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Hidden River Middle School


Brett Wille

March 5, 2015

Greetings Parents and Families,

Welcome to March!   It's crazy to think we are well into the 2nd half of the school year and that Spring is upon us.  This is a super busy time of year for us with state testing starting soon and registration for next year happening as well.  It's during these busy times that communication is of utmost importance, so please let us know if you or your students have questions or concerns that need to be addressed.

Recently we've assessed our attendance policies, both at HRM and district-wide, and we've realized that there are a few areas that we need to improve upon to be in-line with our district policies and procedures.  The first area is with regards to parents excusing absences for their children.  For an absence to be considered as "Excused", absences must be called into our attendance office, or a note must be brought in, no more than 3 school days after the absence (72 hours).  Anything after that must be considered "Unexcused".  The second area that we are shoring up is with regards to students and families going on vacation or having a pre-arranged absence during the school year.  These pre-arranged absences are supposed to be approved ahead of time and we are going to start following that expectation.  The attached form should be used for this purpose and we are asking for at least 10 days notice so the teachers have plenty of time to get the work together.  Please refer to the attached Board Policy for more details and don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions. 

Just a reminder that our state testing for Smarter Balanced is just around the corner.  The dates for the Language Arts assessment will be prior to spring break, from March 23rd to April 1st and the Math assessment will be after spring break, from April 20th –April 29th.  Please help us by not scheduling appointments for your students or planning vacations during these testing windows as it makes it very difficult to get all of the students through these required assessments.  Also, these assessments are taken on-line and each student will be using a computer or lap-top to complete the assessments.  Because of this they each will be using head-phones or ear-buds and we are encouraging them to bring their own.

A special shout out to two students recognized last week for modeling our Core Values at Hidden River … Edwin Ayala for his positive attitude around campus and Maddy Axelson for her commitment to learning.  We are proud of these students, and many others, for continually working to model great behavior and set a positive example for others to follow.   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, Secretary
Deborah Schelfhout, Attendance Secretary
Kathi Yingling, ASB, Counseling Secretary
Judy Aaby, Athletic Secretary
Michelle Simeoni, Counselor

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4195



2014-2015 Officers are:

  • President:
    • Kim Cripe
  • Co-Vice President:
    • Lisa Terry
    • Corinne Barinaga
  • Co-Secretary:
    • Jamie Tuthill
    • Terri Klemmer
  • Treasurer:
    • Tracey Nordby


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  
Baker, Sarah Paraeducator  
Bell, Jill Food Services  
Bennett, Tara 6th Grade Humanities
Bircher, Mark PE  
Brady, Brena Paraeducator  

Bustamante, Sherah

Cavigli, Victoria 6th & 7th Grade Math  
Chickering, Suzanne Band
Christian, Mary Paraeducator  
Cizek, Janice 6th Grade, Math
Cloute, Heather 8th Grade Humanities, Health
Delp, Joe Assistant Principal  
Depner, Stan Custodian  
Fordham, Jennifer 6th Grade Humanities, 7th Grade Science
Frye, Jeremy Psychologist  
Gnojewski, Carol 7th Grade Humanities, Digitools
Haberlack, Tamara 6th & 7th Grade Science
Hannan, Steve PE/Health
Holton, Liz Lead Secretary  
Kirk, Christina 7th Grade Humanities, Digitools
Koon, Alison 6th & 8th Grade Science
Lampers, Cynthia 7th Grade Humanities  
Larson, Joe 6th & 8th Grade Math, Algebra  
Lendy, Curtis Learning Specialist
Ligman, Karen Paraeducator  
Oestreich, Robin 8th Grade Humanities
Oldfield, Scott 6th & 8th Grade Science  
Overturf, Karen Custodian  
Pape, Ciara Paraeducator  
Schelfhout, Deborah Assistant Secretary  
Simeoni, Michelle Counselor
Smith, Janet Paraeducator  
Spivey, Michelle 8th Grade Humanities
Svee, Traci Learning Specialist  
Tellez, Maria Custodian  
Turner, Stephanie Speech & Language  
Valluzzi, Holly 6th Grade Humanities
Waller, Colin 7th & 8th Grade Math, Robotics
Wille, Brett Principal  
Wiseman, Angela Nurse  
Witruk, Tanya Learning Specialist  
Yingling, Kathi Assistant Secretary  
Yunker, Rebecca Learning Specialist
Yusko, Shauna Librarian  


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