Annual Report 2016-2017

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Dear Friends of Episcopal Day School, As we move into our 65th year, we reflect on how far we have come because of the support our generous donors provide. While we are always working to “move forward together”, this year, we have an additional mantra to guide us which is to, “follow the leader.” We feel it is important to keep in mind that each of our students, teachers, & families are all leaders in their own right. As a donor to EDS you are leading the way to an exciting future for our students & giving us the tools we need to navigate the 21st century. Because of your generosity, we have been able to update each room on the Hilton-Green Campus to create a bright & inviting learning space for our PreK2 1st graders. As we have moved more grade levels to this campus, we have made it a priority to expand our innovation space there as well. WIth a class set of laptops & many new items to build & create with, we can be sure that these students will have the tools they need flourish. On the South Campus, we have worked hard to create a space that is both functional & beautiful for our 2nd-8th graders. New seating in the courtyard for lunches & class time have provided a modern & comfortable space for our students to gather together. New lockers for our 6th graders have completed our middle school hallway & given it a cohesive feel that is conducive to a program aimed at preparing our students for high school & beyond. Not every gift is a part of our Annual Fund. Some donations this year were given to honor the life of a member of our EDS family. Contributions made to the Shelley LeCroy Memorial Fund have been used to create an outdoor classroom that will be known as ‘Shelley’s Space.’ I would be remiss if I didn’t offer my gratitude to Rachael & Albi Gilmer, for chairing the 2016-2017 Annual Fund. Their hard work & perseverance are a testament to how passionate they are about Episcopal Day School & the education that each child here receives. Our Annual Fund donors are leading constant change & growth on our campuses, & because of their dedication we have raised over $1,000,000 in the past five years! This milestone is a true testament to the generosity of the families at EDS. Each dollar that is donated goes to create a stronger program for our students & it will be our privilege to watch each of them use the tools they are given to grow & learn. Sincerely,

Ed Costello Interim Head of School



OPERATING REVENUES $4,335,678 Tuition & Fees Extended Care & Camp Other

operating budget

$4,024,559 $284,569 $26,550



Personnel Operational Costs Facilities Academic Utilities Financial Assistance Insurance Admissions & Marketing Technology

$3,317,690 $191,568 $183,344 $162,257 $136,147 $85,997 $79,860 $60,507 $50,558


PA R E N T S E RV I C E O RG A N I Z AT I O N We would like to thank everyone who supported the EDS Parent Service Organization (PSO) over the last school year. With your help & participation, we had an incredible year. Our board members & volunteers worked together to create fun events & lasting memories for our students. The Backyard Movie that is hosted on the Hilton-Green Campus was a huge success & was greatly attended. The Father Daughter Dance has become a tradition that both daughters & fathers look forward to every year. The Seventh Annual Grill on the Hill amateur grilling competition, which was held in Shelley LeCroy’s memory, was our best yet. Between the amazing food, great fellowship, & new entertainment, we were able to raise $37,000. This event allowed us the ability to give back to the EDS Annual Fund & to make a significant contribution to the Shelley LeCroy Fund. We are so honored to have had the privilege to work yet again with such a great group of people. You often hear us say “It takes a village”, & we have the best village at EDS. We look forward to the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you again to all who volunteered to make last such a great success.

Jen Bradshaw

Katie Theisen

PSO Co-Presidents 2016-2017



PSO Dues

$ 6,040

Teacher Appreciation

$ 3,896


$ 37,004

PSO Events

$ 3,768

Uniform Sale

$ 15,417


$ 2,063

Loyalty Programs

$ 1,820

Annual Fund

$ 18,000


$ 5,338

Shelley LeCroy Fund

$ 18,500


$ 65,619

Uniform Store Stock

$ 19,392


$ 65,619

GRILL ON THE HILL BRINGIN’ HOME THE BACON Clark Partington Attorneys at Law Coastal Vascular & Interventional, PLLC Innovative Open MRI of Pensacola GRILLIN’ GOLD Coleman Orthopaedics Kia Autosport BURNIN’ BRONZE Beggs & Lane Boyles & Boyles Bluetique Coastal Orthodontics Fangman Family Florida First Capital Gulf Coast Title Agency Litvak Beasley Wilson & Ball, LLP Jennifer Passeretti, Levin Rinke Realty Brad Phelps - State Farm McDonald, Fleming, Moorehead Synovus Securities, Inc Ward Family WESCON SIZZLIN’ SILVER Advanced Dental Concepts Astro Lincoln Averhart Lock & Key BB&T Carver Darden Coastal Moving & Storage Footbridge Media GRC Property Management Heseman Builders Group, INC. Highpointe Hotel Corporation Lacy Phillips Designs Levin Papantonio PA Morette Company Pensacola Moving & Storage

