Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Dear parents, guardians and alums,
We have a wonderful opportunity to team up with TEALS, a Microsoft YouthSpark program,
to bring computer science courses to our students. TEALS (Technology, Education and
Literacy in Schools) is a grassroots program that recruits, mentors and places passionate high tech professionals into high school classes as part-time teachers. The professional brings his
or her subject knowledge and will join a MHS classroom teacher in a team-teaching model. TEALS provides training for both parties as well as course outlines based on successful college courses.
Monroe High School is applying to this program for the 2015-2016 school year. If our
application is successful, we will eventually offer two courses: “Introduction to Computer Science Principles” and “Advanced Placement Computer Science.” The introductory class is based on the award winning University of California, Berkeley CS10 course and is adapted specifically for high schools in conjunction with UC Berkeley. We are planning on offering this course starting next year. The other course, which we plan on starting in the Fall of 2016,will prepare students to take the College Board’s AP Computer Science A exam in May of 2017.
In order to put together a favorable application, MHS needs to demonstrate that we can recruit volunteers from the Computer Science or Software Engineering fields to team-teach these courses with MHS teachers. We would hold the courses 1st period (done by 9am) to permit the volunteers to get to their regular jobs.
If you or someone you know works in the Computer Science or Software Engineering field and would be willing to help Monroe High School build a successful Computer Science program, please contact me at Lombardij@monroe.wednet.edu.
You can read more about TEALS on their website at http://www.tealsk12.org.
I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to hearing from many of you.
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, Principal’s Secretary
Will Kahn, Dean of Students
Katie Vanderveen, Discipline/Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, ASB Secretary
Tara Weyrick, Receptionist
Judi Berry, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, serving students with last names A-G
Jane Stevens, Counselor, serving students with last names O-Z
Tammy Amador, Counselor, serving students with last names H-N and students with bilingual families
Jill Vandemoortele, Interventionist , serving students with special needs
Tricia Benitz, Counseling Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse