As of March 8, 2018, we have used four (4) snow days this year. As listed on the Board-approved 2017-2018 school calendar, there are two (2) built-in snow days and the next designated make-up day is listed as Monday, April 2. Therefore, school will now be in session on April 2, 2018 for all K-12 students and staff.
Dear School Community,
On March 14, 2018, at 9:50 AM, close to 1000 Emmaus High School students participated in a walk-out. Students gathered outside in the school parking lot and demonstrated peacefully. Speeches and signs called for unity, action, and school safety, and were non-political in nature. On their own, students re-entered the building and resumed classes at approximately 10:20 AM. In addition, a small number of students at Eyer Middle School gathered outside to observe 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 lives lost at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Students at Lower Macungie Middle School participated in a hallway walk, heard speeches in the gym, and some gathered outside by the flagpole. Staff and law enforcement were present at all events to insure safety.
As Superintendent, I couldn’t be more proud of our students. The walk-outs and student protests came directly from the students themselves and their conduct was exemplary. Their intelligence, maturity, and passion were on full display today.
The issue of school shootings is obviously a matter of life and death, affecting our students directly and deeply. We have not been able to stop school shootings since Columbine and now young adults feel they need to become activists on their own behalf. We must listen to their voices and act accordingly.
Michael Schilder, Ed.D.
THE 2018 AFTERBALL IS ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY!!!
FRIDAY MAY 11th, 2018 (11:30pm-4:30am)
The Senior AfterBall Party, which is held after the Senior Ball at EHS, is made possible completely by donations and volunteers.
Parents underclassmen, as well as senior parents are needed to create a successful event!
The all-night party includes food, a casino, carnival games, a DJ and thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes,
including a car!
To volunteer for jobs at the AfterBall (you do not have to be a chairperson or organize anything!!),
use the SignUp Genius link below:
If you would like to donate food for the event or items/gift cards for prizes, use the SignUp Genius link below.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, STEP has a new, convenient way to make your donations!!
Use the link below to donate through PayPal:
Thank you for helping to make this a memorable event for our seniors!!
In consultation with law enforcement representatives, we have been reviewing our safety procedures and responding to suggestions or concerns that have been brought to us by students, parents, and school staff.
There are some substantial changes that will go into effect on Monday regarding entrances to the school building at the beginning of the school day.
Beginning on Monday, March 5th, there will be only two entrance areas open for students upon arrival at school.
The first, and primary, area for most students is the locker commons and auditorium entrance. Students arriving on buses, being dropped off by parents, and parking in the student lots will enter through those doors.
The second entrance for walkers and those students who park on Pine Street will be the entrance to the cafeteria that faces Memorial Field. This is the door directly next to the stage in the cafeteria.
Please note that the only designated location on our campus for students to be dropped off is in the auditorium/bus channel area on Harrison St. The parking lot behind the cafeteria can not be used for drop off.
There are a few limited exceptions in place, as follows:
- Students who access specialized transportation/buses and are dropped off in the old bus circle on Macungie Avenue will continue to be met by their teachers and supporting staff members and escorted into the building.
- Additionally, students with significant mobility issues who are currently buzzed in through the main office may continue doing so.
As is currently the case, all students who arrive late to school and do not have a late arrival privilege on their schedules will continue to report to the main office. Procedures for students with late arrival privilege will not change.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to enhance the safety and security of our school building. Should you have any questions about these changes, please call our main office at 610-965-1650. Thank you!