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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."

Day School Educators to Present at Conference

Congratulations to Carla Englebright, Alice Galbreath, and Karen Meacham, Evansville Day School Jr. Pre-K/Pre-K instructors, on their upcoming presentation at the 2015 Spring Conference of Community Coordinated Child Care (4C)!  Mrs. Meacham and Mrs. Englebright will present "This Ain't Your Grandma's Apron" and Ms. Galbreath will present "From Ewww to Ohhh:  Baby Steps into Nature for Caregivers and Kids".

Congratulations Traylor Family

Traylor Brothers Inc., led by Day School alumni Chris ’90 and Michael ’85 as co-presidents, and Daniel ’95 as Vice President, received the Business of the Year award from The University of Evansville’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Traylor is one of the leading heavy civil contractors in the country specializing in marine projects. The company was founded in 1946 by William Traylor, and led by his son, Tom Traylor, who along with his wife, Nancy, have been significant supporters of Day School for many years.

Evansville Day School unveils Edible Evansville

Edible Evansville on Display at Evansville Day School Local landmarks and places of interest made of gingerbread to be unveiled on December 12th. Evansville, Indiana: The 8th grade art students, under the guidance of teacher Leilani Moore, have been hard at work recreating local landmarks and places of interest from the Evansville area entirely of gingerbread. The display will be unveiled for public viewing on Friday, December 12 from 8am – 10am in the Traylor Atrium at Evansville Day School.

An Eagle Becomes an Ace

Austin Carmack, a senior from Evansville Day School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf with the University of Evansville.  Carmack verbally committed to the Aces this past July.  "I am real excited to play for coach Hamilton.  He has been my instructor since eight grade and understands my swing," said Carmack.  This past summer, Carmack played in several state and national tournaments with his best finish, a tie for 5th, in the AJGA Jeff Overton/Under Armour.  His season scoring average was 74.8.