News & Announcements

Synchronous Learning: the Students' Perspective

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...

Day School to Reopen as Scheduled in August

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...

EDS Seniors Named IATCCC Academic All-State

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...

Day School Gives Back to Local Hospitals during Annual Gala Event

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...

Day School Redesigns Senior Projects during Social Distancing

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...

Evansville Day School Teachers Use Sewing Machines & 3D Printers to Help during Pandemic

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...

Bhasin Named Academic All-Star

Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees, including Evansville Day School’s Neha Bhasin. The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools. Academic All-Star...

Day School Nominates Sierra Goebel for Prudential Spirit of Community Award

On Friday, November 22, senior Sierra Goebel was recognized as Evansville Day School’s nominee for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Sierra, our Upper School’s Community Service Student Leadership Committee (SLC) chair, will advance to a state-level recognition competition in February to compete for a $1,000 scholarship, silver medallion, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to vie for a $5,000 national award and trophy...

House Competition Leads to Record Breaking Food Drive

This year, Evansville Day School’s participation in the Tri-State Food Bank food drive took on a new, historical meaning. Where there has been a competition among grade levels in the past, now the entire school community competed as Houses to collect items for the food bank. The food drive was met with unprecedented success, due in no small part to the competitive, generous spirits of our parent community. The food drive took place over the...

2019 Founder's Achievement Award

Evansville Day School congratulates Deirdre Heekin Barber, EDS class of 1985, for receiving Day School’s 2019 Founders Achievement Award. Barber is an award-winning winegrower, farmer, published author and photographer, and wine educator. She worked as a sommelier and wine director for over twenty years, and was co-proprietor of osteria pane e salute in Woodstock, Vermont. Barber became a winegrower in 2007, an educational experiment that led...

Alum Featured at Film Festival

Adam Ellenstein, EDS class of 1995, accomplished an astonishing feat in 2016 when he earned an official world-record title for swimming the longest distance - 65 miles, the length of Lake Winnipeg in British Colombia. Today, the endurance athlete and his heroic swim is featured in the new documentary, Victory Swim, by Matt Yamashita. The film focuses on Adam’s relationship with his aunt Susan. When she learned she had Parkinson’s disease, Susan’...

La crème de la crème!

The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), the largest association of French teachers in the world, awarded Evansville Day School’s own Ashley Jorgensen `19 the 2019 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award. This national recognition is given annually to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Ashley...

Spelling & GeoBee Champ Advances!

She's at it again! Fifth grader Ingrid Braden recently took 8th place at the Evansville Regional Spelling Bee! But wait... there's more! Ingrid has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition! The contest will be held on Friday, March 29. Way to go, Ingrid! This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee...

Day School Gives Back on MLK Day

Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service Learning Evansville Day School will be the only local school in session on Monday, January 21, and we’re doing it with intention. As an independent school, Day School has the flexibility to create unique learning experiences for our students, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is no exception. Head of School Kevin Kunst shares, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that 'Life's most...

NHS and GLNHS Inductions

The Evansville Day School chapter of National Honor Society inducted twelve new members this year on Wednesday, November 28. Students were nominated by teachers and submitted an application which was meticulously reviewed by a committee of Upper School faculty to determine their acceptance. Membership at EDS is awarded only to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated the four pillars of NHS in their high school career. These pillars are...

Gianna Meckler Receives State Spanish Award

Evansville Day School senior Gianna Meckler has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2018 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Gianna joins a growing list of EDS students to receive the award in three of the last four years. According to Israel Fernando Herrera, Vice President of AATSP Indiana, Gianna was selected for...

Day School Celebrates Gayle Gerling with Founders Achievement Award

At the Second Annual Founders Society Luncheon on November 2, at 11:00 am, Evansville Day School’s Alumni Association will formally induct Gayle Gerling Pettinga 1980 into the Founders Society by honoring her with the Founders Achievement Award. Gayle will also share her personal story with Upper School students at Evansville Day School prior to the luncheon on Friday. Day School’s Founders Society was established in 2017 to honor the...

Day School Celebrates International Day of Peace

This Friday, September 21, at 8:00 am, students in Evansville Day School’s Primary School will participate in the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. Students in JPK through fourth grade will be cheered by Middle and Upper School supporters as they parade through the hallways carrying the “Pinwheels for Peace” they created during innovation class. At the end of the parade, students will gather for a story. Class representatives will also...

2019 Intersession Opportunities

Intersession is a unique, long-standing opportunity available to Evansville Day School Upper School students, allowing learning and enrichment outside the traditional classroom. During the week of March 18-22, students in grades nine through twelve will embark on weeklong learning experiences. Each year, teachers partner with students to plan and organize a variety of opportunities and cultural immersion experiences in many areas of interest. In...

Legence Bank Awards First Merit Scholarship to Evansville Day School

Legence Bank is proud to partner with the Evansville Day School to invest in student success!  They are awarding the first of three Merit Scholarships to a new student in grade 9 through 12 at Evansville Day School.  This generous merit-based tuition assistance package helps with up to 90% of their tuition. The first Legence Bank Merit Scholarship will be awarded to Evansville resident, Adeleine Halsey at a presentation in the EDS Traylor Atrium...

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