Focus on Education
Congratulations Class of 2019!
College and Career Signing Day!
Kindergarten Graduation - Class of 2031
ISSMA All Music Awardssss 2019
The Hobart HS Band Department received the Indiana State School Music Association All-Music Award this school year. To receive this award, during the school year, the band program must receive a gold medal in each of the following areas: Marching Band Contest (Scholastic, festival or Open Class), Jazz Band Contest, a group 1 solo (the most advanced level of music) at Solo & Ensemble, a group 1 ensemble at Solo & Ensemble, and concert band at organizational contest.
This is a great achievement for our Band Program! We are extremely proud of the hard work of all of our band students involved in the band program.
Academic Hall of Excellence
Water Festival Poster Winner!
Congratulations to Lauren Romeo, winner of the 2019 City of Hobart's Water Festival Poster Design contest! Lauren used Adobe Illustrator during her 2nd hour Graphic Design and Layout class at the high school to create her winning design. Great job, Lauren! We hope to see everyone at Hobart’s Water Festival on Saturday, June 15th from 10 am – 4 pm at Festival Park. They will have live animals, kayak and aqua bike rentals, activities, games, food, music, and performances by Animals for Awareness, Dumpster Drummers, Birds of Prey, and the DNR Canine Unit.
Brickies Rally For Kindness!
Joan Martin 4th Graders Year Long Mission and Kindness Cake!
Riley's Fundraiser Rolls In A Wagon And Makes A Splash!
Elementary Cross Country Runs - Building Healthy Brickies
Khan Academy is a non-profit on a mission to provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. To accomplish this goal, we've created a personalized learning experience that uses videos, exercises, and articles to engage students across a wide range of subjects, with a special emphasis on math and computer programming.
Thanks to its flexibility, Khan Academy can be used in virtually any learning environment, from out-of-school time programs to summer camps to correctional facilities. Students can use Khan Academy to fill in gaps in their education, get extra practice on skills learned in school, or accelerate their studies.
Access to our site is completely free, with no contract, spam, or ads.
Students can access math videos and exercises either through our library or our personalized learning experiences, missions. In addition, we have an interactive, creative programming platform in which students of all ages can learn how to code as well as content from a variety of subjects, from Art History to Cryptography. Students can explore and progress through subjects at their own pace, which is especially useful for out-of-school settings.
We believe that coaches are critical to student success. A coach can be a teacher, a parent, a mentor, or even a peer. They do not need to know the content themselves. No matter who they are, coaches are there to support their students, celebrate their victories, and help them find lessons in defeat.
Every Khan Academy account is both a “learner” account and a "coach" account, so all the features available to learners are also available to you as a coach. The best way to familiarize yourself with our learner features is to experience them for yourself, so feel free to open the "Subjects" menu and start exploring!
If you have questions or need help, visit our Help Center. You can find a link to this resource at the bottom of every page on Khan Academy, under "SUPPORT."
4 Simple Benefits of Summer Reading
The school year is winding down, and parents and students alike feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as they close their books for the last time. Biology is done! History is over! No math until autumn! It’s time to swap pencils for pool noodles and online classes for family road trips. Summer is here so it’s time to relax…with a good book.
“Wait!” you cry. “I just found the last book under a pile of Junior’s dirty socks and managed to squeeze it onto the bookshelf. It’s staying there until little Josephine needs it one day. We need a break from books.” Of course, we all need a change of pace from time to time, and that’s one of the great joys of summer. So take a few days to unwind, but then consider the following reasons why you and your students should keep some books handy all summer long.
The beauty of summer reading is the freedom of choice. Nothing is assigned. Pleasure reading means you choose the books that appeal to you and replace them if they lose their luster. Wander the stacks at your local library or browse through your Kindle and open any book that piques your interest. Research shows that reading for fun outside of school impacts educational success and has positive emotional and social results. The key word here is fun. You don’t have to wade through Tolstoy’s War and Peace to sharpen your mind or expand your social consciousness. As long as you enjoy what you’re reading, you reap the benefits.
“What kind of benefits?” you wonder. Well, you won’t be surprised to learn that reading outside of school brings rewards during the school year, but you may not realize just how significant they are. A report out of New Zealand found that students who enjoyed reading scored higher in math, reading, and problem solving while a UK report revealed noticeable progress in vocabulary, spelling, and math among book lovers compared to book neglecters. But the improvement goes beyond what a standardized test can measure. Pleasure reading creates deep reservoirs of imagination and creativity that allow students to soar beyond basic educational goals. British author Neil Gaiman makes an excellent case that fiction reading in particular provides the fodder for literacy. After being lost in a fantasy world, we find ourselves better equipped to meet the challenges in our world. (Gaiman also makes a lovely case for honoring libraries as depositories of all good things.)
You probably didn’t need to be persuaded that reading is good for students, but did you know the advantages extend beyond grades? The same NZ report also showed that students who continued reading after assignments ended demonstrated above average scores for school engagement, close family ties, and strong friendships. In addition, reading fiction has been shown to increase empathy, allowing for greater compassion and understanding between peers. Plus, researchers from the University of Sussex have learned that reading reduces stress better than other relaxation techniques such as listening to music, going for a walk, or playing a video game, making it the perfect summer activity for kids and parents.
Together or Alone
If academics and extracurriculars have scattered your crew all year long, you may be ready for some memorable family time. Choosing a read aloud everyone will enjoy is easier than you think. You can ask your park day friends which tales they’ve adored, check with your local library for summer reading lists, or go online for great ideas from Simple Homeschool, Focus on the Family, and Read-Aloud Revival. Or maybe you’ve been a little too close since September and everyone needs some space. Let each family member read his or her pick by the pool and share the best parts during a weekly summer barbecue. You can even use our Summer Reading download to hold your own Literary Academy Awards. It doesn’t matter how you go about it, as long as you do it.
When you read for pleasure, whether it’s immersive, intellectual, social, or work-related pleasure, you are building the foundation for academic and social success in school and in life. Now, that’s not a bad way to spend the summer.
Tech Talk And Your Family
ReThink App For Tweens, Teens, And Everyone!
With ReThink™, our goal is to conquer the silent pandemic of cyberbullying that is affecting millions. When cyberbullying occurs, children are often advised to block the bully and tell a parent or guardian. Research has found that 9 out of 10 children suffer in silence - they do not tell anyone. Cyberbullied victims suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more likely to drop out of school. Several solutions that are in place today address bullying after the damage is done. ReThink is the first ever solution to proactively prevent cyberbullying before the damage is done. ReThink stops cyberbullying at the root of this issue, before hurtful messages go out on the internet.
ReThink™ provides an important opportunity for adolescents to change their minds and not post hurtful messages online. With a moment to pause, review and reconsider their decisions online, adolescents learn to make better choices on and off of the internet.\
Parents, ReThink™ is a free app that is available for download on Android and iOS devices. Empower your child to make positive decisions online with ReThink. With ReThink, children can learn to think before posting or sending any offensive content that may later regret. Encourage your child to become a responsible digital citizen while enjoying peace of mind.
To install ReThink on an Android Device click here
To install ReThink on an iOS Device click hereTo find out more about how you can help, please watch the video from founder Trisha Prabhu below!
IMPORTANT! Please Read!
Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!
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