would not be possible without our sponsors

Pete Moore Psychological Associates, P.A. Bryan Weidner, MD Zaxby’s PHOTOBOOTH SPONSOR Cox Communications IN KIND DONORS The Bonner Family - Lewis Bear Co. The Brown Family - Merchant’s Paper The Franklin Family - DK Group The Mitchell Families - Seville Quarter EDS Teachers & Staff LIVE AUCTION DONORS Tonja & Charlie Ward Jewelers Trade Shop Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Cancun, Mexico Lacy & Jeff Phillips Sarah Soule Webb The Merrill Family - Great Southern Restaurant Group SILENT AUCTION DONORS Adoorable Door Studio ALK Designs All - In - One Brown’s Professional Cleaning Service Ballet Pensacola Chandler Stephens Daisy Turner Chrisoula’s Cheesecake Shoppe Chris Millspaugh Emily Zeller Escape Wellness Go Retro GRAY Boutique Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Highpointe Hotels

Indigeaux Jane & Kramer Litvak Jen Cagle Jenna Warren, Thirty-One Josh Zeller Katey Maguire Kathryn Drey KM Specialty Cakes Kona Ice of Gulf Breeze Kristen Countryman Lands’ End Laura Boyles Laura Rae Morette, Rodan & Fields Laurie Banfell Lisa Robertson Mary Gamble Minds on Music Nail Lounge New Orleans Pelicans Nom Sushi Izakaya Norm Haines Photography Oh Snap! Cupcakes Patsy Brown Photography Pensacola Bay Oysters Pensacola Cooks Pensacola Fire Dept Pensacola Mess Hall Publix Pure Pilates Rachel Mosley Resturant Iron Seacrest Fitness Company Sparkle Susan Campbell Jewelry Susan Mosley Waterboyz Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics


Thank you, Sandy Sansing for sharing your stories and your passion with our 5th Graders to enrich their experience throughout the Agents of Peace program. Because of Mr. Sansing’s generous donation of $1,000.00 and through giving opportunities from, Mrs. Boyles and her students can continue to cultivate a generation who will transform the world, not be shaped by the world. SANDY SANSING

In the fall of 2016, we were honored to receive a grant from the Florida Farm Bureau helped to support a special learning experience for our middle school students. The $250.00 grant was awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year under Farm Bureau’s competitive statewide “Ag in the Classroom” program. Ms. Norris, earned the funding by submitting a successful application for a project to benefit her Seed to Table elective class where middle school students grow, and harvest fruits and vegetables through her innovative and hands-on curriculum. FLORIDA FARM BUREAU

Christ Church parishioner and former EDS Trustee, Ouida Regan passed away in January of this year at the age of 89. She was an incredible woman and leader of our community. Among her many accomplishments, she served as the Director of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, the first woman President of Fiesta of Five Flags, and Trustee and President of the Pensacola Art Museum. Each gift made in her honor worked to increase our financial aid program, which is such a meaningful and important part of our yearly enrollment goals and passion for providing all of the things that EDS has to offer to a more diverse population. OUIDA (BAGGETT) REGAN

The Heseman Family

Marty Medve

Fr. Michael Hoffman

William & Nancy Stafford

Jennifer King

Chance & Shannon Walsh

2016-2017 In-kind Donors

Shelley LeCroy

A N N UA L F U N D F O R E XC E L L E N C E $10,000 & up Innovator’s Club EDS Parent Service Organization $9,999 to $5,000 – Light on the Hill Club Bear Family Foundation David & Cindi Bear Lewis & Belle Bear Lewis & Jennifer Bear Chad & Cindi Bonner Rachael & Albi Gilmer Liz & Jamie Callahan Jay & Jennifer Bradshaw Charlie & Tonja Ward Gena L. Raymon $4,999 to $2,500 – Steward’s Club Chris & Ed Boatwright Katy & Scott Collins Mike & Lauren Cutter Forrest & Ed Faulkner The Merrill Family Collier & Cate Merrill Will & Jane Merrill Heather & Tim O’ Brien Judy & David Shelton The Simpler Family Ken & Sammye Simpler David & Lea Richardson Thomas Doyle & Tracey Thomas-Doyle $2,499 to $1,953 – Collaborator’s Club Daniel & Rebecca Ballow Leslie & Hal Banks Jay E. Boatwright III DMD, FACP Weldon & Emily Bradshaw Scott & Lindy Grissett Ben & Carla Holcombe Mike & Laura Rae Morette Aaron & Jennifer O’Hanlon Robert A. Pace, Jr. Robby & Joenna Rushing

