Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
April 2017Greetings 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!
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
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
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.
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedules
- Counseling and Career Center
- Career and Technical Education
- Curriculum Guide
- 2016-17 COURSE CATALOG
- 2017-18 COURSE CATALOG
- Emergency Closure Form
- Emergency Closure Form - Spanish
- Emergency Closure Letter
- Emergency Closure Letter - Spanish
- Family Alert - November 7
- Graduation Reminders
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- MHS Fight Song lyrics
- MHS School Profile
- Monroe Bearcats Online Store
- Online help for taking the SAT/ACT
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Reviews of ACT/SAT Prep Courses
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Suggested School Supply List
- Student Clubs
- Student Handbook
- Continue summer learning
- Yearbook Senior Photo Requirements
Important Notice About Internet SafetyThe 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.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4695
2016-2017 Bearcat Pride Officers are:
- Anita Booze
- Co-Vice President
- Jenn Edelbrock
- Nanette Kuala
- Teresa Allen-Martin
- 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!
WEB SITE ADDRESS
|Adams, Samuel||9th Grade Humanities|
|Allen, Joshua||9th Grade Humanities|
|Amador, Tammy||Counselor, Class of 2017|
|Anthony, Krista||Counseling Office Secretary - Testing/Scheduling|
|Aulabaugh, Erick||Assistant Principal|
|Bare, Dan||Social Studies|
|Bumpus, Michael||Football Coach|
|Burrington, Dianne||Custodial staff|
|Chalfant, Matt||Learning Specialist|
|Creager, Sue||Credit Retrieval Specialist|
|Darrow, Scott||Social Studies|
|Davis, Melissa||Office Manager|
|Dickinson, ichelle||Success Coordinator|
|Dow, Susan||Learning Specialist|
|Foster, Sarah||Social Studies|
|Frye, Jeremy||Learning Specialist|
|Gallik, Michelle||ASB Secretary|
|Garibay, Andrea||Counselor, Class of 2019|
|Gilseth, Debbie||Security Specialist|
|Hallanger, Sharol||Learning Specialist|
|Hanley, Diane||Learning Specialist|
|Hass, Mindy||Learning Specialist|
|Henderson, Mark||Assistant Principal|
|Hernandez, Tzel||Campus Security|
|Horner, Tyson||Social Studies|
|Hudson, Stephanie||Photography/ Video/Yearbook|
|Hutson, Helen||Counseling Office Secretary|
|Johnson, Jody||Kitchen staff|
|Johnston, Patty||Career Center Specialist|
|Jones, Michael||Learning Specialist|
|Letcher, Dave||Custodial staff|
|Lowe, Anne||Animal Science|
|Macrae, Michelle||Kitchen staff|
|Martin, Catherine||Kitchen staff|
|Mason, Jessica||Learning Specialist|
|McKelvey, Teri||Kitchen staff|
|Nash, Robert (Bob)||Custodial staff|
|Olson, Terry||Head Custodian|
|Orr, Keith||Social Studies|
|Ottini, Alan||Business Education|
|Pastrana, Landa||English Language Learners|
|Pierce, April||Custodial staff|
|Potoshnik, Mark||Social Studies|
|Ray, Lisa||Instrumental Music|
|Ross, Kimberly||Attendance Secretary|
|Seimers, Jeanette||Assistant Principal|
|Sevier, Heather||Sports Medicine|
|Smith, Janet||Attendance Secretary|
|Smith, Janet||Discipline Secretary||Solo, Kristine||Spanish|
|Squier, Nichole||Social Studies|
|Stauffer, Edna||Student Store|
|Stevens, Jane||Counselor, Class of 2018|
|Vandemoortele, Jill||Counselor serving students with special needs|
|Vonasek, Mary Jo||Learning Specialist|
|Vuori, Kendra||9th Block|
|Wallace, Kathy||Main Office Secretary - Athletics|
|Williams, David||Career and Technical Ed|
|Wold, Nick||Dean of Students|
|Wood, Erin||Behavioral Health Specialist|
|Woodard, Lisa||Counselor, Class of 2020|
|Wray, Shane||Reading Specialist|
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.Be EPIC!