Ephrata AM 4/4/19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Thursday April 4, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Tomorrow, April 5th is the last day to quickly and easily change a course for next year.  If you would like to modify your course requests, be sure to submit the necessary paperwork which can be found in your Schoology resource folder, or stop by the Counseling Office to pick up a change form.  As a reminder, you can view your proposed courses for next year in your Community Portal Account.  The listing is in the “File Cabinet” under the Reports area.


Sophomores and Juniors – Interested in helping the Class of 2023 have a smoother transition to EHS next year?  The Link Crew program is looking for YOU!!


Link Leaders are upperclassmen who are solid role models for younger students and who have been successful at our school.  We are looking for responsible 10th and 11th graders with good communication skills and leadership potential who are willing to share the lessons they have learned that have allowed them to be successful at EHS.  YOU could have a tremendous impact on our new students, and you will learn many valuable leadership skills in the process.


Link Leaders are trained to work with and help the incoming freshmen class transition into high school.  If this sounds interesting to you, fill out an application right away (available in Schoology).  Applications are due by Friday, April 5th @ 3:00pm.  If you aren't sure and would like to know more, please see Mrs. Mandell, Mrs. Loperena, or Mr. Habowski for more details / information.


This announcement is for any student who is taking an AP exam and still owes a balance for their test fees.  Please stop by the counseling office and drop off your payment ASAP, as final payments are due by Friday April 12th.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Ditzler


Tickets for The Addams Family  will be on sale in the cafeteria on Thursday right after school or in the auditorium lobby from 5-7 next Monday or Tuesday night to pay with cash or check. You may also order tickets online by using a credit card at bit.ly/EHStheatre. Tickets will also be available starting at 5:30 on the nights of the show. Come out and see this funny show!


Looking to make some extra cash after school hours?  Ephrata School District is looking for students 16 or order to serve as substitute custodian’s in our elementary buildings.  If you are interested in learning more, please stop down the Counseling Office to pick up an information sheet.






Vice-President Mike Pence has warned Turkey against buying a Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system that Washington sees as a threat to US jets. He said Turkey "must choose" between remaining a key Nato member or risk the security of that partnership "by making such reckless decisions". Turkey responded that the purchase of the advanced system was a done deal. Ankara has been establishing closer links with Russia after recent souring of its ties with the US and Europe.

In other news,

Scientists say the number of new corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017. The events, which damaged two-thirds of the world's largest reef system, are now being blamed for triggering a collapse in coral re-growth last year. "Dead corals don't make babies," said lead author Prof Terry Hughes, from Queensland's James Cook University. The scientists blame the problem on rising sea temperatures.


Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.






In sports action, tennis lost 6-1 vs Cedar crest. The lone win for the day came from Jaron Wenger. softball  lost at Solanco, baseball won 4-1 vs Solanco, girls lacrosse lost at Lancaster Country Day and boys lacrosse lost 12-8 vs Lancaster Country Day.  


today, tennis is away at Donegal, Girls Lacrosse is home vs Garden Spot, and volleyball is away at Lebanon. 


Now for a message from the art dept!




Class of 2020: Looking for an INCREDIBLE / FREE leadership opportunity this summer?  Check out the Rotary Youth Leaders Award (RYLA) conference at Messiah College this summer from June 9-13th.  RYLA provides leadership training for outstanding young men and women.  The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, a challenge course, teambuilding activities and much, much more.  For more information about this FREE student leadership conference, be sure to check out the application in Schoology, or you can pick one up in the Counseling Office.  Don’t delay, because initial paperwork needs to be submitted to the Counseling Office by April 5th.   If you have any questions, please see your counselor ASAP.


Attention anyone interested in running for a class officer position next year.  Petitions will be available starting on April 8th and will be accepted through April 23rd.  Officer elections will occur online the week of April 29th.


If you are currently a junior, you may pick up a petition from Mr. Geyer in room 129 or Mrs. Brenner in room 101.

If you are currently a sophomore, you may pick up your petition from Mrs. Schubert in room 209.

If you are currently a freshman, you may pick up your petition from Mr. Hershey in room 309.


Remember, petitions may be picked up starting Tuesday, April 8th and are due no later than Tuesday, April 23rd.  If you have any questions, you may see Mr. Geyer, Mrs. Brenner, Mrs. Schubert or Mr. Hershey.


If you are interested in running for student council, please stop down to Mr. Marzock’s room and pick up your petition. ONLY 6 members are selected to become representatives of student council per grade to represent our student body.  We will need to hold elections for those positions. Stop down and pick up your petition from Mr. Marzock in room 137. You will need to collect 25 signatures from students in your grade only or your petition will be void. Elections will be held during advisory on Friday April 12th. Any Petition or teacher recommendation received at AFTER TUESDAY APRIL 9th will not be accepted, so stop down to see Mr. Marzock in room 137 and let’s get this show on the road!

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