Evansville Day School, in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college-preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit.
Looking back on the 2014-15 year, so many moments serve to remind me why Evansville Day School continues to be the educational leader in the Tri-State. Albeit a year of change, last year was more than anything one of progress and innovation. We welcomed Jarin Jaffee as our new Head of School and watched as he advanced our vision for education in the 21st Century. The Board made faculty professional development a top priority, which enabled a number of teachers and even some of our trustees to participate in conferences across the United States.
Our community rallied together at the 2015 Annual Gala to raise funds for a new digital street sign and main entrance sign, as well as Macs for the broadcast journalism classroom, and a Lego wall for the Primary School library. Current parent and Board member, Dr. Lori Sieboldt with help from the Friends organization, funded the building of Day School’s new Innovation Lab and Makerspace.
We also made landscaping improvements and created a Legacy Plaza space at the front entrance, as well as enhanced the Middle School playground and renovated preschool classrooms, all of which was made possible by the contributions of individual donors like you. Finally, thanks to a generous legacy gift from the Jock Moody estate, Day School ended the fiscal year on a very positive note. In total, 2014-15 was a sound and productive year for Evansville Day School and I am proud of all we’ve been able to accomplish together.
Each name and story in this Annual Report reflects a moment, person, or project that energized us in our commitment to Day School’s exemplary mission to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. I want to thank you all for taking part in making our school great, and I am honored to partner with you as we move forward toward an exciting vision for Day School.
Chris Traylor 1990