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Bearcat Freshman Orientation
7:50 am - 2:20 pm
Wednesday, September 3
School Gym

Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

June 2014

Parents and Families,

It is difficult to believe we are closing out another successful school year! This has been a tremendous spring semester for MHS. I have been impressed all year by the successes of our students and staff and this semester has been no different. I am so thankful for the support we receive from our parents, community and business partners. Watching their interactions with students and faculty reminds me why MHS truly is one of the best high schools in the nation.

During this semester, we also completed our HSPE, and of course exams for Algebra, Geometry and Biology in addition to Advanced Placement testing. While this was stressful, our students kept their focus and did a great job. As our testing responsibilities continue to grow, I am thankful for our diligent faculty and focused students. I am confident that our students, regardless of the testing situation, are some of the top performing students in the state. I am extremely proud of all of
the students’ hard work. It is obvious, to me, that our students take their education seriously and strive to do their best.

Making good choices also impacts academic achievement. Despite state law changes, public schools remain drug free for students and adults as required by federal law.

Unfortunately, with so much in the media that message may have been confusing for some. In fact, many of Monroe's young people report that they believe there would be little or no consequence from officials for making unhealthy choices. I believe school staff and families agree that drugs are not welcome on our campus. To help reinforce that message, this spring we have developed a plan for greater clarity about expectations and safety.

You may recall reading about the practice some schools use with drug-detection dogs. After a vigorous discussion among many, we are ready to begin that practice starting this month in our parking lot. Teams from Monroe Police and other local jurisdictions will be working with school administrators. Only school officials will record any vehicle data when dogs indicate a concern and only school officials will follow up with students and their families. School discipline will result as is appropriate depending on each student's situation. The goal of all school actions is to help young people make good choices and get any help they need to do that.

We strive to work with families to ensure youth get the help each needs to be successful. Below are a few of the resources families may also contact with questions or concerns.

Dave Ketchell, MHS Drug & Alcohol Counselor, 360.804.4530
Community Information Line, 425.258.4227

Research is very clear that families play a big role in helping teens make healthy choices. Below are online resources that may be helpful in opening important discussion at home. Talk, they hear you.


We believe families and school staff share the goal of wanting our students to make good choices for

John Lombardi
Principal, Monroe High School
Go Cats!

Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road.
Monroe, WA 98272-2819

Phone: 360-804-4500
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-4699
Counseling: 360-804-4503
Counseling Fax: 360-804-4698
Attendance: 360-804-4501
Athletics: 360-804-4511
Financial: 360-804-4513

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

John Lombardi
, Principal
Erick Aulabaugh, Assistant Principal
Mark Henderson, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Principal’s Secretary
Will Kahn, Dean of Students
TBD, Attendance Secretary
TBD, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, Financial Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Discipline Secretary
Judi Berry, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, serving students with last names A-La
Jane Stevens, Counselor, serving students with last names Le-Z
Tammy Amador, Counselor, serving students with last names 9th graders and students with bilingual families
TBA, Counselor serving students with special needs
Beth Sabel, Counseling Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse

Daily Bulletin

Today's MHS Bulletin 






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Our community offers many opportunities for youth to enrich learning, Monroe Public Schools publishes notices from not-for-profit groups offering such activities on this website under Community Notices. Paper copies are often also available in the main office at our schools.

MHS logoMHS links:

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.

Norton | Cyber Sitter | Net Nanny | Surf Watch | Cyber Patrol


Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4695

E-mail: parents-mhs@monroe.wednet.edu

2013-14 Bearcat Pride Membership Form

2013-2014 Bearcat Pride Officers are:


    • Nikki Ehni
    • Bobi Haugen

Co-Vice President:

    • Mindy Broman
    • Kathy Bolstad


    • Teresa Allen-Martin


    • Jen Caldwell

Please let us know how we may help you throughout the school year.

Patty Johnston in the Career Center is a great resource. It is never too early to ask questions!  


