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Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

October 2016

Parents and Families,

The idea of community is one aspect of Monroe High School that we cherish and are continually making better. As the student leadership of Monroe High School is actively planning the Homecoming events for the week of October 17-22, 2016, community is at the forefront of their goals for celebrating the traditions of Monroe’s Homecoming. In an effort to focus on community, and especially the unity aspect of community, Monroe’s ASB has deliberately and intentionally discussed how we honor our student body at a time when school pride is at a high. Therefore, this year, Homecoming Court Royalty is chosen based off their involvement within the school and the strength of character (revolving mostly around their honesty, respect, kindness and service). Each active club, large group (such as band and choir), and fall sport will nominate two seniors they believe embody the above traits. Along with 2 underclassmen from each grade level, 2 life skills students as our Duke and Duchess, this will give us around 60 seniors to honor as our 2016 Homecoming Court. These nobility will show their school what they have to offer by kicking off Homecoming with a food drive that will support Sky Valley Food Bank. As part of the competition to be named Homecoming Monarchy, the kids will earn points for the amount of food they collect, student voting, and end the week in a competition during the Pep Assembly that will decide the Homecoming King and Queen. The court will also be honored at a Coronation Dessert on Monday, October 17th at 6pm in the PAC and during our annual half-time show at the Homecoming game vs. Jackson High School on October 21st, 2016. Bearcat Fair will take place from 4-6pm before the Football game and show the best of our MHS community by highlighting our clubs and groups who will be creating activities, games and fun for our entire community. This free event will take place outside the stadium. The Homecoming dance will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 811pm in the Commons. As with every year, we look forward to celebrating the community of Monroe, the alumni and current student body of Monroe High School through our Homecoming events and we hope that you make it out to support all the great things our kids are doing to make Monroe a great place to be a Bearcat.

MHS Homecoming Events 2016
  Friday, October 14, 2016: HC Kick-Off Assembly 9:20am
  Monday, October 17th, 2016: Coronation Dessert 6pm
  Friday, October 21st, 2016: HC Pep Assembly 9:20am
  Bearcat Fair 4-6pm
  Homecoming Football Game and Half-time Show
  Saturday, October 22, 2016: Homecoming Dance 8-11pm

Go Bearcats!

John Lombardi

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
Jeanette Seimers, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Office Manager
Nick Wold, Dean of Students
Janet Smith, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Michelle Gallik,, ASB Secretary
Kimberly Ross, Receptionist
Denise Palmer, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, Class of 2020
Tammy Amador, Counselor, Class of 2017
Jane Stevens, Counselor, Class of 2018
Andrea Garibay, Counselor, Class of 2019
Jill Vandemoortele, Interventionist , serving students with special needs
TBA, Discipline Secretary
Helen Hutson, Counseling Secretary
Krista Anthony, CTS Secretary
Geneva Padilla, Nurse




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

2016-17 Bearcat Pride Membership Form

Bearcat Pride Financial Report

2016-2017 Bearcat Pride Officers are:

  • President
    • Anita Booze
  • Co-Vice President
    • Jenn Edelbrock
    • Nanette Kuala
  • Secretary
    • Teresa Allen-Martin
  • Treasurer
    • Kim Cripe
  • Board Members at Large
    • Randie Baker
    • Nikki Ehni
  • 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

