Ephrata AM 2-18-20

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

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This week, we are celebrating National FFA week. FFA is an intracurricular organization for students interested in agricultural careers. Although many people incorrectly call it “Future Farmers of America,” you don’t necessarily have to want to be a farmer to be part of the group. Many students in the organization are interested in careers like entomology, veterinary science, wildlife biology, microbiology, food science, ag business, landscaping, welding, or mechanics.

 

Now for our Ag trivia of the day: The Keystone State ranks first nationally in mushroom production – farmers annually produce more than 570 million pounds of mushrooms.

 

As part of our celebration, we are asking everyone to join us for ONE dress down day TOMORROW. Please wear the FFA colors: blue and gold!

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And now for a video from the senior class officers

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SENIOR AD VIDEO

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The final chance to order a yearbook with your name added on the front cover is today, Tuesday Feb 18. Go to jostensyearbooks.com or look at the Schoology post from Mr. Bischoff to print out the form.

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“In today’s news, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. He said in an Instagram post that he’d give grants to scientists, activists and non-profit organizations in an effort to, “fight the devastating impact of climate change”. Interestingly enough, this announcement has come soon after Amazon’s enormous carbon footprint was revealed to the public.

 

On this day in history in 1885, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. The book came as a sequel to Adventures of Tom Sawyer, however it was a lot more serious as it focused on the institution of slavery and life in the antebellum South. The book is considered controversial by many, but still regarded by critics as an American masterpiece.”

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This weekend, several teams represented Ephrata in district level playoffs. The girls basketball team opened the tournament vs Dallastown. Down 17-4 at the end of the first quarter, the Ephrata girls came back strong and eventually traded the lead. Ultimately the girls weren’t able to hold on for the win ending with a 43-41 loss. Senior Gabbie Gerola Hill led the Mounts with 20 points on the night and reached the 1000 point milestone with .5 seconds left in the match. Congratulations girls on a great season!

 

In wrestling action, several Ephrata wrestlers competed in the district matches Kayde Althouse was bested in the semifinal round, but James Ellis proved too strong for any competitors and nabbed the gold at 170lbs.

 

On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

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This weekend, the Ephrata robotics team traveled to Royersford. After the initial qualifying of all 60 teams, the Mounts found themselves in 4th, 5th and 16th positions. All three went to the finals but were unable to advance. The team of Alex Bischoff and Ashton Kunkle were presented with the sportsmanship award.

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Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee.

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the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-13-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday Feb 13, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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The SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is TOMORROW February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until TODAY Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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And now for a video from the senior class officers

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SENIOR AD VIDEO

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The final chance to order a yearbook with your name added on the front cover is Tuesday Feb 18. Go to jostensyearbooks.com or look at the Schoology post from Mr. Bischoff to print out the form.

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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This announcement is for anybody looking to have a good time…On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches TODAY for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends!

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Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee.

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the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-12-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Wednesday Feb 12, 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 SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until TOMORROW Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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Attention Ski & Snowboard Club:  Mother nature is not cooperating.  She’s crying and so are we!!   We  will NOT  be  skiing this week.  New scheduled dates will be Feb 20 and 27.  Please see Ms. Brimhall if you have any questions.

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The final chance to order a yearbook with your name added on the front cover is Tuesday Feb 18. Go to jostensyearbooks.com or look at the Schoology post from Mr. Bischoff to print out the form.

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The Ephrata Quiz Bowl Team wrapped up their season Monday night with a 2-2 record at the league tournament.  Coming in as the number 8 seed, the team started off the evening with a solid 340-190 win against the Lancaster Country Day Cougars.    This win advanced the team to the next round to face the number 1 seed, and eventual league winner, Manheim Township.  The Blue Streaks jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Mounts 560-120.  The team then rebounded with a convincing 480-85 victory over the Garden Spot Spartans.  This win was short-lived, however, as this brought on a match-up with the Hempfield Black Knights, the defending state champion.  Like Township, Hempfield also took the lead early and then finished off the Mountaineers by answering the final four questions, finishing with a score of 400-185.  Congratulations to the five seniors on the team: Chandler Eby, Braden Mulcahy, Khalid Brevli, Payton Miller, and Loi Ngyuen.

