Brickie Bulletin

September 2018

A Note from the co-principals


We just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are to be here at Hobart High School. It is a sheer joy to be a part of your kids’ high school journey. We have known these kids since they were in 6th grade, and to see them now as young adults is a real pleasure. Last week on Wednesday, we had guest speaker Brandon Lee White share a message called “Own It” with all HHS students. Brandon also taught the students how to salsa dance. In talking with the students, this was their favorite part. They had to get out of their comfort zones and just “own it,” and we just have to tell you how respectful the kids were to one another as they danced on the gym floor. Even the kids who did not participate gained something from this experience. Some talked to us about how they sensed such unity within their class. Everyone has their own friend group, but on Wednesday students just danced with each other. They were unified in that moment, in that experience, as a class, as a student body, as a community. This is not just our perspective; it is also what many students shared with us. The question we now have is, “How do we bottle that and keep that unified spirit?” Brandon Lee White will be with us for a total of 5 times this year. We love this partnership, and the kids love the dancing. So as you enjoy this long weekend, ask your kids about the dancing on Wednesday. Ask them about owning it. Ask them if they danced or sat in the bleachers. If they sat in the bleachers, ask them if they feel like they missed out. If they say yes, ask them what they will do next time. This is important. We promise.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the last few weeks with you kids. Thank you for sending them to us each day. We are looking forward to a fantastic year at HHS. As always, we value your partnership.


Misty Scheuneman and Brett Munden
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Luvabull Dancer visits HHS cheer teams

The Brickie JV and Varsity had an exciting back to school practice. They were visited by Brickie Cheer Alumnus and Chicago Luvabull, Gabriella Ramirez, who shared the experiences she has gained being a professional cheerleader/dancer for the Chicago Bulls. The girls then learned a short routine they are working on perfecting to hopefully perform at an event this year.

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Interested in Free College for your teen or yourself? NextLevel Jobs Can Help!

Governor Holcomb has partnered with Ivy Tech, Vincennes University, and certain training providers to provide college course at no cost through the NextLevel Jobs Program! Anyone, including parents and community members, who have not earned any type of degree can enroll in programs that train high-priority industries and jobs. See the flyer below for more information!
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Have you heard about Hobart University?

What is all of this talk about Hobart University? Are high school students really taking college classes at HHS? Is it true that students can leave high school with an associate degree? Yes!

Hobart High School has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to create Hobart University. Students take classes called concurrent enrollment or dual credit which means they are earning high school and college credit at the same time. The best part? The college credit is at an extremely discounted price--and many are free! High school students can save thousands of dollars by taking these classes and get a head start on college! This is the most cost-effective way to get a start on college classes-so take advantage of what Hobart University has to offer. We are constantly adding new courses in innovative and high-demand job fields.

For more information, contact the guidance department. We would love to get your student involved in Hobart University!

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Free Tutoring Available!

Hobart High School is offering tutoring for students on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 10th. The sessions are conducted by a certified staff member and provide students additional assistance in core academic areas. Sessions will begin at 2:45pm in the media center and conclude at 4:00pm. Tutoring is available for English and all levels of math.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is available from the tutoring sessions. If students would like to use bus transportation, they need to fill out a transportation request form available in the media center. Please allow 24 hours to process the application for transportation once it is received. Students who plan to ride the bus home from tutoring must sign up in the media center by 12:00 p.m. of each day they wish to attend.

Homecoming 2018

On September 10th Booster Club will host the Powder Puff Football game. The class of 2020 will take on the class of 2019. All are invited, and admission is $3/person.

The Homecoming Game will take place Friday, September 14 at the Brickyard. The Brickies take on the Andrean 59ers. Come out and support our team!

The Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 7-10 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Nelson's Chicken Fundraiser

September 14th is the Nelson's chicken dinner tailgate before the homecoming game (hosted by boys basketball). Tickets for dinner are $10. There will be music, games, and food! We will be there from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come out and enjoy some delicious chicken while supporting the boys basketball team!

What to learn more about our guidance department?

Check out the link to their newsletter!

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Upcoming Important Dates

September 3: No School-Labor Day

September 14: Homecoming Parade and Dance

September 15: Homecoming Dance

October 23: End of first quarter

October 26: No School-Fall Break