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Veteran's Day Program

On November 10, Edgewood Junior High Students joined Edgewood High School for a joint Veteran's Day program. Special recognition was given to many family members of staff and students who have served in the military. Active military members were also honored. The junior high band, and choirs from both schools provided musical tributes.
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Edgewood Theatre Arts sponsored by Masqued Crafters will present the fall musical GREASE on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - November 13-15th, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. General admission is $8. Students and Seniors, $5.

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EHS German Exchange Program

This summer 19 students who had never traveled to Germany before made the trip with EHS German teacher, Amy Norris.

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.EHS-German-Cologne

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

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Edgewood Bands Receive All-Music Award

bandEach year the Indiana State School Music Association recognizes Indiana High School bands who participate and achieve high ratings in all state competitions. Edgewood High School bands have received the distinction "All- Music Award" for their outstanding performances. In 2013-14 the Marching Mustangs were state finalists, and Edgewood's concert and jazz bands received gold ratings. In addition many of our solos and ensembles also qualified for the state finals. Congratulations to Aaron Wells and the EHS bands!
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EHS Readers Cast their Votes for the Rosie Award

divergentEach year, students across the state help to choose the winner of the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award. Edgewood High School students have the chance to casts their votes as well. This year EHS readers rated The Fault in our Stars the highest, but statewide the competition among authors was breathtakingly close: Divergent 6277 and Fault in our Stars 6264. A difference of 13 votes. Both books are being made into movies, starring the same pair of celebrity actors—Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley.
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