Meet your Principal
Welcome to Olympic Families
I hope you are enjoying your summer and looking forward to the school year.
I am beginning my seventh year as Principal at Olympic Elementary School. I am proud to have spent all 26 years as an educator in the Longview School District. I began my career at Mint Valley Elementary School as a classroom teacher. Over the years, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. I was the Principal at Kessler Elementary School for ten years prior to my move to Olympic.
Working together to help our students reach their potential is at the core of our school vision. This requires good communication and teamwork between home and school. Please contact your child’s teacher whenever you have ideas, questions or concerns.
My focus for the school year is to continue to support students, staff and families with the end goal of success for all.
Welcome back to school! – Mike Mendenhall, Principal, Olympic Elementary School
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled” – Plutarch
Olympic Elementary School is a community of lifelong learners committed to continual improvement in academic and social leadership. Our staff and parents work in partnership to help students develop the necessary skills and attitudes to become responsible citizens in an ever-changing society. Our students are motivated and empowered to reach their full potential through a variety of engaging and relevant learning opportunities.