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Episodes

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…

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 informatio…

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 th…

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 …

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…

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 upcom…

Season 2, Episode 31: Inside the Hornet's Nest: At Home with The Conner Family

June 4, 2020

Whether it has been on the football field on Friday nights, at community events, or posing under a billboard congratulating the Class of 2020, the Hornet mascot has become an unmistakeable symbol of Emmaus High School over t…

Season 2, Episode 30: Coronavirus Week 11 - 9th Grade Assistant Principal Jordan Fortier

May 30, 2020

There is no way that 9th Grade Assistant Principal Jordan Fortier could have envisioned his first year as the freshmen-level principal finishing the way that it has. But it has created a moment that our students will not soo…

Season 2, Episode 29: Coronavirus Week 10 - Welcome Class of 2023

May 23, 2020

As we head into the Memorial Day Weekend, the podcast is trying a new format - a shorter episode without a guest. I wanted to share a personal reflection that I had after visiting school for the first time since late March. …

Season 2, Episode 28: 1st Anniversary Special Episode with EPSD Superintendent Kristen Campbell

May 17, 2020

This week, we will take a slight break from the weekly Coronavirus updates to reflect back and look forward as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of the podcast. It is a time of great thanks and recognition…

Season 2, Episode 27: Coronavirus Update Week 8 - Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week

May 8, 2020

As we encounter the eighth week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with students Joshua Jones and Reid Scharer, as well as over 20 additional students who contributed written tokens of …

Season 2, Episode 26: Coronavirus Update Week 7 - A Read into the Library

May 1, 2020

As we encounter the seventh week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with school librarian Kelly Bower and student Joshua Jones to see how they are continuing to adapt to our new normal.…

Season 2, Episode 25: Coronavirus Update Week 6 - School Counselor Update

April 21, 2020

As we encounter the sixth week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with our 9th grade school counselors at Emmaus High School to see how they have adjusted to their new reality. This wee…

Season 2, Episode 24: Coronavirus Update Week 5

April 17, 2020

As we approach the end of our fifth week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with 9th graders and a few guests at Emmaus High School to see how they have adjusted to their new reality. T…