On August 17, 1994, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School opened its doors. In honor of the 25th anniversary of our school, it would be remiss not to take a moment to recognize the founders whose vision for an ideal secondary school resulted in the outstanding liberal arts program your child(ren) receive at D’Evelyn.
Each founding parent brought tenacity, dedication and motivation along with their unique strengths and passions to create a school with rigorous academic and behavioral standards. The initiating committee believed that “the purpose of education is to convey an essential body of cultural knowledge to the next generation, and that a solid liberal arts education is required in order for all citizens to be effective participants in their communities” (Founding Document, 1).
The work of the Steering Committee is to protect the integrity of the philosophy of the program and ensure the delivery of this strong liberal arts education.
Founders, for your vision, time, commitment, wisdom and knowledge thank you! D’Evelyn students and graduates are forever blessed by the legacy that you have created.
By Donna Li, Steering Committee
As the D’Evelyn community enters its 25th academic year, it is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of our students over the years and to reflect on the dedication of many individuals whose contributions are invaluable. Today, administrators, teachers, and other staff continue to partner with parents, students, and other community members, working together towards the common goal of helping students achieve in a rigorous program. To that end, communication among these various groups is important, and the Accountability Committee is key as it is charged with coordinating their input with regards to monitoring, evaluating and improving school progress (FD 47). The Accountability Committee serves in an advisory role to and is under the auspices of the Steering Committee, the governing board of the school (FD 49).
Are you a parent who would like to be a part of this legacy? D’Evelyn was founded by parents whose vision for the school is detailed in the Founding Document. One very important aspect of this vision may be found in the Philosophy Statement. “Parental involvement will be strongly encouraged” (FD 6). This idea is further emphasized in the Program Narratives. “The D’Evelyn Program has been conceived by parents, and they will continue to be an integral part of its functioning. All parents, students, and staff must understand and embrace the philosophy of the school” (FD 18). The Steering Committee and the Accountability Committee extend an invitation to the community to attend the September 11th Accountability Meeting at 5:30 in the library. This first meeting of the year is important as we will share specific ways you can be involved and make a difference. We hope to see you there!
The Steering Committee is the governing board of the school and establishes policies designed to maintain and enhance its liberal arts philosophy. The Steering Committee appoints Directors to the Board of the D'Evelyn Education Foundation.