Welcome to Cavett Elementary

Kathleen Dering, Principal

Welcome to Cavett Elementary School

Cavett Elementary School was built in 1995 with 66,934 square feet and a capacity of 448 students. It is a single level school built on 16.7 acres located just south of Pine Lake Road in southern Lincoln, near Southpointe Mall. The school was named for Dorcas and Alva Cavett, two highly respected Lincoln educators. A construction project during 2006-08 added 17 rooms to the building and increased capacity for enrollment to 750 students.

From the Principal

Welcome to the Cavett Elementary School website. It is a great honor and privilege for me to join the Cavett community this year and I look forward to working alongside the wonderful Cavett staff, students, and families!

Cavett Elementary School serves approximately 600 children in our Preschool through Fifth grade program.  Our staff works closely in collaborative teams as well as with the administrative team to provide a focused program of instruction. Cavett staff work diligently to provide instruction for students at their success level, differentiating instruction so that all students are challenged and feel success.  At Cavett Elementary School, we provide a safe, orderly and respectful environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and performance. We honor the unique strengths, talents, and diversity of each of our students and dedicate our efforts to help them experience individual success.

We value the partnership with our parents and our community. Parents know their children best and our partnership is valuable in helping us to support the unique needs of students. We are fortunate to have an active and supportive PTO. The PTO offers many educational enrichment supports that provide opportunities and experiences for students that otherwise would not exist. The PTO allows parents multiple opportunities to become involved in different activities that support our students and school.

In August, 1995, Cavett opened its doors with the motto “Cavett Cares!” This motto has carried through the years and is the foundation of our learning community. Our mission statement is, Teaching, learning and caring to develop productive, responsible citizens. One of our goals is to provide a safe learning environment for ALL students. In order to provide a safe learning environment that promotes student engagement, students learn and understand the expectations that it is Never OK to be hurtful, and Never OK to be disruptive. Cavett will continue to have and implement common expectations for ALL students throughout the learning environment. 

Thank you for your interest and for visiting the online home of the Cavett Cardinals! Please be sure to check out the website of our Amazing Cavett Parent Teacher Organization ~ the link is located on the top of this home page under the heading LPS Parent Center. We invite you to become an active, positive and collaborative partner at Cavett!

Strong partnerships are the key to every success. The work we do together is important and essential to our students, families and learning community. With your support for Cavett, our goals are much more attainable. Please do not hesitate to call, email or even stop into the office if you have any questions or concerns. 

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Kathleen Dering, Principal