$1,952 – Founder’s Club Chad & Cindi Bonner Chris & Lisa Bosarge Geoffrey & Evie Butler Julie Cardwell & Eric Fritz Nancy Cox BJ & Kim Etschied Chat & Michelle Fraley Dimitri & Jennifer Georgides Mary Hembree Kramer & Jane Litvak Katherine & Bill Mitchem Lacy & Jeff Phillips Daniel & Lucy Rentz Katie & Carl Spear $1,951 to $1,000 – Fellowship Club Laura & Tosh Belsinger Laura & Joe Boyles Jennifer Cobb Cozy & Alex Coleman Owen & Kathryn Drey In honor of Shelley LeCroy

Stephen Edele Amy & Jason Foland Andrius & Kathleen Galinis Ryan & Amanda Hahn Amy & Michael Hoffman James & Ildi Hosman Jennifer King Melanie & Ti McConnell Dave & Lori Spangrud Fred & Ruth Ann Thomson Mike Underwood

Downtown Clubs $999 to $500 – Palafox Club Rob & Lucy Brabham Anne Brewer Angie & Rush Brown Bruce Irvine Megan & Ethan Frederick

Daniel & Emily Harrell Bill & Theresa Harrell Miner & Jeanie Harrell Liz & David Harrison Cissy & David Hightower Andrew & Kerri Kent Steven & Carrie King The Owens Family Mr. & Mrs. William P. Simmons, Jr. John & Beckie Share Monica & Roger Sherman Susan Soule Russell W. Rybka Katie & Jay White $499 to $250 – Wright Club Reuben Averhart Amanda & Brian Barr Beverly & William Elebash Linda & Charles Liberis Tom McMonigle Bob & Melba Powell Javier & Ashley Rivera Alyssa Tucker $249 & under – Gadsden Club Jim & Cathy Allebach Lillie Averhart Tim & Sarah Backus Laurie Banfell Christopher Barfield Karla & Jerry Barkley Terri Barnette Richard Barron Robert & Amy Bender Jay & Kris Billhorn Logan Bowlds Rhonda Bradley Dan & Lisa Brewer Amy & Geoffrey Brodersen Carla Brown Charlotte Brown

Jen Cagle West & Ethlyn Caldwell Lindsey & Campbell Caldwell Emily & Pierce Cannington Melissa Caraway & Linzi Appleby Pamela Carr Stephen & Sarah Crane Ron & Melanie Curtis Iris Daughtry Amanda Davies Jerome Delacruz Candice & Jesus Delgado Barbara Drey Ty & Katie Dunkelberger Keith & Aggie East Jason & Jennifer Edge Patrick & Penelope Elebash Allison Espinoza Les & Macklyn Fairchild Wendi Fairchild Chris & Carley Fangman Dina Ferris Bridget Fluegge Blanding Fowler Kim Franklin David & Joan Frankman Cathy Garner Stephanie & Dax Gill Vicki Gilmer Jodi Gup

Blake & Stacie Hammond Wendolyn M. Harding Joan Henghold Mary Henriques Carolyn Hensley Kathy Hodges Roger & Sara Hubmann Mr. & Mrs. Steve Humphrey Anthony & Janet Ingraffea Adam Ingraffea & Edith Nieves Lopez Mark & Corrine Jackson Kelli C. James Natalie & Wade Keckler Thomas Keckler Jeff King William Kizner Kevin & Christine Krier David & Taxie Lambert James & Emmi Lawrence Russell & Kristen Longley Philip & Katherine Maher Caron & Stephen Majors Jay & Sue Marshall Carolyn McLendon Lora Millard Mary Anne & Spencer Mitchem Susan Mosley Marguerite Murray David & Susan Myers

Nancy Norris Kelly Oden Julie Prevost Lisa Robertson Jill & Grover Robinson Jennifer Russell Marilyn Russell Jeff & Robin Schwartz Heidi Seltzer Lisee & Richard Sherrill Violet & Frank Sokolik Mary Fran Street Tina Taylor James & Katie Theisen Russell & Shirley Therriault Jan Thompson Daisy Turner Alka & Mike Wells Bill & Kerry White Jeremy Young Robin & Ben Zimmern Young Alumni* $25 Johnathan Bradley *under 21 years of age


