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Hidden River Middle School


Brett Wille

January 22, 2015

Hello Parents and Families,

February through April is a busy time of year with registration for next year, state testing, all of our clubs and sport are in full swing, and more. As such I've highlighted some of our most important dates and items below. Please read through them carefully and let us know if you have any questions. GO HAWKS!

Smarter Balanced Testing
With the exception of the Science MSP test, which is taken by 8th graders and is still in place for this year, all other MSP state testing for Math and Language Arts at each grade level is being replaced by the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Currently we are training staff on how to administer these assessments and very soon will be teaching students about the logistics for these test and letting them practice so they can be better prepared. 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 March 20th - March 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 laptop 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.

Parent Information Night
Because of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment, the changes to graduation requirements, the new requirement for 7th graders taking Washington State History, and more … both Park Place and Hidden River are hosting Parent Information Nights to review these topics and answer questions from parents.
The information presented at each information night is the same, so parents can attend the Hidden River parent night on February 11th or the Park Place Parent night on February 17th.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
For parents with incoming 6th graders, we are holding our Incoming 6th Grade Information Night on Wednesday, February 18th at Hidden River and on Thursday, February 19th at Park Place. Again, both information nights are exactly the same with the principals from both schools attending each night to
give students and parents an overview of middle school and to answer any questions.

Wrestling Bus to Park Place Middle
Good news! Student athletes that compete in Wrestling and in Track this spring will no longer need to get out of school early to get to Park Place for practice every day. The Transportation department is working on arranging a bus that will allow our athletes to leave school just after 2:20and still get to Park Place for practice, which will now start closer to 2:45. This is a big deal for our athletes now … they no longer will be missing class at the end of every day to get to practice.

7th Grade Parent Info
7th grade parents … please check with your student on Friday, January 23rd. They should be bringing home a letter that explains the Washington State History portion of their Language Arts block that will start in 3rd quarter. This is a new class and is also now a graduatoon requirement for high school. Students
must pass this class as 7th graders to be on track to graduate high school so obviously there are some major implications that students and parents need to be aware of. The information sheet sent home on Friday will explain further.

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

Daily Bulletin
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August: 08-22-14, 08-28-14

September: 09-11-14, 09-25-14

October: 10-09-14, 10-23-14

November: 11-06-14, 11-20-14

December: 12-04-14, 12-18-14

January: 01-08-15, 01-22-15






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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.

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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