Ephrata AM 2-9-23

Good Morning Ephrata! NAMES today is Thursday February 9, 2023 Please rise for a moment of silence and a pledge to the flag.
Today (2/9) is the last day to buy Sadie’s tickets at a discounted price of $12.  Tickets will not be sold during lunches on Friday, the day of the dance.  However, you can still attend the dance; just come to the gym area on Friday night to buy your tickets for $15.  Don’t forget to take care of any obligations and bring your school id.  You don’t want to miss this great event!  It won’t only be lots of fun, but you are supporting children with cancer!
Today is the day to send your candy! The junior class is selling candy grams to be delivered on Valentine's Day. Make sure to make your purchases at lunch. All purchases will be delivered on Tuesday feb 14th first period.
“Ephrata School District is participating in Read Across America from Tuesday 2/28 to Friday 3/3. Read your favorite childhood books (like Dr. Seuss) to elementary students in the elementary school that you went to or is close to you!... Clay, Highland, Fulton, or Akron. See Mrs. Cummings in the Athletic Office to sign up!”
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Today we celebrate National Pizza Day! It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities. This cheesy disc went from a niche cultural meal to the star of the show anywhere it turns up! Listen for the lunch later in the show for all your selections of pizza today!
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.
Unified Track Sign-ups are happening now!
 The Unified Sports Programs are designed to promote Physical activity, friendship, respect, and acceptance.
On a Unified Track Team, students of all levels compete alongside one another.
Each team member competes in one track event, one field event, and one relay.
Competitors are divided into ability levels, so you are challenged, but have meaningful competitions.
Through this experiences, people of all abilities build relationships and have fun while training and competing.
Practice is 2 evenings per week, beginning mid-March and running through the spring sports season.
Varsity letters are awarded to those who participate for the entire season.
There are no tryouts for this sport, but you will need a physical to participate.
Sign-up in the athletic office or go to room 239 to become a part of this winning experience!
Today,  basketball plays against E town. The boys are at home and the girls are away. 
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. 
Students will go to period 7 for ACT today.
Have a great day Ephrata!

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