Focus on Education

February 2021

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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!


Last year, 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!


Over all in the past two years, with the implementation of Hobart University, our Brickies have earned 13,926 college credits while achieving their high school degree and saved over TWO 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

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Hobart University is proud to celebrate 22 seniors at Hobart High School who will graduate this spring with either an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree. An Associate’s degree is 60 earned college credits. These students can transfer their credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Indiana public and private colleges and universities. Many out-of-state colleges and universities will accept these credits as well! In addition, we have an estimated 72 students who are finishing one year of college by the end of the school year. Not only are there huge financial savings for taking FREE early college classes in high school, but these students are on their way to achieving their goals and dreams ahead of schedule! We congratulate them on such accomplishments!
HU Accomplishments Class of 2021
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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.

Planning for your high school career can impact your future when you graduate! Take a moment to look at our Career Pathways and Graduation Requirements web page for loads of helpful information, guide, videos, links, and more!
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Porter County Career and Technical Education (CTE) / Vocational Opportunities Through HU!

Did you know????

You’ve heard about Hobart University… but did you know that Hobart University includes vocational trades?


High school students attended presentations by our Ivy Tech and Porter County Career Center partners. During these presentations, they have learned about opportunities to earn college credit AND/OR earn technical certifications that they can use immediately after completing high school.


Did you know about our Energy program? It’s actually Ivy Tech’s Energy program, and it is in partnership with NIPSCO and it begins right here at Hobart High School. Students who start this program in 10th grade will complete it by the end of 12th grade and are guaranteed an interview with NIPSCO. Jobs in this field are moving toward renewable energy, so it’s not “just” about power lines, although if students are interested in that part, we have that too! Ask your kids about the salary. I am certain they will remember it.


We also offer a Medical Assistant program that prepares students to work in the field as a Medical Assistant at the end of the summer after their senior year.


What else do we have through our great partnerships? Diesel, automotive, robotics, cosmetology, just to name a few.


Does your child want to enter the workforce immediately after completing high school? No problem. Interested in the trades? We have direct links to local unions and can assist your child in whichever way he/she wants to go. The possibilities are endless and we talk to your kids about all of them.


Students in grades 9-11 have also participated in the Taste of HU, which is a “fair” highlighting all of the dual credit and technical certification opportunities that we have.


Whether students want to start a career immediately after completing high school or attend a post-secondary school, we can help them with a head start.

HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!

Did you know...


That every month a new "Careers In The Trades" newsletter is created? Click on the Smore newsletter below to see career opportunities available right now for our Brickies! Take advantage of experiences that are offered to you and continue to grow into a successful Brickie!


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 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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  • Start by visiting Indiana Career Explorer
  • Compare the estimated net price of attendance at Indiana colleges through Indiana College Costs
  • Learn about career interest inventories, education requirements for different careers and more at Learn More Indiana.
  • Check out Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs for the most recent in-demand careers and wages in the state!
  • O*NET® Career Exploration Tools - Self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help you consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The tools are also designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition.
  • Go to My skills. My future looks at the jobs you have held in the past to determine some similar positions for you in the future. It also allows you to learn more about those recommended careers.
  • Skills Profiler - Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to jobs that use those skills
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Here are some tips that can help students set effective goals:

1. Goals are intentional commitments to action, not a wish list.

"I want to get an A" lacks power. "I will work hard (How), to earn an A," is intentional and powerful.

2. Be specific.

“Find help" is too general. "I will find 5 resources that will help me before the end of the month" is better.

3. Share your goals with someone who cares if you reach them.

Sharing your intentions with your parents, your best friend, or your teacher will help ensure success.

4. Write down your goals and put them where you will see them.

The more often you read your list, the more results you get.

5. Review and revise your list.

Experiment with different ways of stating your goals. Goal setting improves with practice!

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S.M.A.R.T Goals!

Help your child succeed by setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals!


You can work with your students by helping them set specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) Goals!
Our students can login into Google and access these forms. You can do this together and have them submit to their teacher. Monitor progress together!


Check out our website for the Google Doc and more information!

Use our Google Goal Setting Form to Get Started! #BrickieUP

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https://youtu.be/8-pxqeO24Ww
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Learn More Indiana Magazines: Indiana's Guide To Student Success

No matter what your life plans or goals are, education is the one thing that can give you the power to accomplish whatever you set out to do. Learn More Indiana is a complete resource standing behind you, dedicated to helping you accomplish your education the way you want and following your dreams as closely as possible. Get started down your own path, and define your future.


