November 18, 2009 Dear Parents, On Thursday, December 10 th , we will hold our annual Parent/Teacher Conference Night. As in years past, teachers will be available from 7:00 p.m. 3 9:00 p.m.
to meet with you for a brief conference to discuss your child 9s progress. For your convenience and to be more environmentally conscious, Emmaus High School has implemented an online registration process that will eliminate unnecessary paper and give parents a real-time view of conference availability. This new procedure will allow you to go on-line, select the time you would like to meet with your child 9s teachers, and give you immediate confirmation of your conference schedule.
The window to sign up for conferences will be open from November 23 3 December 4, 2009. In order to sign up for parent-teacher conferences, please go to https://epsdemmaus.ptcwizard.com and follow the directions. You can view complete directions by clicking on Directions for Parent Teacher Conferences on the high school webpage.
I have also included frequently asked questions (FAQ 9s) below. If you have any additional questions or require assistance scheduling your conferences, please call Mrs. Julie Frazier at 610-965-1650.
We hope that this new program will simplify the registration process for you and, as al- ways, we welcome your feedback. Sincerely, David F. Piperato Principal Congratulations!
2-5 Mark Your Calendars 5 From The Office Of: Counseling Attendance Nurse 6 6 7 School Closings for Inclement Weather 9 Club News 10- 11 STEP News 12 Parent/Teacher 13 New Fundraiser Link on EHS website 14 Inside ... more.
this issue: Emmaus High School Volume 9, Issue 2 November 2009 A message from Mr. Piperato FAQ I forgot my password 4how can I sign in? If you have already registered but can not remember your password, simply click the link on the sign in page that says cForgot your password.
d Then you can enter your email address into the field that says Email and click the Remind me Button. You will then receive an email reminding you of your password. Wait a few minutes to see if you have received this email and then use the password to sign into your account.
Can I add more than one child to my account? Yes, you can add as many chil- dren to your account as necessary. To do this, simply click on the My Account link at the top right corner of the page and then click the My Children link in the navigation menu.
You will then see a list of your chil- dren that you added to your account. There is also a form on the right side of the page where you can add more children. Why do some time slots say UNAVAIL- ABLE?
The word UNAVAILABLE will ap- pear next to any time slot during which the teacher will not be able to accept appoint- ments. This time is either reserved as a break for the teacher, or UNAVAILABLE indicates that the teacher has a conflicting appointment. Why do some time slots say RESERVED?
If you see the word reserved next to a time slot, another parent has already made a reservation with the teacher at that time. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. How can I get another copy of my schedule?
You can always get another copy of your schedule by logging into your account, clicking the PTC Wizard link on top and then selecting My Schedule. You will see two links at the top right of that page. One link will print your schedule and the other will send a copy of your schedule to your email address.
Page 2 September 2009 cStudents of the Month d Art Department 3 Laura Hersh 3 12 th Grade Computer & Business Applications Department 3 Jennifer Klingman 3 11 th Grade English Department 3 Laura Hassler 3 9 th Grade ESL 3 Nour Makhoul 3 10 th Grade Family & Consumer Science Department 3 Blane Malcomson 3 12 th Grade Mathematics Department 3 Sarah Milker 3 11 th Grade Computer Science 3 Andrew Trautmann 3 11 th Grade Music Department 3 Wesley Kline 3 11 th Grade Science Department 3 Hannah Nallo 3 11 th Grade Social Studies Department 3 Alycia Meurlott 3 12 th Grade Tech Education Department 3 Emily Rieser 3 12 th Grade Wellness/Fitness/Driver Ed. Department: Wellness/Fitness 3 Raymond Fissel 3 9 th Grade Health 3 Megan Smolinski 3 10 th Grade World Language Department 3 Ashley Cressman 3 12 th Grade Commitment to Academic Excellence 3 Mackenzie Lang 3 9 th Grade Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Program Rhya Ghose Anthony M. Primelo Hwa In Han Kelly C.
Rhodes Alexander D. Hershman Justin S. Stark Mary E.
