Office of Superintendent of SchoolsSuperintendent 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 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 six elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of approximately 4,400 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
Spring concert season is finally upon us, as our schools have begun holding their vocal and instrumental concerts. A special thank you to all of the students and their teachers. Their hard work and enthusiasm is reflected in each performance.
A big event at the beginning of March was Read Across America Day. Many of our schools were fortunate to have a visit from the Cat in the Hat, and enjoyed special guest readers from around the community. Again this year, all of our first-grade students across the district had the opportunity to partner with Cherokee High School students for a special Read Across America activity.
New this year, all of the schools across the district celebrated School Wellness Week, beginning March 19. There were daily theme days for the week that included lessons on food and nutrition, health and fitness, safety, and emotional well-being. This was a great opportunity for our schools to promote the health and well-being of our students. The first annual District Wellness Night was held on Wednesday, April 11, at DeMasi.
The district annually partners with Cherokee High School for its Senior Day of Service in April. We hosted approximately 250 students from CHS who volunteered to work with our students and staff in various buildings across the district.
I encourage you to visit our school websites for more information on the various school events.
Superintendents for the Day
On March 29, the middle school house presidents participated in “Superintendent for the Day.” I had the pleasure of spending the day with four outstanding individuals: Brandon Bayzath and Lauren Hartpence from DeMasi Middle School, and Sean Daly and Anthony Foster from Marlton Middle School.
Our day started with a visit to Jaggard Elementary School to attend a Kindergarten Morning Meeting in Mrs. Covely’s classroom. Next, we spent time with Mrs. McMillan’s first-grade class at Beeler Elementary School. Then, we spent the remainder of the morning at the Administration Building meeting with the central office team to give the house presidents some insight as to what happens behind the scenes of a school district.
While at the Administration Building, the Superintendents for the Day were interviewed by reporter Zane Clark. Following a morning of meetings, we had a nice lunch at Ragazzi. As part of Superintendent for the Day, the students also are invited to attend the April 26 Board of Education Meeting, where they will have the opportunity to sit with the superintendent and board members.
The 2018-2019 Budget
At its meeting on March 15, 2018, the Evesham Township Board of Education approved the tentative 2018-2019 school budget. This budget maintains all current instructional programs, sustains current class sizes, focuses on student achievement, and enhances staff professional development.
Specific budget initiatives include the upgrade of technology hardware such as interactive whiteboards, Chromebooks, iPads, security cameras, and a visitor management system. This budget also includes additional funding for the School Resource Officer Program and security-related school building modifications.
The Board of Education will hold the 2018-2019 public budget hearing on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the DeMasi School cafetorium. At this meeting, the Board of Education will review and adopt the final budget for the 2018- 2019 school year which begins on July 1, 2018.
District Goals 2017-2019To review the District Goals 2017-2019, please click on the following link: District Goals 2017-2019.Evesham Education Foundation
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 has expanded their support to include funding for middle school athletic uniforms and two academic summer programs. The summer programs are a literacy support program for incoming second and third graders and a Tier III enrichment extension program for gifted and talented students. 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 Karl Eckstrom at 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 website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.