Office of Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent of Schools
John Scavelli, Jr.
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Secretary to the Superintendent
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Welcome to the website of the Evesham Township Public School District. Our district includes Preschool through eighth grade. We are one of the largest elementary school districts in southern New Jersey, located approximately twenty miles east of Philadelphia. We have seven elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of approximately 4,700 students. We invite you to browse through this website where you will find a great deal of wonderful information about our schools and district.
Our schools offer state of the art instructional programs and facilities. We provide a wide range of outstanding curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students. We work closely with the community to enhance the educational experiences provided for the students. Each school has an active PTA or PTO, enthusiastic teaching staff and very dedicated support staff. We are very proud of our students and the wonderful staff who guide the children toward excellence in education.
A Message from the Superintendent
Our students have completed many wonderful events and projects since our last update. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of our classrooms across the district and enjoy spending time with our students and staff.
In December, each of our schools held instrumental and/or vocal concerts. All of the students and staff involved in these performances did an outstanding job! The concerts were a pleasure to watch and enjoyed by all in attendance.
In January, the winter theme was integrated into many of our primary grade classrooms. Four of our elementary schools held DARE graduations for 5th grade students who completed this drug and alcohol awareness program.
The beginning of February marked the half-way point for the school year. The actual 100th day was celebrated this past month, along with special activities for some of the other February holidays. I encourage you to visit our school websites for more information on the various school events.
The district is in its second year of the 2011-2013 district goal, which is to fully implement the revised Language Arts Curriculum with an increased emphasis on comprehension strategies across varied text types in order to enhance student achievement in the area of reading. Year one implementation focused on the articulation of all revisions and professional development related to literacy. Year two focuses on continued revisions and implementation of updated protocols, additional cycles of guided reading instruction, and opportunities for sustained blocks of time for independent reading.
Collaborative data analysis between administrative and teaching staff has targeted the following focus areas for the 2012-2013 school year:
· Additional emphasis on early literacy strategies
· Increased reading benchmark at second grade
· Increased emphasis on analyzing texts
· Incorporation of more informational texts
· Integration of literacy strategies into the content areas
· Integration of meaningful test prep
Professional development sessions have continued to be offered that target literacy and the use of comprehension strategies such as monitoring comprehension, inferring and synthesizing. In addition, training was provided to content specialists at middle school on reading strategy instruction.
District-wide reading assessment baseline data was gathered in the fall and used to assist teachers in determining reading groups and planning initial instruction. Teachers have continued to use ongoing assessments throughout the school year to both identify strengths and needs in individuals and cohorts, as well as to adjust their instruction. District-wide reading assessment data will again be collected in the spring to document student progress and growth. This, in combination with spring standardized testing data, will be analyzed and reported on in the late summer and early fall months.
Goals 2017 – Experience Evesham Education
Significant progress is being made toward fulfilling a district goal which is to develop a 5-year comprehensive strategic plan designed to connect all the school district’s decisions and activities. The Board of Education Strategic Planning Committee has been meeting regularly to review timelines, goal area objectives, and action plans.
Goal areas include Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Student Achievement, Fiscal Resources & District Operations, School & District Culture, and Communication.
Action plans have been developed and were approved by the Board of Education on February 28, 2013. Altogether 23 action plans have been incorporated into the 2013-2014 school district budget. The Goals 2017 - Experience Evesham Education strategic planning document will be finalized in March and presented for board approval on March 27, 2013. To review the action plans and 2013-2014 budget information, please click on the following link: Action Plans and Budget Information.
The Evesham Education Foundation is an independent, non-political, non-profit organization established in 1995 to support excellence in education. The 15 member board is made up of business leaders, concerned parents and educators. All contribute their time and experience overseeing fundraising events and making sure that 100% of the money raised is used exclusively to fund programs that have proven value. Over the years the Evesham Education Foundation has supported several school district initiatives including CAPPS (Coordinated Arts Program for Primary Students), Genesis Counseling Program, and Metamorphosis Program. In addition, the foundation is now looking to expand their support in the area of technology, specifically for the purchase of devices to be used by the students in the classroom. Tax deductible donations to the Evesham Education Foundation can be made by visiting their website: www.EveshamEducationFoundation.org or checks can be sent to Evesham Education Foundation, 25 South Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053. For further information, contact John Cipollone, email@example.com, or call 856-988-2517.
John Scavelli, Jr. has been a critical part of the Evesham Township School District administration since 2007. Mr. Scavelli served as the Assistant Superintendent for Business under Superintendent Patricia Lucas from 2007 - 2010. On March 1, 2010 Mr. Scavelli became the Evesham Township Superintendent when Mrs. Lucas retired.
Mr. Scavelli has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in School Business Administration from Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University. He holds a teaching certificate in Mathematics, as well as certifications for School Business Administrator and School Administrator.
Mr. Scavelli began his career in education in 1988 at Pitman High School teaching Mathematics. His administrative career began in 1991 when he became the first School Business Administrator for what was then the newly formed Special Services School District in Salem County. Prior to his arrival in Evesham, Mr. Scavelli worked in the Franklin Township School District for almost 12 years, the last three as superintendent.
Invitation To Be a Partner
The successes of the Evesham Township School District would not be possible without the partnership of our fantastic parents and community members. We invite you to attend our many school functions, become a part of our PTA/PTO organization, volunteer in the schools, join our e-news subscribers and view our updated website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.
Date last updated: March 7, 2013
Last Modified on March 7, 2013