Ephrata AM 9-17-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday Sept 17! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Today a representative from Muhlenberg College will be here at 8:00 and a representative from Wilson College will be here at 1:15.  Tomorrow a representative from Scranton College will be here at 8:00, a representative from Messiah will be here at 9:00 and a representative from Cedar Crest College will be here at 1:15.  Any Student’s interested in meeting with a representative in the CRC, please sign up in Schoology.


Once again, it’s that time of year– we are pleased to announce that this year’s EHS Homecoming Dance will be held on October 5th from 7pm-10pm. Join us for a Night Under the Stars and pre-order tickets during lunches for $10 starting Monday, September 23rd. You are also welcome to buy tickets at the door for the price of $12. See you then!






In today’s news, solutions to the recent lanternfly infestation of Eastern United States are finally coming to fruition. Leading entomologists are suggesting that we fight fire with fire; importing another Chinese insect that is a known predator of lanternflies, a tiny wasp capable of destroying the rampant lanternfly population. Scientists are currently experimenting with the possibility of importation, but they note their efforts in quarantining the wasp in order to avoid another invasive species.


On this day in history, the signing of the U.S Constitution occurred! Regarded as the supreme law of the United States, this document came into force in 1789 and has been amended twenty seven times in American history. Seen as a revision to the failed Articles of Confederation during its time, the Constitution reaffirmed early American central power and laid the foundation for hundreds of years of United States law.






The Ephrata Golf team concluded their regular season yesterday by going 4-1 in their match at Foxchase. The team finished second in section 2  with a record of 20-10. Monday is the LL League tournament at Foxchase and Jeet Patel, Trevor Dydo and Christian Buskirk will be representing Ephrata and will compete for a chance to go to districts. Congratulations on a great season and good luck to the guys on Monday….GO MOUNTS!!


Yesterday in sports, the field hockey team takes on Manheim Township, girls soccer faces Muhlenburg, volleyball is at Muhlenburg, and tennis won 7-0 at Garden Spot.





If you are interested in taking the PSAT on Wednesday October 16, please come to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide.  Sign ups will close at the end of day on Friday September 20.


Attention all HS students, Are you interested in working with Elementary Students?  Sign-ups for the MOUNTS Buddy Program with Fulton Elementary students will be on 9/24, in the cafeteria, during lunch. If interested, please look for Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Davies to find out more information about this exciting program!!!


The following is an important announcement regarding Mountaineer Block locations for seniors on Wednesday 9/18:   ALL NON CTC SENIORS WHO ARE IN THE EDUCATION POST-SECONDARY PLAN MUST ATTEND THE SENIOR MEETINGS DURING WEDNESDAY’S MOUNTAINEER BLOCK PERIOD beginning at 7:40 am.


Mr. Habowski’s students must report to room 215 (ELAB)

Ms. Batdorf’s students must report to the Media Center

Mrs. Davies’ students must report to the parking lot side of the cafeteria

Ms. Schober’s students must report to the serving side of cafeteria


Students should bring their laptops to the meeting. If you are in the Employment or Military post-secondary plans, you should report to the following rooms. If you would like to learn more about the college process, you are more than welcome to attend AFTER checking in with  the homeroom teacher you have been assigned to.


Last names A-H report to Shortuse(109)

Last names I-P report to Mrs. Fox (200)

Last names Q-Z report to Dr. Harding (110)


That’s it for us today Ephrata. See you here again tomorrow!