Edgewood Turns 100 years old!

On Monday, January 9th, 2019 Edgewood School officially turned 100! An Edgewood alum and parent, Greg Bartolos, shares his thoughts on our school assembly below: 

Edgewood School’s 100th Anniversary Celebration was a total success. Dr. Houseknecht emceed the event, providing history and entertainment in equal measure. And Mr. Yang’s breaking-news reports put a smile on every face in the audience.

The time capsule (hidden since 1994 when Edgewood celebrated its 75th anniversary) was the focal point for both children and adults. And its opening was a pleasure to watch. (See video for details!)

Guests of honor included Mr. Conlan – part of three generations in Edgewood. Mr. Conlan amazingly met Edgewood’s first principal, Mary Piedalue, in the early 1940s as a student.AndDorothy Bench, who composed Edgewood’s theme song in 1976, led everyone through a spirited rendition.

The personal highlight for me was having a long conversation with Cora Five, who was my fourth-grade teacher in 1977! It was genuinely wonderful to see her and to share our mutual and ongoing admiration of Edgewood and the many people who help maintain the school’s rich and proud heritage.

The turnout was fantastic and so were the food and drinks. A special thanks to PTA Co-Presidents Heedan Chung-Goh and Susie Smith for helping to ensure that everything went as planned.

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