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  Future Problem Solvers (FPS) is a program with the mission of developing the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures using critical, creative thinking. Members of FPS participate in competitions where they are given a topic set by the Future Problem Solvers Program International (FPSPI).  The team works throughout the year to research the topic, identify challenges, select and write an underlying problem,...
Evansville Day School’s Middle School Robotics took first and second place in University of Southern Indiana’s 10th annual LEGO Robotics Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, April 8, organized by the USI student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Approximately 25 teams from Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois gathered to compete. This year’s challenge had a Viking theme...
Second Annual Salsa Challenge: Friday, April 28th Are you ready to Salsa? Food, music, and dancing are the essence of the Latino culture.  Come join our school on Friday, April 28th to learn the Salsa dance steps and enjoy delicious salsa hand made by our students.  As part of the Salsa Challenge, primary, middle, and upper school students will be making delicious salsa for our Day School community to taste: from salsa verde, organic cilantro...
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...
Local philanthropist, author, and speaker Mark Kent will visit Evansville Day School on Monday, March 6. Mark is the CEO of Women’s Health Care in Evansville and authored the book “Wow Moments!” As a keynote speaker at top-tier organizations like Toyota Motor Company, Yahoo, NYU, Purdue, University of Miami, and AUPHA, Mark engages audiences on topics such as Change Management:  The Science and Psychology of Why Some Habits Stick and Others Fail...
Five Evansville Day School teachers will lead workshops at 4C of Southern Indiana’s upcoming Spring Conference, “The Adventure Awaits!” Among them, they represent four of seventeen possible workshops. The teachers each submitted a proposal for their workshops, and all were invited to be presenters.   According to their website, “For more than twenty years, 4C's Annual Spring Conference has provided professional development opportunities for...
Eighth graders at Evansville Day School recently completed a unit on “Man’s Inhumanity to Man.” As part of the unit, they read Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, which shares how 14 year old Elie survives Auschwitz and the Holocaust. During this unit, English Teacher Angela Craft helped her students understand the harsh conditions the Holocaust victims endured. For example, at the beginning of the unit, students were given tags with numbers on them,...
CONGRATULATIONS to Max Lowery and Jayme Carvajal for acceptance to participate in the IU Honors Program for Foreign Languages this summer! This is a full-immersion travel abroad program for Indiana high school students that focuses on academic, linguistic, and cultural experiences. Both students will leave in early June and return in late July. In order to qualify for the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL), students must have...
Do you or does someone you know live in any of these states? Our 4th graders need your help!   At Evansville Day School, Mrs. Collins’ 4th grade class is seeking items such as brochures, travel books, popular food items, t-shirts, souvenirs, etc. from the following 14 states: Oklahoma, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, South Carolina,Kentucky, Texas, Vermont, Louisiana, Hawaii,Alaska, Washington, Florida, and California. While gathering these items,...
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...
VFW Contest chairman Bob Bidwell announced that EDS junior Lilly Shockley has won first place in the VFW Post #2953 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.  Lilly and three other EDS students were recognized for their entries in the competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Lilly’s speech will now advance to the next level of competition. This year’s theme was “My Vision for America.” Other Day School winners who received certificates...
  Evansville Day School students will have a unique opportunity to enhance their math experience, thanks to a grant from Reflex Math. Center for Academic Success (CAS) instructor Heather Migdon applied for the grant earlier this year, and Day School was selected from 4600 applicants. ExploreLearning’s Reflex is known as the world’s most effective (and fun!) program for helping students master their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication,...
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,...
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....

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