HSSD Selects Brian Matz as Bay Port High School Athletics Director

 

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Suamico, Wis. – The Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Brian Matz as Bay Port High School Athletics Director on Monday, February 27. In his new role, Matz will oversee the grade 7-12 athletics programs throughout the District beginning July 1, 2017.

Matz brings 20 years of athletics and education administration experience to HSSD. He most recently served as Associate Principal/Director of Activities at Green Bay Southwest High School since 2013. Prior to his leadership post with the Trojans, Matz held a similar positions at Kimberly, Menasha, Beaver Dam, and Big Foot High School. He also coached basketball as head coach at Manitowoc Lincoln High School and as an assistant coach at Viterbo University.

“Brian is a passionate and collaborative leader,” said Bay Port High School Principal Mike Frieder. “I’ve known him and worked with him during his time at Kimberly and Green Bay Southwest. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to Bay Port. I look forward to working with him to take the Pirates to the next level.”

“I am humbled and honored to serve as the Athletics Director at Bay Port High School,” said Matz. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the students, coaches, administrative team, and the community to help provide the best experiences possible. The Howard-Suamico School District and Bay Port High School are respected statewide for excellence in the classroom and in athletics competition. I could not be more proud to be joining that tradition.”

Matz holds Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership (Marian ‘07) and Athletic Administration (Tennessee ‘90). During his time in Knoxville as a graduate assistant, he served on the events team for the university’s “100 Years of Volunteers” football centennial celebration and assisted with hosting duties for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four. The Greenville, Wisconsin native earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Education from UW-La Crosse (‘87), where he was a letterwinner on the Eagles’ baseball team.

Matz is the proud father of Davis (17) and Campbell (15). He takes over for Bay Port Activities Director Otis Chambers, who will retire June 30, 2017 following 13 years with the Pirates.

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 more than 6,100 students in eight schools and 10 community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 25th-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 www.hssd.k12.wi.us.

Third Annual Taste at Bay Port Event Set for Sept. 16

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The third annual Taste at Bay Port event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 at Bay Port High School leading up to the varsity football game between Bay Port and Ashwaubenon. Local vendors will have delicious food for sale from 4:30-6:30 p.m. outside the main entrance to the athletics field. There will also be new and team-worn apparel for sale.

Menu items at the event will be available for $2-$4 each. Proceeds will benefit the Booster Club, which supports all athletics programs at Bay Port High School. Vendors include The Bar, Legends, La Java, Anduzzi’s, Rustique, Dunkin’ Donuts, River Street Pier, Mustard Seed Cafe, Olson’s Piggly Wiggly, Brainfreeze, Josephine’s, Townline, and Olde World Pastries Plus.

In conjunction with the Taste of Bay Port event, the Bay Port DECA and Sting Cancer organizations will be hosting “Bay Port vs. Cancer” to raise financial support for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund. There will be a Kids Zone with bounce houses and carnival games and t-shirts for sale with a check presentation as part of the in-game festivities.

Chrysler World Joins HSSD Upward Together Campaign to Support New Bay Port Fieldhouse Scoreboards

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Suamico, Wis. – Chrysler World has donated $10,000 to the Howard-Suamico School District’s Upward Together campaign. The District will announce the donation in a pre-game ceremony tonight at the Bay Port High School boys basketball game vs. Pulaski. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m. The donation supported the new scoreboards in Bay Port’s fieldhouse.

“Without partnerships with local businesses we would not be able to have the programs and facilities we have in the Howard-Suamico School District,” said Bay Port Principal Mike Frieder. “We truly appreciate the support.”

“The Howard-Suamico community has been supporting us since the beginning. It was the right time to give back to the community,” said Chrysler World General Manager Pete Mueller. “Also, a number of our employees have children in the district schools including Bay Port so we thought it was important to participate in this way.”

About Chrysler World: The Abrams-based auto dealership has been serving Northeast Wisconsin since 2002. Chrysler World’s creation was the result of merging three smaller stores from the north into one facility near Green Bay.  The new location still makes Chrysler World easily accessible from Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Located only 10 minutes from Green Bay, Chrysler World has expanded their inventory to over 500 vehicles of various makes and models.  Customers will have many choices when fulfilling their vehicle needs.  Chrysler World also possesses a complete service, parts and collision center to further service its customers.  For more information about Chrysler World, visit www.chryslerworld.com.

 

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 6,000 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 www.hssd.k12.wi.us.

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Green Bay Packers to “Tackle Cancer” at Oct. 16 Bay Port Football Game

packersThe Green Bay Packers, in partnership with the NFL and NBC 26, will team up to “Tackle Cancer” on Friday, Oct. 16, when Bay Port hosts De Pere in the High School Showdown Game of the Week.

The game, which begins at 7 p.m., is a matchup between two formidable local high school teams, the De Pere Redbirds (8-0) and the Bay Port Pirates (7-1). Part of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month and the annual effort to spread awareness, the “Tackle Cancer” event will offer high school athletes, students, parents and friends the opportunity to participate in in the breast cancer awareness effort.

Game attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Packers players, including defensive tackle Mike Pennel, who is taking part in the breast cancer awareness initiative, and his teammates Micah Hyde, Jayrone Elliott and Sam Barrington.

The game itself will feature several pink elements on the field, including equipment, similar to NFL games throughout October. Fans can purchase pink rally towels for $5 and have the chance to win autographed Packers items, such as signed BCA footballs, through bucket raffles. The money raised will benefit the Breast Cancer Family Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin.

The game will air on My NEW 32, in partnership with NBC 26, with pregame beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Packers are participating in the game through the support of the NFL’s National Partnership Fund grant, which is offered to encourage broadened partnerships between NFL teams and non-profit organizations in their markets that support either breast cancer awareness or appreciation for the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.

The NFL’s national breast cancer awareness campaign, A Crucial Catch, is underway as well with players and coaches from every team wearing pink. The campaign continues throughout the month, and was featured at the Packers’ Oct. 11 home game against the St. Louis Rams.

A Crucial Catch is currently in its seventh year and has raised more than $8 million for the American Cancer Society, with the majority of the donation coming from the sale of pink team apparel, which will be available again this year at the Packers Pro Shop and online at www.packersproshop.com. In addition, game-worn pink merchandise and footballs will be autographed and auctioned at NFL Auction (www.nfl.com/auction) to support the cause.

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-Katie Hermsen, Green Bay Packers

Taste at Bay Port Event – September 25

Taste at BP 2015The second annual Taste at Bay Port event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 at Bay Port High School leading up to the varsity football game between Bay Port and Pulaski. Local vendors will have delicious food for sale from 4:30-6:30 p.m. outside the main entrance to the athletics field. An addition to the event this year will be a new and team-worn apparel sale.

“We want to celebrate the wonderful support for Bay Port athletics within our community,” said Booster Club President Jeanne Nolle. “Teaming up with local businesses has been a great way to reach out. Last year was such a success we decided to make it an annual event and hope to see it grow every year.”

Tickets are available at the event for $1, with menu items available for 2-4 tickets each. Proceeds will benefit the Booster Club, which supports all sports teams at Bay Port High School. Vendors include The Bar, Legends, La Java, Anduzzi’s, Mustard Seed Cafe, Olson’s Piggly Wiggly, Brainfreeze, Josephine’s, Townline, The Watering Hole, and Olde World Pastries Plus.