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.


Bay Port Senior Gabby Every Named Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist


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Gabby Every, a senior at Bay Port High School, was selected as one of Wisconsin’s top youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program for honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Prudential representative James Lonick presented Every with an engraved bronze medallion and cited her accomplishments at the Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education meeting April 10.

Every served in a leadership role as the Wisconsin DECA Vice President of Community Service, during which time she established goals for the state organization in the areas of community engagement and involvement. Locally, Every worked with classmate Maggie Murphy to organize the “Bay Port vs. Cancer” fundraiser, pregame charity event at a Pirates home football game that raised more than $2,300 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. The event, which also aimed to support families in HSSD who had experienced cancer, featured two local students who survived the disease and were given the opportunity to run out on the field with the varsity players.

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 22nd year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

HSSD Gifted and Talented Team Wins 2017 Golden Apple Award

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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.