Here are highlights of the enhancements made from last year’s generous contributions: Expansion of the Innovation Lab to the Hilton-Green Campus including “Tinker Lab equipment” & a class set of Macbooks Renovations of the PreK4 & 1st grade classrooms & restrooms Additional Middle School lockers Picnic tables for South Campus courtyard


2017 VALEDICTORIAN SPEECH Good evening family, friends, educators, & fellow graduates. Congratulations!! We should all be proud of what we have achieved & are here today to celebrate. We celebrate years of working to become the people that we are today. We celebrate great leadership, humble worship, outstanding teaching, learning, & growing. We extol the amazing & special place Episcopal Day School has been for all of us & what a privilege it has been for us to be a part of it. I would like to thank everyone who has helped us grow & learn throughout our years at EDS, especially our teachers who have gone out of their way to continue our education & ensure that we have had the best possible experience. & yet, today is not the end, but as we all know, the beginning as well. Today is just a step - yes, an important step - but it is still a step on an ongoing journey, & the next phase of that journey begins when we walk out the door today. We know that high school will be a challenge, regardless of the school we attend, but I have faith that every member of the class of 2017 will be very successful. To borrow from Dr. Seuss, “Oh the places you’ll go.”

As we move forward from middle school, I encourage you to humbly embrace your past & eagerly anticipate the future. Our generation faces tremendous challenges beyond that of our parents. We are living in a time of instant global communication & with that an ever-increasing pressure to do better, to be the best, & to succeed. All of this during a time when everything we say & do could be recorded & shared with the world. With that, it is imperative to remain true to yourself, be real, & live with honor & integrity. We are fortunate at EDS. Our school has provided the necessary skills & education for us to do this through its mission, vision, & core values that have been instilled in us. Throughout lessons inside & outside the classroom, we have learned to embrace our diversity yet remain true to our principles.

Being successful is not merely measured by numbers or achievements but the path taken in order to get there. An honorable student is trustworthy, hard working, & pursues every endeavor with vigor & forthright effort. Each & every one of us will face a variety of challenges, but our teachers & parents have given us the tools to weather the storms that we may encounter. How we handle success or adversity will vary with each individual, but I hope, fellow students, that you will remain true to the moral & ethical codes of conduct that you have been taught throughout the years at EDS. Those codes of conduct will shape your future.

Beginnings are hard, endings are sad, but it’s the middle that counts. I heard that line in a movie once, & it resonated with me. Coming to a new school as a shy fifthgrader with few friends was certainly difficult &, of course, saying goodbye will be extremely sad. However, it’s in the middle where I have learned to truly appreciate what we have here. It’s the memories that were made, the knowledge gained & the friendships that developed that have been the most meaningful. I will never forget what I had here, at EDS, in the middle. I thank my classmates & teachers for the wonderful memories that we have created together. From night-hikes at Camp Cosby to zip lining through the woods in North Carolina & all the classes & trips in between, you have all changed my life. I treasure our time together, & I will miss EDS & the amazing class of 2017! As we move forward with our lives, remember that we are stewards of our God-given talents & resources. Use them wisely & with honesty & integrity. Make a mark on the world in your own special way! Once again, Congratulations Class of 2017! & remember, “we all have issues,” so “when in doubt, factor it out.”

2017 Valedictorian

2017 Valedictorian

Kathryn Kizziah Catholic High School

Carla Diaz Pensacola High School

2017 Salutatorian

2017 Salutatorian

2017 Salutatorian

Reed Taylor Catholic High School

Allen Litvak Pensacola High School

Tricia Kay McAuley Pensacola High School

EDS Class of 2013

MISSION Episcopal Day School prepares students for a life of learning & meaningful service in a diverse & global world, by providing academic excellence & character formation inclusive of all of God’s children & grounded in the Episcopal tradition.

VISION Episcopal Day School will send our students out into the world with a mutual respect for others & a love of learning grounded in our Episcopal tradition of academic, ethical, & spiritual growth. We will serve as the benchmark in our community & beyond for implementation of 21st Century skills, commitment to community & service, & preparation for a diverse, global world. EDS will be the school of choice for parents, students & teachers. | #FollowTheLeader

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