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Season 2

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…

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 episo…

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…

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 w…

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 …

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://…

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 preparat…

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…

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 …

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 …

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-sce…

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-sce…

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 sch…

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 …

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 episo…

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, …

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 Fo…

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 …

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 …

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 p…

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 an…

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 E…

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 t…