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Mon., Nov. 15th - Superintendent Chat with Justin Blasko, 5:00 p.m. via zoom

Wed., Nov. 17th - Picture Re-take Day

Thurs./Fri., Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Break


Signs of Suicide Curriculum

-Delivery during the weeks of Novermber 29 and December 6

-Informational Webinar and Discussion over Zoom: Wednesday, 11/17, from 5-6pm; https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/81112937382

-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 4: Making Goals Specific

Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to identify and set achievable goals by making them specific.

Question: Ask your child to tell you about a specific goal they’re interested in working toward and what makes it specific.

Grade 7, Lesson 4: Identifying Roadblocks

Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals.

Question: Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.

Grade 8, Lesson 4: Harnessing My Strengths

Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will choose something they’d like to get better at and think about how they could apply their unique strengths to do that.

Question: Help your child make a list of strengths they have. Ask your child about how they could use these to get better at a new skill.


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


All Winter 1 Sports are through - tryouts and teams have been formed.

This year we have one boys basketball team, girls and boys soccer team and 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball team.

Volleyball Home games are 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/10, 1/18

Soccer Home Games 11/18, 11/23, 11/30, 12/9

Basketball Home Games 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 1/12

Come cheer your classmates and fellow Hawks on at the games. GO HAWKS!

If your kiddo is interested in Winter 2 Sports (Girls Basketball & Wrestling), do not wait to let us know so they can be put onto the Team Tryout Roster and complete the ONLINE ATHELETIC PACKET and turn in their PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL FORMS.

Please do not wait until the last minute!


Superintendent Chat - With a goal of fostering transparent, two-way communication, Superintendent of Monroe School District, Dr. Justin Blasko, extends an open invitation to families for his monthly "Superintendent Chat."

This is an opportunity for families to ask questions, provide input, and share viewpoints on district procedures, practices, and policies. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these chats will be held via Zoom.

While families are welcome to ask questions about anything, the topic of this chat will be primarily focused on COVID-19 in our schools. David Paratore, the MSD Chief of Student Services, will be joining as a special guest to discuss this topic.

The meeting will be held in English with live Spanish translations from our Hispanic Liaison, Carlos Elles, on Monday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m.


Volunteers As we shared at the beginning of the school year, the decision to not permit volunteers or visitors in schools would be re-evaluated at the end of October. Due to continued high COVID-19 case rates in Snohomish County, Monroe School District has made the decision to continue to not allow volunteers or visitors in schools at this time. We miss our volunteers and will continue to monitor case rates as we re-evaluate this decision in the new year.

Do you know a Monroe School District employee who deserves some much-needed recognition?

Monroe School District has launched a new employee recognition program, called the MSD Employee Honor Roll! This program is aimed at recognizing Monroe School District employees for exemplifying the district’s commitment and shared values through their service to our students, staff, families, and/or community.

Supervisors, fellow employees, parents and community members are encouraged to nominate ANY staff member for exemplifying any of the following:

  • Providing engaging learning opportunities through powerful instruction

  • Providing students with equitable access to learning and opportunities based on their unique, individual needs

  • Holding students to high standards

  • Using innovation to provide educational choice

  • Recognizing, honoring and building upon students’ strengths and passions

  • Engaging families and the community in the learning process

  • Preparing all students for college, careers and life beyond graduation

All nominees will be recognized, but only one in each employee category will be selected each month as the MSD Employee Honor Roll award recipients. Employee categories include:

  • Certificated (teachers, counselors, psychologists, etc)

  • Classified (paraeducators, nurses, office staff, bus drivers, food service, custodial, technology, maintenance, etc)

  • Substitutes and coaches

  • Administrators (Principals, assistant principals, directors, executive staff)

Nominate an employee now!


Picture Re-take Day is next Wednesday on Nov. 17th. If you are having your picture re-taken, please remember to bring your previous picture packet with you.


Student Race & Ethnicity Data Collection

There will be a final attempt to gather the information after Thanksgiving. If there is no response, schools are required to make the ethnicity and race selection for the student.

We are required by federal and state law to ask families to verify their child as either Hispanic/Latino or not Hispanic/Latino AND by one or more of 217 racial groups. We ask that families please respond to the two questions in Family Access for each of their students currently enrolled.

Please see OSPI Observer Identification guidelines at https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/cedars/pubdocs/guidelinesobserveridentification-newethnicityracecodes.pdf

More information can be found on our website.


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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Office Support

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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