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Hidden River Middle School


Brett Wille

May 26, 2016

Principal's Message

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Hidden River Families!

What a great couple of weeks it's been around here at Hidden River! Our kids finished up SBAC testing with a bang, completing their Math testing and putting the state testing requirements behind us for another year. I know it feels good, especially for the students, to have that in the rear-view mirror. We are EXTREMELY proud of them and the effort they gave this year … it was truly inspiring.

However, the best part of last week and this week were the amazing performances by both our Drama, Band, and Art students. On Friday and Saturday we were treated to an unbelievable performance by the drama cast and crew in their performance of The Little Mermaid. The way the kids got into character, their amazing singing abilities, and how much fun they had … I couldn't have been more proud! My wife and two kids came to the production for the first time and they were blown away. I watched my son and daughter captivated throughout the entire show and my wife kept commenting to me afterwards that she couldn't believe middle school kids could perform at that level. What a great compliment that is to the kids and their commitment as well as the remarkable guidance of Mrs. Gnojewski, Mrs. Chickering, and Ms. Simeoni. Kudos to all of those involved with the production, including the many parents that helped plan the event, set up the desserts, get the coffee ready, decorate the tables, etc.

We also had an amazing spring band concert and art show this week, ending with 3 very inspiring perfor-mances by the 8th graders and a wonderful display of creative artwork in the cafeteria. Every year I'm just beside myself at how incredible the 8th grade musicians are by the end of their middle school years. If you closed your eyes and listened to the music without knowing it was coming from 13 and 14 year olds, you would think the performers were much older and more experienced than they are … it truly is that good. The artwork on display was equally impressive … it's always astounding to see how Mrs. Bean molds and develops our young artists throughout the year. At the end of the band concert it was cool to see several of the 8th graders take the mic and talk about the impact that Mrs. Chickering has had on them, both musically and in their development as people. One student was in tears talking about the difference that Mrs. Chickering has made on his life the past 3 years … I'm not sure there is a better compliment to be given to a teacher than that. I know Mrs. Chickering was truly moved and humbled by the kind words that the kids shared.

The Drama and Band performances and incredible works of art on display caused me to reflect on how important it is for us to develop well-rounded kids as they progress through middle school. Programs and activities like these ensure that our kids are having a great middle school experience and learning so many important skills and qualities that will not only make them successful students, but will make them suc-cessful people as they grow and develop. I'm truly proud of these programs and excited to see them continue to improve and expand in the years to come.

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

Daily Bulletin
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August: 08-28-15

September: 09-10-15, 09-24-15

October: 10-08-15, 10-22-15

November: 11-05-15, 11-19-15

December: 12-03-15, 12-17-15

January: 01-14-16, 01-28-16

February: 02-11-16, 02-25-26

March: 03-10-16, 03-24-16

April: 04-07-16, 04-28-16

May: 05-12-16, 05-26-16


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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  
Aal (Pape), Ciara Paraeducator  
Bean, Katie Art  
Bell, Jill Food Services  
Bennett, Tara 6th Grade Humanities /ELL
Bircher, Mark PE  
Brady, Brena HR Assistant  

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  
Spivey, Michelle 8th Grade Humanities
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  
Witruk, Tanya Learning Specialist  
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