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Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

September 2015

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

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
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

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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.

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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

World Literature/Reading

Blaine, Karen


Bogesvang, Jim


Bowling, Debbie Kitchen  

Brekke, Becky

ASB Secretary

Brekke, Dave


Bumpus, Michael Football Coach  

Burrington, Dianne

Custodial staff

Capili, Sarah Paraeducator  
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


Foster, Sarah

Social Studies

Fraser, Rex Art  
Garibay, Andrea Counselor, Class of 2019  
Gephart, Jaime Science  
Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist  

Hallanger, Sharol

Learning Specialist

Sharon Hallanger

Hanley, Diane

Learning Specialist

Hanna, Elizabeth BECCA  

Haynie, Andy


Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal  

Henderson, Neil


Hornbacher, Holly English  

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


Johnson, Jodi

Kitchen staff

Johnston, Patty

Career Center Specialist

Jones, Michael Learning Specialist  
Kavalski, Maria Kitchen  
Krufka, Seth World Literature/English Comp/Humanities  

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  

Mahaney, Lisa


Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist  

McDaniel, Bill



McKelvey, Teri

Kitchen staff


McKenzie, Steve


Mirsky, Garrett Art  
Myers, Tim Technology  

Nash, Robert

Custodial staff

Neer, Angela Kitchen  
Nelson, Jill Paraeducator  

Nesland, Kendra



O'Hare, Jenny

9th Grade Humanities

Olson, Terry

Head Custodian

O'Neill, Anne Paraeducator  

Orr, Keith

Social Studies

Ottini, Alan

Business Education

Packard, Brandon Math  
Palmer, Denise Registrar  
Pastrana, Landa English Language Learners  
Pearson, Mark Custodian  

Peterson, Jessica

Peterson, Kendra FASCE  

Pierce, April

Custodial staff

Potoshnik, Mark Social Studies  
Rae, Valeria Psychologist  
Ray, Lisa Instrumental Music  
Reed, Melissa English  

Reyling, Laureen



Rosas, Judith

Assistant Principal

Royce, Ashley Algebra  
Rumann, Jill English  

Sarr-Lewis, Jessica


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

Sheckells, Theresa


Shell, Allan


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


Werder, Sarah Health  
Weyrick, Tara Main Office Secretary - Receptionist  

Wichser, Kathi


Williams, David Career and Technical Ed  

Wold, Nick


Wolfe, Nick


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.