Ephrata AM 1-15-21

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday January 15, 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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A reminder to all students that the second semester begins on Tuesday, January 19th.

 

You will not be receiving a paper copy of your 2nd semester schedule this year.  Instead, you should be sure to check it out through the PowerSchool portal asap.  You can do this by clicking on “My Schedule” from the menu on the left side of the home screen.  Then click on the “Matrix View” Tab which is located above your schedule.  The default is “week view” – which shows this week only.  Beginning Monday, you will see your 2nd semester classes by default.

If you are a long term hybrid or online student (disregard if you are just quarantined), you need to review the listing of courses on the EHS website that will not work being online to make sure that you don’t have any of these on your schedule as you will not be able to take them during the second semester since you are not physically in the high school.  Please message your counselor with a course that you would like to take in its place (see the open class listing on the EHS Counseling website), as these will be dropped if they are on your schedule.

If you want to add a course in place of a study hall, check the open class listing, and Schoology message your counselor with the name of the course and the period that you are switching with a study hall.

If you changed your mind and wish to drop a course, we need you to have your parent email your counselor with the requested change.

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Calling all Mini-THON lovers!

We need senior boys AND male teachers to compete in this year’s Mr. Four Diamonds event.  We also need senior girls and female teachers to help judge their talents.

Let Mrs. Socie, Mr. Martin, Olivia Mountz, Grace Young, Hannah Bright, or Ashlyn Mazzocchi know ASAP if you are interested!

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National Honor Society Senior Members–

Please have your M&M goodie bag or welcome note for your mentee dropped off next week by Friday in room 233 or room 223.  Clearly label your drop-off with your mentee’s name.

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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, after more than 200 years after electric eels inspired the first battery, it has been discovered that electric eels coordinate their zaps. Researchers working in the Amazon filmed eels gathering in packs to herd prey, then stunning them with a synchronized electric shock. The scientists think the eels follow or even herd fish into the shallows before they strike. This behavior, which is seen in wolves and orcas, is rarely seen in fish.

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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, rifle lost vs Gov Mifflin 492-488,

Top five shooters:

 

Jonathan Petrecca 98 1c

Madeline Sherk 98 1c

Sawyer Boll 98

Emily Good 97 1c

Madison Stewart 97

 

Boys Swimming won 128-30 at Manheim Central Individual winners were Colby Simes, Thomas McGillan, E. Lloyd, Cole Freeman and Chad Jones.

Girls Swimming also won easily scoring 121-34. Individual wins went to Alex Kwaitkowski, Kierra Parsons, Alyssa Fedorshak, and Maddy Fritz

 

Wrestling won at Lebanon 52-27. In contested bouts, winners were Frank Riggs and S. Heinsy. Today, bowling faces off against Warwick, boys basketball is home vs Cocalico, the girls are away at Cocalico. Tomorrow, wrestling is at Donegal

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Now back to the main desk

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This is announcement that GSA will be meeting in room 112 until 4 today after school

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Today is the last day remaining in the first half of the school year.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-14-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday January 14, 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 all 11th graders:  You can continue to sign up for a time slot for your individual transition meeting with your counselor.  These meetings begin on January 25th and signup information can be found on the EHS Counseling Department website.  Sign up for a slot as soon as possible, and be sure to pick a date and time that works best with your schedule.  If you have a study hall, you will definitely want to choose that period.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Counseling Office.

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National Honor Society Senior Members–

Please have your M&M goodie bag or welcome note for your mentee dropped off next week by Friday in room 233 or room 223.  Clearly label your drop-off with your mentee’s name.

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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 President Donald Trump has become the first president ever to be impeached twice. He now faces a senate trial. Trump is accused of inciting a mob that stormed Congress last week after he repeated false claims of election fraud. If Trump is convicted there is a chance that the vote would not allow him to ever hold public office again. The House of Representatives voted Wednesday with a 232 yes to 197 no vote to impeach the president for his role in the riot.

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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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The Ephrata bowling team won their match against ETown on Tuesday. Top scorers were Nate Barnica (722) Andrew Barnica (715), and Tanner Murray (656).