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Hey guys!

There is a new after school activity called GEARS Games!!

GEARS Games will be every Wednesday, right after school from 2:40 to 3:15 in the high school gym.

Anyone can attend if they’re interested in team sports (Basketball, Awesome Ball, Matball, Volleyball etc.)

If you are interested in participating in these activities, keep an eye out for a survey and more information.

Only Ephrata High school students are allowed.

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In today’s political news, the New Hampshire Democratic primaries have occured and it seems that Bernie Sanders has taken the lead with Pete Buttigieg trailing right behind. Also, candidate Andrew Yang has dropped out of the race as his campaign came to realize that he wasn’t pulling the numbers needed to win the candidacy. His proposal for universal basic income resonated with many Americans, whom he referred to as the “Yang Gang”.

 

On this day in history in 1909, on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the NAACP was founded. African American leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett announced the formation of the organization to work towards the effort of gaining more civil rights for African Americans in time of tumultuous struggle. The formation of the organization is sometimes marked as the spark to the Civil Rights Movement that characterized the 20th century.

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This announcement is for anybody looking to have a good time…On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

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Do you like movies? Do you want to get into movies? Alright good for you, next announcement….just kidding! A new club has opened up here at EHS for all who appreciate films, it’s called Film Appreciation Club, we’ll meet every Wednesday in Mr. Schade’s room (INSERT ROOM NUMBER). We’ll discuss movies, debate about them and critique them. If you’re interested, please make sure to come to the first meeting TODAY. In this meeting we’ll discuss the movies we’ll watch and the organization of the club. Make sure not to miss it!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends!

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Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee.

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the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Today we leave you with a February Haiku:

 

Love is in the air.

But so is Influenza.

Wash your filthy hands.

 

Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-11-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday Feb 11, 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 SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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Attention Ski & Snowboard Club:  Mother nature is not cooperating.  She’s crying and so are we!!   We  will NOT  be  skiing this week.  New scheduled dates will be Feb 20 and 27.  Please see Ms. Brimhall if you have any questions.

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This announcement is for any students who would like to learn more about the United States Naval Academy as a post-secondary college option.  There will be a bus trip to visit the Academy, which is located in Annapolis Maryland on Saturday March 28th.  The  purpose of this trip is to give interested students and their parents an opportunity to see the Academy first hand, learn about the application/appointment process, and meet with local area high school graduates who are presently midshipmen at the Academy.  If you have an interest in serving your country as an officer, this is a great way to attend college for free, as a degree from the Academy is estimated to be worth approximately $400,000 for the four year program.

 

Check out the information sheet on Schoology if you would like to learn more!

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In today’s news, citizens of Baghdad, Iraq woke up this morning to a sight not seen in over a decade, a city covered in snow. Although it wasn’t much, the city hasn’t seen snow since 2008, and for some, the weather allowed for a brief moment of respite amid the recent chaos of political unrest.

 

On this day in history in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela is credited as being the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, a system of institutionalized racial segregation and white supremacy. After his release, Mandela went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become South Africa’s president in its first free elections.

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Saturday, the girls basketball team fell to Lancaster Country Day 40-49. Brynn Adams led the Mounts with 22 points. Brynn had six 3 pointers in the game.

 

This announcement is for anybody looking to have a good time…On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

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Do you like movies? Do you want to get into movies? Alright good for you, next announcement….just kidding! A new club has opened up here at EHS for all who appreciate films, it’s called Film Appreciation Club, we’ll meet every Wednesday in Mr. Schade’s room (INSERT ROOM NUMBER). We’ll discuss movies, debate about them and critique them. If you’re interested, please make sure to come to the first meeting THIS WEDNESDAY February 12th. In this meeting we’ll discuss the movies we’ll watch and the organization of the club. Make sure not to miss it!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends!

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Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee.

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the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-10-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Monday Feb 10, 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 SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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On Saturday, February 8th,  fifty-six students participated in the high school fair.  Congrats to all who participated!  All students rated in Superior and Excellent are eligible to participate in the North Museum Science Fair in March.  Keep up the good work!

