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Classroom Information

Schavey Road Elementary School offers programming for Preschool, Young 5's, 1st and 2nd grade students. The staff at Schavey Road Elementary School is committed to working in a partnership with you and your child in order to help them reach their fullest potential. In addition to the traditional academic subjects of math, science, reading and social studies, students participate in specials throughout the week including music, physical education, and art.

Enrollment Information

Title I Early Reading and Math Intervention

Schavey Road Elementary is the fortunate recipient of Federal funding from Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This funding allows us to provide early reading and math intervention services, activities and programs to first and second grade students. Each year in recognition of receiving these funds, the entire Schavey Road Elementary staff, parents/guardians and students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A are asked to sign a compact. The compact is symbolic of our shared responsibility for improving student academic achievement in partnership to help children achieve the State’s and DeWitt Public Schools high standards.

School Improvement Goals

DeWitt Public Schools promotes student learning and achievement by providing leadership, guidance and support that directly impacts teaching and learning, school leadership and continuous school improvement. Each school has developed school improvement goals to support these activities.

School Improvement Goals
Schavey Road Elementary's review of student achievement data and district revisions with curriculum has led to improved teaching practices that will benefit all learners at our school and support our continued work on the following three school improvement goals:

1. Improve student achievement in the area of writing.

2. Improve student achievement in the area of reading.

3. Improve student achievement in the area of math.

4.  Create an environment where all students feel safe and secure.  

Positive Behavior Support

Schavey Road Elementary implements a building wide positive behavioral support system. The goal is to use our common set of behavior expectations to help students learn social and behavioral skills necessary for success. Improving the social behavior of students results in more minutes spent in academic instruction and better attention to tasks.

To help us achieve these goals everyone at Schavey implements the FISH! For Schools Philosophy. This philosophy helps build effective relationships, establishes individual accountable and provide an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere of engagement and fun. Students are drawn to it and teachers find their passion for educating children rekindled. We enjoy seeing excitement and growth as we guide our students in personal and social development. The principles we learn together are life-long, everyday, living skills for people of all ages. You are an important element in every aspect of your child's education. We hope you will enjoy and value the process with us. As we begin to explore FISH! For Schools, your child might start talking about the four FISH! principles at home. To help you in your conversation, here is a little glossary:

Be There - When we interact with others, we need to really focus on that moment, with that person. We take responsibility for "being who we are while we are doing what we are doing".

Choose Your Attitude - We can't control what happens to us, but we do have a choice about how we respond. By accepting responsibility for the attitude we choose, we also empower ourselves to change it.

Make Their Day - Too often we ask, "What have you done for me lately?" Instead of, "How can I make your day?" If we turn the focus around and do little things to make others feel good, we can have a powerful, positive impact on the people in our lives.

Play - This does not mean goof off, but it does mean bring a light-hearted spirit to life. Think about how much little kids learn by exploring, experimenting and playing. Why shouldn't we all approach life with the same curiosity and interest? Besides, it is more fun!!

Our students also are taught our three school rules which are:  In bounds body, In bounds voice and Follow Directions.  These rules are explicitly taught through behavior videos, discussion, practice and positive reinforcement.

Click here for FISH Video used at Schavey Road Elementary.

We are excited to be a part of the life long learning of all of our students.

Schavey Staff