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Jose Mota Receives Armstrong Award

Upper School Social Studies Teacher Jose Mota was selected as a recipient of the Indiana University Armstrong Teacher Educator Award for 2017-18. The Armstrong Award not only recognizes Jose’s excellence as a teacher, but gives him an opportunity to work with current Indiana University faculty and undergraduates in the field of education. Mota says, “I believe the Armstrong Teacher Educator is a special honor because it allows me to work with future educators.

Day School Well-Represented at TedX 2016

The 2016 TEDx Evansville event, entitled “Pause. Play. Fast-Forward.” was held  on Saturday, October 1 at the Evansville Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater.  The Day School community was well represented among the featured speakers including, Head of School Jarin Jaffee, current parent Jill Griffin (Greta, class of 2025), and current parent Omar Atia (Jennah, class of 2024).  Additionally, trustee and current parent Jenn Schultheis (Will, class of 2021, and Peyton, class of 2016) was a member of the TEDx Executive Committee.

Introducing Hogsmeade in Gingerbread

For the last three years, Upper School 3D art students have created a gingerbread wonderland during first semester. This annual tradition begins with students creating a cardboard mock-ups of their project, which are then used as guides to create baking molds for the walls and roofs of the actual gingerbread structures. Then for several weeks leading up to winter break, the hallways of Day School are filled with the spicy scent of gingerbread, as the students bake their creations.

Day School Eagles relate to new coach Austin Brooks

The Courier Press ran an article about Coach Brooks and the Day School Eagles in their news yesterday. 

"Austin Brooks would lace his sneakers and play basketball with the Day School Eagles when he first took over the program.

It had been awhile since Brooks shot around at his alma mater. He wanted to sense the atmosphere first-hand.

Brooks once was a star at Day School. He’s seventh all-time in career points despite only playing two seasons. The Eagles bonded with their new coach during those pick-up games.

Day School Spanish Student & Teacher Receive State Award

Evansville Day School is proud to share that senior Leila Grossman has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Leila’s passion for Spanish led her to study abroad last summer with the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language (IUHPFL), where she expanded her global perspective and deepened her love of the language by being immersed in Spanish culture.

Evansville Day School Teacher Headed to China

Soi Chong Powell, science teacher and robotics coach at Evansville Day School, has been selected as a 2016 International STEM Fellow. She will be traveling to Hangzhou, China in October with eleven other Indiana STEM Fellows who were selected last spring. This is the second cohort of STEM Fellows. This statewide program was created cooperatively between the Chinese Education Connection and the Indiana Department of Education. Jill Woerner, Global Learning and World Language Specialist from the Indiana Department of Education, will lead the trip.

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