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Vectren presents energy savings check to EDS

This summer, Evansville Day School underwent an energy savings audit, performed by Vectren partner company Nexant.  Day School then utilized two energy efficiency programs to upgrade lighting throughout the school.  At the completion of the Business Custom Program, the school's outdated 112 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with 26 high efficiency lighting fixtures and LED bulbs.  The end result has provided the school with not only brighter lighting, but a net cost that will pay for itself in just over one year.

Annual Tshirt Exchange at Evansville Day School

It's an annual tradition and a great way to cap off the first full week of school.  The youngest male and female Jr. Pre-Kindergarten students and the oldest male and female in the Senior class exchange tshirts at a pep rally in front of the entire school.  This year's participants were Madalyn Kirkwood (Class of 2030) and Luke Stanley (Class of 2030), along with Jordan Lamping (Class of 2016) and Jake Somody (Class of 2016).

Leaving a Legacy

Day School educators Neil Saunders, Kathy Richardson, Marilyn Lankford and Rachel Sampson are all retiring at the conclusion of this school year.  With a combined 106.6 years of service, these individuals have worked tirelessly to create the phenomenal learning experience that EDS students now experience.  

Day School Teachers win $1,500 for Family Garden Project

In a shining example of interdisciplinary collaboration, Day school teachers Alice Galbreath (JPK) and Tracy Conklin (Upper School) were awarded a Rotary Classroom Enrichment Grant to construct a community garden. This garden project will be a school-wide project teaching the values of responsibility, healthy eating, respect, and environmental stewardship, as well as to improve science education and local pollinator health. Construction of the garden should begin in fall of 2015.

Day School Welcomes New Director of College Counseling

Evansville Day School is pleased to announce that Heather Heck has agreed to be our next Director of College Counseling.  After a national search that included 50 applicants and four on-campus finalists, the search committee felt strongly that Heather provides an ideal combination of experience, passion, work ethic, attention to detail, and, most importantly, the ability to connect with Day School students.

East Meets West at EDS

The EDS community enjoyed learning Japanese customs and cultures by Chiaki Tokiwa, Outreach Coordinator from the Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI). The purpose of JASI is to develop collaboration between Japan and the United State with deeper understanding of each country.  Ms. Tokiwa spent time in several classrooms demonstrating Japanese songs, crafts, and the finer points of eating with chopsticks.  A special Japanese calligraphy special was held after school and families were invited to attend.

Eagle Chess Team Earns Top Honors

Eleven EDS students were among the 238 entrants who competed in the 2015 Tri-State Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at IvyTech this Saturday.  Two of our students finished in the top 5 in their section:  Matthew Cinelli took 4th place in the 8th & Under Section and Anderson Fish took 5th in the 3rd & Under Section, both with scores of 4 out of 5!  Carson Newton finished in 9th place and Seth Cannon finished 12th in the 3rd & Under Section.

EDS Zoology Class Awarded Vectren Grant

The Upper School Zoology class, spearheaded by Dr. Tracy Conklin, was recently awarded a grant from the Vectren Foundation to fund a $1,400 Sustainability Project Initiative.  According to Jeffrey Whiteside, President of the Vectren Foundation, the Foundation "aims to make sustainable impacts on the communities it serves through targeted giving to organizations involved in energy conservation and environmental sterwardship, community revitalization and sustainability, and education."

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