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Episodes

Season 4, Episode 7: The Counseling Suite with Mrs. Demchak and Mr. McInerney

Sept. 24, 2021

It has been a month of great adjustments for the members of Emmaus High School's Class of 2025. In addition to the normal growing pains of entering high school, they have confronted a new block schedule, continued health and…

Season 4, Episode 6: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Sept. 10, 2021

For students at Emmaus High School and around the country, the events of September 11, 2001, are history experienced through other's stories and images. Students rely on these recollections to gain perspective to the tragic …

Season 4, Episode 5: Opening Week Student Reflections

Sept. 5, 2021

It was a quite the first week back for the Class of 2025 at Emmaus High School. In addition to all of the first-week jitters that accompany entry into high school, a major, record-breaking storm caused a 2-hour weather delay…

Season 4, Episode 4: Freshman Walk Through 2021

Aug. 27, 2021

One of the biggest worries from incoming students is navigating the many halls of Emmaus High School. On this episode you will hear from five students who stopped to chat with us during a building tour opportunity leading up…

Season 4, Episode 3: Freshman Orientation with 9th Grade Assistant Principal Jordan Fortier

Aug. 13, 2021

Freshman orientation at EHS is scheduled for Monday, August 16 beginning at 8 am. In order to get answers to your last-minute questions, 9th grade assistant principal Jordan Fortier joins us today on the podcast. In this epi…

Season 4, Episode 2: Career Readiness with Worcester Red Sox Announcer Josh Maurer

Aug. 9, 2021

What would it be like as a freshman in high school at the same time as a future NBA Hall of Famer? In this episode, you will hear Worcester Red Sox Radio Announcer Josh Maurer tell what it was like to "share" the halls of Lo…

Season 4, Episode 1: Freshman Throwback with Owen Hook Class of 2021 and A Look Back at the 2020-2021 School Year

July 30, 2021

Welcome to the Class of 2025 and to the first full show of Season 4! The beginning of this episode features Class of 2021 graduate Owen Hook, who talked about entering 9th grader as a brand-new student to the district. He fo…

Season 4 Preview - Advice From the Class of 2021

July 23, 2021

The 9th Grade Experience is gearing up for Season 4 and in this preview episode we got a little help from several members of the class of 2021 to give some tips that incoming 9th graders can use from Day 1. Listen for full-l…

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 teac…

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 m…

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 Aga…

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. Io…

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…

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) a…

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 scratche…

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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…