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February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This month is set aside nationally to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Career and Technical Education plays a crucial role in readying students in Ephrata Schools for careers and our nation for economic success. We offer our sincere thanks to the staff that makes these programs possible throughout the Ephrata School District.

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We invite families and the Ephrata Community to join lego robotics teams from Grant Elementary, Columbia Ridge Elementary and Ephrata Middle School for an exhibition of their learning. This special three-school event takes place on Thursday, February 2 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Ephrata Middle School commons. 

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This Memorial Day Weekend, Johnson-O’Brien Stadium at Ephrata High School (EHS) will host the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) State Baseball Championships for 1B and 2B schools. It is the first time EHS has hosted a state championship event.

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Prior to the start of Winter Break, we received notification from our North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) #171 out of Wenatchee, that prank calls to 911 reporting fake emergencies at schools in our state are on the rise. This false reporting, called “swatting,” is a criminal harassment technique designed to trick emergency services into sending police or emergency service response teams to schools or other places where an emergency has not occurred.

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January is School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation to our elected School Board of Directors for dedicating their time to leading our schools. In Ephrata, our School Board members have more than 65 years of combined service to our community. They are: Jim Adams, Bill Correll, Alan Key, Josh Sainsbury and Anita Waller. 

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