Brickie Bulletin

March 2018

Wake Up Call Presentation at Lake Central High School

For Immediate Release

Wake Up Call Life-Size Exhibit and Special Presentation

Teen Bedroom Can Hide Signs of Drug & Alcohol Use

St. John, IN – On Thursday, March 1, 2018 a special Wake Up Call presentation will take place at Lake Central High School from 6:30-8:00 PM. The presentation includes a unique life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. This educational opportunity is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Lake Central School Corporation, Your Choice to Live, Inc. and Rosecrance.

“Our goal is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse,” says Sandi Lybert, founder of Your Choice and Wake Up Call presenter.

The Wake Up Call bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Parents, grandparents, educators, and community members are encouraged to attend this presentation to learn what to look for. With teen drug and alcohol use, it’s so important to address it right away before an adolescent’s use escalates into an addiction or leads to other risky behavior. This is an educational opportunity for adults only (21 years of age and over).

For more information or to register for this FREE presentation please visit:

For questions related to this event, please contact Al Gandolfi at, (219) 558-2718 or Sandi Lybert at (262) 367-9901.


Your Choice to Live, Inc. is a non-profit drug and alcohol awareness program for youth, presented by young adults who share their personal experience with the choices they each made regarding drugs and alcohol during their time in school. Their mission is to provide youth with the knowledge and skills to make the best choices and the resolve to remain substance free. “Wake Up Call” is part of their “Stairway to Heroin” educational series that is available as a large group presentation to school districts and community organizations. For more information on all their educational programs please visit

You can't take it with you

The spring play, "You Can't Take It With You" will open on March 8. The play will be performed March 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

Choir Members Earn Gold at ISSMA

11 Hobart Choir Members earned superior ratings and gold medals for their performances at the state solo and ensemble competition in Indianapolis. Senior Abigail Ganske earned a gold medal with high distinction for her group 1 solo. Sophomore Noelani Howland earned a gold medal in group 1 solo performance.

Wolffgang also earned gold medals. Wolffgang members are Abigail Ganske, Noelani Howland, Abbey Leonard, Amelia Marshall, Madeline Olson, Caitie Ramirez, Lia Rodriguez, Brooke Rosenbaum, Tiffany Sachs, and Mattie Willis.

The trio of Riley Carmichael, Noelani Howland, and Caitie Ramirez earned gold medals for their performances.

Hobart Students shine at YMCA youth and government

We had another successful Youth and Government trip where students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to experience how the government operates. Students are elected into different positions and actually practice how a bill is passed. Many of our "bills" were passed and many of our students were recognized for their efforts. Our elected officers did an outstanding job of running the conference. The kids really represented Hobart High school with dignity and professionalism. They should all be commended for their behavior and character.

Band ISSMA Results

Congratulations to the five HHS band students participating in the ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble for band. Earning gold ratings for solos were Kylie Martin, clarinet; Kiera Chapuis, Flute; Sophie Jancich, Flute; and Nick Sanchez, Bassoon. Sophomore and first time state qualifier, Abigail Clemmons, earned a silver rating for her flute solo. Kiera Chapuis earned additional honors with a “with distinction” award for her flute solo. The flute quartet of Sophie Jancich, Amber Anderson, Abigail Clemmons, and Kiera Chapuis earned a gold rating and the woodwind trio of Kiera Chapuis, Kylie Martin and Nick Sanchez also earned a gold rating.

Congratulations to our Band State ISSMA medalists!
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Brickie Leaders Show Kindness

During the week of February 19, Brickie Leaders found different ways to show kindness to the student body at HHS. They created a kindness tree, made a banner for a student, and put motivational and positive messages around the school. Above are just a few of the examples of the excellent displays of kindness these students showed all week.

Calling all winter athletes!

The winter sports awards will be held on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Family and friends are welcome to attend!

Take the bus with us to the Regional Spring College Fair at Valparaiso University

Have you been wanting to meet with College Representatives? Have you been wondering about the different programs that Colleges & Universities have to offer? If so, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity! Representatives from public and private colleges and universities will be on hand to meet you and answer questions about academic programs, campus life, cost of attendance, financial aid, and other aspects of your college search.

Date: Wed. March 7th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Place: Valparaiso University

The bus will leave Hobart High School at 6:00pm and return back at 8:30pm. –

Students – please use this google form if you’d like to ride the bus (form requires school gmail login information)

This opportunity is open up to all Hobart High School students grades 9-12! Remember it's NEVER to early to start shopping for your future! Attached you will find a list of all of the colleges and universities that will be present at this event. You can even click this link for more detailed info.

**Parents--you can transport your child to the event and attend with them. If you are a parent and need to ride the bus, you will need to have a background/volunteer form on file with our Main Office.

If you have any questions please email Ms. Torres at

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Hobart Cheerleaders Earn Second

The Hobart Varsity Cheerleaders traveled to Crown Point High School to compete in the Midwest Cheer and Dance Hoosier Open. The girls demonstrated awesome leadership and acted as wonderful role models to the Hobart Pop Warner Jr PeeWee Cheerleaders who were also there competing. It was a great demonstration of Brickie Unity! The girls fought hard in a highly competitive division and came out with a second place finish overall on the day. We are so proud of them not only for their second place finish, but also their actions as role models for our younger Brickies!

Are you attending???

ISTEP remediation is currently taking place! Math remediation is on Tuesdays after school, and English remediation is on Wednesdays after school. Stop by one of the offices if you have questions!
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encourage your child to use khan academy to boost test scores and work on skills for current classes

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Notes from the nurse, Mrs. Guarnero

Parents or guardians of current students in grade 11-

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the required immunizations for the 2018-2019 school year. Students entering grade 12 must have a MCV4 booster for the Meningitis vaccine they received in sixth grade and two Hepatitis A vaccines. The minimum interval between the first and second dose of Hepatitis A is six months. It is important for you to review your child’s immunization record to make sure they do not need to start the Hepatitis A vaccine now. The Meningitis booster and the two Hepatitis A vaccines are required to start the 2018-2019 school year. Do not delay and contact your healthcare provider today to verify if your child needs the vaccines for next school year. Feel free to contact Mrs. Guarnero, our school nurse, with any questions.


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 main menu. All tips are anonymous.

Important Dates

February 27-March 9:First Round of ISTEP Testing

March 7: Winter Sports Awards

March 16: Spring Fest

March 26-30: No School-Spring Break

April 11: Maker Faire

HHS's Website

Check out the school's website for more information!