Focus on Education
Our Littlest Brickies are Now Heading to First Grade!
Every year it is a joy to watch our Kindergartners graduate and move on to their perspective elementary schools to start a new journey! They each walk in to the gym with their gowns on, caps in place, and energy at the max! The excitement and happiness our little Brickies express is absorbed by those around and the whole packed gymnasium is gleaming with joy, smiles, and pride. The ceremony begins with Early Learning Center Principal, Mrs. Gutierrez, and is followed by unforgettable performances from the Kindergartners that bring a happy tear to many parent's eyes. To the parents, they see their baby growing up. To the teachers, they see a future of unstoppable, impactful Brickies that can change the world as they start laying the educational groundwork from them, one brick at a time. Great job Class of 2029!
Too Good for Drugs Graduation!
Great job to our 5th grader's who participated in the Too Good for Drugs Graduation! Too Good for Drugs revolves around the same concept as DARE, which is to inform the students of the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. The students have spent the year learning about these dangers by doing different activities to educate them. The ceremony, as always, was impressionable and impactful. Dr. Mann Spitler talked about the tragic loss of his daughter to drugs and how easily parents can miss it. Officer White and Officer Pochron talked about their experiences with the kids and reiterated the importance of what they learned. The night ended with a big gathering of the students for a group picture and a promise to be drug free! It was a great night that was informative to both the students and parents and encourages them to stay drug free and live successfully!
Class of 2017 Graduation!
Congratulations to our Hobart High School Class of 2017! The night was perfect with warm sunny weather, packed bleachers, and a wonderful class of Brickies. The student speakers did a great job expressing the honesty behind being a Brickie and how you truly are always a Brickie. The student class selected 2017 Outstanding Educator, Kari Roach, to be their speaker and she did a terrific job creating an impressionable impact as they get ready to step toward their next journey. Board of School Trustees President, Terry Butler spoke about their dedication and hard work and proudly acknowledged those joining the military. Then, the moment everyone was waiting for, the acceptance of their diplomas! With a gleaming, cheering crowd each Brickie proudly walked across the stage one final time as a student and officially became a Hobart High School Alum! We will miss our Class of 2017 but are excited to see what they can do in the world! Best of luck in the future and as you know, "Once A Brickie, Always A Brickie"!
Lady Brickie Robotics Won an Award for Their Design!
The Hobart Middle School Lady Bricks won the sisterhood award for designing a prosthetic for Ruby the dog with no front legs, at the girls First Lego League (FLL) challenge at IUPUI Informatics and Computing Center. They were presented with two careers-one veterinary and one orthopedics. Their challenge was to develop a prosthesis for a dog with no front legs, who was actually there. They were given materials and 45 minutes to do so. They later had to go into the room with a prosthesis specialist and vet tech and present. They created a prototype using the spring type leg that would attach to her small joints and try to use the electric current from her nervous system and robotics to stimulate movement. They were told they are "out of the box thinkers" and the only group not to use wheels! They worked together extremely well and accomplished great goals! Great job ladies!
TEDxHobartHighSchool was Incredible!
What is TEDx? At these events you have live speakers and videos from previous TED Talks at a local gathering where "ideas worth spreading" are shared with the community. Each TEDx event is fully planned and coordinated independently by a community. They are held all over the world and based off a diversity of topics. So how did Hobart get involved? The students! They did everything - chose the topic, contacted speakers, catered a breakfast and lunch, marketed sales, stage design, gift bags and so much more! It was incredible! The event was based off of "Generation Z" and the talks left everyone with a new perspective of the upcoming generations. Speakers consisted of entrepreneurs and students from our own Hobart High School! Everyone did a phenomenal job, opening eyes and minds of many with their "ideas worth spreading". Amazing job Brickies!
Hobart Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educators!
