News & Announcements

Day School Juniors Travel to Spain with IU Honors

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...

4th Grade States Project

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,...

Day School Well-Represented at TedX 2016

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...

Day School Students Win "Voice of Democracy" Essay Contest

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...

Day School Receives Reflex Math Grant

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, and...

Introducing Hogsmeade in Gingerbread

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,...

Day School Eagles relate to new coach Austin Brooks

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....

Day School Spanish Student & Teacher Receive State Award

Evansville Day School is proud to share that senior Leila Grossman has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Leila’s passion for Spanish led her to study abroad last summer with the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language (IUHPFL), where she expanded her global perspective and...

Landfill Harmonic Provides Collaboration for Day School and University of Evansville

Evansville Day School’s Spanish 1 Class and the University of Evansville worked together on the “Landfill Harmonic Tribute Project.” Day School students have the opportunity to learn a second language (Spanish) through experiential education focused  on social issues and community-based activities. This amazing project develops our students’s sense of social justice and community transformation through music, art, sustainability, culture, and...

Evansville Day School Teacher Headed to China

Soi Chong Powell, science teacher and robotics coach at Evansville Day School, has been selected as a 2016 International STEM Fellow. She will be traveling to Hangzhou, China in October with eleven other Indiana STEM Fellows who were selected last spring. This is the second cohort of STEM Fellows. This statewide program was created cooperatively between the Chinese Education Connection and the Indiana Department of Education. Jill Woerner,...

70th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating Our Past and Looking Toward the Future Evansville Day School will hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 pm. Community leaders, including Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the Chamber of Commerce, will be in attendance. We will celebrate the past 70 years of educational excellence with a brief presentation about the history of our school. Refreshments will also be provided. Click here to learn more and let us know you are...

One Book One Community

At Evansville Day School, we value opportunities to encourage our students to be globally minded and connected to the larger community. As a summer reading project, Upper School students read the book, Where Am I Eating by Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman. This book is also the featured One Book One Community 2016 read, sponsored by the Evansville Public Library (EVPL). Students will have a unique opportunity on Wednesday, September 21 to hear...

Young Entrepreneurs: Turning Lemonade into Cookies

On August 10, Day School students Caroline (2nd Grade), Audrey Palmer (Kindergarten) set up a lemonade stand at their home near Dexter Elementary. It was the first day of school for EVSC students, and the trio sold lemonade, Oreos, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Their friend Emma Griffin (2nd Grade) joined for the afternoon to help with the sales and drew customers in with her lemonade jingle. Their stand was so popular they sold out of...

New Student Completes Robotics Academy

Evansville Day School student Benjamin Howard recently attended Robotics Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making. Howard, a seventh grader, was part of the Robotics...

Alumnus Adam Ellenstein Swims with a Purpose

Endurance athlete and Evansville Day School alumnus Adam Ellenstein 1995, earned an unofficial World Record title by swimming the 105km (65 miles) length of Okanagan Lake, non-stop, from Vernon to Penticton, British Columbia, on July 25-26, 2016. Adam’s campaign, VictorySwim105, helped raise awareness and support to benefit those with Parkinson’s disease through a partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation, which helps people with Parkinson’s...

A Healthy Entrepreneurial Venture

Budding entrepreneur Maya Mchedlishvili `18, a regular customer of Day School’s healthy snacks station, saw an opportunity to make a difference and took the initiative to go for it. When a new leader was needed to sell healthy snacks to students during lunch, Maya stepped up and created a team to take over the business. She and Sarah Ballard `18 collaborated and began expanding their business in the second semester by adding variety to their...

Matthew Robertson Receives Music Scholarship

Evansville Day School congratulates rising junior Matthew Robertson on his recent selection for the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship through the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation. Matthew received a $1000 scholarship, which he has deferred for his graduation in 2018. According to the Community Foundation website, the scholarship was “created by the First Baptist Church of Evansville in honor of Robert and Dorothy Rapp to assist young people...

VECTREN PROVIDES GRANT TO DAY SCHOOL FOR ONLINE LEARNING

Evansville Day School students offered courses through Hybrid Learning Consortium   EVANSVILLE – Evansville Day School is excited for our partnership with the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC) in the fall, which allows us to expand our course offerings through hybrid (online) learning. In addition to this partnership, we received a grant from The Vectren Foundation to help make this option even more affordable for students. The Foundation has...

Jose Mota Selected for ISACS Equity and Justice Committee

Congratulations to Jose Mota for being selected to serve on the ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Equity and Justice Committee, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year! Members of the ISACS Equity and Justice Committee serve a four-year term. During this term, they fully participate in committee meetings, the ISACS Annual Conference, and the bi-annual ISACS Diversity Summit. According to the ISACS website, the Equity...

Day School Parent Heads Up Local Enterprise

ipickhere.com is a locally owned online business connecting consumers with area farmers and producers for products ranging from homemade soaps to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other grocery items.  ipickhere.com is the brainchild of Erica Kissinger, mom to Fiona ‘29, and her business partner Karen Sue Conway.  Consumers go online to ipickhere.com, create an account and start shopping!  Orders are fulfilled and then taken to one of a number of...

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