Congratulations to Bay Port High School Principal
Congratulations to Bay Port High School Principal, Mike Frieder, on being named as Wisconsin’s recipient of the 2014 MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year Award! The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) President, Joseph Moylan, recognized Mike during a surprise reception hosted after school at Bay Port High School on Tuesday, March 12.
Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one high school principal to represent their state.
Mike Frieder will be the state’s high school principal of the year to represent the state of Wisconsin at the NAESP National Distinguished Principals program this fall in Washington D.C.
Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction
Congratulations to Renee Gantz, Bay Harbor Elementary School, Jacklyn Gombar, Forest Glen Elementary School, and Grades 5-12 Instrumental Music Team – Luther Appel, Tim Johnson, Geoff Stenson, Andrew Zipperer, and Sue Zipperer. These individuals have been selected as Teachers of Distinction because of their commitment to all students, their active involvement of students in relevant learning opportunities, and their creation of learning environments that stimulate student interest in learning. Teachers of Distinction will be guests of Partners in Education at the Golden Apple Awards Dinner Program on April 17.
Suamico Elementary Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award
In late November, State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated Suamico Elementary for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, an award that recognizes excellence in student achievement. Suamico Elementary was one of five schools in the state of Wisconsin that was nominated for this award.
Schools are nominated in two categories:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools – for schools that are in the top 15 percent for performance levels on the state’s reading and mathematics assessments and achievement for disaggregated groups shows similar results (this is the category in which Suamico Elementary was nominated).
- Exemplary Improving Schools – for schools where at least 40% of students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are making great improvements in achievement on state assessments.
The staff at Suamico Elementary will now go through the application process (to be completed by February 15, 2013) and the national review process (spring 2013). The United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, will announce the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools award winners in September 2013.
Congratulations to the Suamico Learning Community on its commitment to excellence! This award shows how a partnership between the school, staff, students, parents and community can help to produce results that are celebrated locally, within the state and (now) at the national level!
Bottom –Lani Kleczka, Tricia Ehmke, Missy Socha, Susie Mikle, Cassie Arndt, Kristin Culligan
Next row: April White, Danielle Bemmels, Dawn Willems, Linda Birder, Ryan Welnetz, Ruth Lund, Nicole Smith, Beth Held, Janet Hughes
Next row: Amy LaRonge, Carrie LaFrombois, Ann Werlein, Terri Bender, Melanie Nyquist, Kelsey Lealiou, Mary Jo Miller, Jodi Prien, Kristin Barrett
Top last row: Lynn Bortz, Victor Murphy, Allison Hamacher, Joe Price, Cathy Yurk, Lisa Hanson, Michele Nigbur, Allison Capelle, Stacey Vissers
Howard Elementary -Wisconsin School of Recognition honors
MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Howard Elementary School for being among 132 schools in the state that received Wisconsin School of Recognition honors for the 2012-13 school year during a special Oct. 2 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.
Evers welcomed, from left: Beverly Rittenhouse, Vickie Dassler, Tony Evers, Sue Tegen, to the recognition event. To be recognized, schools must be among those with the highest poverty rates in the state, have met adequate yearly progress goals under federal education law for the past two years, and have student achievement on state mathematics and reading assessments that is higher than schools with similar poverty levels and grade configurations.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to forging partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community to create an educational environment that supports children’s learning,” Evers said.
“I owe a debt of gratitude to a great team, everyone whether teacher, aide, custodian, food service staff, counselor, secretary, etc. contributed to the success of this school,” said Vickie Dassler, Principal.
Howard Elementary School Recognized for Excellence
Tony Evers, State Superintendent announced on Wednesday, September 5, Howard Elementary School is one of 132 schools that will receive the Wisconsin School of Recognition award for the 2012-13 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families.
“I owe a debt of gratitude to a great team, everyone, whether teacher, aide, custodian, food service staff, counselor, secretary, etc. contributed to the success of the children in this school” said Vickie Dassler, Principal.
“Congratulations on a strong start to the 2012-13 school year,” Evers said. “These schools are being recognized for their work to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement through rigorous programming and attention to student needs. Their efforts align with our Agenda 2017 goals: to improve graduation rates, reduce dropout rates, and close college and career readiness gaps.”
The schools receiving awards have some of the highest poverty rates in the state based on free and reduced-price school lunch data. Student achievement in reading and mathematics was above average for schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels. All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children.
