Bay View Middle School, in the Howard-Suamico School District, was recently named the “Spirit of Excellence Award” winner among middle schools in Wisconsin. The award is given to the top middle school in the state demonstrating excellence in leadership development, school spirit, sportsmanship, and service to school and community.
The award is sponsored by top state educational associations including the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils (WASC), the Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Educators (WAMLE), the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA), and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). Representatives of the organizations will attend an all-school assembly at Bay View on Thursday, March 5 to present the award to students, staff, and administration. The public and media are also welcome.
“This is a great honor for our middle school and our entire school district,” said Bay View Middle School Principal Steven Meyers. “To be recognized out of over 200 middle schools in the state of Wisconsin is a real tribute to our school’s commitment to offer students quality opportunities to develop service, leadership, sportsmanship, and school spirit. The Bay View staff continuously gives beyond expectations and our students respond in exemplary fashion.”
Meyers also recognized Bay View’s award-winning student council which applied for the award under the leadership of students Paige Kopke and Victoria Weseloh, and advisers Mary Swinford and Gail Burant.
Bay View Middle School was also a “Spirit of Excellence Award” winner in 2013 and was a runner-up for the award in 2014.