August 4, 2017
Dear Evans Families,
I would like to welcome all new and returning families to LaVerna Evans Elementary School for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. I hope this past summer was an opportunity to enjoy some time off and accomplish some long and short term goals for both families and students. The staff at Evans continues their work to provide all of our families with an excellent educational experience. Several of our staff members had the opportunity to attend the Directions Conference in Collinsville, Illinois which featured training from nationally renowned educational speakers. Our teachers continue working to provide an updated Common Core Curriculum in all areas of study to our students, as this process is ongoing and fluid. We will enter year 3 of our technology refresh, which includes 15 ipads in each classroom and multiple mobile Chrome book labs. We continue to integrate technology into our student learning with many innovative ideas that are both student and teacher lead during the upcoming school year. Our PTO has added an addition to our playground which will enhance the play experience for all students. We welcome the parents, students, and staff who will be part of the pre-school program moving to Evans School this year.
I look forward to our students and families returning to school and the opportunity to continue working with our outstanding Evans School community. I very much appreciate your efforts to partner with us to continue our rich tradition of educational excellence at Evans School.
Additional Programs at Evans School
We will again host the following programs at Evans school:
- Girls On The Run
- All Pro Dad
- Read, Right, Run Program
- Floor Hockey
- Get Smart With Art
- Kids For Christ
- Brain Builders
- Bricks For Kids
- 5th Grade Band in the morning (located at the junior high)
More information will be sent regarding logistics and how to sign up for these programs. We can always use volunteers to enhance the success of each of these programs.
School Wide Expectations- PBIS
We have adopted a “Sports” theme the 2017-18 school year for our PBIS program. Again, we will utilize School Wide Expectations in our Character Education Program to teach and manage the expected behaviors. These expectations are a part of a program known as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We will focus on rewarding positive behavior and making good choices at school. We hope you will join us in working with our students to achieve this goal.
Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of your students and their education. Working Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). Good luck and have a great school year!
Ryan Keller, Principal