Zimdars Named Wisconsin School Business Official of the Year

Zimdars_Betty_AThe Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials selected Howard-Suamico School District Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Betty Zimdars, as its 2015 School Business Official of the Year. The award was announced last week at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards state education convention in Milwaukee. Highlighted among numerous professional accomplishments during Zimdars’ 27-year career at the Howard-Suamico School District is an active streak of 15 consecutive years winning the Association of School Business Officials Meritorious Budget Award.

“Betty is a true ambassador for public education,” said Howard-Suamico Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Navigating the sometimes unpredictable waters of public school finance requires foresight, creativity and a firm commitment to the District’s educational mission. Betty has devoted countless hours to the improvement of the Howard-Suamico School District and we are thrilled to see her recognized by her peers with this award.”

The selection includes a $500 award and a $1,500 scholarship to be presented in Zimdars’ name to a 2015 graduating senior of Bay Port High School.

Bay Port, The Giving Tree Win $15,000 from Cellcom Project Innovate

CellcomCellcom awarded Bay Port High School and The Giving Tree $15,000 for a second-place finish in the Project Innovate voting challenge. The funds will be used to support individual wireless internet access devices for families in need who cannot provide wireless access at home. After residing in fifth place for most of the month-long competition among 11 local schools, Bay Port supporters rallied to finish second in the closing days of the competition. In the photo shown at right, Bay Port High School Principal Mike Frieder and Bay View Middle School Technology Integration Specialist Amy Arbogash accept the award from Nancy Loberger of Cellcom/Nsight Telservices.

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Attention Alumni: Bay Port Partnering with Harris Connect to Produce Publication


Bay Port alumni change e-mails, jobs and locations making it hard to keep up with them. The Howard-Suamico School District has contracted with Harris Connect to update contact information for our alumni so that they can keep up-to-date on news, activities, and events. Harris will also help produce a hardcover publication that will allow alumni to reconnect with old friends as well as network professionally. Although everyone on the class rolls will be included in the alumni directory, no one is under any obligation to purchase a directory.

Harris specializes in alumni and membership publications and the data specifications involved with this type of project. Alumni will be contacted by email and/or regular mail or by phone over the next few months to verify and update contact information including class year, college achievements, and current work trade.  Thank you in advance for your participation.