students comingle more, which makes it more difficult to reduce their exposure when a COVID positive person enters the building.
  • Data from Penn Medicine/LGH indicate that the number of cases seen in people between the ages of 15 and 19 are significantly higher than younger school-age children.
  • High school students are more socially independent, may have drivers’ licenses, and are less supervised when they gather outside of school.
  • High school students benefit more from independent, online learning than other grade levels benefit.

The current data does not warrant the shift to online learning for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. However, we encourage you to monitor your email throughout the Thanksgiving break in case a change becomes necessary. If you have a child in Kindergarten through Grade 8, please make plans in the event we need to shift additional grade levels to online learning. We continue to be dedicated to offering the Modified Traditional Instructional Mode as long as we safely can.

Recently, several authorities, medical and otherwise, have commented on the safety of in-person instruction.

  • On Thursday, a joint statement of Northeastern governors, including Pennsylvania Governor Wolf stated, “Medical research as well as the data from Northeastern states, from across the country, and from around the world make clear that in-person learning is safe when the appropriate protections are in place, even in communities with high transmission rates.”
  • This sentiment was also emphasized by our partners at Penn Medicine/LGH last Friday when they stated, “Schools have done a tremendous job at limiting in-school spread. The community is more of a threat to them than they are to the community.”
  • At a press conference on Thursday, November 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield stated, “For kids K-12, one of the safest places they can be…is to remain in school.CLICK HERE to view his press briefing.

These next few weeks may be the biggest challenge of the year so far. If we all do our part over the Thanksgiving break — avoiding gatherings, wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet of distance, washing hands, and continually monitoring for symptoms — we can continue to offer the multiple instructional mode options as we have been. If we become less vigilant about these safety measures and allow an increase in COVID-19 cases within our schools, we may be forced to shift to online learning for all students.

We remind you of the importance of screening your child daily for COVID-19 symptoms and seeking medical attention as needed. If your child is identified as a close contact due to activities outside of school, is quarantined, or tests positive for COVID-19, please inform District officials by using the newly established COVID reporting email address at COVIDReport@easdpa.org. Additionally, it is important that we all do our best to follow the orders released earlier this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Health about face coverings and traveling out of the state, which you can reference with the links below.

Thank you for working together with the District to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff.

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – November 18

The District is committed to continuing to offer a variety of instructional modes as we have done since the start of the school year. The feedback from families has been predominantly positive, and parents have indicated that the instructional options are helping to meet their family’s needs. However, the increase in COVID+ cases that we have seen in the last few weeks, and the complications they have produced, is causing us to face the reality that we may need to, at some point, move to online. There are three situations which may cause a shift to online learning for all students.

  1. As a directive from the Governor or the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)  –  The DOH has indicated they do not plan a forced closure at this time. However, they are recommending it due to the current COVID testing positivity rate in Lancaster County.
  1. As a response to a sudden increase in the number of active cases, a series of connected cases, or an inability to properly staff a building or the entire District  –  The District has seen a gradual increase in COVID+ cases among students and staff. There are currently nine active cases, five of which will move to inactive by Friday. The biggest challenge currently facing the District is the number of unfilled positions due to staff members who test positive or must quarantine due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. We are currently averaging over 20 unfilled teacher positions over the past five days, and a shortage of substitutes is making it increasingly difficult to properly staff buildings, from classrooms to custodial to Food Service.
  1. As prevention against a potential outbreak due to a potential increase in COVID+ cases  –  Thanksgiving, despite strong warnings against it, could bring together friends and family, which has caused many health experts to be concerned this will lead to a spike in positive COVID cases in early December. In a typical year, cases of the flu and other communicable illnesses spike after the Thanksgiving holiday. Over the past six months, national and some local data show a spread of coronavirus in the week or so after holidays like July 4th, Labor Day, and Halloween. Additionally, most colleges and universities have adjusted their schedules so that students will return home for Thanksgiving and not return to campus until after the winter break. This adds unavoidable potential of the virus entering the homes of students and staff.

The Montgomery County (PA) Office of Public Health recently directed all schools in their county to move to virtual/remote learning only and suspend extracurricular activities for the 2-week period from Monday, November 23 through Sunday, December 6. They believe it is a proactive approach that will ultimately give schools a stronger chance at remaining in-person throughout the rest of December.

