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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.

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, “Live Well Today.” Adam considers this event his most meaningful endurance challenge to date.

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 pickup locations in Evansville and the surrounding area.  
 

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.

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 great players then, so she used to watch hockey games with her older brother and she played street hockey too.

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