Ephrata AM 2-8-23

Good Morning Ephrata! NAMES today is Wednesday February 8, 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 Today 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 today 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.
Attention Ski & Snowboard Club:  Remember that we are NOT skiing this week.  Our next and last trip to Bear Creek is NEXT Thursday, Feb. 16.  Pay attention to Ephrata AM and Schoology for possible changes due to weather.  Punxatawney Phil said 6 more weeks of winter so hopefully he’s right!  Think snow!!!!
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On February 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Founded in 1910, by American W.D. Boyce, the Boy Scouts of America has helped shape many of our nation’s leaders.
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.
Yesterday, bowling lost at Manheim Central and rifle won 496-495 vs Manheim Central. 
Top Five Shooters:
Alyssa Vasyanovich 100
Ava Howard 100
Dana Belfiore 99 1 center
Lauren Zimmerman 99 1 center
Nathan Buehler 98 1 center
Basketball played against Warwick. The boys lost.  Despite a third quarter run by the Warriors, the girls held on for a 45-38 victory. Leah Caldwell took top scorer with 17 points.  
Today, bowling begins the post season at Rocky Spring Lanes. 
Now back to the main desk
Sophomores and Juniors! As you choose classes for next year, consider being a part of the Ephrata AM cast and crew! Message your interest to Mr. Jeremy Bischoff on Schoology and sign up in your course selection. 
There is no ACT today.
Have a great day Ephrata!

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