Ephrata AM 2-7-23

Good Morning Ephrata! NAMES today is Tuesday February 7, 2023 Please rise for a moment of silence and a pledge to the flag.
Nothing to do THIS Friday night? Want to get your ‘dance on’?  Join us for the Mini-THON Sadie’s Dance Friday, February 10th from 7-10 pm. You can buy tickets at lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for $12 and at the door Friday night for $15.  There will be a great DJ, Valentine’s treats and more!  Come out and support a great cause and have fun doing it! Ladies---- now is your chance to ask the guys to join you or ask a group of your friends to come!
This is a reminder that the next regular meeting of the Mountaineer newspaper is scheduled for tomorrow after school in room 318. Editors should have their story ideas ready. All staff should plan to attend.
Later this week the junior class will be selling candy grams to be delivered on Valentine's Day. The sale will take place Thursday Feb 9th, 10th and 13th Candy can be purchased at all the lunches.
Now over to __________ with the news
On February 1st 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 Sarah Taylor, who won first place at the local level.
Congratulations Sarah.
Finally, the social studies department would like to thank all students who participated in the Voice of Democracy contest.
now back to the main desk
This is a reminder for 11th grade students to login to your PowerSchool portal to enter course requests for next year.  Be sure to research all course options, checking out course descriptions and prerequisites for each courses you are interested in, as well as to consider pathway elective opportunities for next year.  The course selection portal closes for 11th graders on Sunday February 12th at midnight.
Don’t delay, and be sure to select courses for next year today!
Signup to take the ASVAB today!  If you are in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and need some help making career decisions, then consider taking the ASVAB.  The ASVAB is designed to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work, explore occupational skills in line with your interests and skills, and develop a strategy to realize your career goals.  This free assessment is offered at EHS on Wednesday, March 15th and there is absolutely no military commitment by taking the test.  For the juniors who need to complete the ACT 158 Keystone graduation requirement, this is great way to fulfil that– all you need to do is score a 31 on this test.  You can find the sign up link in Schoology as well as on the Counseling webpage.
This important announcement is for any senior whose prospective college requires a mid-year transcript.  While the majority of colleges do not require these, you should double check to see if your school needs an updated transcript.  If so, login to Naviance to request one ASAP.
If you have any questions, stop by the counseling office to check with Mrs. Ditzler.
Attention Juniors: Thaddeus Stevens college will be hosting a College Fair on Tuesday March 14th.  This fair attracts approximately 100 different colleges, universities, and trade school representatives.  This is a great opportunity for 11th graders to interact with and learn about different colleges, which was a main focus of recent Junior Transition meetings.
Space is limited, so if you are interested, please print out a field trip permission packet from Schoology or pick one up from the Counseling Office and return it asap.
Today, bowling is away at Manheim Central and rifle is home vs Manheim Central. Basketball plays against Warwick. The girls are away and the boys are home. 
Now back to the main desk
Students go to period 6 for ACT today.
Have a great day Ephrata!


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