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Hidden River Middle School


Brett Wille

Greetings Hidden River Families!
I hope this newsletter finds you well.  Well … spring break is only a couple of weeks away, which means we are smack in the middle of the "home-stretch" around here.  From now until June things start to get super busy … building the master schedule for next year, hiring for open positions, state testing during the month of May, and of course keeping a lid on our kiddos.  In middle school we often call this time of year "March Madness" for good reason … students can start to get a little squirrely and sometimes their behaviors start to head in the opposite direction of where we'd like them to be.  I've heard dozens of different explanations over the years … from the "spring is in the air" theory to the "they are unpredictable middle schoolers so get over it" approach.  Whatever the case may be, we've talked about being proactive rather than reactive and started to implement a few different things the past week or so to try and keep our students focused, respectful, positive, and engaged.  Our kids here at Hidden River are actually the most well-behaved and respectful group of students I've ever been around, so it's really not much of a "thing" at all, but regardless it's always good to get out ahead of it just in case. 

Most students have their pre-registration forms turned in for next year, so we can check that off the list of things to do.  Our next step is to start building a schedule that is intentional in placing them in the proper classes and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful.  It really is a student by student approach, so it will take us all the way until about June before we have  some initial drafts of what our schedule for next year will look like.  A special thanks to our "master schedule committee" of teachers that are helping out with this … Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Holeman, Mrs. Chickering, Ms. Simeoni, and Mrs. Haberlack. 

As far as the Smarter Balanced state testing goes in May, we are starting to prepare the students for that.  Being that this is our 3rd year with this type of test, which is taken on the computer, the students are pretty accustomed to how it works and how to navigate things.  Regardless, we will still re-train them and give them some practice so that they can do their best, which is personally my biggest goal for them.  The great thing this year is that we have 3 full computer labs and 4 more "labs on wheels" with our Chromebooks, so the impact of the testing schedule on the building has been greatly reduced.  Please pay special attention to the testing dates and reminders in our newsletters from now until May and let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding testing. 

Finally, a special thanks to the parents that were able to make it to our monthly principal chat this week.  Our conversations are always productive and this month we walked away with some great ideas on how to continue to improve things here at Hidden River.  I appreciate your partnership … good schools can't become great schools without that strong community and family connections, so THANK YOU!  

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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Important Notice About Internet Safety

The best way to protect children from online harm is to keep computers in a family area of the home. Visibility allows parents to look over the students' shoulders without being too oppressive. Young children should have a parental chaperone whenever they are on the Internet. Two sites that discuss these issues and offer advice can be found at www.safekids.com and www.safeteens.com.

Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4195



2016-2017 Officers are:

  • President:
    • Jon Langston
  • Vice President:
    • Erika Frederick
  • Secretary:
    • Postion Open
  • Co-Treasurer:
    • Corinne Barinaga
    • 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
Bean, Katie Art
Bell, Jill Food Services
Bennett, Tara 6th Grade Humanities /ELL
Bircher, Mark PE
Bustamante, Sherah Nurse
Byerly, Monica Learning Specialist
Chartrand, Isabelle Food Services
Chickering, Suzanne Band
Christian, Mary Paraeducator
Cloute, Heather 8th Grade Humanities, Health
Danner, Shannon Paraeducator
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
Green, Carly 8th Humanities/Reading Int
Haberlack, Tamara 7th Grade Science
Hannan, Steve PE/Health / Social Studies
Hermes, DeAnn Librarian
Holeman, Carrie 6th Humanities
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator
Holton, Liz Office Manager
Kerr, Kristen Learning Specialist
Kirk, Christina 7th Grade Humanities, Digitools
Lampers, Cynthia 7th Grade Humanities / 8th Read Int / Leadership
LaPine, Kelly Food Services
Larson, Joe 6th Math & Algebra
Lendy, Curtis Learning Specialist
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist
Myers, Carena Paraeducator
Nelson, Jennifer 7th/8th Math / Digitools
Ness, Janet 1 on 1
O'Neill, Anne Paraeducator
Pedack, Laura Learning Specialist
Pine, Gerri Paraeducator
Robertson, Sam 6th Science
Schelfhout, Deborah Assistant Secretary
Simeoni, Michelle Counselor
Sooter, Gary 8th Science
Strom-Galloway, Sharyn Custodian
Tellez, Maria Custodian
Thompson, Holly OT/PT
Twedt, Anna 75h/8th Math / Robotics
Valluzzi, Holly 6th Grade Humanities and Social Studies
Wilber, Amanda Learning Specialist
Wille, Brett Principal
Wylie, Kristine Spanish
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