Ephrata AM 3-11-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday March 11, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




This announcement is for any students who would like to learn more about the United States Naval Academy as a post-secondary college option.  There will be a bus trip to visit the Academy, which is located in Annapolis Maryland on Saturday March 30th.  The  purpose of this trip is to give interested students and their parents an opportunity to see the Academy first hand, learn about the application/appointment process, and meet with local area high school graduates who are presently midshipmen at the Academy.  If you have an interest in serving your country as an officer, this is a great way to attend college for free, as a degree from the Academy is estimated to be worth approximately $400,000 for the four year program.


Check out the information sheet on Schoology if you would like to learn more!


Attention Juniors and Seniors planning on going to Prom this year:  Prom packets will be available online starting this week or you can pick up a copy from Room 209 or outside the Attendance Office.


Tickets will go on sale March 19th and 21st, and again on March 27th and 28th.  Ticket sales will take place in the small classroom in the Media Center.


Prom will take place on April 27, 2019 and will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.  Along with a new venue we also have a new DJ; so come join us and make some Golden Memories.


Students who have obligations will not be allowed to purchase a ticket.  This includes any fees or obligations such as lost books, library fines, lab fees, missing forms, and time owed.  Get your obligations cleared now, and keep them clear so that you can make a “hassle-free” purchase of your prom tickets.


REMINDER:   Students will be seated at tables of ten so gather your friends and purchase your tickets AS A GROUP.


Attention Seniors!  The Ephrata National Bank Scholarships, including the Hibshman Scholarship, are now open on epnb.com.  Log on to Naviance for more information.  Apply today and get FREE MONEY for college.  Applications and all materials are due to the bank by March 31st.






US plane maker Boeing is facing questions after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash on Sunday killed all 157 people on board. It was the second crash in five months involving a 737 Max 8, and comparisons are being drawn with a Lion Air accident in Indonesia last October. In response, a number of airlines have now grounded all planes of the same model. However, experts warn it is too early to say what caused the latest disaster.


In other news,


Tesla is increasing prices of its electric cars after scaling back a store closure programme. The carmaker said the 3% price rise would not apply to the new mid-market Model 3. Earlier this month Tesla said it would close an unspecified number of stores to fund a cut in the price of the Model 3 in the US to $35,000. It will now close “about half as many” stores – making half the cost savings. The carmaker, founded by Elon Musk, said that keeping more stores open would require a rise in vehicle prices by about 3% on average worldwide.


On this day 1818 Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel. In Shelley’s tale, a scientist animates a creature constructed from dismembered corpses. The gentle, intellectually gifted creature is enormous and physically hideous. Cruelly rejected by its creator, it wanders, seeking companionship and becoming increasingly brutal as it fails to find a mate.






The High School Girls Volleyball Team will be holding a meeting tomorrow March 12 @ 3:15 in the Middle School Gym Lobby. This meeting is for any girls who are currently on the team, current 8th graders who will be joining the team in the fall or new girls who might be planning on play in the Fall of 2019.


Topics will include upcoming tournament fundraiser, off season conditioning, open gyms & Juniata Team Camp registration. Meeting should be done by 4:00


If you have any questions email coach Mike Elliott @ mike_elliott@comcast.net




The Lancaster County Workforce Development Board’s Youth Council is excited to present the 2019 Health Careers Expo.  The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday March 27, 2019. The event is being held at the PA College of Health Sciences. We are excited to add a new activity to the event this year, an Immersive Experience via IMAX technology. Students will be able to guide the experience using remotes.  If you are interested in attending this event, please stop down to guidance and pick up a permission form.  Permission forms are due by 3/18/19.


A reminder to all students currently enrolled in AP courses: Friday March 15th is the deadline to register for this year’s AP exams. If we do not have this form and your $15 deposit for each exam that you are planning on taking by the end of the day on Friday March 15th, we cannot order an exam form for you.


If you have questions, please make an appointment to see your counselor through Mrs. Ditzler right away.