Summer Camp 2015 Planning Under Way

Dear Potential Camp Leader,
During the 2014 Summer school we had over 70 students attend our 12 camps. These camps provided students the opportunity to learn new skills, socialize with other kids, and get to know the volunteers in the community.
This year our Summer “Fun” Camps are planned for June 1st through the 25th. We are continuing with our expanded schedule by incorporating full day and half day camps. You may also choose whether you want a 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, or a 4 day as well as AM, PM, or All Day camps.
We hope that you will consider teaching/leading a camp for us this summer. We are beginning the scheduling process for the 2015 “fun” camps and are excited to hear from you. Attached is a camp planning sheet. Please contact Shannon Langford ( or Kim Marx ( with any questions you may have.
Again, thank you for considering volunteering your time to teach a camp. We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely yours,
Stephen Pummel
Superintendent of Schools

Summer Camp Worksheet 2015

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Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is fast approaching.  We will open the store in the library on Monday, March 16 after school.  Students will receive flyers about the books and view a preview video the week before the fair.   The video will also introduce some of the authors including Tammi Sauer who wrote Nugget & Fang about a shark and a minnow, and Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan.

Students will preview the fair on Monday and Tuesday during their library time.  However, sales will only be made after school hours.

We will again have the online book fair for those unable to attend the fair in person or just looking for a different selection.  The online fair will be available from Wednesday, March 11 until Tuesday, March 24. All orders from the online store will be shipped free of charge to the school. They will be shipped 7-10 days after March 24.  The online book fair can be found at


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Sixth Grade Book Trailers

bookwormLooking for a new book to read? Check out these book trailers by the sixth grade for some new ideas. The sixth graders used Movie Maker, Creative Commons or Public Domain images, and Creative Commons music to make their trailers. Click on each link below to watch the trailer!

Camp, Counting By 7s, Divergent, Famous Last Words, Joey Pigza, Joey Pigza(again!), Joey Pigza(last one!), Joey Pigza(another one?!?!), The Cay, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas(again!), The Hunger Games, The Little Vampire Book 2, and Warrior Cats: Into the Wild.

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Activities Director

Ms. Houser has resigned as the activities director effective immediately. We appreciate Joy’s contribution to this position this school year. Linda Kudrna has been hired as the activities director and will assume the duties immediately. All questions regarding school district activities should be directed to Ms. Kudrna.

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Video Production Class PSA Contest

The Hay Springs Video Production Class has made a Public Service Announcement video and entered it into the Nebraska “Click It, Don’t Risk It PSA Video Contest.” We are asking you to get on Twitter and YouTube to vote on our entry. This contest is a great opportunity for Nebraska high school students to create a :30 second public service announcement (PSA) to creatively express their views on seat belts and why they are important.  Four winners will be chosen, one from each class (Class A, B,C,D) – each winner will receive $2,000, and their PSA will run at a local movie theater in or near its community!  So, go to YouTube and “Like” our video, use the #CIDRI2015 and the #HSHSVideo hashtags on Twitter, and be sure to like and share this post on Facebook.

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Lady Hawks Basketball

This last weekend the Hay Springs Lady Hawks took on three different opponents all on their home court: the Little Wound Mustangs, the Hyannis Longhorns and the Edgemont Moguls. The Lady Hawks’ current record for the year is 8-11 heading into their last week of regular season play.

The Lady Hawks lost to Little Wound on Thursday the 5th of February with a final score of 61-34. Kate Roberts got a double-double for the night in points and rebounds. She poured in 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Emma Roberts and Whitney Heiting combined for 12 points for the night while Tanna Badje contributed 9 rebounds.

The Hyannis Longhorns took the second win away from the Lady Hawks for the week; 51-32. Kate Roberts was high point for Hay Springs with 11, while Whitney Heiting and Emma Roberts combined for 12. Heiting led the way in steals with 6. Rebounds were a weak spot for the Lady Hawks that night grabbing less than 20 as a team.

On February 7, 2015, the Lady Hawks played the Edgemont Moguls. It was Parents’ Night and the girls were determined to grab a win. They succeeded and beat the Moguls with a final score of 49-44. Whitney Heiting led the way in points for the night with 15. Kate Roberts and her little sister, Emma Roberts, each scored 12 on the night. Heiting and Tanna Badje combined for 8 assists while Kate Roberts nabbed 6 steals.