Presently, the Ephrata Area School District is considering a shift to online learning for all students. District families will be informed by the end of this week if the District is going to switch to online instruction for all students for the week after Thanksgiving. We wish to emphasize that it is important to make plans now if a switch to online learning for your child would require you to adjust your work schedule or find daytime supervision for your child.

We continue to monitor data, consult with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and prioritize the health and safety of students and staff. Please know that if we do cancel the Modified Traditional, in-person, mode of instruction for any length of time, it is in what we believe to be the best interests of our students and staff.

It is important for parents and students to stay vigilant in monitoring their own health for COVID symptoms and continuing to use prevention strategies when away from school to reduce the spread of the virus. Remember:  If your child is having any symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, do not send him or her to school or any other group activity.

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued new COVID-19 orders. We are gathering more information and clarification about how these new orders will impact District activities. In the meantime, you may want to check out the DOH information about these new orders at the following links.

  • Universal Face Coverings Order FAQs
    • The District Health and Safety Plan approved by the School Board in July and AVAILABLE HERE mandates face coverings for all students and staff. Exceptions include “mask breaks” of less than 10 minutes or while eating.
  • COVID-19 Information for Travelers FAQs
    • Anyone traveling out-of-state from Pennsylvania must obtain a negative COVID test 72 hours before returning to the state or must quarantine for 14 days upon return.

We recognize the timing of this COVID order for travel does not come at a good time and may be difficult to adhere to immediately. If you have travel plans outside of Pennsylvania while this order is in effect, please contact your building principal to work out a plan for your trip.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through this unpredictable school year together.

Districtwide COVID-19 Update – November 11

This e-mail is to share some information relevant to the current spike in COVID-19 cases being seen across the country and within Lancaster County.  At a meeting held Monday with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Lancaster County COVID-19 case data were reviewed along with information about the county moving from Moderate to Substantial in the Pennsylvania classification system.  While it was suggested to more closely monitor the weekly data prior to districts making any significant changes, it was also recommended that every district across the county move to online learning for all students.  It is important to note that COVID-19 case data is not tracked by school district boundaries.

The following represents up-to-date information – by the numbers – for the students, staff, and visitors of the Ephrata Area School District this school year:

  • 4,900  –  The approximate number of students, staff, and support employees who are involved physically or virtually on a daily basis for school operations
  • 48  –  The number of school days so far this year
  • 27  –  The number of COVID+ cases within a building or district activity since the first day of school in late August
  • 10  –  The number of active cases in the District, as of the end of the day today (3 moving to inactive by this Friday)
  • 3  –  The number cases indicating that close contact at school activities MAY have contributed to the spread of COVID-19

Based on the District COVID+ case data, we do not plan to shift to online learning for all Ephrata Area School District students at this time.  We will continue to monitor case data and consult with the Pennsylvania Department of Health while we proceed with offering our current instructional mode options:  Modified Traditional, Online Learning, and the Ephrata Virtual Academy.  Additionally, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety measures put in place to protect students and staff from spreading the virus and maintain regular communication with the families and staff in each building when cases occur.

It is important for parents and students to stay vigilant in monitoring their own health for symptoms and continuing to use prevention strategies when away from school. We do not want to learn the hard way about how important monitoring symptoms, using face coverings, and maintaining 6-feet of social distance can be to control the spread of COVID-19.

Remember:  If your child is having any symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, do not send them to school or any other group activity.

While we are hopeful to be able to continue to offer our instructional mode options for the remainder of the year, the reality is that there may be a time when we see the need or are directed to move to online learning for all students.  We recognize that schools not being physically open for students causes a significant hardship for many families.  This is one of the primary reasons why we are committed to offering the Modified Traditional option for as long as it is safe.  However, we do suggest that families begin to consider options and make potential plans if their child’s school moves to online only.

Thank you for your continued efforts to monitor your child for symptoms and for your flexibility as we continue to navigate through this unpredictable school year.

New Athletic Spectator Information – October 8

Earlier this week, Governor Wolf released new guidelines on gatherings, including athletic events. The limits are based on a percentage of venue capacity, whether inside or outside, and offer us the opportunity to allow more fans to attend events and cheer on our Mountaineers.

The remaining athletic events in the fall season will follow these guidelines. Face coverings and social distance will be enforced in all settings in accordance with existing state recommendations.

