Ephrata AM 10-8-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday Oct 8! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




This announcement is for all freshmen:  Individual Freshmen Transition meetings with your counselor begin on Friday, October 18th.   Meetings are 10 minutes each and will focus on; a discussion about 1st semester classes, a reflection on your transition to EHS, as well as a conversation about possible future career directions.  Please go the counseling website to sign up for a time slot for your meeting.  You can also get there by using the link for the signup page found on your Schoology newsfeed as well.  Be sure to select a date and time that works best for your schedule – if you have a study hall, that would be the ideal period for this meeting. Now is the perfect time to open your laptop and sign up for a time slot for your meeting – don’t delay!


This week during lunches, GEARS students will be handing out the Talk Spot.  If you feel you are a safe person to talk to, please go to the GEARS table during lunch to pick up your Talk Spot decal.  Check out the Talk Spot video…




College Bound Juniors and Seniors!  Come to Financial Aid Night on Thursday October 10th at 6:30 PM in the EHS Auditorium.  A representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will be here to present information on all things financial aid.


Ag Trivia for the Day: Did you know that Lancaster is the first county in the nation that has preserved over 100,000 acres of farmland? That means that those acres can never be turned into housing developments or shopping centers. Hopefully that means that farming will be a tradition that can continue here for many more generations to come.






In today’s news, a discovery of twenty new moons orbiting Saturn puts the planet ahead of Jupiter in moon count, reaching 82 total satellites against Jupiter’s 72. This discovery comes forward in hand as new technology is developed each day to find these mysterious celestial objects. Scientists note the possibility of hundreds of tiny “mini-moons” surrounding Saturn, measuring less than three miles across.

On this day in history in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire occurs. Starting as a small blaze that enveloped a family’s barn, the fire quickly turned into a devastating fire storm that destroyed nearly 3.3 miles of the city. $4.6 billion in today’s worth of damage and more than 300 casualties later, Chicago was left a smoldering ruin, however in years to come the city would spring up once again and become the bustling metropolis it is today.










yesterday, boys soccer lost 3-2 at home vs McCaskey, girls soccer won 9-0 at McCaskey, and we don't have a score from volleyball at Lampeter Strasburg.


today, cross country is home vs penn manor and Manheim Twp, field hockey is home vs Manheim Twp and volleyball is at Solanco.




We may run late today, so please remain in homeroom till the announcements are finished.


Hey Dodge Ball enthusiasts, you’re encouraged to play in the 16th annual Ephrata Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 8th & 9th at the Ephrata High School. Deadline for entry is October 23rd, and all proceeds from this event will help battle Juvenile Diabetes.

You’re invited to download information, and a registration form at www.dodgeballfordiabetes.com. You can find a link to that website on ephratamounts.com, or see Mr. Geyer in homeroom 129 for registration information. Again, deadline for entry is October 23rd. Each team is responsible for raising at least $126 in donations per team, with a 3 game guarantee. Prizes will be awarded to teams for raising more money, so get your team donations in for this year’s Senior Circuit bracket and help fight Juvenile Diabetes!


(say in a vampire accent) I want to siphen your blood Blood drive sign ups continue during lunches! Be sure to sign up in order to donate and pick up the required forms before October 11th!


Attention all Junior and Senior girls, there will be meetings held next week for all those who are interested in playing in this years powderpuff game, which will be held on November 6th. Sign ups are first come, first serve. Meetings will be held right after school in Mr. Marzock’s room, room 137 until 3:00. Tuesday, October 8th will be a meeting for any Junior girls interested in playing, and on Wednesday, October 9th there will be a meeting for any Senior girls interested in playing. The meetings will be about practices, if you can not attend please contact (717)635-5462.


That's it for us today Ephrata. Have a great day!



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