Etowah Elementary

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!

Amy Cleveland

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year, Amy Cleveland

Amy Cleveland is the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for our school. Mrs. Cleveland is starting her 23rd year of teaching and her third year at Etowah, teaching second grade. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and is certified in Elementary Education. Mrs. Cleveland and her husband of 20 years, David, moved to Etowah from Florida three years ago. They have two children; Jacob is a freshman at West Henderson High School, and Delaney is a fifth grader here at Etowah. Mrs. Cleveland’s love for her students and her profession is evident in her smile and enthusiasm. Congratulations, Mrs. Cleveland!

WGLA Engineering Building

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!

Parent Portal Tutorial Videos

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School Board to Recognize Mr. Thorpe on his Retirement!

The Henderson County School Board will be recognizing Mr. Thorpe at the February 13 meeting. Mr. Thorpe will be retiring at the end of February. We are sure that our staff and families will want to be there to congratulate him and show our support. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. that day at the Central Office. Please be there before the start of the meeting in order to get seated. The meeting room is on the right-hand side of the building. We hope to see you there!

Click here for the article on Mr. Thorpe that was in the Times-News!


Matthew Haney Named New Principal at Etowah Elementary School!

Kindergarten Readiness Rally-March 16

Coming up in April is kindergarten registration for children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31, and Henderson County Public Schools is co-hosting the annual Kindergarten Readiness Rally on March 16, to get parents and students on track for the start of the new school year.

Sponsored by Western Carolina Community Action, Smart Start of Henderson County, the Children & Family Resource Center and HCPS, the Kindergarten Readiness Rally will give parents the opportunity to confirm their designated school district, learn which documents to bring to registration, and meet their children’s teachers and administrators.

While the parents learn about registration, children can participate in fun learning activities parents can replicate at home to support school readiness. More than 25 local nonprofit organizations that work with children and families will host activities or provide free give-aways, including Flat Rock Playhouse, United Way, El Centro, the Hands On! children’s museum, and the Mineral & Lapidary Museum.

An HCPS school bus will also be on site to introduce the children to school bus safety and to ease any anxieties they – or their parents – might have about riding the bus to school come August. And every kindergartner who attends can take a book home, choosing from including old favorites like, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” and “Curious George” and newer books, like the “Molly Lou Melon” series.

Parents with a student already enrolled in school can still benefit from attending the Rally by meeting their kindergartener’s future teachers and administrators, and by asking any questions about the kindergarten program at HCPS.

The Rally will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville.