On Oct. 31, Edgewood continued with its annual tradition of a Halloween Parade. To celebrate the Edgewood Centennial, there were special guests from 1919! Principal Dr. Houseknecht and Vice Principal Mr. Yang dressed up as the Wright brothers.
We also had other guests from different decades, represented by other school faculty.
And in case you missed it, the faculty’s shrunken heads were on display in the main office.
The Edgewood community had a big day on Sept. 24, marking several important events all at once. Shortly after dismissal, a special ceremony was held to mark the opening of Edgewood’s new library. The ceremony was also a kick-off to the centennial year.
The ceremony began with the pledge of allegiance, followed by the singing of the national anthem by the fifth-grade chorus. The student band accompanied the singing of the Edgewood School Song.
There were also several speakers at the ceremony, including Principal Dr. Houseknecht. They included Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert and school alum and Village Trustee Carl Finger.
In addition, former teacher Dorothy Bench and a fifth-grade student also spoke at the ceremony.
After the ceremony was over, Edgewood’s annual picnic took place in the back of the school.
Music through the decades was played and all children enjoyed free Italian ices, which were provided by the PTA.
This is a very special year for Edgewood Elementary School because January 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the school’s establishment. The PTA and Edgewood faculty are making every effort to ensure that the events it organizes this year are extra special. We’re also organizing some new events to mark this exceptional year.
Check back often to see how we’ve been celebrating and what we’ve got coming up!