Ephrata AM 9-21-18






Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday Sept 21! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




It's time to order your yearbook!! This is the final week of the introductory pricing for the 2019 edition of the Cloisterette. Next week the price goes up and you also can't get free icons on the front cover, so go to jostensyearbooks.com and order yours today!


Thinking about a career in the healthcare field?  On Friday October 12th, we will be going to HACC's Lancaster Campus for Health Careers Exploration Day.  This is a great opportunity to learn about all the career opportunities available in the healthcare field.  Come to the Counseling Office to pick up more information and permission slip.  Permission slips are due back Thursday September 27th.


Attention Juniors Interested in CTC.  Field trip permission forms are available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for permission slips is Monday 10/1.  You can go on 1 trip or visit all three campuses.






The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in US politics. China recently bought 10 Russian Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles. Beijing has not joined in the sanctions imposed on Moscow by the US and its Western allies since 2014.

Local reports say five people, have been injured in a shooting in the city of Syracuse in the state of New York. According to witnesses, a family had gathered to celebrate the life of a relative who had recently died when the shooting occurred on Thursday. The media reports police later said the shots had come from across the street, hitting the lawn where the victims had gathered for the memorial.

In 1792 the Legislative Assembly voted to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic. The measure came one year after King Louis XVI reluctantly approved a new constitution that stripped him of much of his power.

Fun fact of the day : Moon flowers actually bloom in response to the moon.

Sunflowers will follow the sun as it moves across the sky, but their lunar counterparts only open after nightfall or on cloudy days.


Now over to _________ with lunch






In sports results, tennis lost 6-1 vs Warwick, Volleyball lost 3 games to 0 vs E town, field hockey lost 7-0 at Cedar Crest, and boys soccer won 2-1 vs McCaskey.


Hey Dodge Ball fans, you’re invited to play in the 15th annual Ephrata Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 9th & 10th at the Ephrata High School. Proceeds from this event will help fight Juvenile Diabetes.

You can download information, and a registration form at www.dodgeballfordiabetes.com, you can find a link to that website on ephratamounts.com, or see Mr. Geyer in homeroom 129 for registration information.  Deadline for entry is October 24th, each team is responsible for raising at least $126 in donations per team, with a 3 game guarantee. Prizes will be awarded to teams for raising more money. So get your team donations in for this year’s Senior Circuit bracket.


Today in sports,  girls soccer is away at McCaskey, tennis is home vs Hempfield, and football is away at Donegal. Don't forget to wear GREEN!


Now back to the main desk


If you are interested in taking the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 10th, please come down to the Guidance Office to sign up and get your student guide. Sign-ups will close at the end of day TOMORROW on Friday, Sept. 21st.


Don't forget! Only TODAY left to order your yearbook at the reduced price!



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