Schools meeting all criteria will receive a plaque at an Oct. 2 awards ceremony at the State Capitol and $1,000 for use by the school. During the awards ceremony, eight schools will receive flags for earning the Wisconsin School of Recognition award for five consecutive years. Another 20 schools have received the award for more than five years; one school — Marengo Valley School in the Ashland School District — has earned the award for all 10 years of the program. This year’s 132 Wisconsin School of Recognition Award recipients include 99 elementary schools, 25 middle or junior high schools, and eight high schools.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to forging partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community to create an educational environment that supports children’s learning,” Evers said. “They understand the importance of working together to ensure that every child graduates ready for college and careers.”
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Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
Mrs. Mary Spielbauer
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The Wisconsin Title I Association recently announced the recipients of its Administrator Award for 2012
Vickie Dassler from the Howard-Suamico School District was one of two very deserving administrators selected and will receive a plaque and a $100 award for her school.
Susan Tegen, Literacy Specialist, and Julie Ditty, Title I Reading Specialist, nominated Vickie, for this award. Vickie is the principal at Howard Elementary School. Both teachers credit her as being the driving force behind their school’s move to implement a school wide Title I program three years ago. All of those who wrote letters of recommendation for her acknowledged her as a literacy leader, not only in her school, but also in her district.
Howard Elementary has become a district model for effective literacy instruction and intervention as a result of her leadership. Of particular note in every recommendation letter was her implementation of “Sneak Peek,” a late-summer, early intervention program, which allows teachers to assess students’ reading levels prior to the start of the school year. Her dedication and high expectations for students and passion for literacy earned Vickie this award.
We congratulate these Administrator Award winners and thank them all for their devotion to the education of the Title I children of Wisconsin.
Golden Apple Award Recipient
Congratulations to Vanessa Moran, 3rd Grade Teacher at Meadowbrook, Golden Apple Award Winner! Each year, the Golden Apple Awards program improves community awareness of the quality of education in the Greater Green Bay area by recognizing high standards of professionalism, leadership and innovation in teaching with the Golden Apple Awards. Seven recipients (individuals and/or teams) are selected annually through a multi-level screening of anonymous applications and personal interviews. Selection criteria are based on the National Board of Professional Teaching standards, which identify the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions expected of experienced, quality teachers. The selection process focuses on elements such as:
•commitment to student learning;
•assessment of and use of tools to advance student progress;
•efforts to stimulate student interest in learning
The process begins in October when business people visit all the area schools to present a token of appreciation to each of the K-12 educators.
In the next phase, community members nominator area educators (individuals and teams of educators). Nominated educators elect to enter the selection process by submitting an application. Teachers of Distinction are selected in the first round of the anonymous process. From this pool of educators, another group of applicants are selected for personal interviews. Through the interview phase, seven recipients are selected. They are:
•honored during the televised Golden Apple Awards program on WLUK TV-11
•given lifelong membership in the Golden Academy
2012 Kohl Fellowship Recipient
Sue Zimmerman, School Counselor, Howard Elementary School, has been selected as a 2012 Kohl Fellowship recipient. She was chosen for this award from among many fine candidates throughout the state because of her skill as a leader, agent for positive change, and her superior ability to inspire a love of learning. Since Sue became a member of our staff, we have seen a steady progression in the creation of a positive culture and climate where the students take ownership for their behavior and actions in learning. This is attributed to her dynamic leadership, educational knowledge and her desire for improvement with the students. Being child-centered, Sue believes in building a relationship with the children as a foundation for developing the whole child. Throughout the year as relationships develop, discussions take place on how they learn best, their home life, what to do when they need to be “safe”, dealing with diversity, bullying, cultural differences and misunderstandings. Sue works hard to help children understand their value. She has observed that when the child feels valued, opportunities for learning increase and assessment scores improve.
Howard Elementary School will receive a $1,000 grant and will be recognized along with Sue at a regional luncheon on Saturday, March 24 along with other Fellowship, Kohl Excellence Scholarship and Initiative Scholarship recipients.
