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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. Howard, a seventh grader, was part of the Robotics...
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...
Budding entrepreneur Maya Mchedlishvili `18, a regular customer of Day School’s healthy snacks station, saw an opportunity to make a difference and took the initiative to go for it. When a new leader was needed to sell healthy snacks to students during lunch, Maya stepped up and created a team to take over the business. She and Sarah Ballard `18 collaborated and began expanding their business in the second semester by adding variety to their...
Evansville Day School congratulates rising junior Matthew Robertson on his recent selection for the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship through the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation. Matthew received a $1000 scholarship, which he has deferred for his graduation in 2018.   According to the Community Foundation website, the scholarship was “created by the First Baptist Church of Evansville in honor of Robert and Dorothy Rapp to assist young...
Evansville Day School students offered courses through Hybrid Learning Consortium   EVANSVILLE – Evansville Day School is excited for our partnership with the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC) in the fall, which allows us to expand our course offerings through hybrid (online) learning. In addition to this partnership, we received a grant from The Vectren Foundation to help make this option even more affordable for students. The Foundation has...
Congratulations to Jose Mota for being selected to serve on the ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Equity and Justice Committee, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year! Members of the ISACS Equity and Justice Committee serve a four-year term. During this term, they fully participate in committee meetings, the ISACS Annual Conference, and the bi-annual ISACS Diversity Summit. According to the ISACS website, the Equity...
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...
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. For their capstone project, they were challenged to build and test a car using a mouse trap as the only source of propulsion. Each student is given a tradition mouse...
For two weeks, middle school students worked hard on creating their own (from scratch) piñatas. They worked in the iLab by designing the piñata, gluing it together, and finally on Friday, they decorated their masterpieces.  The Piñatas were displayed in the Traylor Atrium on Wednesday and during the morning hours on Thursday. Evansville Day School students, parents, visitors, teachers, and staff had the opportunity to vote for their top/most...
Mexico and the United States share a border and a long history. Although the two countries have a unique relationship, over the past decade we have enjoyed closer economic and cultural ties than ever before. In Mexico, more people are learning to speak English, while in the US the #1 spoken global language is Spanish.   Not only do we teach Spanish to students in our schools, but we also encourage them to be open, to discover new cultures,...
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...
Patricia Medina – Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher from the University of Evansville visited our campus and spoke to preschool-primary school students about Venezuela. She introduced our students to her homeland and talked about the music, geography, customs, and history. Students also participated in other fun cultural activities, such as coloring the flag of Venezuela. Ms. Medina also shared a fun game and spoke to 3rd and 4th graders only...
Students at Evansville Day School engage in immersive learning with salsa!   On Friday, April 15, 3rd and 4th grade students at Evansville Day School participated in a salsa competition. This is part of a larger project the students have been working on in their Spanish Language classes. They have been learning about fruits, vegetables, and Mexican meals in their classes, and teacher Anna Newton is turning this into a hands-on experience.  ...
Evansville Day School is pleased to introduce the newest members of our Board of Trustees. The Day School community is fortunate to add this talented group of EDS parents to an already impressive Board. Jenn Schultheis is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, including a concentration in Urban Affairs. In 1998, she received her master’s in counseling from Butler University. She currently...
After 19 years, Kelly Ballard has decided to retire from his role as Evansville Day School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach. Kelly will continue his student-centered, impressive career at Day School as a technology teacher and head of the broadcast journalism and filmmaking programs. Coach Ballard’s tenure with the basketball program has resulted in many successes on and off the court. His 201 wins are by far the most in school history, and Kelly...

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