Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Parents and Families,
I hope all of you had a restful summer and are as anxious as I am to get back into the swing of a
new school year. As in the past, I believe this will be another great year at MHS.
Listed below are several highlights from the 2014-2015 school year. I mention this information because the results come from the focused work we have undertaken and will continue to
undertake for the betterment of our students.
- We received our third Washington State Academic Achievement Award from OSPI.
- For nine years in a row MHS has improved it’s Freshman success rate. As you can imagine, this is a continued point of pride for our entire school community.
- Our State math assessment scores through our Block Math classes continue to rank as the
highest in the State.
- Two National Merit Finalists
We have been busy this summer filling open positions and still have a few to finalize. I am very proud to introduce our new faculty/staff members for 2015-2016:
Lisa Murphy - CTE (Cooking Essentials/Health)
Andrea Garibay – Counselor for the class of 2019
Kendra Peterson – CTE (Heath/Child Psychology/Independent Living)
Shannon Gere – Special Ed Resource
Tim (Prato) Barone – Chemistry
Ester Daly – Science
Stephen Loewen – Drama/English
Brandon Packard – Math
Wendy MacDonald – Math
Jill Rumann – 9th Humanities
Rex Fraser – Art/Math
Kristine Solo – Spanish
Jessica Peterson – English
Denise Palmer – Registrar
Tzel Hernandez - Security
Lance Egli – will be moving from being our School Psychologist to Dean of Students
As I reflect on previous years’ versions of the “welcome back” letter, I am amazed that our mission/focus has never wavered. Our goals, based on the data, are a little different each year, but we always place the emphasis on student learning and strengthening instruction through our Professional Learning Communities; 2015-2016 should and will not be any different.
I look forward to this year, as we strive to serve our students and help each of them reach their full potential.
Thank you for your continued support!
Go Bearcats!John Lombardi
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
Mark Henderson, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Office Manager
Lance Egli, Dean of Students
Katie Vanderveen, 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
Paula Alice, Nurse