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Howard-Suamico The School District A comprehensive and award winning school district, located just north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. www.hssd.k12.wi.us


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Welcome to the Howard-Suamico School District We hope that while you review the unique aspects of what we have to offer, you’ll learn that HSSD is a forward-thinking, high-achieving, leading public school district with strong choices for student success. As a district, we are the area’s leader in student achievement. To lead by example, we offer our students the best in high quality core academic and extra-curricular offerings including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses, arts, music, athletics, technology, languages, career exploration, summer programs, and more. We believe in preparing students for THEIR future and we look forward to sharing more with you as you get to know why the HSSD choice is one of the best decisions you can make for your family. Damian LaCroix Superintendent We’re Focused on Technology for Their Future A COMMITMENT TO LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY We are preparing students for their future. That includes equipping students with problem solving abilities and digital citizenship skills to address the challenges facing their generation and those that follow. Collaboratively, the HSSD community integrates technology tools (iPads, MacBook Airs, 3D Printers, and Smartboards) to spark imaginations, engage learners, and expand student opportunities within a rapidly changing world. To learn more about our Digital Transformation initiative and how we integrate technology into the classroom learning experience, visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us/ Digitaltransformation. Suamico Elementary School received the prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award


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Why Families Choose the Howard-Suamico School District Quality of education Teachers and staff commitment to their students and community S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy Certified International Baccalaureate (IB) High School Diploma Program Advanced Placement (AP) courses Commitment to technology Orchestra, Theatre, Band, Choir, Arts Facilities Community commitment to education Who We Are MISSION The Howard-Suamico School District works together with families and the community to ensure our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world. VISION The Howard-Suamico School District will excel in developing productive, responsible, civic-minded adults who prosper and serve. LOCATION The Howard-Suamico School District is located eight miles northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin’s historic Lambeau Field. With 5,857 students served in eight schools and ten 4K sites, we are the 25th largest school district in the State of Wisconsin (based on 424 districts). Our campuses are in a vibrant Population Population suburban community that borders 17,728 11,411 forests, fields, waterfronts and trails. We have the best of urban storefronts and rural getaways. We are surrounded by natural recreational opportunities for the whole family. Minutes from Lambeau Field and Downtown Green Bay, our schools are an extension of our Wisconsin neighborhood pride. FINANCIAL INFORMATION Howard Village of Suamico Village of DISTRICT CORE BELIEFS Ø Every student has the right to learn. Ø Instruction must be rigorous and relevant. Ø Purposeful assessment drives instruction and affects learning. Ø Learning is a collaborative responsibility. Ø Students bring strengths and experiences to learning. Ø Responsive and safe environments engage learners. YEARS 15 Equalized tax rate is $9.32. Equalized taxes on a $150,000 home are approximately $1,398 annually.  Received the Meritorious Budget Award fifteen consecutive years. Energy Star Awards Bay Port High School and Bay Harbor Elementary School (annual savings of $100,000 in energy projects).


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Leading Programs for Our Students THE ARTS The Howard-Suamico School District believes in developing all aspects of every student. Our commitment to the arts begins in our earliest of grades with regular music and art instruction. As students progress through the district, they have the opportunity to focus on their artistic development and become accomplished musicians in choir, orchestra or band. Music and theater performances are a regular part of our academic year. The Howard-Suamico School District prides itself on the quality of its instructors who are committed to advancing students in all areas of their lives. BEST SECONDARY SCHOOLS in the Washington Post’s HEALTH & WELLNESS We believe that health and wellness is Bay Port critical to the learning environment. High School We work hard to create opportunities named as one of the nation’s to develop the whole student. In 2012-2013 Bay View Middle School received a Wisconsin School Health Gold Award. 2012 High School Challenge Here are some of the ways we commit to health and wellness every day: Ø Partnering with the Villages of Howard and Suamico to participate in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Ø Students and staff participation in many wellness programs including the Global Children’s Challenge, Bellin Run, Cellcom Race, MS Walk, Turkey Trot, Fitness Challenges, President’s Physical Fitness Test, Jump Rope for Heart, Family Outreach Fitness Events and Staff Fitness Challenges. Ø Offering aquatic fitness programs for students, families, older active adults and the community at large all year through the Howard-Suamico Pool located in the Lineville Intermediate School. Ø Providing nutritious, kid-friendly meals through our comprehensive food service program. To learn more, visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us and click on the Food Service link under Programs. PROUD AND WINNING ATHLETIC TRADITIONS The Howard-Suamico School District is proud of its student-athletes and the families and community that support their efforts. Participating in and attending athletic events are a meaningful part of who we are. Beginning in the elementary grades, students can be involved in sports progressing to club and WIAA athletics as a Bay Port Pirate!


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What Success Looks Like ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR GRADUATES The Howard-Suamico School District is proud of our tradition of having more than 90% of our seniors and new graduates pursuing higher education. To show our community’s commitment to supporting students who have college aspirations, last year awarded over 116 scholarships totaling $1,557,620. ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING Advanced Placement (AP) Testing is offered to high school students through the College Board. Earning a 3.0 or higher on the test qualifies students for placement or credit for college courses at most universities. Bay Port High School offers Advanced Placement courses in eleven subjects. Bay Port had 33 students qualify for the AP Scholar Award and 22 students qualify for the AP Scholar with Honor Award. Based on 2012-13 exams, 14 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award; two as National AP scholars. In May 2013, 282 students took a total of 477 Advanced Placement Exams. Of these, 68.5% of the scores were 3.0 or higher. AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST RESULTS* (ACT) Howard-Suamico School District Reading Science Math English Composite Over of graduates education 90% go on to higher NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED Bay Port High School was named as one of the nation’s best secondary schools in Newsweek 2013 America’s Best High Schools. Suamico Elementary School 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award Howard Elementary School Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition ‘12 & ‘13 Bay Port High School Principal, Mike Frieder, Wisconsin’s recipient of the 2013 MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence recognized the HowardSuamico School District with the Wisconsin Forward Proficiency Award. We’re performing on a world stage! If Bay Port was a country, here’s how it would compare to 65 other countries that competed in the (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2012 PISA Exam in R e a d i ng 7th 6th 4th in M at h in S c i e nc e State Kiplinger’s designation as one of the “Top 5 Places to Raise a Family.” Industry Week’s designation as one of the top places nationally for growth. Expansion Management magazine rated the Howard-Suamico School District as one of the top public school districts in the United States. 23.9 24.1 24.7 23.2 24.1 22.1 22.2 21.9 21.3 22.0 The composite student ACT score is the average score of the number of students tested in English, Math, Reading and Science reasoning during their junior or senior year. *Based on 2012-2013 testing


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PROGRAMS TO NOTE Ø iAcademy-virtual education opportunities Ø Aquatics program for schools, family and community, located in the Lineville Intermediate School Ø Champions before and after school program at all elementary schools OUR SCHOOLS HOWARD & SUAMICO 4K COLLABORATIVE (4K) School Day 8:15 –11:20 am or 12:05 – 3:10 pm Ten Partner Sites: Big Apple Day Care, Cuddle Care Day Care, The Shepherd’s Kids Preschool, Head Start, KinderCare Learning Center, Shining Stars, Starting Point Day Care, Step Ahead Childcare Center, Tender Heart Learning Center, Tiny Town Childcare Center FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (Grades K-4) School Day 8:45 am – 3:20 pm Village of Howard Howard and Meadowbrook Village of Suamico Bay Harbor, Forest Glen and Suamico LINEVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Grades 5-6) School Day 8:25 am – 3:08 pm BAY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 7-8) School Day 7:25 am – 2:35 pm BAY PORT HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12) School Day 7:30 am – 2:35 pm Ø Summer School: A thriving program with over 2,700 students enrolled in 2013 that offers credit and online options for students Ø Financial resources and enhanced educational opportunities for students are also provided through the HowardSuamico Education Foundation Ø Giving Tree Food Pantry: Currently The serving 153 Howard-Suamico families SO MUCH TO DO! We are proud to be home to twenty parks in the Village of Howard and seven parks in the Village of Suamico. We also have incredible community resources like the NEWZOO and the Brown County Reforestation Camp right in our back yard. Together they function as a 1560-acre recreational area serving over a half million visitors each year which features over 90 exhibits, education center, shops, café, and children’s zoo. Also in our community is the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve. It is a beautiful 920-acre wildlife area on the west shore of Green Bay that features waterfowl and wetland birds, nine miles of hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoe trails. Or you might enjoy visiting the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary—a 700-acre urban wildlife refuge and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation sites in Wisconsin. VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT We are a public school district that values a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to others. We call it civic engagement and it is part of who we are. If you would like to be a part, we welcome you to join the 2000+ community volunteers who make a difference every day. To learn more about getting involved, contact Diane Schmidtke, our on staff volunteer coordinator at (920) 662-8186, dianschm@hssd.k12.wi.us or visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us Village Parks  27 BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY One of the things that we believe sets the Howard-Suamico School District apart is our community. Students, teachers, administrators, families, and businesses collaborate within this community and support one another in our collective pursuit of student achievement. Relationships are at the core of who we are and what we do. Come, see for yourself how much this community values education. KEEPING YOU INFORMED We invite you to visit our web site regularly: www.hssd.k12.wi.us for school district directories, accomplishments, annual budget report, School Board actions, and more. Stay in touch with us by emailing or calling with any questions; we are here to help. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Damian LaCroix, Superintendent • (920) 662-7878 2700 Lineville Rd., Green Bay, WI 54313-7151 www.hssd.k12.wi.us The Howard-Suamico School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity, disability, age (except as authorized by law), military status, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability as required by Sec. 118.13 Wis. Stats.



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