Bay Port Senior Gabby Every Named Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist

 

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Gabby Every, a senior at Bay Port High School, was selected as one of Wisconsin’s top youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program for honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Prudential representative James Lonick presented Every with an engraved bronze medallion and cited her accomplishments at the Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education meeting April 10.

Every served in a leadership role as the Wisconsin DECA Vice President of Community Service, during which time she established goals for the state organization in the areas of community engagement and involvement. Locally, Every worked with classmate Maggie Murphy to organize the “Bay Port vs. Cancer” fundraiser, pregame charity event at a Pirates home football game that raised more than $2,300 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. The event, which also aimed to support families in HSSD who had experienced cancer, featured two local students who survived the disease and were given the opportunity to run out on the field with the varsity players.

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 22nd year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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.

Bay Port, Bay View Earn Spirit of Excellence Award Honors

Bay Port High School was named the Region 3 Spirit of Excellence award winner by the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils. Bay View Middle School earned runner-up status in the Junior and Middle School division this year, after being named statewide winner in 2015.

The schools were honored at the Milwaukee Bucks game last weekend. Congratulations to the student leaders involved in the nomination and portfolio development process.

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(Bay Port High School student leaders. Left to right: Jesse Robak, Abbey Ambrosius, Alexis Tingley)

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(Bay View Middle School student leaders. Left to right: Michaela Jordan, Ella Beauleau, Emma Drier, Brooke Huben, and Calvin Muraski)

Bay Port Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

 

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Seventy-five (75) students at Bay Port High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the student’s performance on AP exams.

At Bay Port High School:

Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.  This outstanding honor was earned by Katherine Brown and Eric Hess.

26 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Jordan Bain, Adam Breister, Katherine Brown, Rachel Casleton, Madison Dudek, Natalie Englebert, Gabrielle Every, Brooke Forseth, Erin Froelich, Eric Hess, Elisabeth Knutson, Caitlin Krueger, Taylor Lauscher, Nathan Leach, Trenton Ledocq, Katlyn Nohr, Jack Rathburn, Zach Salmi, Andrew Slick, Alexander Stoeberl, Gretchen Trast, Jacob Vandenheuvel, Austin Vanderheiden, Simon Wagner, Caleb Wilson, and Nicole Wolter.

11 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Ethan Farr, Faith Fuller, Colin Harkin, Alexa Leiterman, Riley Loehner, Ryan Marcotte, Buruj Mohammed, Thomas Monfre, Jacob Neerdaels, Timothy Olson, and Colleen Torzala.

38 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Taylor Arbour, Drew Breun, Natalia Draghicchio, Aaron Ferkovich, Jacob Flisakowski, Jadyn Gentz, Christian Giesler, Griffin Gillespie, Daniel Glendenning, Mitchell Grosam, Samuel Jasmer, Jonathan Jordan, Tanner Klaus, Hans Koenig, Madisen Korpi, Stephanie Krausert, Alexander Laluzerne, Devin Lorentzen, Miranda Moen, Christyna Nowakowski, Ryan O Connell, Carter Olson, Shelby Ostrom, Lindsay Pederson, Kirsten Petersen, Kyle Prosser, Gill-Helene Schomaker, Amber Schulz, Erik Schuster, Alexis Srenaski, Connor Sullivan, Bryan Tanck, Christopher Tetzlaff, Jake Weber, Matthew Wech, Jack Weronka, Brianna Wied, and Clarissa Younkle.

Of this year’s award recipients, 31 are current juniors and seniors:  Taylor Arbour, Natalia Draghicchio, Gabrielle Every, Aaron Ferkovich, Jacob Flisakowski, Jadyn Gentz, Christian Giesler, Daniel Glendenning, Mitchell Grosam, Colin Harkin, Jonathan Jordan, Tanner Klaus, Madisen Korpi, Stephanie Krausert, Ryan Marcotte, Buruj Mohammed, Thomas Monfre, Jacob Neerdaels, Christyna Nowakowski, Carter Olson, Shelby Ostrom, Zach Salmi, Erik Schuster, Bryan Tanck, Christopher Tetzlaff, Colleen Torzala, Simon Wagner, Jake Weber, Jack Weronka, Brianna Wied, and Clarissa Younkle.  These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduate on rates than students who do not participate in AP.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.