Ephrata AM 9-20-19

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday Sept 20! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Today a representative from Johnson and Wales University will be here at 9:00.   Monday a representative from Saint Vincent College will be here at 8:00 and a representative from Shippensburg University will be here at 1:15.  Any students interested in meeting with a representative in the CRC, please sign up in Schoology.

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Attention Sophomores, Juniors and seniors, did you purchase a yearbook last year? If so, the spring supplements will be available for pickup at the attendance window or at lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Stop past and pick up your copy. The spring supplement contains all the activities and sports from spring all the way up to graduation.

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Attention German NHS members.  This Monday, September 23, is our first meeting of the year. The meeting will be in Frau Nace’s room right after school and if you have a Tshirt from last year, please wear it!  If you have a scheduling conflict, please message Frau Nace or Frau Wise.  Danke!

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Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!”

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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In today’s news, Jeff Bezos has announced a new climate change plan for Amazon. He claims the company will be running on 100% renewable energy by 2030, and be carbon-neutral by 2040. This “Climate Pledge” as its being called is seemingly in response to the thousands of Amazon workers that have been calling for Amazon to reveal its real carbon footprint, which, according to Amazon),is cresting at about 44 million metric tons.

 

On this day in history, explorer Ferdinand Magellan left for his now legendary voyage around the globe, which took his crew nearly two years to complete. Unfortunately, Magellan died on the voyage during a scuffle with native Phillapinos, however Magellan still became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean, and the rest of his crew became the first Europeans to circumnavigate the entire planet.

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Yesterday in sports, field hockey won 4-1 vs Cedar Crest, and volleyball lost at E town.

today, boys soccer is at McCaskey, tennis is at Hempfield, girls soccer is home vs McCaskey, and football is home vs Donegal

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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From the Principals: Please be reminded that you should only have one ear bud in when using them. This is so others are still able to communicate with you. And yes this applies to the lunch lines. We have had too many issues lately with cafeteria staff trying to communicate with students who can’t hear them because they have both ear buds in.

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If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day TODAY!

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Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!

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That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!

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AFTERNOON MESSAGE:

As a follow-up to the message sent earlier today, the investigation of the recent encounter with two students has concluded.  For more details and the updated police report visit:  https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/cases/investigation-possible-luring-completed

Please contact your child’s building principal with any questions.

 

MORNING MESSAGE:

We were informed on the morning of Thursday, September 19 of an encounter between two school-age students and an individual who attempted to lure the students to his vehicle on Wednesday, September 18.

More information is provided from the Ephrata Police Department that can be accessed at: https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/cases/police-seek-information-suspicious-driver

During school today, classroom teachers reviewed safety protocols with students on what to do if a stranger is encountered when traveling to and/or from school.

Additionally, extra police presence has been requested at each of the District elementary schools and the Intermediate School during dismissal and arrival for as long as needed.

Please contact your child’s building principal with any questions or concerns.

Ephrata AM 9-19-19

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Thursday Sept 19! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Today a representative from Juniata College will be here at 1:15.  Tomorrow a representative from Johnson and Wales University will be here at 9:00.  Any Student’s interested in meeting with a representative in the CRC, please sign up in Schoology.

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Attention Sophomores, Juniors and seniors, did you purchase a yearbook last year? If so, the spring supplements will be available for pickup at the attendance window or at lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Stop past and pick up your copy. The spring supplement contains all the activities and sports from spring all the way up to graduation.

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Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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In today’s news, India has announced and immediate and widespread ban of e-cigarettes. Bans across the world are taking place as more and more governments strive to protect its youth from nicotine addiction. Reports are popping up around the globe of suspected vaping related lung health problems in teenagers who rampantly consume the addictive substance.

 

On this day in history, in 1959, Nikita Kruschev, former leader of the former Soviet Union, conducted his now famous visit to Los Angeles during an extended visit and summit with President Dwight Eisenhower. After a heated debate with the President of Twentieth Century Fox (death threats were said), Krushchev exploded in anger on learning he was banned from entering Disneyland. Kruschev is reported to have exclaimed in a burst of rage, “And I say, I would very much like to go and see Disneyland. But then, we cannot guarantee your security, they say. What is it? Is there an epidemic of cholera there or something? Or have gangsters taken hold of the place that can destroy me?” Kruschev left Los Angeles the following morning.

