Ephrata AM 11-12-18



Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday November 12! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.


Attention winter snow lovers!!! Ski season is just around the corner. If you are planning to join Ski & Snowboard Club this year – listen up! The time to sign up is NOW. See Mr. Shortuse in room 109 or Ms. Brimhall in room 226 for important information to join the club.

The school counseling office is holding a contest to look for artwork to feature on the cover of the 2019-2020 Course Selection Guide book. If you are interested, please download a copy of the information sheet that has been posted to your Schoology newsfeed. The submission deadline is November 20th, so don’t delay.



California firefighters face a possible further spread of several huge fires and more damage as winds strengthen. A lull on Saturday allowed some containment of the blazes, in the north and south of the state, but officials warned residents to stay away as they could again spread very rapidly. A search for bodies continues in the devastated northern town of Paradise, where 23 people are known to have died. Two more people were killed in the southern fire near Malibu. An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. So far this year an area larger than Belgium and Luxembourg has burned, well above the average. California Governor Jerry Brown asked US President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster to boost the emergency response and help recovery efforts.

The U.S. 7th Fleet states that a US Navy fighter jet has crashed in the Philippine Sea, south of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The FA-18 Hornet was conducting routine operations when it “experienced a mechanical issue” that forced the two crew to eject. The pair were rescued from the water in good condition and were being evaluated on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, it added. Okinawa hosts US military bases and thousands of personnel. Japan’s coastguard sent an aircraft to check if there was “any debris or floating oil” as a result of the crash. This is the second recent incident involving the USS Ronald Reagan. In mid-October a US Navy MH-60 Sea-hawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the carrier, injuring 12 people.

On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.

and on this day in 1990 Sir Tim Berners-Lee with help from Robert Cailliau published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web

Now over to _ with lunch



In sports results, girls soccer played to a 1-0 victory aginst Penncrest in the most recent State tournament game on Saturday. They will be playing in the semi final round of states on Tuesday at 5 against Pennridge at West Chester East.

Attention high school girls basketball players. Any girl interested in playing bball this winter should come to room 133 after school on Thursday, November 15th for a brief meeting with Coach Cerullo.

Rifle Open Gyms will be held November 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The first day of practice for the Rifle Team is Friday November 16th.


If you plan on trying out for a winter sport, you must have your physical paperwork turned into the athletic off by TODAY. If you have any question on what paperwork you need please see Mrs. Cummings in the Athletic office.

Attention students who signed up for swimming this winter, there will be an informational parent meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 at the Ephrata Rec Center.

Powder Puff will be Tuesday Nov 13 at 7 pm. Come on out!

Juniors will have powder puff practice after school today from 3:10-4:10

Now back to the main desk

The Fall Play, Clue, is only a week away and tickets are now available online! Lets check out a quick video.


Any student interested in auditioning for the High School Jazz Band should sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the band room. Auditions will be held on November 19th and 20th. For more information, please see Mrs. Cummings in the Student Activities office.