News & Announcements

Day School Parent and Board Member Recognized by Alma Mater

Brent Thorn, Evansville Day School parent (Grace ’22) and Board of Trustees member, has been recognized by his alma mater, Ball State University (BS ’94) for his distinguished career in marketing and telecommunications and his philanthropy through the Brent Thorn Enhanced Study Travel Award Fund. Brent knows firsthand what a great immersive learning experience can do to jumpstart one’s career, and he wants future Ball State students to have the...

EDS Grad Published in Wall Street Journal

Artist Josh Goldstein '89, was recently featured in an article on the Wall Street Journal website. Josh has enjoyed a successful career since graduating from Evansville Day School.  Here is a brief bio as seen on his website http://www.bodeganyc.com/: Born in Indiana with Mexican and Jewish roots, Josh Goldstein has long reveled in walking the line between divergent worlds. Though his life began in the Midwest, he maintained an obsession with...

Head's Up from Head of School

Greetings!  Reunion Weekend was a wonderful event with over 130 alumni, former teachers, and friends coming together to share their love for Day School. A highlight for me was meeting Aleesia Tolliver Johnson '95, Innovation Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools. Aleesia's passion for educating low-income students led her to Teach for America and then KIPP Indy, an innovative charter school focusing on grit, where Aleesia became School Leader...

Vectren presents energy savings check to EDS

This summer, Evansville Day School underwent an energy savings audit, performed by Vectren partner company Nexant.  Day School then utilized two energy efficiency programs to upgrade lighting throughout the school.  At the completion of the Business Custom Program, the school's outdated 112 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with 26 high efficiency lighting fixtures and LED bulbs.  The end result has provided the school with not only brighter...

Annual Tshirt Exchange at Evansville Day School

It's an annual tradition and a great way to cap off the first full week of school.  The youngest male and female Jr. Pre-Kindergarten students and the oldest male and female in the Senior class exchange tshirts at a pep rally in front of the entire school.  This year's participants were Madalyn Kirkwood (Class of 2030) and Luke Stanley (Class of 2030), along with Jordan Lamping (Class of 2016) and Jake Somody (Class of 2016).  Click here to read...

Day School Educators Chosen as NAEYC Speakers

EDS preschool educators, Karen Meacham and Carla Englebright, have been selected as featured presenters at the upcoming annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Mrs. Meacham and Mrs.Englebright will present "Not Your Mother's Apron" to conference attendees.  The two speakers summarize their presentation as follows: "All too often, teachers struggle with balance. We always strive to do all that is asked...

EDS Welcomes New Director of Advancement

Day school would like to announce the appointment of our new Director of Advancement, Leah Whitaker. Leah has been in Advancement and Alumni Relations for more than 5 years in schools across the mid-west. Leah recently returned after living in Tanzania for a year and a half to accept the position at our school. Please welcome her into the Day School family. If you have any comments or questions about Advancement or the Alumni Program at EDS,...

Leaving a Legacy

Day School educators Neil Saunders, Kathy Richardson, Marilyn Lankford and Rachel Sampson are all retiring at the conclusion of this school year.  With a combined 106.6 years of service, these individuals have worked tirelessly to create the phenomenal learning experience that EDS students now experience.   Rachel Sampson (Primary School Library/Assistant) has decided to retire in June to spend more time with grandchildren and travel freely....

Dee Lynch accepts position as Director of Music and Creative Dramatic Arts

Deborah "Dee" Lynch has accepted the offer to become the next Director of Music and Creative Dramatics for Evansville Day School.  Dee will take the reins from current Director, Marilyn Lankford, who is retiring after 26 years of service at EDS. Ms. Lynch joins Day School with over 30 years of experience as an Arts educator, most recently as an Instructor and Programs Administrator for the Patel Conservatory, Straz Center for the Performing Arts...

Day School Teachers win $1,500 for Family Garden Project

In a shining example of interdisciplinary collaboration, Day school teachers Alice Galbreath (JPK) and Tracy Conklin (Upper School) were awarded a Rotary Classroom Enrichment Grant to construct a community garden. This garden project will be a school-wide project teaching the values of responsibility, healthy eating, respect, and environmental stewardship, as well as to improve science education and local pollinator health. Construction of the...

