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Wed, Nov. 24 - Early Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m.

Thurs./Fri., Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Break, No School

Wed., Dec. 8 - Principal Chat, in person, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 17 - Early Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m.

December 20-December 31 - Winter Break, No School


Care and Connection

Signs of Suicide Curriculum

-Delivery during the weeks of Novermber 29 and December 6

-Informational Webinar and Discussion over Zoom: Tuesday, 11/23, from 5-6pm; https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/83420142127

-Additional Information linked HERE

Second Step Curriculum delivery in Connection Groups

Linked here is an introductory letter published by the Second Step Curriculum developers giving a broad overview of the work that will be covered in our Connections Groups throughout the school year. Please let us know if you have questions or you would like to have a more in-depth look at the information. We will be providing a weekly preview of the lessons for your information.

Preview of Lessons (Week of 11/15):

Grade 6, Lesson 5: Breaking Down Your Goals

Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will practice breaking big goals down into smaller, short-term goals.

Question: Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and the series of smaller steps you needed to take to achieve it. Ask your child to tell you about a goal they have.

Grade 7, Lesson 5: Overcoming Roadblocks, Part 1

Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to use If–Then plans to overcome roadblocks. If–Then Plans help your child anticipate potential roadblocks and come up with plans for addressing them.

Question: Ask your child to explain to you what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation they might encounter at home.

Grade 8, Lesson 5: Pursuing My Interests

Summary: In this week's lesson, your child will identify and respond to positive and negative influences that may affect them while pursuing a goal.

Question: Tell your child about something positive or negative that influenced you as you were working toward a goal. For example, a friend who helped you find a job or learn a new skill. Ask your child about positive and negative factors that may influence them.

YMCA Teen Weekly Newsletter

ParenTeen Connect Info: Parent resource from the Committee for Children

MSD Wellness Resources for Families: English / Spanish

Lily Chastain

School Counselor


Police and Fire Appreciation Week

November 14th-20th

MSD Highly Capable Program Referral Window

Every fall, we start the process to identify new students to receive highly capable services. Any student in grade K, 1, 3, 5-11 with parent/guardian permission may be referred by staff, family, or community members. All 2nd and 4th graders are universally screened and therefore do NOT require a referral form. The nomination process for the Highly Capable Program opens on November 29th and closes on December 10th. When a referral is received, the screening process will be triggered to determine a student’s eligibility for highly capable services. The screening test will take place in February and the post-screening test will take place in March.

The Referral Form will be available in Skyward’s Family Access on November 29th. If you prefer paper copies, they can be found on our Highly Capable Program webpage.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.monroe.wednet.edu/academic-programs/highly-capable


Calling all 8th grade parents and guardians! It is time to submit your 8th grade student's baby picture for the yearbook. It is tradition here, at HRMS, to have pictures of our 8th graders when they were little people in our yearbook. Please submit ONE picture to hrmyearbook@monroe.wednet.edu

Thank you!


Our purpose at Hidden River is to ensure that ALL students learn the essential academic, social, and citizenship skills to be successful in middle school and beyond.

Core Values: "Our Kids, Our Community"

  • Have a Positive Attitude
  • Act with Integrity
  • Wholehearted Respect
  • Keep our Commitments
  • Serve our Community

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Lily Chastain


Office Manager

Liz Holton


Office Support

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Office Support

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Health Room


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Health Room Assistant

Heidi Brennan



(360) 804-4199

Attendance Hotline

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9224 Paradise Lake Road

Snohomish, WA 98296

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The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator, Joanne Dickinson, (360) 804.2539, dickinsonj@monroe.wednet.edu

Section 504/ADA Coordinator, David Paratore, (360) 804.2603, paratored@monroe.wednet.edu

The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Kim Whitworth, (360) 804.2558, whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu

Mailing address for all of the above: 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272