Portraits of Success is a webpage to highlight Students for achievement throughout the year.

Visit the Staff Awards website for staff and building awards.


Solar Olympics

Nine Bay Port students from the Principles of Engineering class and Environmental Club participated in the annual Solar Olympics May 14.  The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and hosted by UW-Oshkosh. It challenged students from twenty-four area high schools to demonstrate various skills by designing, constructing, and demonstrating projects related to solar energy. The Bay Port team entered projects in solar water heater, cooker, racecar, photography, and T-shirt design. The Hot Water Heater team earned a silver medal in that event: Robbie Burton,

Curtis Ward, Tyler Zaidel, Marc McGuire, Mitch Moylan, Nate Hanitz, Danielle Krentz, Elizabeth Rosio, Caleb Jorgensen


Congratulations Justin Barhite

Justin Barhite, a senior at Bay Port High School in Green Bay was named the Wisconsin state male winner of the 2012-­‐13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board.

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Three students qualified as National Merit Scholarship Finalist at Bay Port

Justin Barhite
Theodoros Shim
Benjamin Stampfl


The Howard-Suamico School District congratulates the 91 individuals and 4 teams who have been nominated for a Golden Apple Award. 
The 2013 Golden Apple Awards Dinner Program is April 17, 6:30-10:00 pm, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. The program will be televised live on FOX 11 TV from 9-10 p.m.

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Howard-Suamico School District Receives $1,500 Scholarship from Trane in Energy Star School Challenge
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Hoops for Troops boys’ basketball game raises over a thousand dollars.

The Bay Port Military Support Club held a “Hoops for Troops” fundraiser at the boys’ basketball game Friday, December 14.  Local businesses and supporters donated over one thousand dollars.  Rick Schadewald, Faculty Advisor to the Military Support Club collected the money and it will be used by the club to pay postage for care packages for Bay Port graduates serving in the military overseas. 

Congrats to BP students
on Brown County's Teen
Leadership Board:
Ruby Boettcher Molly Gaboury Hunter Eiden Madeline Reed

Award Winner

Howard-Suamico School District recognized by the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence as a Proficiency Award Winner; the only K-12 school system recognized this year for commitment to implementation of quality and performance management processes.

Summer School

Summer School, Swim Lessons & Summer Academy

More than 3,000 students were enrolled in summer school offerings and over 1,000 in the swim program! We are proud of the fact that our facilities are utilized year-round and that so many of our families are investing in additional learning opportunities for their children.

Portraits of Success

Up & Coming Nashville Star Returns to Former Elementary School

HOKeslerDeRuyter2.jpgKesler De Ruyter, Bay Port High School graduate and rising Nashville country music star, returned home to Howard Elementary School to spend some time before Thanksgiving break to visit with the 4th graders. He spoke about the importance of school and working hard for what you want in life, setting goals, following your dreams, and being a good person all of the time. Two weeks ago, Kesler signed with a publishing company then flew home to sing “The National Anthem” at the Packer-Vikings game before spending some time with his family. He picked up a guitar at the age of 7, but never had any formal lessons.  He has been busy writing songs for a while. Vande Hei, 4th Grade Teacher, remembers Kesler as “a quiet yet active boy with an amazing voice”.  Amy Bero, Music Teacher said, “I knew he would become someone someday if he continued to sing”. We are so proud of Kesler and look forward to following him on his path to continued success! He will begin touring next year.

Bay Port Academic Decathlon Team

The 2012-2013 Academic Decathlon teams from Bay Port High School represented Wisconsin in the Large School Online National Finals April 26. 

Wisconsin’s State Finals Division winners have participated in USAD’s “National Virtual Competition” for the past six years. This year’s theme was “Russia.”  Bay Port High placed 4th among the nine schools in their second year in the Large School division. Decathletes individually tested, accumulating points for the team total.  The online competition included Art, Economics, Essay, Language and Literature, Math, Music, Science and Social Science and excluded Speech, Interview, and the Super Quiz.  Led by Coach Janelle Bailey, Bay Port’s second national online competition earned the all new nine-member team six individual medals with an overall score of 22,904.  Honor student Ben Stampfl was the highest scoring student on the team = $250 scholarship and captured a Silver medal in Science and two Bronze medals in Art and Economics.  Also in the Honor category, Justin Barhite won a bronze medal in Lang. & Lit.  Scholastic student Corey Stevenson earned two Silver medals in Essay and Math. Bay Port Team: Justin Barhite, Courtney Guc, Matt Grosam, Ben Stampfl, Natalya Mudry, Nick Hubbard, Taylor Willems,Corey Stevenson, Travis Morton




