Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Spirits high as the Class of 2011 gathers during the holiday season

The “birthday bar” became the “5-year anniversary reunion bar” when members of the Class of 2011 met at the Nitty Gritty in Madison on Thursday, December 22, while in town to visit family and friends for Christmas. Check the class Facebook Page at and stay in touch with your classmates!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Have a blessed, joyous, loving Christmas and a prosperous, healthy, safe New Year

We wish you and your family a safe, restful and enjoyable Christmas season. 
We are grateful to have you as a member of the Edgewood community.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Former EHS basketball players reunite for fun

The Edgewood High School Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Programs will be holding their annual Alumnae/i Games. There will be a variety of games and contests to participate in.  Remember, great skill/conditioning is NOT needed!

Even if you are on the injured reserve (IR), please make an appearance as we would love to see you.
After the event, we will carry out the long tradition of bringing the Edgewood presence to The Laurel.

If you have questions, the boys’ contact is Mike Hanson ( and the girls’ contacts are Coach Stav ( or Katie Michalski Rist (

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

You never know where you’ll find EHS Crusader alumni!

Yes, a majority of Edgewood alumni live in Wisconsin — more than 6,600 of them — but there are another 1,000 living in every state of the nation plus in another 25 countries around the world. Take a look and see how many live near you!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Former EHS associate principal and coach, Joel Maturi, honored by University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota will name its 5,000-seat volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics pavillion after former athletic director Joel Maturi, who retired from the position in 2012, after an 11-year tenure.

When Maturi left Edgewood, he entered collegiate athletic administration at the University of Wisconsin (1987-1996), where he served nearly a decade before accepting his first head athletic director position at the University of Denver (1996-98). From 1998-2002 he was the director of athletics at Miami University in Ohio until he was named the director of athletics at the University of Minnesota in July of 2002.

Gopher sports teams won seven national championships while Joel was at the University of Minnesota. He helped merge the men’s and women’s athletics departments into one unit and was instrumental in bringing Gopher football back to campus at TCF Bank Stadium.

The pavillion naming was revealed on WCCO Radio’s Sports Huddle with Sid Hartman and Dave Mona, and covered by CBS Minnesota.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Are YOU the one? Help us spread the word!

Edgewood High School 

is searching for 

the ideal candidate for 

Marketing & 
Alumni Relations Manager 

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and implement a successful marketing plan to enhance alumni relations, recruitment, fundraising, and the Edgewood reputation in the community.

Job Description:  
  • Work with marketing committee to develop the EHS brand, an annual marketing plan  and budget. 
  • Communicate with prospective parents, current parents, alumni and the Madison market through media and events. 
  • Work closely with the Alumni Council, Admissions, Advancement and administration to implement methods for engaging alumni and other audiences through social media.
  • Promote Edgewood in the local media and track all print, television and radio mentions.
  • Work with the Alumni Council to develop an annual alumni relations plan and calendar in coordination with Advancement and Admissions events. 
  • Work with the Alumni Council to develop and manage an alumni networking database. 
  • Manage the Living the Mission event and develop alumni gatherings in selected locations throughout the country.
  • Attend Alumni Council and Marketing Committee meetings.
  • Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations & Marketing. 

  • Strong overall communication skills to include written, verbal and computer skills 
  • Strong database skills 
  • Prior experience with writing, planning, organization and customer service skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks with close attention to detail by deadlines
  • Ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities to motivate volunteers 
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings or weekends when necessary

Strongly Preferred:  
  • BA in Marketing or Business, related field or equivalent experience 
  • Four years of experience with marketing and alumni engagement 
  • Prior experience with an educational institution 

Send resume to Lisa Sutter, Human Resources & Benefits Manager
Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe Street, Madison WI 53711

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dine for a Cause! Alumnae Host Benefit Dinner

Alex Lindenmeyer ’07 and Sinead McHugh ’07 are the owners of Short Stack Eatery on State Street in Madison. The restaurant, which features a breakfast menu and specializes in pancakes, has become a local favorite.

If you live in Madison and are looking for a meaningful and impactful gift to give a friend or loved one this holiday season…or you need an excuse for a night out on the town…or you want to give money to a great cause but not sure where to start…

Cross all these things off your list with
Short Stack Eatery’s Holiday Benefit Dinner event! 

