Focus on Education
STEAMing Full Speed Ahead In The School City of Hobart!
All of our schools have a Makerspace where students gather at larger workspaces to let their minds open to creating what they imagine. The possibilities are truly endless! Projects as simple as taking pasta and marshmallows to build a structure to building an electric go-kart that we actually race takes place right here in our schools. No matter what direction your students grows up to take, these lessons can always be implemented in life and the best part is that they are having fun while doing it! Just look at some of these amazing talents our Brickies have that otherwise they may not have known they could do! The mind is limitless and so are their capabilities and talent! Check out the video below by clicking play or by visiting www.hobart.k12.in.us/STEAMinSCOH
Innovate WithIN Has FIVE Brickie Teams Heading To Finals!
These 11 teams in total were selected from over 400 regional applicants and they each have a chance to win $1,000 dollars and advancement to the State finals in Indianapolis. We are confident our Brickies will continue to shine and wish them the best of luck!
Our Brickie finalists are:
Certikey by Conner Niemann, Andrew Navarro, and Brett Herrin
Clockworks of Indiana by Ethan Pinegar and Leandra Kelly
Flower Power by Morgan Sanchez and Elijah Puente
Patchables by Kayla Davis and Isis Fleming
WRM Medical Bands by Jelena Kolundzjia
Read more about the program and the details for the Regional Finals in the article below!
Interested in seeing the new ideas created by our Brickies and other schools around the region? Join us on April 18th for FREE! Simply click this button to get your ticket!
Key Club Dominates At State Competition!
Key Club had an amazing weekend at their state convention this weekend. The club came away with the following awards and titles:
The club was presented the Riley Award for their dedication and donations to Riley Hospital for Children.
Senior Piper Logan was awarded Distinguished Club Treasurer.
Junior Alyssa Toscani was awarded Key Clubber of the Year.
The following students were elected into division and state positions:
Alyssa Toscani was elected the Calumet Division Lieutenant Governor.
Gianna Rodriguez was elected the Bulletin Editor for the state.
and Louis Gallegos was elected Governor, the highest position a student can hold in the state.
With a grateful heart, Mrs. Polizotto would like to thank seniors Elijah Puente, immediate past Governor, Meghan Horn, immediate past Calumet Division Lieutenant Governor and Events and Planning Chair, and Caryssa Roark, immediate past Bulletin Editor for all of their hard work and dedication to Key Club at the state level. You're leaving big shoes to fill.
Lights, Camera, Action! "Bring Back the 80's!"
Through some trials and tribulations these Brickies persevered and performed entertainment the whole time. Outstanding performance to all the Brickies and the Hobart High School Performing Arts Department! We know it takes a village to put a show on and you all rocked it!
Our Mathletes Are Really Adding Up!
Each student takes the quiz and grows at their own pace. Starting with addition and subtraction, they can take the test as many times as needed to move on to the next level. Once they complete all levels they earn a shirt! From there, no matter their grade level, they can start practicing multiplication and division to advance their skills. Pretty cool and they wear them proudly. Some students even go beyond by continuing their multiplication and division quizzes but at a faster speed! When this happens our Administrators and Superintendent take a special moment to celebrate the student!
Our Kindergartners Are "Peeping" It Real With Baby Chicks!
Thanks to Karp's Garden and Feed in Hobart for supplying us with the eggs and taking care of the chicks now that they hatched!
Cody Johnston Is Flying High!
Starting the season off, Cody competed in the Hoosier State Relay Qualifier at Purdue University and with the crowd cheering him on, conquered a 16'0" jump that landed him in 1st place! The following weekend, he took a trip to New York City where he competed in the New Balance Indoor Nationals and walked away with not only a 6th place finish but All-American Honors and a 16'3" jump - 1 height away from the top spot!
You would think it may die down from there, but he didn't! He then attended the Adidas Track Nationals at Virginia Beach where, along with some great experiences, earned a 4th place finish. Then most recently we went down to Indiana University and not one earned a title of Hoosier State Relay Champion, but also blasted through the previous record for that meet and broke his own personal record with a 16'7" jump!
We know that you will continue to push yourself and do your absolute greatest. Best of luck with the rest of the season to Cody and all of our Brickie athletes!
Teacher And Coach, Betty Funkhouser, Receives Award From The Mayor!
Recently she attended our Board meeting where she was awarded the 'Rachel Rodriguez Memorial Award' from the City of Hobart Mayor, Brian Snedecor "In memory of the spirit of dedication to the children of Hobart shown by Rachel Rodriguez, your faithful dedication to the children of the City of Hobart best exemplifies the love Rachel also held for the children in our city."