Photo-Bay Port Academic Decathlon Team: Front, L to R: Travis Morton, Matthew Grosam, Courtney Guc, Natalya Mudry, Taylor Willems

Back, L to R: Coach Janelle Bailey, Nick Hubbard, Justin Barhite, Ben Stampfl, Corey Stevenson



Lineville Intermediate Environmental Science Fair

LVScienceFair.jpgAnother great success and incredible display of knowledge were evident at the Environmental Science Fair! Thank you to all of the students and their families who took the time to research and create projects.   The evaluators raved about the ingenuity and complexity of the students’ work.  They were impressed with what the kids knew about their topics, how excited they were and how well they communicated their thoughts.  All of these are very important lifelong skills. Thank you to the following staff and community members who helped to make this fair a success: Laura Vandenberg of Sanimax for their Exhibition and monetary support; Casey Lamensky, DNR Waste Management Specialist Exhibit, American Transmission Company for donating the prizes for the top three projects; Boat House Science Fair Planning Committee and Howard-Suamico Staff who evaluated the projects; Steve DeBauche, Custodian for setting up and taking down the displays. We look forward to the 2014 Environmental Science Fair. Kim Lemberger, Environmental Science Fair Coordinator

Cornerstones for Success

BVPh EdUWWhitewatergrantwheelchairBasketball.jpgThe UW-Whitewater wheelchair men’s basketball team visited Bay View Middle School

Bay View Physical Education teachers, Ms. Bloemer, Mr.Knutson, and Mr. Neuser wrote a grant to bring UW - Whitewater wheelchair basketball to Bay View Middle School. Fifty students at Bay View Middle School experienced firsthand what it is like to play basketball in a wheelchair during an assembly presented by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball Team. In the program, called “Cornerstones for Success,” the assembly began with an introduction of the players and background information about their disability, their lives and experiences.


Cornerstones for success is a unique program that dispels myths about persons who have a disability and shows students how they can be successful in and out of the classroom. The team brings world class athletes who happen to have a disability to schools to "tell it like it is" about life with a disability. They will share with students the successes they have experienced both on and off the basketball court, and show how these experiences have benefited their overall lifestyle. Past presentations have served as motivation for many students throughout the Midwest by pointing out that everyone has challenges that must be overcome.



Fashion and Design at Bay Port is a Work of Art and Gift from the Heart

Students in Judith Greisinger’s Fashion and Interior Design class presented Stacy, Representative from the Golden House a donation of her students made.  Students made a pair themselves and volunteered time and materials to make several more pairs for mothers and children in need at the Golden House.


Students in the class designed and sewed individual tote bags to display as a work of art that is useful too. The final projects were displayed at the Art Fair at LaJava May 17.


Names of students in photo with totes: Natalie McNamara,Sonya McGrane,Miranda Moen, Kirsten Brunette, Grace Gretz,Morgan Grib,Brooke Harris, Allison Gorniak, Sara Toraason, & Meghan Groeschel. Front row, left to right: Jenny Vega, Tahlia Rasmussen, Desirae Nachtwey, Emerson Pirlott, Sophia Styczynski, nthoni Ahnen


Howard Students & Staff Participate in the LUV2RUN Program

HowardLuv2Run.JPG40 Howard Elementary Students five Staff & several Alumni students participated in the Prevea Luv2Run (L2R) program which is its training program for the Cellcom Green Bay 5K.  Prevea L2R is a six-week program designed to prepare elementary and middle school age children for the 3.1-mile Cellcom Green Bay 5K held on May 18. The Luv2Run program was developed in 2008 through a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay and the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon to increase youth interest in the sport of running. The program aims to engage youth in a positive free time activity that can turn into a lifelong healthy hobby. Prevea signed on in this year as the title sponsor of the program.

Leading the Way

Bay Port StudentsLucy Nezbed and Jennifer Holloway will be representing Bay Port High School at two summer leadership programs this summer.  Lucy will attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminars (WILS), program at UW-Whitewater. WILS identifies outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin for being responsible citizens in their community and/or school and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.

