Monroe Public Schools: Monroe, Washington 98272
Catch up on all the bond updates on the new webpage: Your tax Dollars at Work: Bond 2015.
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(Use link above for a 24/7 view of Park Place Middle modernization)
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!
Thank you for choosing our public schools for your family. It is an honor to partner with you this year. With your partnership, our schools are gaining recognition for student success. Recently both Monroe High School and Sky Valley Education Center earned medals in the U.S. News and & World Report rankings for best schools. Of course, your support and the backing from our community was vital to the plan underway now to improve many of our school buildings.
To be successful partners we need to share information so please let us know your questions and comments. There is a special ‘Questions” link on the front page of our website (www. monroe.wednet.edu).
From our perspective below are the –
6 top “need to knows” for starting school this September:
2016-17 school calendar – Postcard printed with this year’s student calendar should be arriving in the U.S. Mail soon. This one-page, easy reference is also available online. School officially begins on Thursday, September 8 which allows for early start activities for 6th and 9th graders on Wednesday, September 7.
In addition, families with kindergarten students will be invited to a “connections” appointment on either September 7, 8 or 9. Families are their child’s first teacher so our staff members are excited to learn from them and begin our formal partnership in their child’s learning. Regular Kindergarten class schedules begin Monday, September 12
2016-17 Handbook offering lots of information to help families and schools stay on the same page regarding the rights and responsibilities of both including the release of directory information.
Applications for free or reduced price school meals as eligibility must be renewed each year. A special event to help families complete their applications is set for 2 to 5 pm on Thursday, September 1 in the Frank Wagner Elementary School gym (115 Dickinson Street just off Main Street in downtown Monroe).
Visit Family Access to learn more about class schedules, bus routes and your child’s progress. Families may also sign up for a new program starting this year to receive text messages with important school news.
Link to Student Residency Questionnaire to provide support to families experiencing loss of housing or economic hardship
Online calendar of school events including back to school “socials”. This calendar easily syncs with many home electronic calendars and prints on standard sized paper.
Again, thank you for the opportunity to be your partner in your child’s education. I am confident that by working together this will be another year of successful learning.
See you in September,
Dr. Fredrika Smith
Monroe Public Schools provides an outstanding education that results in all students having a passion for learning.
NOTE: If your circumstances have changed and your family will not be joining Monroe this fall please use the link below to let us know so we can work with your child’s new school for a successful transition. Update us!
- School supply lists - Every child is entitled to a free and appropriate public education. Some families want to support their child's learning by providing basic supplies. Remember many items can be used year after year so check what is on hand before purchasing. Below are links to each elementary school's list of suggested supplies that support their school's educational program. Also below is a 'basic' list of suggestions to get started at middle school and high school as each student's schedule will dictate what best support his or her classes.
- Assignments to prepare for September and catch up - Students enrolled in next year's Honors and Advanced Placement classes already have homework. Check out the links below for those assignments as well as ways to practice math concepts and catch up on Washington State History.
- 24/7 camera films modernization of Park Place Middle - Crews are already preparing for the modernization project to begin at Park Place Middle School, 1408 West Main Street, immediately after the last day of school. Use the link above to see their progress. This $69 million project, funded by local and state dollars, is the largest endeavor approved by voters in 2015. Construction will require three summers and two school years to be completed. Learn more ...
- Cat Tracks Club welcomes senior citizens - With sports, music and drama all underway, senior citizens are invited to join Monroe High's Cat Tracks Club to enjoy special benefits with home sporting events, school concerts and student drama productions. Learn more...
Questions? We are here to help!
