April 15, 2016 began at The Warehouse with a warm welcome from Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, thanking all participants for getting involved in the community and participating in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). Monroe County Youth Council (MCYC), a project of the Asset Building Coalition, the Bloomington Volunteer Network, the Youth Services Bureau, and the Monroe County Public Library, planned their celebration of the largest service event in the world. This year marks Bloomington’s 5th year participating in Global Youth Service Day. MCYC spent the last school year preparing for this day of volunteering by exploring local issues and planning projects to meet the needs of the community. Part of this planning involved creating six different service teams; each team had individual goals for the day from kicking off the Page by Page program promoting the 40 Developmental Assets in a local elementary school, to building nature trails and removing invasive plant species. MCYC far exceeded its recruiting goal of 250 students when over 450 applied to be a part of GYSD. Ultimately, over 330 students (which included more than 90 Edgewood students) and 30 adult volunteers served the local community with nine local agency partners to make another successful GYSD. (This blog was adapted from a letter by the MCYC.)
The Edgewood Dynamic Duo Fine Arts Team of Ellen Bergan and Celestina Garcia qualified for Academic Super Bowl State Meet, to be held at Purdue University on Saturday, May 7. The girls have long been studying Hoosier visual artists and musicians who are part of this year's theme "Hoosier Heritage." They scored in the top seven of all Division II Fine Arts teams. The Academic Super Bowl team consist of only 11 students this year. Mrs. O'Malley coaches the Fine Arts Team.
The old version of Harmony will be disabled on March 17 in order to allow all features, including demographic updates, to run in Harmony 3. Emails have been sent to all students and parents with a link to the new Harmony and directions.. You may need to delete cookies and delete any previous versions of Harmony bookmarks you have stored on your computer in order to be able to access the new Harmony. Harmony 3 allows parents and students to have separate account log-in information. Separate emails and registration codes have been emailed to students and parents.
The Wizard of Claus is coming! Featuring Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Glinda the Witch, this EHS traditional show is back again. Follow the yellow brick road into the Cookie Walk for many delicious cookies and treats. Santa Claus will be ready to greet children during intermission as well as many other favorite characters . This is a family friendly show for all ages!
One of the advantages of the new Harmony 3 Family Access is that it allows parents and students to have separate accounts with their own user names and passwords to access information as well as set notifications. Because the accounts are separate, students will not be able to make changes to any of the settings made by parents.
In the new program you will be able add all your students into one login and to see the following:
The link is also posted on the corporation as well as each building website. We hope you enjoy the features of the new site!
Congratulations to Eyan Coldren who was chosen as the B97 Student Athlete of the week! Megan Higgins, an EHS senior golfer, was also a recipient of the award in mid-September.
As the Homecoming week competition heated up among the classes, students became a little more focused on donating. David Hardy, a senior, asked for monetary donations from his peers to purchase just a few more items on the eve of the final event day. He was stunned to receive five times what he had expected, and was able to purchase 432 more items. One senior who had donated five dollars had this opinion, "Even if we lose the competition, we will still be able to feed all those who need it in the entire town of Ellettsville."
Ultimately the senior class won the Homecoming points for the canned food drive, but all EHS students were proven winners. The Mustang student body almost tripled the NHS goal by collecting around 2700 goods. These were donated to the Richland Township Trustee Food Pantry.
Several members of the Best Friends Club headed to the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 22 to attend the Indianapolis Pacers basketball game. Mr. Carmichael, the club's sponsor, organizes the outing annually. Students were able to see a great win by the Pacers and were each given Pacer's hats as souvenirs. The Best Friends Club is a social club at Edgewood designed to create bonds of friendships between EHS peers and students who simply need a friend.
RBB Jubilee Photo Gallery
Over two weeks they were immersed in German culture attending school, living with host families, visiting historical sites, and tasting German food.
“That first time abroad experience is so eye opening,” Norris said. “You see their minds opening up and gaining confidence.” She said one student hardly talked throughout the school year, and while in Germany he really came out of his shell.
Among the sites the students visited were Munster, Cologne, and Bremerhaven. They went to the German Emigration museum where some students traced their ancestry, took a bicycle tour of Berlin, and went to Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp.
“A lot of them had interest in Holocaust history before they went,” Norris said. “The first time you witness something like that…it left a big impression on them.”
While the students learned about German history and got to experience a new country, there were other benefits to taking the group overseas. For one, they got to try out the German they’d learned in class on people who grew up speaking the language.
“For them to actually be someplace where they hear that language that they’ve been learning all around them, they realize people really do speak this someplace,” Norris said. “It was an opportunity to practice what they learned in class.”
Not only did the students get to try carrying on a conversation in German, taking a class of students from the United States helped to strengthen the 30-year tie Edgewood High School has with the German exchange program.
- taken from the HTO education blog