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New Head of School Announced

After an extensive, nationwide search, Evansville Day School's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kevin Kunst as its new Head of School effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Kunst is currently the Headmaster of Harrells Christian Academy in Harrells, North Carolina.
 

Middle School Speech Success

This week, 180 students from 16 area schools competed at the local Speech Tournament. Space is limited, and only the best of the best are chosen to compete. Evansville Day School speech coach Angela Craft selected 14 of the 22 students on Speech Team to compete at Tournament this year. Many categories had 18-21 students competing, with medals and ribbons awarded to the top 10 places. Day school had 7 students place in the top 10 in their categories:

Alayna Rodgers - 1st in Dramatic Prose

Support for New Big Sisters and Brothers

In an effort to support students who have recently become or will soon become big sisters or brothers, Mrs. Galbreath (JPK), Mrs. Rogers (1st Grade), and Mrs. Phillips (Kindergarten) are hosting a Big Sister Big Brother gathering.  Children will meet with Mrs. Galbreath to discuss their feelings, share experiences, and play games related to the new baby in the family.  Parents will meet with Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Phillips to discuss changes they may have already experienced, or may soon experience, in their family or with their older child's behavior.

Day School Teacher accepted into Science Coaches Program

Upper School science teacher, Dr. Denise Hanes, was recently accepted into the Science Coaches program.  Science Coaches is a joint venture of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) providing an educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States.  The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Celebrating our Founders' Vision!

On November 4, 1946, a group of influential women living in Evansville, Indiana, opened the Episcopal Nursery School in the Guild Room at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Evansville had experienced a boom in population from the war, and quality nursery schools were in short supply. This group of community leaders and educators had a vision for an independent school that was focused on the development of the whole child. On opening day in 1946, the school employed one teacher Esther Baumgart and had only seven students enrolled; tuition was only $22  a month!
 

Day School Student Earns Global Language Honor

Evansville Day school student Max Lowery ‘18 has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Max is most deserving of this recognition with his outstanding academic record, exceptional interest for the Iberoamerican culture, exemplary community service, remarkable overseas experience and astonishing passion for Spanish. 

Prelude to Peace Week

The Cambridge Dictionary defines mindfulness as “The practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.” Primary School students at Evansville Day School are learning to use a multitude of techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and negative emotions. These techniques are supported by current theories in brain research and are found to increase positive emotions and feelings of happiness.

Officers Named for Global Language National Honor Society

Congratulations to this year’s Global Language National Honor Society (GLNHS) officers at Evansville Day School: Max Lowery, Sarah Ballard, Sophie Meyers, and Eddie Vraney. Upper School Spanish Teacher Linda Huber says, “I am excited to see the enthusiasm and strong leadership in our Global Language National Honor Society members this year! All the current members have excelled academically, are involved in the community, and have a global perspective that makes them stand out among their peers.

Inaugural Founders Achievement Award Announced

Each year, to commemorate Evansville Day School’s rich history of educational excellence, the Alumni Association will honor an outstanding alumnus or alumna with the Founders Achievement Award at the annual Founders Society Luncheon.

The Founders Achievement Award recognizes distinguished professional achievement, leadership, and service to local, national, and international communities, or to Evansville Day School.

Join us in recognizing the first recipient of the Founders Achievement Award, William Snyder, class of 1977.

Enrollment Strong for the 2017-18 School Year

Day School opened with enrollment up significantly from last year, including the strongest student retention in a decade and the most new students since 2013. We are at capacity in five grades and have wait-lists in three.  Summer Academy had the strongest enrollment ever and a summer of facility enhancements has further transformed our beautiful campus.  Most importantly, our amazing faculty and staff continue to innovate with a student-centered focus.

Day School Senior Projects

Seniors at Evansville Day School spent the last seven school days in an experiential, on-site internship program at various hospitals, schools, and businesses for their Senior Projects. This opportunity allows them to job shadow a professional in the career of their choosing before they enter college. On Friday, May 26 from 9:30 - 11:00 am, each student will have a display in Day School’s Traylor Atrium to showcase what they learned. Students each set up a table with a poster-style presentation to engage individuals and small groups in conversations about their projects.

HLC Announces Middle School Mini-courses

Last year, Evansville Day School entered into a partnership with the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC). Founded at Barstow School in Kansas City, HLC is a growing “collective of independent schools around the world developing online courses.” Through a broad catalog of blended and online courses, students benefit from small classes, independent school rigor, global connections, and preparation for distance learning, which is increasingly utilized in college and beyond.

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