Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Parents and Families,
In September the staff started the process of reviewing and revising our mission statement. Vision and mission statements
provide schools with an essential overview of where they want to go and what they want to be. Few thriving schools or
companies attained their success without developing such statements as elements of their school improvement plans or
business plans. An effective mission statement should be easily understood by all of the stakeholders in our school. Our previous mission statement referenced the 9 characteristics of highly effective schools which few people, including staff knew
without looking them up. After months of in-depth discussion and debate the staff at MHS determined that we have deeply held beliefs in empowering students, developing pride, integrity and a strong sense of community. Focusing on those shared beliefs we have developed the following mission statement:
Monroe High School empowers students to act with integrity, pride, and a sense of community. Our ultimate goal is for students to learn and thrive at school, at home, and in their future endeavors.
But merely drafting statements is not enough. To realize your school's vision and mission, you must model your school's
beliefs, values, and collective commitments while demonstrating enthusiasm for what will come next. Our ultimate goal is for
our mission statement to be the filter for the decisions and actions at the high school. This includes staff, students, parents and the broader community of Monroe High School. To help embed our mission in our work we have developed an acronym based on the first letters of our shared beliefs (empowerment, pride, integrity and community) Be epic.
Perhaps most importantly we need to establish clear expectations and standards for our shared beliefs. In the coming months I
want to clearly define what each of our beliefs look like when put into action. What does it look like when students are
empowered to make decisions about their lives, education, and future? How does someone show pride in themselves, their work, school and community? How does a student and school act with integrity? What does a strong, healthy school
community look like and how does it function? I hope you will take a minute to contact me with your thoughts about our mission statement and what you think are clear indicators of each belief may be. Please email me at
I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road.
Monroe, WA 98272-2819
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Counseling Fax: 360-804-4698
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
John Lombardi, Principal
Erick Aulabaugh, Assistant Principal
Mark Henderson, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Office Manager
Lance Egli, Dean of Students
Janet Smith, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, ASB Secretary
Tara Weyrick, Receptionist
Denise Palmer, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, Class of 2016
Tammy Amador, Counselor, Class of 2017
Jane Stevens, Counselor, Class of 2018
Andrea Garibay, Counselor, Class of 2019
Jill Vandemoortele, Interventionist , serving students with special needs
Tricia Benitz, Discipline Secretary
Helen Hutson, Counseling Secretary
Krista Anthony, CTS Secretary
Angela Wiseman, Nurse