The HSTV Newscast is back! Video Production students are simultaneously working on other projects and special reports, so expect to see the Newscast about once a month for the remainder of the year. Also, we are now rendering low-resolution versions of most videos for people still on dial-up or slow DSL. Please spread the word so more people can enjoy. See the link below for the low-resolution version.
Whoosh! This year’s Junior High Basketball season has started. The first day of practice was Tuesday, October 25. This year’s head coach is Mrs. Binger, and her assistant is Matt Roberts. There are a number of six girls on the team. Practices are Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Katrena says, “I think we have lots of potential if we keep going at it.”
High School Girls Basketball practice is set to start on November 14. This year’s head coach is Mr. Badge and the assistant coach is April Stangle from Chadron. The first High School Basketball game is Friday, December 2 against Cody-Kilgore. The game will be at home at 3:00 p.m.
The High School boys Basketball team will also start their practice on November 14. The head coach for this year is Derek Ginn. The boy’s first game for this Basketball season will be Friday, December 2 at home against Cody-Kilgore. The game will start at 3:00 p.m. following the High School girl’s game.
The turnout for this year’s book fair was the best year that Mrs. Matthews has ever had. Around 100 books were sold and brought in a total of about $800. Mrs. Matthews said that she saw more middle school and high school students participate in this year’s book fair than she has in the past years. For anyone looking for more great books, Mrs. Matthews recommends they go online to http://scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs. This website provides a variety of books for everyone, from preschool to adults. Books can be searched by age, grade, price, or topic. Any orders can be shipped to the school until November 11, and the shipping is free. This is a great website for anyone who might be looking for books for Christmas. Mrs. Matthews said, “It was a very good year; I was very pleased.”
Monday October 31, the Hay Springs first graders performed The Great Pumpkin Investigation. The Investigation was from 2:00-3:00 o’clock. There were three groups of little “investigators” with three kids to a group. Mrs. Anderson led one group and two parents led the other groups. Each group had their own pumpkin. The little investigators conducted a number of different experiments to do on their pumpkins. The tasks consisted of how many lines their pumpkins had, how big around they were, how tall they were, how heavy they were and many other fun tasks. They also counted how many seeds there pumpkins had. The smallest pumpkin had 491 seeds. The next biggest pumpkin had 461 seeds. And the biggest pumpkin had 432. The class found it funny and interesting that the smallest pumpkin had the most seeds and the largest pumpkin had the fewest seeds. After counting the seeds the kids carved faces on their pumpkins. Mrs. Anderson said, “I think the kids had a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to do it again next year.”
It’s Never Too Early to Plan! Staff and community members are invited to join the Elders’ Wisdom Committee to discuss and plan this year’s program. The committee will give all interested parties a chance to become stakeholders.
The program is important to the community so it needs to be shared by all. The Video Production class will continue to develop the video, this year being a full-fledged documentary, but there are many other decisions to be made regarding honoree selection and the evening’s program, including entertainment, the meal, dessert, etc. If you want a say, you need to join.
The committee will meet before winter break in order to plan, and then again in the spring before the event to preview the video and make last-minute adjustments. Please email Mrs. Janes at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop her a note, or call, if you would like to help steer this year’s Elders’ Wisdom.
Mr. Pummel adds, “This has been a long-standing program for our community to honor our senior citizens.”