On Wednesday, August 20th, during the second EPSD Employee Development Day, the staff of Willow Lane Elementary School engaged in a Makerspace workshop conducted by Julia Dweck, Anthony Moyer, and Ken Jones and Ron Morris, proprietors of Mercantile Home in Easton, PA. Makerspaces are learning centers with tools. They combine manufacturing tools and equipment for the purposes of enabling students to design, prototype, and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with resources available to individuals working alone. Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication, and education…. Read more…
On Friday, September 5th, the National Federation of Press Women honored 104 students who won national journalism awards in its annual high school communications contest – and that includes two 2014 Emmaus graduates!
Katrina Guido and Eamon Dreisbach, who served as editors of The Stinger, both won first-place awards at the state level and went on to represent Pennsylvania at the national level. Katrina Guido, who served as editor-in-chief, won second in the nation for features for a story on bullying and Eamon Dreisbach, who was culture editor, won honorable mention in review writing for a critique on Eminem.
Congratulations to EHS English Teacher Denise Reaman, Katrina Guido and Eamon Dreisbach!
On Monday, August 25th, Shoemaker School kicked off their school year with a fantastic assembly entitled Box Out Bullying. The program is a national touring presentation, a research-based, interactive, and comprehensive theatrical bullying prevention assembly. Shoemaker’s 1st-5th grade student body experienced the upper and lower level elementary versions of the Box Out Bullying assembly presentation…. Read more…
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and pit of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast on their outstanding performance at the Freddy Awards. Congratulations to Megnot Toggia (Outstanding performance by a Lead Actress) and Mason Trinkle (Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor), and to the company for their award for Outstanding Production Number (“Gaston”).
Photograph by lehighvalleylive/freddy-awards