Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Wednesday Feb 12, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS
NEWS INTRO VIDEO
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.
NOW OVER TO __ WITH LUNCH
SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
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.
NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!