Ephrata AM 12-7-18





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday December 7! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.





This year Student Council is doing a new event called a sing-a-thon to help raise money for the Christmas charity! There will be four different duet groups of teachers at each lunch period. Your job is to put your money in the duet bucket you want to see sing live on Ephrata Am! The bucket with the most money wins. Starting this Friday, swing by the table at lunch and drop your money in the teacher duet group you wish to sing a truly embarrassing Christmas song! Bidding ends next Wednesday!


Person 1 : Are you ready?

Person 2 : For what?


Person 2: OOOH that’s right.  Student Council is running the annual Christmas Charity homeroom competition this year.

Person 1:  The homeroom that raises the most money will get a doughnut party that Santa would be sorry to miss.

Person 2:  What’s so good about just getting doughnuts?

Peron 1: Hold on its not just doughnuts, you can possibly have it all.  Hot Chocolate, milk, OJ, fruit, bagels, Christmas cookies. You name it you got it!  And all of that happens on Dec 21st the day you leave for break.  So, what a great way to end the year before Christmas break than with a spread the likes of Buddy the Elf has NEVER seen!

Person 2:  Does second place get anything?

Person 1:  Yuppers!  The homeroom that gets second place will get a regular donut party….. so just donuts…. Which is still pretty cool. And those donuts will also be there on Dec 21st before you leave for break.

Person 2:  Does third place get anything? 

Person1:  The rumor is there homeroom gets high fives from Mr. Marzock on Dec 21st

Person 2:  That prize sounds better than the rest.

Person 1:  So don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggings and help out some local Ephrata families this holiday season.

Person 2: Every little bit counts.

Person 1:  That is pretty sweet

Person 2: Sweeter than a candy cane.

Person 1: So talk to your homeroom teacher to see how you can spread Christmas cheer for all the world to hear, this holiday season!






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on this day in 1790 The United States Capitol moved from New York City to Philadelphia where it stayed as the capitol until 1800 when the District of Columbia was completed and became the capitol.


Now over to _________ with lunch







Ski season is almost here and  you’re time is running out to join the Ski & Snowboard Club.  We ski at Bear Creek 5 times starting in January.  Whether you are learning or  experienced – Bear Creek is a great place to be on the slopes.  See Ms. Brimhall or Mr. Shortuse to get signed up…NOW!!!


Today in sports, bowling is away at Leisure Lanes vs McCaskey, the girls basketball team will be in the Northern Lebanon tournament, and the boys in the Exeter tournament which both continue into tomorrow. Tomorrow you can also come out to the Ephrata wrestling tournament!


Now for the thought of the day





The Ephrata Chess team defeated the crusaders at yesterday’s away match.  Zeke Jones and Noah Powlus had wins on boards 1 & 2 respectively and Justin Witmer won on board 5. We look forward to Tuesday’s home match against Lancaster Mennonite.


For those interested in auditioning or being part of the pit orchestra for the spring musical, The Addams Family school edition, an informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:30pm in the auditorium. At that time, audition packages and song selections from the show will be taught. Auditions are scheduled for January 7th & 8th with callbacks January 9th. 


Dual Enrollment information is now available on the guidance website.  Please stop by guidance for any paperwork that you may need.

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