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Hidden River Middle School


Brett WilleJanuary 28, 2016

A message from our counselor

As the end of the semester nears, it’s a good time for students and parents to take stock of this
quarter’s academic success and think about what worked well and where improvements can be
made. One tool that all students have access to is an agenda. Students who use their agendas
consistently tend to do better in school. Here are some ideas for successful agenda use: the
teacher posts assignments in a way that can be copied into the agenda; the student writes the assignment in the agenda regardless of whether or not the assignment was finished in class; parents and student conduct a daily five minute power meeting; the student completes their homework.

The five minute meeting consists of the following:

  • Ask your child this question: How do you know you learned at school today? This forces the student to reflect on the day in a positive way. When your child sees that you will ask this question daily, he/she will start paying attention to his/her learning.
  • Examine the agenda. Check to make sure it is filled out exactly as you and your student have agreed. If so, thank your student. Look for all classes to have something written. If students finished their work in class, that should be noted in the agenda.
  • Match what is written in the agenda with papers/books/worksheets from the backpack. Have them show you completed as well as incomplete work.
  • Look ahead in the agenda for upcoming projects and tests.
  • Affirmation. Let you student know they are capable of doing what’s expected with their best effort. Emphasize the impact their effort has on their achievement.
  • Have your student begin their homework.

This routine will take some getting used to and might be difficult at first, but eventually your student will understand that this support from you is an important part of their academic success. You can also encourage your student to take full advantage of Hawk Time, and Family Access is a good tool to use to check for any missing work.

One other great idea is to do a back pack clean out once a week. Remove any outdated or unwanted items and organize what needs to stay in the pack. The start of a new quarter is an especially great time for a back pack clean out of last quarter’s papers.

Finally, a big thank you to our WEB leaders who went into our 6th grade classrooms and taught a lesson on prioritizing your work andtime management.

It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the second half of the school year. By using these techniques all students can end the year successfully.

Michelle Simeoni
School Counselor

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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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  

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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 Speech & Language  
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.

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