Bay Port’s Thomas Monfre Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

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Bay Port High School Senior Thomas Monfre has been named a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Monfre is among a group of 15,000 students nationwide to earn the designation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He becomes the 37th student in school history to earn the honor.

Thomas will attend Dartmouth College where he will pursue studies in Computer Science and Digital Arts. As part of a stellar academic record at Bay Port, Thomas was a participant in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program where he is eligible for certificates in English, German, and History. Outside of the classroom, he was a two-time nationals qualifier for DECA and served as a drum major for the Bay Port Band. He was a leader on the stage crew for the Bay Port Performing Arts Center as senior lighting technician and also participated in FBLA, National Honor Society, YSL, and German Club.

Thomas will be honored for his National Merit Scholarship finalist designation at the Monday, May 8 Board of Education meeting. He is the son of Bill and Karen Monfre of Howard.

 

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)