Football

  • Approximately 475 spectators will be permitted, which will include the homecoming court and senior students.
    • There will be a sign-up sheet for seniors who wish to attend.
    • Ticket distribution to the families of our players, cheerleaders, and marching band members will be handled by the Athletic Director and Head Coach / Director for each respective group.
  • No visiting fans will be permitted.

Girls’ Volleyball

  • Approximately 105 spectators will be permitted, including spectators for the visiting team.
    • Ticket distribution to the families of our players will be handled by the Athletic Director and Head Coach.

Cross Country

  • No spectators will be permitted at the League Championships on October 20 and 21 at Ephrata Middle School.

Field Hockey and Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer

  • The number of spectators at these sporting events has not been strongly impacted to date by state guidelines. These new calculations allow us to welcome 300 guests to these events.

Livestreaming of some athletic events is available on the EASD EVENTS LIVESTREAM. In addition, Blue Ridge 11 will be broadcasting a variety of sporting events within their coverage area.

PLEASE NOTE:  Other school districts may have different rules in place. Please be sure you understand those rules if you choose to be a spectator at an away event when permitted.

 

CLICK FOR MORE COMMUNICATION FROM SEPTEMBER – JUNE.

 

 

Ephrata AM 5-10-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday May 10, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars Prom on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and are now available.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will continue tomorrow May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold tomorrow morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link is posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and all orders are due by TODAY May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the remains of the Chinese rocket that was hurtling back towards Earth have crashed into the Indian Ocean. The bulk of the rocket was destroyed as it re-entered the atmosphere, but what was left landed just west of the Maldives on Sunday. The monitoring service Space-Track, which uses US military data, said the rocket was recorded above Saudi Arabia before it fell into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. In other news, on this day in history, in 1773, Parliament passes the Tea Act, which taxed all the Tea in the American Colonies and eventually led to the Boston Tea Party.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Friday, softball lost vs Lampeter Strasburg.

Saturday, baseball won 6-1 vs Twin Valley.

 

Today baseball is at Solanco, track is home vs Manheim Central, and volleyball is home vs Lancaster Mennonite.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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All day today, there will be Paper Diamonds hidden throughout the entire school. Whoever has the most paper diamonds by the end of the day will get a gift from the Mini-THON club. If you believe you have collected the most paper diamonds, stop down to Mrs. Socie’s room 317 during ACT time to present your total.

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Ephrata AM 5-7-21

5 MIN FILLER

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday May 7, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars Prom on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and are now available.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will continue next week on Tuesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold on Tuesday morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link is posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and all orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to fall back to Earth in an uncontrolled re-entry this weekend. The rocket is around 40,000 pounds which makes it one of the largest items in decades to fall back to earth in an undirected path. Most of the vehicle should burn up when it makes its final plunge through the atmosphere, although there is always the possibility that metals with high melting points, and other resistant materials, could survive to the surface. The chances of anyone actually being hit by a piece of space junk are very small because so much of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, and because that part which is land includes huge areas that are uninhabited.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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yesterday, baseball won 5-3 at CV, boys lacrosse won 7-4 at Twin Valley, with goal scoring led by Ephrata AM’s Zane Cammauf with 2. Jordan Devonshire also had 2 goals in the win.

In tennis action, Ephrata lost to Dallastown in a team playoff 4-1. The lone win was from Chase Wilson who came from a first set 4-6 loss to defeat his opponent 7-5 and 10-6. Chase also recently battled to a bronze medal in playoffs that punched his ticket to move on to Hershey. The doubles team of Lance and Chase Wilson also are moving on in playoffs.

 

Also yesterday, volleyball lost at Manheim Central 3-0, and softball won 8-4 vs CV.

 

today, baseball is at Lampeter Strasburg, boys lacrosse is home vs E town, and softball is home vs Lampeter Strasburg.

Saturday, baseball is at Twin Valley.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-6-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday May 6, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The news you have been waiting for–There will be a prom this year!  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will continue on Tuesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold on Tuesday morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link will be posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and all orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the SpaceX company is progressing the development of its Starship rocket. The latest prototype, Serial Number 15 (SN15), has just completed a successful high-altitude ascent and landing. A small fire licked around the base of the vehicle on touchdown but was soon extinguished. There’s considerable interest in the Starship concept now that NASA has chosen it to land astronauts on the Moon later this decade. Elon Musk, believes the new 50m-tall Starship can do it all, bigger and better – and not just at Earth; he says the technology will get people to Mars.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Tuesday, baseball won 7-4 vs Lebanon, boys lacrosse lost 7-13 at LS, volleyball won 3-0 vs Lebanon.

