Monday, February 20, 2017

Crusaders—Show Your Support for Home Games!


Edgewood High School is working in partnership with Dudgeon-Monroe and Vilas neighborhoods in order to install lights and a sound system, with expanded seating and additional space for storage and concessions underneath. The improvements would be made to the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Athletic Complex, Edgewood’s on-campus field and track that were redone with state-of-the-art astroturf and running surfaces a year ago.

While a limited number of sports are currently played on the field, having the enhancements would make it possible for Edgewood to host its own home football games instead of having to travel to Otto Breitenbach Field at Middleton High School.

Show your support! Visit edgewoodathleticcomplex.org. 

Let us know what participation in high school sports has meant for you and your family.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Join the "Edgewood Community" LinkedIn Group

As Edgewood expands its use of social media, we want to provide as many places as possible for our alumni, parents of current students and alumni, and present and former faculty and staff to connect. It may be for career networking, or getting advice, or just sharing some good news—whatever the reason, you’re invited to join the group!

We’re only getting started, but hope that with all the connections people in the Edgewood family have, our "Edgewood Community" will quickly grow larger and stronger. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can ask to join the group, so invite others you know to do so as well. Edgewood is a community for life!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crusader Swimmers Advance to WIAA State






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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Alumni return to EHS as Fine Arts Festival presenters

It's one of the favorite weeks of the year at Edgewood and we’re proud to have five of our young alumni back on campus to discuss their art and careers with current students.

Kenny Leiser, Frank Busch,  Mark Noxon,  Nic Adamany

Nic Adamany ’01
Nic is a member of WheelHouse, a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison. He plays guitar, sings and is a songwriter for the group. Featuring three- and four-part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and the driving rhythm of the upright bass, WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. As a full-time working band, they perform more than 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. At the 2016 Madison Area Music WheelHouse won Country Performer of the Year, Country Album of the Year (Meanwhile…Back at the Ranch) and Country Song of the Year (Ol’ #7).

In a recent blog post, the members of WheelHouse note, “School music programs have affected all four of us.  Our parents were involved in every aspect of the music experience from enjoying to performing to promoting and teaching.  If we didn’t have school music when we were growing up we very well might not have been playing together in WheelHouse…or any band for that matter.  We could go on and on about how important music is for kids but we'll just leave this educational link for you.  See, with WheelHouse you learn more than just fun facts about whiskey!”

What’s that last comment? Oh yes…in addition, Wheelhouse teamed up with Yahara Bay Distillery to brand WheelHouse Whiskey, made from a recipe the company owned but had not yet released. The first bottles were made available in January 2014 and currently are distributed throughout southern and western Wisconsin. Nic is VP for WheelHouse Whiskey.


Brendan J. Anderson ’13
Brendan is currently attending Marquette University where he is majoring in economics and minoring in film. Brendan has a passion for the subject of film and has been giving presentations for the Edgewood High School Fine Arts week film festival since his sophomore year. Previous presentations have been about Alfred Hitchcock, Sherlock Holmes, and the history of action movies. He continues to write a blog, brenatthemovies.blogspot.com, where he posts reviews of both current and classic films.
Brendan will be presenting From Bond to Bourne: The Evolution of the Super Spy, a review of films featuring the adventures of secret agents who drive luxurious cars, use futuristic technology, and travel to some of the most glamorous places on the planet in the name of saving the world. He will trace the evolution of these “Super Spies” from the icy depths of the Cold War to the modern War on Terror.


Robbie Hyne ’11
Now a graduate of the University of Arizona, Robbie pursued a BFA in film and television production. He began his career in Los Angeles as a TV office assistant for Ridley Scott Films/Scott Free and then took a position as executive assistant to writer/showrunner Ian Goldberg on the first season of his show, Dead of Summer. Robbie continues to strive towards being a TV writer and showrunner himself, working now as an executive assistant to writer, producer, director and showrunner Greg Berlanti, best known as an executive producer and co-creator for The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. He’ll be presenting three films he worked on:

Film #1 — A short film poem filmed on actual film stock and using a poem he wrote at Edgewood entitled Here No Longer Lives the Faith of Love.

Film #2 — This found footage film is compiled from archived film stock that has been spliced together. It was then digitally recorded so that Robbie and others could add music and sound, creating an entirely new piece that is an exploration of humanity and war.

