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
Since our last newsletter, I have had the opportunity to visit and/or read in some of our classrooms across the district. I enjoy spending time with our students and staff.
Recently, I visited two first-grade classrooms: Ms. Reedy at Jaggard School and Ms. Stockl at Van Zant School. In each classroom, I read to the students. They used their best listening skills as I read to them.
One of the books I read was entitled “Shubert’s Big Voice”. This was a story about courage and standing up for oneself. In between turning pages, I asked the students questions about the story. I was very impressed with our students, as we conversed and shared ideas with each other. I look forward to more classroom visits throughout the rest of the year.
Our elementary schools held Halloween activities this fall, with students dressing up in their favorite costumes. We held parent-teacher conferences in November, which provided a great opportunity for all of our parents to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress.
Parents had the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom during American Education Week. Also in November, fifth- and eighth-grade students participated in Student Council elections as part of their Social Studies units of instruction.
Of course, December brings the start of the winter concert season. The performances so far have been wonderful!
I would like to send my best wishes to our entire school community for a safe and happy holiday season!
Budget Spotlight 2017-2018
The Evesham Township Board of Education approved the final 2017-2018 school district budget at its May 4th meeting. This budget maintains all current instructional programs and class sizes, and is under the state allowable tax levy cap.
The budget provides for a continuing focus on instructional technology and student achievement. Specifically, the district plans to continue enhancing the Intervention and Referral Services process with additional staffing, training, and supplies. We will continue the purchase of Next Generation Science Standards inquiry kits, integrate Project Lead the Way as a middle school elective, purchase additional technology software and support programs, enhance staff professional development, and finalize the implementation of the Elementary School Consolidation Plan, including the transition of remaining students. We will complete capital projects at Rice and Marlton Middle School as well. Additional information regarding our budget is posted on the district website.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.