Wisconsin Association of School Boards honors Initiative One

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The WASB Business Honor Roll recognizes outstanding local businesses that support their schools. Member school boards nominated businesses which have been helpful to their schools over the past year. Green Bay’s Initiative One and its owners Fred and Tracy Johnson were recognized on the WASB 2016 Business Honor Roll. The company was featured in a “Teaming Up for Education” cover story in the October 2016 issue of Wisconsin School News.

Initiative One has provided leadership training and strategic planning support to the Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD). The District is also excited to engage in a pilot program with Initiative One to provide leadership training opportunities for our students as part of their support of the Upward Together campaign. Our work with Initiative One is transforming the practice of our leaders in HSSD. We are grateful for their support of our mission to “work together with families and community to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world.”

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HSSD Wins National School Communications Award of Excellence

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Suamico, Wis. – The Howard-Suamico School District was one of six districts nationwide to earn a National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Publications and Electronic Media Award of Excellence in Social Media, the organization announced this summer. The HSSD Week in Review Social Media Update was cited for its positive outcomes in four critiqued areas: goals and objectives, research and planning, execution and evaluation, and results.

NSPRA’s Publications and Electronic Media Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media and websites. The 2016 award marks the second straight year HSSD was honored for excellence among its national peers. The Upward Together Education Campaign print materials won an award of excellence in the Special Purpose Publication category in 2015.

“Our teachers and principals do exceptional work sharing good news from school every day,” said District Communications Coordinator Brian Nicol. “We embrace Social Media in our District as a way to tell our story and it is humbling to be recognized among the nation’s best.”

About NSPRA: The National School Public Relations Association is a non-profit professional association that is recognized as the leader in school communication. Founded in 1935, NSPRA provides school public relations and communication training and services to education leaders throughout North America and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity schools worldwide. Visit www.nspra.org or follow @NSPRA on Twitter.

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 6,100 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.

 

Chrysler World Joins HSSD Upward Together Campaign to Support New Bay Port Fieldhouse Scoreboards

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Suamico, Wis. – Chrysler World has donated $10,000 to the Howard-Suamico School District’s Upward Together campaign. The District will announce the donation in a pre-game ceremony tonight at the Bay Port High School boys basketball game vs. Pulaski. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m. The donation supported the new scoreboards in Bay Port’s fieldhouse.

“Without partnerships with local businesses we would not be able to have the programs and facilities we have in the Howard-Suamico School District,” said Bay Port Principal Mike Frieder. “We truly appreciate the support.”

“The Howard-Suamico community has been supporting us since the beginning. It was the right time to give back to the community,” said Chrysler World General Manager Pete Mueller. “Also, a number of our employees have children in the district schools including Bay Port so we thought it was important to participate in this way.”

About Chrysler World: The Abrams-based auto dealership has been serving Northeast Wisconsin since 2002. Chrysler World’s creation was the result of merging three smaller stores from the north into one facility near Green Bay.  The new location still makes Chrysler World easily accessible from Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Located only 10 minutes from Green Bay, Chrysler World has expanded their inventory to over 500 vehicles of various makes and models.  Customers will have many choices when fulfilling their vehicle needs.  Chrysler World also possesses a complete service, parts and collision center to further service its customers.  For more information about Chrysler World, visit www.chryslerworld.com.

 

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.

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HSSD Wins State’s Top School Communications Award

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From left to right: Communications Coordinator Brian Nicol, Executive Secretary Sharon Rentmeester, Teaching and Learning Secretary Debbie Dorn, Educational Programs Administrative Assistant Cheryl Schmidt, Print Center Manager Kathy Anderson, Director of Information Services and Technology Kyle Siech, Superintendent Damian LaCroix

Suamico, Wis. – The Howard-Suamico School District received three Spectrum Awards from the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) at the group’s fall conference November 5. The District also won the organization’s Lighthouse Award, the top honor among all school public relations and communications campaigns in the state during the past year. The new HSSD website design and naming rights sponsorship proposals were recognized with Spectrum Awards of Excellence. The Upward Together Education Campaign won the top prize Lighthouse Award for its positive media relations, event planning, and publicity outcomes.

Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored 25 school districts with awards.

“Spectrum Award winners exemplify the very best communications work in school districts across the state,” said WSPRA President Kevin Hickman. “The winners demonstrate the value of engaging stakeholders in order to build community support for Wisconsin’s public schools.”

WSPRA’s Spectrum Awards are judged by members of the Illinois School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) on a four-point scale in four areas: goals and objectives, research and planning, execution and evaluation and results.

“Sharing good news about our students, staff, and schools affirms the investment that our community continues to make in its school system,” said Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “It is gratifying to have our communications team recognized for its excellent work.”

About WSPRA: The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) is a professional association representing schools, school districts, educational associations, consulting agencies and organizations. WSPRA is a state affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The mission of WSPRA is to expand the capacity of its members to provide effective communication management for the purpose of strengthening educational opportunities for all students.

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.

 

Baylake Bank Joins HSSD Upward Together Campaign in Support of Back-to-School Program

Baylake donationBaylake Bank has pledged a $2,500 donation to the Howard-Suamico School District’s Upward Together campaign, the district announced today. The pledge will support The Giving Tree Back-to-School event which provides school supplies for district families in need.

“We are grateful for Baylake Bank’s generous support of the Howard-Suamico Upward Together Education Campaign,” said Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Our students benefit greatly from community partnerships such as these. When our neighboring businesses join us in support of schools and families, it strengthens our programs and creates even more opportunities for excellence.”

“Baylake Bank is proud to support the Howard-Suamico School District’s Back-to-School Program with our partnership and 2015 contribution,” said Baylake Bank Assistant Vice President Erica Shefchik. “Providing students with the right tools to help them learn and excel has a lasting effect on our kids, families, and community.”

About the Howard-Suamico School District: Founded in 1961, the nationally-recognized 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. 

About Baylake Bank: Baylake Bank is a Wisconsin based full-service financial institution that provides professional guidance and money management tools for individuals and businesses. Baylake Bank has been serving the Howard-Suamico community for more than 15 years; first opening an office in the Glenview Mall, then expanded into the current Financial Center in August of 2006 at 2502 Lineville Road. Services include mobile banking and deposit, mortgage & consumer lending, comprehensive business services, retirement planning, trust and asset management, and private banking for wealth management.  Equal Housing Lender.  Member FDIC.