They fulfill this mission through an annual 3-day leadership seminar encouraging leadership development through emphasis on personal responsibility, volunteerism, increased awareness of social issues, and open-minded analysis of all sides of an issue when making


Jennifer Holloway will attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program at Edgewater College. Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. Holloway is being sponsored by the Howard-Suamico Optimist Club.

Hat-Head Rock Going Viral

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Watch for the premiere of a new song featured on YouTube played featuring the Lineville Intermediate School 5th grade band. "Hat-Head Rock", is a musical composition featuring wind, brass and percussion instruments written by Andrew Zipperer, Band Director. This recording and posting on YouTube constitutes a "World Premiere" of this piece, which was written in January 2013. A link to the YouTube recording is available on the Lineville Intermediate School band webpage:
http://lineville.hssd.k12.wi.us/band Hat-Head Rock: Lineville Intermediate School 5th grade Band


Donate Life Student CouncilThe Bay View Student Council, in conjunction with area businesses -- Team Apparel, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Festival Foods and Sam’s Club -- held the first ever-northeastern Wisconsin Donate Life walk on Saturday, April 20 at Bay View Middle School. The walk hosted approximately 200 walkers and raised just over $3000! Festivities before the walk included DJ entertainment from Top Hat Entertainment, comedy provided by our very own Maestra’s Funny Bunch and Zumba led by Jenn Schultz.  Surprise visits included Senator Rob Cowles and three Packer players – Morgan Burnett, Sean Richardson, and Jerron McMillian -- and their coach, Darren Perry. Silent auction items were donated from many area businesses, making the day a total success. The Student Council is already looking forward to next year’s walk, which will be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2014. Get the date on your calendar today!

State Forensic Winners Bring Home the Gold!

Gold Medal WinnersThirteen Bay Port High School students achieved a perfect score of 25 to receive a gold medal at the State Forensics competition in Madison April 19. Receiving a perfect score is difficult in a very competitive environment of talented students.  Photo:  Front row l to r: Allia, Kenzie, Maddie, Megan, Hannah

Back row-l to r: Katie, Courtney, Mariah, Aly, Megan, Haley Stevenson, Caitlyn (Teddy Shim, not in photo).


2013 Wisconsin Public Service Volunteer Awards

Volunteer AwardMorgan, Senior, Bay Port High School, received the WPS/Schreiber Volunteer Youth Award. Morgan began to volunteer at the age of seven when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She then became engaged in the Service Learning Club at Bay Port High School. Over the past four years, Morgan has surpassed 1,500 hours of volunteer services throughout Northeast Wisconsin. She has focused most of her efforts through the American Cancer Society raising money through several events, including the Relay for Life, Breast Health Walk, Runway for a Cure, American Cancer Birthday Run, and many other cancer related events. Morgan has also assisted people with a variety of health issues by volunteering at both St. Vincent and St. Mary's Hospitals. Morgan continued to volunteer even when she was facing some of her own health challenges. At the age of 14, she was diagnosed with a disease that caused a swelling of the optic nerve and fluid on the brain, causing her to lose her peripheral vision and could have caused permanent blindness. After months of doctors' appointments and tests, she underwent brain surgery. Even during this emotionally and physically difficult time, Morgan continued to volunteer. Kris Shuller and Erin Davison, Anchors for Local WFRV-TV 5 News are in the photograph with Morgan.

National History Day Winners

BV National History Day Champs 2013.jpgOn Saturday, April 6, a group of Bay View students competed at the Northeastern Wisconsin Regional National History Day Competition on the UW Green Bay Campus.  Students chose a historical topic related to the annual theme, "Turning Points in History" and then conducted months of primary and secondary research. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing a conclusion about the significance of their topics, they presented their work in the form of exhibits, performances, documentaries, and websites to history professors and professionals on campus.  Six Bay View entries, won their divisions and will take their projects to the state level competition on Saturday, May 4 on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus.  The picture shows the student winners following the awards ceremony.  Names and project titles are listed below.  Congratulations to all participants and good luck at state! Junior Group Performance: "Title IX: Bat "Her" Up"- Gabby and Maggie Junior Group Exhibit: "Ruby Bridges: Silent Steps to Greater Schooling"- Liv and Jada

Junior Individual Website: National Historic Preservation Act- Simon

Junior Group Documentary: "Jackie Robinson" Changing the Race, the Face, of American Sports"- Brett, Quinn, Cole

Junior Group Exhibit: "Wright Brothers: Fathers of Flight"- Tommy and Cole

Junior Individual Website: "The Boston Massacre: A Spark that Started the Revolution"  Andrew


Spirit of Excellence Award

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Bay View Middle School was awarded the state Spirit of Excellence Award for middle schools.   The award is given for “the top middle school in the state demonstrating excellence in leadership development, sportsmanship, initiatives, and service.”