 

Superior

Alyssa Fedorshak

Justin Pauser

Olivia Fedorshak

Joshua Potts

Chase Wilson

Braden Ritter

 

Excellent

Ashlyn Mazzocchi

Meg McCracken

Kaitlyn Rice

Dayton Stauffer

Morgan Zimmerman

Shannon Slaughter

Kierra Parsons

Josiah Ebersole

Brynn Frey

Olivia Gordon

Cecilia Commero

Gianna Dryer

Lennon Hultzapple

Negel Martell

Madeline Fritz

Adam Gockley

Devon Robertson

Talia Sheaffer

Lily Moore

Ezekiel Jones

Olivia Harrington

Madison Stewart

 

Commendable

Athena Castro

Bradley Malmer

Sophia Stauffer

James Ellis

Taylor Becker

Kody Brown

Austin Keens

Jessica Pratt

Grace Young

Jonathan Petrecca

Tunveen Bhandal

Sarah Heberlig

Thomas Petrecca

Mia Goldberg

Amanda Gardner

Madizin Gipe

Anish Khadka

Alexandra Kwiatkowski

Julia Rumyantsev

 

Satisfactory

Alyssa Wene

Tyler Profeto

Halee Deemer

John Schepise-Bitting

Ryan Lindberg

Oliver Fogarty-Harnish

 

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Friday and Sat swimming competed in the LL league swim meet. The 200 medley relay team got 5th, Thomas McGillan got 4th and Colby Simes got 5th in the 200 free, Chad Jones came in 6th in the and Lucas Knopsnyder got 7th in the 200 individual medley and Thomas McGillan got 2nd in the 50 free. The 200 freestyle relay team got 3rd. The 400 freestyle relay team of Thomas McGillan, Colby Simes, Chad Jones and Lucas Knopsnyder won a gold medal. Lucas also got 2nd in the 500 freestyle. Chad Jones got 6th in the 100 breast stroke and the boys team got 3rd overall. On the girls side, the medley relay team got 8th, , the 200 freestyle realy team got 4th, Anya Emmerling got 6th in the 500 freestyle, the girls got 6th in the 400 freestyle relay team, and 7th overall as a team.

 

In rifle,  Three Ephrata Shooters finished the season as League All Stars.  Nicole Johnson finished 2nd in the league with an average of 99.42.  Brianna Bowers finished 3rd in the league with an average of 99.33.  Sawyer Boll finished 8th in the league with an average of 99.

 

Ephrata as a team finished the season second in the league with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses.

 

Ephrata as a team finished second in the league tournament with a score of 989 and 11 centers.

 

Two Ephrata Shooters finished in the top 10 in the League Individuals Tournament:  Jonathan Petrecca finished 4th with a score of 199 and 2 centers.  Nicole Johnson finished 10th with a score of 198 and 4 centers.

 

And finally, a correction has been made with the results of the Pairs Tournament from last week.  Lauren Zimmerman and Christopher Manuel finished 2nd instead of 3rd third in the B-Division after it was discovered that the original 2nd place team was actually an A-Division team.

 

This announcement is for anybody looking to have a good time…On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

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The epic blood drive is Friday, February 13th. The sign ups continue through to TODAY. You can sign up during lunches. Be sure to come show your love for the local “fill this in before the show” the day before Valentine’s Day!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Socie.

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!!! Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee. If you have any questions, please contact a Mrs. Socie, Mr. Martin, or a Mini-THON member. We hope to see you all there!

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Attention all high school students- the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-7-20

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday Feb 7, 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 SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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yesterday, wrestling beat York Vo Tech 42-30. Pins came from Tristan Mellinger, Allen Swofford, Austin Brass Blake Jones, Kayde Althouse, James Ellis, and Tanner McCracken.

 

Spring sports signups end TODAY.  If you are interested in trying out for one of the following sports please sign up: baseball, softball, girls & boys lacrosse, boys tennis, boys volleyball, track & field & unified track & field.  If you have any questions stop by the athletic office between classes.

