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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.   Mark Bernhard is the associate provost for Outreach and Engagement at the University of...
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...
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. Alaina was accepted for the program following an...
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...
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...
Day School tenth grader Michael Niemeier and ninth grader Eric Nelson earned first place on “Team Carrier Pigeon” at the 7th annual Startup Weekend Evansville, a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential education by bringing together technical and non-technical entrepreneurs from a variety of ages and backgrounds. During the event, participants create working startups and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals...
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. “I am beyond grateful to have been given...
Teacher Megan Collins Accepts Award at Celebration of Leadership Ceremony Evansville Day School fourth grade teacher and alumna Megan Collins (Polz) 2008 was presented the Sam Featherstone Youth Award - Overall at Leadership Evansville’s Celebration of Leadership ceremony Thursday evening.   Mrs. Collins was selected for the award for the Giving Project she uses as part of her curriculum annually.  Students began the project with a $10 business...
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. “An exciting part of Design Thinking is our involvement with the Da Vinci...
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...
Evansville Day School vocal students at ISSMA state competition
Musicians from Evansville Day School participated in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) regional and state competitions in February. The mission of the Indiana State School Music Association, Inc. is to provide educationally evaluated music performance opportunities for students and teachers of school music ensembles from member schools in Indiana, to assist in the development of performance oriented assessment of standards for...
Are You Ready to Salsa? Evansville Day School Hosts Annual Salsa Challenge Evansville, IN - Join the Evansville Day School community on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10:45 a.m. to kick off the annual Salsa Challenge, a celebration of Latino culture through music, Salsa dancing, and salsa dips made by students.   As part of the Salsa Challenge, Primary, Middle, and Upper School students make at least six delicious salsas from fruit salsa to guacamole....
Evansville Day School is pleased to announce the hiring of Anna Vance as our School Nurse.  After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Anna worked for over 15 years as a Registered Nurse for Tri-state Orthopedic Surgeons and St. Mary’s Medical Center.  She has also served as a Substitute School Nurse for the EVSC and as a Lead Teacher for God’s Kids Preschool. Anna has been working as a...
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.   Mr. Kunst has over two decades of independent school experience, serving in a variety of positions including director of admissions, director of athletics, and...
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...

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