Please Take Our 2020-2021 CIP Survey

As part of the Continuing Improvement Program at Hay Springs Public Schools, we not only measure the academic success of our students, but also the quality of relationships with parents, staff, and community members.  To measure the perceptions of our school, the committee has prepared a survey specifically for each target group.  Your participation in this survey will help us focus our efforts on improving the learning experience for our students, the working environment for our teachers and staff, and our relationships with parents and community members.  Thank
you for taking the time to help Hay Springs Public Schools continue to empower students to achieve lifelong success for years to come.

Please follow this link to complete the survey!

Announcements:  Sept 21st, 2020 – Oct. 1st, 2020

Activity information:

* Change to Volleyball schedule *  – Varsity VB will travel to Kimball on Thursday, September 24th for a triangular vs. Kimball and Leyton. Games begin at 4pm.

*Information for Kimball/Leyton Triangular – fans will only be admitted through the east side of the student center and the east gym door. Visiting fans will sit in the east side bleachers. Temperatures will be checked before entering the gym anyone with a temperature of 100 or above will not be admitted. Please practice social distancing when in line at the door or concession stand. Your fans will have a separate line at the concession stand on the east side, and will use the restrooms down the east hall at the south end of the hall way signage will be posted. Doors will not be open until 30 minutes before game time. Leyton fans will be in the northeast sections of bleachers and Hay Springs fans will be in the southeast sections of bleachers. 

Thursday September 24th
4:00 Kimball vs. Hay Springs
5:00 Leyton vs. Hay Springs
6:00 Kimball vs. Leyton
Doors open at 3:30
All times MT

*JH VB PANCO game in Crawford 9/26 – Brackets are posted on the website.  Hay Springs will play game #1 at 9:00 am. Here are the major covid 19 guidelines for the Crawford High School gymnasium. 

1. We strongly encourage masks for all fans.  Bench players must wear a mask (coaches are strongly recommended). 2. Concessions will be available.  We will have entrances and exits marked in our commons area. 3.  Crawford will have water on the benches for the teams.  Please use hand sanitizer if you use them before and after. 4.  Fans for each team will have a designated area for the entire day.  Once a team loses we will open that area up to the other fans.

*HS VB game on Tuesday, September 29th has changed from a Triangular to a Dual with Edgemont. Oelrichs does not have a team this year.


  • ML/HS don’t forget to do your lunch count every morning before 9 am.
  • Please have all  picture sports envelopes turned into the office by Monday, September 28th.
  • Ashley T, Emily N, Hannah W, Nevaeh, Jazzy, Laney, Breely get your travel gear paid for. See Ms. Kudrna.
  • Cross Coutry students pictures at 3:45. Ava-HS, Parke, MS, Andi, Julia, Ever, Reese, Alaina, Aubrey
  • eSports meeting Thursday, 9/24 at lunch in the DL Lab.
  • Pioneer Manor Daycare JOB OPENING! Looking for people interested in working Friday’s at daycare, if interested please stop in and talk to one of the ladies.
  • The office is still looking for school groups or community groups to run concession stands please let the office know if you are interested
  • There are still a lot of students needing to turn in paperwork – Reminder if you plan on participating in anything including, music, speech, FBLA,  FFA, prom etc. then you need to turn paperwork in. All forms are due by the end of the week! Physicals have to be turned in before you can start practice. Please stop in the office to make sure you are signed up.
  • Super Passes are still a go for ML/HS – Just a reminder to earn a super pass you need to have at least 5 hours of community service. Community Service ideas: Lawn help at David Perkins house – possibly Sunday 9/20 – call 605-786-4392, Security First Bank needs 2-3 students to help revamp flower beds – call 638-4416
  • Kick For Cash Scholarship sponsored by Security First Bank will take place on Friday, September 25th during halftime of the football game vs. Minatare. 9th grade – 12th grade students are eligible to sign up, please remember if you play football you must have someone to kick for you. Signups are posted on the door entering the elementary by the office. Drawing will take place Thursday, September 24th at noon.
  • Homecoming is coming up the week of October 5th – Dress up days are: Monday Superhero-Villain Day – Tuesday – Decade Day: Teachers-2000s, Freshman-1980s, Sophomores- 1930s, Juniors-1960s, Seniors-1970s – Wednesday – Disney Day – Thursday – Hat and Jersey Day. Activities include: Monday – Softball, Tuesday-Blind Volleyball, Thursday-  Coronation, Pep Rally and Bon Fire
  • Picture Days are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 20th and 21st. Watch for further info. being sent home.


