Ephrata AM 4-15-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday April 15, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




The library will be holding quiet hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school day beginning April 23. Just in time for testing season, the library will provide a quiet place to study for students during all periods on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of May. Any students in the library (study hall pass, Senior Flex, NHS pass, or flexible learning) will be expected to be very quiet or silent. Any student unable to adhere to this request will be asked to leave.


Please check the lost and found tables in the main lobby, all items left on the tables at the conclusion of the school day 4-18-19 will be discarded.


This announcement is for any student interested in more information about summer school opportunities:  Summer school information has been uploaded to your Schoology resources folder.    If there are financial concerns, please be sure to complete the summer school scholarship application for assistance.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your counselor.






On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted by an assassin the night before; he was pronounced dead at 7:22 am.


An angry Confederate actor, John Wilkes Booth, shot Lincoln in the back of the head while the president, first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and another couple were attending a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Booth managed to escape during the ensuing pandemonium. A 23-year-old doctor named Charles Leale was in the audience and rushed up to the presidential box immediately upon hearing the shot and Mrs. Lincoln’s scream. He found the president slumped in his chair, paralyzed and struggling to breathe. Several soldiers carried Lincoln to a house across the street and placed him on a bed. When the surgeon general arrived at the house, he concluded that Lincoln could not be saved and would die during the night.






In sports action, boys lacrosse won 11-4 vs Twin Valley, girls lacrosse lost 19-5 vs Twin Valley.


Attention anyone interested in playing Golf for the Ephrata Golf team in the Fall. There will be an informational meeting with Mr. Souder in the high school gym at 3:30 on Wednesday April 23rd. Again, anyone interested in playing golf for the Ephrata Golf team in the Fall should plan on attending this meeting with Mr. Souder in the high school gym at 3:30 on Wednesday April 23rd.- Go Mounts!!!


This weekend our girls and boys track & field programs competed in the Black Knight Invitational. The girls placed 4th out of 20 teams with a team score of 53. The boys placed 6th out of 23 teams with a team score of 42.


Girls Top 8 Finishers (point scorers)

Anaya Johnson placed 3rd out of 47 in the 100 meter dash and placed 3rd out of 43 in the 200 meter dash.

Mary Campbell placed 4th out of 38 in the 1600 meter run and placed 8th out of 44 in the 800 meter run.

Lexi Roe placed 6th out of 25 in the 3200 meter run.

Alyssa Fedorshak placed 8th out of 25 in the 3200 meter run.

4×100 team of Faith Hershberger, Talia Sheaffer, Tamyra Martin, and Anaya Johnson placed 4th out of 15 teams.

4×400 team of Baileigh Andrews, Olivia Fedorshak, Faith Hershberger, and Mary Campbell placed 7th out of 11 teams.

Ciara Baretto and Olivia Myer tied for 5th out of 26 in the high jump.

Piper Snow won the pole vault.

Kandice Liebl placed 6th out of 39 in the javelin and 7th out of 36 in the shot put.


Boys Top 8 Finishers (point scorers)

Ben Kamide placed 7th out of 47 in the 400 meter dash.

Tyler Shue won the 1600 meter run and 800 meter run.

Andrew Foster won the 3200 meter run.

4×100 team of Humberto Cisneros, Stefano Astudillo, Sam Knowles, and Stanley Wratto placed 8th out of 16 teams.

4×400 team of Ben Kamide, Stefano Astudillo, Kyle Emrey, and Tyler Shue places 3rd out of 14 teams.

Bryce Babyak placed 6th out of 13 in the pole vault.


Athletes will be heading to LS this afternoon. Wish them luck as they will face their biggest tests of the season to remain undefeated.


today,  baseball is home vs Hempfield, tennis is home vs manheim Central, track is away at Lampeter Strasburg, girls lacrosse is away at Penn Manor, and softball is away at Hempfield.


During the school day –  no student failing any class may go to one of the areas previously mentioned. Students need to get a pass to these locations as they always have, but you – the student – will have to look up your grades and prove to the teacher that you are passing everything. Teachers will not look up your grades for you. Not passing all classes, no pass to a flexible area.


After school  – the lounge/café/MTS, bench areas and anywhere outside of classrooms will be completely closed down and no students will be in any of these areas after 3:30. Also, students failing any class should not be in these areas after school at all and will need to prove they are passing all classes when asked by any adult in the building. If you are failing anything, you should be in the media center studying or in ACT. After 3:30 any student still in the building must be in a classroom with a teacher for extended ACT (if available), working out during open hours in the Wellness Center, in the media center on Tuesdays or Thursdays waiting for the activity bus, or waiting for a ride in the lobby/stairs area outside the main office. Or better yet already on your way home. The building is not an afterschool hang out and anyone there after 3:30 will have to leave.



Pick on a Senior Day is right around the corner. Sign ups and bidding continue through April 18 with pick on a senior day being moved to Wednesday April 24th.  All bids are final Thursday April 18. Sign up during lunches today! 25 cents is a minimum bid or you can drop $20 and win instantly!


Stop down to Mr Marzock’s room to sign up or find someone at lunch but bidding will take place during lunches only.


Pick on a senior day Wednesday April 24! Be there