McKeegan Alissa W. Ting Amrita Mookerjee Megan P. Tracy Alexa Peluso Sijia Wang Susanna Zurecka Congratulations To: LCTI Student of the Month September 2009 Early Care & Education of Young Children Gina Anderson Carpentry Jeremy Hinkle Commercial Photography/Electronic Imaging Jessica Klein Drafting/Computer Aided Design Erin Miller Gas Engines/Recreational Vehicles Derick Torrence EHS Students nominated to National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Alicia Urrutia and Jinhee Cho recently represented Emmaus High School at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, an extraordinary program that inspires and moti- vates our nation 9s most promising future physicians.
These students were nominated by EHS science teacher, Mr. Keith Butler. Mr.
Butler has been recognized as an Honorary Member of the National Nominating Committee for the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. Congratulations to Alicia and Jinhee on this outstanding accomplishment! Page 3 Congratulations!
Congratulations To: French Honor Society Inductees 2009-2010 Cameron Baillie Madeleine Bean Amanda Brett Allison Evans Megan Fine Kayanna Garrett Benjamin Kimock Amelia Krajsa Matthew Liu Sean Lynch Dominic A. Martel Venkat Mokkapati Olivia Newman Lauren Payea Michael Pogash Miranda Roy Amelie Swann Andrew Trautmann Erin Trautmann Rebecca Visitainer Sunniel Yu Latin Honor Society Inductees 2009-2010 Marshall Goodge Nicholas Lukow Brianna Maurer Michelle Neely Amanda Thoet German Honor Society Inductees 2009-2010 Elizabeth Boehm Audrey Bowe Sarabeth Clever Douglas Christman Brandon Fritz Tyler Hacker John McGeary Hayley Patterson Amanda Thoet Brandon Swayser Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Capítulo Miró Miembros Nuevos 2009-20 10 11 th grade Kelechi Acholonu Nonyerem Acholonu Jamie Apgar Andrew Auvil Olivia Berrigan Alexander Bierowicz Kayla Bolza Rosalie Cawley Avani Dalal Victoria Dikeman Alison Drexler Noah Ehrich Alex Fenstermacher Anastasia Filippova Rebecca Gagliardi Anisha Garg Alan Grant Anthony Gulotta Elena Haag Kallie Hartman John Hewertson Kaleigh Jardine Lindsay Kearney Ryan Laughran Samuel Lemelman Oscar Li Jessica Light Nichalas Lomauro Patrick McTish Meghan Melnick Brandon Mulcahy Deborah Nabhan Hannah Nallo Ingrid Pan Alexa Peluso Ashwin Raju Allison Roberts Andrew Schaefer Cadence Schwinger Matthew Shanahan Christopher Shen Dominick Tota Alycia Urrutia Brian Velasco Julia Wagner Benjamin Walters Kelsi Washburn Hanyu Xiong Ellyn Yackanicz Emily Yau 12 th grade Samantha Bednar Amy Bower Robert Campbell Joseph Garrity Roxana Gbor Sierra George Peter Hadjokas Sarah Hess Christina Knerr Sarah Land Nicole Matyas Ashley Myrberg Luke Prelovsky Benjamin Sampson Julio Stuart Anthony Thompson Page 4 Congratulations To: Friday, October 2, 2009, was Mentor Night at Emmaus High School. The seniors on the varsity football team and cheerleading squad chose educators that they felt had a lasting and positive in- fluence on their educational careers.
The mentors enjoyed a pre- game tailgate followed by a ceremony before the football game against Northampton. Each mentor and senior was announced on the field. The students posed for pictures with their mentors.
All of the mentors had reserved seating with their family to enjoy the game against Northampton - which, by the way, the football team won! Their photos will be put on a keepsake plaque. Senior athletes and their mentors are as follows: Jason Achey Mrs.
Megan Behr Cameron Baillie Ms. Michele Fedorov Dakota Brown Mr. Michael Nytz Tyler Doherty Mrs.
Cynthia Brashear Brent Gearhart Mr. Josh Ziatyk Tate Klidonas Mr. Ed Anthony Brady Knerr Mr.
Thad Smith Michael May Ms. Denise Teles John Michel Mrs. Rachel Kramer Peter Miller Mrs.
Carole Wilson Joe Myers Mr. Mark Spengler Ty Souders Mr. Doug Hunsicker Kevin White Mr.
Brett Snellman Matthew Whiteneck Mrs. Melissa Moxley Chris Williamson Mrs. Anne Nero Nicholas Woods Mr.
John Gallagher Caitlyn Allen Mrs. Julie Williams Kayla Butryn Ms. Linda Stankas Victoria Cognat Mrs.
