• All Blog Posts

Key Club holds Kiss-a-Pig Contest

piggykissThe EHS Key Club, a service oriented and student led club, recently hosted a contest to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Club members nominated a handful of teachers to be part of a Kiss-a-Pig contest. Monetary donations were collected to cast votes for the winning teacher. Choir teacher, Mr. Paulsen, was this year's lucky winner!

Continue reading
149 Hits

EHS Unified Track Team promotes Autism Awareness

In conjunction with Autism Awareness, members of Edgewood's inaugural Unified track team have been partnering up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day this week. Each morning two students are working together to help the student body understand that students with autism are "just like any other student here at Edgewood!"

Unified Sports® Track and Field is a program developed by Special Olympics to encourage students with and without special needs to form friendships and participate together in sports training and competition. The team members will have the oppportunity to compete side-by-side in a state championship that will be held at Indiana University the same weekend as our Boys' and Girls' Track and Field Championships. Edgewood High School is one of only 20 schools in the state taking part in this new event.

Continue reading
186 Hits

Traveling Abroad

Over spring break, I was part of a group that went to France and Spain. We spent the first two days in Paris, where we visited Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. Half of the group also went to the Catacombs, where approximately 6 million people are buried.

A quick plane ride took us to Barcelona, where we visited the Sagrada Familia, the Parc Güell, the Cathedral of Barcelona, La Boqueria, and a beach in Sitges. One night, many people tried calamari for the first time. After three nights, we boarded the bus for the seven hour drive to Madrid. Halfway between Barcelona and Madrid, we stopped at the Monasterio de Piedra, where we walked through the park.

In Madrid, we saw the famous Puerta del Sol, and the Prado museum. Later, part of the group walked to the Estación de Atocha, where we saw over 100 turtles. We also went shopping in the Plaza Mayor before finishing our tour with a tapas night, where we sampled tortilla de patatas, jamón, and pimientos. Finally, we tried churros con chocolate. The next morning, we woke up bright and early to return home. (Submitted by Megan Vladoiu)

Continue reading
201 Hits

Fat Tuesday in French Class

On Tuesday, March 4, EHS French students celebrated Mardi Gras. Mrs. Tiller, leading by example, encouraged the students to dress in costume, wear beads and masks or wear the traditional Mardi Gras colors green, gold, and purple for the festivities. Students also prepared traditional Cajun dishes, as well as Mardi Gras King cakes, and other creative and unique cakes to share with their classmates. Some students even participated in learning a Mardi Gras dance to celebrate the occasion. Finding one more way to connect EHS students to world culture, Fat Tuesday has become an annual celebration at Edgewood.
pigcakesam2 tiller3 Mardigras
Continue reading
233 Hits

More than a Class - EHS Show Choir Season Begins

What goes on in class, is shown at the competitions, at least when it comes to Edgewood show choirs. During their first three weeks of competition, our EHS show choirs have brought home four Grand Champion trophies, two 1st Runner-Up, and two 2nd Runner-Up awards, all while often competing against schools much larger than Edgewood.EHS show choirs started their season at the Anderson Show Choir Singsational Invitational. Music Warehouse & Sophisticated Ladies both won Grand Champion, and both were also awarded best Vocals and Best Choreography caption awards as well. New Edition was also named Grand Champ of their division.At the DeKalb Show Choir Invitiational, the lineups were a bit larger. Sophisticated Ladies outscored twelve other unisex choirs to take both captions again. New Edition made finals for the second consecutive week, and walked away with best vocals, but lost out on 1st place to the top choir from Pendellton. Music Warehouse competed against fourteen choirs including Anderson, Fishers, Lawrence Central, Carroll, and Bishop Luers. In the end they were honored to have placed ahead of all but one. Twinsburg, Ohio edged out Warehouse by five points. This past weekend, Music Warehouse and Sophisticated Ladies competed at Franklin Central. Ladies placed 3rd out of eleven groups, just behind unisex choirs from Zionsville and DeKalb. Warehouse was in first place in the preliminary competition against top choirs from Zionsville, Pike, DeKalb, Carroll, Lawrence Central, Warren Central, Noblesville, and Shepherd Hill, Massachusetts. In the end, MW placed just behind Zionsville and Pike - schools with average enrollment numbers around 2400 students, but still had spectators from other the schools on their feet cheering. Congrats to all students! What an awesome start to the season!
Continue reading
191 Hits