This honor is awarded by the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils (WASC), the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA), the Association of School Administrators (AWSA), and other statewide leaders

To celebrate this achievement, Bay View will receive a school banner and an assembly featuring statewide leaders.  The assembly will take place on March 6.

Members of the selection committee and supporters of this award include the WIAA, WASDA, WASC, WAMLE, PTA, Rotary, and WEA Trust.

A special thank you goes out to Spirit of Excellence Award Chair, Courtney Jarvey, Student Council Advisors Mrs. Swinford and Mrs. Burant, and our entire Student Council for their hard work in nominating our school.

Congratulations Bay View, your spirit of excellence, makes our middle school number one out of over 200 middle schools in the state of Wisconsin. 

Empowering Yourself No Matter What

LVPackerDavissubjectofEmpoweringSelf.JPGStudents at Lineville Intermediate School had the opportunity to hear Rob Davis from the Green Bay Packer Organization. His presentation focused on empowering yourself no matter what circumstances come your way. He used the word CULTURE as an acronym for students to remember the following things: C-care about something (I don’t care are 3 dangerous words), U-understand what is expected of you( there should be no gray areas), L- have loyalty towards someone or something, T-toughness (not being tough) but who do you answer to when you are feeling down, U-utilization of everyone and everything to get you to where you want to be in life, R-respect yourself (love the person you see in the mirror every day, find a way to earn in and keep it), E-education you need it to help yourself become a confident human being who can communicate and create opportunities for yourself.

HSSD Launches 3rd Grade Financial Literacy Program

PennythePigSchmidtke.JPGThe Howard-Suamico School District launched a new financial literacy program for 3rd grade students.  Through a DPI financial literacy grant and the support of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, each 3rd grade student received a Penny the Pig piggy bank.  The four slotted piggy bank teaches students the concepts of “saving,” “spending,” “donating,” and “investing.”

Financial institution representatives from Associated Bank, Bank Mutual, BMO Harris Bank, Fox Communities Credit Union and Nicolet Bank introduced the students to the program through classroom presentations.  Follow up take home activities will be on-going throughout the school year.   Students will track their spending habits and periodically report on their experience in allocating money to the four areas.

Congratulations to Chris and Dylan, new school weight lifting record holders at Bay Port High School.  Dylan broke the squat record in the 153-pound weight class with a lift of 335 pounds and Chris broke the power clean record in the 142-pound weight class with a lift of 195 pounds.  The weight lifting record board was established in the year 2000.

Gold Health Award

BVhealthAward.pngBay View Middle School recently was named a Gold Wisconsin School Health Award winner by the State of Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin School Health Award was created as a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote healthy eating; physical activity; alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free lifestyles; and parental and community involvement.  Congratulations Bay View!
Pictured:  Mr. Meyers, Principal, Mr. Josh Neuser, Mr. Harvey Knutson, Mrs. Kimberly Kolz, and Ms. Kaitlyn Bloemer.  

First Student CSWP Certified

BPJakeCSWP.jpgCongratulations to Jake Rosio for becoming a Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP).  He is the first student Bay Port High School to become CSWP certified one of a select few high school students in the state of Wisconsin to be CSWP certified.  In the current time where some of the world’s largest manufacturers require a SolidWorks certification to even receive an interview, Bay Port’s S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy and students remain ahead of the curve in this very competitive environment. 