 

Rifle won vs Manheim Twp, The top shooters were Madeline Shirk 100, her first ever in her first match

Sawyer Boll 99 1c

Ava Howard 98 1c her first match

Jonathan Petrecca 97 1c

Corbin Wise 97 1c

Madison Stewart 97

Chandler Myers 97

 

The wrestling team lost to Manheim Central 48-21 on Tuesday night. Tanner McCracken, Tristan Mellinger, Blake Jones, and Austin Brass all won their matches for the Mounts.

 

Yesterday boys basketball lost vs Warwick 44-41. Parke Haws was the leading scorer with 13 pts. The girls won 39-29. Jasmine Griffin scored 14 in the win. Today, rifle is home vs Gov Mifflin, Swimming is away at Manheim Central and Wrestling is away at Lebanon.

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Now back to the main desk

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This is announcement that GSA will be meeting in room 112 until 4 tomorrow

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Today marks 2 days remaining in the first half of the school year.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-12-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday January 12, 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 Ski & Snowboard Club:  Our first trip is Thursday and the runs are looking good at Bear Creek this week.  $10 and ALL paperwork is due today.  Return to Brimhall or Shortuse.

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Attention all 11th graders:  You can continue to sign up for a time slot for your individual transition meeting with your counselor.  These meetings begin on January 25th and signup information can be found on the EHS Counseling Department website.  Sign up for a slot as soon as possible, and be sure to pick a date and time that works best with your schedule.  If you have a study hall, you will definitely want to choose that period.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Counseling Office.

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National Honor Society Senior Members–

Please have your M&M goodie bag or welcome note for your mentee dropped off next week by Friday in room 233 or room 223.  Clearly label your drop-off with your mentee’s name.

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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 FBI has warned of possible armed protests being held across the US as Trump supporters and far-right groups call for demonstrations before Joe Biden is sworn in as president. The security for the inauguration will be tight following the events that happen at the capitol. House Democrats say a vote to impeach the president will happen on Wednesday. They accuse Trump of “incitement of insurrection” and say the vote will be held unless Vice-President Mike Pence uses constitutional powers to remove Mr Trump from office.

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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, boys basketball lost 48-55 vs Lebanon. Mason Campbell was the leading scorer with 14 pts. On the girls side, the Lady Mounts came out with a 55-46 win.  Olivia Fedorshak contributed 15 and Cara Teisi added 3 three pointers to the tally. Today bowling is at Dutch Lanes vs E town, Rifle vs Manheim Twp, and Wrestling is away at Manheim Central.

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Now back to the main desk

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The Mountaineer Media Center Café is NOW open daily for Breakfast and during the 2nd half of each Lunch period.  Serving Hot breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and a variety of other breakfast meal choices…. Including Freshly baked glazed Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls and even poptarts.  During the lunch periods we are serving a variety of drinks and simple snacks, including Kickstarts, Fresh baked cookies, Chips, Fruit snacks, rice krispie treats and other goodies.  Stop in quick for your morning meal and your afternoon “pick- me- up” snacks.  If you have any questions feel free to ask any of our Cheerful Cafeteria staff and they will be happy to help you!

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Today marks 4 days remaining in the first half of the school year.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-11-21

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday January 8, 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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Congratulations go out to 12th grader Nicole Trethewey for her artwork submission for the 2021-22 Educational Planning and Course Selection guide book.  Her design will be featured on the cover of next year’s booklet.  Special thanks to all of the students who submitted entries and congratulations again to Nicole.

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National Honor Society Senior Members–

Please have your M&M goodie bag or welcome note for your mentee dropped off next week by Friday in room 233 or room 223.  Clearly label your drop-off with your mentee’s name.

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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, Nancy Pelosi has stepped up the pressure on Vice-President Mike Pence to act to remove Donald Trump from office over his role in last week’s storming of Congress. Mike Pence is said to oppose that idea. If he refuses, congress will hold a vote to impeach President Trump. The House of Representatives would present a resolution on Monday to formally request that Mr. Pence invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows Mike Pence to remove Trump from office and become acting president. However, this would only be for a week or so since President Trump is getting kicked out on the 20th when Joe Biden gets sworn in, but if found guilty it would prevent Trump from holding office in the future.

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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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On Friday, The boys basketball team lost 37-29 to E town. High scorers for the Mounts were Parke Haws with 10 and Mason Hagen with 9 The girls also lost 48-42. Jasmine Griffin led the Lady Mounts with 20 points on the night.

