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.