Shannon Petrunak Julie Crump Ms. Bonnie Raub Zach Heffelfinger Ms. Maria Russo Megan Morgenstern Mr.
Todd Breiner Brittany Palmer Mr. William Montepeque Mentor Night at Emmaus High School Randall G. Brown-Davis 2010 National Achievement Program Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges Mark Your Calendars Nov 26-30 Thanksgiving Holiday Dec 5 SAT and Subject Tests 4EHS at 8 a.m.
Dec 8 Winter Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec 10 Parent Teacher Conferences at 7:00 p.m. Dec 18 Act 80 Day, 11:00 a.m.
dismissal Dec 18 Winter Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. Dec 24-Jan 3 Winter Holiday Jan 11 Winter Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. Jan 13 Guidance Information Night at 7 p.m.
(Jan 27 Snow Date) Jan 14 Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Feb 1 End of 2nd Marking Period Page 5 CONGRATULATIONS to the Science Olympiad for winning the Second Annual cClub Fair Contest d at Meet the Teacher Night in September. Forty (40) clubs Participated, and, once again, everyone did an out- standing job.
We 9re looking forward to even more clubs participating next year in competing for the coveted Club Fair Contest Cup! Congratulations To: On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Emmaus High School junior Anisha Garg presented her abstract paper titled, cInteraction between Structural Cohesin and Replication Factor Complexes in Yeast, d at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Confer- ence organized by Lehigh University. Anisha is currently in 11th grade and a member of the National Honor Society.
She has received many awards and medals since 2007 for her participation in: Pennsylvania Jun- ior Academy of Science Competition, Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium, Lehigh Valley Science Fair, Delaware Valley Science Fair, US Department of Agriculture, DuPont, Institute of Food Technology, American Society of Microbiology and International BioGE- NEius Challenge. She was also selected as an observer at the 2008 Intel International Sci- ence Fair. She was recently selected to represent Emmaus High School at the Hugh O 9Brian Youth Leadership Conference.
Anisha has many other interests, including music and volunteering. Anisha Garg to Present Paper at Lehigh University Fax Number for Attendance Office 484-519-3932 Counseling Attendance REMINDERS PHONE CALL-OUT SYSTEM : All students who are late or absent will receive a phone call from the school. A phone call is made whenever a student is not present in school (including: college visits, fieldtrips, etc.).
If you have sent in an excuse and/or the proper forms, please consider it a courtesy call. A REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS EARLY DISMISSAL REQUESTS : Please submit all early dismissal notes prior to home- room. Be sure there is a reason on all notes.
Please include ID #, full name, dismissal time, date, and a guardian 9s signature on each note. TRIP REQUESTS : A trip request/ college visit form must be submitted five days prior to the trip (except in an emergency). Completed forms must be brought to the Attendance Office.
ABSENCE/LATE ARRIVAL NOTES : Both must be received in Attendance within 3 days of their return to school. These should include full name, ID #, dates, and the signature as indicated on the signature card. However, in the case of a long term absence (5 days or more), a doctor's note is required within that five day period.
If possible, notes may be faxed to the Attendance Office at 484-519-3932. STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL : Please drop your son/daughter off at the auditorium door (#8) if he/she is arriving after 7:20 am. At 9:49 am, the door is locked.
Please ring the bell to be let in, and go directly to the Attendance Office to sign in. If you drop your child at the Main Office, he/she will not be let in. He/she must sign-in in the Attendance Office.
Guidance Information Night On Thursday, January 14, 2010, the Emmaus High School Counseling office will host a finan- cial aid evening. Mr. Greg Mitton, Financial Aid Director at Muhlenberg College, will be speaking to parents, guardians, and students about the financial aid process, FAFSA, and answer questions/concerns regarding the paperwork.
The program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Don 9t miss this opportunity to have your questions answered by an expert! FROM THE OFFICE OF: Page 6 2008-2009 Yearbooks are Here!!
If you purchased one and have not received it, please stop by the Main Office to pick it up. If you did not purchase one, and would like to, they are available for $65 in the Main Office. There is a limited amount available for sale, so don 9t delay!
Graduation Project Information Reminder to Students Currently Completing the Graduation Project Please remember that narratives and shadowing verification forms are due to advisors during the first week of December. Check out more specific information for the Graduation Project on Emmaus High