Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
May 14, 2015
Hooray it’s May!
With May comes the anticipation of the end of school and summer! As the days lengthen, we are working hard to positively finish the 2014-15 school year and working to prepare for September. As you know, the last day of school has been moved to Tuesday June 16th. There is no school tomorrow May 15th as MEA (Teachers union) members voted to participate in a one day walkout.
We have officially completed state testing, SBAC for all grades in English Languages Arts and Math, and the 8th Science MSP! We are so PROUD of our students who worked hard to do their best! This test has generated a lot (often negative) media. We know that the SBAC will not be perfect in this first year – and yet we feel that our Puma’s best efforts were put forward. Thank you for supporting your child through this new assessment – getting to school on time, positive encouragement, and partnering with us to make this experience as positive as possible.
Many of you have received an email through Family Access requesting your return of the district’s Key Performance Survey. We here at Park Place use that information and take your input seriously – please take time to respond to this survey (and thank you to those who have done so thus far!).
Our 8th graders are getting excited to be Bearcats. In fact, MHS will bring down leadership
students and host a pep-assembly for the 8th grade class (Puma Time on May 20th) to help with
their transition to high school. The student led assembly includes showcasing the many types
of sports, activities, and clubs available to Bearcats. On May 26th and 27th, 8th grade science
classes will also have an opportunity to attend a field trip to UW Bothell. Our counselors
Jennifer Garcia and Elsa Trabanino received a grant on behalf of the Monroe Schools
Foundation to make this happen.
As always, thank you for your partnership and support of our work here at Park Place!
Kristie Hilson-Assistant Principal
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
- Family Alert - August 15
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Middle School Express Bus Stops
- Parent Involvement is important
- Parent Involvement - Spanish
- 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
2014-2015 Officers are:
- Randie Baker
- Vice President
- Tiffany Martin
- Esther Hill
- Jeannine Hall
- Membership Chair
- Maria Adams
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|
|Peterson, Kendra||Family & Consumer Science|
|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.