Focus on Education

July 2021

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Kindness Always Wins!

Every year the School City of Hobart takes time at each school to acknowledge individuals and groups for going above and beyond in some way that helps others - and doing so without wanting praise. We call them "Kindness Awards" and students and staff are selected by an administrator, teacher, coach, or mentor! They submit a form explaining what they do to make the school, community, and world a better place. Some examples were students that helped a classmate by purchasing a planner for them, another treated a friend downtown at the Dairy Queen - just out of the kindness of their hearts. One student consistently went out of their way to assist other classmates with homework, recess buddies, self-esteem, and so much more. Others were acknowledged for changing the world with their good actions and defining character. The list goes on and on as these Brickies already see that the value of life is not measured by what you have but instead by what you give. Our Brickies have kind hearts that are taught at home and challenged when they are independently on their own. Their character is defined by their actions when no one is looking and these students and staff are great examples of Kindness, Character, and being Great Citizens! Way to go, Brickies!
SCOH 2021 Kindness Awards

Our HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals Club ROCKS!

The HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals Club was still able to fit in some time to volunteer during this past school year. The Club participated in the "Coins for Cancer" and raised $675 which they donated to Phil's Friends. Phil’s Friends is an organization that provides care packages for cancer patients in the area. Their donation helped Phil’s Friends prepare 10 care packages for cancer patients.


They also helped host the Hobart High School American Red Cross blood drive event. Their hard work planning these blood drives earned senior Nejere Onomakpome a $750 scholarship through the American Red Cross!



FInally, Angelina Zepeda and Kendall Lemon competed in First Aid/CPR at the HOSA State Leadership Competition. The two also went above and beyond to become First Aid/CPR certified after the competition! Amazing job to each of these students for their hard work and dedication.

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Hobart High School Graduating Class of 2021 - Short Clip



The night was clear, warm, and bright as our Brickie Class of 2021 walked out onto the Brickyard and celebrated their accomplishments. Among the field of students were futures in the military, arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, doctorates and those simply craving the freedom. We were excited to celebrate each and every one of our Brickies and know their futures achieved if they remember to work, work, work toward your goals.

During the night Mrs. Adams, Director of Guidance for the School City of Hobart, recognized the number of seniors who had earned early college credits, college degrees, and those who had participated in career and technical education taking at least 6 credits in a career-technical education sequence. In total, we have 200 students who had accomplished this 6-credit sequence. These students were recognized when their name was called to receive their diploma. Students who earned early college credit or completed a career-technical education sequence wore a gold stole.


The graduating class of 2021 had a total of 221 graduates receiving early college credits. Of those 221 seniors, 155 earned more than 15 college credits while in high school. Throughout their four years of high school, the Class of 2021 had earned 6,594 college credits with a total savings of $1,186,132.70!

We also had our second cohort of students completing the Indiana College Core, which is a 30-credit sequence that will transfer to public universities in Indiana as one year of college. This year we had 23 students completing this credential.

In addition to the 23 students earning the Indiana College Core, we had 24 seniors who earned their Associate’s Degree this school year, which means they graduated from Hobart High School with both a high school diploma AND a two-year college degree. For the first time ever, we even had a student who earned their Associate’s in Medical Assisting and another student who earned their Associate’s in Energy Technology.

Finally, we had 8 students earning a Certificate or Technical Certificate in Business Administration, Energy Technology, Medical Assisting, CNA and Dementia Care, and Basic Emergency Medical Studies.

The head-start these Brickies earned for their next chapter in life will impact them in such a positive way. Congratulations to each of them and best of luck as they navigate the paths of their future!

The School City of Hobart Is One Of 19 Districts In The Country To Earn The PLTW Distinguished District Recognition!

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The School City of Hobart is a 2020-21 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs. We are one of just 19 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.


The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, the district had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, PreK-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2019-20 school year.


Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.The School City of Hobart offers PLTW Launch (PreK-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW [Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Science] throughout each of our schools.


“It is a great honor to recognize each of our schools for their unwavering commitment to provide students with an excellent educational experience despite the unusual circumstances and unique challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented to the educational landscape this past year,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their achievements in unlocking their students’ potential and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom no matter what career path they choose.” The School City of Hobart is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.

Congratulations to our Spring Athletes For All Of Their Hard Work, Dedication, and Achievements!

2021 Spring Athlete Video for BM
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Be College And Career READY at SCOH! Plan For Success!

Click the title above to find ALL the information you need to help your student prepare for their future in the best way possible! Whether they are getting certified or working towards a degree, the School City of Hobart is here to help.

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Student Accomplishments With Hobart University!

Hobart University is providing many opportunities for or students! Our Brickies are accomplishing more than they could ever imagine while in high school... and it is all for FREE!


During the 2018-2019 school year we had 727 students achieving college credits. We offered 72 courses that were taught by 36 educators, earning our Brickies a total of 6,222 college credits and a savings of $874,946 in tuition! During the 2019-2020 school year we had an amazing 829 students achieve college credits while offering 96 courses taught by 49 educators. This earned our Brickies 7,704 college credits while saving an astonishing $1,152,233.20 in tuition!


This past year, 2020 - 2021, was incredible for our Brickies and their futures. 795 students achieved college credits with 123 courses being taught by 50 educators. In total they earned 7,299 college credits and saved $1,091,565.45 in tuition!


Over all in the past three years, with the implementation of Hobart University, our Brickies have earned 21,225 college credits while achieving their high school degree and saved over THREE MILLION dollars in tuition! Students gain experience and skills in their field of interest, with some even leaving high school with an Associate degree and all graduating knowing they have the tools, knowledge, and confidence to succeed.


So what are you waiting for? Learn more about Hobart University at www.hobart.k12.in.us/HU

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Join the Battle to End Vaping

Attention student-athletes! Want to dash your dreams of playing sports? Then start vaping. It’s a guaranteed way to irreversibly damage your lungs, your game … and your life. Dreams aren’t that important, are they? Don't Puff This Stuff! #VapingKillsDreams
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FinalForms is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and students, please log in to FinalForms, select your sports, and complete and sign all required forms for the upcoming school year.
Your physical form can be printed once you've signed.
Completed physicals can be turned in to the Hobart High School Athletic Office at Door 19, Monday - Thursday from 7AM-1:30PM.
Please call or message with any questions. (219) 942-8521 ext. 8035.

www.hobart-in.finalforms.com #BrickieUp

Tip: You will not see the physical form until a sport is selected.

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Student's First Day of School!

Wednesday, Aug. 18th, 7:30am

All School City of Hobart Schools!

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year! We are excited to have you back in the schools and look forward to a great school year! See the school calendar at www.hobart.k12.in.us/calendar

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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