Episodes

Season 2, Episode 13: Hello, Freshman! Inside the Emmaus Theater Department, Volume 2

Jan. 2, 2020

One of the goals of the 9th Grade Experience is to tell the stories of the widest-range of students possible who are involved throughout Emmaus High School. In order to dive a little deeper and really get some behind-the-scenes information, at least one time per month, the podcast will attempt to f…

Season 2, Episode 12: Hello, Freshman! Inside the Emmaus Theater Department, Volume 1

Dec. 20, 2019

One of the goals of the 9th Grade Experience is to tell the stories of the widest-range of students possible who are involved throughout Emmaus High School. In order to dive a little deeper and really get some behind-the-scenes information, at least one time per month, the podcast will attempt to f…

Season 2, Episode 11: Student Profile - Keziah Brantley

Dec. 10, 2019

As a player and a teammate, starting varsity girls basketball player Keziah Brantley is always looking to conquer the next challenge ahead of her. As an 8th grader at Lower Macungie Middle School, she played for the high school freshman team, coached by Emmaus social studies teacher Mr. Carolla. Th…

Season 2, Episode 10: A Thanksgiving Attitude of Gratitude

Nov. 26, 2019

As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2019, it is a great time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for here at Emmaus High School. There are many people, either in a classroom, on the field or court, or in the school’s many offices that work together to make the transition from…

Season 2, Episode 9: Student Profiles - Maddie Carlson and Abby Burnett

Nov. 21, 2019

When Maddie Carlson was asked to be a guest on today’s show, she had one favor to ask - she wanted her friend Abby Burnett to record as well. Luckily for the listeners, her request is everyone’s benefit because on this episode you will get to hear from two high-performing students making great stri…

Season 2, Episode 8: Student Profiles - Sophia Iacobelli and Nicole Nosal

Nov. 14, 2019

For Sophia Iacobelli and Nicole Nosal , keeping busy has been key to a successful transition this year at Emmaus High School. These freshmen are taking demanding course loads, which include at least two honors classes each, a Project Lead the Way Engineering class, and a shared Spanish 2 class at t…

Season 2, Episode 7: Student Profile - Jake Fotta

Oct. 22, 2019

Senior night in the next to the last game of the football regular season is not usually a time to make a change to a new quarterback, especially not to a freshman who hasn’t seen the varsity field all season. But for Jake Fotta , who was facing a 13 to 0 deficit, the second quarter of the Hornets’ …

Season 2, Episode 6: Student Profiles - Chris Alfau and Donavan McCargo

Oct. 3, 2019

High school is a time for new beginnings, making changes, and preparing yourself to move towards adulthood, especially if your middle school years did not go exactly as planned. For two best friends, Chris Alfau and Donavan McCargo, coming to Emmaus High School meant making an agreement that they w…

Season 2, Episode 5: Dr. Mykee Fowlin and No Place for Hate

Sept. 26, 2019

On the first Monday of every month, the faculty and staff at Emmaus High School trade their normal clothing for the opportunity to wear gear in a visual and symbolic support of No Place for Hate, an organization that allows students to facilitate diversity awareness and devise anti-bullying project…

Season 2, Episode 4: The Counseling Suite

Sept. 19, 2019

In the ever-evolving world of education, the traditional role of the guidance counselor has seen a dramatic shift. Gone are the days when the only time you would see your counselor would be when making decisions about your post-high school path, whether it would be college or career. Now, counselor…

Season 2, Episode 3: Freshman Walk Through

Aug. 23, 2019

As a freshman, one of the biggest challenges at Emmaus High School is finding the best way to get around. Now that you have seen your schedule on PowerSchool, you may be wondering how you will make it from room 227 to 580 and then back to the auditorium for a study hall? Hopefully, you had a chance…

Season 2, Episode 2: Principal Dr. Kate Kieres

Aug. 14, 2019

Entering her third year as principal at Emmaus High School, Dr. Kate Kieres brings a unique perspective to leadership and an understanding of what makes a 9th grade student successful. She began her career as a high school English teacher before moving into administration as an Assistant Principal…

Season 2, Episode 1: Teacher Roundtable

Aug. 9, 2019

As a freshman at Emmaus High School, you are at the beginning of a four-year odyssey that will see you progress in many different ways. As you explore the clubs, activities, athletics, and all of the awesome things EHS has to offer, a critical question exists: What does it take to be successful in …

Season 1, Episode 5: From Inside the Assistant Principal's Office with Lisa Lucchesi-Wood

May 28, 2019

If you really want to know the inner workings of a school, there are two groups of people to chat with: the custodians and the office staff. As she finishes up her second year as the administrative assistant to 9th Grade Assistant Principal Mr. Miller, Lisa Lucchesi-Wood is that go-to person if you…

Season 1, Episode 4: LCTI

May 21, 2019

Everyone knows how difficult the transition to high school can be … but what if you were doing it two times a day in two different locations? For our 9th grade students who are attending Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, they have lived that reality this year by needing to adjust to multiple b…

Season 1, Episode 3: Flex Block Wednesday

May 17, 2019

Every Wednesday of the school year presents a unique scheduling opportunity for all students at Emmaus High School - Flex Block. This 37-minute period allows students the chance to complete work, check in with teachers for extra help and make-up assignments, or acquire information about school-wide…

Season 1, Episode 2: Life of the Varsity Athlete - On and Off the Court

May 17, 2019

Whether it is under the Friday night lights, beneath waves at the swimming pool, or the beautiful sunshine out on the tennis court, the games you witness involving our varsity athletes here at Emmaus High School only tell part of the student-athlete story. What you don’t see are the hours practicin…

Season 1, Episode 1: Academics, Involvement and Finding Balance

May 17, 2019

Between clubs, activities, sports, and socializing, sometimes it is hard to remember that the real focus of high school needs to be on the academics and the work students do in the classroom. In chatting with our guests today, you will see how two high achieving 9th grade students balance their tim…