Episodes

Season 3, Episode 34: 5th Grade Experience Passion Projects

June 1, 2021

On this special episode of the 9th Grade Experience we take it back to elementary school, as we hear 5th grade students at Wescosville Elementary share their passion projects. Thanks to Mrs. Feher, one of the 5th grade teachers, for reaching out to the podcast to ask for assistance in helping her …

Season 3, Episode 33: Freshmen Throwback with Grace Comfort, Class of 2021

May 24, 2021

Grace Comfort, Class of 2021, has an impressive list of accomplishments displayed on her #2021EHSGradSpotlight poster that has been promoted through various East Penn School District social media accounts over the last few months. She serves as the president of Peers Assisting Learning Support (PAL…

Season 3, Episode 32: 2nd Anniversary Special Episode with Students Organizing Against Racism

May 17, 2021

For the second anniversary of the 9th Grade Experience Podcast, we highlight the work of freshmen Elizabeth "Tami" Adesanya and Brasciana "Brassy" Ford in the establishment of the newest student group Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR). Along with faculty advisor, Eyer librarian Mrs. Magro, …

Season 3, Episode 31: Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

May 7, 2021

This week, we give a special shout out to our amazing teachers here at Emmaus High School as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! We hear from three of our outstanding faculty members - Mrs. Horner, Mr. Remlay, and Mr. Iobst - as they give a little background about themselves while attempting to…

Season 3, Episode 30: Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) Edition

April 22, 2021

This special edition of the podcast was recorded on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the virtual Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C). The session titled “9th Grade Experience - PETE&C Edition” was held on the final day of the 4-day event which is a “statewide event that …

Season 3, Episode 29: Freshmen Throwback with Class of 2021 President Brendan Baig

April 15, 2021

Brendan Baig has quite the resume. He is the current Class of 2021 president. He is a National Honor Society member. He is a member of the Track and Field program. He founded S.A.V.E. (Students Advocating Vape Elimination) and participated in several organizations and clubs. In the fall of 2021, h…

Season 3, Episode 28: Jessica Lahey - The Addiction Inoculation

April 6, 2021

This short episode is a non-released excerpt from a December 2020 interview with New York Times best-selling author Jessica Lahey, whose new book, The Addiction Inoculation, was released on Tuesday, April 6. We only scratched the surface in discussing the book, which according to her website "helps…

Education

Season 3, Episode 27: #EHSCareerMonth Remix with Brian Koppelman

March 27, 2021

Today's episode is the final installment of the 3-part #EHSCareerMonth podcast series, as we remix last March's episode with screenwriter, director, filmmaker, and podcaster Brian Koppelman. Best known for his work on the movies Ocean's 13 and Rounders, as well as the Showtime show Billions, Koppel…

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Season 3, Episode 26: Coronavirus Update Week 52 - What You Have Learned in the Last Year

March 19, 2021

It is hard to believe that it has been over one year since the last time that the entire student body of Emmaus High School has been in the building together at one time. This week we take a look back on the past year as we hear reflections from several students who participated on our message boar…

Season 3, Episode 25: #EHSCareerMonth Advice From EHS Grads

March 12, 2021

We are close to the halfway point of #EHSCareerMonth and on this episode we have remix of two earlier episodes of the podcast featuring EHS graduates Lisa MacDonald '14 and Senator Clarence Lam '99. We pulled out great career advice for students at all grade levels who may be interested in starting…

Season 3, Episode 24: Boys Freshmen Basketball

March 5, 2021

The Emmaus Boys and Girls Freshman Basketball teams have recently finished seasons unlike any other due to Covid-19 restrictions. Through masks and in spite of missing out on traditional team-bonding activities, the teams persevered to finish "full" 10-game seasons against other Lehigh County schoo…

Season 3, Episode 23: Freshman Girls Basketball

March 5, 2021

The Emmaus Boys and Girls Freshman Basketball teams have recently finished seasons unlike any other due to Covid-19 restrictions. Through masks and in spite of missing out on traditional team-bonding activities, the teams persevered to finish "full" 10-game seasons against other Lehigh County schoo…

Season 3, Episode 22: #EHSCareerMonth

Feb. 26, 2021

Where will your path lead? On this episode, School Counselor Mrs. Grim gives us all the important information to assist students, staff and parents on the road to answering that that question as Emmaus High School kicks off March Career Month. She assists everyone in where to go to find the calenda…

Season 3, Episode 21: School and Professional Counselor, Journalist and Podcast Host Phyllis Fagell

Feb. 19, 2021

On this episode we are joined by licensed clinical professional counselor, certified professional school counselor, journalist, and podcast host Phyllis Fagell to talk about the current challenges students are facing as they begin the process of transitioning from middle school to high school durin…

Season 3, Episode 20: EPSD Mental Health Symposium 2021

Feb. 12, 2021

With an even greater emphasis during these unprecedented times, student mental health has gained a heightened awareness as students face the challenges of the world around them. On this episode, we preview the 2021 EPSD Virtual Mental Health Symposium being held February 15 through 28 which hopes t…

Season 3, Episode 19: Snow Day Shenanigans

Feb. 6, 2021

During the first few days of February, the Lehigh Valley got walloped with over 27 inches, making it the second biggest snowstorm on record. It gave the freshmen of Emmaus High School an opportunity for 2 snow days -- no Zoom, no Schoology, and no work! We asked students what they did to take advan…

Season 3, Episode 18: Second Semester Reset Button

Jan. 30, 2021

This past week saw Emmaus High School finally reach the 2nd half of our 2020-2021 school year. Due to our current block schedule, It came with a different opportunity than most years, as students, teachers, and parents alike had a chance to hit the reset button, beginning new classes with the poten…

Season 3, Episode 17: Student Spotlight - Grant Gallagher

Jan. 21, 2021

On this episode, we catch up with student Grant Gallagher, whose post on our podcast message board for the Class of 2024, invited us to tell his story of how Covid-19 impacted him and his family earlier this year. Gallagher, who is currently enrolled in the Jasper Learning Initiative Program, discu…