Brickie Bulletin

October 2018

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Note from the Co-Principals

Co-Principals’ Corner

Mr. Munden and Mrs. Scheuneman

Call out to the PARENTS of all Hobart High School Students! If your student has not done so already, it is time to get involved in a club, sport, or co-curricular activity! Did you know that research shows that students who get involved in at least one extracurricular activity perform better in all aspects of school? These activities also promote service and citizenship along with a sense of pride and belonging to the school community. Last month DECA organized Hobart High School’s very first Club Fair, which was an enormous success! Students had the opportunity to explore and sign up for the many clubs and organizations our school has to offer. So... have a conversation about this and ask your student if something at the Club Fair peaked his or her interest. Sign-ups are still available and new clubs and organizations are forming all the time. Also, keep in mind that winter sports are just around the corner... GET INVOLVED! BRICKIE UP!

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Tutoring Information

General tutoring for English and Math is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 pm.

English is held in Mr. Birkmeyer's room and Math is held in Ms. MacDonald's room.

Transportation is available from the tutoring sessions. If students would like to use bus transportation, the following information/permission form must be completed and turned in. 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 pm of each day they wish to attend.

ISTEP Tutoring for English and Math will start on October 2, 2018. It will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 -4:00 pm. Listen to the announcements for where this tutoring will take place.

Reminder About Food

Students are not allowed to have fast food items dropped off for lunch. They need to either bring in a lunch or purchase one from the cafeteria.

Nurse's Corner for October

Flu - Remember to continue to say “BOO” to the Flu! Handwashing is so important! Don’t forget to get your flu shot and stay protected. Contact your healthcare provider or make an appointment at our Brickie Clinic 219-945-9383.

Vaccinations - All students are required to have up to date immunizations- Don’t forget to get your vaccinations done and send the records to the school nurse.

Health Conditions - If your student has a specific health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform your school nurse and provide your nurse with a care plan. Individual health care plans help keep your student safe and healthy.

Sick students - Please keep all sick children home from school- this includes fever greater than 100 degrees, vomiting or diarrhea. If you are unsure please call your healthcare provider or school nurse for advice.

Head Lice - It’s that time of year where our students break out their coats, scarves, and hats. Please encourage your child not to share such items as hats, scarves, brushes or any personal items. Lice is not a danger to your child’s health; it is simply an annoying problem that comes around this time of year, so no need to panic. Please know that anyone and everyone can get lice. Getting lice has nothing to do with you being clean or dirty; it only has to do with the fact that you are human. It is very important to check your family for lice this time of year regularly. If you find any live lice or eggs, it is absolutely necessary to treat each “infected” person, but more importantly, you must notify the school so that we can effectively and confidentially assist you with monitoring. The school nurse can assist you with proper treatment options as well as identify and demonstrate for you what to do.

If you have any questions, please call your school nurse or visit our school web page at for more information on student health, school forms, and other helpful links

Steps to Follow for Connecting at Home with Your Device

Connect at Home - School City of Hobart

This guide will help you get connected at home and ensure that you have the access you need to get to our sites and resources, including Canvas! Please make sure to follow these steps.

1. Login to your Chromebook.

2. Connect to your Home Wi-Fi. Click on the Wi-Fi button and select your home wi-fi by name - you will need to know the name (SSID) of your home network and its password.

3. Once connected, watch for a pop-up window in the bottom right corner prompting you to Sign-In. Click on it and it will take you to the Captive Portal.

4. Sign in to the Captive Portal with your usual Hobart login and password. Your login is the first letter of first name, last name, and 3 numbers (usually 000) Example: jsmith000 Your password will be scoh and then your 6-digit lunch pin code Example: scoh960122

Success!​ You will now have School City of Hobart Internet access from home.

This access is still filtered by the School City of Hobart’s student Internet filter.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING Step 3 is critical​ and is the most common reason why students cannot connect at Home. If you do not get the popup in Step 3 or miss it, you can still connect to the Captive Portal another way. To force the Captive Portal to appear​ so you can login and gain full access, go to the web and to ANY non-secure website. This means any website that starts with http:// instead of https://. A site with the letter “s” at the end of http will NOT prompt the Captive Portal.​ You can try a site like - which at the time of creating these instructions does not have an s in the http.

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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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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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Athletes of the Month for September!

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Upcoming Dates

October 1, 2018 - Suicide Awareness Walk

October 9, 2018 - FAFSA Night at 6 pm in the Great Hall

October 10, 2018 - All Test Day - PSAT & SAT with early dismissal

October 12, 2018 - End of the First Quarter

October 23, 2018 - Parent-Teacher Conferences in the evening

October 26, 2018 - No School - Fall Break