Focus on Education

August 2021

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

Dear Brickie Families,

On behalf of the Board of School Trustees and Administration, welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! School begins for students on Wednesday, August 18th. We are looking forward to an exciting new school year! We cannot wait to see our Brickies!

The pride and tradition in being a Brickie is rich! There is such a sense of community in how we rally behind our mission 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!

The investment in Every Student, Every Day has profound impact on delivering Success for All Students! The following Early College and Career credits were achieved by our Brickies in 2021:

  • 795 students receiving Early College Credits
  • Total Early College Credits earned: 7299
  • Total projected money saved: $1, 091,565.45
  • We had our second cohort of students (23) completing the Indiana College Core, which is a 30-credit sequence that will transfer to public universities in Indiana as one year of college.
  • We had 24 seniors who earned their Associate’s Degree this school year, which means they will leave Hobart High School with both a high school diploma AND a two-year college degree. For the first time ever, we have a student earning their Associate’s in Medical Assisting and another student earning their Associate’s in Energy Technology.
  • 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.

What accomplishments by our students! Be proud to be a Brickie!

The Brickie Forward 2021-22 for COVID and the return to school plan is on our website at http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/brickieforward. You can also view a short video on COVID protocols on this page. As always, we will adjust the plan according to community spread of COVID and the direction of the authorities if and when necessary! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


The Brickie Network has all kinds of easy-to-find linked information to start the school year off right on our website at http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/2021.


We have a mindset for our students and what we do as educators! We know we have Brickies who have dreams! We are here to make them come true!


We look forward to seeing our students and you!
Let’s Go Bricks! Be a Brickie! Be Excellent on Purpose!

Sincerely,
Peggy Buffington, Ph. D., Superintendent of Schools

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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

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.

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Indiana Department of Education encourages teachers, students, parents, and administrators to watch the video below which provides information regarding why Indiana is transitioning to the SAT and what to expect moving forward.

SAT Accountability Assessment
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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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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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Brickie Virtual School Open House

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 5pm

Zoom Meeting

Our virtual program will provide an innovative learning experience to help your child build a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. We will be working closely with families to tailor the learning program to each child's needs, talents, interests, and learning styles. Come learn more at the Open House!


  • Meet our Director of Brickie Virtual School
  • Learn the functions of the program from the professionals
  • Learn about the expectations and requirements
  • Get answers to your questions to help your student start their school year off right


Join us at 5pm via zoom by visiting www.hobart.k12.in.us/BVSOpenHouse

Freshman Brickie Rush

Wednesday, Aug. 11th, 8:30am-1pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Brickie Rush is a great opportunity for our incoming Freshman to get to know the building, opportunities, expectations, and so much more! Make sure to RSVP at www.hobart.k12.in.us/BrickieRush2021 so we are prepared!

Freshman Parent Guide

Wednesday, Aug. 11th, 6pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Parents - join us for the spaghetti dinner where you will meet the Administrators and learn about Hobart High School and the opportunities that are being offered. www.hobart.k12.in.us/BrickieRush2021

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

First Late Start Wednesday

Wednesday, Aug. 25th, 8am

School City of Hobart

Every Wednesday, our Administrators and Teachers meet in the morning to work on professional development to better educate your children. Due to this, all schools will start a little later than usual. You can see the start times on the image above or by visiting www.hobart.k12.in.us/2021

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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