 

The NFL playoff games led to several upsets. The Browns scored 28 points in the first quarter against the Steelers. That was the most ever in a playoff game. Ultimately, Pittsburgh couldn’t come back from the deficit and lost 48-37. The divisional round is next up this coming weekend with 8 teams remaining including a matchup of Drew Brees and the Saints vs Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

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Now back to the main desk

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The Mountaineer Media Center Café is NOW open daily for Breakfast and during the 2nd half of each Lunch period.  Serving Hot breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and a variety of other breakfast meal choices…. Including Freshly baked glazed Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls and even poptarts.  During the lunch periods we are serving a variety of drinks and simple snacks, including Kickstarts, Fresh baked cookies, Chips, Fruit snacks, rice krispie treats and other goodies.  Stop in quick for your morning meal and your afternoon “pick- me- up” snacks.  If you have any questions feel free to ask any of our Cheerful Cafeteria staff and they will be happy to help you!

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Today marks 5 days remaining in the first half of the school year.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-8-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday January 8, 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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Congratulations go out to 12th grader Nicole Trethewey for her artwork submission for the 2021-22 Educational Planning and Course Selection guide book.  Her design will be featured on the cover of next year’s booklet.  Special thanks to all of the students who submitted entries and congratulations again to Nicole.

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This is a quick announcement that the gay straight alliance will be meeting today in room 112 until 4. We hope to see you there

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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, Elon Musk has officially become the richest man in the world. His net worth has crossed $185 billion which beats out Jeff bezo’s $184 billion, who had held the title since 2017. For the first time ever, Elons car company, Tesla, had hit a market value of $700 billion dollars. That makes the car company worth more than Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, GM and Ford combined. Elon reacted to the news on twitter by saying “How strange. well back to work…”.

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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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Winter sports are finally underway today! Bowling is at Dutch Lanes against Lebanon and basketball faces off against E town. The boys are home and the girls are away.

 

NFL playoff games also are on for this weekend. There are 3 games Sat and 3 games Sunday. You’ll have to wait for Sunday night to see the rematch between The Browns and the Steelers – this time with QB Ben Roethlisberger back on the field.

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Now back to the main desk

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The Mountaineer Media Center Café is NOW open daily for Breakfast and during the 2nd half of each Lunch period.  Serving Hot breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and a variety of other breakfast meal choices…. Including Freshly baked glazed Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls and even poptarts.  During the lunch periods we are serving a variety of drinks and simple snacks, including Kickstarts, Fresh baked cookies, Chips, Fruit snacks, rice krispie treats and other goodies.  Stop in quick for your morning meal and your afternoon “pick- me- up” snacks.  If you have any questions feel free to ask any of our Cheerful Cafeteria staff and they will be happy to help you!

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Today marks 6 days remaining in the first half of the school year.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-7-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday January 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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This is a quick announcement that the gay straight alliance will be meeting tomorrow in room 112 until 4. We hope to see you there

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The Mountaineer Media Center Café is NOW open daily for Breakfast and during the 2nd half of each Lunch period.  Serving Hot breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and a variety of other breakfast meal choices…. Including Freshly baked glazed Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls and even poptarts.  During the lunch periods we are serving a variety of drinks and simple snacks, including Kickstarts, Fresh baked cookies, Chips, Fruit snacks, rice krispie treats and other goodies.  Stop in quick for your morning meal and your afternoon “pick- me- up” snacks.  If you have any questions feel free to ask any of our Cheerful Cafeteria staff and they will be happy to help you!

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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, Joe Biden has been certified as the 46th president despite all the scary events yesterday. If you live under a rock, the capitol got stormed and breached by thousands of domestic terrorist Trump supporters who wanted to “stop the steal” after a rally across town that featured Trump and his close allies. As the breach was happening, The President refused to make statements against or call in National Guard backup for overwhelmed Capitol police amid continued unfounded statements of election fraud. The national guard was finally drawn to the scene by the Vice President and Washington D.C enacted a 6:00pm curfew to try to get everyone home. It was the first time the capitol had been breached since the war of 1812. Even after the terrible tragedies that took place yesterday, several Republican Senators and Representatives continued objections into false claims and conspiracy theories that have led to the divisive nature that exists in Congress and the US.

 

Republican Mitt Romney stated, “We gather today due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning. What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy.”

