Monday, November 30, 2015

Class of 2005 Gathers for Thanksgiving 10th Anniversary Reunion

After all the Thanksgiving turkey, the Black Friday shopping frenzy and the Saturday strain of helping to hang holiday lights while precariously perched on a ladder, members of the Class of 2015 kicked back in the evening for a few pints and noshes and some relaxing conversation on November 28 at Brocach Pub on the Capitol Square.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Did you know that while you shop for gifts you can be making a small gift to Edgewood High School as well? When you shop Amazon deals on Cyber Monday—or any time throughout the entire year—you can ask them to send something to make us smile, too! Simply click the image above before shopping to have 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases go to Edgewood. 

Or, if you wish, create an account at and select another charitable organization. Once your account has been set up, you can change beneficiaries at any time. Find out more about AmazonSmile and then help whenever you shop Amazon by entering through!    

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Family Friendly Entertainment over Thanksgiving Weekend

The House Theatre at Edgewood High School is proud to present You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday, November 28, with only two shows at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Sr. Kathleen O'Connell Auditorium at Edgewood High School.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors (12 and under and 65 and older). Visit

This extremely talented young cast represents four area high schools, including Edgewood, Verona, Waunakee and Middleton, and is directed by Edgewood Drama Director, Katrina Brunner. It's the perfect musical experience to share with visiting family, and great fun for all ages. There's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to share an afternoon or evening with the Peanuts Gang!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

One great guy, one small gift, one big surprise!

Art Teacher Mark Thering
Even if you never participated as a student in Edgewood High School theatre productions, you’ve likely had a class with art teacher Mark Thering. Or maybe you’re the parent of an alum or current student and appreciate the difference Mark has made in your child’s life by recognizing and nurturing artistic talents, providing guidance in yearbook creation, or helping build self-confidence by delegating responsibility for getting a set finished.

On “Giving Tuesday,” December 1, 2015 we’d like to surprise Mark with a seat in the Sr. Kathleen O’Connell Auditorium, recognizing his unassuming dedication for the past 41 years to the students of Edgewood and his award-winning work on set construction and design. Since 1986, Mark has entered EHS sets into the national ScenoGraphics competition and has brought home 21 awards.

Dedicating an auditorium seat with a commemorative plaque is $1,000, and if enough of us contribute just $10, $20 or more, we can fund this special gift for a terrific man. Please follow this link to the Edgewood High School “Make a Donation” page. Scroll to the bottom and click on the “Donate” button for “specify an amount for another purpose.” If you use Paypal, incude Thering Auditorium seat in the comments box. If you pay by credit card, any gifts received on December 1 will be credited to the purchase of the seat. Any funds over $1,000 will be contributed to ENCORE, the fund that helps support Edgewood’s programs in music, theatre, art and creative writing.

Thank you for helping celebrate the accomplishments and many kindnesses toward students and parents shown by Mark Thering over more than four decades at Edgewood.
Please share this message with friends and family so we can achieve our goal (but don’t tell Mark!).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

EHS students challenged to pay it forward with $5

Check out the Oak Bank Facebook page for a “pay it forward” experience they sponsored for Kym Husom’s Economics class.

Amanda Arnold is a Top Notch Teacher!

WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, has named Amanda Arnold ’07 a “Top Notch Teacher.”

Amanda teaches 1st grade at John Muir Elementary School in Madison. She laughs, “It's energetic, it's fun it's crazy, it's controlled chaos.” Amanda continues, “I had a very privileged life when I was little and I was very fortunate for that and I always wanted to get to the kids that maybe weren't as lucky to have that and I wanted to make sure that I could give that to kids.”

Amanda has a master’s degree in experiential education and brings skills and exercises she learned as an undergrad at UW-Madison minoring in theatre and drama to the classroom as teaching and learning tools with plenty of song, dance and games.
View the video story.

You can also see Amanda in action as she and a colleague at Muir Elementary teach a “flash mob” dance!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wanted: One Big Tree!

Do you or anyone you know own a tree farm? Would it be possible to get a tree donated? Edgewood High School is hoping to mark the Christmas season with a tree lighting in the circle in front of the school on the evening of the Christmas Celebration Concert, December 2, 1015. We’d like one that is 15 to 18 feet tall.

If you can help, please contact EHS president Mike Elliott ’77 at 257.1023 x103 or

Thank you!