Miss Funkhouser is very much deserving of this award and we are so thankful and honored to have her as one of our amazing Brickie teachers, coaches, and motivators. Thank you for all you do!
Here you can find all of the details, requirements, expectations, etc. for our FREE Hobart University!
Clicking this link will take you to our web page where you can find what tests your student will be taking, the dates they will take them, and helpful information to prepare them in the best way!
· Start by visiting Indiana Career Explorer
· Compare the estimated net price of attendance at Indiana colleges through Indiana College Costs
· Learn about career interest inventories, education requirements for different careers and more at Learn More Indiana.
· Check out the Indiana Career Hot Spots for the most recent companies currently hiring in the State or the Hot Jobs in Northwest Indiana where you will find in-demand careers and their wages right here in the Region!
· O*NET® Career Exploration Tools - Self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help you consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The tools are also designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition.
· Go to My skills. My future looks at the jobs you have held in the past to determine some similar positions for you in the future. It also allows you to learn more about those recommended careers.
· Skills Profiler - Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to jobs that use those skills
Click this button to access April's Wellness Calendar! This month is focused on exercising your mind and body. Get outside - Spring is in the air! Focus on positivity and being active. Set a small goal for yourself, conquer it, and set another one!
Parent and Caregiving Wellness
Again this month we included our 1000hrs of outside time goal! It is amazing and, though sounds intimidating, is very doable! Especially when we have a great National Park within minutes of us!
Our body and mind still need fresh air and sunlight. Even though it may be a little chilly outdoors, we can still go for a nice walk or play at the park. As the sunlight increases, let’s all set a goal of getting 1000 hours of outside time. Here is a tool to keep track of your time as well as ideas. 1000 Hours Outside Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Zoladz for this resource. This has become a goal of their family this year. 1000 hours – We can do it! Let’s get outdoors and begin to enjoy the fresh air.
Finally, it is Conversation Time!! Yes, actual face to face conversation!
A meal together may be brief as we have many activities in the evening; however, use the time as a chance to learn and listen to each other. As you sit down together for a meal, give these conversation cards a try.
Need assistance? The Lake & Porter County United Way are teaming up with this great resource!! Assistance with food, utilities, rent, clothing, mental health, burial, child care, computers, education, dental, domestic violence, & much more!
*NEW* School Resource Officer Safety Minute
2022 - 2023 Registration: Open For Everyone!
NEW to the District implies that you do NOT have other children in the School City of Hobart. If you are simply registering a new student, such as a kindergartner, then you can do that through your parent Skyward.
Affidavits: If you are needing an affidavit, you must have an appointment. Appointments can be made at www.hobart.k12.in.us/residencyaffidavit.
Scheduled eLearning Day and Freshman Orientation!
Friday, April 1st, 7am
School City of Hobart
Freshman students will be attending their tour today at the high school. More information was sent to the parents via Skyward.
Finalizing Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, April 6th, 6-7pm
2211 East 10th Street
Seniors and Parents are encouraged to attend for FREE help in finalizing their college funding plan.
Experts from INvestED will discuss hot to compare college financial aid offers and options to cover and remaining balance.
The goal is to help you better understand your funding options as you plan for education after high school.
Thursday, April 7th, 6-7pm
Early Learning Center at George Earle - 400 N. Wilson Street, Hobart, IN 46342
Join the ELC with your incoming Kindergartner where you will learn about the school, get a tour, meet the teachers, and more! Great way to introduce your little one to their new school and encourage them to get excited for the fall!
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Parent Night!
Monday, April 11th, 5-7pm
Hobart High School - Either 5pm - 6pm or 6pm - 7pm
Incoming Freshman Parent Night
Monday, April 11th, 6-7:30pm
Hobart High School
Brickie Makers & Innovators Showcase
Wednesday, April 13th, 6-8pm
Hobart High School Fieldhouse
HHS Talent Show - April 14th and 16th!
Thursday, April 14th, 7pm
Hobart High School Theatre
April 14th at 7pm and April 16th at 7pm
Brickie Kidz Preschool Open House
Thursday, April 14th, 5:30-7pm
Hobart High School OR The Early Learning Center
See the flyer above for more details.
Willy Wonka Children's Theatre Performance
Saturday, April 30th, 7-9pm
Hobart High School Theatre
Join the Hobart High School Theatre Department as they put on their Willy Wonka Children's Theatre performance! It is sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. More details will be posted on our social medias closer to the date!
6th Grade Orientation - RSVP by April 14th! Parent Night Information Too!
Tuesday, May 3rd, 5:30pm
Hobart Middle School
1st Grade Orientation
Tuesday, May 10th, 5-7pm
Your child's home school: Joan Martin, Liberty, or Veterans Elementary
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.