Focus on Education

March 2021

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This past month has been really exciting for our Brickies as we move in a positive direction with the pandemic and are now allowed to do more activities in our schools! It has been refreshing to see the band concerts, attend sporting events, have science labs back in school, and seeing more and more Brickies back in the classroom. The light at the end of the tunnel is here and our Brickies know how to SHINE! Read on to see some of the memorable events that have taken place this past month and academic information to assist our students to reach their full potential! #BrickieUp

Emma Swims Her Way To STATE!

The name Emma Wright is known all throughout the state of Indiana. She is a senior and has been a force to be reckon with for years, heading to State 3 years in a row and making history in 2019 for being the first female swimmer to ever win a State title at Hobart! This year, after earning a 3rd place finish in the 100 yard last year, she was ready to head back to the IU Natatorium and get on the podium once again. For the first time ever she qualified for BOTH the 50 and 100 yard races and, as expected, made those around her push themselves even harder so they could beat the reigning champ. She finished her senior season with an impressive State finals finish by placing 6th in the 50 yard freestyle and 2nd in the 100 yard freestyle! She was very proud of her hard work, dedication, and the support she gets from the Hobart community - as are we! She will continue her swimming and education career at the University of Houston and we cannot wait to see what she does there! Best of luck, Emma!


Read what the papers had to say by clicking the links below! #BrickieUp

Jake and Devin Wrestle At STATE!

The Region has always been known for its wrestling, with athletes bringing home the gold to Northwest Indiana every year! This year we proudly had two Brickie wrestlers battle through Sectionals, Regionals, and Semi-State for their chance under the bright light at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Devin Wible and Jake Simpson showed outstanding character, determination, grit, and passion on and off the mat. Though they did not place, they held their heads high knowing that they were in the top 16 wrestlers in the STATE for their weight class. Devin gave us all a surprise when he stepped in at the last minute before Sectionals due to another player getting injured. He showed the community that he was unstoppable by wrestling his way all the way down the #BrickRode to Indy!


At the end of the season, sophomore, Devin, finished as a Sectional Champion, Regional Runner-Up, 3rd at Semi-State, and a STATE qualifier!

Junior, Jake, finished as a Sectional Champion, Regional Champion, 3rd at Semi-State and a State qualifier!

We are so proud of both of these young men and the positive role models that they are. Keep up the hard work!

Ethan Conquers His Dives At STATE!

What an incredible season for junior Ethan Ferba! Through cramped legs and the natural nervousness, he persevered. Ethan made it through 2 grueling cuts at the IHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP to finish as the 16th BEST HIGH SCHOOL DIVER in the state of Indiana!! Through cramped legs and the natural nervousness, he persevered. Last season Ethan finished 26th and now in just his 3rd season diving EVER, he became the Sectional Champion, took 3rd in the Regional and defeated half of the divers at the State meet! Ethan also became Hobart’s #2 all time in 6 and 11 dives! His determination and hard work is undoubtedly paying off and we are so proud of the role model you are! Amazing job! Can’t wait to see what you can do next season!

JROTC Competes At Nationals

Our JROTC traveled down south to Georgia to compete at Nationals at the end of February. They were excited and on the mission to bring home the title again. It was a challenging weekend for the raider team with flooded courses, deep mud, and temperatures 80 degrees hotter than what they trained in, but they did a great job and finished top 10 overall and 3 in the small school division!


They were excited to be there with some fellow Indiana schools and supported them along the way as well. In true style they want to give a big shout out to Marion and Evansville Harrison. It was their first time there and the only other 2 Indiana teams at Nationals.


Hobart and Marion were two of the smallest, if not the smallest, programs at nationals. Tough for programs of fewer than 100 cadets to compete with programs of 300, 500 or even more cadets. Very proud of our cadets and our Indiana "cousins" for representing at raider nationals!


Proud of your success and what the future will hold for our raiders. Keep up the hard work, Brickies!

