Bay Port, Bay View Earn Spirit of Excellence Award Honors

Bay Port High School was named the Region 3 Spirit of Excellence award winner by the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils. Bay View Middle School earned runner-up status in the Junior and Middle School division this year, after being named statewide winner in 2015.

The schools were honored at the Milwaukee Bucks game last weekend. Congratulations to the student leaders involved in the nomination and portfolio development process.


(Bay Port High School student leaders. Left to right: Jesse Robak, Abbey Ambrosius, Alexis Tingley)


(Bay View Middle School student leaders. Left to right: Michaela Jordan, Ella Beauleau, Emma Drier, Brooke Huben, and Calvin Muraski)

Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction Includes 12 HSSD Teachers


Congratulations to our 12 HSSD Teachers of Distinction!

These individuals and teams will advance to the final round of consideration for the Golden Apple awards. The winners will be announced in early March and honored at the awards banquet April 19, 2017.

Jody Oberstar, Lineville
Jennifer Perry, Bay View
Kurt Prien, Bay View
Megan Zavernik, Forest Glen

Bay Harbor 3rd Grade Team:
Melissa Pieschek, Andy Brandt, Kristen Sperber

District Gifted and Talented Team:
Mike Jameson, Lyzette Maroszek, Brenda Rank, Danielle Schuh, Nicole Smith

HSSD Schools Meet or Exceed State Expectations


The Howard-Suamico School District and all eight of its schools meet or exceed expectations as defined in the new Accountability Report Cards released to the public today by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

“While we are pleased to see our schools meeting this measure as defined by the state, we know there are multiple ways to demonstrate and celebrate the success stories of our students,” said Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Ultimately today’s Accountability Report Cards are one data point among many that measure and affirm the achievements of our students in HSSD.”

Reports for the District and each school are available on the Wisconsin DPI website public portal dashboard.

School Grades Rating
(out of 100)
Bay Harbor Elementary K-4 83.2 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Forest Glen Elementary K-4 79.2   Exceeds Expectations
K-4 69.8 Meets
Meadowbrook Elementary K-4 74.9   Exceeds Expectations
K-4 92.2 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Lineville Intermediate 5-6 77.5 Exceeds Expectations
Bay View
Middle School
7-8 70.5 Meets
Bay Port
High School
9-12 70.2 Meets
Howard-Suamico School District K-12 75.4 Exceeds Expectations

Resource links:
Assessment literacy resources
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction resources

Bay Port Students are National Finalists for NHD Competition


Bay Port High School students (left to right) Ben Walters, Ben Hoskyn, and Jonah Lotter are national finalists in the annual National History Day event based on their state level performance last month. Out of over 10,000 students statewide, only 36 were chosen to advance to the national competition June 12-16 at the University of Maryland.

National History Day is a nationally recognized academic enrichment program dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history in grades 6-12. This yearlong academic program helps students to build critical thinking and research skills as they explore a topic of their own interest connected to an annual theme.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” Ben, Ben, and Jonah’s  topic is “Apollo 13: The Successful Failure” and they have chosen to share their research by creating a documentary. You can view their documentary here.

The trio is fundraising for an opportunity to travel to the national competition and present their research for judging and further awards. Visit their website to learn more and contribute.

Other notable performances at the state level came from Bay View Middle School students: two groups earned 3rd place finishes, one spot away from a national finalist designation. Nathan Jonet and Jack Anderson’s project on the creation of kindergarten and Mady Draak, Ava Krohn, and Anna Mittag’s research on the Little Rock 9 were honored. The Little Rock 9 team also earned a $250 cash award for the best civil rights research project at the state competition.



Patchak Named National History Day Teacher Ambassador

Patchak_Erin_ABay View Middle School 7th-8th grade Social Studies teacher Erin Patchak was named a National History Day Ambassador Teacher, the organization announced this week.

In conjunction with the award, Patchak will attend a national training workshop in July to collaborate with other leaders and help advance the National History Day mission to help students discover the power of history.

Here is the complete press release.

Greater Green Bay Chamber Honors Six HSSD Teachers of Distinction

Golden Apple ToD 2016

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced the 2016 Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction today. Congratulations to HSSD’s Lisa Hanson (Suamico Elementary), Victoria LeFevre (Bay View Middle), Vicki Quinn (Bay Port IB English team), Amy Richards (Bay Port IB English team), Vonnie Voight (Howard Elementary), and Katie Williams (Lineville Intermediate). These six teachers will move on to the next level of the selection process and will be guests at the Golden Apple Awards April 20, 2016. Click here for the complete list.