Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Parents and Families -
The first quarter of the school year has ended, progress reports were distributed, parent conferences occurred, and we are well into the second quarter when you read this message. Let me share a few things that happened during our first eight weeks of school. Academically, teachers and students acclimated and adjusted to a new school year, we experienced our first round of progress monitoring, many took benchmark assessments, realized the challenges of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes, got logged into Family Access to check our grades, and worked together with a common focus on learning.
In the midst of all that, the extracurricular activities took shape. Our fall sports are all doing very well. As I write this message, many of our fall athletic teams are still participating. Volleyball is starting another post-season run. Swimmers and Cross Country are representing Monroe at districts and some swimmers have already qualified for the state meet. Football is going to the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row. We have had great crowds at our football and volleyball games. We should recognize all our student-athletes for their individual and team successes. As always, I am excited to see what the second quarter will bring.
Congratulations also to the marching band for their outstanding performance at the Leavenworth festival. Our marching band received straight superiors. They continue to represent our school with pride.
Many of our students continue to demonstrate that they are community contributors, and have been volunteering their time and talents for the good of others. Encourage your student to participate in a club or organization that promotes service to our school and community.
The staff at MHS places a high priority on the safety and welfare of our students. If your son/daughter drives to school, please encourage them to leave early enough in the morning to avoid hurrying and careless habits. The speed limit on campus is 20 mph. Many of our students walk to school in the morning, so if your son/daughter crosses one our busy streets, please encourage them to wait at the cross-walk and never race across through traffic. We have had reports of some students trying to cross highway 522 as a “short cut” which is extremely dangerous.
We appreciate all of the support that our parents, guardians and community shows every day and please continue to support, encourage, and challenge your son/daughter to do their best at MHS!
Traditions have great significance in our lives and often are tracked in history but sometimes what young people consider “traditions” may be be only recent events and confused as being related to our school. Some families assume that the school approves of these events which is not the case. Here are a few guidelines to determine if an event is school sponsored or approved.
- If the event starts late in the evening... it probably isn’t school related.
- If it is overnight & you haven’t signed a permission slip… it isn’t school related!
- If “kidnapping” is involved… it isn’t school related!
- If alcohol or drugs are present… it isn’t school related!
As always, when in doubt …. Call the main office with any questions (360)-804-4500.
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road.
Monroe, WA 98272-2819
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Counseling Fax: 360-804-4698
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
John Lombardi, Principal
Erick Aulabaugh, Assistant Principal
Joe Delp, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Principal’s Secretary
Mark Henderson, Dean of Students
Shelly Scanlan, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Ablutz, 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
Jill Vandemoortele, Counselor serving students with special needs
Beth Sabel, Counseling Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse