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Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

April 2017

Greetings MHS Families, 

The end of spring break always marks a very busy and stressful time at the high school as we enter the home stretch of the school year. Seniors are making their final decisions about the next steps in their education or careers, prom plans must be finalized and semester finals loom just a few weeks away. This year is unique in that we have had to manage added stress of multiple threats to our school. I have had the opportunity to speak with numerous parents and students about the safety procedures that are in place to ensure that MHS is the safest environment it can possibly be. These threats, the actions of one or maybe two misguided individuals, has clouded what is usually a time to reflect and celebrate all of the amazing accomplishments of our kids, school and community. I hope we can regain that focus and remind ourselves how amazing our kids really are and revel in their accomplishments. I hope we can focus on the fact that:

  *   Hi-Q and Knowledge Bowl, our competitive academic teams, went to state. Hi-Q represented not only Monroe High School but the Western United States in the national competition. 

  *   Our choral, instrumental, sports medicine, football, volleyball, cross country and DECA programs have also represented our school and community well at state competitions this year. In fact, this year DECA sent almost 50 students to state and ten of those students will represent us at nationals next week.

  *   Currently, we are grappling with the challenge of administering a record number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year. In 2006, MHS administered 36 AP exams this year we will be proctoring over 520!

  *    On Tuesday, three more Monroe athletes signed letters of intent to continue playing their sports at the collegiate level bringing the total number of athletes signing letters of intent to 18 this year.

  *   Our wall of recognition continues to be filled with the scholarships and grants that are being offered to our graduating seniors and one of our seniors, Ethan Medlin has accepted his substantial scholarship to Harvard adding another Bearcat to the Ivy League. 

  *   Two of our students in the National Merit competition have been named finalists representing less than 1% of all students recognized. We were informed this week that six juniors have qualified for next year’s National Merit Scholars Competition keeping our streak of scholars unbroken for over 20 years. 

  *   We are inducting 20 students into the National French Honor Society, our newest academic recognition organization this year. 

This is just a sample of what our students, staff and community truly represent. This is a proud community who wants only the best for their kids. I want to reiterate my commitment and the commitment of the entire school district to continuously strive for just that; being the very best. We will remain diligent in providing a safe learning environment, but my true hope is that we can regain our focus on celebrating our successes, striving for excellence, and enjoying the festivities that are on the horizon. I hope to see everyone at an upcoming concert, sporting event, awards ceremony or graduation. Today and every day is a great day to be a Bearcat! 

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
Jeanette Seimers, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Office Manager
Nick Wold, Dean of Students
Janet Smith, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Michelle Gallik,, ASB Secretary
Kimberly Ross, Receptionist
Denise Palmer, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, Class of 2020
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
TBA, Discipline Secretary
Helen Hutson, Counseling Secretary
Krista Anthony, CTS Secretary
Geneva Padilla, Nurse




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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.

Norton | Cyber Sitter | Net Nanny | Surf Watch | Cyber Patrol


Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4695

E-mail: parents-mhs@monroe.wednet.edu

2016-17 Bearcat Pride Membership Form

Bearcat Pride Financial Report

2016-2017 Bearcat Pride Officers are:

