Ephrata AM 1-28-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday Jan 28, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Students are reminded that this Thursday, January 31st, is the last day to drop a course without receiving a WF (withdrew failing) mark.  Course add/drop forms are available on the EHS Counseling webpage and require a parent signature, so don’t delay.  A listing of open classes is updated daily and is available on the website as well.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor ASAP. 



Congratulations to the Mountaineer Robotics Team who competed on Saturday at the Knight’s Robotic Invitational in Newtown Square. The freshmen team of Ashton Kunkle, Alex Bischoff, and Andrew Barnica, in their first competition finished with a record of 3 wins, 4 loses, and one tie. The upperclassmen team of juniors Chandler Eby, Khalid Brelvi, Loi Nguyen, and led by senior Nick Hoopes finished the day with 8 wins and one loss. Unfortunately their one loss came in the quarter finals, which ended their day.  They did receive special recognition from the judges who award the team with the “Amaze” award given to the team that displays the most consistency while also dazzling with their design and driving skills. Way to go Mounts!


Attention all Ephrata High School students: The G.E.A.R.S. Wellness Committee would like to notify you that Wednesday, January 30th is Mental Health Day!  We would like you to wear green—a symbol of new growth and new beginnings.



Ephrata Mini-THON’s Valentines Dance is coming up February 9th. Although the dance this year is not being named Sadie’s, girls can still ask guys!

Remember anyone can come even if you have a date or not. So, bring a friend or a date to the Valentines Dance in support of childhood cancer! Ticket sales will be held in the cafeteria from February 4th to the 8th for $8 and $10 at the door.  






The former CEO of coffee chain Starbucks has said he is "seriously considering" running for president. Howard Schultz, who stepped down as the firm's boss last year, says he is considering running as a centrist independent candidate in 2020. In a series of tweets, he said the current two political parties in the US were "more divided than ever". "Let's discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people," he posted.

In other news,

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are 100 times cheaper to produce when laid than when manufactured in factories. The researchers believe that in time production can be scaled up to produce medicines in commercial quantities. The chickens do not suffer and are "pampered" compared to farm animals, according to Dr Lissa Herron, of Roslin Technologies in Edinburgh.

on this day in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. Seventy-three seconds after lift off, hundreds on the ground, including Christa’s family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle broke up in a plume of smoke and fire. 


Now over to _________ with lunch






In sports action, boys basketball fell to Warwick. On the girls side, despite being down in the 4th quarter, the Lady Mounts put on the pressure and came away with a victory and giving them a spot in the playoffs. 


Attention Seniors who are planning on participating in NCAA Athletics next year.

Please pick up a Signing Day form in the Athletics Office if you would like to participate in  our NCAA Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony on Thursday, February 7th.

Forms will need to be returned to the Athletic office by January 30th.


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.





Want free Mini-THON merchandise? All you have to do is follow the EHS Mini-THON club on social media to have your choice of FREE Mini-THON gear! Follow us on Instagram and receive a colored FTK bracelet of your choice. Follow us on Snapchat for a blue FTK lanyard. Like us on Facebook for a Four Diamonds keychain. Look out for one of our posters around the school to scan the snapchat code or get our page usernames! Promotion lasts as long as supplies are available so act fast! See Mrs. Socie in room 317 to receive your prizes!

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Juniors!  The next SAT test date is March 9.  Sign up by visiting CollegeBoard.com and clicking on “register for the SAT”  The Deadline to sign up is February 8th …unless seats fill up first!  So don’t procrastinate!

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