Lara Appointed to HSSD Board of Education

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Suamico resident Maria M. Lara was appointed to the Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education by unanimous vote at the Board’s June 11 meeting.

Lara received the third-highest vote total in the April 3 election, following current Board members Vanessa Moran and Jeff Eilers. She served on the Community Task Force for the successful 2018 referendum and is the mother of an eighth-grade student in the District. For more on Lara, see the campaign candidate coverage in The Press from the April election.

“I am grateful for the appointment to the Board of Education and I look forward to serving our community,” said Lara.

Lara fills the seat vacated by Laura Barnard who resigned due to a family move outside of District geographic boundaries. She will complete the remainder of Barnard’s term, which expires April 2019.

 

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.

 

 

Smith Named Howard-Suamico Education Foundation Director

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The Howard-Suamico Education Foundation (HSEF) Board is pleased to announce the selection of Nicole Smith as its first full-time Director. Founded in 1992 to provide financial support for teaching and learning in the Howard-Suamico School District, the HSEF identifies and cultivates community champions for the purposes of funding innovative projects, leadership development, educational enrichment and scholarship programs that benefit HSSD students.

In her new role, Smith will develop and nurture relationships with the community, businesses, families, and staff to create engagement in the purpose and vision of the foundation. She will oversee day-to-day operations of the foundation and serve as the liaison between the foundation board and the district.

“I am grateful for the community support of our schools and for the continued gifts of time and talent on our HSEF board,” said Smith. “I look forward to working with the board and our community to provide opportunities for students and staff to reach their full potential.”

“We are excited to have Nicole serve in this leadership role as an educator and a Bay Port alumna.” said HSEF vice-president Jayne McQuillan. “Our board is a growing group of passionate and engaged volunteers. Nicole’s vision and dedication will expand the influence and impact of the HSEF in our district and community.”

The HSEF will welcome Smith to the Director role July 2 following 10 years as a teacher in the Howard-Suamico School District, most recently on the Gifted and Talented team with whom she was a Golden Apple award recipient last year. Smith began her teaching career in third grade at Meadowbrook Elementary. She is a 2008 St. Norbert College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is also a 2004 graduate of Bay Port High School.

Smith and her husband, Billy, own and operate Bearcat’s Fish House in Algoma, Wis. They are proud parents of two daughters and a son.

 

Sweet Safari for Education Tickets on Sale Now – Third Annual Event Rescheduled for Friday, June 8, 5-8 p.m.

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The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, in partnership with the Howard-Suamico Education Foundation, is pleased to announce the third-annual hosting of a fundraising event:
The Sweet Safari for Education: A Wild Artistic Adventure.

The event will be held on Friday, May 11th, 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, carousel rides, and more. A special art show, featuring over 100 pieces of artwork from Howard-Suamico School District students, will also be on display for guests to enjoy.

Advance tickets are available at Festival Foods Green Bay West and Suamico; at the Howard-Suamico School District Office; and at the NEW Zoo’s Visitor Center building starting Tuesday, May 1st. Tickets will also be sold online at newzoo.org. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children under 3 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 Tasty Treat Stations and event sponsors: Anduzzi’s, BMO Harris Bank; Breadsmith; Festival Foods; Howard Suamico Business & Professional Association; Initiative One; Kohl’s; LaJava a Roasting House; Lamers Bus Lines, Inc.; Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits; Miron Construction; Montoure/Hanson/Teske Orthodontics; Optimists of Howard-Suamico; Poppin’ Z’s Gourmet Popcorn; RODAC Development & Construction, Woodman’s Markets; Zesty’s Frozen Custard & Grill.

Please note, the NEW Zoo will close from 4 to 5 p.m. on June 8th in order to prepare for the event.

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