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written by student intern Aidan Kunst `20 On Friday, November 22, senior Sierra Goebel was recognized as Evansville Day School’s nominee for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Sierra, our Upper School’s Community Service Student Leadership Committee (SLC) chair, will advance to a state-level recognition competition in February to compete for a $1,000 scholarship, silver medallion, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to...
Student sits between stacks of food taking count of items
This year, Evansville Day School’s participation in the Tri-State Food Bank food drive took on a new, historical meaning. Where there has been a competition among grade levels in the past, now the entire school community competed as Houses to collect items for the food bank. The food drive was met with unprecedented success, due in no small part to the competitive, generous spirits of our parent community. The food drive took place over the...
Evansville Day School congratulates Deirdre Heekin Barber, EDS class of 1985, for receiving Day School’s 2019 Founders Achievement Award. Barber is an award-winning winegrower, farmer, published author and photographer, and wine educator. She worked as a sommelier and wine director for over twenty years, and was co-proprietor of osteria pane e salute in Woodstock, Vermont. Barber became a winegrower in 2007, an educational experiment that led...
Adam Ellenstein, EDS class of 1995, accomplished an astonishing feat in 2016 when he earned an official world-record title for swimming the longest distance - 65 miles, the length of Lake Winnipeg in British Colombia. Today, the endurance athlete and his heroic swim is featured in the new documentary, Victory Swim, by Matt Yamashita. The film focuses on Adam’s relationship with his aunt Susan. When she learned she had Parkinson’s disease, Susan’...
The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), the largest association of French teachers in the world, awarded Evansville Day School’s own Ashley Jorgensen `19 the 2019 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award. This national recognition is given annually to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Ashley...
She's at it again! Fifth grader Ingrid Braden recently took 8th place at the Evansville Regional Spelling Bee! But wait... there's more! Ingrid has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition! The contest will be held on Friday, March 29. Way to go, Ingrid! This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee...
Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service 2019
Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service Learning Evansville Day School will be the only local school in session on Monday, January 21, and we’re doing it with intention. As an independent school, Day School has the flexibility to create unique learning experiences for our students, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is no exception. Head of School Kevin Kunst shares, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that 'Life's most...
The Evansville Day School chapter of National Honor Society inducted twelve new members this year on Wednesday, November 28. Students were nominated by teachers and submitted an application which was meticulously reviewed by a committee of Upper School faculty to determine their acceptance. Membership at EDS is awarded only to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated the four pillars of NHS in their high school career. These pillars are...
Evansville Day School senior Gianna Meckler has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2018 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Gianna joins a growing list of EDS students to receive the award in three of the last four years. According to Israel Fernando Herrera, Vice President of AATSP Indiana, Gianna was selected for...
At the Second Annual Founders Society Luncheon on November 2, at 11:00 am, Evansville Day School’s Alumni Association will formally induct Gayle Gerling Pettinga 1980 into the Founders Society by honoring her with the Founders Achievement Award. Gayle will also share her personal story with Upper School students at Evansville Day School prior to the luncheon on Friday. Day School’s Founders Society was established in 2017 to honor the...
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...
Intersession provides out of classroom learning
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. In...
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...
Tibetan Monks expand students global mindedness
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! The monks practice in the...
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...

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