Ephrata AM 2-25-20





Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday Feb 25, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




HACC and the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board have partnered this year to provide a  Health Careers Exploration Day which will be held at HACC’s Lancaster Campus on Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:30-11:30AM.  This annual event is designed for high school students who are truly interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  Often students are not aware of the many different career opportunities that are available to them in the world of healthcare. This program will allow your students to learn about various health-related careers including:


Cardio-Vascular Technology – both Sonography and Invasive – what are the differences?

Medical Laboratory Technology

Nursing – both LPN and RN

Radiologic Technology and Radiology Informatics – what are the differences and how do they work together?

Surgical Technology

and more!


Students will be provided opportunities to participate in interactive demonstrations in HACC’s state-of-the-art labs and also meet with many local healthcare employers during this event! Permission slips are available in the counseling office or in school.  The deadline is March 13th!


This is a reminder for students in grades 9-10 to login to your PowerSchool portal to enter course requests for next year.  Be sure to research all course options, checking out course descriptions and prerequisites for each course you are interested in , as well as consider pathway elective opportunities for next year.  The course selection portal closes for Sophomores on Thursday February 27th at midnight.  Don’t delay, be sure to select courses for next year today!


Student 1: (whispers into the mic) marping

Student 2: what did you say?

Student 1: (whispers into the mic louder) marping

Student 2: again… whats that?

Student 1: Mario- LARPING!!!!

Student 2: Mario what?!?!?!?

Student 1: Mario Live action roll playing GEEEEEEZ

Student 2: what does that have to do with anything?

Student 1: Well, at the next pep rally, homeroom teachers and a student partner of their choosing with get to compete in ACTUAL Mario kart racing in the gym!!!! The winning homeroom gets a pizza party with Marzock and video games for the lunch!!!!

Student 2: Really?

Student 1: And Mario party games where we will pull people from the audience to represent their homeroom to win donut parties for their homeroom!!!!

Student 1: Really?

Student 2: Yup, so start figuring out with your homeroom teacher whose representing your homeroom in the next pep rally!!! Remember, you need your homeroom teacher as well as one student to volunteer.  If they won’t, you can’t win!!!

Student 1:  So pay attention to the announcements for the date and time!!!!!


For all chess team and club members:


The Lancaster Schoolastic Chess League will host its end of season Swiss-style tournament here at Ephrata High School this Wednesday the 26th.  All club members are invited to attend and should make sure they mark their attendance on the Schoology group schedule.  Registration starts at 3:30 and round one of the tournament will begin around 4pm.


A fun afternoon filled with sport tournaments, dancing, food, and games all WHILE raising money for kids with cancer? Sounds like a ‘win-win’ to me!!! You can still register for Mini-THON!!!! The date for the 2020 Mini-THON is quickly approaching- February 29th from 2-10 pm! Registration instructions are posted next to the Mini-THON bulletin board as well as the form to bring a guest! The theme this year is jungle. We are WILD about seeing you there!






In today’s news, the Chinese coronavirus scare has sent the world economy into shock, as the Dow Jones has dropped an astonishing 1,000 points, the worst it’s been in two years. Nearly 79,000 people have been infected by the virus, with cases being discovered and treated nearly worldwide. Airline and cruise line company share prices are dropping almost 9-10% each. However, it’s important to note that most of these drops are created out of anxiety of the growth of the virus, as many are still unsure of the impact the virus may have in coming months.


On this day in history in 1964, a young Muhammad Ali wins his first world heavyweight championship. His opponent, Sonny Liston, was one of the most feared fighters to step into the ring with, but still Ali famously boasted he would “float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee” and come out on top”. Ali would go on to become one of the greatest sporting figures of all time, as much for his social and political influence as his prowess in boxing.








Attention all track and field athletes: There will be an informational meeting tomorrow Wednesday, February 26th at 2:45 in the EHS cafeteria. All team members, grades 9 through 12 are expected to attend. At this meeting, we will introduce our coaching staff, go over team expectations, goals for the upcoming season, and important pre-season paperwork. If you have any questions, please see Coach White in room 120.


Boys Volleyball Open Gyms will now be held at the Middle School Gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30PM to 7:30PM




this week is Mini- THON SPIRIT WEEK and today is tie dye and tutu Tuesday. Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday! Check the flyers around school or listen for the next day right here on Ephrata AM.


Pick on a senior day is coming up! Signups will go until Friday March 13th, so sign up at lunch before then! Get creative and start thinking of some silly senior costumes!


the Ephrata Mini-THON is holding a ‘Student Faculty Basketball game’ tomorrow 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!


Have a great day Ephrata!