Focus on Education

October 2017

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College Go Week Was A Success!

Every year the School City of Hobart uses College Go Week to encourage students to think and pursue a higher education. Whether it be at a College or University or with a Trade, there is an opportunity for every student to achieve more after high school graduation and help jump start their career on a path that they have been dreaming of! During the last week of September, students from all schools participated in activities to help educate them of the possibilities and opportunities that are available to them. Superintendent, Dr. Buffington took all of the 4th grade students on a tour at the High School where they stopped by and spoke with different teachers and had an "in-class" experience. They learned about the different courses offered and how they could earn college credit while being in high school! Some learned about different colleges, universities and trades and even went on college tours to encourage them to think about their future all while assisting in the door decorating competition. Other grades participated in themed days and were able to express their favorite colleges and future careers by dressing the part. At the end of the week, every student was more educated in what their future could hold and how to get there! Great job to all of the Brickies and remember, "All My Life I Want To Be A Brickie! Work! Work! Work!"

The 19th Annual Taste of Autumn

Every year the Hobart Educational Foundation hosts the "Taste of Autumn" which is a fundraiser whose proceeds benefit the students and teachers right here in the School City of Hobart! This year's event was an absolute blast! As the banquet hall filled up with teachers, parents, co-workers, and the community, everyone was seen with a smile and laughter on their faces. The atmosphere in the hall was beaming with excitement as everyone started to bid on the silent auction items. With gift baskets, jewelry, a money tree, and priceless memorabilia- everyone left a winner! The best part of the night was knowing that every penny raised was going to go right back into the School City of Hobart. The Hobart Educational Foundation works hard every year to raise money for student scholarships, scholar dinners, and grants for our classrooms. Since December 1998, the Foundation has awarded over $249,500 in classroom grants, $156,000 in scholarships to Hobart graduating seniors, $16,000 for continuing education, $34,000 in discretionary funds for building principals, and $75,000 in support of district-wide education programs! Teachers and students have been able to experience amazing things such as the high altitude balloon launch when they send a giant balloon thousands of feet into the air and halfway across the state, TEDx presentations which are held all around the world, Camp Invention Schoarships, DNA Anaysis Laboratory, Media Center enhancements, and so much more. Thank you to all who supported the Taste of Autumn this year! As always, it was a great time had by all for an even greater cause!


Interested in donating? You can support the Foundation through AmazonSmile - go to smile.amazon.com and login with your Amazon login. Then select "School City of Hobart Educational Foundation Inc" as your designated charity. All items marked eligible for "AmazonSmile Donation" will generate a 0.5% donation to the Foundation! Easy!

You can also make a monetary donation to the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation at 32 East 7th Street, Hobart, IN 46342. Questions? Feel free to call the Administration Office at 219-942-8885! "Once a Brickie, Always a Brickie!"

And the Dunes Learning Center's Green Apple Award Goes To...

Each year the Dunes Learning Center gives a Green Apple Award to honor an educator who goes out of their way to provide students with opportunities to learn from, and be inspired by, the resources of the region. This year the award went to the School City of Hobart's Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Debbie Matthys! She was honored on September 8th with the Dunes Learning Center's Green Apple Award for her excellence in environmental education. Debbie is passionate about providing students with opportunities to learn about our environment through diverse experiences. In partnership with Dunes Learning Center, Hobart students have helped conserve and restore natural areas, visited Chellberg Farm, and paddled on a 24 foot canoe while learning about our environment from different perspectives. This award came at a great time - right before hundreds of students get to experience the canoe's on Lake George this month. Thanks to Debbie, this year alone over 2,000 of our students will get a chance to experience nature with one of the Dune's Learning Center's educators. This award was much deserved, Debbie. Congrats!
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Wilderness Inquiry's Canoemobile

This month our 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students will be setting sail on Lake George as part of the Mighty Acorns program. Gather your family and join in on the fun! Like last year you too can experience the adventure and see our Region from a whole different perspective. No experience required!
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Mindfulness with DeAnn Jennette

Mindful Learning is the main focus with our Building Brickies because the important and interesting parts of learning are the parts that make the world fascinating, encourage self-reliance and personal growth. Mindfulness is "the ability to focus our attention on what IS rather than be distracted by what ISN'T. Being mindful can be a powerful solution to the distractions and stresses of our kids lives. This year, Parent Educator, DeAnn, is taking to YouTube to help teach as many parents as possible about the benefits of being mindful with their children. Her videos are easy to understand and great for the younger minds, but can also be adapted toward the distractions and stresses of old children as well! See the Building Brickies YouTube link below to see any and all of her lessons. Thanks for making the impact, DeAnn! #brickieup
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Khan Academy - You Can Keep Learning Anything. For Free. For Everyone. Forever.