Learn More Indiana publishes Learn More magazines for every age level, from kindergarten to adults, designed to help students take the right steps to prepare for and succeed in college. Magazines are available for downloading and can be viewed by clicking the link below or on our website at www.hobart.k12.in.us/ccr along with other helpful information!

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Brain Breaks Kids Will Love

Quick, easy activities to help kids re-energize, refocus and give their brains a boost.

GoNoodle!

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Parenting Resources

The Parent Guide to Resilience

To help build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, WhyTry is providing this guide free of charge. To learn more about their engaging social and emotional curriculum, visit whytry.org


To access the resilience guide directly click here!

SEL Practices: Ideas For Your Home

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Social Emotional Learning Parent Meetings

Join us for these meetings! More information is located in the image below and was also sent to our parents in Skyward and posted on our social medias! Mark your calendar now to join us!
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt to. It is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-29 year old's globally but is preventable with timely interventions. Please use the helpful links below and never be afraid to speak to someone.



For Parents

What parents need to know about suicide.
Kevin Hines’ story and links to mental health videos
Risk Factors
How to help someone – linked to AFSP


For Students

February 8th Suicide Presentation

Hobart Middle and Hobart High School students and staff will connect with Kevin Hines from California. Kevin Hines will present "Cracked, Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story" about suicide prevention. #BeHereTomorrow More information about this can be found below.

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Make Sure To Self-Screen Every Day Before Coming To School

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Practice Your 3 W's Everywhere You Go!

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Complete and File Your Athletic Forms Online!

HMS & HHS have partnered with FinalForms to offer an online program for parents and students to complete and file athletic forms electronically. Registration is now open - submit yours today!

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FREE Mobile Program To Help Young Individuals Quit Vaping

Indiana teens are more likely to use vaping devices than cigarettes. The increase in vaping among youth is rising at such an alarming rate that the U.S. Surgeon General is calling it an epidemic that “demands action to protect the lives of young people.” The age for cigarette purchases has risen to 21, but this won't help those that are already addicted. Furthermore, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been investigating vaping-related severe lung injuries since early August and have already reported 5 deaths caused by vaping. The number of vaping-related lung injuries continues to rise steadily in Indiana and nationwide. Vaping is the only common factor in these injuries to date. Most individuals have reported vaping THC, the ingredient in marijuana, or other substances, but it’s unknown what specific products, brand or substance is causing these injuries. More information is being learned as new cases are investigated and data analyzed.

In Indiana, the use of e-cigarettes and vaping among youth has risen more than 350 percent among high school and middle school students since 2012.


So what to do? Sign up with Truth Initiative's "This Is Quitting" program which is the first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping, This is Quitting gives youth and young adults the motivation and support they need to ditch JUUL and other e-cigarettes. It is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind text messaging program incorporates messages from other young people like them who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes. Our messages show the real side of quitting, both the good and the bad, to help young people feel motivated, inspired and supported throughout their quitting process. We also send young people evidence-based tips and strategies to quit and stay quit. This is Quitting is tailored based on age (within 13 to 24 years old) and product usage to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting.


To enroll in This is Quitting, teens and young adults text DITCHJUUL to 88709. The first messages they receive will ask for their age and product usage so that they are able to receive relevant messages. Users receive one age-appropriate message per day tailored to their enrollment date or quit date, which can be set and reset via text message.

Those who are not ready to quit receive at least four weeks of messages focused on building skills and confidence. Users with a quit date receive one week of messages prior to that date and at least eight weeks of messages after their quit date. Throughout the program, users can text COPE, STRESS, SLIP or MORE to receive instant support. Upon completion of the program, users receive periodic text messages from truth® and may continue to use supportive keywords for as long as they like.

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Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!

Help School City of Hobart students who don't always have the means to eat a lunch by donating to the "Brickie Lunch Box"! This program will help ensure all students are eating lunch & getting the nutrients & energy needed to be successful Brickies.
https://youtu.be/HMIaz60RqT8
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Scheduled E-Learning Day for ALL students!

Friday, Feb. 5th, 7:30am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

To assist our teachers with curriculum prep for this school year we have added 6 E-Learning days that ALL students will participate in. They will log in to their computer during regular school hours and complete the assignments that are presented to them in Canvas. Teachers will not be doing any live teaching.

President's Weekend - No School!

Friday, Feb. 12th, 7:30am to Monday, Feb. 15th, 3:30pm

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

In honor of President's Day, the School City of Hobart will not have school on February 12th and 15th. They will return to school on February 16th. Enjoy the long weekend!
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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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