The dinner on Tuesday, December 13, 6-9 pm, 

You’ll enjoy an exquisite four-course meal with wine and cocktail pairings in an intimate evening setting. This event makes for a great way to kick off the holiday giving season with a silent auction, raffle prizes, and live music. All proceeds benefit DAIS: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

DAIS has worked passionately and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families. DAIS helps to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power. Learn more about the organization that works to make Dane County a safer, more just, more equitable place for people who have experienced domestic violence, their children, and the people who love them.

Guests are encouraged to bring items from the DAIS Wish List to help keep the shelter running and make a huge difference in the lives of adults and children affected by domestic violence. For every item donated, guests will receive a free raffle ticket and the chance to win great prizes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Join the Edgewood Community for Carols and Christmas Favorites!

Concert Band  •  Concert Choir  •  Orchestra
Percussion Ensemble  •  Edgewood Chorus
Crusader Singers  •  Jazz Ensemble  

After the singing of “Silent Night” to close the concert,
please join us outside in the front circle for a new tradition in the making:
the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

Reception to follow.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend Gathering by Class of 2001

From left to right: Kelly (McCardell) Berceau, Whitney Abbott, Ally (Geier) Ford, Johnny Walsh, Becky (Haker) Balistreri, Katie Roach, Jennifer Skolaski, Erik Otterson, and Anthony Brown.
Members of the EHS Class of 2001celebrated their 15-year reunion with an evening reception at Hamilton’s on the Square in Madison on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote Your Values!

Kym Husom, Craig Clauson, Joe LaMontagne ’09, Wade DallaGrana, Kerry Cavanaugh, Derek Behnke ’07
The Edgewood High School Social Studies Department doesn’t need to remind you that today is election day (at last!!!) but they do want to make sure you do get out and vote for candidates and issues up and down the ballot. As you cast your vote — enthusiastically or grudgingly — rely on your beliefs, your reflective judgment and the values embraced by Edgewood: Truth, Compassion, Justice, Community and Partnership.

Need help finding where you vote? Visit 2016 Election: Where to Vote

Monday, November 7, 2016

So a Badger and a Wildcat walk onto a field and...

...they shake hands. Former Edgewood High School Crusader teammates Cody Link ’16 (left) and Evan Bondoc ’14 (right) play football for Northwestern and UW-Madison respectively. The two teams faced off on Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, November 5, where the Badgers prevailed 21-7. That didn’t stop the two players from opposing teams from exchanging a warm greeting at a brief mini-reunion.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Meet this year’s Living the Mission Award Recipients

Edgewood honored the recipients of the 2016 Living the Mission Awards and members of the Crusader Court of donors on October 9 at Nakoma Golf Club. Back row: Jim Imhoff, Jr. ’62 (Servant Heart Award), Mary Klein (Alumni Appreciation Award), Cathy Shaughnessy (25 Years Teaching), Joe Boucher (Athletic Hall of Fame); Front row: Diana Shulla-Cose ’84 (Dominican Award for Service to Humanity), Franz Backus (Fine Arts Hall of Fame), President Mike Elliott ’77 and Mekel Wiederholt Meier ’93 (Mazzuchelli Award for Service to Christian Education). Not pictured: Craig Claussen and Maureen Moravchik (25 Years Teaching) and Carol Markos (Alumni Appreciation Award).
For the complete bios of each of the recipients as well as a list of previous recipients, visit

Monday, October 24, 2016

Doug Moe to interview Martinelli and Mentzer

Columnist Doug Moe will interview the authors of
Unbreakable Bonds:
Edgewood Football, Life Lessons: 1927-2015 on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Mystery to Me Bookstore, Monroe St., Madison

Open to the Public

Mike Mentzer and Tom Martinelli, Edgewood High School classmates of 1967 and football teammates, have written a book on the history of the Madison Edgewood High School football program.

More than 120 hours of face-to-face interviews were conducted with former players, coaches and supporters of the football program. In addition, more than 30 detailed written responses were received. Countless historical documents, statistics, game reports and photos have been assembled into a 375-page book, with twelve chapters, illustrated with 225 photos.

