Ephrata AM 5-3-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday May 3, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Bio boot camp will be held in the cafeteria next week from 2:45 to 3:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All biology students are welcome to attend. You will need your laptop for each session.


This announcement is for any student who is planning on going to summer school this year.  Be sure to complete the necessary procedures to keep your laptop over the summer as you will need it for your class.  If you have any questions, check out Schoology or stop by the Mounts Tech Support office for more information.






US Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress. Her comments came a day after Barr's testimony to a Senate panel about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's alleged meddling in 2016. Barr faced sharp questioning about his decision to clear President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice. The top US law official refused to testify to Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The stand-off raises the prospect that Barr - America's top legal official - could be held in contempt of Congress.

In other news,

A donor kidney has been delivered to surgeons at a US hospital via drone, in the first flight of its kind. Many see huge potential for unmanned aircraft systems delivering medical products, with some drones already doing so in Africa. The US flight required a specially-designed drone which was able to maintain and monitor the organ. It is hoped that it can pave the way for longer flights and address safety issue with current transport methods. The recipient, a 44-year-old from Baltimore, had waited eight years for the transplant.


On this day in history, there is nothing interesting that happened but it is national truffle day!






In sports action, volleyball lost 3-0 at Manheim Central, girls lacrosse won 12-4 at Schuylkill valley, and softball lost 12-0 vs E town. 



today, baseball is at E town and boys lacrosse is at Conrad Weiser




The Cloister FFA is proud to announce the results of spring regional CDEs. Our chapter was very well represented on Tuesday, competing against students from other chapters in Schuylkill, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties in a variety of agricultural topics. Many have been studying since the fall in preparation for this event. Some of the things they had to do were identify different wild bird, plant, and mammal tracks, demonstrate how to restrain a small ruminant, muzzle a dog, calculate the appropriate amount of medication to give to a specific animal, and identify different scents and food safety violations. Without further ado, here are their results:

Vet Science

15th in the county, freshman Hannah Zimmerman

14th in the county, freshman Brynne Lehman  

12th in the county, junior Mae Riehl

Food Science

3rd in the county, junior Maxi Bodnari

2nd in the county and 7th overall out of 42 contestants, senior Safi Sindhar


23rd in the county, sophomore Jansen Balmer

18th in the county, freshman Raina Foran

13th in the county, sophomore Trent Martin

4th in the county, junior Abbie Zorrilla

2nd in the county and 7th overall, junior Genna Ellis

1st in the county and 5th overall out of 102 contestants, sophomore Lily Moore

If you see any individuals in the hallway, give them a fist bump to help celebrate their accomplishments!



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