In track action yesterday, both teams won against Solanco. Girls: 95 – 54 and the Boys 87 – 63.

 

Today, baseball is at CV, boys lacrosse is at Twin Valley, volleyball is at Manheim Central, and softball is home vs CV.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-4-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday May 4, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Teachers, today begins our Mini-THON May Month. A teddy bear has been hidden in a classroom. The goal is to not have the Teddy Bear in your classroom by the end of the month. You can use students as well as another teachers/admin to transport the bear to another teacher’s classroom. The bear must be in a visible spot (not in cabinets). By the end of every week, if you have the bear, please contact your Mini-THON Representative to let them know. This way, we can keep track of the bear.    Today Mini-THON is holding “May the 4th Be With You” day. Participating teachers will teach in the dark tomorrow, while students wear glow sticks.

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The news you have been waiting for–There will be a prom this year!  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and will be available Monday, May 3.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will be on Thursday, May 6, and again next week on Tuesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold on Tuesday morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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April showers bring May Mini-thon! As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link will be posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and ll orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, a town in Japan has used an emergency COVID relief fund to build a giant squid statue. The statute is 43 feet long and lies in the town of Noto, where flying squid is a delicacy. It used about $228,000 of the emergency fund to build. No one really knows why they built a random statute of a squid but some people believe it is to bring back tourists after the pandemic. In other news, on this day in history, in 1715, a French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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yesterday, track won vs Lebanon. The boys: Ephrata 104 2/3 – Lebanon 45 1/3 Girls: Ephrata 119 – Lebanon 26, and softball won 23-1 at Lebanon.

 

today, boys lacrosse is at LS, volleyball is home vs Lebanon, and girls lacrosse is at Hempfield

tomorrow, baseball is at CV, and softball is home vs CV.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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Thursday May 6th, EHS is celebrating our Seniors’ future plans with National College Signing Day.  Be sure to wear your college, military, or career GEAR that day to support the CLASS of 2021!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-3-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday May 3, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Teachers, today begins our Mini-THON May Month. A teddy bear has been hidden in a classroom. The goal is to not have the Teddy Bear in your classroom by the end of the month. You can use students as well as another teachers/admin to transport the bear to another teacher’s classroom. The bear must be in a visible spot (not in cabinets). By the end of every week, if you have the bear, please contact your Mini-THON Representative to let them know. This way, we can keep track of the bear.    Tomorrow Mini-THON is holding “May the 4th Be With You” day. Participating teachers will teach in the dark tomorrow, while students wear glow sticks. Glow sticks are still available for purchase during lunches today for a $1 donation.

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The news you have been waiting for–There will be a prom this year!  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and will be available Monday, May 3.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will be next week on Thursday, May 6, and again the following week on Tuesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold on Thursday morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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April showers bring May Mini-thon! As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link will be posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and ll orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the Italian government has approved a plan to furnish Rome’s ancient Colosseum with a new floor, giving visitors the chance to stand where gladiators once fought. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced the project to build the wooden, retractable floor on Sunday. At this time, the 2,000-year-old monument has no floor. It was removed by archaeologists in the 19th Century, exposing the underground network of tunnels where gladiators and animals were held before the Roman blood sports began. Mr Franceschini said the “extraordinary” new floor would allow visitors to “see the majesty of the Colosseum” from its center. The floor is expected to be finished by 2023.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Friday, boys lacrosse won 14-6 at Cocalico. Brock Boyer had 5 goals and Hunter Mortimer added 4 in the match. Girls lacrosse lost 13-12 vs Cedar Crest. Leading scorers for the lady Mounts were Alyssa Wene with 4 and Mallory Kline and Grace Willetts each with 3. Softball won 22-12 vs Solanco.

Saturday, baseball lost 10-1 at Red Lion, girls lacrosse lost 11-17 at Lancaster Catholic. Alyssa Wene had 7 goals.

