News and Announcements

Ms. Holly Ziemer, Head of EDS Upper School, announced today that Hamza Rimawi has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from both Day School and National Merit Scholarship Corporation NMSC®, which conducts the program, was be presented by Ms. Ziemer to this scholastically talented senior.   About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their...
Evansville Day School senior Alayna Rodgers was awarded the prestigious designation of College Board National Recognition Programs Scholar. The honor is given to students who score in the top 2.5% of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) who attend school in a rural area or small town or identify as African American, Indigenous, Hispanic American or Latinx. Scholars must also earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or...
Evansville Day School is incredibly proud of the work of our 2020-21 AP students and teachers. Thirty-four students in Grades 9-12 sat for sixty-five, total, AP exams. EDS had an outstanding overall pass rate of 85%, exceeding state and national averages in our students' tested subjects.   Six EDS students were named AP Scholars with Distinction; three students were awarded AP Scholar with Honors; and seven students earned AP Scholar awards this...
written by Adeleine Halsey `21, school writing intern This year, EDS took an unconventional approach to its annual outside of classroom experiential learning - Intersession. Typically, the Upper School offers a series of trips on local, national and international levels. Despite the pandemic, the faculty at EDS wanted to continue the long-standing tradition, even on a local level.  The week of Intersession required months of rigorous planning,...
Brandon Foster Earns National Award
The National WWII Museum Announces 2021 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award Recipients    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has named local student Brandon Foster of Evansville Day School as a 2021 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award recipient. The national honor is awarded annually to one student in every state who has maintained a strong record of volunteerism, demonstrates school and community activism, and helps implement creative...
Brock Wilsey and Aidan Kunst hold the 2021 Sectional Championship Trophy
by Adeleine Halsey `21 For college freshmen Brock Wilsey 2020 and Aidan Kunst 2020, winning the EDS basketball Sectionals seemed to be a victory they would never experience after a heartbreaking defeat last year. In March 2020, Evansville Day School lost in the third and final round of Sectionals after months of hard work. It was a devastating reality to face for the entire team, but it was an especially tough loss for Aidan and Brock as seniors...
The tree in our Atrium is decorated with unique, handmade ornaments from holidays around the world. Students from Mrs. Zinn’s fifth grade class recently concluded a special project increasing their global mindedness and celebrating other cultures. A few of the holidays selected included Eid al-fitr (Middle East), Guy Fawkes Day (Britain), Nauryz (Kazakhstan), and Christmas traditions in Sweden.  Day School fosters curiosity and cultural respect...
Pen Pal Project reaches out digitally beyond the walls of our school
In the midst of these trying times, many are seeking outlets of joy, peace, and normalcy amongst the chaos. Alayna Rodgers `22, chair of the SLC Community Service Committee, along with her committee members, are no exception. Throughout the pandemic, residents of nursing homes have been unable to see their families or even commune with others in their buildings for quite some time. “The isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been...
Evansville Day School provides a unique learning experience for students to earn high school credit through four separate mini courses offered each quarter.  These courses are not ones you would typically find on a high school transcript. For example, in the current quarter, students have the choice of Bollywood, Wolf Ecology, Graphic Novels, and Music History. Students choose their preferred courses via a Google Form with each course and its...
Alayna Rodgers’ daily routine is not that different from every other student. She gets ready for school in the morning, chats with her friends before school and on breaks, attends classes, and does homework in the evenings, just like her peers. The difference is that her morning doesn’t involve a commute, her conversations with friends are on Snapchat, and she “logs in” to her classroom instead of walking through a door. This year, Evansville...
Evansville Day School communicated to our constituents this week that we will resume in-person instruction as previously scheduled on August 12. The administration completed a thorough assessment of the facilities for social distancing and has been working to receive input and make decisions about what the return to school will look like this fall. We are continuing work to create a plan that will allow the school to be flexible and nimble as...
The Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC) announced the 2020 track and field athletes named to the IATCCC Academic All-State list. Among the female athletes, Evansville Day School had two students make the list. Neha Bhasin `20 was named Academic All-State First Team. Danielle Goebel `20 received Academic All-State Honorable Mention.  IATCCC nominees must meet a list of criteria to be considered for this honor:  only...
Student artwork by Danielle Goebel `20 Evansville Day School is raising money for three local hospitals through the school’s upcoming online fundraising event, EDS STRONG Online Auction & Fundraiser (April 18-25). Like many local non-profit organizations, Evansville Day School hosts a spring event to raise money for its continued academic programming. This year, with a stay at home order in place due to COVID-19, the school is opting to hold...
The COVID-19 outbreak may have dismissed traditional classroom learning for the class of 2020, but opportunities like the capstone Senior Project at Evansville Day School do not have to be canceled, just reimagined. Last week, Day School introduced the “EDS Class of 2020 Pandemic Adulting Senior Project” to the senior class, a revision of the traditional Senior Project completed annually by graduates. Typically, EDS seniors are given two weeks...
With the school’s campus closed for the rest of the year, teachers at Evansville Day School are now running virtual classrooms from their homes. Despite the abrupt transition to remote learning, some of Day School’s teachers that have settled into their new normals are finding ways to give back to others during the COVID-19 pandemic - on top of their responsibilities of connecting with and educating their students.  With surgical masks and PPE...

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