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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


Terry Cheshire
Go Pumas!


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, Secretary
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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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

Allen, Heidi Kitchen  
Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby Attendance Secretary  
Barr, Jeanette ASB Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Randy P.E.  
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  
Butler, Suzette Learning Specialist  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley    
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Cole, Barbara Paraeducator  
Conner, Patty Math  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig


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Denton, Mandy Paraeducator  
Detloff, Liz 8th Grade Humanities  
Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 7th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Giordana, Mike Custodian  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Harlowe, Robin Nurse  
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  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Athletic Secretary  
Hysmith, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Janis Psychologist  
Johnson, Lisa Secretary  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
MacRae, Michelle Kitchen  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McDaniel, Marcia Kitchen  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Overturf, Karen Kitchen  
Pamanian, Tinna Paraeducator  
Patton, James Math  
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  
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator  
Stalter, Jodi Math  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Stuart, Jim Custodian  
Tjarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Trabanino, Elsa Counselor  
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator  
Vanholsbeck, Sara Paraeducator  
Weber, Ken Art  
Wells, Sara Family & Consumer Science  
Wenker, Kayla Learning Specialist  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Math  
Wiseman, Angela Nurse  


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.