Ephrata AM 2-6-20





Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Thursday Feb 6, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




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!


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 Thursday, 2/13 to claim your items then they will be donated.


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


AJ Martin earned fourth place at the local level


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!






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.








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.




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!


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.


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!


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!


Have a great day Ephrata!