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‘Schools that Teach’ tour stops in East Penn

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

As part of his “Schools that Teach” tour, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera met with administrators and student representatives of the East Penn School District Jan. 23 to discuss Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to replace the current School Performance Profile with the Future Ready PA Index.

The School Performance Profile places strong emphasis on high stakes tests such as the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and Keystone exams.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Julia Bezems

Q: In what grade are you?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is math because I enjoy the satisfaction of solving a problem for a concrete solution. Math helps to develop an innovative and algorithmic mindset that can be applied to any subject and helps develop problem solving skills.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Daniel Yu

Q: In what grade are you?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is computer science because it is an intriguing field of study with endless possibilities.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have received a few different awards and recognition such as Principal’s Honor Roll and AP Scholar with Honor.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Tara Wu

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject has to be English. I really enjoy reading and writing, especially about great works of literature. Interpreting different components of a work through diverse perspectives with my classmates has always been enjoyable for me.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Lasair Ni Chochlain

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology because I find the study of life very interesting and I enjoy hands-on learning.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a National Merit Semifinalist and I was accepted to the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society. I also placed first in the school and sixth in the state in the National Society of Professional Surveyors Trig-Star 2015 Competition.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Friday, December 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Connor DeJohn

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is physics. I enjoy it because it teaches me how and why things act in the ways they do in our world.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I am a member of National Honor Society and German National Honor Society. I also have been named to Principal’s Honor Roll. I won Player’s Player for the swim team and have been a member of the district and state swim teams since freshman year.

Shirley Walbert retires after 45 years of driving children to school

Friday, December 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

In October, Shirley Walbert celebrated her 45th anniversary as a bus driver for the East Penn School District. She has driven three generations of children to and from all levels of school. Walbert also possesses the distinction of having spent her entire career working in the same district.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Julia Pan

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject would definitely be biology because of the immense variety and scope of information it provides. From animal behavior to cellular processes, biology offers a flexibility and explanation for life’s structures I appreciate and find fascinating.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Julia Bebout

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology because I enjoy learning about ecology and botany. It’s fun to see how all different living things interact on a large scale. I also have an interest in plants and am fascinated by the complexity of cellular biology.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?