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Hidden River Middle School


Brett Wille

June 9, 2016

Principal's Message

Happy Last Newsletter HRM Families!

Our last newsletter means school is almost over and summer is upon us. I know the kids have been super excited to put this school year to bed and are getting restless as they look forward to their much deserved summer break. This is a time of year when the 8th graders are especially ready for their next challenge in life … high school! It's always a bitter sweet time for them … leaving middle school can be hard (and sad) for many, but most of them seem to be looking for-ward to "moving up" to the high school where they will apply the things they've learned the past few years, test their maturity, and begin to develop as young adults. One of the indicators, in my book, of whether or not we've done a great job at Hidden River is watching our 8th graders leave us, looking for signs that they are going to miss their experience here and, in some ways, wish they didn't have to leave. I know I can say that is the case for some, hopefully most, but certainly not for all of our 8th grade students. This means we still have a long way to go here at Hidden River to make this the school we want it to be … I thank these wonderful students for helping us realize that as we continue to improve and grow every year.

Having said that, our 8th grade class is truly going to be missed by all of us next year. This is a wonderful group of students … so many of them have done great things here, playing an integral role in helping us establish our Core Values as we begin to create a Hidden River where ALL students are successful and where ALL students feel safe and cared for. When remembering this class I will think of the countless hours that Victor Faulring and Paul Melnichuk have logged in serving our school as leaders and ASB officers. I'll remember the group of boys, as 6th graders, in my first year here that asked me to play football with them every day at break and at lunch … Blake Rybar, Danny Allen, Grant Styles, Damon Diener, Darrell Ellison, and many others. I'll remember Amelia Rukman's positive and chipper spirit in the hallways every day, Zoie Hiatt always teasing me about something, and Mireya Martinez's smile. I'll remember incredible growth shown in 3 years by Ethan Hallett, Morgan Van Der Linden, Taylor Gonzalez, Cole Hawkins, Maddie Jordan, and so many other students that I'm going to greatly miss. This 8th grade group has many wonderful traits, not the least of which is their ability and desire to have fun! No matter what the situation or what the circumstance, this group of kids enjoys making the most of life, which is going to serve them well as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.

I wish all of you the very best and, as always, I want to thank your amazing parents and family members that have traveled this road with you, supported our school in so many countless ways, and been an integral part of our Hidden River community. All of you will be greatly missed, we hope you come back and visit often, and good luck on the wonderful journey that lies ahead! GO HAWKS!

Brett Wille

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4101

Hidden River Middle School
9224 Paradise Lake Road
Snohomish, WA 98296-7145

Phone: 360-804-4100
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-4199

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4101

Brett Wille, Principal
Joe Delp, Assistant Principal
Liz Holton, Office Manager
Deborah Schelfhout, Attendance Secretary
Kathi Yingling, ASB, Counseling Secretary
Judy Aaby, Athletic Secretary
Michelle Simeoni, Counselor

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2015-2016 Officers are:

  • President:
    • Jon Langston
  • Vice President:
    • Tracey Nordby
  • Co-Secretary:
    • Jana Meyers
    • Tracie Kelly
  • Co-Treasurer:
    • Corinne Barinaga
    • Erika Frederick


Schedule of Early Dismissals, Vacations, Conferences

For the most current calendar of events, watch for the weekly Hidden River Headlines.

Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.

The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.

Staff Telephone Directory

Aaby, Judy Athletic Secretary  
Bean, Katie Art  
Bell, Jill Food Services  
Bennett, Tara 6th Grade Humanities /ELL
Bircher, Mark PE  

Bustamante, Sherah

Chartrand, Isabelle Food Services  
Chickering, Suzanne Band
Christian, Mary Paraeducator  
Clem, Jennifer 7th/8th Math / Digitools  
Cloute, Heather 8th Grade Humanities, Health
Delp, Joe Assistant Principal / Athletic Director  
Depner, Stan Custodian  
Erickson, Kerry 6th Math  
Eshelman, Jennifer (Katie) Paraeducator  
Fordham, Jennifer 6th Grade Humanities, 7th Grade Science
Gnojewski, Carol 7th Grade Humanities, Digitools
Haberlack, Tamara 6th & 7th Grade Science
Hannan, Steve PE/Health / Social Studies
Hermes, DeAnn Librarian  
Holton, Liz Office Manager  
Kirk, Christina 7th Grade Humanities, Digitools
Koon, Alison 6th & 8th Grade Science
Lampers, Cynthia 7th Grade Humanities / 8th Read Int / Leadership  
LaPine, Kelly Paraeducator  
Larson, Joe 6th & 8th Grade Math, Algebra  
Lendy, Curtis Learning Specialist
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist  
Myers, Carena Paraeducator  
Ness, Janet 1 on 1  
Norris, Chance Physical Therapist  
Oestreich, Robin 8th Grade Humanities
Robertson, Sam 6th/8th Science  
Schelfhout, Deborah Assistant Secretary  
Simeoni, Michelle Counselor
Solo, Kristine Spanish  
Strom-Galloway, Sharyn Custodian  
Svee, Traci Learning Specialist  
Tellez, Maria Custodian  
Turner, Stephanie Learning Specialist  
Twedt, Anna 75h/8th Math / Robotics  
Urbanowski, Nicole Occupational Therapist  
Valluzzi, Holly 6th Grade Humanities / 7th Read Int.
Wille, Brett Principal  
Yingling, Kathi Assistant Secretary  


Our Purpose at Hidden River is to to create an environment that ensures ALL students learn the necessary skills , from academic to citizenship, to be successful in middle school and beyond.

   Have a Positive Attitude
   Act with Integrity
   Wholehearted Respect       
   Keep our Commitments
   Serve our Community