Episodes

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 the last three years. But, despite being so visible, how much do you know ab…

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 soon forget and will impact their remaining years here at Emmaus High School. …

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. Every member of the Emmaus High School community has been experiencing this…

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 for the many students and staff that have participated in telling the stor…

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 gratitude, to celebrate Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week. This week's ep…

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. This week's episode uses the audio from a Google Meet session. In it, we h…

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 week's episode uses the audio from a Google Meet session that featured EHS Sch…

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. This week's episode uses the audio from a Google Meet session that featured …

Season 2, Episode 23: Coronavirus Update Week 4

April 10, 2020

As we approach the end of our fourth week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with 9th graders at Emmaus High School to see how they have adjusted to their new reality. This week's episode uses the audio from a Google Meet session that featured Reid Scharer, Jo…

Season 2, Episode 22: Coronavirus Update Week 3

April 3, 2020

As we approach the end of our third week of the Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with 9th graders at Emmaus High School to see how they are feeling about our new reality. This week's episode uses the audio from a Google Meet session that had more than 15 students p…

Season 2, Episode 21: Coronavirus Update Week 2

March 27, 2020

As we approach the end of our second week of our Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with 9th graders to see how they are feeling about our new reality. Some of the topics we asked about this week included understanding social distancing, how much they have been outsi…

Season 2, Episode 20: Career Readiness with Brian Koppelman

March 25, 2020

You never know what the answer to a question will be until you ask it. When Brian Koppelman, co-creator of the Showtime show Billions and co-writer of movies Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen , put out a tweet and said he would appear on podcasts during the Coronavirus shutdown, I sent him an email. I …

Season 2, Episode 19: Coronavirus Update Week 1

March 19, 2020

As we approach the end of our first week of our Coronavirus shutdown in the East Penn School District, we check in with 9th graders to see how they are adjusting the new reality we are all living in. Via Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/9thgradeexperience and Google Classroom, we asked student…

Season 2, Episode 18: Hello, Freshman! Inside the Emmaus Theater Department, Volume 4

March 13, 2020

It's now less than one week to the opening curtain for the freshman and all those involved in the production of the theater department's spring musical Hello, Dolly! In Volume 4 of this behind-the-scenes look at the preparation before the show's Wednesday, March 18 debut, we check back in with Maso…

Season 2, Episode 17: March Career Readiness Month with Mrs. Grim, Mrs. Demchak & Mr. McInerney

Feb. 27, 2020

While March is usually a time reserved for college basketball madness, this year at Emmaus High School, the third month of the year will be devoted to an even crazier topic: What to do with your future? It may seem like just yesterday (or now 7 months ago!) that this year’s 9th grade class entered …

Season 2, Episode 16: Student Profiles - Chase Muckey, Dylan Darville, and Daniel Charlot (Freshman Boys Basketball)

Feb. 20, 2020

In the world of high school athletics, and even on previous episodes of this podcast, most of the attention is placed on the results of the varsity teams. But before the Friday Night Lights, local television, newspaper and radio coverage, and league and district championships, many athletes improve…

Season 2, Episode 15: Hello, Freshman! Inside the Emmaus Theater Department, Volume 3

Feb. 14, 2020

It's getting closer to the opening curtain for the freshman involved in the production of the theater department's spring musical Hello, Dolly! In Volume 3 of this behind-the-scenes look at the preparation before the show's Wednesday, March 18 debut, we check back in with Mason Steltz, Dom Zientara…

Season 2, Episode 14: Jasper Learning Initiative with Mike Mihalik

Feb. 10, 2020

The beginning of the 2020-2021 school year will provide students with a unique school experience unlike anything currently offered at Emmaus High School. The Jasper Learning Initiative will debut with up to 125 upcoming 9th grade students who are looking to learn in a setting that values collaborat…