Episodes

Season 3, Episode 16: New York Times Best-Selling Author and Educator Jessica Lahey

Jan. 7, 2021

Jessica Lahey is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, keynote speaker, wife, and mother. But at her core, she is an educator. She has worked with a wide variety of students at all levels from sixth through twelfth grade. In this interview, she gives tips and strategies from her teachi…

Season 3, Episode 15: Freshman Year Perspectives from Chicago and New Jersey

Jan. 1, 2021

Sometimes it is fun to look outside of our school community to see what other students around the country are experiencing during their 9th grade year. During this holiday break, I chatted with my nieces, Catalina and Maddy, about their freshmen year experience. Catalina, who is attending the larg…

Season 3, Episode 14: New Year's Resolutions for 2021

Dec. 23, 2020

In our final episode of 2020, you will hear from close to 40 members of our Emmaus High School community talk about ways they will look to improve themselves in the classroom and beyond in the new year. If you are struggling to come up a resolution, we provide tips on how to arrive at a personal go…

Season 3, Episode 13: The Counseling Suite with Mrs. Demchak and Mr. McInerney

Dec. 10, 2020

Our 9th Grade School Counselors Mrs. Demchak and Mr. McInerney return to the show this week to help you finish up the calendar year 2020 as strong as possible and give you momentum toward a much needed new year. Some of the topics we covered included A recap of the first 3+ months of the school yea…

Season 3, Episode 12: A Thanksgiving Attitude of Gratitude 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2020, it is a great time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for here at Emmaus High School on the second annual Attitude of Gratitude special episode. There are many people, either in a classroom, on the field or court, or in the school’s …

Season 3, Episode 11: Student Profiles - Elizabeth Samer, Molly Himes, and Victoria Toto

Nov. 12, 2020

This year’s 9th Grade Experience has been like no other and this week’s episode, recorded during EHS’s Covid-19 one-week closure in November 2020, was yet another memory to add to the digital scrapbook. On this episode Elizabeth Samer, Molly Himes, and Victoria Toto chat about being involved with i…

Season 3, Episode 10: Freshmen Class Officers

Oct. 29, 2020

While much of the start of the 2020-2021 school year has been anything but normal, there are still time-honored school traditions that have occurred during the first 9 weeks of school, including the the election of class officers. On this episode, you will hear from three out of the four newly elec…

Season 3, Episode 9: Welcome Back to Hybrid Learning with Our School Psychologists

Oct. 22, 2020

Week nine of the 2020-2021 school year will present the next in a line of challenges thrown in front our students since March 2020 - the return to our EHS school building for the beginning of hybrid learning. While some students will seamlessly transition back this setup, others may struggle with d…

Season 3, Episode 8: Club Spotlight - Economics and Investing Club and Buzz Magazine

Oct. 16, 2020

Without our normal club fair at the beginning of the year to learn more about the 70+ organizations here at Emmaus High School, the 9th Grade Experience has been reaching out advisors to bring you more information on some of these different groups to see if one is the right fit for you. On this epi…

Season 3, Episode 7: EPSD Technology Integration Specialists, Part 2 (Tech Tips)

Sept. 29, 2020

This is Part 2 of the discussion with our EPSD Technology Integration Specialists Heather Moser, Dylan Peters and Brian Scholl. If you are looking for some of the best tips and strategies for Zoom, Schoology, and a reminder on what to do when your computer is not working, this is the episode you ha…

Season 3, Episode 6: EPSD Technology Integration Specialists, Part 1

Sept. 25, 2020

On this week's episode we hear from our EPSD Technology Integration Specialists Heather Moser, Dylan Peters and Brian Scholl on the best ways to tackle technology during this remote time. Surprisingly, most of this conversation does not deal with hardware and connectivity issues, but how to communi…

Season 3, Episode 5: Club Spotlight - Gay-Straight Alliance, Kid to Kid, Latin Club and Foreign Cultures Club

Sept. 20, 2020

Without our normal club fair at the beginning of the year to learn more about the 70+ organizations here at Emmaus High School, the 9th Grade Experience has been reaching out advisors to bring you more information on some of these different groups to see if one is the right fit for you. On this epi…

Season 3, Episode 4: Clubs and Activities with Assistant Athletic Director Matt Spengler

Sept. 3, 2020

One of the themes that has come up time and time again as we have detailed successful 9th graders on this show has been their involvement in extracurricular activities. But, during a time when school is remote or hybrid, how will students be involved in clubs, activities, and organizations? On this…

Season 3, Episode 3: Back to School with 9th Grade Assistant Principal Jordan Fortier

Aug. 27, 2020

With the start of a new school year just days away and feelings of unease about the unknown about the jump from middle school to high school in most student's and parent's minds, today's episode hopes to give some information to alleviate those fears. Today's guest, 9th Grade Assistant Principal Jo…

Season 3, Episode 2: EHS Graduate Spotlight Maryland State Senator Clarence Lam '99

July 31, 2020

We often tell high schoolers that to be successful, they should eventually pick one area and focus their attention heavily. For Clarence Lam, a 1999 Emmaus High School graduate. it was a desire to pursue multiple passions that has led him on a unique career path. After finishing at EHS, he went on …

Season 3, Episode 1: EHS Graduate Spotlight "Imperfection is Beautiful" with Lisa MacDonald '14

July 23, 2020

Lisa MacDonald ‘14 is living her dream. When she entered Emmaus High School as a freshman during the 2010-2011 school year, she was unsure about where she was going, but knew she would need to overcome challenges, including her learning disability, to get there . A freshman year art class, opened t…

Season 2, Episode 33: Reflections on Freshmen Year 2019-2020, Part 2

June 18, 2020

The first year at Emmaus High School for the Class of 2023 will be one that they surely will never forget. This week in Part 2 of the year-end reflections, we hear the words of over 20 freshmen who offered thoughts on their year, tips for upcoming 9th graders, and what they learned about themselve…

Season 2, Episode 32: Reflections on Freshmen Year 2019-2020, Part 1

June 12, 2020

The first year at Emmaus High School for the Class of 2023 will be one that they surely will never forget. Over the next two weeks, we hear the words of over 40 freshmen who offered reflections on their year, tips for upcoming 9th graders, and what they learned about themselves through this challe…