Brickie Bulletin

March 2019

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Youth and Government Conference Notes

We had an outstanding Youth and Government conference. We had two award winners and one person elected to state office. Max Salazar won outstanding member of the House of Representatives. Jack Huber won outstanding delegate. He will have the opportunity to represent the State of Indiana at the Conference of National Affairs in North Carolina. Donovan Ruiz was elected the Speaker of the House. He will run the House next year.
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Varsity Cheerleaders take first

Our varsity cheerleaders traveled to Portage High School to compete at the Hoosier Open Cheerleading Competition Sunday, 2/24/19 and had an outstanding performance!

The girls competed in the Varsity division and received 1st place with a zero deduction performance receiving near perfect scores in the jumps, dance, and overall impression.

Additionally, the team received the Spirit trophy for having the most spirit, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship out of all schools in attendance at the competition! This was a great honor for our program and we are so proud of the girls. This is the first time in history Hobart has won this coveted award!

We also had girls competing for best jumps of the competition and placed three athletes in the top 5! Freshman Sydnie Anderson placed 4th, junior Taylor Lollis placed 3rd, and senior Merqurie Sage placed 2nd.

We are very proud of our girls and their AMAZING day of competition!
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Biomedical Innovations Students Complete Annual Fetal Pig Dissection

The students technically performed an autopsy, exactly as you would with a human. After completing an external examination, they created a Y incision and then removed, weighed, and measured all the organs. Once finished with the internal examination, they returned all the organs and sutured the pigs back up. It's been a smelly few weeks!
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Band News

The band has had a very busy weekend this week. On Friday Mrs. Teykl and the basketball band played at their last game of the year, and on Saturday we had 15 students perform at the ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble contest in Indianapolis. Our students did very well, and they earned 9 Gold ratings and 1 Silver rating. Three of their gold ratings were "with distinction".

GOLD: Kiera Chapuis, Kylie Martin, Nicholas Sanchez - Woodwind Trio

GOLD WITH DISTINCTION: Brian Corbeille, Armando Bernal, Megan Schubert, Amber Anderson - Saxophone Quartet

GOLD: Charity Kirk, Max Wojihoski, Billie Fulton, Tyler Corbeille - Trumpet Quartet

GOLD: Kiera Chapuis, Ky Marcayda, Kylie Martin, Peter Dooling, Nick Sanchez - Woodwind Quintet

SILVER: Charity Kirk, Max Wojihoski, Peter Dooling, Maddy Gerke, Walter Todd - Brass Quintet

GOLD WITH DISTINCTION: Kiera Chapuis - Flute Solo

GOLD WITH DISTINCTION: Kylie Martin - Clarinet Solo

GOLD: Nick Sanchez -Bassoon Solo

GOLD: Brian Corbeille - Alto Sax Solo

GOLD: Charity Kirk - Trumpet Solo
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Choir News

Hobart choir students enjoyed a successful day this past Saturday at the ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Indianapolis.

Junior Noelani Howland earned a gold medal for her solo performance of a 20th Century Art Song.

Wolffgang earned gold medals with High Distinction (one half point away from a perfect score) for their performance of a Japanese folk song. Wolffgang members are Seila Cuevas, Olivia Hernandez - Curotto, Noelani Howland, Abbey Leonard, Amelia Marshall, Maddie Olson & Mattie Willis.

The vocal group Dyna-mics earned silver medals in Group I. Dyna-mics members performing were McKenna Beck, Dashiana Bingham, Rhiannon Borowski, Alyssa Bulow, Rory Good, Amy Hooker, Meghan Horn, Emily Kerlin, Jamie Landrum, Adrianna Serrano, Inshallah Sheriff, and Ruby Wynn.

Two freshman soloists earned Group II medals: Emma Ramirez earned a gold medal and McKenna Beck earned a silver medal in Group II.

Also, a freshman quintet earned gold medals in Group III. Quintet members are Aubrey Good, Meghan Horn, Jamie Landrum, Adrianna Serrano, and Ruby Wynn.

Congratulations to all participants!

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Student Spotlight: Katy Webber

HHS is proud to announce that junior, Katy Webber, won the Drive Safe Chicago Contest recently and was showcased at the Chicago Auto Show. Katy created her PSA for how to prevent drowsy driving for her Porter Country Career Class. Entries for this contest came from states all around the Midwest, and Katy received top honors which means a PBS special about her PSA and a monetary prize of $2000.