The book encompasses Edgewood football history from its first year in 1927, under the direction of Coach Willis Jones, through the Earl Wilke era and his 37 seasons at the football helm, and continuing until the present time. However, the authors stress that it is a much larger and more important story than records, statistics and the game itself. It encompasses the history of the historic Edgewood site, life lessons and unbreakable bonds of teammates.

The book is available for sale in Eddie’s Outfitters, the General Office, and at area bookstores. Proceeds benefit the EHS Crusaders Football program.

Monday, October 10, 2016

This Halloween, “Ve vant your blood” to save lives

On October 31, Edgewood High School will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. 

The Red Cross has provided humanitarian aid for more than 130 years—almost since Edgewood’s founding— including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need. Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country.

It’s not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving importance. Let’s show the community and the patients in need of blood just how much we can do! 

If you are interested in donating blood, the process typically takes 1 hour, and the Red Cross prefers appointments to avoid longer wait times. Please schedule an appointment by clicking this link or go to and type in the sponsor code: edgewood high in the "Find a Blood Drive" box.

How fast two decades fly by!

Members of the Class of 1996 met for their 20-year reunion, sharing memories, laughing at yearbook pictures, and catching one another up on their lives since graduation.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

60th is the new 50th — anniversary reunion, that is

A tremendous turnout from members of the Class of 1956 showed just how true it is that Edgewood High School graduates form friendships that last a lifetime. The attendees marked their 60th Anniversary Reunion with a cocktail reception followed by dinner on Saturday, September 24, at Babe’s Bar & Grill.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Reunion was Golden!

The Class of 1966 had an extended reunion weekend from Friday through Sunday, September 9-11. Golfers met for an outing on Friday morning and then in the evening all class members were invited to a casual gathering at a brew pub. Saturday was the date of the main reunion reception that had strong attendance and was a terrific 50-year anniversary celebration of continued and renewed friendships. Sunday began with a tour of Edgewood followed by Mass in St. Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mary Anne Thurber ’73 in the UW Marching Band Hall of Fame

Mary Anne Thurber ’73 was one of two women to be the first females to participate in the UW Marching Band, thus opening the door for countless young women to follow, like the ones in the accompanying photo from 1981. For her barrier-dropping participation, on Saturday, September 10, Mary Anne became one of the newest inductees to the UW Marching Band Hall of Fame.

Members of the
UW Marching Band
cheer with the crowd
at Husky Stadium.
(Barry Wong / The Seattle Times, 1981)

University of Notre Dame alumni, come say hi and share your experience!

In addition, Mary Katheryn Snyder from Notre Dame will also be visiting with students at Edgewood High School at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20. If you attended the university and are interested in talking casually with students or families, please contact

Friday, September 9, 2016

Girls Golf Team Goes Pink

Peggy Kelly Gierhart ’86 has coached the Edgewood Girls Golf Team since 2003, continuing a record since 2001 in which the team has taken 13 Conference titles and 13 WIAA State Championships and been State Runner-up twice. In addition to coaching the girls toward becoming a golfing dynasty, Peggy has encouraged the team to support community causes. The Girls Golf Team sponsors the annual Crusade Fore A Cure to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. The event, hosted at Maple Bluff Country Club, brings together area high school teams every year and all the entry fees plus other fundraising proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen®

This year’s event, held on August 29, raised $18,000 and earned the girls recognition as Prep Mania Team of the Month by Channel 3 television in Madison as well as coverage by NBC 15 in Madison.

Jon Masson of the Wisconsin State Journal wrote a feature about the event and one of the players in the invitational whose mother has breast cancer.

In response to the day, Peggy received a note from one of the cancer doctors whose programs and patients benefit from the funds raised:
  • I just spent the last 8 hours in clinic seeing breast cancer patients and can't thank you enough for the support and work you did in fundraising for Komen South Central…Please know that the funding provided to Komen South Central supports so many fantastic programs for our local patients including the Treatment Access Fund (Wisconsin Well Woman), the Catholic Multi-Cultural Center programs for our patients of Latino descent and the Cancer Navigators who work here at UW and in Beloit to make sure our patients have the care and support they need on their journey through cancer treatment. As a Komen South Central Board Of Directors Member and a cancer surgeon I thank you for helping organize this great event for young women.    — Lee Wilke
Peggy was inducted to the Edgewood Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. At the time, she said, “Edgewood High School is a very special place to me. I had an extremely fulfilling experience here. It has been my pleasure to return and coach these student-athletes and continue to be a part of this community. I truly believe Edgewood offers an environment of competitive academics, personal attention, faith, community and opportunity. I feel lucky to be a part of the Edgewood family and look forward to future years.’