Today, baseball is home vs Lebanon, boys lacrosse is home vs E town, track is home vs Lebanon, and sotball is at Lebanon.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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Thursday May 6th, EHS is celebrating our Seniors’ future plans with National College Signing Day.  Be sure to wear your college, military, or career GEAR that day to support the CLASS of 2021!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 4-30-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday April 30, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Great news for all pizza lovers! The freshmen class has extended the Dominos pizza card sale through TODAY Friday. For only 10 dollars you can buy a card for 10 free pizzas. Please stop by Mrs. Ludwig’s room, 233 or see a class officer to take advantage of this great deal!

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Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The news you have been waiting for–There will be a prom this year!  You are invited to attend an evening Under the Stars on Saturday, June 12 at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.  Guest forms will still be required for guests who are not Ephrata students and will be available Monday, May 3.

 

Tickets for this year’s prom are $30.00 per person and sales will be next week on Thursday, May 6, and again the following week on Tuesday May 11 and Thursday May 13 after school from 3:10 to 4:15.  Tickets will also be sold on Thursday morning, May 11 from 7:30 until 8:10 for students who cannot make it after school.

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Next Thursday May 6th, EHS is celebrating our Seniors’ future plans with National College Signing Day.  Be sure to wear your college, military, or career GEAR that day to support the CLASS of 2021!

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April showers bring May Mini-thon! As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link will be posted on schoology! The shirts are $12 and ll orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the world’s glaciers are melting at an accelerating rate, according to a comprehensive new study. A French-led team assessed the behavior of nearly all documented ice streams on the planet. The researchers found them to have lost almost 270 billion ton of ice a year over the opening two decades of the 21st Century. The meltwater produced now accounts for about a fifth of global sea-level rise. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen that glaciers have lost about 267 gigatonnes (which is about 589,000 pounds) per year” said Robert McNabb, from the universities of Ulster and Oslo. The loss of water is accelerating. It is growing about 48 gigatonnes, or 104,000 pounds, every decade. On this day in history, in 1798, George Washington is inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Tuesday, volleyball lost 3-0 at Garden Spot. Wednesday, baseball lost 0-5 vs E town, boys lacrosse won 16-9 vs Lancaster Catholic. Top scorers were Brock Boyer with 7 and Hunter Mortimer with 6. Softball lost 10-0 vs E town.

Yesterday, girls lacrosse lost 17-6 vs Warwick. Alyssa Wene had 4 goals for the Mounts.

 

Today, baseball is at Solanco, boys lacrosse is at Cocalico, girls lacrosse is home vs Cedar Crest, softball is home vs Solanco,

Tomorrow, baseball is away at Red Lion, girls lacrosse is at Lancaster Catholic, and softball is at Octorara.

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Now back to the main desk

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Seniors: Mandatory graduation practice is June 1st at 8:30, immediately following head down to the Ephrata Grater Park for a food truck frenzy, tickets for the picnic are available in the HS office.

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The Mini-THON Club will be Partnering with Ephrata Strength and Conditioning to hold a Weight Lifting Competition. The competition will be separated by gender and weight classes. Weight Classes are as follows:

 

100# and under

101-150 lbs

151-200 lbs

200# and up

 

This competition will be help on Saturday May 8th starting at Approximately 9am. Registration forms can be picked up in room 317 (Mrs. Socie) and are due by Monday May 3rd.   A $10.00 registration fee applies. This $10 registration fee goes to the Four Diamonds Fund to help families who are trying to conquer Pediatric Cancer.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 4-26-21

5 MIN FILLER

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday April 26, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Dear class of 2023, your class officers are running a t-shirt sale to help raise money for our grade. If you remember we came around to your classrooms and asked you guys to pick a logo for the t-shirts and one that won is this (show picture). T-shirts will be $10 and long sleeve shirts will be $15. Your home room teachers will have order forms for you if you are interested in buying any shirts. Lots of colors to choose from. Deadline for orders is tomorrow April 27th!

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April showers bring May Mini-thon! As you all should know this years mini-thon is retro themed and will last all of may, so help support the fight in pediatric cancer by purchasing a totally retro t-shirt. The T shirt order form link will be posted on schoology!The shirts are $12 and ll orders are due by May 10th , as well as the money, which can be given to Mrs. Socie in room 317 ! So hurry up and get a shirt before it’s too late!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, the Caribbean island of St Vincent has been blanketed in ash after the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano. Over 15,000 people have been displaced, just weeks away from hurricane season. Infrastructure and agriculture have also been severely impacted, and experts say the eruptions may continue for weeks or even months. The UN has launched a $20m fundraising appeal to aid with St. Vincent and help with recovery. On this day in history in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Friday, baseball won 3-2 vs Hempfield, and softball lost 6-1 vs Hempfield. Tennis won 5-2 vs Donegal to advance in the LL league tournament and remain undefeated on the season. Saturday, baseball lost 7-5 vs Southwestern and softball won 11-1 vs Hershey.