The Hobart Chamber of Commerce and the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation sponsored the 24th annual Outstanding Educator Awards last month. These awards recognized educators from the elementary, middle and high school levels and are those that has made exceptional contributions and commitment to their profession and their students both in and out of the classroom! These educators are nominated by a member of the community and selected by the Chamber and Foundation. Congratulations this year to Elementary teacher from Joan Martin, Heather Paulson; Middle school teacher, Josh Reno; and High school teacher, Kari Roach! Together you are building the future of our students one brick at a time! #brickieup
HHS TV Class created "The Drive"!
Our High School offers a radio and TV class taught by Mr. Crouch which gives the students hands on experience in every aspect of radio, filming, and TV. One of their class projects is to create a short film - all scripted, acted, filmed and edited by our students! "The Drive" is their action packed thriller that the students wrote, directed, shot, and produced themselves! Eighteen weeks went into the production of this and it shows!! Wonderful job done by our Brickies! Make sure to check it out at hobart.schoolwires.com/thedrive
Thanks to the Students, HHS Now Has an Outdoor Classroom!
Our Brickies did it again! They came up with a great idea, proposed it to our Administrators and, with an understanding that the students will be responsible for coming up with the funding, labor needed, and maintenance, created an outdoor classroom! They had some guidance from teacher, Mrs. Gill, but did all the work themselves. They organized the clean up, contacted companies for donations, and created an amazing outdoor classroom that fits 40 students and any teacher can reserve it on sunny days! It is a project that would not have happened if it wasn't for our students. They took an empty unused space and created a life-long learning area entirely on their free time! Amazing job Brickies! You are an inspiration.
We Rally Around Kindness!
It is no surprise that our Brickies are hard working students, constantly working harder and wanting to be better and reach higher. This is one small reason why at the end of every school year we have a 'Rally For A Cause'! As a school system we like to take this time to recognize the outstanding individuals and groups that went above and beyond through out the year to positively affect others. We bring together the students at each school and celebrate the accomplishments that were made during the school year with regards to Rachel's Challenge and the legacy of kindness and compassion. Groups and Clubs get honored for the impact that they made in the school, community and even the world. Individuals get honored for their kindheartedness and care that they extend to everyone around them. And the schools get reminded that "people will never know how far a little kindness can go".
Girls and Boys STATE Track!
Congratulations again to the boys and girls track teams! This year there were 5 Brickies that attended State Finals down in Bloomington, IN. Starting with the Lady Bricks, we have sophomore Olexia Brookshire, who made her first appearance at State in the 100m dash. Overall, Olexia finished in 26th place! Next up was senior, Lauren Edwards who made her 2nd appearance down to State this year. She competed in the 400m dash, which she currently holds the school record for, and finished in 12th place with a time of 57.78! These 2 girls then continued on and joined teammates senior, Cece Castillo and freshman, Addison Metts for the 1600m Relay. They did an amazing job, breaking their own school record with a time of 3:59.92 and finishing in 15th place! Great job ladies!
Finally, to represent the boys, we have Nick Ray who has attended the State finals for the past 3 years! He did an incredible job earning a 5th place in discus with a throw of 169'0" and 6th place in shot put with a toss of 52'8"! These throws earned him a two All-State honors, collectively bringing Nick's total to 4 All-State honors for his career! #gobricks
School City of Hobart's VISION 2020!
Camp Invention Is A Week Long Camp!
Have your student join their friends at this summer's Camp Invention! Held at Joan Martin Elementary and led by one of our experienced teachers, your child will be presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation! Some incredible scholarships are available, just contact Suzanne Hathaway at email@example.com
for more information and to see if you qualify! It is a great opportunity for your child to learn and grow!
Khan Academy - All Summer You Can Keep Learning Anything. For Free. For Everyone. Forever.
Brain loss is real!!! Prevent it with Khan Academy! It is a resource that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning that empowers learners to study at their own pace. Students can work on skills in math, science, computer programming, PSAT/SAT Test Prep, and more. Additionally, parents can coach and monitor their children while they work through the program.
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