Golden Apple Award Teachers of Distinction
Congratulations to Renee Gantz, Special Education Teacher Bay Harbor Elementary School and Vanessa Moran, 3rd Grade Teacher Meadowbrook Elementary School. Both have been selected as Teachers of Distinction in the first round of the Golden Apple Awards selection process!These educators were selected because of their commitment to all students, their active involvement of students in relevant learning opportunities, and their creation of learning environments that stimulate student interest in learning as described in their applications. Teachers of Distinction will move to the next level of the selection process and will be guests of Partners in Education at the Golden Apple Awards Dinner Program on April 18, which is the major fund-raiser for Partners in Education programming. The 2012 Golden Apple Award recipients will be announced March 7.
Congratulations Partners in Education Golden Apple Award Nominees
Partners in Education, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to invest in a brighter and better tomorrow for our young people. The program’s goal is to improve community awareness of the quality of education in the Greater Green Bay Area by recognizing and rewarding high standards of professionalism in education. Recipients of the Golden Apple Award form a network of quality educators through membership in the Golden Apple Academy. The Howard-Suamico School District congratulates the 103 individuals and 11 teams who have been nominated for a Golden Apple Award:
Bay Harbor Elementary School
Forest Glen Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Suamico Elementary School
Lineville Intermediate School
Bay View Middle School
Howard Elementary Fit Energy Team: Doug Piescheck, Sue Zimmerman
Howard Elementary Kindergarten Team: Heidi Coel, Kelly Van Der Linden, Chris Harris, Tiffany Edlebeck
Howard Elementary Title I Team: Julie Ditty, Sue Tegen
Meadowbrook Elementary Special Education Team: Sarah Awe, Julaine Hale, Sarah VanBoxtel, Carla Stebor
Suamico Elementary Kindergarten/Special Education Team: Angie Hendrickson, Terri Bender, Missy Socha, Sue Haegele, Ellen Walenski
Lineville Intermediate Beach House: Tira Naze, Lisa Anderson
Lineville Intermediate High Five House: Meghann Walder, Bonnie Koeller, Leigh Destache, Trent Noe
Lineville Intermediate MVP House: Todd Mielke, Laura Pagenkopf
Lineville Intermediate Pyramid House: Glen Engles, Eve Wozniak
Bay View Middle United House Team: Joann Boettcher, Amy Destache, Jessie VanDeYacht, David Witzeling, Jennifer Selissen
Bay View Middle7th Grade United House Science Team: Oksana Kobzar, Jennifer Selissen, Amy Destache
Howard-Suamico 5-12 Instrumental Music Team: Luther Appel, Brian Sauve, Geoff Stenson, Andy Zipperer, Sue Zipperer, Tim Johnson
Becky Murkley, 2nd Grade Teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary was selected to be honored with "A Day Made Better" award and $1,300 in school supplies as Part of “A Day Made Better” National School Advocacy Program. Meadowbrook Elementary School Principal Becky Zimmer, staff and students gathered on the morning of October 4 to celebrate Becky Murkley and the surprise visit from OfficeMax of much-needed classroom supplies as part of the retailer’s A Day Made Better national cause event. One day each year, the nationwide program honors 1,000 teachers for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Becky has introduced a new agricultural project and technology into her classroom and she goes above and beyond in her commitment to the education of her students. Congratulations Becky and Meadowbrook Elementary School!
Service Awards 2010-2011
Leadership in Literacy Technology Award
Keith Schroeder, Library Media Specialist Bay Port High School will be presented with the (WSRA) Wisconsin State Reading Association Leadership in Literacy Technology Award Thursday, February 4 at the annual WSRA Convention held at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee , Wisconsin .
The WSRA Leadership in Literacy Technology Award is given to a candidate who demonstrates the following qualities:
1. Integrates technology into the classroom to improve literacy skills and to meet curriculum standards,
a. Uses technology on a regular basis allowing students to work at their own level.
b. Empowers students to become life-long learners.
c. Engages students in "real world" communication technologies.
d. Promotes and uses technology to improve literacy skills.
2. Shares/promotes technology beyond the classroom. This could involve sharing at any level such as: school/district, community or beyond.
PLP (Powerful Learning Practices) Team members in group photo include Tim Mulrain, Josh Maki, Keith Schroeder and Ryan Adameak. Powerful Learning Practice offers a unique opportunity for educators to participate in a long-term, professional development program that immerses them in 21st Century learning environments. The PLP model is currently enabling hundreds of educators around the country to experience the transformative potential of social Web tools to build global learning communities and re-envision their own personal learning practice.