Focus on Education

December 2019

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Semi-State, State, and Nationals! That's Our Brickies!

It has been an exciting month in the School City of Hobart. Our athletes have been on fire, our JROTC has been on fire, and our students have been on fire! Our robotics teams have been in full swing with their competitions, our elementary schools all placed in the spell bowl with Joan Martin bringing home a 1st, and our students have been having a great 2nd quarter of the school year!

To top the charts some of our high school Brickies have been going above and beyond in their competitions. First is our football team who for the first time in 23 years earned a Regional Championship title and played their hearts out under the Friday night lights at semi-state. It was a tough loss, but our Brickies recognized their accomplishments and as a family, held their heads high!

Another outstanding athlete is our infamous cross-country runner, Bruce! He tore up the course at New Prairie to earn a spot down south for the State competition! There he was greeted by Brickie support with many teammates and parents making the trip down to watch him run. Others tuned in via the link to cheer him on from home. He ran a great race and is excited to keep working and earn another spot on the State course next year.

Our JROTC Raiders took the journey down to Georgia where the competed in Nationals - yes, NATIONALS! Not only did they dominate to the course like champions, they finished as Champions! Even after a long trip home they were excited to get up and go to school where they were greeted with congratulations and a parade to celebrate their achievement! As they drove around the city to each of the schools and downtown, we honored them and their hard work. Proud of you Brickies!

Finally, just recently our Hobart Middle School Brickies in the "We The People" competition attended Regionals where they competed in debate - walking away with a third place victory! They will be heading down to Indianapolis to compete at the State competition! We wish them the BEST of luck and will keep everyone posted!

Congratulations to all of our Brickies! This proves that you can work hard and achieve your goals - just check out our Bricks!

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Veterans Day Is A Day We Love To Honor!

Again this year, the School City of Hobart held Veteran's Day Programs at each of the schools, inviting anyone that was or is involved in the Military to join us so we may honor them. It was a proud day and an honor to have our Veteran's in our schools. At the high school, our students proudly escorted their Veteran to their seats while at the Elementary school's, the students gave hugs and flowers or certificates to those that were there. The bands and choirs proudly celebrated the day with their music and all took the time to appreciate and respect the meaning of the sacrifices they made. Middle and High school students participated in an essay through the VFW. Winners were chosen from all participants by our local VFW and had the privilege of reading their essay on Veteran's Day at Veteran's Park. It was a very chilly, windy, and snowy day, but beautiful and warm because of their words. Congratulations to our Voice of Democracy winners and to our Patriots Pen winners! Also, thank you to Ridge View Elementary choir who battled the elements and proudly sang at Veterans Park. Thank you to all that were involved and especially to our Veteran's for their dedication to our Country - each day we Thank You.

"elf" The Musical Was A Hilariously Huge Success!

The night was full of joy and laughter as our Brickies took the stage this fall with their musical performance of elf! Our High School Performing Arts Department never seizes to amaze us as each year they bring us outstanding performances. Each night was packed with guests young and old with laughter coming from all areas of the theatre. The Legacy Foundation sponsored matinee for our Hobart senior citizens was well attended and the guests agreed it was one of the best performances they had seen. We cannot begin to understand the amount of time and effort that is put into putting on a play. Great job to the set building crew, the costume makers, the musicians, the stage directors, the cast, and all the crew on a very memorable performance! Read about NWI.Life's coverage at the link below! Cannot wait to see what the Spring play will be!

World Kindness Day In The School City of Hobart

World Kindness Day is celebrate annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.

World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement and we are one of them. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. (via awarenessdays.com)

Our students do a great job spreading kindness every day, but during the week of World Kindness Day was extra special in our schools. The high school had motivational and kind posters hung up around the school. They also had post it's in the main office for the staff members to use and jot down kind notes. The elementary schools had their Brickie Leaders leave notes of encouragement around the lockers and Joan Martin Brickie Leaders even made a rainbow that had hands with positive things you could say to someone. Then there are our adorable Early Learning Center Brickies who sat with someone new at lunch and worked as a team on classroom projects. It was a fantastic week and day in our school system! However, our Brickies show that it doesn't take a day or a week to be kind - they do it every day. Love our Brickies!

