Ephrata AM 12-12-18

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Wednesday December 12! We have a lot of announcements this morning so we are going to get started a little earlier than normal!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to another country?  Do you love the exploring nature?

Come with the Spanish department to Costa Rica in June 2020!  In Costa Rica, you will enjoy beautiful tropical beaches, grand adventures to volcanoes and cloud forests, interact with the wonders of nature, all while experiencing culture through the food, people and a visit to a local school.

You do NOT have to be enrolled in Spanish classes to come, as our tour guides will be bi-lingual. 

For more information, stop and talk to one of the Spanish teachers and attend our information meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 at COCALICO High School in room 301. Yes, at Cocalico high school.  We travel together with three other schools, so Mrs. Warfel and the other school chaperones will be present at the joint meeting.

The sooner you enroll, the cheaper it is and the first deadline is approaching soon.  Hope to see you there!

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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. 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 TODAY!

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Have you ever thought about what it’s like to start your own online business?

Is this something you might like to do one day?

Are you an entrepreneur in training?

Tobias Steely, a 12th grade student here in Ephrata, has done just that!

And he is interested in sharing what he learned in the process.

Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2:40 in the library to hear about Tobias’s experience with starting his business. 

Bring your ideas and questions…  It promises to be an interesting and informative session.

EPHRATA AM STAFF – YOU ARE WELCOME TO READ THE SAME ANNOUNCEMENT EVERY DAY, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PIZAZZ IT UP (AS YOU SEE BEST) TO MAKE THE MESSAGE MORE MEMORABLE…

OUR GOAL IS TO GET STUDENTS TO WANT TO BE HERE!!

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Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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The Friends of Rachel Club will be hosting a holiday get-together after school on Wednesday, December 12, from 2:40 - 3:40 in room 121. Come make cards for troops, make some yarn snowflakes, and enjoy cookies, all for free. Drop in any time from 2:40-3:40. We hope to see you there!

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National Art Honors Society has their student induction ceremony on Thursday in Mrs. Yeo’s room from 2:45-3:30.  This event is for students only.

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NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO

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France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 were wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, 29, known to authorities as having been radicalised in prison, escaped after reportedly being injured. Some 350 officers are involved in the search for the gunman. The deputy interior minister has acknowledged he may no longer be in France.

In other news,

One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet. IceSat-2 was launched just under three months ago to measure the shape of the ice sheets to a precision of 2cm. But the Nasa spacecraft's laser instrument is also now returning a whole raft of other information. It is mapping the height of the land, of rivers, lakes, forests; and in a remarkable demonstration of capability - even the depth of the seafloor

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Now over to _________ with lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO

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Last night, the swim teams were in action against McCaskey. The girls won 115-48, while the guys lost 92-70. The girls picked up individual wins by Mary Campbell in the 50 free, Kierra Parsons in the 100 butterfly, Anya Emmerling in the 100 freestyle, Sarah Heberlig in the 500 freestyle, and Alyssa Fedorshak in the 100 backstroke. The medley relay team of Leah Weaver, Maddy Fritz, Emma Huber, and Ava Wolf as well as the 400 free relay team of Leah Weaver, Olivia Gordon, Sarah Heberlig, and Anya Emmerling were also victorious. 

On the boys side, Kyle Emmerling and Thomas McGillan each picked up an individual win. Kyle won the 100 butterfly while Thomas won the 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay team of Kyle Emmerling, Payton Miller, Colby Simes, and Thomas McGillan also picked up the win. 

In addition to yesterday, the swim teams competed in the season opening Invitational this past weekend. The girls team brought home the 2nd place trophy out of 23 teams, while the guys placed 8th out of 18 teams. Thomas McGillan and Kyle Emmerling brought home individual wins in the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM. Alyssa Fedorshak and Maddy Fritz each picked up two top 5 finishes to lead the Lady Mounts. Both the girls and guys 400 free relay teams finished the day off with a 2nd place finish. 

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In other sports results, bowling was shut out vs Penn Manor, basketball both lost to Garden Spot. 

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In rifle action, Ephrata defeated Governor Mifflin 494 to 483

The Top Five Shooters:  

Joshua Potts - 100

Nicole Johnson - 100

Sawyer Boll - 98 1c

Jada Rojas - 98

Brianna Bowers - 98

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Ski & Snowboard Club interest? – we’ve extended the sign-up date if you are still interested in joining the club.  PLEASE see Ms. Brimhall or Mr. Shortuse for paperwork ASAP (NOW would be good).  We need to get details finalized so we need you to get it together and get signed up!!!!  For those of you who have already signed up – thanks and we’ll be contacting you soon with transportation costs.

Think SNOW!!!!!

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Today in sports, Wrestling is away at Donegal

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Now back to the main desk

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this Friday, in the high school cafeteria, from 5-9 pm, parents may drop off their kiddos if they are in Kindergarten through 1st grade.  There is a  cost of $15 for one child and $10 for the second child, but it will be a fun filled night with pizza and Christmas cookies, fun crafts and games and singing Christmas carols!!  You can get a registration form from Mrs. Socie in Room 317.

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Attention students who took the PSAT in October:  This morning in homeroom, you will receive your PSAT testing booklet.  This will be your pass to attend a PSAT Score Report meeting which will take place in the Auditorium. 9th and 10th grade will meet during period 2, and 11th grade will meet during period 3.  During this meeting you will access your online score report, learn what the information in your score report means, and learn how to utilize resources to help you prepare for your future!

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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. 

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Person 1: I hope everyone brought some extra money with them today because this week is the week Student Council is playing Christmas music between each class period.

Person 2: well, why did they need to bring their money?

Person 1: glad you asked... because these aren’t your normal Christmas songs. These are some of the worst songs you’ve ever heard and will hope to never hear again.

Person 2: ohhhhhhh. Gotcha. So the money is to....

Person 1: make the music stop. There will be a student council member between each class hanging out in the main lobby. If we reach our goal of the day, the music will stop.

Person 2: what’s today’s goal?

Person 1: $50.00. so students, teachers, administrators, staff, anyone and everyone in this building, help us make the music stop!

Person 2: so we shall leave you with this gem by Bret Springsteen. Have a great Day Ephrata.

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