Focus on Education

October 2019

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College GO Week!

Whatever your future holds - we have you covered! No matter what your life plans or goals are, education is the one that can give you the power to accomplish whatever you set out to do. That is why the School City of Hobart celebrates College GO Week at each of our schools! Our goal through the week and throughout the school year is to help students learn about the possibilities that are out there for them to further their education and get steps closer to achieving their goals.

Throughout the last week in September, each of our schools did different activities to help educate and encourage our Brickies. Our 4th grade students in all of our Elementary schools went on a tour of the high school learning about the different programs and dual-credit classes that are offered. These courses are part of Hobart University which is a partnership through Ivy Tech that is completely FREE to our students. At our Early Learning Center, our youngest Brickies were able to explore different careers through their vehicles! The School City of Hobart Maintenance Dept, Hobart Police Department, City of Hobart Streets and Sanitation Department, NIPSCO, Lurie Children’s Hospital Transport Team, The Cheesy Food Truck, NBC Storm Chaser, NWR SWAT, and the Lake County Sheriff Helicopter - which landed during the event at the ELC - were all there to educate their little minds. Our elementary schools and ELC also participated in themed days to have a little fun and raise awareness for all the opportunities there are career wise.

In the Middle School, students were able to participate in several opportunities to learn about different colleges, what they offer, and what one may work best for their future plans. They competed in the annual, and rather competitive, door decorating contest where all the students worked together with their teacher and did a great job!


Finally, to celebrate College Go Week at Hobart High School, they started the week by handing out Learn More Magazines to each student. These magazines are full of information and are worth reading from cover to cover! Each day, they posed a trivia question at the start of the school day and students who answered correctly were entered to win prizes, such as homecoming tickets, prom tickets, senior apparel items and athletic passes! Later in the week, three colleges visited to assist seniors in applying to their schools– Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University Northwest, and Indiana University Northwest. Seniors were able to apply for free and talk individually with the college admissions representative to ask questions and find out more information about available programs. Altogether, they had 45 seniors apply to one or more colleges! Some families saved as much as $60 with these free applications! Apply around this time next year - an early application is exciting!


Just because the week is over does not mean that this information is gone too! The School City of Hobart has a great College and Career Website that you can access below or at www.hobart.k12.in.us/CCR. Learn More Indiana is a complete resource that is dedicated to helping students accomplish their education the way they want and assist with achieving your dream. This can also be accessed below or on our website. Let's not forget Hobart University where you can get FREE college right in your high school classes - www.hobart.k12.in.us/HU. Finally, our wonderful Guidance Staff that constantly work hard to help your student achieve their goals! Get started down your own path and define your future! Resources are unlimited!

College and Career Readiness at SCOH!

Click here to find ALL the information you need to help your student prepare for their future in the best way possible! Whether getting certified or working toward a degree - the School City of Hobart is here for you!

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HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!

Did you know...

There are a lot of workers who spend fiver 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.


So what?

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!

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NEW Requirements for High School Graduates

Check out this link for ALL the information you need to help your student succeed! Plus there is a fun mini-movie that will help explain the new requirements.

Joan Martin Earns Riley Wagon License Plate!

Thanks to many of you - our Joan Martin Elementary School not only achieved, but blew their goal of raising money for Riley Children's Hospital out of the park! Last school year our Brickies started a fund raiser to earn money for Riley Children's Hospital, a place where many children are treated but more personally - a place were 3 of our very own Brickies were being treated. The main goal was to raise enough money to get their names on a license plate which would go on a wagon at the hospital. These wagons are the main source of transportation for the children at Riley's and an importance to many parents. Thanks to the hard work of our students, staff, and community - they were able to achieve their goal! This past month, they were presented with the plaque which was a beautiful moment for all involved. Great job to everyone especially our #BraveBrickies!
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The Pride Of Hobart Is On Fire With Their Golds!

The Pride of Hobart Marching Band has had a busy and very successful month! First, on September 7th they competed at the Highland Invitational and received a Gold Rating! Then on September 14th - 10 marching bands came together at Hobart high school to compete in the Hobart Marching Band Festival - again bringing home a GOLD! Finally, on the 28th, the competed in the Kankakee Valley Marching Festival and proved to be unstoppable while achieving another GOLD!


Their final competition is October 5th at Crown Point high school! We would love to see many there supporting the students that work tirelessly all summer and school year to be the Pride of Hobart! They are scheduled to compete around 1ish - let's support them in their ISSMA competition! #BrickieUp

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JROTC Head To Cantigny Park!

Last month our JROTC went to the 1st Infantry Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL. Here you interpret U.S. Military History through the lens of the Army's 1st Infantry Division. With exhibits and artifacts ranging from early war to present day, there’s plenty for them to learn and explore. The Tank Park and Historical Vehicle fleet offered a grand experience, giving them a close-up glimpse of some classic war machinery. The cadets were wonderful and the staff commented that they had never had an entire group that was so focused and intent on learning! That's our JROTC Brickies!!
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My Vision. My Community. Grant Won By Our Brickie CEA Class! By Mr. Schultz

Mr. Schultz’s Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) has won a $5,000 grant offered through IUPUI titled My Community, My Vision. My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth community planning program sponsored by Indiana Housing and Community Development (IHCDA) that engages high school youth and college students in Indiana. The program was developed with the belief that young people in Indiana should not have to leave their hometowns in order to make a positive impact. Previous participating groups have implemented public art projects, canoe and kayak launches, community gardens, public movie nights, small business partnerships, community crime prevention initiatives, and tactical urbanism projects for community engagement.


My Community, My Vision has the following goals:

• Empower Indiana youth to discover and develop a vision for their communities.

• Connect youth and community leaders.

• Inspire Indiana’s youth to become Indiana’s leaders.

• Encourage youth to return to or stay in their hometowns.

• Educate youth about civic involvement.

• Promote youth-driven comprehensive community development with a focus on aspects of quality places including affordable housing, leadership, transportation, community health, entrepreneurship, placemaking, and art.

• Teach youth about the public project and implementation process.


With this grant, Mr. Schultz - along with his classes - have partnered with the City of Hobart, Hobart Parks Department, IUPUI, local enthusiasts, and a number of non-profit organizations to survey, design, and build a mountain bike trail park just north of the High School! What did you do in high school? Oh you know, just designed and built a park!! Love our teachers and staff - Big Dreams. Big Goals. Bright Future!

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Congratulations to our Board of School Trustees President, Mr. Terry Butler! He was presented with the Outstanding Boardsmanship Award at the ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference! Thank you for your dedication in serving our Brickies!

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Tech Talk And Your Family

The filmmaker behind the ever growing in popularity Screenagers movie has a great Tech Talk Tuesday blog that gives us access to great topics and conversation starters. Dr. Ruston shares weekly topics to share with your family to help manage and decrease struggles around screen time. You will read brief articles about social media, video game use, tech tips, latest research, and more! Every month we will give you direct access to a couple of our favorites, but check our their webpage for all of their topics and to sign up yourself! www.screenagersmovie.com
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Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

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The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.

Under the overarching theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’, the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is focused on encouraging personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices, digital privacy and draw attention to careers in cybersecurity. NCSAM 2019 will address the following online safety messages and identify opportunities for behavioral change:

  • Own IT.

    • Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
    • Update Privacy Settings
    • Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
  • Secure IT.

    • Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
    • Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
    • Shop Safe Online
    • Play Hard To Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish
  • Protect IT.

    • If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
    • Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
    • If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe
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Join Us For A FREE Showing Of "Screenagers Next Chapter"

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

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Ready, Set, Go - Newsletter

School City of Hobart's Co-Hort of Early Childhood Professionals.

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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 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 about the new school year 2019-20 requirements, please contact your school nurse. Deadline to turn in vaccinations is October 7, 2019.

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.


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

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Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!

Help Hobart High School students who don't always have the means to eat a lunch by donating to the "Brickie Lunch Box"! This new program will help ensure all student's are eating lunch & getting the nutrients & energy needed to be a successful Brickie.
https://youtu.be/HMIaz60RqT8

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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Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6-7pm

Hobart High School

Presentation providing an overview of the financial aid process, highlighting key areas of the FAFSA, discussing filing deadlines and common errors.

Who should be invited? Class of 2020 and their parents (but everyone is welcome!)

Annual Brickie Homecoming Parade!

Friday, Oct. 11th, 4:30pm

Downtown Hobart!

Join the School City of Hobart and their students as they celebrate their Brickie Pride!

SCREENAGERS: The Next Chapter FREE Movie Showing - Open to All!

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 6pm

Hobart High School Theatre

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

All are welcome to attend and it is free of charge. We encourage you to bring family, friends, students, grandkids, etc. Everyone will benefit from this showing!

Fall Break!

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7am-3:30pm

All Schools : )

Enjoy your long weekend and take in the fall weather! See everyone back at school on October 28th!

HHS Theatre Department's Fall Musical Production - ELF!!

Friday, Nov. 8th, 7pm

Hobart High School Theatre

You read that right - our Brickies are putting on the musical production of ELF! You can see them on November 8th, 9th, 16th, and 17th at 7pm!


Are you a senior citizen? Join us for FREE during our Senior Citizen Legacy Event on November 10th at 3pm - RSVP at (219) 942-8521 ext. 8193


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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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HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!

Did you know...

There are a lot of workers who spend fiver 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.


So what?

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!