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Key Club Gains INTERNATIONAL Recognition!

Congratulations to our Hobart Key Club who won International Recognition for the "Key Clubbers Got Talent" event where they raised almost $9000 for the Riley Children's Hospital! This event showcased talent from all over the country as well as the world with entries from Australia, Hungary, Jamaica, and Canada! The Club was acknowledge by Riley's and they were gifted a license plate and will now have a red wagon with Hobart Key Club on it in the hospital which is what they use to transport children around the hospital! This event alone is worth the recognition, but with a club consisting of 60 active members, they didn't stop there. They have made mats out of plastic bags for the homeless, assisted with the Building Brickies Trunk or Treat, collected food with Hobart Kiwanis for the food pantry, and more! Last school year, even with the sudden closing of schools and events, our students put in over 1,300 hours of community service - in just 7 months!

To top off this wonderful accolade, they hosted the Indiana Key Club Convention the last weekend in February where they were up to possibly win several State awards and positions. Five of HHS Key Club members attended in person to help run the event. Junior Meghan Horn was the member in charge of running technology for the three day virtual event which nearly 150 Key Clubbers from around the state attended. Fifteen members from HHS attended together in Mrs Polizotto's classroom, chaperoned by amazing and supportive HHS teachers.

Sophomore Louis Gallegos was elected Duneland Division LTG.

Junior Caryssa Roark was elected District Bulletin Editor.

Junior Elijah Puente was elected District Governor.

Our Brickies definitely shined bringing home 10 State Awards and 3 State positions!


Awards:

Distinguished President - Elijah Puente

Distinguished Service Project

Creative Club T-Shirt

Distinguished Club

Kiwanis Advisor - Sheila DeBonis

Key Clubber of the Year - Kendall Lemon

The Riley Award

Oratorical - Shanena Knight

Digital Recruitment Poster - Gianna Rodriguez

Scrapbook - Caryssa Roark


The Oratorical, Digital Recruitment Poster, and Scrapbook will go on to International! Super proud of our Brickies and best of luck!

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Youth and Government 2021 Model Government Conference

This weekend the 2021 Model Government conference of the Indiana YMCA Youth & Government program happened virtually instead of at the State House in Indianapolis. Middle and High School students served as delegates as Senators, Representatives, Supreme Court Justices or Attorneys.
Indiana Youth and Government ensures that democracy is learned by each generation. Colin May, Hobart Middle School teacher and Sharon Tarry, Sr. Program Director serves as advisors to the students who participate in the program. Indiana Youth and Government ensures that democracy is learned by each generation. Hobart High school students Sydney Belk and Calle Hairston served as Senators. Brennis Carillo served as Chief Justice this year and was elected again as Chief Justice. Sydney Belk also received the honor to be recognized for her outstanding bill, Senate bill 18. We are so proud of all the delegates who participated this year! Great job, Brickies!
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6th Grade Band Concert Rocked The House!

It seems like it has been years since we had music in our schools for the public to hear, so you can imagine the delight that was had when our 6th grade band had their first performance of the year this past month! The stage was full of in-person and e-learning students that came together beautifully. They performed songs as a whole group and individually by their section of instrument. The best part, was the joy on everyone's face. Proud parents beamed at the chance of finally seeing their student's hard work paying off, and the students were smiling ear to ear with pride as they performed each song perfectly. We hope they can have another concert before the end of the year! Great job to our 6th grade Brickie Band!
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Veterans Elementary at Mundell Doing Cardio Drumming!

Thanks to the Veterans Elementary at Mundell PTO, our Brickies were able to do a little cardio - in music class! Students were gifted pool noodles that, when used as drumsticks and with a little movement, creates cardio drumming! You can see in the video below that the students really enjoyed it and we so engaged. They also have excellent rhythm! Thank you to the Veterans PTO and great job to the music teacher, Mrs. Amsler, and the Brickies for your desire to bring new concepts to the classroom!
Desk drumming 4U
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The Show will FINALLY go on!!


