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February 4, 2016

Dear Park Place Families and Community,

Today marks the mid-way point for the 2015-16 school year. This week has been busy (and perhaps a bit stressful) as students are completing projects, assignments, and taking semester tests. I hope many of our students will be here on Thursday, February 4th celebrating at our after school social. Please don’t forget Friday, Feb 5th there is no school as this is a non student day for the Semester Break.

This upcoming Monday, February 8th, most students will be moving to their new classroom. Cleaning out backpacks, revisiting the use of the agenda, and setting goals for the rest of the school year can help start the 2nd semester on a positive note!

While we have half of the school year to go, preparations for the 2016-17 school year have also begun. On Tuesday February 9th, next year’s 6th graders are invited to a Park Place Middle School 6th Grade Info night that starts at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday February 10th beginning at 6 PM– Monroe High School will be hosting their ‘prospective’ parent night. It is an opportunity for the class of 2020 to get a glimpse of life at MHS. Registration for next year for all our students will be happening the following week at PPMS during the school day.

Finally, Park Place is proud to announce our district’s 1st registered Green Team (under the supervision of science teachers Maura Hartway and Scott Holland)! This group of students are working to encourage positive environmental changes within our school to acquire certification through Washington Green Schools. Their main focus for first semester was Waste and Recycling. They have analyzed our garbage vs. recycling percentages, looked at areas on campus with high traffic patterns in need of recycling bins, and realized a need for more information on what our school can recycle. They look forward to making a lasting change!

Thank you, and as always please let us know better ways to serve our students and families.

Respectfully, Kristie Hilson
Assistant Principal

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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2015-2016 Officers are:

  • Co-President
    • Sandie Packham
    • Lori White
  • Co-Vice President
    • Kathy Bernhardt
    • Emily Adams
  • Secretary
    • Shay Holland
  • Treasurer
    • Jerry Martin
  • Membership Chair
    • Heidi Simmons
  • Fundraising Chair
    • Heather Owens


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

Alice, Paula Nurse  
Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby Athletic/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 Registrar/Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Burns, Mary Paraeducator  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley Learning Specialist  
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Clarke, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Cole, Barb Paraeducator  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig


Mr. Day's Class Website

Denton, Mandy Paraeducator  
Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie Health & PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Everitt, Shelby Math  
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica Health & Humanities  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian  
Gunter, Samantha Paraeducator  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hawken, Lynette Paraeducator  
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager  
Jury, Chris Intervention Specialist  
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  
McDaniel, Marsha Chartwells Kitchen Manager  
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Patel, Liliah Paraeducator  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
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  
Svee, Traci OT  
Swanigan, Suzy Learning Specialist Suzy Swanigan
Thomason, Heather FACS  
Tjaarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator  
Vick, Dori Paraeducator  
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.