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jim Wermuth ’53 earns banking service award

Jim Wermuth visits with a client
Jim Wermuth ’53 was featured in an article by Ed Avis that was posted to the Independent Banker news site on July 25, 2016. As a “traveling banker,” a service offered by Capitol Bank, 81-year-old Jim takes his suitcase full of banking accoutrements out on the road to 13 retirement communities in and around Madison. He helps clients with their day-to-day banking needs, acts as a notary and even sells stamps for those who are homebound. He had already retired from a 25-year career when Capitol Bank reached out to him shortly after the bank was founded in 1995. Now, his efforts have paid off in a 2016 National Community Bank Service Award from the Independent Community Bankers of America.
Photo Courtesy of Unified Newspaper Group

Thursday, September 1, 2016

EAA Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016

Prior to the August 29 Crusader Kickoff celebration hosted by the Edgewood Athletic Association for all families and friends of EHS, a large group gathered in the Wilke Gym to recognize three individuals and a team for their athletic accomplishments.

Craig Carlson ’69 was a three-sport student-athlete at Edgewood High School who earned a total of 10 varsity letters. He was a standout baseball player with an 18-3 pitching record over three years and a four-year batting average of .366. Craig earned All-City Honorable Mention as a freshman and a slot on the First Team each of the next three years. He played on three WISAA State Championship teams and was a member of the Junior American Legion Champion team in summer 1967. As a Crusaders football fullback, Craig led the team in rushing yards during both his junior and senior year and scored 15 touchdowns. Occasionally, Craig also filled in on defense as a linebacker. Besides earning All-City honors, he was named to All-State Second Team. The third sport Craig played for the Crusaders was basketball, where he sank 10 points per game as a senior. After high school, Craig attended UW-Madison where he lettered in baseball. He was a member of the 1971 Semi-Pro Championship baseball team sponsored by Leske’s Supper Club and has played on numerous City and State Champion fast pitch softball and touch football teams. Craig also served as a manager and coach for West Madison Little League.

Katie Elliott ’04 was a talented student and athlete who lettered three years in basketball at Edgewood and led the golf team in scoring average all four years. She won an increasing number of golf events and tournaments annually, earning recognition on All-City, All-Conference, All-State, State Tournament, and Academic All-State teams. As a freshman, Katie helped Edgewood take 2nd Place at State at a time when there was only a single division for Girls Golf. When she was a sophomore, the Crusaders won their first State title, still within the single division, and Katie added City Player of the Year to her honors. She also won the state PGA title and a trip to the Junior PGA Championship. When Edgewood joined the Badger Conference in Katie’s junior year, she scored nine individual tournament victories, including taking City through Sectional titles. The Crusaders captured the State title again and Katie returned to the Junior PGA national. As a senior, she led the Crusaders to a third consecutive State title as she marked an incredible 13 individual 1st Place finishes, including titles from City through State. Katie was named State Player of the Year, Wisconsin Section PGA Player of the Year and the Madison Sports Hall of Fame’s Sportswoman of the Year. At UW-Madison, Katie led the Badger team in scoring average three out of four years, won a pair of individual titles, was chosen twice as Big Ten Player of the Week, and earned All-Big Ten Team and Academic All-Big Ten Team honors. She holds the second-lowest all time scoring average for UW-Madison Women’s Golf. Katie played on the USA’s World University Games team, which won the Gold Medal, and she also continued to participate in and win state PGA events. After beginning a professional golfing career, Katie was hired as assistant coach for the UW-Madison Women’s Golf Team for six seasons, and was again chosen for the USA team at the World University Games, this time as assistant coach, helping guide the team to a Silver Medal. Recently, Katie has left coaching to follow another new challenge as tournament coordinator for the American Family Championship of the PGA TOUR Champions tour.