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College and Career Readiness at SCOH!

Click here to find ALL the information you need to help your student prepare for their future in the best way possible! Whether getting certified or working toward a degree - the School City of Hobart is here for you!

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HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!

Did you know...


There are a lot of workers who spend five years or less in every job they take on? In January 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average employee tenure was 4.2 years, down from 4.6 years in January 2014.


So what?

It's more important than ever for you to make sure you have options for what skills you develop and what credentials you earn so that you are marketable.


What will it take for you to be successful?

The successful worker is one who is up-to-date on trends in their industry and who is always learning and refining skills and abilities.


What can you do now to prepare for the future?

By taking dual credit classes while in high school and working to earn a certificate, technical certificate, or associate's degree - you can save a lot of time and money while working towards finding and keeping your dream job. Talk to your counselor and see what HU can do for you!

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NEW Requirements for High School Graduates

Check out this link for ALL the information you need to help your student succeed! Plus there is a fun mini-movie that will help explain the new requirements.

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https://youtu.be/8-pxqeO24Ww
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Tech Talk And Your Family

The filmmaker behind the ever growing in popularity Screenagers movie has a great Tech Talk Tuesday blog that gives us access to great topics and conversation starters. Dr. Ruston shares weekly topics to share with your family to help manage and decrease struggles around screen time. You will read brief articles about social media, video game use, tech tips, latest research, and more! Every month we will give you direct access to a couple of our favorites, but check our their webpage for all of their topics and to sign up yourself! www.screenagersmovie.com
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Nurse's Corner for December!

Flu- Get your Flu shot! Spread holiday cheer to friends and family this season, not the flu! Contact your healthcare provider or make an appointment at our Brickie Clinic 219-945-9383.

Handwashing- Handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit if you start teaching it at an early age. You can find ways to make it fun, like making up your own handwashing song or turning it into a game. Building handwashing skills takes time. At first, your child will need regular reminders of how and when to wash hands. It is especially important to remind children to wash their hands after using the bathroom, before eating, after touching pets, after playing outside, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. But, once handwashing becomes a habit and a regular part of your child’s day, they will practice it throughout their lives.

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.

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.

EXTRA SET OF 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 http://www.hobart.k12.in.us for more information on student health, school forms, and other helpful links

Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!

Help Hobart High School students who don't always have the means to eat a lunch by donating to the "Brickie Lunch Box"! This new program will help ensure all student's are eating lunch & getting the nutrients & energy needed to be a successful Brickie.
https://youtu.be/HMIaz60RqT8
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Here Comes The Bus App

Many of our parents and students take advantage of the Here Comes The Bus App and with it's new improvements, it is better than ever! You can view in real-time the location of your student's bus, when and where your child boards or exits the bus, receive notifications when the bus is near, and be able to do this all on your smartphone, tablet or computer! Visit the link below for the easy step-by-step directions and take the worry away!
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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8:30-11pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Join us at the annual Breakfast with Santa! You will get to enjoy a delicious breakfast, write Santa a letter, and get to see him as well! Only $5! It will be a spirited morning of jolly good fun followed but the FREE showing of "elf"! See the flyer above in the newsletter for more information.

FREE showing of "elf"

Join us for a FREE showing of the movie "elf" held in our HHS theatre by our Theatre Department. It is no cost to attend, feel free to wear some P.J.s and curl up on a seat while enjoying some hot cocoa and treats from their concession stand. See the flyer above for more information about this movie and the Santa Breakfast!

Band & Orchestra Christmas Concert

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 7pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

This celebration consists of our 7th grade through 12th grade band and orchestras! All middle and high school musical talent in one room?!? AMAZING!

Hobart High School Holiday Choir Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 7pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Join us at this year's Holiday Choir Concert! Their voices are amazing and will fill you with the Holiday spirit that you love.

Christmas Break!

Monday, Dec. 23rd, 7:30am to Friday, Jan. 3rd 2020 at 9:30am

School City of Hobart

The School City of Hobart is on Christmas Break December 23rd - January 3rd! Enjoy this time with family and friends and travel safely - whether near or far.
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Published by:

Dr. Peggy Buffington and Sarah Ramos

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