Thursday, September 24th

7:45 am – Brkfst – Biscuits & Gravy/Banana

Lunch – Tater Tot Casserole/Green Beans/Roll

11:30 am – HS VB eat lunch

12:00 pm – Leave time for HS VB @ Kimball/Leyton Triangular (4pm start time)

1:30 pm – Leave time for JH VB & FB @ Edgemont (Start time VB – 4pm, FB – 5:30 pm)

2:30 pm – Leave time for CC @ Gordon/Rushville

4:30 pm – HS FBpractice


Friday, September 25th

1:00 pm – HS FB home vs. Minatare (KICK FOR CASH AT HALFTIME)

3:30 pm – HS VB home vs. Minatare

Saturday, September 26th

7:15 am – Leave time for JH VB PANCO @ Crawford (Start time TBA)


Monday, September 28th

6:00 am – CC Practice

7:45 am – Brkfst – Breakfast Pizza/Apple Sauce

Lunch – Turkey Sub/Chips/Potato Salad

4:30 pm – JH VB practice in Auditorium

4:30 pm – HS FB, HS VB, JH FB practice

6:45 pm – FFA meeting


Tuesday, September 29th

6:00 am – CC Practice

7:45 am – Brkfst – Pancake Sausage on a Stick/Peaches

Lunch – Pork Fritter/Mashed Potatoes/Green Beans

5:00 pm – HS VB dual home vs. Edgemont

4:30 pm – JH VB practice in Auditorium

4:30 pm – HS FB, JH FB practice


Wednesday, September 30th

6:00 am – CC Practice

7:45 am – Brkfst – Tornados/Pears

Lunch – Lasagna/Bread Stick/Corn

4:30 pm – JH VB practice in Auditorium

4:30 pm – HS FB, JH FB practice


Thursday, October 1st

6:00 am – CC Practice

7:45 am – Brkfst – Cereal/Boiled Egg/Fruit

Lunch – Burritos/Potato Triangle

11:30 – CC eat lunch

12:00 pm – Leave time for CC @ Bayard (Start time 2:30)

2:04 pm – Leave time for HS VB & FB @ Crawford (VB -Start time 4pm, FB – Start time 7pm)

3:10 pm – KG Hayride and Pumpkin gathering

4:30 pm – JH VB & FB practice


We are again doing Super Passes for High School & Middle Level students. Here are the requirements for the Super Pass for 2020-2021 Quarter 1.


  • 0 Ineligibility
  • 1 or fewer Tardies
  • 2 or fewer absences
  • 0 office referrals
  • 5 Hours of Community Service

Community Service forms can be picked up from Adiene in the office or Mrs. Heiting in the 1st grade classroom. Ms. Adriene is also compiling a list of businesses or individuals who have requested some assistance. If you’re not sure HOW to serve, stop by and ask her how you can get involved! Once a form is completed, make sure to turn it into Mrs. Heiting in the 1st grade classroom!

Students who meet these requirements will receive:
Middle Level

  • 1 Free Tardy
  • Drop lowest grade on a daily assignment
  • Front of the Line for Lunch
  • 1 free supervised period on campus (preapproved)

High School

  • 1 Free Tardy
  • Drop lowest grade on a daily assignment
  • 2 Open Campus Lunches
  • Free Half Day Off of School (pre-approved; responsible for all work missed)

HS Music Notes

In October the Kindergarten & 1st grade classes will be putting out their fall virtual concert. In December the 2nd & 3rd grade students will be putting out their winter virtual concert.

INSTRUMENT DONATION: If you have an instrument that is just collecting dust, I would encourage you to consider donating it to the school for someone to use! Thank you in advance for consideration!

Hot Spring Cross Country Meet

On Tuesday, September 22nd, cross country participated in the Hot Springs meet. This was probably the hardest course they have run this year and did great!

