Tickets on Sale Now for 2nd Annual Sweet Safari for Education at the NEW Zoo – May 12th, 5-8 p.m.

sweetsafari2

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, in partnership with the Howard-Suamico Education Foundation, is pleased to announce the second-annual hosting of a fundraising event: The Sweet Safari for Education, A Wild Artistic Adventure.  This event will be held on Friday, May 12th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Sweet Safari will feature free samples of tasty treats from a variety of local vendors and restaurants.  While guests make their way through the zoo to enjoy these delicious samples, they can also participate in several other fun activities, including children’s games, live animal encounters, free carousel rides, and more. A special art show, featuring over 100 pieces of artwork from Howard-Suamico School District students, will be on display in the Mayan Restaurant.  These works of art will feature endangered species, including species found at the NEW Zoo!

Advance tickets are available at several local Festival Foods locations: De Pere, Green Bay East, Green Bay West, Green Bay North, and Suamico; at the Howard-Suamico School District Office; and at the NEW Zoo’s Visitor Center building starting Monday, May 1st.  Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children under 2 will be free.

All proceeds raised during the event will benefit education programs, both at the NEW Zoo and throughout the Howard-Suamico School District.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and Tasty Treat Stations:

Anduzzi’s Sports Club; Bayland Excavating; Beerntsen’s Candies; Breadsmith; CheeseCake Heaven, Inc.; Festival Foods; Great American Cookie Company; Kohl’s; LaJava a Roasting House; Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits; Meijer; Miron Construction; Monkey Tailz; Montoure/Hanson/Teske Orthodontics; Olde World Pastries Plus LLC; Optimists of Howard-Suamico; Poppin’ Z’s Gourmet Popcorn; Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria; SMT Machine & Tool, Inc.; Townline Pub & Grill; WEC Energy Group; Winner Green Gum; Wisconsin Public Service Foundation; Woodman’s Markets; Zesty’s Frozen Custard & Grill.

Please note, the NEW Zoo will close from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12th in order to prepare for the event.

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.

Krueger Selected for Lexington Institute Fellowship

 

Dennis Krueger high res 2014The Lexington Institute recently announced its second class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) fellows, including Dennis Krueger, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs for the Howard-Suamico School District. The cohort includes leaders from public school districts ranging in size from 2 schools to 94, in states from Georgia to California.

“This fellowship represents an excellent opportunity for the Howard-Suamico School District to learn and lead as we move forward in our efforts to personalize learning for our students,” said Krueger. “It is humbling and exciting to represent our community at the national level.”

In addition to Krueger, the fellowship cohort includes: Angelique Nedved (Lawrence Public Schools, KS), Eric Hibbs (Marlboro Township Public Schools, NJ), Juan Cabrera (El Paso ISD), Valya Lee (Liberty County, GA), Wanda Creel (Gainesville City School System, GA), Kim Hendon (Roanoke City Schools, AL), Richard Hughes (Central Valley CSD, NY), David Pyle (Nuview School District, CA), and Kevin West (Roselle Public Schools, NJ).

The new fellows begin working together this month as part of a prestigious personalized learning fellowship sponsored by the Lexington Institute, a non-profit public policy think tank focused on education reform.  Over the course of two rounds for the fellowship, over 100 leaders applied for a coveted spot.  The first and second cohorts each supported the learning of 10 districts.

“I am thrilled with the caliber of these superintendents we have selected to be part of this program,” said Don Soifer, Executive Vice President of the Lexington Institute. “The commitment to being leaders for personalizing learning for all students that each of these fellows – and our 30 finalists – has shown makes me confident for the future of American education.”

Cohort leaders were selected because of their leadership qualities, their vision, and their ability to impact fundamental change in their district. Each leader has already demonstrated a commitment to personalize learning in their district, but each district is at a different stage in its personalized learning journey. The second cohort of LELA fellows will begin work with strategy sessions in their districts, followed by intensive supports, a gathering in March, and a final showcase in DC in June.  In addition to learning from each other and Education Elements, each district will be paired with an experienced mentor, who has launched personalized learning in their own district.  Mentors for this round include: James Bailey and Jaraun Denis of Uinta School District One, Wyoming; Ken Eastwood and Amy Creeden of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York; Matt Akin of Piedmont City Schools, Alabama; Dena Cushenberry and Ryan Russell of Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indiana, and Darwin Stiffler of Yuma School District One, Arizona.

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.

##hssd##

 

Bay View Presented with “Spirit of Excellence” award as state’s top Middle School

bvsoe bvsoe2

Bay View Middle School in the Howard-Suamico School District was named the “Spirit of Excellence Award” winner as the top middle school in the state demonstrating excellence in leadership development, school spirit, sportsmanship, and service to school and community. The honor was presented at the school Thursday by statewide educational leaders as part of an energetic all-school assembly.

“This is a great honor for our middle school and our entire school district,” said Bay View Middle School Principal Steven Meyers.  “The Bay View staff continuously gives beyond expectations and our students respond in exemplary fashion. This award speaks to their character and goodness as people. There is no place I’d rather be and no group of people I would rather work with.”

The award is the result of an extensive application process guided by student leaders Paige Kopke and Victoria Weseloh on behalf of the Bay View student council and student body. Accepting the award, Weseloh shared credit with her audience.

“Every single student had something to do with this award,” said Weseloh. “And thank you to our incredible staff for helping us earn this incredible achievement.

As she introduced the presentation, Michelle McGrath, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils (WASC), identified the characteristics that separated Bay View’s portfolio from over 200 middle schools across the state.

“Your outstanding examples of leadership truly set the bar for middle schools in the state of Wisconsin,” said McGrath.

Shelley Joan Weiss, past president of the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education and current representative on the National Middle School Association Board was also present to address the students, adding, “This is an award that represents what you do day-in and day-out as middle school students. How good I feel to know we have this kind of passion and dedication leading us into the future.”

Howard-Suamico Superintendent Damian LaCroix joined Meyers and Weseloh in accepting the award. He shared his pride in the achievement with students and staff, saying, “Excellence is never an accident; excellence is intentional.”

Bay View Middle School, serving 840 students in grades 7 and 8, was also a “Spirit of Excellence Award” winner in 2013 and was a runner-up for the award in 2014.

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.

Beth Ruh Named Golden Apple Winner

2015-03-05 10.36.09

Forest Glen Elementary physical education teacher Beth Ruh was honored with the Golden Apple award today in a surprise ceremony at the school. Michelle Hansen from the ShopKo Foundation and Michelle Melby of Fox 11 presented the award to Ruh to a chorus of cheers from her 4th grade class. Ruh was among seven teachers and teams honored today from a pool of highly-talented nominees. The Green Bay Area of Chamber of Commerce will host the Golden Apple Awards April 22, 2015.

Bay View Robotics Teams Enjoy Success at State Championships

Robotics 1 Robotics 2
As part of the school’s engineering opportunities, both of Bay View Middle School’s robotics teams demonstrated high performance at the FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics Tournament Saturday, February 28 in Watertown, Wis. AFOOFA (All For One One For All) and R2D2 (Robotics 2 Deliver 2morrow) both earned first place awards for Teamwork and Inspiration. AFOOFA was also nominated for the Innovative Project award, while R2D2’s robot placed an impressive 10th in a field of 36 that was narrowed from over 300 teams in Wisconsin. Congratulations to Mr. Prien and the robotics teams for their accolades.

Bay View Middle School Awarded State “Spirit of Excellence” Honor

BV shieldBay 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.