Episodes

September 20, 2020

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

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 ...

September 03, 2020

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

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 ...

August 27, 2020

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

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...

July 31, 2020

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

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 tha...

July 23, 2020

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

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 h...

June 18, 2020

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

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 ...

June 12, 2020

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

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 upcomi...

June 04, 2020

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

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 th...

May 30, 2020

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

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...

May 23, 2020

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

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. E...

May 17, 2020

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

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 ...

May 08, 2020

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

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 g...

May 01, 2020

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

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. ...

April 21, 2020

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

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...

April 17, 2020

Season 2, Episode 24: Coronavirus Update Week 5

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. Th...

April 10, 2020

Season 2, Episode 23: Coronavirus Update Week 4

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 episod...

April 03, 2020

Season 2, Episode 22: Coronavirus Update Week 3

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 ...

March 27, 2020

Season 2, Episode 21: Coronavirus Update Week 2

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 we...