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November 24, 2015

Park Place Presents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Chris Jury. I am the new Prevention/Intervention Specialist here at Park Place Middle School. I have a decade of experience working with youth in classroom, school and community settings, focused on prevention of drug and alcohol issues. I am available to see students who are using alcohol or other drugs or students who have personal, school, or family issues that put them at risk for substance use or other risky behaviors. If you are worried about your child’s behavior and would like to speak to me and/or have me meet with your child, please contact me at (360) 804-4325. I am located in the counseling office.

Park Place Middle School is continuing a program called Project SUCCESS. The goals of the program are to prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to improve school performance. To accomplish these goals, students will have the opportunity to participate in additional school-wide awareness programs, classroom discussions, extra- curricular activities, small groups and individual meetings. Students will have opportunities to learn skills to
identify and resist social and situational pressures to use substances. Young people often have many misperceptions about drug use and underage drinking. It is our hope that, through these opportunities; students will learn to separate the myths from the facts about substance use. If there is enough interest, parent meetings and workshops can be available to assist you in your
prevention efforts.

Prevention Education goals:

  • Increase student knowledge of the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Decrease favorable attitudes about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Change perceptions about the risks of harm and prevalence of substance use
  • Increase student knowledge and skills to resist social pressures

I look forward to partnering with parents in prevention efforts to support health and academic success for all PPMS students. Should you have questions or would like more information on other program services, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you!

Chris Jury/Prevention Intervention Specialist
Park Place Middle School/Northwest ESD 189
(360) 804-4325
School hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Terry Cheshire


Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099

Park Place Middle SchoolPhone: 360-804-4300
Counseling: 360-804-4303
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-4399

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4301

Terry Cheshire, Principal
Joel Garrison, Assistant Principal
Kristin Hilson, Assistant Principal
Lisa Johnson, Office Manager
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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Avalos, Ruby Attendance Secretary  
Barr, Jeanette ASB Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist  
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison  
Berry, Dan Science  
Blanton, Steve Custodian  
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley    
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Clarke, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig


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Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Everitt, Shelby Math  
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 7th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager  
Kerr, Kirsten Speech and Language Pathologist  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Leal, Elsa Counselor  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Robles, Stefani Kitchen  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Stalter, Jodi Math  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Swanigan, Suzy Learning Specialist Suzy Swanigan
Thomason, Heather FACS  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Math  


Park Place Middle School will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment in which staff members will guide students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.