Ephrata Am 4-16-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday April 16, 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.


This announcement is for any student taking an AP Exam this May.  On Wednesday, April 24th, there will be a mandatory AP Pre-Administration meeting in the cafeteria immediately following homeroom.  All students who are taking an AP Exam must attend.  Seniors who come in late are expected to show up in the cafeteria by 7:45AM.  During this meeting, you’ll receive your AP student packs (with your AP number) and you’ll complete portions of your AP answer sheets.


Attention students interested in dual enrollment!  Want to earn College Credit right here at the high school!  Harrisburg University will be here on April 17th at 11:00 to explain their new program, complete applications, and on-the-spot acceptance.  Please stop down to guidance for a pass to attend.


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.


Mrs. Hall’s Communications classes (through the Hall of a Good 2 U Company) are working to raise money for Homes of Hope. Our products make great gifts – including a gift for yourself! Please watch the following video, and consider making a purchase to help a great cause!




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.


The Ephrata eSports team is starting an Overwatch team.  If you are interested in joining, please attend the next eSports meeting this Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 in room 230.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. LoPiccolo is room 213.






A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say. Firefighters are still working to contain the blaze as teams try to salvage the artwork stored inside. President Emmanuel Macron called it a “terrible tragedy”. The cause of the fire is not yet clear. Officials say it could be linked to the renovation work that began after cracks appeared in the stone, sparking fears the structure could become unstable.


In other news,


A study has shown that ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain. Researchers in London compared DNA extracted from Neolithic human remains found in Britain with that of people alive at the same time in Europe. The Neolithic inhabitants appear to have travelled from Anatolia, modern Turkey, to Iberia before winding their way north. They reached Britain in about 4,000BC.






In sports action, girls lacrosse lost at Penn Manor, and softball lost at Hempfield.


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. Go Mounts!!!


today, baseball plays at Manheim Twp, boys lacrosse is at CV, volleyball is home vs Cocalico, and softball is home vs manheim twp.


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.


It’s time for us to learn a little more about the seniors that are working at lunch for your change donations in the Mr. Cottontail competition.


First up is Joel Potts. Throughout high school Joel has been involved in many things such as FFA, shooting with the Palmyra Rifle Team, ushering and leading music at my church, and other activities. The charity he is raising money for is called The Joseph Project. This charity provides humanitarian aid for people in Israel, where the poverty rate is very high. They help supply food, clothing, furniture, and other necessities for people. His future plans include majoring in finance at Ohio State and hopefully becoming a financial planner.


Ricky Bromirski is also in contention to win the title of Mr. Cottontail. During his time at Ephrata high school, he participated in NHS, Leo club, prom committee, and athletics such as baseball and basketball. Next year he plans to attend East Stroudsburg University to major in early childhood education. He chose make a wish as his charity to support because he has a strong passion for helping kids.