 

This announcement is for anybody looking to have a good time…On February 21st and 22nd, The 2020 Ephrata Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament will be taking place at The Ephrata Middle School.  Funny team names and crazy uniforms are the name of the game and this year we decided to add a cornhole tournament.  Refreshments and silent auctions you won’t want to miss will be available in the foyer.  Wiffleball teams are $100…Cornhole Teams are $40 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Ovations for the cure of Ovarian Cancer.  Please visit mountshardball.com and click on the wiffleball tournament tab for more information.

 

Today, swimming is off to to Wilson for the LL league swim meet.

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The epic blood drive is Friday, February 13th. The sign ups continue through to Monday, February 10th. You can sign up during lunches. Be sure to come show your love for the local “fill this in before the show” the day before Valentine’s Day!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Socie.

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!!! Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee. If you have any questions, please contact a Mrs. Socie, Mr. Martin, or a Mini-THON member. We hope to see you all there!

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Attention all high school students- the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Ephrata AM 2-6-20

5MIN FILLER

INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday Feb 6, 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 PACAC College Fair is coming up on March 5th!  We will be taking a field trip to Thaddeus Stevens to attend the College Fair.  TONS of colleges, universities, and trade schools will be there for you to get INFO and SWAG!  Pick up a permission form TODAY from the counseling office and return by February 7th. Spaces are limited so be sure to do this ASAP!

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The SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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The items on the lost and found table are stacking up. Students you have until Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.

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Last night Ephrata’s local VFW hosted a dinner celebrating the winners of their audio-essay competition called Voice of Democracy.

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy program awards students for writing and recording patriotic essays.

Each year nearly 40,000 high school students enter to compete for their share of 2.1 million dollars of scholarships.

The dinner honored two Ephrata high school students.

Leah Kreider earned second place at the local level and 3rd place in the district

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AJ Martin earned fourth place at the local level

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Ephrata’s very own Mrs. Mellinger was also recognized at last night’s VFW dinner.  It was announced last evening that the VFW has named Mrs. Mellinger teacher of the year at the district level.

That deserves repeating:

Mrs. Mellinger is the VFW District Level High School Teacher of the Year!

She will now compete at the state level.

 

Congratulation Mrs. Mellinger!

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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, the Senate has voted to acquit President Trump of the impeachment charges, closing the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. The articles against him were abuse of power and obstruction of justice, and a swift vote from the Republican Senate allowed Trump to walk. Curiously enough, the only Republican to vote guilty on one of the articles was Mitt Romney, calling on his “faith in God” and desire to respect his oath of office.

 

On this day in history in 1952, King George VI of Great Britain dies, crowning Elizabeth II Queen of England. To this day, the Queen upholds her position, which is largely ceremonial rather than political. She’s one of the wealthiest women alive, as she holds extensive real-estate holdings and art and jewelry collections.

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NOW OVER TO __ WITH LUNCH

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO

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Spring sports signups are under way on Schoology until February 7th.  If you are interested in trying out for one of the following sports please sign up: baseball, softball, girls & boys lacrosse, boys tennis, boys volleyball, track & field & unified track & field.  If you have any questions stop by the athletic office between classes.

 

Today, wrestling is away at York Vo Tech.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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The epic blood drive is Friday, February 13th. The sign ups continue through to Monday, February 10th. You can sign up during lunches. Be sure to come show your love for the local “fill this in before the show” the day before Valentine’s Day!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Socie.

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!!! Ephrata Mini-THON’s main event is February 29th, 2020 from 2-10PM in the Middle School Gym. The theme this year is JUNGLE. Registration instructions are hanging in a folder next to the Mini-THON bulletin board. The cost this year is a minimum of $35 for a shirt and $25 without a shirt. To guarantee a shirt, payment and registration MUST be done by February 14th. NEW THIS YEAR- you are now allowed to bring students from other schools as well as EHS graduates from the 2019 class. To do this, you need to pick up and fill out a guest form. You can find the guest forms online, in the office, and at the Mini-THON Bulletin board. Your guest must also pay the fee. If you have any questions, please contact a Mrs. Socie, Mr. Martin, or a Mini-THON member. We hope to see you all there!