Award Winning Artist

First Place
Bay Port student Kaylee Huben's drawing titled My Little Sister was awarded First Place for the eighth Congressional district in the 2013 Congressional Art Completion.  Each spring, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school art competition, An Artistic Discovery. This contest is open to all high school students in the each district. Kaylee’s artwork will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, United States Capital, Washington D.C.  Photo:  l to r:   Congressman Reid J. Ribble, Kaylee Huben, Mr. Klewer, Art Teacher

Troops Supporting the Troops: Girl Scout Cookies

Across the nation, Girl Scout troops supported American troops serving overseas by sending Girl Scout cookies to them.  In our community, the Bay Port High School Military Support Club and local Girl Scout troops worked together to send Girl Scout cookies to local soldiers serving overseas.  Girl Scout troops 4128, 4286, 4551, 4567, 4574, and 4638 provided a large number and variety of Girl Scout cookies for shipment to American soldiers fighting overseas.  The Bay Port Military Support Club packaged and paid for the shipment of the cookies.  Rick Schadewald, faculty advisor to the Military Support Club, shared his appreciation and gratitude to all the local troop leaders and members of the Girl Scout troops who participated in this mission. 

Jump Rope for Heart

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Forest Glen




BPDECAShootfo theCure.JPGDECA students, Gabriella and Connor organized the "Shoot for Hoops" event at Bay Port High School to raise over $7,000 to help cancer patients nationwide. Pictured: Founder of Phil's Friends Phil Zielke, Gabriella Noeldner, Packer Jordy Nelson, and Connor Destache

Neville's T-Rex Story Project Winner

NevilleT-RexStoryWinner2.jpgLandon, from Mrs. Bemmels first grade class, won the Neville Museum's writing contest. Students responded to the question "If you were Big Mama and Baby Bones and were on the loose in Green Bay, where would you go and what would you do?" Answers were submitted via essay or drawing for a chance to win a classroom visit from Rolf "Wisconsin" Johnson, who spent over 30 years as a paleontologist at the Milwaukee Public Museum.  All stories and drawings are on display inside the Museum’s first-floor exhibit, MuseumPLACE.

Chasing Mavericks National Writing Contest –Winning Writer

LVWriterErin.jpgErin, a 6th grade student at Lineville Intermediate School, was selected as an award-winner in the Chasing Mavericks National Writing Contest for her composition is titled Love and a Puppy.

Bay View FIRST®LEGO®League Teams Have Success Again

On Sunday, December 11th, the Bay View Bacteria Busters and Bay View Parasite Pulverizers robotics teams competed with 60 other teams at the Wisconsin FIRST®LEGO® League Championship hosted by Mukwonago High School. The Parasite Pulverizers were recognized with a 2nd place Programming Award/Trophy for their outstanding efforts to demonstrate advanced use of reusable code including use of Proportional Integral Derivative line following techniques. To be nominated for, or win an award at the state level is quite an achievement considering about 300 teams registered for the 2011 season.  Click to read more

Foth Companies Partner with Bay Port STEM Class

Foth-STEM Einstein.jpgMore than 5,500 kids and their parents attended the Einstein Project Science Expo at Shopko Hall on Saturday, January 12.  This year the Principles of Engineering class, one of the courses in Bay Port’s STEM Academy, partnered with Foth to create a display for the Sci-High Zone.  Brian Tomac, Technical Expert at Foth, and Mike Phillips, STEM Academy teacher at Bay Port, worked with the students to design an interactive playground demonstrating pneumatic principles. 

You’re Hired!

Kim Reese, VP of Human Resources, and Michael Siakpere, Organizational Development and Training Manager, from Festival Foods presented the first session in the freshmen From Application . . . to “You’re Hired!” and Everything In Between.  The first session focused on social media in the employment process and how to successfully complete an employment application.  On February 20, all freshmen will participate in the second session on creating a resume and learning interviewing techniques.  The unit will culminate on March 6 with individual mock interviews for the 400+ students in the freshmen class.

Students Reaching Out

BV PopsBannerforSandyNookSchool 2.JPGThe POPS team (Peer on Problem Solving) which is Bay View's leadership group of Peer Listeners and Violence Prevention, wanted to give our Bay View Middle School students an opportunity to express their love and concern for the staff and students of Sandy Hook Elementary. The students of Sandy Hook are not returning to their building, but will return to an unused school in a nearby town. The POPS team had a banner made that simply says. YOU ARE LOVED. Bay View Staff and students signed their name on the banner. Staff and students filled out “You Are Loved-O-Gram“during their lunch hours. Our hope is that Sandy Hook would hang the banner in their new school as a welcome reminder of love not loss.