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2016 Local Scholarship Application

Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

May 2016

Parents and Families,

In September the staff started the process of reviewing and revising our mission statement. Vision and mission statements provide schools with an essential overview of where they want to go and what they want to be. Few thriving schools or companies attained their success without developing such statements as elements of their school improvement plans or
business plans. An effective mission statement should be easily understood by all of the stakeholders in our school. Our previous mission statement referenced the 9 characteristics of highly effective schools which few people, including staff knew
without looking them up. After months of in-depth discussion and debate the staff at MHS determined that we have deeply held beliefs in empowering students, developing pride, integrity and a strong sense of community. Focusing on those shared beliefs we have developed the following mission statement:
Monroe High School empowers students to act with integrity, pride, and a sense of community. Our ultimate goal is for students to learn and thrive at school, at home, and in their future endeavors.

But merely drafting statements is not enough. To realize your school's vision and mission, you must model your school's beliefs, values, and collective commitments while demonstrating enthusiasm for what will come next. Our ultimate goal is for
our mission statement to be the filter for the decisions and actions at the high school. This includes staff, students, parents and the broader community of Monroe High School. To help embed our mission in our work we have developed an acronym based on the first letters of our shared beliefs (empowerment, pride, integrity and community) Be epic.

Perhaps most importantly we need to establish clear expectations and standards for our shared beliefs. In the coming months I want to clearly define what each of our beliefs look like when put into action. What does it look like when students are
empowered to make decisions about their lives, education, and future? How does someone show pride in themselves, their work, school and community? How does a student and school act with integrity? What does a strong, healthy school
community look like and how does it function? I hope you will take a minute to contact me with your thoughts about our mission statement and what you think are clear indicators of each belief may be. Please email me at

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Office Manager
Lance Egli, Dean of Students
Janet Smith, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, ASB Secretary
Tara Weyrick, Receptionist
Denise Palmer, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, Class of 2016
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
Tricia Benitz, Discipline Secretary
Helen Hutson, Counseling Secretary
Krista Anthony, CTS Secretary
Angela Wiseman, Nurse

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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.

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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.

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


Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4695

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

2015-16 Bearcat Pride Membership Form

Bearcat Pride Financial Report

2015-2016 Bearcat Pride Officers are:


    • Nikki Ehni

Co-Vice President:

    • Mindy Broman
    • Jenn Edelbrock


    • Teresa Allen-Martin


    • Kim Cripe

Board Member at Large:

    • Trina Eriks
    • Trishna Burnett
    • Randie Baker
    • Anita Baker

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


Adams, Samuel 9th Grade Humanities Samuel Adams

Akesson, Karl


Allen, Joshua

9th Grade Humanities

Alvarez, Conseulo



Amador, Tammy

Counselor, Class of 2017


Anderson, Linda


Anthony, Krista Counseling Office Secretary - Testing/Scheduling  

Aulabaugh, Erick

Assistant Principal

Bare, Dan

Social Studies

Barone, Tim Science  

Benitz, Tricia

Main Office Secretary - Discipline/Bookroom


Berg, Misty


Blaine, Karen


Bogesvang, Jim


Bowling, Debbie Kitchen  

Brekke, Becky

ASB Secretary

Brekke, Dave


Bumpus, Michael Football Coach  

Burrington, Dianne

Custodial staff

Carr, Kathy Kitchen  

Carroll, Donna


Carroll, William German  

Caruso, Anna


Caruso, Vince Horticulture  

Chalfant, Matt

Learning Specialist


Creager, Sue

Credit Retrieval Specialist

Darrow, Scott

Social Studies

Davis, Melissa

Office Manager



Success Coordinator


Dow, Susan

Learning Specialist

Egli, Lance Dean of Students  

Foote, Amy


Fortenbacher, Jason Special Education  

Foster, Sarah

Social Studies

Franklin, Tim Custodian  
Fraser, Rex Art  
Garibay, Andrea Counselor, Class of 2019  
Gere, Shannon Special Education  
Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist  
Grier, Donna Paraeducator  

Hallanger, Sharol

Learning Specialist

Sharon Hallanger

Hanley, Diane

Learning Specialist

Hanna, Elizabeth BECCA  
Hawa, Jordan Paraeducator  

Haynie, Andy


Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal  

Henderson, Neil


Hermann, Cori Paraeducator  
Hernandez, Tzel Campus Security  
Hornbacher, Holly Teacher  

Horner, Tyson

Social Studies

Hudson, Stephanie

Photography/ Video/Yearbook


Hurley, Carol


Hutson, Helen Counseling Office Secretary  
Hyde, Ryan Choir  

Jaap, Jodi

Kitchen staff


Johnson, Jaime


Johnston, Patty

Career Center Specialist

Jones, Michael Learning Specialist  
Jordan, Amy Paraeducator  
Kavalski, Maria Kitchen  
Krufka, Seth English  

Kuether, Wendy



Lavin, Alia


Alia Lavin

Letcher, Dave

Custodial staff

Loewen, Stephen English/Drama  

Lombardi, John


Lowe, Anne

Animal Science

Anne Lowe
MacDonald, Wendy Math  
Macrae, Michelle Kitchen staff  

Mahaney, Lisa


Martin, Catherine Kitchen staff  
Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist  

McDaniel, Bill



McKelvey, Teri

Kitchen staff


McKenzie, Steve


Mirsky, Garrett Art  
Murphy, Lisa FACSE  

Nash, Robert

Custodial staff

Nelson, Jill Paraeducator  

Nesland, Kendra



O'Hare, Jenny

9th Grade Humanities

Olson, Dennis Psychologist  

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  
Pearson, Mark Custodian  

Peterson, Jessica

Peterson, Kendra FACSCE  

Pierce, April

Custodial staff

Potoshnik, Mark Social Studies  
Ray, Lisa Instrumental Music  
Reed, Melissa English  
Reed, Tess Paaraeducator  

Reyling, Laureen



Rosas, Judith

Assistant Principal

Royce, Ashley Algebra  
Rumann, Jill English  

Sarr-Lewis, Jessica


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

Sheckells, Theresa


Shell, Allan


Smith, Janet Attendance Secretary  
Solo, Kristine Spanish  

Squier, Nichole

Social Studies

Nicole Squier

Stanton, Giles


Stanton-Daly, Ester Science  
Stauffer, Edna Student Store  

Stevens, Jane

Counselor, Class of 2018

Stroble, Jeanna


Tuiasosopo, Ashley Math  

Vance, Tracy



Vandemoortele, Jill

Counselor serving students with special needs


Vigus, Darby



Vos, Kathy



Wallace, Kathy

Main Office Secretary - Athletics

Walsh, Mary


Ward, Kelly Paraeducator  
Washburn, Jackie Paraeducator  
Werder, Sarah Health  
Weyrick, Tara Main Office Secretary - Receptionist  

Wichser, Kathi


Williams, David Career and Technical Ed  

Wold, Nick


Wolfe, Nick


Wood, Erin Behavioral Health Specialist  
Wood, Tyler Math  

Woodard, Lisa

Counselor, Class of 2016

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.