Aboen, Barb Science  
Adams, Samuel 9th Grade Humanities Samuel Adams
Akesson, Karl English
Allen, Joshua 9th Grade Humanities
Alvarez, Conseulo Paraeducator  
Amador, Tammy Counselor, Class of 2017  
Anderson, Linda Paraeducator  
Anthony, Krista Counseling Office Secretary - Testing/Scheduling  
Aulabaugh, Erick Assistant Principal
Bare, Dan
Social Studies
Barone, Tim Science  
Berg, Misty English
Blaine, Karen Science
Bogesvang, Jim Math  
Bowling, Debbie Kitchen  
Brekke, Dave Math
Bumpus, Michael Football Coach  
Burrington, Dianne Custodial staff  
Cameron, Jessica Math
Carr, Kathy Kitchen  
Carroll, Donna PE
Carroll, William German  
Caruso, Vince Horticulture  
Chalfant, Matt Learning Specialist  
Creager, Sue Credit Retrieval Specialist
Darrow, Scott Social Studies
Davis, Melissa Office Manager  
Dickinson,Michelle Success Coordinator  
Dow, Susan Learning Specialist
Egli, Lance Psychologist  
Foote, Amy Science
Fortenbacher, Jason Special Education  
Foster, Sarah Social Studies
Franklin, Tim Custodian  
Fraser, Rex Art  
Frye, Jeremy Learning Specialist
Gallik, Michelle ASB Secretary
Garibay, Andrea Counselor, Class of 2019  
Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist  
Grier, Donna Paraeducator  
Hass, Mindy Learning Specialist
Hallanger, Sharol Learning Specialist Sharon Hallanger
Hanley, Diane Learning Specialist
Haynie, Andy PE
Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal  
Henderson, Neil Math
Hermann, Cori Paraeducator  
Hernandez, Tzel Campus Security  
Hinckley, Kaleigh English
Horner, Tyson Social Studies
Hudson, Stephanie Photography/ Video/Yearbook  
Hurley, Carol Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Counseling Office Secretary  
Hyde, Ryan Choir  
Johnson, Jody Kitchen staff  
Johnson, Jaime English
Johnston, Patty Career Center Specialist  
Jones, Michael Learning Specialist  
Jordan, Amy Paraeducator  
Kavalski, Maria Kitchen  
Krufka, Seth English  
Kuether, Wendy Paraeducator  
Kure, Adam 9th Block
Lane, James PE
Lavin, Alia Science Alia Lavin
Letcher, Dave Custodial staff  
Loewen, Stephen English/Drama  
Lombardi, John Principal
Lowe, Anne Animal Science Anne Lowe
MacDonald, Wendy Math  
Macrae, Michelle Kitchen staff  
Mahaney, Lisa Spanish
Marquardt, Joyce Spanish
Martin, Catherine Kitchen staff  
Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist  
McDaniel, Bill Custodian  
McKelvey, Teri Kitchen staff  
McKenzie, Steve Marketing
Mirsky, Garrett Art  
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist
Nash, Robert Custodial staff  
Nelson, Jill Paraeducator  
Nesland, Kendra Math  
Olson, Terry Head Custodian
O'Neill, Anne Paraeducator  
Orr, Keith Social Studies
Ostrom, Nancy Technology  
Ottini, Alan Business Education
Packard, Brandon Math  
Padilla, Geneva Nurse  
Palmer, Denise Registrar  
Pastrana, Landa English Language Learners  
Patzelt, Michelle English
Pearson, Mark Custodian  
Peterson, Kendra FACSCE  
Pierce, April Custodial staff  
Potoshnik, Mark Social Studies  
Ray, Lisa Instrumental Music  
Reed, Melissa English  
Reyling, Laureen Paraeducator  
Ross, Kimberly Receptionist
Royce, Ashley Algebra  
Sarr-Lewis, Jessica English/Spanish Jessica Sarr-Lewis
Saulsman, Brian Librarian  
Seabrook, Wendi Paraeducator  
Seimers, Jeanette Assistant Principal
Sevier, Heather Sports Medicine  
Sheckells, Theresa Science
Shell, Allan Math
Smith, Janet Attendance Secretary  
Solo, Kristine Spanish  
Squier, Nichole Social Studies Nicole Squier
Stanton, Giles English
Stanton-Daly, Ester Science  
Stauffer, Edna Student Store  
Stevens, Jane Counselor, Class of 2018
Stroble, Jeanna French
Tuiasosopo, Ashley Math  
Vance, Tracy English  
Vandemoortele, Jill Counselor serving students with special needs  
Vigus, Darby Marketing  
Vonasek, Mary Jo Learning Specialist
Vuori, Kendra 9th Block
Wallace, Kathy Main Office Secretary - Athletics
Walsh, Mary Paraeducator  
Ward, Kelly Paraeducator  
Washburn, Jackie Paraeducator  
Werder, Sarah Health  
Wichser, Kathi Paraeducator  
Williams, David Career and Technical Ed  
Wold, Nick Dean of Students
Wolfe, Nick Science  
Wood, Erin Behavioral Health Specialist  
Wood, Tyler Math  
Woodard, Lisa Counselor, Class of 2020
Wray, Shane Reading Specialist  
Zeiders, Samantha Science  
Zinn, Tara Math  



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.


Monroe High School empowers students to act with pride, integrity, and sense of community. Our ultimate goal is for students to learn and thrive at school, at home, and in their future endeavors.