News & Announcements

Celebrating our Founders' Vision!

On November 4, 1946, a group of influential women living in Evansville, Indiana, opened the Episcopal Nursery School in the Guild Room at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Evansville had experienced a boom in population from the war, and quality nursery schools were in short supply. This group of community leaders and educators had a vision for an independent school that was focused on the development of the whole child. On opening day in 1946, the...

Day School Student Earns Global Language Honor

Evansville Day school student Max Lowery ‘18 has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Max is most deserving of this recognition with his outstanding academic record, exceptional interest for the Iberoamerican culture, exemplary community service, remarkable overseas experience and...

Art in the Atrium: Full Bloom

Join us for Art in the Atrium:  Full Bloom November 2, 2017 5:30 - 8:00 pm   Art in the Atrium is an annual event featuring professional artists from the local region, and members of Evansville Day School’s alumni community. Day School is proud to present “Full Bloom” by Dakri Sinclair at this year’s Art in the Atrium opening on November 2, 2017, from 6 - 8 pm. Day School alumna, Dakri Sinclair 1986 is a local artist and entrepreneur who has...

Prelude to Peace Week

The Cambridge Dictionary defines mindfulness as “The practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.” Primary School students at Evansville Day School are learning to use a multitude of techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and negative emotions. These techniques are supported by current theories in brain research and are found to increase positive emotions and feelings of...

Officers Named for Global Language National Honor Society

Congratulations to this year’s Global Language National Honor Society (GLNHS) officers at Evansville Day School: Max Lowery, Sarah Ballard, Sophie Meyers, and Eddie Vraney. Upper School Spanish Teacher Linda Huber says, “I am excited to see the enthusiasm and strong leadership in our Global Language National Honor Society members this year! All the current members have excelled academically, are involved in the community, and have a global...

Inaugural Founders Achievement Award Announced

Each year, to commemorate Evansville Day School’s rich history of educational excellence, the Alumni Association will honor an outstanding alumnus or alumna with the Founders Achievement Award at the annual Founders Society Luncheon. The Founders Achievement Award recognizes distinguished professional achievement, leadership, and service to local, national, and international communities, or to Evansville Day School. Join us in recognizing the...

Enrollment Strong for the 2017-18 School Year

Day School opened with enrollment up significantly from last year, including the strongest student retention in a decade and the most new students since 2013. We are at capacity in five grades and have wait-lists in three.  Summer Academy had the strongest enrollment ever and a summer of facility enhancements has further transformed our beautiful campus.  Most importantly, our amazing faculty and staff continue to innovate with a student-...

Day School Senior Projects

Seniors at Evansville Day School spent the last seven school days in an experiential, on-site internship program at various hospitals, schools, and businesses for their Senior Projects. This opportunity allows them to job shadow a professional in the career of their choosing before they enter college. On Friday, May 26 from 9:30 - 11:00 am, each student will have a display in Day School’s Traylor Atrium to showcase what they learned. Students...

HLC Announces Middle School Mini-courses

Last year, Evansville Day School entered into a partnership with the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC). Founded at Barstow School in Kansas City, HLC is a growing “collective of independent schools around the world developing online courses.” Through a broad catalog of blended and online courses, students benefit from small classes, independent school rigor, global connections, and preparation for distance learning, which is increasingly utilized...

Digital Film Class Produces Local Commercial

The Evansville Day School Digial Film class was recently contacted by local business Quest4 Electronics about producing a commercial. Quest4 is a locally owned and operated electronics business retailing TVs, Home Theater/Home Entertainment Systems and Home Automation solutions. The class visited Quest4, toured the store, and met with Sales Manager Kevin Prindle to understand what needed to be included in the commercial. Class members Alaina...

National Honor Society Inducts Ten

On Thursday April 27, Evansville Day School inducted the latest additions to the National Honor Society.  The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with...

Global Language National Honor Society Inducts Nine

Global Language National Honor Society The Global Language National Honor Society welcomed new members on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 pm.  Inductees are Upper School students who have maintained an honor average in the study of French or Spanish for a minimum of three semesters and are in level IV or higher. They must also exhibit character, leadership, cooperation, honesty, service and commitment to others. College scholarships and travel awards...

Future Problem Solvers Compete Internationally

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, produce...

Robotics Success

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...

2nd Annual Salsa Challenge!

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...

Day School Eagle Pride Winter 2017

 

Jose Mota Receives Armstrong Award

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...

Day School Hosts Local Community Leader Mark Kent

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...

Day School Teachers Present at 4C

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 child...

Inhumanity Kindles Hope

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,...

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