Day School Welcomes New Director of College Counseling

Evansville Day School is pleased to announce that Heather Heck has agreed to be our next Director of College Counseling.  After a national search that included 50 applicants and four on-campus finalists, the search committee felt strongly that Heather provides an ideal combination of experience, passion, work ethic, attention to detail, and, most importantly, the ability to connect with Day School students. Heather will also be teaching two...

East Meets West at EDS

The EDS community enjoyed learning Japanese customs and cultures by Chiaki Tokiwa, Outreach Coordinator from the Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI). The purpose of JASI is to develop collaboration between Japan and the United State with deeper understanding of each country.  Ms. Tokiwa spent time in several classrooms demonstrating Japanese songs, crafts, and the finer points of eating with chopsticks.  A special Japanese calligraphy...

Eagle Chess Team Earns Top Honors

Eleven EDS students were among the 238 entrants who competed in the 2015 Tri-State Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at IvyTech this Saturday.  Two of our students finished in the top 5 in their section:  Matthew Cinelli took 4th place in the 8th & Under Section and Anderson Fish took 5th in the 3rd & Under Section, both with scores of 4 out of 5!  Carson Newton finished in 9th place and Seth Cannon finished 12th in the 3rd & Under...

Gently Used Book Sale

We did some spring cleaning and have excellent, gently-used books for sale! Where: Evansville Day School’s Traylor Atrium When: Thursday, April 9 from noon - 5 pm & Friday, April 10 from 8 am - noon Fiction & Non-fiction Early childhood through adult reader Paperbacks two for $1 Hardbacks $1 each Public is welcome! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss, I...

SW Indiana Chamber Wins Award

Congratulations to our Southwest Indiana Chamber for being named Indiana Chamber of the Year!  Evansville Day School parent and Board of Trustee member, Christy Gillenwater and her team were given the award at a ceremony in Indianapolis.  For more information, read the article here.

EDS Zoology Class Awarded Vectren Grant

The Upper School Zoology class, spearheaded by Dr. Tracy Conklin, was recently awarded a grant from the Vectren Foundation to fund a $1,400 Sustainability Project Initiative.  According to Jeffrey Whiteside, President of the Vectren Foundation, the Foundation "aims to make sustainable impacts on the communities it serves through targeted giving to organizations involved in energy conservation and environmental sterwardship, community...

Day School Educators to Present at Conference

Congratulations to Carla Englebright, Alice Galbreath, and Karen Meacham, Evansville Day School Jr. Pre-K/Pre-K instructors, on their upcoming presentation at the 2015 Spring Conference of Community Coordinated Child Care (4C)!  Mrs. Meacham and Mrs. Englebright will present "This Ain't Your Grandma's Apron" and Ms. Galbreath will present "From Ewww to Ohhh:  Baby Steps into Nature for Caregivers and Kids".  Thanks ladies for representing the...

Congratulations Traylor Family

Traylor Brothers Inc., led by Day School alumni Chris ’90 and Michael ’85 as co-presidents, and Daniel ’95 as Vice President, received the Business of the Year award from The University of Evansville’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Traylor is one of the leading heavy civil contractors in the country specializing in marine projects. The company was founded in 1946 by William Traylor, and led by his son, Tom Traylor, who along with his wife, Nancy,...

Evansville Day School unveils Edible Evansville

Edible Evansville on Display at Evansville Day School Local landmarks and places of interest made of gingerbread to be unveiled on December 12th. Evansville, Indiana: The 8th grade art students, under the guidance of teacher Leilani Moore, have been hard at work recreating local landmarks and places of interest from the Evansville area entirely of gingerbread. The display will be unveiled for public viewing on Friday, December 12 from 8am – 10am...

An Eagle Becomes an Ace

Austin Carmack, a senior from Evansville Day School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf with the University of Evansville.  Carmack verbally committed to the Aces this past July.  "I am real excited to play for coach Hamilton.  He has been my instructor since eight grade and understands my swing," said Carmack.  This past summer, Carmack played in several state and national tournaments with his best finish, a tie for 5th, in the...

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