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 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 4,400 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
It is hard to believe the 2016-2017 school year has come to an end. There has been a wide-range of activities these past few months in our schools. We have enjoyed many special events such as spring vocal and instrumental concerts, Preschool Olympics, Eyes on Art District Art Show, and Fifth-Grade LEAD Graduations. In addition, all the schools completed end-of-year state and district testing.
The district already has begun the transition to the 2017-2018 school year, and the summer months will be busy making preparations for the beginning of the new school year in September.
Our Curriculum Department will be working on several projects with our teachers, and updating resources for students and staff. The maintenance, custodial, grounds, and transportation staff will be making necessary repairs to school buildings and equipment. Our Business Office will be preparing for the annual audit, as well as purchasing the supplies needed for our students and teachers. As you can imagine, there are numerous other tasks that must be completed between now and September.
The district will again be running five summer programs: CAPPS, Metamorphosis, Literacy Support Program for Primary Students, Tier III Enrichment Extensions Camp and Extended School Year for Special Education. We are grateful to the Evesham Education Foundation, which provides partial funding for CAPPS, Literacy Support, and Metamorphosis programs, annually.
Also continuing this year is a summer literacy and math project for all incoming Kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Read more about the project and summer titles for our One School, One Book initiative in the next section of this newsletter, or on the district website at www.evesham.k12.nj.us under Announcements.
We hope you will accept our best wishes for a restful and enjoyable summer!
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 2015-2017To review the District Goals 2015-2017, please click on the following link: District Goals 2015-2017.Goals 2017 and 2016-2017 Budget InformationTo review the Goals 2017 action plans, please click on the following link: Action Plans. To review the 2016-2017 budget information, please click on the following link: Budget Information.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 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 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 updated website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.