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


Ablutz, Kathy

Athletic Secretary

Aboen, Barb


Adams, Samuel 9th Grade Humanities/English Samuel Adams

Akesson, Karl


Alice, Paula RN

Health Room

Allen, Joshua

9th Grade Humanities/English

Alvarez, Conseulo



Amador, Tammy

Counselor 9th graders and students from Spanish speaking families


Anderson, Linda



Aulabaugh, Erick

Assistant Principal

Bare, Dan

US History & Government

Benitz, Tricia



Berg, Misty

World Literature/Reading

Berry, Judi


Blaine, Karen

Biology/Zoology/Marine Biology

Bogesvang, Jim



Bowers, Tonya

Learning Specialist


Brekke, Becky

ASB Secretary

Brekke, Dave

Algebra/Math Analysis

Burrington, Dianne

Custodial staff

Capili, Sarah Paraeducator  

Carroll, Donna


Caruso, Anna


Caruso, Vince Horticulture  
Chadwick, Heather Health  

Chalfant, Matt

Learning Specialist


Coe, Andrew

Spanish/US History

Creager, Sue

Credit Specialist

Darrow, Scott


Davis, Melissa

Lead Secretary





Dow, Susan

Learning Specialist

Flood, Tara Algebra  

Foote, Amy


Foster, Sarah

World History

Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist  
Glover, Jayme Counselor serving students with special needs  

Hallanger, Sharol

Learning Specialist

Sharon Hallanger

Hanley, Diane

Learning Specialist

Haynie, Andy

Body Conditioning/Team Sports

Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal  

Henderson, Neil

Geometry/Math Analysis

Hilt, Janet



Holt, Lena

Kitchen staff


Horner, Tyson

US History/Leadership

Hudson, Stephanie



Hurley, Carol


Hyde, Ryan Choir  

Jaap, Jodi

Kitchen staff


Johnson, Holly

American Lit/English

Johnson, Jaime

English /Writing

Johnson, Jodi

Kitchen staff

Johnston, Patty

Career Center

Jones, Michael Learning Specialist  

Kahn, Will

Dean of Students


Ketchell, Dave

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Kothenbeutel, Jennifer Spanish  
Krufka, Seth American/World Literature  

Kuether, Wendy



Lavin, Alia


Alia Lavin

Letcher, Dave

Custodial staff


Lombardi, John


Lowe, Anne

Animal Science

Anne Lowe
Lunstrum, Laura Special Education  

Mahaney, Lisa


Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist  
McAndrew, Lisa Learning Specialist  
McCutchan, Rich Technical Education  

McDaniel, Bill



McDaniels, Heather

Kitchen staff


McKelvey, Teri

Kitchen staff


McKenzie, Steve


Mirsky, Garrett Art  

Morrison, Ken


Nash, Robert

Custodial staff

Nelson, Jill Paraeducator  

Nesland, Kendra


Ogenoski, Hannah Family & Consumer Science, Health  

O'Hare, Jenny

9th Grade Humanities

Olson, Terry


Orr, Keith

9th Grade Humanities

Ottini, Alan

Business Math/ Culminating Challenge

Pastrana, Landa English Language Learners  

Pearce, Inessa



Pierce, April

Custodial staff

Potoshnik, Mark 9th Grade Humanities/Government  
Reed, Melissa English/History and Drama  

Reyling, Laureen


Roberts, Samantha Science  

Rosas, Judith

Assistant Principal

Royce, Ashley Algebra  

Sabel, Beth

Counseling Secretary


Sarr-Lewis, Jessica

Western/American Literature

Jessica Sarr-Lewis
Saulsman, Brian Librarian  
Sevier, Heather Sports Medicine  

Sheckells, Theresa

Physical Science/Chemistry

Shell, Allan


Silpakit, Peter


Springer, Anja Learning Specialist  

Squier, Nichole

History, 9th grade Humanities

Nicole Squier

Stanton, Giles

Creative Writing/Western Literature

Stauffer, Edna Student Store  

Stevens, Jane

Counselor Le-Z

Stroble, Jeanna


Tuiasosopo, Ashley Math  

Vance, Tracy

American Literature/9th Grade Humanities, Cheer Advisor


Vandemoortele, Jill

Counselor serving students with special needs


Vaughn, Christopher

Security Specialist


Vaught, Rachel


Vigus, Darby

Marketing/Career Choices


Vos, Kathy



Wallace, Kathy

Discipline Secretary

Walsh, Mary


Werder, Sarah Health  

White, Lisa

Instrumental Music

Wichser, Kathi


Willians, David Career and Technical Ed  
Wilmore, Dominique Art  

Wold, Nick


Wolfe, Nick

Physical Science

Wood, Tyler Math  

Woodard, Lisa

Counselor A-La

Wray, Shane Reading Specialist  



Monroe High School is a community of lifelong learners in which staff, students, parents and citizens cooperatively interact in a safe environment. This relationship provides meaningful, diversified opportunities to develop attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for successful living in a changing world. We value the past, recognize responsibility to present and have goals for the future.