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Day School Celebrates International Day of Peace

This Friday, September 21, at 8:00 am, students in Evansville Day School’s Primary School will participate in the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. Students in JPK through fourth grade will be cheered by Middle and Upper School supporters as they parade through the hallways carrying the “Pinwheels for Peace” they created during innovation class. At the end of the parade, students will gather for a story. Class representatives will also share the word “peace” in the language of their families’ origins, including Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, German, Filipino, and more.

2019 Intersession Opportunities

Intersession is a unique, long-standing opportunity available to Evansville Day School Upper School students, allowing learning and enrichment outside the traditional classroom. During the week of March 18-22, students in grades nine through twelve will embark on weeklong learning experiences. Each year, teachers partner with students to plan and organize a variety of opportunities and cultural immersion experiences in many areas of interest.

Legence Bank Awards First Merit Scholarship to Evansville Day School

Legence Bank is proud to partner with the Evansville Day School to invest in student success!  They are awarding the first of three Merit Scholarships to a new student in grade 9 through 12 at Evansville Day School.  This generous merit-based tuition assistance package helps with up to 90% of their tuition. The first Legence Bank Merit Scholarship will be awarded to Evansville resident, Adeleine Halsey at a presentation in the EDS Traylor Atrium at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Tashi Kyil Tibetan Monks

Evansville Day School was pleased to welcome two Tibetan monks from the Tashi Kyil monastery in northern India on Tuesday. They shared information about their country, culture, work, and spiritual practices with the Middle and Upper School students before giving them an opportunity to ask questions. Thank you to our new Upper School social studies teacher Holly Ziemer for arranging this special learning experience!

Alumni News: Kate Meacham

Evansville Day School has some incredible alumni, and Kate Meacham 2016 is no exception. This week, she begins her junior year at Mount Holyoke College, where she is majoring in Religion with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society (EOS). Kate is also the President and Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club, a leader in the Outing Club, and participates in student and faculty choreographed dance performances as part of the Five College Consortium Dance Department.


Welcome New Board Members

Evansville Day School is excited to announce the appointment of five new Trustees in 2018. At the Annual Meeting, the Board voted to increase capacity from seventeen to nineteen. This allowed for the addition of Mark Bernhard, Poonam Bhasin, Carol Griffin, Tom Moosbrugger, and Elizabeth Woosley to a very talented, dedicated group of school leaders.

Presley Mohler Selected to Travel to Two Programs This Summer

Presley Mohler, Evansville Day School class of 2019, will have a busy summer, traveling to participate in two prestigious programs.  

Presley will attend Global Leadership’s Student Service Adventure in Costa Rica for 10 days in June. The program’s goal is to provide life-changing experiences that will cultivate a global perspective and open-mindedness in students, ultimately inspiring them to become great leaders and global thinkers, seeking positive change in their own communities.

Day School Students to Study in Ireland this Summer

Two Evansville Day School students were selected to study abroad in Ireland this summer! Both were selected through prestigious university programs.  

Evansville Day School junior Alaina Clements has been accepted into the highly competitive Notre Dame Pre-College International Study Abroad Program. She will be studying in Ireland under Notre Dame educators, as well as local Irish scholars.

Sophomore Allison Waller Selected To Study in France through IU Program

Day School Sophomore Allison Waller was accepted to the Indiana University Honors Program for Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) this summer. This full-immersion, travel abroad program for Indiana high school students focuses on academic, linguistic, and cultural experiences.  Alli will travel to St. Brieuc, France for six weeks in an immersive program.

While in St. Brieuc, Alli will stay with a host family, attend classes, travel, and have an authentic opportunity to utilize the language she is studying.

Gayle Gerling Pettinga 1980 is being honored at Evansville's YWCA's 29th Annual Tribute to Achievement on May 17th

Gayle Gerling Pettinga’s commitment to Evansville and its future is obvious to anyone who knows this extraordinary woman. Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle graduated from Evansville Day School in 1980 and finished at the top of her class from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in 1987. Following graduation, Gayle practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis, Baker & Daniels, where she worked in the areas of commercial litigation and product liability. She then lent her talents to Eli Lilly and Company, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Junior Gianna Meckler Selected for Health Science Institute

Gianna Meckler, a junior at Evansville Day School, has been selected for this summer’s Health Science Institute (HSI).  

This year is the 27th year of HSI. The two-week long program, sponsored by Deaconess Hospital and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, allows area high school students to experience medical careers first-hand, thereby helping them make informed career decisions in the future.

Eighth Graders Participate in Science of Sound Program

Eighth Graders at Evansville Day School are participating in the Da Vinci Institute Evansville’s STEAMing with Music program at the Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) Thursday and Friday, March 15-16.  

As part of the eighth grade curriculum, students take a Design Thinking (DT) course at Day School and have designed exhibits to demonstrate the science of sound.

Evansville Day School Student Recognized by 911 Gives Hope for Fundraising Efforts

Evansville, Ind. - Lyra Sagez, a fifth grader at Evansville Day School, was recently presented with a certificate of appreciation from 911 Gives Hope for funds she donated from her school Giving Project last year.

Each year, fourth graders at Evansville Day School participate in a “Giving Project” as part of a classroom learning experience. Students begin with $10 seed money to create a small business to raise money for a charity of his or her choice.