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Salsa Challenge

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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.  

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.

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.

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 categories:

Alayna Rodgers - 1st in Dramatic Prose

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 may have already experienced, or may soon experience, in their family or with their older child's behavior.

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 high schools.

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 school employed one teacher Esther Baumgart and had only seven students enrolled; tuition was only $22  a month!

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 astonishing passion for Spanish. 

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 happiness.

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 perspective that makes them stand out among their peers.

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 first recipient of the Founders Achievement Award, William Snyder, class of 1977.