Prior to this, Katy had never entered a contest, but she said that her teacher, Mr. Phelps, pushes students to challenge themselves and enter into contests such as this one.

Congratulations, Katy! We are so proud of you!


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Link to Guidance Department Newsletter

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Congratulations to the Winter Homecoming Winners

King & Queen of the student body:

Rodney Cardwell & Marina Djankovich

Prince & Princess of the student body:

Tyler Davis & Abigail Clemmons

Duke & Duchess of the Class of 2021:

Alejandro "Alex" Castro & Kelsey Black

Duke & Duchess of the Class of 2022:

Dakota Vandeberg & Piper Logan

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Need an administrator?

9th Grade Dean: Matt Whiteman

10th Grade Dean: Craig Osika

11th Grade Dean: Tracy Brumley

12th Grade Assistant Principal: Colleen Newell

9th and 10th grade Co-Principal: Misty Scheuneman

11th and 12th grade Co-Principal: Brett Munden

If you have any questions or need help with your student, please contact the appropriate grade-level administrator.

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Nurse's Corner

Flu- The lucky leprechaun says get your flu shot before your luck runs out! Its flu season! Please contact your healthcare provider or make an appointment at our Brickie Clinic 219-945-9383.

Vaccinations- All students should be up to date on their vaccinations. Indiana state law requires you to have up to date immunizations. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Health Conditions- If your student has a specific health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform your school nurse and provide your nurse with a care plan. Individual health care plans help keep your student safe and healthy.

Sick students- Please keep all sick children home from school- this includes fever greater than 100 degrees, vomiting or diarrhea. If you are unsure, please call your healthcare provider or school nurse for advice. Please do not send your student to school and instruct them to go directly to the nurse before the school day begins. If your student is sick, please follow the call off procedures. Again, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse. Please see attached chart to assist you in knowing when to keep your student home.

Head Lice- It’s that time of year where our students break out their coats, scarves and hats. Please encourage your child not to share such items as hats, scarves, brushes or any personal items. Lice is not a danger to your child’s health, it is simply an annoying problem that comes around this time of year, so no need to panic. Please know that anyone and everyone can get lice. Getting lice has nothing to do with you being clean or dirty, it only has to do with the fact that you are human. It is very important to check your family for lice this time of year regularly. If you find any live lice or eggs, it is absolutely necessary to treat each “infected” person, but more importantly, you must notify the school so that we can effectively and confidentially assist you with monitoring. The school nurse can assist you with proper treatment options as well as identify and demonstrate for you what to do.

CLOTHING- Please make sure your student has an extra change of clothing in his/her backpack incase needed for unseen circumstances that may arise during the school day.

If you have any questions, please call your school nurse or visit our school web page at for more information on student health, school forms, and other helpful links

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2019 Yearbooks still for sale

HHS Memories Yearbook 2019

The 2019 HHS Memories Yearbook is now available for order. This year’s edition is really going to be great, with cool new features including Augmented Reality capability! Yearbooks are $55 if ordered before March 23, $60 after that. You can pay at school, or online, and if you order online, you can make 3 smaller payments! You can also purchase an ad for your student (in any grade level!) starting at $40! Business ads are available too.

Check the website for details at or contact Mrs. Nelson with questions at 942-8521 x 8159.

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DECA students competing at state

This year Hobart DECA will be traveling to Indianapolis for the DECA State Career Development Conference March 3-5. All of the 18 girls attending will be competing and learning about leadership. This group has spent many hours preparing to take the test or go before the judges with their presentations.

The students representing DECA at state are as follows.

  • Sydney Belk
  • Kelsey Black
  • Monica Butkiewicz
  • Angelina Cavazos
  • Kayla Dunn
  • Calle Hairston
  • Crisse hairston
  • Naja Harrison
  • Aliyah King
  • Lily Kollross
  • Alaiya Melton
  • Alexa Ray
  • Alicia Rojo
  • Brooke Rosenbaum
  • Inshallah Sheriff
  • Faith Spencer
  • Audree Vann
  • Samantha Vode
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Upcoming Important Dates

March 5: Parent PSAT Night

March 11: Freshman Orientation for incoming 9th graders

March 12: Winter Sports Awards

March 13: National Honor Society Induction

March 15: Springfest

March 25-29: Spring Break

April 3: College and Career Open House

April 4: FAFSA Completion Event

April 9: All Test Day

April 10: Brickie Makers and Innovators Showcase

May 4: Prom

May 7: eLearning Day

May 27: Memorial Day

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