Beef to Lunch Program!!

In an effort to serve our students locally produced beef in our lunch room, the Hay Springs School Board is excited to announce the start of the Beef to Lunch Program!  Local beef producers may donate a live beef to the school to be processed at a USDA certified packing facility.  The closest plant is KDK Lockers near Scottsbluff.

We are looking for local producers who would like to donate some homegrown beef for out students to enjoy next school year.  If you are interested please contact:

Russ Lechtenberg

Adriene Kelly

Shavona Henry

Greg Heiting

All that is required to you is to call and say you will donate! Greg and Megan Heiting have graciously agreed to donate their time and fuel to pick-up and deliver the live beef donated for this program.  Shavona and Chris Henry have also graciously agreed to donate their time and fule to pick up the processed beef and deliver it to the school.  To date we have two live beef donated by Aaron and Tara Rasmussen and Sheridan County Livestock Auction.  We are looking for at least 3 or more to fill our freezers.  Let us know if you can help.  Remember this donation can be used as a tax write off!


Job Opportunity

Hay Springs Public School is accepting applications for qualified candidates seeking employment in the area of accounting and bookkeeping to fill our vacancy as Business Manager. This position will include general budget and financial management, payroll management which includes Nebraska Teacher Retirement, Insurance records, Nebraska Department of Revenue, and IRS as well as labor law regulations and compliance. The position will involve working closely with the superintendent of schools in development of board agendas, staff certifications, attendance, contracts and policy updates. Send letter of application and resume’ to Hay Springs Public School, Box 280, 407 N Baker St, Hay Springs Nebraska, 69347 or e-mail information.

Contact Information:

D. Russell Lechtenberg
Hay Springs Public School
School Phone: 308-638-4434
Cell Phone: 402-340-0849

Adriene Kelly
Hay Springs Public School
Office Phone: 308-638-4434

Yearbook Night is Tonight from 5-7pm

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This year the Journalism class has been using the Treering program to build the yearbook. To purchase a yearbook, buyers must go to, there they are given two pages in which they create and personlize themselves, we are adding a night to help those interested in ordering. . Yearbook staff will be on hand to assest parents and students in creating their pages and ordering thier personalized yearbooks. Please be sure to have the photos you want to have on you 2 personalized pages in digital format, on a CD, SD card etc. Photos must be in jpeg format and sized at 300 dpi. If you wish to order on your own contact Mrs. Shimek to the code to personalize your book. (

Elementary Theatrics

-Have a good laugh and watch the third graders perform their Fabulously Funny Idiom Plays Wednesday, May 16th, at 4:30 in the pit area of the cafeteria.  Open to the public.

-Fifth grade will be presenting a reader’s theater next Wednesday, May 23rd, at about 10:30 in the pit if your class would like to watch.  Should last about 20 minutes I’m guessing.

2018 Academic Fair (PK-12th) and ML/HS Awards Night


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The annual Academic Fair and the 6th-12th grade awards night will be combined again this year Wednesday, May 16th. PK-12th grade student projects will be on display in Lister-Sage from 4:30-6:30 pm. The 6-12th Grade awards program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the Old Auditorium.

5th Grade Solar Energy Experiment — Community Feedback

The fifth graders have been investigating solar energy.  Today, we conducted an experiment to learn which earth materials,  dry soil, wet soil, water, or rocks,  collect and store solar energy most efficiently.  We first placed each cup of material in the sun for 20 minutes, then moved the cups to a shady area where we recorded the temperature every 3 minutes for 21 minutes.  So…which material do you think collected and stored the most solar energy? And which material lost the most solar energy?  Leave your guesses in the comments!

Year End Talent Show Entry Form

Entries for the 2018 year-end talent show are due on Monday, May 14th. Entries can be picked up from any teacher or picked up outside Mrs. Varvel’s room.

Talent Show Entry Form

Elementary Track & Field Day Schedule

Click to view printable schedule!

Kindergarten and Preschool Roundup is TODAY!!

-Incoming Kindergarten students will join Mrs. Mintken from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM today. A parent open house will follow. Kindergarten students need to be 5 before July 31, 2018. Kindergarten Entry Forms: Copy of Certified Birth Certificate, Copy of Social Security card, current eye exam, current Kindergarten physical and updated immunizations.

-Preschool open house will be held from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM today. Preschool students need to be 3 before July 31, 2018. Preschool Entry Forms: Current immunizations, Copy of Certified Birth Certificate.

Mrs. Matthews Presents At NETA

At the recent NETA conference in Omaha, School Librarian, Carole Matthews, was one of seven NSLA board members participating in an IGNITE session. Mrs. Matthews’ presentation promoted Hay Springs School and how we use technology. She is finishing her term as secretary of the Nebraska School Librarian Association.