Informational Webinar – August 4, 1:30 PM

 

 

EVA Informational Webinar

Time: Aug 4, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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2021-2022 FAQs

Health & Safety Plans

 

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


Message to Families – July 26, 2021

We have been made aware of some confusion in the wording for the survey issued last week that could impact the accuracy of the results. We apologize for this confusion and have worked to simplify the questions to more clearly gather feedback from parents/guardians.

An updated survey replaces the survey shared with District families last week. Please CLICK HERE to complete the revised survey by the end of the day this Thursday even if you also completed a survey last week.

Again, we apologize for the confusion and are anxious to collect more accurate parental feedback. Thank you for your support as we plan for a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year!

 

Message to Families – July 19, 2021

Like many of you, we are looking forward to the start to the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited that it is looking more and more like a typical, pre-COVID-era return. As part of this process, we are required to have an updated Health and Safety Plan on our website so that anyone can see how we are providing a learning and work environment that prioritizes health, safety, choice, and learner engagement.

While we had updated our plan in June, there has been some additional information shared from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE). The most important part of this new information, in our view, is the commitment by the DOH and PDE to let local school districts make decisions that make sense for their community and the students they serve. We are excited to not be in a “one-size-fits-all” situation when it comes to decisions impacting how we at the Ephrata Area School District serve our students and community. Information on how to access this draft plan, provide feedback, and other related links is below.

Additionally, below is information about the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief of 2021 (ARP ESSER), which also includes a link to a separate survey.

  1. A draft of the updated Health and Safety Plan for the 2021-2022 school year is based upon current information and is intended to guide the opening of the 2021-2022 school year.
    • CLICK HERE to view a draft of the plan.
    • CLICK HERE to complete a brief survey to share your feedback by Wednesday, July 28.

Additionally, to help answer questions and clarify how the District would respond if and when the state would issue further guidance, direction, or mandates, we have prepared FAQs, which are available HERE on the District website. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to submit a question related to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

  1. The Ephrata Area School District is slated to receive approximately $5 million in funding from ARP ESSER. Of that amount, twenty percent ($1 million) must be used for learning loss activities.

District Administration is currently in the planning phases of how this money will be utilized over the next three years. The District administration has identified possible priorities. If you would like to provide feedback on the District plans for the use of ARP ESSER funds, please CLICK HERE to complete a survey by Wednesday, July 28.

Thank you for your support as we plan for a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year!

 

Message to Families – June 21, 2021

We remain committed to maintaining clear and transparent communication leading up to the 2021-2022 school year and have compiled important documents and resources, including an updated FAQ webpage. It is important to note that all of these documents were developed with the understanding that the state mask mandate will be lifted on June 28th or sooner. If that changes or another mandate is issued, both the Summer 2021 Health and Safety Plan and the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan will be revisited. Please click on the links below for more information.

  • School Board Statement – Board President Mr. Rick Gehman publicly read this statement on Tuesday, June 8 to express the Board’s thinking associated with the upcoming school year.
  • Summer 2021 Health & Safety Plan – This plan was developed to help guide activities throughout the summer and was approved by the School Board on Monday, June 14.
  • 2021-2022 Health & Safety Plan – This required plan is based upon current information and is intended to guide the opening of the 2021-2022 school year. This plan will go into effect on Friday, July 30.

Additionally, to help answer questions and clarify how the District would respond if and when the state would issue further guidance, direction, or mandates, we have prepared FAQs, which are available HERE on the District website. 

If you have additional questions related to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, please submit them for consideration and inclusion on the FAQs page. Thank you for your support as we plan for a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year!

2020-2021 School Year Communication

 

 

Ephrata AM 5-25-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday May 25, 2021, the final show of 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 AP Lit. and Comp. students for the upcoming 2021-2022 School year:  Mrs. Graybill has the course set up in Schoology.  You should view the Informational Screencast regarding the course expectations and requirements and stop by Room 106 to pick up books and terms for Summer work.  For any questions, contact Mrs. Graybill in Room 106 or send a Schoology message.

