Brickie Bulletin

December 2017

School Attendance is important!

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to assure that his/her child attends school regularly. Every absence, excused or unexcused, can have a significant impact on student learning and success in the classroom. Students who do not attend regularly are more likely to struggle in math and reading, and those students are also more likely to not finish high school.

Hobart High School's attendance policy allows for up to six excused absences in a given class during a semester or up to eight absences with doctor notes. Students who have more than the allotted amount of absences are in jeopardy of going to an attendance appeal and potentially losing the credits for the classes in which the attendance is affected. Please see the student handbook for further clarification.

The Opioid Crisis in Northwest Indiana

Hobart educators, as well as educators in other districts, have been attending seminars and workshops about heroin use and the opioid epidemic in Northwest Indiana. Please take a moment to read the articles below and get a glimpse of how families have been affected close to us.

Freshman class ships supplies to texas

The freshman class council sponsored a supply drive for hurricane victims in Texas, and the school did an AWESOME job of collecting items. Ms. Banks, the teacher contact at the Texas school, was extremely thankful and overwhelmed from the generosity from our school community.

"We received all of the boxes that your class sent, and I want you to know that it has helped so many of our students in need. I have even sent extra hygiene products to the nurse so that she can help more students in need that I don’t get to see. We are humbled by the outpouring of generosity that everyone has bestowed upon us. " -Rebekah Banks

Students get hands-on experience at the Lake county fair grounds

On Nov. 28th our World of Work Coordinator, Valentine Torres was able to take some of our 11th & 12th grade students to the Lake County Fair Grounds where students could learn and interact with employers in construction & union trades. Students were able to get "hands-on" within so many different career opportunities.

Winter Clothing Drive

Thank you to the entire school community for donating coats, jackets, and clothes which will help the residents of Pine Ridge Native American Reservation this winter. The entire drive collected over 2000 articles of clothing from all locations, and Hobart contributed over 150 items. Thank you for your generosity. The clothes will be driven to South Dakota in the near future.

Did you catch the PLTW balloon launch?

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Holly Shaginaw and Christian Howerton

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Mr. Adam Young, far left, celebrated his birthday with his interns who decided to dress like his clones!

Lunch Reminder

Please remember that students may not accept fast food deliveries from parents for lunch. All lunches delivered must be home made. This policy is included in the student handbook.

encourage your child to use khan academy to boost test scores and work on skills for current classes

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wondering about honor society?

Candidates for membership shall be selected when grade point averages are available at the end of the first semester of their sophomore year. Candidates who did not fulfill the requirements during their Sophomore year, yet fulfill them during their Junior or Senior year, are also eligible for membership.

Requirements for membership shall be a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.8 or above, a high degree of service to the school and community, a demonstration of leadership skills, and an acceptable character. The service, leadership, and character requirements shall be judged by a faculty council (approved by the Principal), on the basis of a written application submitted by the candidates, corresponding letters of recommendation and results of a teacher survey.

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Safety is everyone's responsibility. There is no safety in silence! Use the tip line 942-TIPS or go to the School City of Hobart's website and access School Safety through the Cool Tools. All tips are anonymous.

Brickettes participate in dance showcase

The Brickettes traveled to Crown Point High School to perform at a Dance Showcase in the beginning of November. They danced with three dance studios, Griffith's Dance Team, and Crown Points Middle, JV & Varsity Dance Teams. It was a great time for the girls as they showcased two of their numbers.

Important Dates

December 4: ISTEP testing begins

December 7: FAFSA event at HHS

December 21: No School for High School Students/End of 2nd Quarter

December 21-January 7: No School (Winter Break)

January 8: School Resumes

HHS's Website

Check out the school's website for more information!