Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Parents and Families,
In the past I have always written this letter sitting next to Flathead Lake or on a plane coming back from a family vacation. This year was a little different and my time was spent on dusty softball fields coaching, moving into my new house, painting my deck, and weeding a pond which weren’t as conducive to reflective thought. What has remained constant is my anticipation of a new start, new challenges and continued success. 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
Listed below are several highlights from the 2013-2014 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 second Washington State Academic Achievement Award from OSPI.
- For eight 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.
- Microsoft Certification – 18 students earned 40 certificates and three of them were at the expert level.
- Two National Merit Finalists.
- National Silver Medalist for FACSE.
- ELL was able to exit 10 students based on academic achievement and test results.
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 2014-2015.
Hannah Ognoskie - CTE (Cooking Essentials/CCS/Health)
Heather Sevier - CTE (Sports Med.)
David Williams - CTE TOSA and Teacher (Cabinet Making/Computer Aided Design)
Brett Jay – English/Leadership and Head Football Coach
Ashley Tuiasosopo – Math
Tyler Wood - Math
Samantha Zeiders - Science
Anja Springer – Special Education
Bill Carroll – German
Krista Anthony – Scheduling Secretary
Katie Vanderveen – Attendance Secretary
Jayme Glover - Jill Vandemoortele's sub
A few people will also be taking on new roles in our building including:
Will Kahn – Dean of Students
Mark Henderson - Assistant Principal
Michelle Dickinson - Success Coordinator
Kathy Wallace – Athletic Secretary
Tricia Benitz – Counseling Secretary
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; 2014-2015 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!
Principal, Monroe High School
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