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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.

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 future educators.

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 2021, and Peyton, class of 2016) was a member of the TEDx Executive Committee.

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, as the students bake their creations.