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
There have been many wonderful activities and events occurring at all of our schools since our last issue.
Spring concert season is upon us, and our schools have been holding their vocal and instrumental concerts over the last couple of months. A special thank you to all the students and their teachers. Their hard work and enthusiasm is reflected in each performance.
March was an exceptionally busy month. One of the big events at the beginning of March was “Read Across America Day”. Many of our schools were fortunate to have special guest readers from around the community. All of our first-grade students across the district had the opportunity to partner with Cherokee High School students, again this year, for a Read Across America literacy event.
Our schools across the district celebrated School Wellness Week during the week of March 11. Daily theme days for the week included lessons on food & nutrition, health & fitness, safety, and emotional well-being. This was a great opportunity for our schools to promote the health and well-being of our students. During this week, in addition to special Wellness Wednesday activities that took place during the school day, the second annual District Wellness Night was held in the evening. This event featured various health experts from the schools and community who focused on fitness activities, healthy eating, and overall health & well-being. The district’s therapy dogs also attended and focused on reducing anxiety towards reading and building empathy for animals. More than 200 attended. It was a great success.
At the end of the month, middle school house presidents participated in “Superintendent for the Day”. On March 27, I had the pleasure of spending the day with four outstanding individuals: Ashna Jain and Brian Mitchell from DeMasi Middle School, and Erin St. John and Anton Smolyanyy from Marlton Middle School.
Our day started with a visit to Van Zant Elementary School to attend a first-grade Morning Meeting in Mrs. Stockl’s classroom. Next, we spent time with Mrs. DiSibio’s Kindergarten class at Rice Elementary School. We spent the remainder of the morning at the Administration Building meeting with the central office team to give the house presidents some insights 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. Students also were invited to attend the March 28 Board of Education Meeting and have the opportunity to sit with the superintendent and board members.
The district annually partners with Cherokee High School for its Senior Day of Service; we hosted more than 200 students from CHS who worked with our students and staff across the district on April 12. Also in April, elementary schools across the district held annual Science Days to spotlight STEM learning. Students gained first-hand experiences and real- world connections in science. Thanks to the PTA/Os, parents, and community members who volunteer to share their expertise.
As always, I encourage you to visit our school websites for more information on the various events taking place in our schools.
2019-2020 Budget Update
At the meeting on March 12, the Evesham Township Board of Education approved the tentative 2019-2020 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 an update to mathematics resources/materials, and the upgrade of technology hardware such as interactive whiteboards and security cameras. As a result of a significant reduction in state aid supporting our budget, there was a need for reduced spending on supplies, non-instructional equipment, and capital projects.
The Board held a public hearing and adopted the final 2019-2020 budget on May 2. The new school year begins on July 1, 2019.
Additional information regarding the budget is posted on this 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 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.