North Carolina Honor School of Excellence

Celebrating over 12 Consecutive Years of Growth!

Mission Statement:
Etowah Elementary School will provide students the opportunity to become life-long learners. We will respect the whole child and nurture his/her potential in a safe environment.

We have eight teachers with master’s degrees, one teacher with an advanced degree, and are proud to announce we have eight teachers who are National Board Certified Teachers. All of these take a great deal of work. We are proud of you!

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, Allison Keever

Allison Keever is the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. She is a fourth grade teacher at Etowah Elementary School. She is in her seventeenth year of teaching, and her sixth year here at Etowah Elementary. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. Mrs. Keever received her National Board Certification in 2000 and renewed it in 2010. She also has earned an Academically and Intellectually Gifted license for grades K-12. She is a life-long learner, and she hopes to pass this on to her students as well as her firm belief to never give up. Mrs. Keever has two sons. Will is an freshman at West Henderson High School and Alex is a fifth grader here at Etowah. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, serving at her church, and watching N.C.State basketball and Seattle Seahawks football games. Congratulations to Mrs. Keever!

Thank you to WGLA Engineering, LLC!

WGLA Engineering, LLC, is the Lead Sponsor for 2016 for Etowah Elementary School. Thank you to WGLA Engineering, LLC for all you are doing to sponsor our school! Thank you to Mr. G. Thomas Jones, III, and the other staff for your support!

The Summer Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

The Summer Backpack Program is now collecting food items for our students! The Carolina Baptist Association has been given the opportunity to help out Henderson County School children this summer. They will provide students with a food box once a week. The list of students that need help this summer has been given to them by the school counselors. The program will be glad for you to help by:

*Sponsoring a family

* Buying food

*Donating money

You may contact Kevin Gilliam at 828-489-2533 for more information. You may also find this group on Facebook or call the Carolina Baptist Association @ 828-693-4272.

Food items collected are:

cereal    heat and serve beef stew          pop tarts       granola bars

vienna sausages    chili    juice boxes        spaghetti   peanut butter

crackers       ramen noodles    mac and cheese   nutella

tuna   beans and franks     microwave popcorn   applesauce

pudding       jello cups

PTO's End of the Year Movie is Set!

The PTO is sponsoring an End-of-the-Year Movie! It will be outside, weather permitting, on Friday, June 3. The movie will be “The Lego Movie”. They will accept non-perishable food as admission, to collect for our final backpack bunch. The PTO will sell pizza, popcorn, candy, and drinks. Come and enjoy!



Proctors Needed!

We need proctors to help with our EOG testing! If you are available and willing to help during our End of Grade testing, please call the school at 828-891-6560. Let the office know you are calling to offer your help and they will give you information. Our EOG testing is June 1, June 2, and June 3. Thank you!


Be a Reading Superhero This Summer!

Before school ends, students will make superhero masks for the summer. Like last year, these will have the students’ usernames and passwords on them for students to record their summer reading. Students in grades 1 through 5 have already been given this information. From now until the end of summer, our students and staff have FREE access to this site! It is a digital book website. Mrs. Broadhurst will be teaching students how to use this site before they leave for the summer. This site is available on any device and has a read-aloud category, a dictionary, and many other features!

Check it out here! Remember to write down the minutes you are reading for our summer reading program!