Ephrata AM 1-14-19





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




Attention all 11th 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 January 31st and signup information can be found 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.






President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. In two tweets on Sunday, Trump said that he did not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey either. US forces have fought alongside a Kurdish militia in northern Syria against the Islamic State group. Turkey, however, regards the People's Protection Units as terrorists.

In other news,

Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the English government sets out what it calls a "world leading" plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air Strategy, published today, the government promises to set a "bold new goal" to reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030. But green groups say the scheme is vague and severely lacking in detail. They believe the plan proposes nothing new to tackle roadside dirty air.

On this day in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa. With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt’s advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane. Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip.


Now over to _________ with lunch






Friday in sports, bowling won 5-2 vs Lebanon


On Thursday, the swim teams battled against Cocalico. The girls swam away to a 118-50 victory, while the guys came up short 96-73. The girls team won all 11 events. Winners included Leah Weaver, Maddy Fritz, Anya Emmerling, Mary Campbell, Alyssa Fedorshak, Sarah Heberlig, Faith Hershberger, and Kierra Parsons. 

On the guys side, Kyle Emmerling won two individual events and teamed with Colby Simes, Thomas McGillan, and Sam Risser to win the 400 free relay. Colby, Thomas, and Sam all picked up individual wins as well. 

Come out and support the swim teams tomorrow as they face off against Elizabethtown at the Rec Center at 4:00. Both girls teams head into the meet undefeated in the section.


Spring Sports Physicals will be offered on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the Ephrata High School Gym Starting at 5:30pm.  All High School and Middle School Athletes in need of a physical examination prior to the Spring Sports Season should see Mrs. Cummings in the High School Athletic Office to sign-up or have a parent call her at (717)721-1478, extension 19021. You must sign-up for an available timeslot in order to see a doctor for a physical examination on February 6th.  The cost for the physical examination is $5.00.    The Physical Packet must be filled out and signed by both the Student and the Parent and you must bring this packet along to the physical examination. Physical Packets are available in the Athletic Office and on the District Website.


The Mounts Wrestling team would like to invite all high school students to their home match to cheer them on against Cedar Crest next Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30pm. All EHS students in attendance will receive a free hot dog! Grab your friends and come see what a wrestling match is all about!


Today, there are no sports events


Now for the thought of the day!




E Sports Club Announcement! Do you play Overwatch?  Do you play Rocket League?  Are you a fan of League of Legends?  There is a new e-sports team being created here at Ephrata High School. If you are interested, there will be an informational meeting Thursday after school at 2:45 in Mr. LoPiccolo’s room 213.

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