Welcome to Boevers Elementary School, home of the Boevers Bobcats!
We like to refer to Boevers as "the best place to be!"
We believe in the relentless pursuit of high levels of learning for all students and adults. Success for all is an attitude not a slogan. A high level of collaboration is the key to our success.
Our teachers continually seek to learn the best instructional practices for all learners.
High expectations for every student result in excellent academic achievement. At Boevers, we believe in celebrating great students who display exceptional character and academic success every day. Our teachers represent more than 450 years of experience, 10 masters degrees and one doctorate.
George F. Boevers Elementary School
3433 S. 133rd E. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74134-4041
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
School Hours - Monday-Thursday: 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. / Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Main Phone: (918) 357-4329
Fax: (918) 357-8399
Union Student Safety HelpLine - 918-461-HELP (4357)
Principal Alycia Pennington
Assistant Principal Wendy Johnson
Counselor Susan Jackson 918-357-8346
Parent involvement is also an essential component of student success. Parents are expected to be an integral part of their child’s education. Our PTA is an active group and supports the staff and students in multiple ways. The commitment and devotion to our community crosses many generations. Current staff members were former Boevers students and several of our parents were former Boevers students. Every day we work together building into the lives of our future.
Boevers Elementary is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The achievement of NCA Accreditation is a tribute to a caring staff of teachers, administrators, and support personnel. Boevers is a Title I School. You may contact us for a copy of the Title I Plan.
Our team continues to refine and study our school wide goals in the areas of reading, math, and Character Counts. The desired result of these three goals is to improve teaching practices and student learning in the specified areas. You can also visit the State’s site at www.oknca.com.
One of our most popular spots is the outdoor class called the E-Lab or Environmental Learning. This class is made possible by combined community and school efforts. It is maintained by Cub Scout Pack 360. It is certainly a multi-purpose room, perfect for art, reading, writing classes and anything from digging fossils to taking a quiet respite from daily activities.
This program is used as a supplement to our Every Day Math program. Students are able to progress through higher level math skills as they pass the individualized assessments offered through the program.
This program consists of special activities and events that celebrate the importance of character development. The “Six Pillars of Character” are Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Fairness, and Citizenship. Each quarter, we celebrate student character and recognize their application of the pillars to their own lives. Our school environment has been positively affected through the implementation of Character Counts.
A wide variety of student services can be found at Boevers Elementary. One goal is to meet the needs of all students. Boevers has a speech therapist on staff as well as an ER1 Teacher that works with special needs students. Our gifted and talented students are serviced through our ARC or Academic Resource Center. The ARC teacher challenges all students though classroom integration and small group instruction. We also have a full time counselor on staff.
This select musical group features our fourth and fifth grade singers. The Boppin’ Bobcats perform at community and district wide ceremonies as well as school-based concerts. Students practice after school at least twice a week and more as concert appearances deem necessary.
Student leaders are actively involved in school and community activities. "Bobcat Buddies" is a program involving fifth graders who are paired with first graders for reading practice. Student Council also participates in many projects such as collecting books for homeless shelters, and many other service projects. Student council members are also responsible for collecting and sorting cans for the annual district canned food drive during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Students, along with the help of Janie Lampi, media specialist, and Gail Herrington, reading specialist, produce a daily news broadcast. Students tune into the school television station every morning for the lunch menu and other important information. The school broadcast system was purchased with school bond dollars.
Parents are very supportive at Boevers and involved at Boevers through an active Parent-Teacher Association and volunteer program. Parents and staff embrace the philosophy that children's education is a joint venture and a shared responsibility.
Boevers participates in the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). The community school’s philosophy supports school personnel, parents, neighbors and community partners working together so our children can participate in a strong instructional program by living and learning in safe and supportive environments.
Core components of a community school are:
History of the School
In the 1975-76 school year, George F. Boevers Elementary opened and was named after a 35-year veteran of the district who taught agriculture and was advisor to several school organizations.
Alycia Pennington received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education degree from Northeastern State University. She completed her Master of School Administration degree, also from NSU. She was named principal of Boevers Elementary School in 2011. Pennington has served as the assistant principal for Rosa Parks and McAuliffe the previous four years. She also has served as a teacher at Andersen Elementary.
Pennington has been married for 16 years to Scott Pennington. He is a geography teacher on the Yale team at the 6th/7th Grade Center. They have two boys, Cameron and Chapman. The family is busy with many sports and band throughout the school year. She also enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.
Wendy Johnson has been an educator for Union Public Schools since 2004. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, as well as her master’s degree in reading education from Northeastern State University.
Johnson has enjoyed serving on several school and district committees. Wendy taught fifth grade for Moore Elementary, and served two years as assistant principal for Roy Clark Elementary and one year as assistant principal at the 8th Grade Center. Johnson was named assistant principal at the 6th/7th Grade Center in 2011 and then named assistant principal for Boevers in 2012.
Her hobbies and interests include cooking, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Union Student Safety HelpLine
A safe and secure school environment is essential to the learning process. An important ingredient in achieving safe and secure schools remains alert eyes and ears. Safety is achieved when an atmosphere exists in which students are comfortable talking with adults about their concerns.
One such tool available for students is the Union Student Safety Help Line that is accessible twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week to anyone who wants to report a concern. The caller may leave a message so his or her call can be returned, or they may choose not to be contacted. You can also call COPES if this is a mental health emergency.
Union Student Safety HelpLine