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Thursday, May 7, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Calling all artists for the 130th commencement cover

Marking period three grade report cards are expected to be sent out May 6 due to the extension of the third marking period.

As a result of school closing, both the Junior Prom and Senior Ball have been postponed with Afterball being cancelled.

Junior Prom has been moved to Aug. 7. There are two alternate dates for Senior Ball: June 20 and July 17. Google form surveys have been sent out in school district-wide emails to all juniors and seniors asking about details of availability and interest in attendance for prom.


Thursday, April 9, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Students monitor spring activities

Online instruction and classes for students began April 6 as the “second phase” of virtual learning. During this phase, student work will not be given grades but participation and feedback will be documented to ensure the learning process. For seniors, this work is required for meeting graduation requirements.

Assignments will be given on Mondays and due that Friday. During the week, “office hours” will be available for students to connect and ask questions and/or go over material.

The final day for the third marking period will now be scheduled for April 17 at the earliest.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

‘Hello, Dolly!’ performances postponed; jazz band festival canceled

The SAT testing canceled for March 14 will not have a makeup testing day.

Students will receive an email from the College Board with information on how to register for the May 2 or June 6 tests.

All scheduled performances of the Emmaus High School spring musical “Hello, Dolly!” are postponed.

Anyone who purchased tickets will receive an email regarding rescheduling. If you would like a refund, contact the EHS office staff at 610-965-1650 or email Jkuebler@eastpennsd.org.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Students collect bar soap for Angel Network

Gay Straight Alliance/GSA will collaborate with the Angel Network to collect bar soap for families in the community in need. Until March 27, donation boxes can be found in the sophomore office, the counseling office as well as Rooms 225, 360, 513 and 523.

The November trip to France for this year is still allowing attendees until the end of March to register. Since there are only a few open spots still available, please enroll before the given deadline.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns


Red Cross Club

Girl Up Club’s Valentine’s Day cards, ordered Jan. 31 through Feb. 10, will be delivered during Flex block Feb. 12. The proceeds will go toward education for girls in underprivileged countries.

The Foriegn Culture Club will hold a meet after school Feb. 13 in Room 232. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The Emmaus High School Red Cross Club is collecting socks for homeless veterans and families. Anyone interested in donating should leave new socks in Room 335 before Feb. 14.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Annual dodgeball tournament Feb. 27

Any senior who has yet to hand in their cap and gown card should do so in the activities office as soon as possible.

Any items in the lost and found located by the main office will be donated Jan. 29.

The Health and Wellness/Fitness Club will hold its ninth annual dodgeball tournament 6-9 p.m. Feb. 27 in the main and auxiliary gyms. If you are interested in playing, see a health or gym instructor to sign up. Teams can consist of no more than 10 players. All paperwork must be handed in by Feb. 13.


Friday, December 20, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Moravian Instant Decision Day Dec. 18

Ninth and 10th grade students who attend Emmaus High School and are interested in a biology-related school trip to the Galápagos Islands in summer 2022 should see Mr. Bisignani, Mrs. Kramer, Mr. Landrum or Mrs. Hess. A few of the places on the itinerary include the Darwin Research Station, a tortoise ranch, a flamingo habitat, lava tunnels and a cloud forest. There will also be snorkeling where attendees will see exotic fish, sea turtles and sea lions.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Gingerbread competition scheduled Dec. 7

The Spanish Department will travel to Panama in Summer 2021 to visit the Panama Canal, Colonial area of the Panama City and other places. Nature tours and sightseeing also will be offered. Students will participate in cultural immersion activities, such as dance lessons and handcraft workshops. For more information, contact Mr. Montepeque in Room 236 or Mrs. Fraser.


Friday, November 29, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in School

Career Exploration Fair brings opportunities

The annual Career Exploration Fair was held recently at Emmaus High School in the main gymnasium. The Career Exploration Fair, organized by the EPSD Education Foundation in conjunction with the EHS Counseling Department, was open to all students and families in the Lehigh Valley. The fair was designed to give students an opportunity to explore career options and talk to workers in the industry to help steer them on a good path for their future.

Bree Sladovnik of Welder Training and Testing Institute, explained why it is beneficial for students to attend the fair.


Friday, November 22, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

National Honor Society applications due Nov. 25

All National Honor Society applications for invited students are due in Room 574 to Mrs. Arnold by the end of the day Nov. 25. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

The Spanish Department will travel to Panama in the summer of 2021 to visit the Panama Canal, colonial area of the Panama City and other places such as nature tours and sightseeing. Students will participate in cultural immersion activities, such as dance lessons, handcraft workshops, etc. For more information, see Mr. Montepeque in Room 236 or Mrs. Fraser.