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NOW OVER TO __ WITH LUNCH

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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO

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Yesterday in sports,  tennis lost vs CV.

today, field hockey faces Cedar Crest, and volleyball is at E town.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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From the Principals: Please be reminded that you should only have one ear bud in when using them. This is so others are still able to communicate with you. And yes this applies to the lunch lines. We have had too many issues lately with cafeteria staff trying to communicate with students who can’t hear them because they have both ear buds in.

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If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day on Friday September 20.

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Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!

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That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!

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Ephrata AM 9-18-19

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Wednesday Sept 18! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Today a representative from Scranton College will be here at 8:00, a representative from Messiah will be here at 9:00 and a representative from Cedar Crest College will be here at 1:15.  Tomorrow a representative from Juniata College will be here at 1:15.  Any Student’s interested in meeting with a representative in the CRC, please sign up in Schoology.

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Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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In today’s news, California Highway Patrol endured a wild goose chase, or maybe more aptly named, a wild emu chase this last Friday. No one knows where this emu came from, from a zoo or maybe a private owner, either way the bird was safely secured on California Highway 99 and was rightfully brought into custody.

 

On this day in history, George Washington placed the first cornerstone of the U.S Capitol building in 1793. The legendary laying of the stone was documented extensively, however for hundreds of years the actual location of the stone was lost, until a recent investigation occurred and found the ceremonial stone in the foundation of the Capitol building. Despite this discovery, the engraving said to be on the stone has not been found.

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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO

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Yesterday in sports,  tennis won 6-1 vs Cocalico, boys and girls cross country lost at Cedar Crest, boys soccer tied 1-1 at E town, girls soccer won 2-0 vs E town, and volleyball won 3-1 vs Manheim Central

today, tennis is home vs CV.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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From the Principals: Please be reminded that you should only have one ear bud in when using them. This is so others are still able to communicate with you. And yes this applies to the lunch lines. We have had too many issues lately with cafeteria staff trying to communicate with students who can’t hear them because they have both ear buds in.

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If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day on Friday September 20.

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Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!

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That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!

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Ephrata AM 9-17-19

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday Sept 17! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Today a representative from Muhlenberg College will be here at 8:00 and a representative from Wilson College will be here at 1:15.  Tomorrow a representative from Scranton College will be here at 8:00, a representative from Messiah will be here at 9:00 and a representative from Cedar Crest College will be here at 1:15.  Any Student’s interested in meeting with a representative in the CRC, please sign up in Schoology.

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Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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In today’s news, solutions to the recent lanternfly infestation of Eastern United States are finally coming to fruition. Leading entomologists are suggesting that we fight fire with fire; importing another Chinese insect that is a known predator of lanternflies, a tiny wasp capable of destroying the rampant lanternfly population. Scientists are currently experimenting with the possibility of importation, but they note their efforts in quarantining the wasp in order to avoid another invasive species.

 

On this day in history, the signing of the U.S Constitution occurred! Regarded as the supreme law of the United States, this document came into force in 1789 and has been amended twenty seven times in American history. Seen as a revision to the failed Articles of Confederation during its time, the Constitution reaffirmed early American central power and laid the foundation for hundreds of years of United States law.

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The Ephrata Golf team concluded their regular season yesterday by going 4-1 in their match at Foxchase. The team finished second in section 2  with a record of 20-10. Monday is the LL League tournament at Foxchase and Jeet Patel, Trevor Dydo and Christian Buskirk will be representing Ephrata and will compete for a chance to go to districts. Congratulations on a great season and good luck to the guys on Monday….GO MOUNTS!!

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Yesterday in sports, the field hockey team takes on Manheim Township, girls soccer faces Muhlenburg, volleyball is at Muhlenburg, and tennis won 7-0 at Garden Spot.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day on Friday September 20.

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Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!

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The following is an important announcement regarding Mountaineer Block locations for seniors on Wednesday 9/18:   ALL NON CTC SENIORS WHO ARE IN THE EDUCATION POST-SECONDARY PLAN MUST ATTEND THE SENIOR MEETINGS DURING WEDNESDAY’S MOUNTAINEER BLOCK PERIOD beginning at 7:40 am.

 

Mr. Habowski’s students must report to room 215 (ELAB)

Ms. Batdorf’s students must report to the Media Center

Mrs. Davies’ students must report to the parking lot side of the cafeteria

Ms. Schober’s students must report to the serving side of cafeteria

 

Students should bring their laptops to the meeting. If you are in the Employment or Military post-secondary plans, you should report to the following rooms. If you would like to learn more about the college process, you are more than welcome to attend AFTER checking in with  the homeroom teacher you have been assigned to.

