Focus on Education
History Has Been Made In Hobart Swimming!
Cheerleaders Bring Home A First Place!
The team also had individual girls competing for best jumps of the competition and out of 5 places, Hobart achieved 3 spots! Freshman, Sydnie Anderson placed 4th; Junior, Taylor Lollis placed 3rd; and Senior, Merqurie Sage placed 2nd! Amazing job, Brickies!
Brickiebotics = STATE!
On Saturday, January 26th, Hobart hosted its second VEX IQ elementary robotics competition. This event was organized by the Joan Martin Brickiebotics. Twenty-five teams from Northwest Indiana attended this event. The teams drove in ten alliance matches to score points. Both teams worked together to score points by stacking the hubs in the building areas and then finally hanging their robot from the bar. The top ten scoring teams advance to the finals hoping to win a state bid.
Our Brickiebotics Team B, Noah Prieto, Jayvon Randall, Mason Mitchell, held second place throughout the competition finally earning a spot in the finals and winning by one point. In fact all of our Joan Martin teams scored higher than in the past competitions. Our Brickiebotics Team A also placed in the top ten and competed in the final matches. In March, Team B will be traveling to the state competition, held at the Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.
During this season, Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Hathaway have seen their team members develop into better problem-solvers, confident builders, and stronger coders. They are very proud of their hardwork this season.
Our Youth and Government Received Some Achievements!
Hobart Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educators
Elementary - Cristina Bullington, Joan Martin 3rd grade teacher
Middle School - Tony Cutalolo, Hobart Middle School Social Studies Teacher
High School - Elizabeth Slough, Hobart High School English Teacher
Congratulations again to these three and all of the teachers that were nominated this year. The every growing nominations from year to year have shown the impact that teacher make on our children and community here in Hobart. Great job and #BrickieUp
Joan Martin's Production of "Annie" Was A Hit!
*What resources are available to help prepare my child for ILEARN?
• Indiana’s Released Items Repository allows students to interact with released items and try some of the tools and features at: https://www. doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn-sample-items-and scoring.
• Indiana’s ILEARN Portal provides information and resources for understanding the assessment at: https://ilearn.portal.airast.org/.
• The ILEARN for Families website answers questions about ILEARN at: https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ ilearn-families.
Check out our School City of Hobart Parent/Student Learning Center at the link below!
Get Ready for the PSAT and SAT!
Are you ready? Game Day is just around the corner!
Just like athletes prepare for their upcoming games, musicians prepare for concerts, and actresses prepare for performances — students prepare for exams! Why? Because practice puts brains in your muscles like Sam Snead once said.
On April 9, students in grades 7, 8, and 9 will be taking the PSAT! The PSAT — long known for being a Practice Exam — plays a much different role nowadays. PSAT scores are used to predict college, and career readiness AND are used to fulfill prerequisite requirements so students can earn college credit for classes they are already taking while in High School.
If you haven’t already heard, Hobart University — at HHS— now offers a ton of programs and courses for students to earn free college credit! BUT, they have to qualify!
Also, juniors will be taking the SAT. The new legislation in Indiana requires that current high school students either pass their graduation qualifying exam (ISTEP+) or opt into the Indiana Graduation Pathways. By earning a qualifying score on the SAT, students can fulfill the third graduation pathway requirement thereby demonstrating postsecondary ready competency.
Whether taking the PSAT or SAT in April — Game Day is quickly approaching.
For those taking the PSAT, a 26+ in English, Reading, Writing (ERW) and a 24.5+ in Math is the cut score needed for many dual credit courses. For those taking the SAT in need of fulfilling the postsecondary ready competency requirement, a 480 in English Reading, Writing (ERW) and a 530 in Math are needed to fulfill the SAT College & Career Readiness Benchmark!!!
Go to www.khanacademy.org/sat to diagnose skills, take full-length practice tests, familiarize oneself with instructions, and work on differentiated practice based on precisely what each individual student needs! Parents / Guardians, there’s even a way to monitor progress - go to www.khanacademy.org/sat to get started!
HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!
Did you know …
There are a lot of workers who spend five years or less in every job they take on? In January 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average employee tenure was 4.2 years, down from 4.6 years in January 2014.
It’s more important than ever for you to make sure you have options for what skills you develop and what credentials you earn so that you are marketable.
What will it take for you to be successful?
The successful worker is one who is up-to-date on trends in their industry and who is always learning and refining skills and abilities.
What can you do now to prepare for the future?
By taking dual credit classes while in high school and working to earn a certificate, technical certificate, or associate's degree - you can save a lot of time and money while working towards finding and keeping your dream job. Talk to your counselor and see what HU can do for you!!!
"When Doctors Say 'Read', New Parents Listen" by The Hechinger Report
Tech Talk And Your Family
ReThink App For Tweens, Teens, And Everyone!
With ReThink™, our goal is to conquer the silent pandemic of cyberbullying that is affecting millions. When cyberbullying occurs, children are often advised to block the bully and tell a parent or guardian. Research has found that 9 out of 10 children suffer in silence - they do not tell anyone. Cyberbullied victims suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more likely to drop out of school. Several solutions that are in place today address bullying after the damage is done. ReThink is the first ever solution to proactively prevent cyberbullying before the damage is done. ReThink stops cyberbullying at the root of this issue, before hurtful messages go out on the internet.
ReThink™ provides an important opportunity for adolescents to change their minds and not post hurtful messages online. With a moment to pause, review and reconsider their decisions online, adolescents learn to make better choices on and off of the internet.\
Parents, ReThink™ is a free app that is available for download on Android and iOS devices. Empower your child to make positive decisions online with ReThink. With ReThink, children can learn to think before posting or sending any offensive content that may later regret. Encourage your child to become a responsible digital citizen while enjoying peace of mind.
To install ReThink on an Android Device click here
To install ReThink on an iOS Device click hereTo find out more about how you can help, please watch the video from founder Trisha Prabhu below!
Nurse's Corner for March!
Flu- The lucky leprechaun says get your flu shot before your luck runs out! Its flu season! Please contact your healthcare provider or make an appointment at our Brickie Clinic 219-945-9383.
Vaccinations- All students should be up to date on their vaccinations. Indiana state law requires you to have up to date immunizations. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your 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. Please do not send your student to school and instruct them to go directly to the nurse before the school day begins. If your student is sick, please follow the call off procedures. Again, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse. Please see attached chart to assist you in knowing when to keep your student home.
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.
CLOTHING- Please make sure your student has an extra change of clothing in his/her backpack incase needed for unseen circumstances that may arise during the school day.
If you have any questions, please call your school nurse or visit our school web page at http://www.hobart.k12.in.us for more information on student health, school forms, and other helpful links
Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!
Here Comes The Bus App
PSAT Information Night
Tuesday, March 5th, 6pm
Hobart High School Board Room
HHS Theatre Department's Production of "The Crucible"
Friday, March 8th, 7pm
2211 East 10th Street
Freshman College and Career Day
Monday, March 11th, 3-7pm
2211 East 10th Street
SpringFest! SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, March 15th, 5-9pm
2211 East 10th Street
Spring Choir Concert
Wednesday, March 20th, 7pm
Hobart High School
Monday, March 25th, 7am to Friday, March 29th, 3:30pm
School City of Hobart
Chasing Dream's Prom
Saturday, April 6th, 5:30pm
2211 East 10th Street
This experience is open for individuals with disABILITIES ages 14 & older from local and surrounding communities and people without disABILITIES ages 16 & older who attend Hobart High School.
See the flyer above in the newsletter for registration link!
Annual Brickie Makers and Innovators
Wednesday, April 10th, 6-8pm
Hobart High School Field House
Class of 2019 Graduation - Save the Date!
Thursday, May 30th, 6pm
Hobart High School Brickyard
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