Katie Lenz Marron ’96 was a three-sport student-athlete who earned 11 varsity letters over the course of her high school career. She was a four-year member of the Girls Tennis Team, qualifying twice for the WISAA State Tournament as half of a doubles team. She also played three seasons on the Crusaders Girls Soccer team. Katie truly made her mark on the Crusader athletic program as a member of the varsity Girls Basketball Team, on which she played even as a freshman. Katie earned All-City First Team her sophomore through senior year and twice earned All-Area Honorable Mention. In 1996, she was named to the WISAA All-Tournament Team and was also selected to play on the WBCA All-Star Team. In her senior year, Katie was a leading scorer and rebounder, helping to power the team through a season during which the Crusaders defeated the state’s #1 team. At a total of 1,070 points for a 12 points per game career average, she is one of only a handful in the 1,000+ club, and at 56% she has one of the top career field goal shooting averages. In addition, Katie has an astounding 797 rebounds to her name, the best in Edgewood history. Coach Lora Staveness noted that Katie’s soft touch with the ball, combined with her great physical strength, made her extremely tough to guard. Katie played the game the right way—she always gave her all and showed respect to her teammates, coaches and opponents. She attended Cornell University where she played Division 1 basketball in her freshman year. Katie is currently corporate director of marketing for North Central Group. She has volunteered for organizations including United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, and CATCH (Community Around the Children’s Hospital), an interest she shares with Katie Elliott.

Undefeated and WCIAA State Champion
1961-1962 Boys Varsity Basketball Team
In fall 1961, nobody foresaw that the Edgewood Boys Basketball Team would so completely dominate the season, winning all 25 games against 20 different opponents. The Crusaders were only the third Catholic school team to have an undefeated season. From start to finish of the season, the Crusaders put 1,884 points on the board, with Denny Sweeney leading the way at 454 followed by captain Fred Kinney at 374 and top rebounder Larry Moston (who pulled in a total of 256) hitting the bucket for 302 points. The boys sank 70% of attempts from the free throw line for 396 of their total points. In the only close game of the regular season, the Crusaders defeated Waunakee by a single point the first time they faced one another. When the rivals met for a second time, Edgewood was hoping to put a 19th mark in the win column. The Wilke Gym was packed to capacity and some disappointed fans for both teams had to be turned away at the doors, missing the excitement as the Crusaders dominated the Warriors, 70-52. Along the way, as the team racked up wins and attracted attention, area sports reporters dubbed them “Roadrunners,” praised for their fast-paced play and surprising efficiency at vanquishing one opponent after another. The team also earned the top spot in the United Press International’s rankings of Catholic school teams. The boys kept up the pressure in post season with decisive wins at the WCIAA Regional and State Tournament until the final game against reigning champion Eau Claire Regis. The Crusaders trailed throughout the first three quarters of the game by as much as 13 points, but battled back and won by six points. Coach David Brown was named Coach of the Year, having accumulated a pair of undefeated regular seasons in four years. In 1962-1963 he and seniors who had been juniors on the 1962 team kept Edgewood’s winning streak alive, leading the way with 21 more wins for an incredible streak of 46.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hear some great music and then take in a football game!

The Edgewood Jazz Combo

is performing at Strollin’ Middleton 

Friday, Sept. 2

The Combo plays at 5:00 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Student Stage 
at the corner of University Avenue and Parmenter Street. 

for a full listing of performance locations and music groups.

Enjoy listening to the combo, grab a bite to eat 
and then head over to the 6:30 p.m. 
Crusaders vs Monroe Cheesemakers football game 
nearby at the Otto Breitenbach Stadium, 2100 Bristol St (map)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Teacher Chris Conohan ’94 participates in reduced homework movement

Chris Conohan ’94 has been teaching for 12 years, all of them in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, and is a fifth-grade teacher at Kromrey Middle School.

WISC-TV in Madison interviewed Chris for a story that put a local spin on a national trend that was highlighted by a teacher in Texas. Second-grade teacher Brandy Young passed out a letter to every parent at the start of the school year to explain her new no-homework policy. The story went viral but revealed an existing practice that has been quietly bubbling across elementary schools in particular.

