Ephrata AM 3-10-20





Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Tuesday March 10, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Class of 2021: 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 14-18th.  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 Wednesday March 18th.   If you have any questions, please see Mr. Habowski ASAP.


Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in helping the Class of 2024 have a smoother transition to EHS next year?  The Link Crew program is looking for YOU!!

Link Crew Leaders are upperclassmen who are solid role models for incoming 9th grade students.  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, March 20th @ 3:00pm.  If you aren't sure and would like to know more, please see Mrs. Mandell, or Mr. Habowski for more details / information.


HACC and the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board have partnered this year to provide a  Health Careers Exploration Day which will be held at HACC’s Lancaster Campus on Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:30-11:30AM.  This annual event is designed for high school students who are truly interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  Often students are not aware of the many different career opportunities that are available to them in the world of healthcare. This program will allow your students to learn about various health-related careers including:

Cardio-Vascular Technology – both Sonography and Invasive – what are the differences?

Medical Laboratory Technology

Nursing - both LPN and RN

Radiologic Technology and Radiology Informatics – what are the differences and how do they work together?

Surgical Technology

and more!

Students will be provided opportunities to participate in interactive demonstrations in HACC’s state-of-the-art labs and also meet with many local healthcare employers during this event! Permission slips are available in the counseling office or in school.  The deadline is March 13th!






In today’s news, the NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS have all announced that they are closing access to all locker rooms and club houses to nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis. The significance of the crisis is yet to really unfold, as it will in coming months, but many organizations and businesses are taking precautions such as these to avoid risk early on.


On this day in history in 1959, the Tibetans revolt against Chinese occupation. Hundreds of thousands of citizens would surround the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in order to protect him from a suspected kidnapping. The Chinese surrounded the palace, aiming artillery at the the citizens, and just before they could fire, the Dalai Lama and a couple thousand loyal followers followed him to India, where he’s maintained a government-in-exile to this day.








Today till Friday, members of the boys swimming team are off to Bucknell University to compete in the State Championship meet.

Boys tennis is away at Northern Lebanon, baseball is home for a scrimmage, and softball is away for a scrimmage.




This announcement is for any students who would like to learn more about the United States Naval Academy as a post-secondary college option.  There will be a bus trip to visit the Academy, which is located in Annapolis Maryland on Saturday March 28th.  The  purpose of this trip is to give interested students and their parents an opportunity to see the Academy first hand, learn about the application/appointment process, and meet with local area high school graduates who are presently midshipmen at the Academy.  If you have an interest in serving your country as an officer, this is a great way to attend college for free, as a degree from the Academy is estimated to be worth approximately $400,000 for the four year program.

Check out the information sheet on Schoology if you would like to learn more!


At the next pep rally, homeroom teachers and a student partner of their choosing with get to compete in ACTUAL Mario kart racing in the gym!!!! The winning homeroom gets a pizza party with Marzock and video games for the lunch! We will also do Mario party games where we will pull people from the audience to represent their homeroom to win donut parties for their homeroom!

So start figuring out with your homeroom teacher whose representing your homeroom in the next pep rally!!! Remember, you need your homeroom teacher as well as one student to volunteer.  If they won’t, you can’t win!!!


Pick on a senior day is coming up! Signups will go until Friday March 13th, so sign up at lunch before then! Get creative and start thinking of some silly senior costumes!


Have a great day Ephrata!




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