 

Last names A-H report to Shortuse(109)

Last names I-P report to Mrs. Fox (200)

Last names Q-Z report to Dr. Harding (110)

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That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!

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EASD: Outstanding Visual Arts Community

Ephrata Area School District Named Outstanding Visual Arts Community in Pennsylvania

Ephrata Area School District was named a 2019 Outstanding Visual Arts Community by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) for their ongoing commitment to visual arts and a well-rounded educational experience.  Ephrata Area School District was among 57 districts across Pennsylvania and five districts in Lancaster County to receive this distinction.

According to PAEA, districts receiving this endorsement demonstrate the importance of their visual arts programs with:

  • Rigorous and Inclusive Programs: Arts programs demonstrate rigor using standards-based curriculum taught at every level by highly qualified and certified arts educators.
  • Highly Accessible Programs: Art programs are offered to all studentsat every level of education with a sustainable budget for the visual arts.
  • Highly Visible Programs: Schools and districts identify their programmatic accomplishments, curriculum for all levels, art staff, mission statements, and arts events using their school websites and social media.

Ephrata Area School District values the importance of a well-rounded education with opportunities for students to engage in arts education in all grade levels.  “Our community has a strong history of valuing the all of the arts.  I am so proud that the students and staff of our district can contribute to it in authentic projects like the murals downtown,” said Dr. Brian Troop, District Superintendent.

“We commend Ephrata Area School District for their active role in providing arts education opportunities for students and receiving the endorsement of Outstanding Visual Arts Community 2019,” said Dr. Stacy Potter, PAEA Advocacy and Policy Chair.

Patriot Day – September 11

District Families:

We look forward to celebrating Patriot Day with students on Wednesday, September 11!

Activities and learning opportunities inspired by Patriot Day and the heroes of 9/11 will be incorporated Districtwide on Wednesday.  District administrators and teachers have developed age-appropriate content to help students learn more about Patriot Day and the many heroes who took part in the national response to the tragic event and continue to keep us all safe today.

The scope of this content will look very different at each age level.  While High School activities may include watching news coverage from the morning of September 11, 2001 and discussing how the effects of that day impacted the world, students in elementary schools will have a much broader experience recognizing heroes who go above and beyond in times of need, including our military, emergency responders, and more.

Patriot Day also provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of living a life with Resiliency and Grit – a key component of our Districtwide Life Ready Graduate profile.

If you have any concerns about your child’s involvement in any Patriot Day activities, please contact your building principal.

Thank you!

Dr. Brian Troop, Superintendent

Dr. Jacy Clugston Hess, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Dr. Rick Hornberger, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

EHS Student Named to All-National Orchestra

Jamie Chon, an Ephrata High School senior, has been selected as a member of the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the AN

HE program is a comprehensive and educational experience.

The 2019 NAfME Ensembles will practice and perform at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida November 6-10 under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education.

Appointment to the orchestra was gained through a rigorous audition process, which included placement in the 2019 All-State Orchestra, where Jamie was named a first chair violinist.

Jamie’s national achievement runs in her family, as both of her older sisters were also selected for All-National Orchestra Ensembles; Grace was a cellist in 2013 and Cristin was a violist in 2016.

Ephrata AM 9-16-19

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday Sept 16 and welcome to the new Ephrata AM! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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In today’s news, more than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers working for General Motors went on strike early this morning, calling for higher wages, more health benefits, and an end to factory closures. Although GM claims its made bounds in employee benefits, some of which being “nationally leading”, in the last 12 years (since the last UAW strike), however employees are saying that GM hasn’t budged since then and another massive strike is necessary.

On this day in history, as the threat of an international war loomed over 1940 America, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the first peacetime draft. Marking a new age in international paranoia, all men from ages 21 – 45 were required to register for the draft. Many of these men would later go on to serve in World War II.

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Friday in sports, football team lost to Lancaster Catholic, and field hockey lost to CV

today, the field hockey team takes on Manheim Township, girls soccer faces Muhlenburg, volleyball is at Muhlenburg, golf is at Foxchase, and tennis is at Garden Spot.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day on Friday September 20.

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Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!

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Attention Pirates, Lost Boys, and all fairy tales’ adventurers! Come on board as the EHS Theater Program sails ship with this year’s fall play auditions of Peter and the Starcatcher TODAY from 3:30-5:30pm in the auditorium. This Tony- winning play upends the story of how the orphan come to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up later known as Peter Pan. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths and bonds of friendship, duty, and family.

 

This production will be directed by Mr. Gonzalez. Performance dates are November 15th and 16th

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That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!

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