Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
August 28, 2014
Greeting, Puma parents. I would like to begin by welcoming you and your family back to Park Place. I am excited about this upcoming school year and having the opportunity to meet your student and you, the parents. The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th.
Our 6th graders’ orientation day is on September 3rd and will begin at 7:50 a.m. in the gymnasium. The 6th graders will be working with our WEB Leaders who will guiding them through several activities we believe will help them to make a smooth transition into middle school. The WEB Leaders will also be taking the 6th graders on a tour of the school and allowing them to see each of their classrooms.
Also on September 3rd from 2:30 to 6:30 pm we will be holding our Back to School Bash. The Back to School Bash is a social event for students and parents. It provides a time for parents and students to connect with their friends and neighbors and to see your student’s upcoming school year classrooms.
- When we develop a class schedule for our students our goals are:
To ensure that each of our students get the courses they need to prepare for their future academic goals.
- To provide students the opportunity to take courses that allow them to explore a variety of educational opportunities and elective options.
Building a master schedule that addresses the academic needs of our students is a complex and daunting process. Ultimately it is our responsibility to guarantee that students receive the courses they need to prepare them for their future, while trying to ensure that all of our students are placed in classrooms where the teacher has the opportunity to provide the individual attention that students require to learn. To ensure we adhere to our responsibilities for creating a viable master schedule it requires that we clearly identify the reasons necessary for us to make a schedule change. This year we have worked with the Monroe School District to implement a Park Place Schedule Change Policy. We have two criteria for changing a student’s schedule and those criteria are:
- The student is not in the correct class.
- The scheduled course was not selected on the student’s class selection sheet.
The teachers and administrators at Park Place are committed to ensuring that we are providing each child with the best educational experience possible. However, to achieve that goal we
need the support of parents. While we can’t honor requests for specific teachers, we would
welcome you to share your insights about your student’s unique learning needs. If you have
concerns about your student’s learning style or needs, I would encourage you to communicate
that information with your student’s teacher. We will use your insights and attempt to structure a learning experience that will address the needs of each student. Ultimately, providing the best possible educational experience for your student requires that we as educators develop a strong partnership with our parents. It will be this partnership that will afford us the ability to be effective in addressing our students’ learning needs. I want to thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in honoring our schedule change
Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
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, Secretary
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor
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.
- Activities and Clubs
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedule
- Bus Stops for Park Place
- 2014-15 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Middle School Express Bus Stops
- Parent Involvement is important
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Solar panel project
- 2013-14 Student Fees
- Student Handbook
- Suggested School Supply List
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Continue summer learning
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.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395
2013-2014 Officers are:
- Jeannine Hall
- Jeannine Hall
- Vice President
- Randie Baker
- Randie Baker
- LaVonne Clark
- Tiffany Martin
- Tiffany Martin
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.
WEB SITE ADDRESS
|Avalos, Ruby||Attendance Secretary|
|Barr, Jeanette||ASB Secretary|
|Beazley, Irene||Learning Specialist|
|Berg, Vicki||Learning Specialist|
|Bernhardt, Kathy||Family Liaison|
|Boyle, Tonia||8th Grade Humanities|
|Brainard, Dianne||Counseling Secretary|
|Bruton, Shaerie||6th Grade Humanities|
|Butler, Suzette||Learning Specialist|
|Darlington, Paul||7th Grade Humanities|
|Davis, Meagan||6th/7th Grade Humanities|
|Detloff, Liz||8th Grade Humanities|
|Donohue, Chad||7th Grade Humanities|
|Edelsward, Courtney||Learning Specialist|
|Elles, Carlos||Spanish Speaking Liaison|
|Frye, Jeremy||Speech & Language Specialist|
|Garbutt, Monica||7th Grade|
|Garrison, Joel||Assistant Principal|
|Harvey, Jayne||PE||Ms Harvey|
|Hesselgrave, Elke||6th Grade Humanities|
|Hilson, Kristin||Assistant Principal|
|Hutson, Helen||Athletic Secretary|
|Hysmith, Caitlin||Learning Specialist|
|Kroll, Laura||Learning Specialist|
|Lamb, Pamela||8th Grade Humanities|
|Olsen, Linda||Learning Specialist|
|O'Neill, Heather||8th Grade Humanities|
|Rowe, Kathy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Schroeder, Dorothy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Simoni, Dottie||8th Grade Humanities|
|Steenmeyer, Geoffie||Learning Specialist|
|Wells, Sara||Family & Consumer Science|
|Wenker, Kayla||Learning Specialist|
|Williams, Theresa||Science||Theresa Williams|
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.