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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.

Day School Eagles relate to new coach Austin Brooks

The Courier Press ran an article about Coach Brooks and the Day School Eagles in their news yesterday. 

"Austin Brooks would lace his sneakers and play basketball with the Day School Eagles when he first took over the program.

It had been awhile since Brooks shot around at his alma mater. He wanted to sense the atmosphere first-hand.

Brooks once was a star at Day School. He’s seventh all-time in career points despite only playing two seasons. The Eagles bonded with their new coach during those pick-up games.

Day School Spanish Student & Teacher Receive State Award

Evansville Day School is proud to share that senior Leila Grossman has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Leila’s passion for Spanish led her to study abroad last summer with the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language (IUHPFL), where she expanded her global perspective and deepened her love of the language by being immersed in Spanish culture.

Evansville Day School Teacher Headed to China

Soi Chong Powell, science teacher and robotics coach at Evansville Day School, has been selected as a 2016 International STEM Fellow. She will be traveling to Hangzhou, China in October with eleven other Indiana STEM Fellows who were selected last spring. This is the second cohort of STEM Fellows. This statewide program was created cooperatively between the Chinese Education Connection and the Indiana Department of Education. Jill Woerner, Global Learning and World Language Specialist from the Indiana Department of Education, will lead the trip.

70th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating Our Past and Looking Toward the Future

Evansville Day School will hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 pm. Community leaders, including Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the Chamber of Commerce, will be in attendance. We will celebrate the past 70 years of educational excellence with a brief presentation about the history of our school. Refreshments will also be provided. Click here to learn more and let us know you are coming!

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.