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If you are registered for AP Seminar and you did not attend the summer work and informational meeting last week, please see Mrs. Hull in the library as soon as possible.

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!!Attention Seniors!!

 

Do you have money in your lunch account that you didn’t spend?? If you do, please see one of our Cafeteria cashiers.  They will have a form you can take home to have a parent sign for processing a refund.

 

If you have any questions, please ask one of your Cafeteria Staff and they will gladly answer your questions.

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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 team of NASA researchers suspect that they’ve made a huge discovery about Mars: traces of organic salts on the surface. If that’s true — the scientists haven’t completely ruled out other compounds yet — then it would lend much more credibility to the hypothesis that Mars once supported life. Unfortunately, NASA’s newer Perseverance rover doesn’t have the right tools for the job, and it will be a while before the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will arrive with an instrument capable of analyzing the chemistry.

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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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Soccer summer workouts start Wednesday June 2 and will be every Monday and Wednesday thereafter. Girls 5:30-7:00 Boys 7:00 to 8:30

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Now back to the main desk

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Students who have a yearbook that is paid and ready for pick up can stop past room 318 today anytime after period 1 or the gym entrance tomorrow at 1-2:30. Check your Schoology messages to see if you have one waiting!

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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 5-24-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday May 24, 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 AP Lit. and Comp. students for the upcoming 2021-2022 School year:  Mrs. Graybill has the course set up in Schoology.  You should view the Informational Screencast regarding the course expectations and requirements and stop by Room 106 to pick up books and terms for Summer work.  For any questions, contact Mrs. Graybill in Room 106 or send a Schoology message.

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If you are registered for AP Seminar and you did not attend the summer work and informational meeting last week, please see Mrs. Hull in the library as soon as possible.

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!!Attention Seniors!!

 

Do you have money in your lunch account that you didn’t spend?? If you do, please see one of our Cafeteria cashiers.  They will have a form you can take home to have a parent sign. After that gets handed back in, a refund will be processed.   Mail in or hand that form back in attention to :  Marti Rhoads Food Service Dept

 

If you have any questions, please ask one of your Cafeteria Staff and they will gladly answer your questions.

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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 “Charlie bit my finger” video has been taken off youtube after being sold for $760,999 dollars. The Davies-Carr family auctioned the clip as an NFT, a non-fungible token. Bids came into their auction page throughout the weekend, but the price dramatically increased in its final hours on Sunday. In other news, on this day in history in 1878, the first American bicycle race is held in Boston courtesy of Mr. Bischoff.

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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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Track at Shippensburg results

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Now back to the main desk

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check out all the free things happening at the public library this summer, from the summer reading program with a ton of guaranteed prizes to virtual and outdoor programs, there is something for everyone—and did we mention, it’s free? Mrs. Hull can answer any questions you might have!”

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SUMMER READING VIDEO

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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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Yearbook pickup continues today at lunch!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-21-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday May 21, 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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If you are registered for AP Seminar and you did not attend the summer work and informational meeting last week, please see Mrs. Hull in the library as soon as possible.

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!!Attention Seniors!!

 

Do you have money in your lunch account that you didn’t spend?? If you do, please see one of our Cafeteria cashiers.  They will have a form you can take home to have a parent sign. After that gets handed back in, a refund will be processed.   Mail in or hand that form back in attention to :  Marti Rhoads Food Service Dept

 

If you have any questions, please ask one of your Cafeteria Staff and they will gladly answer your questions.

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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, nearly 50 years after the last Apollo astronaut set foot on the moon in 1972, NASA is planning to send American astronauts back to the moon. The Trump administration called on NASA to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024. But given the significant funding needed for such a project,Bill Harwood, space analyst for CBS News, characterized the 2024 goal as a “really big if.” The first Space Launch System will launch late this year on an unpiloted maiden flight, sending an Orion capsule on a long, looping trip around the moon. A second piloted flight with four astronauts aboard is planned in 2023 to put the Orion capsule through its paces before a landing attempt on the Artemis 3 mission.

