Congratulations to March's Students of the Month!
9th grade-Abigail Haluska
10th grade-Logan Reid
11th grade-Nadia Polizotto
12th grade-Daniel Coil
Youth and Government
HHS French students meet up with their middle school pen pals
Academic Superbowl Performs Well
At the Duneland Conference Academic Superbowl meet, Hobart had several strong performances.
Our English team (Damon Modglin, Hailey Jenkins, Andrea Ward, Nadia Polizotto, and Star Chiang) placed 1st.
Our Math team of Kiera Chapuis, Jace Musick, Zack Fattore, and Michael James placed 2nd.
Our Interdisciplinary team of Damon Modglin, Kiera Chapuis, Jace Musick, Joey James, and Omena O. placed 4th.
When the scores of all teams were tallied, Hobart placed 3rd overall (whole team pictured). This is our best overall finish in the Duneland Conference in about 15 years.
High School Life Skills Teams Up With Liberty Elementary to Get The Job Done
The Life Skills Classroom of Hobart High works on real-life jobs in the vocational training classroom. They do a wide variety of hands-on jobs that will help them to be career ready when they leave high school. They are involved in many different janitorial jobs like washing cafeteria tables and sweeping the floors. They collect paper recyclables weekly throughout the building and take it out to the recycling bin. They pick up litter in the halls, using reach tools. They shred confidential documents. They also make copies, using the copy machine, laminate papers, use a die-cut machine and do some assembly work. Some work out in the community at the Hobart Food Pantry and the ReStore. These skills will help them to learn how to work in a team, follow directions, clock in and out of the job, document work, and a wide variety of other skills.
Recently they began a new job in conjunction with Liberty Elementary. They are cutting, counting, sorting, and gluing “Box tops for Education”. These box tops can amount to over a thousand dollars of free money for the school to purchase items. What a great way to help others while learning job-related skills!
JROTC Press Release
Hobart, IN -- After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Hobart High School's JROTC Academic Team composed of Natalie Atkosh, Jacob Powers, Drew Gearhart, Brooke Harter, Eric Jahnke and Ariana Brewer will compete in person at the Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2017 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America, June 23-27, 2016. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by College Options Foundation.
Hobart's JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,498 Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only twenty-four Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the National Academic Bowl competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in DC.
During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, students were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math and Science. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.
The winner of the U.S. Army JROTC Academic Championship will compete against the winners of the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy JROTC Academic Bowls in the JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized academic competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.
College Options Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them with their preparation for higher education. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, College Options Foundation has assisted the nation’s JROTC cadets worldwide for over a decade.
March 5-7 DECA traveled to The Indiana State Career Development Conference for DECA (an association of marketing students) with a dozen students who competed against approximately 1600 students from more than 80 high schools in more than 45 different events.
We are proud to announce that Cassidy Belk participated in the Sports & Entertainment Individual Event in which she was required to take a 100 question marketing test and participate in two Role Play events. She was a warded a competency medallion for scoring over 85% and a plaque for finishing 3rd in state in the Customer Relations Role Play event. We are so very proud of her accomplishment.
Shyleena Cruz also won a medallion for 85% competency on her written exam in Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing.
Senior Angelo Guarnero Honored
Brickie Leaders Team Up
On March 13, 2017 the High School Brickie Leaders met with the Brickie leaders at Liberty and talked about how to be kind (since that is what Brickie Leaders are all about).
They played games to get to know each other, shared ideas on how to spread kindness, played charades acting out the ideas they had come up with, and then they brainstormed together on what kind people do. Then, they talked with the students about how to improve as people and how to be more kind. I was very impressed with what our high school students came up with on their own.
In the end, the HHS Brickie leaders used an idea that I had and taught each group a few words in a different language, and then they all shared with each other. The languages they shared were French, Russian, and Spanish.
It was great to see the elementary and high school students sharing, communicating, and participating in ways to improve the school culture.
2016-2017 Yearbook Sales
Stellar Staff Member-Darrin Cline
Mr. Cline teaches math. He was nominated for having constant communication with parents.
Stellar Staff Member-Craig Osika
Mr. Osika teachers health and physical education. He was nominated for supporting students outside of the classroom.
Early College Event-April 15
From Brickies to Bulldogs
Seniors Sydney Benton and Daniel Coil spent a day down at Butler University for future pharmacy students.
JROTC Soars in their inspection
The JROTC had their national inspection and scored a 198 out of 200.
Mr. Lain's Criminal Justice Class
The week before Spring Break was an eventful one in Mr. Lain's Criminal Justice I classes, as Goldilocks was facing charges in no fewer than three trials for her antics at the home of the Three Bears. After completing the chapter outlining court proceedings, each class filled various rolls from Prosecutor, Bailiff, Defense Attorney, and even the flaxen haired defendant herself.
Charges ranged from simple trespass to "attempted murder" (according to the 5th Period's version). Various levels of creative license brought testimony alleging a love affair between Goldilocks' mother and a woodsman who was called in as a witness. During the 7th Period trial, Goldilocks was described as homeless, and living in a box until she was taken in by her friend Baby Bear.
Regardless of the wide ranging circumstances, the juvenile miscreant was ultimately found guilty by all three juries, and was led away to serve her sentence.The photo shows an impassioned plea by defense counsel Mikey James under the watchful eye of the Honorable Judge Emanuel Turner.
April 5-All Test Day (with early dismissal)
April 12-Brickie Makers and Innovators Showcase (6-8pm)
April 18-Dual Credit Informational Night for HHS Parents
April 20-21-Talent Show