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Attention all high school students- the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ on February 26th at 7PM. During this game, the senior girls and boys will be competing against EHS teachers, faculty, and staff members. NEW THIS YEAR- we will be selling the PA Farm Show milkshakes before and after the game. We will also be having a raffle before the game for adults and students to be able to shoot from half court and gain points for the teachers and students score. We hope to see you all there!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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Sleep Science, FAQ, Submit Questions & More

In recent years, there has been increased scientific research related to adolescent sleep.  As a result, a growing number of school districts have made changes to school start times.  Since last spring, the Ephrata Area School District has been studying a significant body of research on this topic to ensure school times within the District meet the sleep patterns of our students.  

 The study included the review of research on adolescent sleep patterns and its impact on student performance and well-being.

  • The District has consulted with WellSpan Health to learn from licensed psychologists who have compiled research on school start times and the importance of adolescent sleep.
  • Data from Ephrata Area School District parent and student surveys on sleep habits continue to be reviewed and used as a reference.  A summary of this data is available here.
  • There has been an assessment of the impact of any potential time changes to transportation, athletics, extracurricular activities, food service, and other District operations.
  • Additionally, leaders are learning from others’ experiences as they glean insight from districts who have already adjusted their school times.

Ephrata Area School District leaders will continue to explore options while facilitating conversations with stakeholders, including School Board members, teaching staff, and District families, to meet this goal.  A community information session was held on Monday, December 9, and it is anticipated a recommendation to adjust school start times for the 2020-2021 school year will be made to the School Board in early 2020.

“This effort represents an additional way that we as a district can look at research about how to best serve our students.  It helps us identify ways to better align District operations to reflect this research and to improve how we serve students,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Troop.

As this study continues and potential next steps are determined, information will be made readily available on the District website or sent directly to parents and guardians as necessary.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Submit Questions/Comments

Start Time Proposal – February 10, 2020

Parent Email – January 7, 2020

School Board Meeting Handout – January 6, 2020

Parent Email – December 20, 2019

Community Information Presentation – December 9, 2020

FAQ

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Ephrata AM 2-4-20

5MIN FILLER

INTRO

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

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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Club/Activity group photos will take place tomorrow morning during extended homeroom.

If you are part of any of the following clubs or activities, report to the auditorium after you check in with your homeroom teacher. Please be prompt, we will begin at 7:35.

Link Crew, Leo Club, National Honors Society, German NHS, Spanish NHS, Student Council, GSA, Quiz Bowl, Chess Club, Newspaper, FFA, Anime, Dance Team, Art NHS, Mini THON, Friends of Rachel, Aevidum, Robotics Club, Ski Club, NHS, Bible Study, Science NHS, GEARS.

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The PACAC College Fair is coming up on March 5th!  We will be taking a field trip to Thaddeus Stevens to attend the College Fair.  TONS of colleges, universities, and trade schools will be there for you to get INFO and SWAG!  Pick up a permission form TODAY from the counseling office and return by February 7th. Spaces are limited so be sure to do this ASAP!

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The SAT test will be given at EHS on Saturday March 14.  The deadline to sign-up without a late fee is February 14.  Go to Collegeboard.org to register today.

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Sushi is back Starting at lunch today, while supply lasts!  Available in the Snack Room in the cafeteria and in the Media Center Café.

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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NOW OVER TO __ WITH LUNCH

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO

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Today, bowling is up against Cedar Crest, boys basketball is home vs E town, girls basketball is away at E town, and rifle is away at Manheim Twp.

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NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK

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The epic blood drive is Friday, February 13th. The sign ups continue through to Monday, February 10th. You can sign up during lunches. Be sure to come show your love for the local “fill this in before the show” the day before Valentine’s Day!

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Attention all high school students- Ephrata Mini-THON is holding their annual ‘Sadie’s Dance’.

The dance will be held February 15th from 7-10 pm in the High School Gym.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches from February 10th to the 13th for $8 or at the door for $10.

You may bring a student from another school; however, you must fill out a guest permission form and meet all guidelines and regulations. These forms will be in a folder next to Mini-THON’s announcement bulletin board and can be handed in when purchasing your ticket. Come out and enjoy a fun night with your friends! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Socie.

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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