Chris noted that in the past five or six years, he's observed a change in philosophy about homework among his colleagues as well, saying, “Sometimes (homework is) just frustration for the sake of frustration for the sake of task completion.” He now assigns less take-home “busywork” in favor of more in-class practice and collaborative, group-learning activities. “If we can accomplish [meeting standards] during the day with instruction and collaboration…then homework at that point isn’t really necessary.”

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Maroon and Gold Celebration for the Class of '54

In an “off-year” reunion, members of the Class of 1954 gathered to reminisce and celebrate their birthdays as they’ve hit—or soon will—80 years old (but forever young at heart!).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Members of the Class of 1991 celebrate 25 years

“Why, you haven’t changed a bit!”

Hope those of you who couldn't join us this year will attend our next get-together.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cheer on the Crusaders — from the comfort of your easy chair!

Crusader football season is starting this weekend! Friday's game versus the Baraboo Thunderbirds will be streamed live on

Let a new generation of gridiron Crusaders help you relive your glory days! Here is a direct link to the broadcast. You can also watch on a smartphone, smart TV or tablet by downloading The Cube app at no charge. Once on the site you can enter “Edgewood” or “Baraboo” into the search box to find the game. There is no cost to watch the broadcast.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Heading toward their 70th!

John Roach ’47, Donna Bergmann Elliott ’47, Howard Elliott, James Devine ’47,
Bob Finley ’47, Arlene Finley,  Carol Esser Barry ’47.
Members of the Class of 1947 and their spouses met on Sunday, August 7, for their annual reunion to celebrate 69 years since graduating.

The group gathers at Paisan’s Restaurant in Madison on the first Sunday in August. No notices are sent out and a formal RSVP is not necessary, but call or email Bob Finley or John Roach for more information and to give them an idea of how many will be attending.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Class of 1971 masters the art of the reunion

On Friday, July 29, the Class of 1971 held a casual meet and greet with snacks and drinks at the Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, in the tiny crossroads community known for galleries and specialty shops. Then, on Saturday, class members returned to the Edgewood campus for a catered dinner in the atrium of the Edgewood College Stream, the college’s fine arts facility.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Crusader Yearbook Distribution Day

Pick up your 2015-2016 Crusader Yearbook
and take away pages of memories!

Saturday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Edgewood High School Commons
(Bring your letter as a “receipt” for quicker service)
A limited number of extra yearbooks will be on sale for $75

Can’t be there?
Unclaimed yearbooks will be available for pick-up during the first week of school, 
August 15–19, from Mrs. Ross in the Commons

If you want your yearbook mailed to you, the cost is $7.35 for Wisconsin addresses and may be more depending on other locations. Contact Mr. Thering at

Pat O’Gara Golf Open returns for third year

Golf in Honor of a fellow alumnus, Pat O’Gara ’81

88 Hawks Landing Circle, Verona WI

Registration: 8:30 am
Shotgun Start Tee-off: 10:30 am
Food, beverages and prizes: 3:30 - 5:30pm

$125* includes:
18 holes + Cart • Event Golf Shirt
On Course Games • Food + Beverages • Prizes
Payment due by August 19, 2016

All of this year’s donations and tournament proceeds will be contributed to the Milwaukee ALS Chapter.

Optional Saturday, September 10 Gathering: 
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Akron Zips Tailgate and Badger Game
11:00am at Camp Randall. Tickets must be purchased on your own.
If you have interest in attending the game, please email Kyle Kennedy for details:

Make checks payable to:
Kyle Kennedy
5682 Dartmoor Drive, Fitchburg, WI 53711
(Please write 3rd Annual Patrick O’Gara Golf Open in the Memo Line)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Class of 1981 celebrates 35th Anniversary Reunion

Members of the Class of 1981 gathered at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 15. They also celebrated with a dinner the following evening at Bonfyre Grill in Madison.

Regan McCoshen ’13 gets an up-close view of the Republican Convention

Regan McCoshen ’13 is studying psychiatric nursing at the University of Iowa. She was chosen to be one of just two college students from Wisconsin to serve among the 67 pages helping delegates at the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week. For more, see the original article by Matthew DeFour at

Monday, July 11, 2016

A celebration of the spirit of ’76

Forty years after turning their tassels, members of the Class of 1976 gathered for laughs, memories, and catching up on news about one another’s lives with several events held over the July 9-10 weekend.

Happy 70th Birthday, Class of 1964!