- District Office: 360-804-2500
- School Board
- District Administration: 360-804-2500
- Superintendent: 360-804-2501
- Assistant Superintendent - Instruction: 360-804-2550
- Assistant Superintendent - Operations: 360-804-2570
- Human Resources: 360-804-2530
- Chain Lake Elementary School: 360-804-3100
- Frank Wagner Elementary School: 360-804-3300
- Fryelands Elementary School: 360-804-3400
- Maltby Elementary School: 360-804-3500
- Salem Woods Elementary School: 360-804-3600
- Hidden River Middle School: 360-804-4100
- Park Place Middle School: 360-804-4300
- Monroe High School: 360-804-4500
- Leaders in Learning: 360-804-2800
- Sky Valley Education Center: 360-804-2700
- Transportation: 360-804-2650
- Special Ed Service: 360-804-2600
- Special Programs: 360-804-2550
- Community Schools: 360-804-2570
- Staff Phone Directory
- Use this link to check School and Bus Schedule Updates
- What school will my child attend? Interactive School Boundaries Map
- Fast Facts about Monroe Public Schools
- Monroe Public Schools Foundation
- Monroe Public Schools District Improvement Plan
- ASB Reports
- ASB Reports - WAVA
- Park Place Middle School solar panel project
- Report Card – District-wide
- School Schedules
- Class Reunion Information/contacts
- Local Weather
- Enrollment Options in Washington State
- Where are our schools?
- Have a question for us?
- Contact Monroe Public Schools (click on the
Contact Us tab above)
- Contact Monroe Public Schools (click on the Contact Us tab above)
Applications are available in English and Spanish and can be obtained from your neighborhood school or the Monroe Public Schools Administration Building, 200 East Fremont in downtown Monroe. For more information contact the Communications Office at 360.804.2503. This includes the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Background Check form.
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Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on August 10, 2009
To fulfill our vision, the Monroe Public Schools will provide a safe, nurturing learning environment with a highly qualified, effective staff; promote active, engaging instruction for all students; and partner with families and community support agencies in order to ensure a learning community that practices shared leadership, embraces diversity and demonstrates a belief that each child can succeed.
Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on December 14, 2009
AREAS OF FOCUS
• Increase Academic Rigor of Programs
• Develop a Comprehensive Assessment Program
• Advance the Capacity of the Organization to Learn and Improve
• Close the Achievement Gap for Underrepresented Groups by Improving
Systems of Support for Students Struggling Academically and Socially
• Expand Opportunities for Students to Participate in Enrichment and
• Rebuild District Operations and Infrastructure to Support Student Learning
• Build Access to Appropriate Technology and its Integration in the Learning Environment
• Enhance School Safety and Climate
• Expand Community Connections Through Communications and Meaningful Involvement
Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on September 26, 2011.
- 08-19-16 - Community Schools Instructors sought
- 06-23-16 - Groundbreaking of Park Place Modernization project
- 06-16-16 - Sky Valley students "letter" in community service
- 06-09-16 - Monroe students get gold at Scholastic Art Awards
- 06-03-16 - Construction begins on Park Place Modernization Project
- 06-03-16 - MHS computer science student wins laptop
- 06-02-16 - MHS Youth Coalition earns Healthy Communities Award
- 06-02-16 - CLE 2nd graders get "hands on" lesson in telling time
- 05-18-16 - HRMS Students design and test heart valves
- 05-12-16 - Local schools win state academic awards
- 05-12-16 - Volunteers needed to work on budget for 2016-17 school year
- 05-11-16 - Frame the future of Monroe Schools on June 18
- 05-10-16 - MHS Alum member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- 05-10-16 - Career & College Ready Seminar to begin July 5
- 05-10-16 - Online Credit and Retrieval Classes to be held this summer
- 05-06-16 - Summer Feeding Program begins June 27
- 05-06-16 - MHS presents "Big Fish"
- 05-03-16 - MHS Sports Medicine students win honors
- 04-26-16 - MHS students compete at DECA Internationals
