Senior Trip – Down Memory Lane

Here is something pretty cool–a project that this year’s seniors did as first graders!  Due to the wonderful archiving abilities of Mrs. Matthews, our school librarian, we can now take this trip back in time. (Click the link below to view the book.)

The Book of First Grade

WNCC Open House

Yesterday, April 4th, 2018, eight HSHS students attended the WNCC open house for applied technical trades. Students were able to tour 7 technical trades offerings. They were: Advanced manufacturing, Aplied Ag Technology, Auto Body, Auto Tech, Aviation Maintenance, Power Line Construction and Maintenance, and Welding.

Many tours offered simulators and demonstrations from their modern and complete facilities. About 150 students from surrounding areas came to learn about career possibilities and programs that would give them the background for jobs with great potential and the need for skilled technical workers.

“Best high school field trip!” quoted senior Ciara McCance.

2018 Scholarship Interview Schedule

The 2018 Scholarship interviews will be taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd at Security First Bank at the following times:


2018 Quiz Bowl

The Eighth grade quiz bowl team and the gold medals they were awarded for their performance at the Chadron Middle School Quiz Bowl competition.

The Panco meet in Crawford was cancelled due to weather. However, the Middle School participated in the Chadron Middle School Meet on Wednesday, March 21st. We took two teams of seven students, one eighth grade team and one seventh grade team. The eighth graders finished 2nd last year in the seventh grade division and we were looking for a win this year.

The Chadron meet has grown to include 12 schools: Alliance, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Gering, Gordon/Rushville, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Lusk, Mitchell, Scottsbluff, and Sidney. The competition is tough as many of the larger school compete in several meets over the year. The two teams with the highest total points for three rounds go to the Finals to determine the winner.

Both Hay Springs teams performed well answering questions on a variety of topics including: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. When we finished the day, both teams had placed third. However, the next day we were notified that due to an error, the eighth grade team should have been in the finals and would be awarded gold medals. Congratulations to the Eighth Grade!

Members of the 2018 Middle School Quiz Bowl team are:
Eighth Graders – Ashley Tobiasson, Gabe Varvel, Julie Johnson, Jazzy Smith, Laney Smith, Logan DeCoste, and Sam Hindman.
Seventh Graders – Aydon McDonald, Breely Smith, Colter Meeks, Hally Johnson, Mia Skinner, Samantha Morrison, and Toby Scherbarth

April Preschool Newsletter

Only two months of school left!  Can you believe it?  This time will fly by and school will be out before we know it! (Click link below to read more.)

April Newsletter

Important Upcoming Events

-Family Math Night will be held in the Lister-Sage Community Center on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM.

-Give Back to the Community Day is scheduled for April 11th, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM with an inclement weather date of April 18th. We are seeking businesses, groups, organizations, and even the elderly who are in need of help. Teacher supervised groups of students are willing to wash windows, stock shelves, clean shops, rake lawns, and paint. If you would like to be added to our list or have any questions, please call the school office 638-4434. Thank you for all of your support!

-Kindergarten Round-up will be on May 3rd. Incoming Kindergarten students will join Mrs. Mintken from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 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 on May 3rd from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Preschool students need to be 3 before July 31, 2018. Preschool Entry Forms: Current immunizations, Copy of Certified Birth Certificate.

2018 PANCO Music Contest Champions

On Monday, March 26th, Hay Springs music students brought home the title of PANCO Music Champions!

The following solos & small groups were awarded with excellent (II) ratings​:​
Payton Schoenhals and Kaelob Marx — Mixed Duet
Jessi Badje — Vocal Solo
Bailey Scherbarth, Jaiden Anderson, and Erin Kadlecek — Woodwind Trio
Hannah Wohl — Trumpet Solo
Ciara McCance — Alto Saxophone Solo

The following solos & small groups were awarded with a superior (I) rating:​
Payton Schoenhals and Jessi Badje — Girls Duet
Payton Schoenhals, Jessi Badje, and Kaelob Marx — Mixed Trio
Payton Schoenhals — Vocal Solo
Sam Kearns, Ciara McCance, and Thomas Scherbarth — Senior Trio
Ciara McCance, RyLee Wolken, and Spencer Kadlecek — Saxophone Trio
Joce Varvel, Hannah Wohl, Jace Langford, and Tallon Regier — Brass Quartet
Trace Bilby — Clarinet Solo and Flute Solo
Thomas Scherbarth — Tuba Solo
Ashley Burrows — Bass Guitar Solo
Joce Varvel — Baritone Solo
Sam Kearns — Trumpet Solo
Jessi Badje — Flute Solo
​J​oce Varvel — Piano Solo
Gabe Varvel — Piano Solo
Ashley Tobiasson — Flute Solo
Sam Hindman — Alto Saxophone Solo
Logan DeCoste — Baritone Saxophone Solo
Gabe Varvel — Baritone Solo

Large ensembles:
Concert Band — II(excellent)
Jazz Band — I(superior)
Concert Choir — I(superior)
Jazz Choir — I(superior)

The following is a list of “Outstanding performance” winners:
-Payton Schoenhals — Outstanding Vocal Solo
-Trace Bilby — Outstanding Woodwind Solo
-Thomas Scherbarth — Outstanding Brass Solo
-Joce Varvel — Outstanding Piano Solo
-Chaz Twarling-Schiaffo and Clark Orr — Outstanding Percussion Duet
-Outstanding Jazz Choir — Payton Schoenhals, Jessi Badje, Joce Varvel, Bailey Scherbarth, Rylee Wolken, Hannah Wohl, Jaiden Anderson, Ashley Tobiasson, Kaelob Marx, Gabe Varvel, Logan DeCoste, and Sam Hindman
-Outstanding Jazz Band — Sam Kearns, Trace Bilby, Joce Varvel, Thomas Scherbarth, Jessi Badje, Erin Kadlecek, Bailey Scherbarth, Jaiden Anderson, Spencer Kadlecek, Ciara McCance, RyLee Wolken, Hannah Wohl, Tallon Regier, Jace Langford, Chaz Twarling-Schiaffo, and Clark Orr

We are so proud of all these students! If you see them, please congratulate them! Plan to attend our final concert on Tuesday, April 17th to see all the hard work these students have put into their music. WAY TO GO HAWK MUSICIANS!

2018 Elders’ Wisdom Program

The 2018 Elders’ Wisdom program will be taking place at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 29th in the Hay Springs High School auditorium.  The honorees this year are Lloyd and Mary Ann Hunzeker, so please plan on attending this wonderful event!  Coffee and dessert will follow the program in the cafeteria.

Elders’ Wisdom Flyer

PreK Show and Tell

The preschool class got to enjoy another great learning experience at show and tell. One of the students brought his father in to show his hay grinder! The children were fascinated by the huge machine and learned all about how hay is ground to be fed to cattle. Mostly though they want to know when they will be getting one of these for the playground?

Double Q Country Teacher of the Month

Today the 3rd grade class had some special visitors!  Double Q Country radio station dropped by to present Emma Strotheide a certificate and additional perks, as well as treats for her students as a result of being selected as “The Teacher of the Month”. If you get the chance, stop by and congratulate her on this award. It is a great honor for her and an honor for the Hay Springs School system. We are very proud of you Emma and glad you are on our staff! It was great listening to her students say such nice things about their teacher.