W.W. Evans Elementary School is located in Sunken Heights. It is situated on part of the farm which once belonged to former long-time superintendent William Evans for whom the school is named.
The school serves all of Hemlock and Montour Townships including Buckhorn, Rupert, and part of Catawissa. It was constructed in 1955 in order to consolidate five one-room schoolhouses located in the two townships. A total renovation of the building was completed in the spring of 2004.
We operate on a six day schedule. Students participate in the following expressive arts during the six day week – art, music, library, guidance and physical education. All students in Grades 4 and 5 participate in chorus. Students in Grade 5 have the option to participate in instrumental music. Our classrooms are equipped with computers, internet access and an interactive projection system.
W.W. Evans Elementary School provides support for students with all needs in an inclusionary setting. The support needed for each individual child will be brought to them and provided within the school when possible. Student support services include Title I Reading, Enrichment, Learning Support, Speech and Language, and Life Skills. Additional student support services are provided by an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, and a vision and hearing therapist.
There is an active parent co-op that works together to enhance the educational process of all students at W.W. Evans. Many items for the students and teachers have been purchased with the profit made from the fundraising programs that they sponsor. They publicize efforts for these fundraisers so that they can be supported and be successful.