- 04-26-16 - Maltby's Principal McKerney wins award
- 04-22-16 - Hidden River announces performances of "Little Mermaid"
- 04-07-16 - 2016 Report to the Community
- 04-07-16 - Frank Wagner sets "Pi Night" for April 20
- 03-30-16 - STEM Learning Expo set for April 6
- 03-30-16 - Sky Valley Community Schools announce spring/summer classes
- 03-18-16 - Park Place students win NAACP Prodigies for Peace contest
- 03-18-16 - MHS Ball Field Ribbon Cutting held March 14
- 03-17-16 - Skykomish Valley Indian Education hosts Evening of Native Culture March 26
- 03-11-16 - MHS student collects jeans for homeless teens
- 03-10-16 - A Hidden Crisis - Adverse Childhood Experiences - March 22
- 03-04-16 - Ribbon cutting for new ball field March 14
- 03-02-16 - Rapid Responder kept children safe during flood-caused transportation challenges
- 02-19-16 - Primary students celebrate 100th day of learning
- 02-19-16 - Haley Amenn wins space art award
- 02-19-16 - Elementary coding clubs underway
- 02-09-16 - Kindergarten Info Night set for March 1
- 02-09-16 - Sky Valley Community Schools seek instructors
- 02-01-16 - MPS & Chartwells host Winter Taste Washington Feb. 3
- 01-30-16 - Maltby students explore the world of engineering
- 01-28-16 - Frank Wagner hosts Family Literacy Festival
- 01-26-16 - Community Education Series announced
- 01-26-16 - Newest MHS Hall of Famers to be inducted January 29
- 01-23-16 - Three Monroe musicians selected for All State Band
- 01-22-16 - Kindergarten Information Night to be held March 1
- 01-12-16 - MPS presents State of the District to Chamber of Commerce
- 01-08-16 - MPS Baseball's Jared Cogar signs with Central
- 12-16-15 - SVEC wins Best Small Delegation Award at Pacific Model UN
- 12-15-15 - GearUp grad Cody Dean takes on grad school
- 12-10-15 - Monroe's Karen Rosencrans named Western Washington's Best Principal
- 12-02-15 - Baylor signs MHS gymnast
- 11-20-15 - Fryelands Food Drive takes over principal's office
- 11-18-15 - Sky Valley Junior to chair Model UN Commission
- 11-12-15 - Dictionaries from Tualco Grange to to Monroe 3rd graders
- 11-06-15 - Fall 2015 - News from Monroe Public Schools
- 11-06-15 - MHS October Scholars of the Month selected
- 11-05-15 - Monroe one of first to roll out new safety system
- 10-29-15 - Three MHS Scholars receive National Merit recognition
- 10-22-15 - Salem Woods boosts school pride
- 10-21-15 - Monroe's Mary Myers receives School Nurse Administrator Award
- 10-15-15 - Food Day at Fryelands brings bounty of local farms
- 10-08-15 - Financial Aid Night hosted by MHS Career Center - Oct. 27
- 10-08-15 - Monroe's Stanton is YMCA Student of the Year
- 09-28-15 - Feedback needed on Park Place modernization plans
- 09-18-15 - Community Meeting at Park Place Oct. 15
- 09-16-15 - Sky Valley Community Schools seeks instructors
- 09-04-15 - Walk Your Child to School Day Sept. 15
- 09-02-15 - TEALS comes to MHS
- 09-01-15 - Maureen Sullivan works with Jumpstart students
- 08-14-15 - MPD visits Summer Lunch Program
- 08-10-15 - MHS Jr is Sno Isle's Vet Assisting Student of the Year
Our school newsletters will highlight new postings twice a month. Our goal is to refresh this page at the start of each month and then again in the middle of the month. This is definitely a work in progress so please let us know your suggestions for improvement.
If your organization is interested in taking advantage of this new process, please complete the Request for Distribution form and return it to the Superintendent’s Office.
By email to MooreB@monroe.wednet.edu
By fax to 360.804.2529
By mail to Superintendent’s Office, Monroe Public Schools Administration Building, 200 East Fremont, Monroe WA 98272
Or in person.
Questions? – contact Barb Moore by email or by telephone 360.804.2502.
- 09-24-16 - Community Concert & Silent Auction
- 09-28-16 - YMCA adaptive Basketball
- 09-30-16 - Thumbnail Theater
- 09-30-16 - YMCADance Fall
- 10-05-2016 - Monroe Library-Screen Agers
- 10-08-2016 - Monroe Library-Screen Agers
- 10-10-16 - Health Youth Survey
- 10-31-16 - Campfire
- 10-31-16 - Girl Scouts
- 11-11-16 - Thumbnail Theater-Classes
- 11-12-16 - Youth Sports Festival Flyer
- 06-30-17 - Schack Art Center
- Our district is participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th – 21st.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.