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Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!

A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years principal John Lombardi

June 2015

Parents and Families,

During this exciting time of year as we celebrate the successes of our graduating class and prepare for graduation ceremonies I am always amazed at what our
seniors have accomplished. Not only have they completed all the testing and requirements for a high school diploma, but they have gathered over $10,000,000 of scholarships and awards. Congratulations!

This is a time for celebration. The Class of 2015 includes 2 National Merit Scholars, 3
Commended Scholars, 12 valedictorians who have perfect 4.0 GPAs, 2 Salutatorians,
89 students who qualified for the Academic Challenge Award, 93 students receiving
Honor Cords, 4 Washington State Scholars, 52 Washington State Honor Students,
and 14 AP Scholars. Once again, our graduates have been accepted into a number of
prestigious colleges and universities across the country.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

I want to thank all of you for making this year a positive one for your student(s)! The
support that I have seen from parents throughout this year has been tremendous. As I have said before, that connection to the school is essential to our overall success. So again, I thank you!

Lastly, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer! For those of you that are
moving on, thank you for being part of the Bearcat family. For those of you who will
be back for the 2015-2016 school year, we look forward to seeing you in September!


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
TBA, Dean of Students
Katie Vanderveen, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, ASB Secretary
Tara Weyrick, Receptionist
Denise Palmer, 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, Discipline Secretary
Helen Hutson, Counseling Secretary
Krista Anthony, CTS Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse

Daily Bulletin

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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.

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


Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4695

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

2015-16 Bearcat Pride Membership Form

Bearcat Pride Financial Report

2014-2015 Bearcat Pride Officers are:


    • Nikki Ehni

Co-Vice President:

    • Mindy Broman


    • Terry Klemmer


    • Staci Cogar

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

Physics/Astronomy/Physical Science

Adams, Samuel 9th Grade Humanities Samuel Adams

Akesson, Karl


Alice, Paula RN

Health Room

Allen, Joshua

9th Grade Humanities

Alvarez, Conseulo



Amador, Tammy

Counselor H-N and students from Spanish speaking families

Amador, Yeverino Tennis Coach  

Anderson, Linda


Anthony, Krista CTS  

Aulabaugh, Erick

Assistant Principal

Bare, Dan

AP US History & Government

Benitz, Tricia



Berg, Misty

World Literature/Reading

Berry, Judi


Bishop, Carole Science  

Blaine, Karen

Biology/Forensics/COE Math-Science

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  
Chadwick, Heather Health  

Chalfant, Matt

Learning Specialist


Coe, Andrew


Creager, Sue

Credit Specialist

Darrow, Scott


Davis, Melissa

Office Manager



Success Coordinator


Dow, Susan

Learning Specialist

Foote, Amy


Foster, Sarah

AP World History/US History

Gilseth, Debbie Security Specialist  
Glover, Jayme Psychologist  

Hallanger, Sharol

Learning Specialist

Sharon Hallanger

Hanley, Diane

Learning Specialist

Hanna, Elizabeth BECCA  

Haynie, Andy

Body Conditioning/Team Sports

Henderson, Mark Assistant Principal  

Henderson, Neil


Horner, Tyson

US/World History

Hudson, Stephanie



Hurley, Carol


Hutson, Helen Counseling  
Hyde, Ryan Choir  

Jaap, Jodi

Kitchen staff


Johnson, Holly

American Lit/Leadership

Johnson, Jaime

World Lit/Leadership

Johnson, Jodi

Kitchen staff

Johnston, Patty

Career Center

Jones, Michael Learning Specialist  

Kahn, Will

Dean of Students

Kavalski, Maria Kitchen  
Kothenbeutel, Jennifer Spanish  
Krufka, Seth World Literature/English Comp/Humanities  

Kuether, Wendy



Lavin, Alia


Alia Lavin

Letcher, Dave

Custodial staff


Lombardi, John


Lowe, Anne

Animal Science

Anne Lowe
MacDonald, Wendy Algebra/Geometry  

Mahaney, Lisa


Mason, Jessica Learning Specialist  

McDaniel, Bill



McKelvey, Teri

Kitchen staff


McKenzie, Steve


Mirsky, Garrett Art  

Morrison, Ken


Myers, Tim Technology  

Nash, Robert

Custodial staff

Neer, Angela Kitchen  
Nelson, Jill Paraeducator  

Nesland, Kendra

Algebra/AP Stats/Pre-Calculus

Ognoskie, Hannah Family & Consumer Science, Health  

O'Hare, Jenny

9th Grade Humanities

Olson, Terry


Orr, Keith

9th Grade Humanities

Ottini, Alan

Business Math/ Culminating Challenge

Pastrana, Landa English Language Learners  
Pearson, Mark Custodian  

Pierce, April

Custodial staff

Potoshnik, Mark US/World History  
Rae, Valeria Psychologist  
Ray, Lisa Instrumental Music  
Reed, Melissa Drama/Humanities  

Reyling, Laureen



Rosas, Judith

Assistant Principal

Royce, Ashley Algebra  

Sarr-Lewis, Jessica

Western/American Literature

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

Sheckells, Theresa

Physical Science/Chemistry

Shell, Allan


Slater, Theresa Mathematics  
Springer, Anja Learning Specialist  

Squier, Nichole

9th grade Humanities/

Nicole Squier

Stanton, Giles

Creative Writing/Western Literature/AP English Lit

Stauffer, Edna Student Store  

Stevens, Jane

Counselor O-Z

Stroble, Jeanna


Tuiasosopo, Ashley Algebra  

Vance, Tracy

American/WorldLiterature/ Cheer Advisor


Vandemoortele, Jill

Counselor serving students with special needs

Vanderveen, Katie Attendance Secretary  

Vaughn, Christopher

Security Specialist


Vigus, Darby

Marketing/Career Choices


Vos, Kathy



Wallace, Kathy


Walsh, Mary


Werder, Sarah Health  
Weyrick, Tara Receptionist  
Wheatley, Tim History/Social Studies  

Wichser, Kathi


Williams, David Career and Technical Ed  
Wilmore, Dominique Art  

Wold, Nick


Wolfe, Nick

Physical Science

Wood, Tyler Math  

Woodard, Lisa

Counselor A-G

Wray, Shane Reading Specialist  
Zeiders, Samantha Science  
Zinn, Tara Algebra  



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.