Ephrata AM 11-14-18






Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Wednesday November 14! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Attention all 10th graders:  Today is the day that you can begin to sign up for a time slot for your individual transition meeting with your counselor.  These meetings begin on Tuesday, December 4th, with signup information located on the EHS Counseling Department website.  Sign up for a slot as soon as possible, and be sure to pick a date and time that works best with your schedule.  If you have a study hall, you will definitely want to choose that period.  Heck, why not do it right now- pull out your laptop and pick a date and time.

If you have any questions, please stop by the Counseling Office.


Attention winter snow lovers!!!  Ski season is just around the corner.  If you are planning to join Ski & Snowboard Club this year – listen up!  The time to sign up is NOW.  See Mr. Shortuse in room 109 or Ms. Brimhall in room 226 for important information to join the club.


On Monday, November 19th, a representative from AFS and the Speedwell Foundation will be in school periods 5,6 and 7 to meet with students interested in study abroad.  AFS supports students who want to spend a year abroad—either during high school  or post high school as a GAP year.  There are scholarships available.  This is an amazing opportunity to spend time in the country of your choosing. These are not just travel abroad experiences to Germany or Spain, but there are many choices of countries to choose from. There will also be an Ephrata student there, Destiny Ovensen-Stauffer, to share her experience in Germany last year.   If you are interested and would like to sign up, please see a language teacher in the building before Friday to get your name on the list..  Language teacher rooms are all located between rooms 128 and 138 on the first floor.


The school counseling office is holding a contest to look for artwork to feature on the cover of the 2019-2020 Course Selection Guide book.  If you are interested, please download a copy of the information sheet that has been posted to your Schoology newsfeed.  The submission deadline is November 20th, so don’t delay.






Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. More than 56% of voters rejected the idea amid a high turnout. The Calgary vote leaves the Swedish capital Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina D'Ampezzo as the only candidates left. Interest in hosting the summer and winter Olympics has fallen as the cost of staging the events has increased. The IOC will name the 2026 host city next June.

Jewels once belonging to ill-fated French Queen Marie Antoinette are being auctioned in what is being called one of the most important royal jewelry auctions in history. They have not been seen in public for 200 years and include a pearl and diamond pendant, earrings and necklace. The jewels are part of a major collection of jewelry being sold by Italy's royal Bourbon-Parma house. The auction will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva on Thursday. Sotheby's, which is auctioning the jewels, called it one of the most important royal jewelry collections ever to appear on the market.

On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick  now considered one of the greatest classic of American literature was published

also on this day in 2008 Ann E. Dunwoody was promoted to the rank of four-star general. She is the first female to reach the US Army's highest rank, since than there have only been 2 other women who have received the honor. 


Now over to _________ with lunch






Yesterday in sports action the girls soccer team lost their semi-final matchup against Pennridge at West Chester East 1-0. 


Attention high school girls basketball players.  Any girl interested in playing bball this winter should come to room 133 after school on Thursday, November 15th for a brief meeting with Coach Cerullo.


Come out tomorrow night for the Powderpuff game at 7!


Now back to the main desk


The Fall Play, Clue, is only a week away and tickets are now available online! Lets check out a quick video.




Each year, 6.5 million pets find themselves abandoned at U.S. Animal Shelters. Of those 6.5 million, a staggering 1.5 million are euthanized after staying in a shelter for only a month in a half. There will be a Humane League Donation Request from November 13th- November 20th in the cafeteria during lunch. At that time, feel free to donate money, toys, or dry pet food. Your donation will help alleviate the stress of acquiring daily necessities that these animals depend on. After dealing with a heartbreaking past, shelter animals are often left traumatized. With new toys and fresh food, it gives these broken souls another chanced to enjoy life again. We can help end their suffering. Save a life and Donate Today!




Any student interested in auditioning for the High School Jazz Band should sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the band room.  Auditions will be held on November 19th and 20th.   For more information, please see Mrs. Cummings in the Student Activities office.



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