Khan Academy 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. Recently, a study was completed that proved that using Khan Academy's free Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score gain of 115 points! Nearly double the average score gain for those students that don't use the free test prep. The Official SAT Practice is free for everyone and personalized for each student. If you don't have 20 hours to practice, don't worry! Shorter periods of time is also correlated with meaningful score gains - in fact, 6 hours of studying can bring an average of 90 point increase! Below you can find the link to the Official SAT Practice, a link to Khan Academy's main site, and the video explaining their recent study and the benefits of using Khan! Get your Khan on!

https://youtu.be/8-pxqeO24Ww

School City of Hobart's VISION 2020!

Below you will find some information about our VISION 2020! Please read more factual information at hobart.schoolwires.com/referendum.

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National Red Ribbon Week!

October 23- 31 the School City of Hobart is celebrating Red Ribbon Week to spread awareness about drug abuse and prevention. Since 1988, the National Family Partnership has held the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign works to inform students about the harmful effects of drugs, explaining how they can say "no", and passing out red ribbons for students to wear in support of the movement. They also educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities!
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Educate Yourself With The Stairway to Heroin Program - Free!

Children are increasingly coming into contact with illegal drugs. The Stairway to Heroin program raised awareness by providing local facts and statistics related to illicit drug use, detailing drug trends and types of use, providing a medical perspective on addiction, hearing personal testimonies from families who have experienced the devastation associated with drug abuse and addiction, and learning about hope and recovery. Join other memebers of the region at Lake Central High School for this empowering free event. Visit the link below for more information and to register.
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Boys Basketball Team Tailgating Fundraiser with Nelson's Chicken

Join the Boys Basketball Team at a tailgating party before the final home football game! For only $10 you can enjoy music, games, raffle, and some delicious Nelson's Chicken that will be cooking onsite! Then grab a seat in the Brickyard for Senior night and to cheer our Brickies on to a victory at the last home game of the season! Tickets are available at HHS main office and athletic office. Any questions call 942-8521. #gobricks
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Building Brickies Annual Trunk or Treat!

Bring your little ones and come over to the Early Learning Center for some spooky trunks and delicious candies! All are welcome on Thursday, October 26th to get dressed up and join the fun. Any questions or if you want to participate, call 942-7263 ext.8669. It will be a spooktacular time!
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Here Comes The Bus App

Many of our parents and students take advantage of the Here Comes The Bus App and with it's new improvements, it is better than ever! You can view in real-time the location of your student's bus, when and where your child boards or exits the bus, receive notifications when the bus is near, and be able to do this all on your smartphone, tablet or computer! Visit the link below for the easy step-by-step directions and take the worry away!
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Every Kid in A Park!

The White House in partnership with the Federal Land Management Agencies is again offering to ALL 4th Grade Students a park pass! Starting in September, if you have a current 4th grade student they can go online and achieve a Federal Park Pass that will last them for the entire year! Not sure where to go? Start with our beautiful Indiana Dunes State Park and get exploring!
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Annual Hobart Food Pantry Drive by the Hobart Kiwanis

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 10am-2pm

200 South Hobart Road

Hobart, IN

Join the community is assisting those in need right here in Hobart! It is super easy, just purchase some non-perishable food items and leave them in the grocery bag on your front porch by 10am on Oct, 7th! Volunteers from the community will stop by and pick them up and deliver them to the pantry for you! Any amount is appreciated and ALL donations go right back to the City of Hobart residents. Let's make a difference!

Fall Break for the School City of Hobart

Friday, Oct. 13th, 7:30am to Monday, Oct. 16th, 3:30pm

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, United States

Hobart, IN

Enjoy some extra time at home and relax the mind during this year's Fall Break! All SCOH students get to enjoy a 4 day weekend!

Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 6pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

The 2018 - 2019 FAFSA is the main focus of this presentation to seniors and their parents. ISM College Planning will review the FAFSA on the web and ook at the various types of financial aid availabe.

Trunk or Treat hosted by the Building Brickies

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 5:30-7pm

400 North Wilson Street

Hobart, IN

Put on your favorite cosutme, grab the little ones, and head down to the Early Learning Center to see some spooky trunks and get some sweet treats! Fun and safe place to take your littlest goblins trick or treating. If you have any questions or want to participate with your trunk - call 942-7263 ext. 8669

Published by:

Dr. Peggy Buffington and Sarah Ramos

The School City of Hobart does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or disability, including limited English proficiency.


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