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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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There will be a meeting after school today in room 133 for any girl interested in playing high school basketball next season.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 3:30pm.  Please see Coach Cerullo if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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Now back to the main desk

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Don’t forget to join the Mini-THON Club in congratulating a senior today. Today is their last Friday of their High School Career. Wish them luck in all that they do. We are so proud of the class of 2021.

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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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Don’t forget to pick up your yearbook today at lunch!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-20-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday May 20, 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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The activity bus will run through today Thursday, May 20. There will be no activity bus runs after May 20 and the library will close at 3:30 everyday.

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!!Attention Seniors!!

 

Do you have money in your lunch account that you didn’t spend?? If you do, please see one of our Cafeteria cashiers.  They will have a form you can take home to have a parent sign. After that gets handed back in, a refund will be processed.   Mail in or hand that form back in attention to :  Marti Rhoads Food Service Dept

 

If you have any questions, please ask one of your Cafeteria Staff and they will gladly answer your questions.

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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, one of the most sold pickup trucks in the US is now about to be electric. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning promises to revolutionize the truck market. The base model goes for just $39,974 with a range of up to 230 miles. A more advanced model will be sold at around $50,000 dollars and a range of upwards of 300 miles. The extended range F-150 Lightning is able to tow up to 10,000 pounds, which is more than what most affordable gas-powered F-150s are capable of, while the standard version maxes out at 7,700 pounds.

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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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There will be a meeting after school tomorrow on Friday, May 21st in room 133 for any girl interested in playing high school basketball next season.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 3:30pm.  Please see Coach Cerullo if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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Now back to the main desk

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Tomorrow, join the Mini-THON Club in congratulating all of our Seniors for “EHS Senior Day”

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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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Yearbooks are Here!! Pick up yours at lunch tomorrow or Monday. Extras are available for $80.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 5-18-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday May 18, 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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The activity bus will run through Thursday, May 20. There will be no activity bus runs after May 20 and the library will close at 3:30 everyday.

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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 Pennsylvania primary polling locations are open today. Voters affiliated with a political party will choose nominees for municipal offices and several key state judicial posts. Also on the ballot are 3 constitutional amendments. The first 2 are related to how the Governor handled the pandemic. If you are over 18 and registered to vote, you can also weigh in on these amendments even if you are registered independent.

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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 boys lacrosse team traveled to State College HS for a district playoff game. The Mounts came out strong, outscoring their opponents by 7-4 in the first half and then held on for the 8-7 win. Brock Boyer had 5 goals, Nathan Williams 2 and Hunter Mortimer had 1. Ryan Lindberg held strong in goal with 14 saves.

There will be a meeting after school on Friday, May 21st in room 133 for any girl interested in playing high school basketball next season.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 3:30pm.  Please see Coach Cerullo if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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Now back to the main desk

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Today is the Mini-THON Clubs Yogurt Works Fundraiser.  Please stop in and enjoy some yummy treats and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Ephrata Four Diamonds Mini-THON Fund!

Join the Mini-THON Club for THON Thursday. Our theme for Thursday is “Day of the Decades.” 12th grade dress 90’s themed, 11th grade dress 80’s themed, 10th grade dress 70’s themed, and 9th grade dress 60’s themed.

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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 5-17-21

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday May 17, 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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The activity bus will run through Thursday, May 20. There will be no activity bus runs after May 20 and the library will close at 3:30 everyday.

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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,

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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, girls lacrosse won at Penn Manor

 

There will be a meeting after school on Friday, May 21st in room 133 for any girl interested in playing high school basketball next season.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 3:30pm.  Please see Coach Cerullo if you are unable to attend the meeting.

 

today, the boys lacrosse team travels to State College HS for a district playoff game. Good Luck Mounts LAX!

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Now back to the main desk

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Tomorrow is the Mini-THON Clubs Yogurt Works Fundraiser.  Please stop in and enjoy some yummy treats and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Ephrata Four Diamonds Mini-THON Fund!

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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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