Film #3 — Robbie co-created and assistant directed this short film that earned recognition as an official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Comedy Club International Film Festival, International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, and Student Art Festival. The story revolves around a quirky and anachronistic young woman, Penelope, who loses her father at a young age from calcium deficiencies. Together with the help of her dog, Elizabeth Bentley, she pours herself into her job selling milk in order to make money and help others avoid his fate.

Charlotte Martin ’10
Charlotte is a New York City-based writer, director, and actress. The First of Our Friends to Get Married is her first feature script, which she wrote directly after graduating with a BFS from Tisch School of the Arts. She continues to write and direct in the wake of First of Our Friends being completed, and plans to write roles for herself until someone else is interested in casting her, too.

The film was in its developmental stages when Charlotte presented on film development two years ago at the Edgewood Fine Arts Festival. Now, the film has been completed and shown at several film festivals in the country. The film includes an original soundtrack. Charlotte was inspired by real-life events of classmates from EHS during her time here in this relevant and fresh work.

Film Synopsis: Everybody always knew that Alice and Louis would eventually get married, but now that it’s actually happening...what does that mean for everyone else? Despite her best efforts to stay patient, Margot is disappointed again and again by Clare’s missed opportunities. Rose always took her relationship with her longterm boyfriend, Adam, for granted—but when he claims there’s nothing he wants more than locking it down in marriage, she fears their free and easy bond may be in its final hours. Lawrence finally has a chance with the newly single Dana, but her hangups over getting back into a relationship threaten his long-awaited moment with her. And on the outside of all of this
is Simon, with no date to the wedding, no particular love interest, and no particular interest in love itself— unless meddling with it can save him from being the only single friend.

Dylan Todd ’14
Dylan is currently pursuing his BA in acting at Columbia College in Chicago. He is also a member of the Society of American Fight Directors where has been certified in diverse weapon categories including Unarmed, Rapier and Dagger, Knife, Smallsword, Broadsword, and Sword and Shield. Dylan’s session will demonstrate beginning level skills on how to create the illusion of violence for the stage and screen—safe for the people on stage but realistic to the audience. The session will include unarmed skills like slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, falls, and rolls.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

EHS Alumnae Runners at the NYC Armory


EHS alumnae Ave Grosenheider ’15 (Richmond Spiders), Amy Davis ’15 (UW-Madison Badgers) and Michele Lee ’12 (UW-Madison Badgers) participated in the 2017 Armory Track Invitational held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

Amy placed 2nd in the 3,000 meter with a time of 9:31, just behind the leader at 9:29.03 and Michele Lee was 6th at 9:38.86.

Ave ran in the 5,000 meter and finished 7th in a field of 23 with a time of 17:29.64. First place in that race went to a runner who came in at 16:31.81, far outstripping the second place runner by more than 20 seconds!

All in all, it was a pretty good weekend for Edgewood in New York.

Click here to see all the results, including splits and other events at the Invitational.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Author Jacquelyn Mitchard is Special Guest at the Annual Fine Arts Festival

An Evening with 
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Tuesday, February 14
7:00 pm in the Kathleen O’Connell Auditorium
Edgewood High School • 2219 Monroe Street

Jacquelyn will unveil the first excerpt of her upcoming classic ghost story, Still She Haunts Me, as a Madison exclusive. Books for her to sign will be available, courtesy of A Room of One’s Own

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels for adults, including The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and also made into a major feature film. The editor of a realistic young adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard has also authored seven novels for young adults. She is a professor of creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a contributing editor for More magazine. 

Jacquelyn will be offering two sessions for students during the day on Tuesday, offering insights on storytelling, plot and character development and writing as a career.

See the entire Fine Arts Festival schedule and biographies of all the guests artists who will be presenting, visit http://edgewoodfineartsfestival.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

EHS group travels to the inauguration

Students in Edgewood High School’s American Political Systems classes had conducted a mock election last fall and 44 of those students also signed up to attend the presidential inauguration before they knew what the results of the actual election would be.

Last week, they joined faculty members Wade DallaGrana, Derek Behnke ’07, and Kym Husom to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump and also visited the Supreme Court, historic sites, museums, and by chance, the Women’s March.

For more, read the  story by Pam Cotant in the Wisconsin State Journal.