  • President
    • Anita Booze
  • Co-Vice President
    • Jenn Edelbrock
    • Nanette Kuala
  • Secretary
    • Teresa Allen-Martin
  • Treasurer
    • Kim Cripe
  • Board Members at Large
    • Randie Baker
    • Nikki Ehni
  • 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 Science
Acree, Kylee Custodian
Adams, Samuel 9th Grade Humanities
Akesson, Karl English
Allen, Joshua 9th Grade Humanities
Alvarez, Conseulo Paraeducator
Amador, Tammy Counselor, Class of 2017
Anderson, John Para
Anderson, Linda Paraeducator
Andring, Tomiah BECCA
Anthony, Krista Counseling Office Secretary - Testing/Scheduling
Aulabaugh, Erick Assistant Principal
Bare, Dan Social Studies
Barone, Tim Science
Berg, Misty English
Blaine, Karen Science
Bogesvang, Jim Math
Bowling, Debbie Kitchen
Brekke, Dave Math
Bumpus, Michael Football Coach
Burrington, Dianne Custodial staff
Cameron, Jessica Math
Carroll, Donna PE
Carroll, William German
Caruso, Vince Horticulture
Chalfant, Matt Learning Specialist
Cole, Barbara Para
Creager, Sue Credit Retrieval Specialist
Darrow, Scott Social Studies
Davis, Melissa Office Manager
Dickinson, ichelle Success Coordinator
Dow, Susan Learning Specialist
Egli, Lance Psychologist
Foote, Amy Science
Foster, Sarah Social Studies
Franklin, Tim Custodian
Fraser, Rex Art
Frye, Jeremy Learning Specialist
Gallik, Michelle ASB Secretary
Garibay, Andrea Counselor, Class of 2019
Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist
Grier, Donna Paraeducator
Hallanger, Sharol Learning Specialist
Hanley, Diane Learning Specialist
Hass, Mindy Learning Specialist
Hawa, Jordan Para
Haynie, Andy PE
Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal
Henderson, Neil Math
Hermann, Cori Paraeducator
Hernandez, Juan Security
Hernandez, Tzel Campus Security
Hinckley, Kaleigh English
Hircock, Davi Para
Horner, Tyson Social Studies
Howell, Casey Receptionist
Hudson, Stephanie Photography/ Video/Yearbook
Hurley, Carol Paraeducator
Hutson, Helen Counseling Office Secretary
Hyde, Ryan Choir
Jaap, Jodi Kitchen
Johnson, Jaime English
Johnson, Jody Kitchen staff
Johnston, Patty Career Center Specialist
Jones, Michael Learning Specialist
Kavalski, Maria Kitchen
Kitts, Brittany PE
Krufka, Seth English
Kuether, Wendy Paraeducator
Lane, James PE
Lavin, Alia Science
Letcher, Dave Custodial staff
Loewen, Stephen English/Drama
Lombardi, John Principal
Lowe, Anne Animal Science
MacDonald, Wendy Math
Macrae, Michelle Kitchen staff
Mahaney, Lisa Spanish
Marquardt, Joyce Spanish
Martin, Catherine Kitchen staff
Martinez, Mary Kitchen
Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist
Maynard, Sky Humanities
McKelvey, Teri Kitchen staff
McKenzie, Steve Marketing
Mirsky, Garrett Art
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist
Montgomery, Alyssa
Nash, Robert (Bob) Custodial staff
Nelson, Jill Paraeducator
Nesland, Kendra Math
Olson, Terry Head Custodian
Orr, Keith Social Studies
Ostrom, Nancy Technology
Ottini, Alan Business Education
Packard, Brandon Math
Padilla, Geneva Nurse
Palmer, Denise Registrar
Pastrana, Landa English Language Learners
Patel, Lili Para
Patzelt, Michelle English
Peterson, Kendra FACSCE
Pierce, April Custodial staff
Pine, Gerri Para
Potoshnik, Mark Social Studies
Pratley, Heidi Health/Counseling
Ray, Lisa Instrumental Music
Reed, Melissa English
Reyling, Laureen Paraeducator
Ross, Kimberly Attendance Secretary
Royce, Ashley Algebra
Sarr-Lewis, Jessica English/Spanish
Saulsman, Brian Librarian
Seabrook, Wendi Paraeducator
Seimers, Jeanette Assistant Principal
Sevier, Heather Sports Medicine
Sheckells, Theresa Science
Shell, Allan Math
Smith, Janet Attendance Secretary
Snook, Pam Math
Smith, Janet Discipline Secretary
Solo, Kristine Spanish
Squier, Nichole Social Studies
Stanton, Giles English
Stanton-Daly, Ester Science
Stauffer, Edna Student Store
Stevens, Jane Counselor, Class of 2018
Stroble, Jeanna French
Tuiasosopo, Ashley Math
Vance, Tracy English
Vandemoortele, Jill Counselor serving students with special needs
Vigus, Darby Marketing
Vonasek, Mary Jo Learning Specialist
Vos, Kathy Para
Vuori, Kendra 9th Block
Wallace, Kathy Main Office Secretary - Athletics
Walsh, Mary Paraeducator
Washburn, Jackie Paraeducator
Werder, Sarah Health
Wichser, Kathi Paraeducator
Williams, David Career and Technical Ed
Wold, Nick Dean of Students
Wolfe, Nick Science
Wood, Erin Behavioral Health Specialist
Wood, Tyler Math
Woodard, Lisa Counselor, Class of 2020
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.


Monroe High School empowers students to act with pride, integrity, and sense of community. Our ultimate goal is for students to learn and thrive at school, at home, and in their future endeavors.