Ephrata AM 2-19-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday Feb 19, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Congratulations to the two Mountaineer Robotics teams that qualified for the state robotics championships this past Saturday. Senior Nick Hoopes’ robot won the skills competition over 24 other teams and not only earned a spot in the state tournament but was also qualified for the U.S. VEX Create Tournament held in Iowa.  Nick was ably assisted at Saturday’s tournament by fellow senior Derek Murphy.  The all freshmen team of Ashton Kunkle and Alex Bischoff finished the six preliminary matches in eighth place out of the 24 teams but unfortunately lost in the quarter finals.  Good luck to both squads when they compete in two weeks at Norristown High School against 80 other Pennsylvania teams.


Attention Juniors:  Millersville University will be hosting a College Fair on Thursday March 14th .  This fair attracts approximately 100 different colleges, universities, and trade school representatives.  This is a great opportunity for 11th graders to interact with and learn about different colleges.  The itinerary includes; attending the college fair, having lunch in the Millersville dining hall, and taking a campus tour. 


If you are interested in attending, please print out a field trip permission packet.  Space is limited, so don’t delay! 


NEW THIS YEAR! Bring your parents to SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT Thursday February 21st from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the EHS Auditorium.  Help your parents (and you) to learn the most about the unique scholarship opportunities that Ephrata Seniors have available.  Juniors are welcome to attend as well to get ahead of the game!


###pwww.epnb.com.  Log on to Naviance for more information.  Apply today and get FREE MONEY for college.  Applications and all materials are due to the bank by March 31st.






A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall. Trump made the declaration on Friday to bypass Congress after it refused to approve $5.7 billion for the wall. The states say they want to block his "misuse of presidential power". The Democrats oppose funding Trump's barrier, a key campaign pledge, and have vowed to contest his plan. The president's announcement came after he signed a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown that granted him only $1.375 billion for new border barriers.




Attention all 9th through 12th grade students who would like to participate in Track and Field this spring. There will be an important informational meeting this Thursday, March 21st in the High School Cafeteria at 2:45pm. Coach Hooper will be distributing the spring practice and competition schedule and review our program goals and expectations. If you have any questions, please see Coach White in Room 120 or Coach DelPiano in Room 113.




ROCK LITITZ is hosting a STEAM Career Exploration Day on May 2nd from 9 AM to 1 PM. 


This opportunity is a one-day experience for students in grades 11 and 12 who want to learn more about the live entertainment industry. Applications for this free career opportunity will be accepted until March 15, 2019 and successful applicants will be notified by April 5, 2019. Transportation and lunch will be provided.




Hey Ephrata! Mini-THON is coming up in March so make sure to sign up soon to join in on the fun!


This year’s Mini-THON theme is CARNIVAL and will be held longer than ever before. 2-10PM! Come to enjoy a night of games, food, and dancing in support of the kids.


Make sure to register now to be guaranteed a shirt for the event. Links to register will be sent out through Schoology, attached to flyers, and linked to our social media. The registration fee is $40. Cash and checks can be turned into Mrs. Socie in room 317.  ALL MONEY raised goes to finding a cure for childhood cancer!


Happy National FFA week! To go with National FFA Week, we are hiding tho mini tractor in the school each day. If you find one of the hidden tractors, take it to the room 316 and you get a $5 gift card! Each day there will be a different gift card! You do not have to be a part of FFA to participate! Good Luck! 

We are also having a spirit week and welcome you to join. Today is blue and gold, Wednesday is wearing green to support Ag, Thursday is wear your favorite animal attire, and Friday is wear flannel!  

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