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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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Zane’s Take

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Now back to the main desk

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National Honor Society Senior Members–

 

Please have your M&M goodie bag or welcome note for your mentee dropped off next week by Friday in room 233 or room 223.  Clearly label your drop-off with your mentee’s name.

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Today marks 7 days remaining in the first half of the school year. Time to get moving on those first semester classes!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-5-21

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is January 5, 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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This is a reminder that there is a yearbook meeting today after school in Mr. Bischoff’s room. We need everyone to attend to try to catch back up after the extracurricular shutdown and holiday break. If you have a conflict, please contact your section editor.

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This is a quick announcement that the gay straight alliance will be meeting this Friday in room 112 until 4. We hope to see you there

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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 new COVID-19 bill has started a 180 countdown for UFO disclosures. President Trump signed a $2.3 Trillion dollar covid 19 bill Sunday which started the countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to release everything they know about UFO’s. The provision received very little attention since it wasn’t included in the text but rather a “committee comment”attached to the annual intelligence authorization act. The Secretary of defence and the heads of other agencies must report in those 180 days. The report must address “observed airborne objects that have not been identified” and should include a “detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data”

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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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Winter sports practices are now resuming with many first games this Friday. Athletes should pay special attention to eligibility. With the adapted season and the late start, bad grades can have disastrous outcomes.

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Now back to the main desk

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Today marks 9 days remaining in the first half of the school year. For all you procrastinators out there, you are running out of time to catch up on those first semester classes.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 1-4-21

https://youtu.be/sqg-Yh6nAbA

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Welcome back to the New Year! Goodbye 2020 and Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is January 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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This is a reminder that there is a yearbook meeting tomorrow after school in Mr. Bischoff’s room. We need everyone to attend to try to catch back up after the extracurricular shutdown and holiday break. If you have a conflict, please contact your section editor.

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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, President Trump tells Georgia election officials to “find” votes to overturn the Biden win. He has been recorded saying “I just want to find 11,780 votes”. Throughout the call, republican Brad Raffensperger, rejected Trump’s assertions and explained that the President is relying on debunked conspiracy theories. Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris called Trumps comments a bold abuse of power.

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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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Governor Wolf has reinstated sports and extracurricular activities to begin today! We will keep you updated on all the upcoming events right here on Ephrata AM.

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Now back to the main desk

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Today marks 10 days remaining in the first half of the school year. For all you procrastinators out there, you are running out of time to catch up on those first semester classes.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 12-22-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday December 22. Welcome to the final show of 2020. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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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 US Congress has passed a long-awaited 900-billion-dollar coronavirus aid package. The aid includes direct payments for many Americans and support for businesses and unemployment programs. President Trump is expected to sign the package into law quickly. President-elect Biden also welcomed the relief plan but said Congress needs to get to work to support his COVID 19 relief plan. In other news, Santa is real and you can’t tell me otherwise. How else do presents get under the tree? Who else eats the cookies? The one and only answer is Santa.

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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, The Steelers continued their losing streak – falling to the Cincinnati Bengals 17-27. Although they are still playoff-bound, 3 straight losses are making many wonder if they will be able to make it past the first game, let alone to a title.

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Now back to the main desk

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The last 3 Tis the season episodes of semifinals and the final round are on the Ephrata AM YouTube channel! You’d all get to watch the winners be crowned here live, but with the USPS backlogs, the merch never arrived in time. Expect us to share it though in the new year!

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Only 1 more VIRTUAL school day till holiday break!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 12-21-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday December 21. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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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 new variant of COVID 19 has appeared in parts of England. The government advisors have said they are confident that it is more able to transmit than other variants. The new variant has been blamed for more restrictions in England, Scotland, and Wales. It was first detected in September and by November around a quarter of the cases in London were the new variant. In December that number reached nearly two thirds. Viruses like the flu mutate all the time so this shouldn’t be much of a worry scientists say that it is vital to keep an eye on if the virus changes its behavior.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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Yesterday, the Eagles lost to the Cardinals 26-33. The Steelers play tonight against the Bengals who are 2-10 and 1. The Steelers are on a 2 game losing streak, so Ben Roethlisberger is hoping to lead his team back to the winning column.

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Now back to the main desk

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There are a flurry of Tis the season episodes now available for streaming on the Ephrata AM YouTube channel! It’s better than the four main elf food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup

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Only 2 more school days till holiday break!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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