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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 mo…

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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 …

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 caree…

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 pe…

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 pe…

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 …

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…

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 Virt…

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 Zoo…

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…

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,…

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 twel…

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,…

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…

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 …

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 man…

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 Eliza…

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 off…

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 stud…

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…

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 …

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 conversat…

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…

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…