Flu season is peaking, so please help us prevent flu from spreading. If your child is sick, please keep them away from school until they are free from fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Other ways to prevent the flu include washing your hands frequently, coughing into your sleeve, and getting a flu shot. If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please contact your child’s doctor for possible evaluation. If you have questions about when your child should return to school after an illness, please contact the school or the school nurse.
Thank you for helping keep our schools healthy!
Catawba Elementary's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan has been completed and is ready for public preview. Please take a few moments to look over our plans & goals for this school year. These are the strategies we will be implementing this year to help students increase their achievement & growth to promote proficiency. If you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns, please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support.
Click here to view the School Improvement Plan
My name is J. R. Sigmon and I am so excited to be joining the Catawba Elementary family. Everyone has been so welcoming and I appreciate all of the encouraging words. I am a native of Catawba County. I was born and raised in the Vale community, where I attended Banoak Elementary, Blackburn Middle, and graduated from Fred T. Foard High School. I received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree is school administration from Appalachian State University. I began my teaching career at Banoak Elementary, where I taught 5th & 6th grades for 8 years. I then had the opportunity to become the assistant principal at Maiden Elementary in 2007, where I remained until accepting the principalship here at Catawba Elementary.
My wife, Olivia, and I live in the Newton area, with our dog, Jazzy. We love to travel, our favorite place to visit is always the beach. I also enjoy watching Tarheel basketball and Panthers football. I am anxious to meet each and every one of the students at Catawba Elementary and begin developing relationships with the families in the community. I am very proud to be a part of the Catawba community and look forward to continuing the tradition of success.