Focus on Education

August 2019

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Welcome Letter - Dr. Buffington's Podcast!

Join Superintendent, Dr. Buffington, as she welcomes everyone to the 2019-2020 school year! Click the button to hear it now! BrickieUp #GoBricks #BrickiePride

Welcome To The New School Year - A Letter From Superintendent, Dr. Peggy Buffington!

On behalf of the Board of School Trustees, Administration, Teachers, and Staff, welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! School begins for students on Wednesday, August 14th. We are looking forward to an exciting new year! There is so much pride and tradition in being a Brickie! There is such a sense of community in how we rally behind our mascot and that oh so famous motto we teach every student to know and do.


All My Life I Want to Be a Brickie! Work! Work! Work!


Brickies are working hard, and it shows! To give you an idea on how the hard work is paying off, let’s look at the impressive early college stats earned at Hobart University (HU) through our partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and our wonderful faculty.


The Hobart High School students boasted these college and career credentials during the 2018-19 school year:
 727 students receiving Early College Credits
 Total Early College Credits earned: 6,222
 Total projected money saved: $874,946.00+
 155 students accomplished the 6 credit Career and Technical Education Concentrators in the 2019 graduation class alone!
All high school students have the opportunity to earn HU college and career credits and certifications, along with savings!


We can ensure achievement of students’ goals and dreams because of the incredible opportunities we provide in the School City of Hobart. Hobart University offers a variety of dual credit Early College and Career programs in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. What is dual credit and Early College and Career? Students who are enrolled in Early College and Career courses are referred to as having “dual credit” classes; meaning students receive high school credit and college credit or career credentials at the same time. These opportunities are constantly evolving, and we are committed to providing innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for our Brickies that are aligned with 21stCentury skills, changes in higher educational demands, and job market trends. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments through our course offerings. Earning a high school diploma along with college and career credentials is what Hobart University is all about. Opportunities! Our students can earn certifications, one year of college, or an Associate’s Degree (two years)! Let’s Go Brickies!


These Early College and Career opportunities provide a cost-effective, efficient, and engaging way for students to take courses that align with their career interests. Most of these classes are FREE! Students save money and time by enrolling in our Early College and Career program called Hobart University while attending high school. Students are provided with unbelievable opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have until later in life. Visit our website at https://www.hobart.k12.in.us/HU to learn more about these opportunities.


Talk to your children about preparing for Hobart University! Students need to have good grades to be eligible for Early College and Career opportunities. This means students need to do their personal best at every grade level.


We are working hard for the Brickies by fulfilling our vision and mission daily and striving for Success for All Students from Cradle to Career. We pledge the following to our Brickies:

A. Our Schools Equip Children for Adulthood

B. Our Schools Address the Needs of Individual Students

C. Our Schools Are Community Schools

D. Our Schools Are Committed to Success


Our goals toward this mission include the following: Literacy, Problem Solving, Citizenship, and College & Career Readiness. We use a Learning Management System called Canvas along with Skyward, our Student Management System to aid students and parents in monitoring assignments and grades. Both systems have a portal for students and parents that permit access to grades, attendance, discipline, and messaging. Please use these great tools with your youth to keep them on the road to success.


By working together, we can ensure Every Brickie, Every Day will do their personal best and achieve college and career success!


Educationally yours,

Peggy Buffington, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools

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2019 - 2020 Indiana Required School Immunizations

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Khan Academy - A Personalized learning resource for all ages! For Free. For Everyone. Forever.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Their mission? To provide a free, world-class education for anymore, anywhere. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. Khan has also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. Get your learn on!

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National Night Out!

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 6-9pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Join the Hobart Police Department and the City of Hobart for the annual National Night Out! It is a fun, free event held at Hobart High School where there will be great music, free food for those 18 and under, booths, bounce houses, children ID's badges, fireworks, and so much more. We will have demos from the fire department, K-9 department, and you will have the opportunity to meet and thank our hometown heroes and SROs! Save the date for this great event!

Freshman Brickie Rush!

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 9am-12pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Brickie Rush is an opportunity for our incoming 9th graders to get to know the building, see friends, and learn about HHS. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided. Those attending should be at their regular bus stops by 8:15am on August 7. If you are driving your student, please drop off at Door 1 (main entrance.)

Freshman Parent Night!

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 6pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Parents - this is your opportunity to meet our Administrators and learn about Hobart High School and the opportunities that are being offered!

Students First Day Back!

Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 7:30am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, United States

Hobart, IN

Enjoy your summer and soak in each day to the fullest! First day back for the 2019-2020 school year is August 14th! #BrickieUp

First Late Start Wednesday!

Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 8am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

Every Wednesday, our Admins. and Teachers meet in the morning to work on professional development to better educate your children! Because of this, all schools have a Late Start! See the image above for school start times and bus information.
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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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