Ephrata AM 3-13-18

Morning announcements for 3/13

3/13
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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday March 13! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO
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Person 1: Sir Shamrock is a charity event run by National Honor Society.  Over the years, Sir Shamrock has raised money and awareness for American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Society, Schreiber Pediatric Hospital, the Humane League, and many more organizations that help support our society’s needs.
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Person 2: Each Sir Shamrock candidate will try to win your support and donations for their charity.  This year our candidates are Seth Bollinger, Ethan Brubaker, Aaron Cummings, AJ Morales, and Mark Shykovskyy.  You can vote for your favorite candidate by placing your extra change or dollars in their Charity Jugs at lunch March 12-16.
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Person 1: At the end of the competition, the Sir Shamrock candidate with the most donations will win the contest, be crowned Sir Shamrock live on Ephrata AM, and make a huge donation of all of the money raised by all 5 candidates to his chosen charity.
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Person 2: Stay tuned this coming week for videos from each Sir Shamrock candidate.  They will share with your why you should use your donations to vote for their charity.  Don’t forget to vote at lunch March 12-16. 
That's it for us today, have a ______________ day. Enjoy today's video from Ethan Brubaker.
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Tomorrow a representative from Marywood University will be here at 1:15.  Any students interested in meeting with this representative please see Mrs Ditzler in the Counseling Office .
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Have you ever wanted to help dogs and cats? The Cloister FFA is holding a pet supply donation drive for the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. Donations that are accepted include: 

Unopened dog and cat food
Food and water dishes
Toys
Scotch tape
Paper towels
Gently used blankets and towels
Kitty litter
Leashes and collars and
Dawn dish-washing soap

Donations are being accepted now until March 30th. Donation boxes are located in the high school lobby, Conestoga Animal Hospital, and the Ephrata Public Library. The Cloister FFA thanks you in advance for thinking of the animals! 
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You’ve noticed some changes as we pack up for the media center renovation…the time has come. All classes, study halls, flex, obligation time, NHS passes, etc. will no longer be accepted in the library beginning March 19. THE LAST DAY TO USE THE MEDIA CENTER AND ITS RESOURCES FOR ANY REASON IS MARCH 16. Thanks for your understanding as we prepare to create a fantastic space for you!
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NEWS INTRO VIDEO
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Turkish forces have announced the success of a plan to encircle Kurdish forces in Afrin, a city in Northern Syria. It has been several weeks now since Erdogan began his international offensive against the Syrian Kurds and invaded Syrian territory, due to Turkish paranoia over the regional Kurdish Militia’s growing power in Northern Syria. Turkey also claims they have ties to the PKK, a Kurdish leftist secessionist party in Southern Turkey that opposes the Erdogan regime. The veracity of this claim is unknown but doubtful.

On this day in 1942, the Quartermaster Corps of the US Army began to train dogs for the new war dog program, called the K-9 Corps. Well over a million dogs had served in WWI carrying messages throughout the mazes of trenches and providing psychological comfort to the soldiers. The practice of training dogs was abandoned until WWII when the Quartermaster Corps was tasked with gearing the seven accepted breeds of dog for war. If you're interested, look up Chips the German Shepherd, the hero of the K-9 unit who was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart!

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Now over to _________ with lunch
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LUNCH VIDEO HERE
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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
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In sports results, Boys Tennis team opened their season yesterday vs Northern Lebanon, but we don't have a score. 
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Today in sports, Volleyball and Baseball are at home, and Lacrosse is away at Spring Grove.
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Now back to the main desk
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Attention all students currently enrolled in AP courses:  This Friday, March 16th is the deadline to register for this year’s AP exams.  If you are interested, be sure to see your AP teacher or stop by the Counseling Office for an exam order form and AP Student Bulletin ASAP.  If we do not have this form and your $15 deposit for each exam that you are planning on taking by the end of the day on Friday, we cannot order an exam form for you. 

If you have questions, please make an appointment to see your counselor through Mrs. Ditzler right away.
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9th Grade Future Leaders!  HOBY Leadership is looking for 6 - 9th graders from EHS to attend a one-day leadership workshop in Lancaster on Saturday April 14th.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills and connect with other future leaders.  To be considered to attend, submit a one paragraph essay to the guidance office on the following topic by Monday March 19th:

Explain why you would like to attend the leadership workshop and how you will use the leadership skills developed there to improve EHS.”
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This week is Aevidum Spirit Week! We will be selling cake parfaits after school on Thursday March 15. Our theme for this Aevidum Spirit Week is “We are Lucky to Have You”!!

Today- Gold Day- wear gold or yellow
Wednesday- Tie-dye day
Thursday- Heritage day- Wear colors or flags of where you are from.
Friday- Aevidum Day- wear Aevidum shirts or yellow and black
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