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Welcome to Ephrata Schools

At the Ephrata School District, we are deeply committed to every child's journey. We’re driven to make sure that every student graduates ready for career and life.

We Exist for Kids & Learning.

Kids Come First. We believe a kid's dignity must come before every decision we make. Our core work supports their learning.

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Referrals for consideration of participation in Ephrata School District's Highly Capable Program for 2023 are currently being accepted. Kindergarten through Grade 12 students may be nominated by parents, teachers, other students and members of the community. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2022. Click for more information about the school district’s Highly Capable Program

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Ephrata School District administration, school board and the district's construction teams welcomed Washington State Representative, Tom Dent on a tour of construction projects underway at Ephrata Schools. The group toured progress being made on the revitalization of Ephrata Middle School and Columbia Ridge Elementary. These two projects are part of nearly $90 million in capital improvements in progress or planned throughout the school district. Though the projects will cost almost $90 million to complete, only about one-third or $27.89 million will come from local bond dollars. The remainder will be paid in matching funds from the State of Washington.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE FROM SHANNON DAHL

I am excited for not only the holiday season and festivities, but for the new quarter where we will see all the growth your scholar has made. This can be a crazy time of the year for families, full of happiness and good old fashioned fun. It can also be a worrisome time of the year for many. I hope you are able to use this time to unwind and appreciate one another. Don't feel pressured to do something extravagant. There are many opportunities to have fun and build memories right in your own home!

Here are some ideas: family game night; baking cookies, have an indoor snowball fight (crumple up old newspaper, etc. & go for it!); build your own drive-in theater with forts, a movie and some popcorn; crafting; paper snowflakes for your windows & to hang from the ceiling; bake something to give to a neighbor; go on a family walk (make it a scavenger hunt); do an obstacle course & time each other (inside or outside); make cards and decorations to take to the Senior Center or local assisted living.

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