HSSD Gifted and Talented Team Wins 2017 Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple 2017

The Howard-Suamico Gifted and Talented team was selected as a Golden Apple award recipient, the Greater Green Bay Chamber announced today. The team was surprised with the award this morning at the District Office and Training Center. Team members include Lyzette Maroszek, Brenda Rank, Mike Jameson, Nicole Smith, and Danielle Schuh. The team joins six individual award winners from throughout Northeast Wisconsin who will be honored at the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Congratulations!

 

 

Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction Includes 12 HSSD Teachers

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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

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

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

Greater Green Bay Chamber Honors Six HSSD Teachers of Distinction

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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.

Three HSSD Elementary Schools Earn PBIS Recognition

MeadowbrookPBIS School of DistinctionThree Howard-Suamico School District elementary schools were recognized by the Wisconsin Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Network for their efforts in implementing and sustaining the program this year. Meadowbrook Elementary was named a School of Distinction. Forest Glen Elementary was named a School of Merit for the second straight year, and Howard Elementary earned School of Merit recognition for the first time.

About the Wisconsin PBIS Network: The Wisconsin PBIS Network (www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org) is a collaborative project between DPI and the 12 CESAs to provide high quality PBIS professional development and technical assistance regionally throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin PBIS Network operates within the Wisconsin RtI Center (www.wisconsinrticenter.org) to help Wisconsin schools implement and sustain Response to Intervention (RtI) systems to support the behavioral and academic needs of ALL students. An advisory group that includes educators and other stakeholder groups helps to guide the PBIS initiative. For more information on PBIS in Wisconsin, please visit the Wisconsin PBIS Network at www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org.

About the Howard-Suamico School District: Founded in 1961, the Howard-Suamico School District encompasses 53 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico – just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field – the district serves approximately 6,000 students in eight schools and 10 community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 26th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. The HSSD vision, mission and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, follow us on Twitter (@HSSD) or visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us.

Howard Elementary School Receives National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Secretary of Education

2015 Eagle CMYKHoward, Wis. – The United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced today that Howard Elementary School is the recipient of a 2015 National Blue Ribbon award. Howard Elementary is one of 335 schools nationwide to earn the honor this year, joining Suamico Elementary School (2013) and Bay View Middle School (1993) as Blue Ribbon-recognized schools in the Howard-Suamico School District. The Department of Education will honor the award-winning schools at a recognition ceremony Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

Howard Elementary’s selection is in recognition of its ability to maintain high achievement standards over the last five years. Most notable are literacy and math results that rank among the top 15 percent in the state, earning Howard “Exemplary High Performing Schools” status. Howard was among eight Wisconsin public schools nominated by State Superintendent Tony Evers.

This National Blue Ribbon acknowledgement has occurred only four other times in the Greater Green Bay area in the last 25 years. In addition to the Howard-Suamico School District’s two prior award-winners, Beaumont Elementary of Green Bay Public Schools was recognized in 2011 and Jackson Elementary in Green Bay was honored in 2006.

“Our mission is to work together with families and community to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world,” said Howard-Suamico Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “The National Blue Ribbon award is a wonderful affirmation of that mission. We are thrilled for our Howard Elementary students, staff, and families.”

“Howard Elementary School is a special place because we have a collaborative, nurturing, and child-centered learning community with focus on relationships, continuous learning and growth,” said Howard Elementary Principal Kristin Ashley. “Our culture here is a successful blend of the art and science of teaching.”

“This award is meaningful because it provides recognition of a proven model that every child can learn, fulfill their goals and create a pathway to their dreams,” said former Howard Elementary Principal Vickie Dassler, who retired at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Howard Elementary School was established in 1955 and enrolls 289 kindergarten through fourth grade students. Located in Howard, Wisconsin it is one of the eight schools in the Howard-Suamico School District, including Bay Port High School. Technology is heavily integrated in the elementary environment and the staff sets improvement goals centered on individual student growth. The school’s literacy program was singled out for recognition from the International Literacy Association earlier this year as a model for instruction.

The National Blue Ribbon announcement comes on the heels of the school’s rating as “significantly exceeds expectations” on the 2014 state report card. The state’s “exceeds expectations” rating was awarded to the Howard-Suamico School District and the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence recognized the district with the Wisconsin Forward Proficiency Award in 2011. Other recent district distinction includes Bay View’s “Spirit of Excellence” honor in 2015 as the state’s top middle school and Bay Port being recognized by Newsweek as a 2013 “America’s Best High School.”

About the Howard-Suamico School District: Founded in 1961, the Howard-Suamico School District encompasses 53 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico – just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field – the district serves approximately 6,000 students in eight schools and 10 community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 26th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. The HSSD vision, mission and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, follow us on Twitter (@HSSD) or visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us.