After many hurdles, quarantines, and moved dates, the Hobart High Theatre program is delighted to present an "ON DEMAND PAY PER VIEW" showing of the production of "It's a Wonderful Life A Live Radio Show." The Community will have the opportunity to show their support for the theatre program by purchasing access to a pre-recorded version of the show. Once access is purchased, the show can be viewed at your leisure for 24 hours.


The order link is https://bit.ly/3jcQKH9


The message of the classic Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life" is relevant no matter what time of year. Here is a unique presentation of this classic in a unique format! Set in a 1940's Radio Studio--this 80 minute performance allows us to safely follow current safety measures, but still provide theatre supporters and students with a live theatrical performance. The purchase of this "viewing" will support the theatre program!


Please direct any questions to hobarthightheatre@gmail.com

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Student Accomplishments With Hobart University!

Hobart University is providing many opportunities for or students! Our Brickies are accomplishing more than they could ever imagine while in high school... and it is all for FREE!


During the 2018-2019 school year we had 727 students achieving college credits. We offered 72 courses that were taught by 36 educators, earning our Brickies a total of 6,222 college credits and a savings of $874,946 in tuition!


Last year, during the 2019-2020 school year we had an amazing 829 students achieve college credits while offering 96 courses taught by 49 educators. This earned our Brickies 7,704 college credits while saving an astonishing $1,152,233.20 in tuition!


Over all in the past two years, with the implementation of Hobart University, our Brickies have earned 13,926 college credits while achieving their high school degree and saved over TWO MILLION dollars in tuition! Students gain experience and skills in their field of interest, with some even leaving high school with an Associate degree and all graduating knowing they have the tools, knowledge, and confidence to succeed.


So what are you waiting for? Learn more about Hobart University at www.hobart.k12.in.us/HU

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Be College And Career READY at SCOH! Plan For Success!

Click the title above to find ALL the information you need to help your student prepare for their future in the best way possible! Whether they are getting certified or working towards a degree, the School City of Hobart is here to help.

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Students Are Learning to T.H.I.N.K.!

This past month and continuing into March, students in grades 3rd - 12th are learning about the meaning of THINK when it comes to social medias thanks to our Director of Social Emotional Learning and Administrators. As we all know, this form of technology is still very new and something many of us adults never had to experience in our youth. Self-esteem, cyber-bullying, harassment, and confidence is something many students experience while growing up in their school all over the world. The lesson of THINK is simple - before you post anything, ask yourself "Is it True?", "Is it Helpful?", "Is it Inspiring?", "Is it Necessary?", and "Is it Kind?" We encourage the students to always THINK before they post because words can hurt and definitely dampen one's self-esteem and confidence. While teaching the lesson we gave each student a bracelet with the word THINK on it to help them remember that social medias are a powerful tool and can do great things, when used in the correct manner. Our Brickies have been responding to the lessons well and we are proud of them for understanding that the words they choose to use should be those that will uplift one's view of them-self and in turn make the school, community, world, and even one's life better. Keep up the good work, Brickies, and always remember to THINK before you post!
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Complete and File Your Athletic Forms Online!

HMS & HHS have partnered with FinalForms to offer an online program for parents and students to complete and file athletic forms electronically. Registration is now open - submit yours today!

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Scheduled E-Learning Day for ALL students!

Friday, March 5th, 7:30am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

To assist our teachers with curriculum prep for this school year we have added 6 E-Learning days that ALL students will participate in. They will log in to their computer during regular school hours and complete the assignments that are presented to them in Canvas. Teachers will not be doing any live teaching.

No School for All Students!

Tuesday, March 9th, 7:30am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

It is hard to believe, but when the 2020-2021 school calendar was created and approved by the Board, COVID-19 wasn't even thought of! We decided to keep this day on the calendar for everyone to just enjoy the day off and the beautiful weather as Spring approaches.
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Published by:

Dr. Peggy Buffington and Sarah Ramos

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