Ava McKillip placed 6th in the Junior Varsity division — 29:44.08
Parker Wellnitz placed 8th in the Jr. High boys division — 16:19.60
Aubry Anderson placed 8th in the Jr. High girls division — 18:18.57
Julia Russell placed 10 in the Jr. High girls division — 18:26.33
Alaina Raymer was just short of placing in the top 15 with a time of 19:34.36
Ever Peters ran one of her best races with a time of 20:23.16
Andi Twarling also ran hard and gave it her best with a time of 21:09.35

Conference JH Volleyball 09/26

Panhandle Conference
Host: Crawford


MATCH #1 9:00 am Hemingford vs Hay Springs

MATCH #2 10:00am Edgemont vs Sioux County

MATCH #3 11:00am Morrill vs St. Agnes

MATCH #4 12:00pm Winner of #2 vs Winner of #1

MATCH #5 1:00pm Crawford vs Winner of #3

15 Minute Break

MATCH #6 2:15pm Winner of #5 vs Winner of #4

August 2020 Student of the Month

Starting in the 2020-21 school year Hay Springs High School is going to be selecting a student of the month award. Each month teachers and staff will nominate a student they feel best reflects the qualities that best represent what a good citizen of Hay Springs High School looks like. The criteria include, but are not limited to exceptional grades, improvement in grades, work ethic, citizenship, attitude, etc.

The first recipient of the Hay Springs High School student of the month is a young man who has demonstrated many of these traits. He is a leader in school. He caught the attention of a teacher because he took the time to help another student when others did not. He is a leader on the athletic field and court. He is one of the kindest students in the school. That young man is Charles “Chaz” “Little Chuckie” “Charlie” Twarling. Chaz, as most people refer to him as is a distinguished young man. He is admired and liked by almost everyone in the school. His disposition is one of a kind, funny, caring young man. It is well suited that Chaz in awarded the first student of the month award at Hay Springs High School. Here is what some of his teachers had to say about Chaz.

  • “Chaz is one of the kindest students at Hay Springs School. I have watched him play basketball for years and have been amazed at his leadership on the court. I have watched him selflessly serve his team by setting up plays to make sure others can score. He has sacrificed his own glory to make sure others get to be a part of the game.”
  • “Chaz has an amazing sense of humor.”
  • “I have been Chaz’s teacher for many years. He has been one of the most respectful, funny, and kind students I have had in my career. He is a great classmate and teammate to his peers. He leads by example and includes everybody and is well-liked by everyone in the school.” The one thing I most admire about him is that he is the same person when he thinks no one is watching. He is just a good kid. I look forward to seeing what he chooses to do with the rest of his life.”
  • “I would like to nominate Chaz Twarling for the student of the month. Each day he walks one of our students to breakfast. He always reminds her to use the hand sanitizer and keeps her focused in the line. He is so patient and kind. He uses good manners when going through the breakfast line.”
  • “Chaz is a very respectful young man who seems very appreciative of the opportunities Hay Springs school provides for him to be involved. He is very involved in our school activities and is a role model for our younger students. He is an asset to our student body with his contagious smile and positive attitude.”
  • “One thing that has impressed me about Chaz this year was how he handled a disappointment. He really wanted to go be a part of the student section for an away volleyball game, but he knew he had to stay for football practice. He told me how frustrated he was about it, but he stayed and did what he was supposed to do. I made sure to tell him how proud I was of him for making the right decision. He also shows great leadership qualities in Journalism class. When the subject gets too far off-topic, he is quick to steer it back to whatever I was hoping to discuss. He’s a fun guy to have in class! “
  • “Chaz is a wonderful young man. He always has a smile and a hello for everyone. This is well deserved!”

Congratulations Chaz on being selected August 2020 student of the month. Everyone at Hay Springs High School is very proud of you!

Alliance Cross Country Meet

We had a cross country meet in Alliance on Saturday, September 19th. Julia, Andi, and Ever ran for the Jr. high and Ava ran for High School! They all ran hard! Ava came away with 5th place in the Jr. Varsity Division and a new personal record!! Our next meet will be in Gordon on the 24th at 4 p.m. at the golf course. We would love to see you there cheering us on!

Julia: 15:56.41
Ever: 16:52.62
Andi: 17:14.32
Ava: 26:55.08

Chadron Cross Country Meet

The kids ran at Chadron on Saturday, September 12th. This is one of the hardest courses they will run this season and they killed it. They all walked away with personal records! The next meet is on Saturday September 19th in Alliance.

Ava– 28:56:60
Parker– 13:03:09