Principal's Welcome

Brandon Olson

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Brandon N. Olson, Principal


Welcome to West Elementary's website, we hope you find everything you need.  Should you not be able to find something, please feel free to contact the office for further guidance and help at 423-586-1263.


Welcome Back!

We are very excited to see your students again after a long summer break!  The 2023-2024 school year is going to be the best yet!

For those new to our school, we ask that you follow West Elementary on Facebook for the most up-to-date information concerning our school, sign up for a Parent Portal Account, and sign up for the Hamblen County Schools 'School Messenger' app - all of which are located on the District's website (

As we kick off this school year, we ask that you check your student's backpack and folders nightly as many important papers will be coming home in the next few weeks.  Should you have any questions about how to fill out specific paperwork, please don't hesitate to contact the school for assistance and guidance.  

As the school speeds into full gear, we ask that you do the following at home on a daily basis:

(1) Read at least 30 minutes per day.  This can be accomplished by parents reading to their children in lower grades.

(2) Do not neglect math!  Have your students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, depending on grade.  If you are unsure what is grade appropriate, please email your child's teacher as they will be happy to help.

(2) Encourage your students to get on a computer and access any one of the many online academic portals (for example: ABC Mouse, Educational Galaxy, Zearn, MobyMax, IXL, Teach Your Monster to Read, etc.).

(3) Reach out to your student's teacher and ask for guidance.  They are here to help!  Email is the best method of communication - please access their correct email on this website, or use the ClassTag app. 

(4) Love on them and reassure them that everything is going to be okay.  The start of a new school year can be a daunting thing!  We are here for your child and your family, and will be happy to help in any way.  Please reach out to us if you have any specific needs and we will do whatever we can to help!


And, in closing around here we always end with...                     Dream It, Believe It, and Achieve It,