News & Announcements

Mousetrap Car Project

Juniors in Mrs. Stroube’s physics class put their classroom learning into practice by building a mousetrap car. Students have been learning about energy transfer, gathering data, calculating velocity and acceleration, and other concepts like friction and movement in a circular path. For their capstone project, they were challenged to build and test a car using a mouse trap as the only source of propulsion. Each student is given a tradition mouse...

Piñata Contest Winners

For two weeks, middle school students worked hard on creating their own (from scratch) piñatas. They worked in the iLab by designing the piñata, gluing it together, and finally on Friday, they decorated their masterpieces.  The Piñatas were displayed in the Traylor Atrium on Wednesday and during the morning hours on Thursday. Evansville Day School students, parents, visitors, teachers, and staff had the opportunity to vote for their top/most...

Cinco De Mayo at EDS

Mexico and the United States share a border and a long history. Although the two countries have a unique relationship, over the past decade we have enjoyed closer economic and cultural ties than ever before. In Mexico, more people are learning to speak English, while in the US the #1 spoken global language is Spanish. Not only do we teach Spanish to students in our schools, but we also encourage them to be open, to discover new cultures, learn...

Global Languages for All Ages: Colombia!

As part of the International Speaker Series, Diana Rodríguez Quevedo spoke to primary school Spanish classes about her homeland of Colombia.  Dr. Quevedo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Her family always spoke Spanish at home. When she was two years old her family moved to Montreal in Canada. It’s a very big city and there, people speak French, so when she started school she learned to read and write in French. The hockey team in Montreal had some...

International Speaker Series: Venezuela

Patricia Medina – Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher from the University of Evansville visited our campus and spoke to preschool-primary school students about Venezuela. She introduced our students to her homeland and talked about the music, geography, customs, and history. Students also participated in other fun cultural activities, such as coloring the flag of Venezuela. Ms. Medina also shared a fun game and spoke to 3rd and 4th graders only...

3rd and 4th Grade Salsa Challenge

Students at Evansville Day School engage in immersive learning with salsa! On Friday, April 15, 3rd and 4th grade students at Evansville Day School participated in a salsa competition. This is part of a larger project the students have been working on in their Spanish Language classes. They have been learning about fruits, vegetables, and Mexican meals in their classes, and teacher Anna Newton is turning this into a hands-on experience. During...

Board Welcomes Three New Members

Evansville Day School is pleased to introduce the newest members of our Board of Trustees. The Day School community is fortunate to add this talented group of EDS parents to an already impressive Board. Jenn Schultheis is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, including a concentration in Urban Affairs. In 1998, she received her master’s in counseling from Butler University. She currently...

Ballard Transitions out of Coaching

After 19 years, Kelly Ballard has decided to retire from his role as Evansville Day School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach. Kelly will continue his student-centered, impressive career at Day School as a technology teacher and head of the broadcast journalism and filmmaking programs. Coach Ballard’s tenure with the basketball program has resulted in many successes on and off the court. His 201 wins are by far the most in school history, and Kelly...

Day School Eagle Becomes Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Connor Hunt, Class of 2017, for recently earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.  According to the National Eagle Scout Association, only five percent of all scouts earn the rank of Eagle.  Connor earned his Eagle ranking on February 11, 2016 and was recognized in a ceremony on April 3, 2016.  Earning an award such as this is a true testament to Connor's hard work and dedication, skills that also serve him well as a Day...

Global Languages for All Ages!

April 6th – 10:00 – 10:50 am Spain Presentation – Spanish I class – Middle School Presenter: Dr. Patricia Andueza - Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Evansville   April 7 – Argentina Presentation – JPK – 4th grade; 8 am – 3 pm Presenter: Analia Pereira – Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher, University of Evansville Ms. Pereira will be on our campus, talking to preschool-primary school students about Argentina.  She will introduce her...

Day School Student Places 2nd at USI Science Fair

8th Grader, Abi Lowery, placed second at the recent University of Southern Indiana Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair.  Abi's project was in the Behavioral Sciences category and was based upon an experiment she conducted regarding human faces and attractiveness.  Abi took four male photos and four female photos and, using Photoshop, created a composite female face and a composite male face that was a combination of the four photos. Showing...

Day School Plans Platinum Ball

The Friends of Evansville Day School proudly announces "The Platinum Ball".  This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 9 at The Old Post Office Event Plaza, 100 NW 2nd Street in Downtown Evansville.  Guests will be entertained by The Downtown Band and will enjoy delicious food from Acropolis restaurant.  The soiree will feature a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event are utilized to enrich the student experience at...

The Great Mail Race

For the second year in a row, third graders at Evansville Day School will participate in a cross curricular project called “The Great Mail Race.” The main purpose of the Great Mail Race is to develop the understanding that although we are far apart in distance, we all share commonalities.  Students will learn how to compose a friendly letter, and apply paragraph writing skills learned at the beginning of the school year. Next, we will fill out a...

Three Selected for IU Honors Program

It is with great pride and great honor to announce that Brittony Rodgers, Leila Grossman, and Peyton Schultheis, Class of 2017, have been accepted into the IU Honors Program for Foreign Language! Brittony will be traveling to Oviedo, Spain this summer in a 7-week Spanish immersion program.  Oviedo is a town in Northern Spain known for its beautiful medieval structures.  Oviedo, a city of 210,000 citizens, was founded by two monks in 761. It is...

Local Day School Alum's Company Expands in Evansville

In 2010, when Paul Saunders left his job with a local Fortune 1000 business, people thought he was crazy.  He clearly knew what he was doing.  Since that time, Saunders' company, eluxurysupply.com, has grown exponentially, and was even named by Inc. Magazine as the 15th fastest-growing private company in the U.S., and the fastest-growing in all of Indiana, based on three-year revenue growth. According to that list, eLuxurySupply.com had $18.2...

Myers Wins National Essay Contest

Evansville Day School Junior, Jessica Myers, was recently announced as the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Music Week essay contest for the State of Indiana.  Jessica earned $50 for her winning essay, in addition to a Certificate of Merit Award!  Congratulations Jessica on such a prestigious honor and thank you for represent the Day School community so well. Below is Jessica's essay in its entirety: Alone, the composer sat at...

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher granted U.S. Citizenship

Preschool teacher Carla Englebright recently was granted U.S. citizenship and was recognized in a celebration in the Traylor Atrium at Evansville Day School.  Students, faculty, and staff joined together in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Upper School choir sang the National Anthem.  Congratulations Carla!  Read more by clicking here.

Builder's Club Collects for Totes of Hope

The Evansville Day School's Builder's Club is collecting items for the Totes of Hope program sponsored by the Red Cross. The EDS Builder's Club is responsible for collecting baby wipes and hand sanitizers (bottles- 5 ounces or more, not pumps). These items will be used to stuff 450 totebags to be given to local homeless and low-income veterans.  EDS really needs your help to make their goal!  Would you please help the Builder's Club help others...

Mini-Museum Exhibit this Thursday in the Traylor Atrium

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies classes are creating mini-museum exhibits. The students were asked to choose a topic relating to Social Studies (history, government, culture, etc...) and collect or make artifacts to display in their exhibits. Using the Sieboldt iLab, the students' imaginations were unleashed to create their mini-museums. Topics range from World War II and ancient architecture to motorcycles, fashion, and animation....

Vectren speaks to 4th graders about electricity and natural gas safety

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...

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