Bay Port’s Heusterberg-Richards Named WCTE State Teacher of Excellence


Amy Heusterberg-Richards, an English Language Arts teacher at Bay Port High School, has been selected as the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence award winner, the organization announced this spring.

In selecting Heusterberg-Richards as its state-level award winner, the WCTE cited her leadership and collaboration as hallmarks of successful practice.

“Amy’s investment in professional development, focused on the intersection of English and technology, is notable among her peers,” said WCTE selection committee member and UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor of English David Roloff. “The wide variety of her classes, from remedial to IB English, and her service as an advisor to a number of extracurricular groups demonstrate her dedication to her students.”

Heusterberg-Richards was nominated for the award by her colleagues within the Bay Port High School English department.

“Amy is an outstanding teacher,” said Bay Port High School Principal Mike Frieder. “She understands the importance of building quality relationships with all her students, she has high expectations, and she is passionate about teaching.”

She will receive the honor along with other state honorees at the National Council of Teachers of English convention in November.


Bay View Middle School Teams Earn State, National Awards for Financial Savvy

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Congratulations to Mr. Kelly’s Bay View Middle School teams on their recognition for financial savvy and performance in the PNC Bank Christmas Price Index SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game Challenge. Students researched and predicted the total cost of purchasing all the gifts from the classic holiday song.

Middle School 1st place Wisconsin/2nd place nationally
($150 gift card each + trophy)
Emma, Avery, Myranda

Middle School 2nd place Wisconsin
($100 gift card each + plaque)
Eli, Braden, Braeden

Thank you to PNC Bank, the SIFMA Foundation, and Economics Wisconsin for a wonderful awards ceremony and prizes.



Bay Port and Bay View Earn “Spirit of Excellence Award” as Best in State

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Bay Port High School and Bay View Middle School in the Howard-Suamico School District were named the “Spirit of Excellence Award” winners as the top high school and middle school in the state demonstrating excellence in leadership development, school spirit, sportsmanship, and service to school and community. It is the first time in the history of the statewide award that a middle school and high school from the same district were honored in the same year.

Schools across the state submitted detailed portfolios highlighting their achievements in various areas including leadership, service, and lowering the achievement gap. The portfolios were then judged by a team of school and affiliate organization leaders from throughout Wisconsin.

The award is presented by Wisconsin Association of School Councils, Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Education, and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. The schools celebrated the achievement with award presentations at school pep rallies on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

“Our student council does an excellent job promoting school spirit and provides countless opportunities for student involvement,” said Bay Port Principal Mike Frieder. “I’m proud of our excellent group of student and staff leaders.”

“This is a great honor for our middle school and our entire school district,” said Bay View Middle School Principal Steven Meyers.  “For our students to be named at the top of the state out of over 200 middle schools in Wisconsin is a real tribute. Our staff continuously gives beyond what’s expected and our students respond in exemplary fashion.”

Bay View was also a “Spirit of Excellence Award” winner in 2013 and 2015.

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


Bay View, Lineville Earn National Healthy Schools Award


Bay View Middle School and Lineville Intermediate School are among 15 Wisconsin schools to be named among the 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools. There were 323 schools nationwide which earned the honor.

“These schools have worked to serve healthier meals and snacks, increase physical activity, offer high-quality physical and health education programs, and empower school leaders to become healthy role models,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said. “Congratulations on receiving the National Healthy Schools Award.”

Click here to view the complete DPI press release and announcement.

Bay Port’s Thomas Monfre Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

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Bay Port High School Senior Thomas Monfre has been named a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Monfre is among a group of 15,000 students nationwide to earn the designation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He becomes the 37th student in school history to earn the honor.

Thomas will attend Dartmouth College where he will pursue studies in Computer Science and Digital Arts. As part of a stellar academic record at Bay Port, Thomas was a participant in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program where he is eligible for certificates in English, German, and History. Outside of the classroom, he was a two-time nationals qualifier for DECA and served as a drum major for the Bay Port Band. He was a leader on the stage crew for the Bay Port Performing Arts Center as senior lighting technician and also participated in FBLA, National Honor Society, YSL, and German Club.

Thomas will be honored for his National Merit Scholarship finalist designation at the Monday, May 8 Board of Education meeting. He is the son of Bill and Karen Monfre of Howard.