News & Announcements

Tashi Kyil Tibetan Monks

Evansville Day School was pleased to welcome two Tibetan monks from the Tashi Kyil monastery in northern India on Tuesday. They shared information about their country, culture, work, and spiritual practices with the Middle and Upper School students before giving them an opportunity to ask questions. Thank you to our new Upper School social studies teacher Holly Ziemer for arranging this special learning experience! The monks practice in the...

Alumni News: Kate Meacham

Evansville Day School has some incredible alumni, and Kate Meacham 2016 is no exception. This week, she begins her junior year at Mount Holyoke College, where she is majoring in Religion with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society (EOS). Kate is also the President and Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club, a leader in the Outing Club, and participates in student and faculty choreographed dance performances as part of the Five...

Welcome New Board Members

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 Selected to Travel to Two Programs This Summer

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...

Day School Students to Study in Ireland this Summer

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...

Sophomore Allison Waller Selected To Study in France through IU Program

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 1980 is being honored at Evansville's YWCA's 29th Annual Tribute to Achievement on May 17th

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 Entrepreneurs Earn First Place at Startup Weekend Evansville

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...

Junior Gianna Meckler Selected for Health Science Institute

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...

Fourth Grade Giving Project wins Sam Featherstone Youth Award - Overall

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 Participate in Science of Sound Program

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 Day School Student Recognized by 911 Gives Hope for Fundraising Efforts

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 Musicians Compete Regionally, Move on to State

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...

Salsa Challenge

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....

Day School Hires School Nurse

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...

New Head of School Announced

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...

Middle School Speech Success

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...

Megan Collins Nominated for Celebration of Leadership Award

Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Megan Collins on her nomination for the 23rd annual Celebration of Leadership Award.   Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the Celebration of Leadership is a remarkably diverse and inclusive annual event held by Leadership Evansville.  Leadership Evansville seeks out and honors individuals, projects or organizations who make significant, collaborative contributions that improve and transform our community....

Support for New Big Sisters and Brothers

In an effort to support students who have recently become or will soon become big sisters or brothers, Mrs. Galbreath (JPK), Mrs. Rogers (1st Grade), and Mrs. Phillips (Kindergarten) are hosting a Big Sister Big Brother gathering.  Children will meet with Mrs. Galbreath to discuss their feelings, share experiences, and play games related to the new baby in the family.  Parents will meet with Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Phillips to discuss changes they...

Day School Teacher accepted into Science Coaches Program

Upper School science teacher, Dr. Denise Hanes, was recently accepted into the Science Coaches program.  Science Coaches is a joint venture of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) providing an educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States.  The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and...

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