Members of the Class of 1964 met for an evening reception and birthday celebration at the Pyle Center on the UW campus on Saturday, July 9.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Edgewood High School Class of 1951

Classmates met on Saturday,
June 25 to socialize and have lunch fat the Radisson Hotel in Madison.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Drew teDuits ’11 looks forward to U.S. team trials for Olympics

2014 photo by AJ MAST — Associated Press
According to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal, Drew teDuits has been training for the past year, in an attempt to represent the United States at the Olympics in Rio. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2015 with a degree in kinesiology, and after taking a year to focus on swimming, now intends to go to dental school in the fall.

Drew has qualified to compete in the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska, which begin Sunday. He is aware he most likely sits outside of the top eight (the final heat, in which the top two swimmers qualify for the Olympic Games), but his time of 55.33 seconds placed him 28th of 217 qualifiers in the event heading into trials.

Read the full story by Chris Bumbaca at

Reunion season kicks off!

Members of the Class of 2006 — courtesy Ryan Boyd

Members of the Class of 1986
This past weekend, the Edgewood classes of 1986 and 2006 held their 30th and 10th anniversary reunions respectively. The class of ’86 held a variety of activities over several days and the class of ’06 met for a casual gathering at the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona.

Be sure to catch up with your classmates! Additional reunions are being held this summer and fall by the classes of ’47, ’48, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54, ’56, ’57, ’59, ’61, ’64, ’66, ’71, ’73, ’76, ’81, ’83, ’91, ’96, ’00, ’01, and ’11. For more information, visit the reunion page on the Edgewood High School website.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Adam Johnson ’07 leaves educational impact as former high school director in Tblisi

Adam Johnson is returning to the United States in July after working for four years in the Republic of Georgia. For the past three years Adam has been the Director of the American High School in Tbilisi. Currently, most of the school’s students are Georgian, however language of instruction and the operational language of the school is English (with the exception of Georgian, French, and German classes). AHS welcomes students from all backgrounds, however, and is committed to diversifying the student body.

As Director, Adam led the school through the U.S. accreditation process, making American High School the only independent school in Tbilisi, Georgia accredited by AdvancED. Maestro Television of Georgia conducted an interview with Adam in 2014 (unfortunately, the YouTube video, including Adam, is only in Georgian without subtitles!).

Adam has received a full scholarship to graduate school at George Washington University, and will begin pursuing an MBA program in the fall of 2016.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Help Us Decide Edgewood’s Future Direction!

Edgewood High School is in the planning phase of an exciting capital campaign that will set a bold vision for the future of the school and enhance the educational experience of our students.

We are very proud of our rich history and tradition of providing academic excellence in a faith-based environment, and we believe that further improvements would enable us to move forward as an even more competitive school in the 21st century.

To help us plan and prioritize, we ask that you take the brief planning survey below. Your insight and perspective are both valuable and vital to our process.

Act soon, the survey will only be available until June 20!

My sincere thanks,

Michael G. Elliott ’77
Take the Survey

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Teacher Margie Duwe ’00 participates in exchange program with school in China

Margie Duwe is a teacher at St. Mary School in Bloomington, in southern Wisconsin. In an article that appeared in the Madison Catholic Herald, the principal of St. Mary School, Julie Zenz, wrote about the exchange program St. Mary’s has had since 2012 with Shijiazhuang No. 40 Middle School in China. Margie traveled to the partner school and spent four weeks teaching science to the students (nearly 1,000 of them in classes averaging 55 students!) while three teachers from China came to teach science and reading at St. Mary’s.

Read about the exchange program, Margie’s experiences and observations, and the impact that visiting students and teachers have had on both schools.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Kate McMahon ’12 wins service award

Kate McMahon is a senior majoring in Chemistry, Spanish and Biochemistry at University of Minnesota Duluth where she plays soccer for the Bulldogs. At an April awards ceremony, she was the recipient of the Shjon Podein Community Service Award, which has been presented annually since 2003 to a UMD student-athlete who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the field of play and has made noteworthy humanitarian contributions in the Duluth and University communities.

Earlier this year, Kate was one of the recipients of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Awards. The honor, named for the late NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, is bestowed to senior NSIC student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher, are exhausting their eligibility and are on track to graduate.