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We Are Dever Determined!

 Every Child. Every Minute. Every Day.

We do whatever it takes to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Welcome To The Paul A. Dever Elementary School!

We believe all students deserve access to a world class education. With talented and committed teachers and leaders, individualized supports to meet students’ diverse learning needs, a supportive and caring learning environment, and a culture of high expectations for academic excellence, we ensure all students at Dever Elementary are prepared to succeed in college, careers and beyond.

Our Mission

Dever is a school where — in every classroom, every day — we help students to reach their full potential.

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Our Community

Learn more about the community members and partners who support Dever’s students.

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Latest News

Dever 2016-2017 Open House

Dever 2016-2017 Open House

On Monday, August 29th from 5-7pm, families, students, and community partners gathered at Dever Elementary for the 2016-2017 Dever Open House! All students received Dever Elementary School t-shirts and the first 80 students to arrive received backpacks filled with school supplies. 11 of Dever’s community partners set up booths in our cafeteria to share the great resources that the surrounding Dever community has to offer, including Smart Smiles, Dorchester YMCA, and MassSTART. Dever is excited to welcome back our families and students!

Dever Welcomes New Executive Principal

Blueprint Schools Network and Boston Public Schools welcome Dr. Todd A. Fishburn as the new leader of Dever Elementary School. Dr. Fishburn brings a wealth of knowledge as an experienced principal both at the elementary and secondary levels and is excited to prepare all of Dever students to be college and career ready.

Dr. Fishburn commented: “It is an honor to serve the students, staff, families and community of Dever Elementary School. Our school’s vision statement says that all students deserve access to a world-class education.

With talented and committed teachers and leaders, individualized supports to meet students’ diverse learning needs, a supportive and caring environment, and a culture of high expectation for academic excellence, we ensure all students at Dever Elementary are prepared to succeed in college, careers and beyond. This year we will make this vision come alive! We are Dever Determined!”

PARCC Testing Begins Monday, May 9th

PARCC Testing Begins Monday, May 9th

PARCC testing will be held May 9th to May 26th for students in Grades 3 - 5. Please make sure you arrive each day on time, well rested, and ready to show off everything you have learned this year!

Watch our Math Fellows’ pump up video!

PARCC Parent Resources.

Scholastic Book Fair (Feria del Libro)!  Mar 28 - Apr 1

Scholastic Book Fair (Feria del Libro)!  Mar 28 - Apr 1

Thank you to all of the parents and students who attended our Book Fair! We earned over $3,000 in Scholastic Dollars for our school! Approximately 1,115 books got into the hands of our students which means the fair generated about 200,700 minutes of reading! ​This is the most successful Book Fair that the Dever has ever had. Enjoy your new books!

Reminder:  Dever is OPEN on March 17th

As a reminder, Dever Elementary students will have school on March 17th. Please help us achieve our goal of 95.5% attendance!

Reminder:  February Calendar Dates

As a reminder, Dever has a different calendar than other BPS schools. Here are some important upcoming dates:

Monday, February 15: President’s Day (School is Closed)

Tuesday, February 16: Staff Professional Development Day (School is Closed)

Wednesday, February 17 - Friday, February 19: School is OPEN! While this is February Vacation Week for other BPS schools, the Dever will be open and following our regular schedule.

Vacation Homework for Students

​All students received homework during the school vacation weeks! Our Math Fellows

created a terrific YouTube video for parents and students - Winter Work Packets .

Show your Dever Style by returning your completed packet!

Registration for K, 6, and 9 Begins

Registration for K, 6, and 9 begins in January. Please see the Discover BPS (www.discoverbps.org) for more information​.

Registration for all other grades begins on February 3rd! If you have any questions please see Ms. Flores.

School Vacation Week

The Paul A. Dever Elementary School will be closed for Winter Vacation beginning Monday, December 21, 2015 through Monday, January 4, 2016. School will re-open on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

El Paul A. Dever Elementary School estará cerrada para las vacaciones de invierno a partir de lunes el 21 de diciembre hasta lunes el 4 de enero. Empezamos de nuevo martes el 5 de enero 2016.

Thank you to Star Market!

Thank you to Star Market!

Thank you to ​Star Market on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester for your generous donation to our school!

A Message from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

A Message from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is pleased to announce an intent to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This grant will support out-of-school time programming for Paul A. Dever School students who attend Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (Walter Denney Site) at 270 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester.

Dever Partners with UNICEF to Fight Hunger

The Dever hosted an event celebrating the launch of UNICEF’s Kid Power initiative. Visitors to the school included UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, and Boston Interim Superintendent John McDonough. UNICEF Kid Power encourages elementary school-age kids in the United States to get physically active in order to help save the lives of their peers in developing countries.

Dever Celebrates 1st Annual Community Fall Festival

Dever Celebrates 1st Annual Community Fall Festival

​Dever Elementary School, along with its community partners the Harbor Point Task Force, University of Massachusetts Boston, Walter Denny Youth Center, AmeriCorps and others held the Dever’s first annual Community Fall Festival this month. The event featured music, food, crafts, games, face painting and more!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Dever families are invited to take a tour of the school, meet your child’s teacher and more!

Dever’s First Day of School!

Dever’s First Day of School!

Find all the information you need to get your child ready for the first day of school.