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Vectren reps discuss electric and gas safety with 4th graders at Evansville Day School
Representatives from Vectren Energy Corporation discussed electric and natural gas safety tips with the 4th graders at Evansville Day School.  The presentation included the "Energy Stick", which was used to demonstrate the concept of an open and closed electrical circuit. Students held on to the "Energy Stick," and if their bodies or objects they were holding completed a closed circuit, lights and noises would occur. They tried using different...
evansville day school parent and board member recognized
Brent Thorn, Evansville Day School parent (Grace ’22) and Board of Trustees member, has been recognized by his alma mater, Ball State University (BS ’94) for his distinguished career in marketing and telecommunications and his philanthropy through the Brent Thorn Enhanced Study Travel Award Fund. Brent knows firsthand what a great immersive learning experience can do to jumpstart one’s career, and he wants future Ball State students to have the...
Artist Josh Goldstein '89, was recently featured in an article on the Wall Street Journal website. Josh has enjoyed a successful career since graduating from Evansville Day School.  Here is a brief bio as seen on his website http://www.bodeganyc.com/: Born in Indiana with Mexican and Jewish roots, Josh Goldstein has long reveled in walking the line between divergent worlds. Though his life began in the Midwest, he maintained an obsession with...
Greetings!  Reunion Weekend was a wonderful event with over 130 alumni, former teachers, and friends coming together to share their love for Day School. A highlight for me was meeting Aleesia Tolliver Johnson '95, Innovation Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools. Aleesia's passion for educating low-income students led her to Teach for America and then KIPP Indy, an innovative charter school focusing on grit, where Aleesia became School Leader...
Vectren presents energy savings check to EDS.  Sustainability is a priority for the school.
This summer, Evansville Day School underwent an energy savings audit, performed by Vectren partner company Nexant.  Day School then utilized two energy efficiency programs to upgrade lighting throughout the school.  At the completion of the Business Custom Program, the school's outdated 112 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with 26 high efficiency lighting fixtures and LED bulbs.  The end result has provided the school with not only brighter...
It's an annual tradition and a great way to cap off the first full week of school.  The youngest male and female Jr. Pre-Kindergarten students and the oldest male and female in the Senior class exchange tshirts at a pep rally in front of the entire school.  This year's participants were Madalyn Kirkwood (Class of 2030) and Luke Stanley (Class of 2030), along with Jordan Lamping (Class of 2016) and Jake Somody (Class of 2016).  Click here to read...
EDS preschool educators, Karen Meacham and Carla Englebright, have been selected as featured presenters at the upcoming annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Mrs. Meacham and Mrs.Englebright will present "Not Your Mother's Apron" to conference attendees.  The two speakers summarize their presentation as follows: "All too often, teachers struggle with balance. We always strive to do all that is asked...
Leah Whitaker, Director of Advancement, Evansville Day School
Day school would like to announce the appointment of our new Director of Advancement, Leah Whitaker. Leah has been in Advancement and Alumni Relations for more than 5 years in schools across the mid-west. Leah recently returned after living in Tanzania for a year and a half to accept the position at our school. Please welcome her into the Day School family. If you have any comments or questions about Advancement or the Alumni Program at EDS,...
Day School educators Neil Saunders, Kathy Richardson, Marilyn Lankford and Rachel Sampson are all retiring at the conclusion of this school year.  With a combined 106.6 years of service, these individuals have worked tirelessly to create the phenomenal learning experience that EDS students now experience.   Rachel Sampson (Primary School Library/Assistant) has decided to retire in June to spend more time with grandchildren and travel...
Deborah "Dee" Lynch has accepted the offer to become the next Director of Music and Creative Dramatics for Evansville Day School.  Dee will take the reins from current Director, Marilyn Lankford, who is retiring after 26 years of service at EDS.   Ms. Lynch joins Day School with over 30 years of experience as an Arts educator, most recently as an Instructor and Programs Administrator for the Patel Conservatory, Straz Center for the Performing...
In a shining example of interdisciplinary collaboration, Day school teachers Alice Galbreath (JPK) and Tracy Conklin (Upper School) were awarded a Rotary Classroom Enrichment Grant to construct a community garden. This garden project will be a school-wide project teaching the values of responsibility, healthy eating, respect, and environmental stewardship, as well as to improve science education and local pollinator health. Construction of the...
The EDS community enjoyed learning Japanese customs and cultures by Chiaki Tokiwa, Outreach Coordinator from the Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI). The purpose of JASI is to develop collaboration between Japan and the United State with deeper understanding of each country.  Ms. Tokiwa spent time in several classrooms demonstrating Japanese songs, crafts, and the finer points of eating with chopsticks.  A special Japanese calligraphy...
Eleven EDS students were among the 238 entrants who competed in the 2015 Tri-State Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at IvyTech this Saturday.  Two of our students finished in the top 5 in their section:  Matthew Cinelli took 4th place in the 8th & Under Section and Anderson Fish took 5th in the 3rd & Under Section, both with scores of 4 out of 5!  Carson Newton finished in 9th place and Seth Cannon finished 12th in the 3rd & Under...
Evansville Day School Used Book Sale
We did some spring cleaning and have excellent, gently-used books for sale! Where:   Evansville Day School’s Traylor Atrium When:    Thursday, April 9 from noon - 5 pm & Friday, April 10 from 8 am - noon Fiction & Non-fiction Early childhood through adult reader Paperbacks two for $1 Hardbacks $1 each Public is welcome! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr....
Congratulations to our Southwest Indiana Chamber for being named Indiana Chamber of the Year!  Evansville Day School parent and Board of Trustee member, Christy Gillenwater and her team were given the award at a ceremony in Indianapolis.  For more information, read the article here.

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