Ephrata AM 2-21-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Thursday Feb 21, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




The Ephrata Chess team will be traveling to Hempfield this afternoon to take on the Knights in the second round of playoffs.  Members should meet in room 107 by 2:50 pm.


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 dog called Kingston has been reunited with his owners 101 days after he went missing during the deadliest wildfire in California's history. The Ballejos family last saw Kingston, an Akita, during the devastating Camp Fire in November. Kingston, who is 12 years old, had jumped out of their truck as they fled their home in Paradise. A local animal rescue volunteer caught Kingston on Sunday, and the family believe he survived by hunting skunks.

In other news,

A Japanese spacecraft is set to "bite an asteroid" as it descends to collect a sample of rock from the surface. The Hayabusa-2 probe will try to grab the sample from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu at 23:00 GMT on 21 February. The spacecraft reached asteroid Ryugu in June 2018 after a three-and-a-half-year journey from Earth. It is is expected to return to Earth with the rocky material it has cached in 2020.

On this day in 1848, just as he stood up from his desk in the House of Representatives to defend his no vote on a bill, former President John Quincy Adams suddenly collapsed from a cerebral hemorrhage. House members carried him to a bed in the Speaker of the House’s private chambers and immediately summoned his wife Louisa. By the time she arrived, he was not able to recognize her. His last words supposedly were, This is the end of earth, but I am content.






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.




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 celebrate National FFA Week, we are hiding two 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! Congratulations to Hopeland Hansen in 10th grade for finding one of the tractors on Tuesday!  

We are also having a spirit week and welcome you to join. Today is wear your favorite animal attire, and Friday is wear flannel!  



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