 

Today, baseball is home vs Manheim Twp, boys lacrosse is home vs Cocalico, track is at E town, and softball is at Manheim Twp.

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Now back to the main desk

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The Ephrata High School Mini-THON Club would like to announce our newest event. We will be Partnering with Ephrata Strength and Conditioning to hold a Weight Lifting Competition. The competition will be separated by gender and weight classes. Weight Classes are as follows:

 

100# and under

 

101-150 lbs

 

151-200 lbs

 

200# and up

 

This competition will be help on Saturday May 8th starting at Approximately 9am. Registration forms can be picked up in room 317 (Mrs. Socie) and are due by Monday May 3rd.   A $10.00 registration fee applies. This $10 registration fee goes to the Four Diamonds Fund to help families who are trying to conquer Pediatric Cancer.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 4-22-21

5 MIN FILLER

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday April 22, 2021. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Attention anyone who likes pizza for free.

The class of 2024 is selling Domino’s coupon tickets! Each ticket costs $10 and includes 10 coupons.

9 coupons are buy one pizza get one of equal value free and one  is a free large topping pizza!

The sale started April 6th and will end April 23rd!

All money will go to the class of 2024  future activities.

If you would like to purchase a card contact Mrs. Ludwig in room 233 or freshman class officers Rebecca Abraham, Tristian Hart, Evelyn Banks, and Sara Brass.

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Dear class of 2023, your class officers are running a t-shirt sale to help raise money for our grade. If you remember we came around to your classrooms and asked you guys to pick a logo for the t-shirts and one that won is this (show picture). T-shirts will be $10 and long sleeve shirts will be $15. Your home room teachers will have order forms for you if you are interested in buying any shirts. Lots of colors to choose from. Deadline for orders is April 27th!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news, NASA’s mars rover has made breathable oxygen for the first time. An instrument on Nasa’s Perseverance rover on Mars has made oxygen from the planet’s carbon dioxide atmosphere. The oxygen generation was performed by a toaster-sized unit in the rover called Moxie. It made 5 grams of oxygen which is what an astronaut on Mars would need to breathe for around 10 minutes. NASA thinks that whenever humans start going to Mars, the astronauts would carry scaled up versions of Moxie with them instead of carrying oxygen from Earth. On this day in history, in 1889, the Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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Tuesday, boys lacrosse lost 17-8 vs CV, In tennis action, Chase and Lance Wilson held out for a 9-7 victory in their doubles match against E town. The team remains undefeated with a 7-0 win. volleyball won 3-1 vs Cocalico, and softball lost 9-1 at Fleetwood.

 

Wednesday, baseball lost a close one 8-9 vs Penn Manor

 

Today, boys lacrosse is at Garden Spot and volleyball is at E town,

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Now back to the main desk

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Attention all EHS students,On behalf of the Ephrata Mini- THON Club, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 Mr. Four Diamonds King is….. Austin Keens! A huge thank you to all competitors for their participation this year and congratulations Austin!

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Mini-THON Announcement:

The Ephrata High School Mini-THON Club would like to announce our newest event. We will be Partnering with Ephrata Strength and Conditioning to hold a Weight Lifting Competition. The competition will be separated by gender and weight classes. Weight Classes are as follows:

100# and under

101-150 lbs

151-200 lbs

200# and up

This competition will be help on Saturday May 8th starting at Approximately 9am. Registration forms can be picked up in room 317 (Mrs. Socie) and are due by Monday May 3rd.   A $10.00 registration fee applies. This $10 registration fee goes to the Four Diamonds Fund to help families who are trying to conquer Pediatric Cancer.

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The FFA chapter will be holding a spring takeout dinner sale. They will be pre-selling tickets until tomorrow Friday, April 23rd and the meals can be picked up at the EHS gym entrance on Saturday, May 8th from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets are $12 each. The dinners will be made by Sei’s Catering of Lititz and each will include:

 

Stuffed chicken breast with gravy

Mac & cheese

Roll with butter

Applesauce

Brownie

tea, lemonade, or water

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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