Ephrata AM 11-19-18






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




TODAY, a representative from AFS and the Speedwell Foundation will be in school periods 5,6 and 7 to meet with students interested in study abroad.  AFS supports students who want to spend a year abroad—either during high school  or post high school as a GAP year.  There are scholarships available.  This is an amazing opportunity to spend time in the country of your choosing. These are not just travel abroad experiences to Germany or Spain, but there are many choices of countries to choose from. There will also be an Ephrata student there, Destiny Ovensen-Stauffer, to share her experience in Germany last year.   If you are interested and would like to sign up, please see a language teacher in the building before Friday to get your name on the list..  Language teacher rooms are all located between rooms 128 and 138 on the first floor.


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 news feed.  The submission deadline is tomorrow November 20th, so don’t delay.






Japanese car giant Nissan has proposed removing chairman Carlos Ghosn from his post over financial misconduct claims. The firm said it had been conducting an internal investigation for several months which showed Mr Ghosn had been under-reporting his pay. “Numerous other significant acts of misconduct” including “personal use of company assets”, were also found. “Nissan deeply apologizes for causing great concern to our shareholders and stakeholders,” the company added. The firm said it had been providing information to the Japanese Public Prosecutors Office and would continue to do so. Nissan said it also planned to oust representative director Greg Kelly who had been “deeply involved” in the misconduct.

Scientists have changed the way the kilogram is defined. Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called “Le Grand K” which is locked away in a safe in Paris. On Friday, researchers meeting in Versailles voted to get rid of it in favor of defining a kilogram in terms of an electric current. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures. But some scientists, such as Perdi Williams at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, have expressed mixed feelings about the change. I guess we’ll have to WEIGHT and see!

On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War


Now over to _________ with lunch






There will be an information meeting tomorrow  Tuesday November 20th in room 122 at 2:35 PM for anyone interested in playing football next fall. We will be going over our off-season program and discussing our team goals! Please make arrangements to attend. See Coach Miller if you are unable to attend. Come join the quest for a Section Title!!!


Now for the thought of the day.




Exploring Military Options?

There is an event for you at Hempfield High School on December 6th 6:30-8:30.  This is a great opportunity to learn about military service, job training and college funding.  There will also be presenters who will provide information about the benefits of an ROTC scholarship (full tuition, books, stipend, etc.).  Please take advantage of this chance to see what our armed services have to provide you.

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