Electrifying Halloween Cards

The sixth grade created Halloween cards as part of a unit on circuitry. The students learned about how to make open, closed, series and parallel circuits; using single and multiple LEDs, and troubleshooting their circuits. Every card was different, highlighting their creativity in design and circuitry. Of course, nothing goes right the first (or second, or third) time but the students persisted until things worked out. Sometimes they had to change the initial plan to make things work.

A Trip To The Library

On Wednesday, October 4th, the 1st grade class took a trip to the Public Libary downtown! They had a GREAT time and were happy to get out of the classroom for a while after working so hard these last few weeks. Mrs. Rasmussen taught them how to be in alphabetical order just like her books and then she read them two stories. They also got to do leaf rubbings and, of course, read books on their own!

Animals Inside and Out

Third and Fourth grade went on a great learning adventure September 25th called Animals Inside and Out. The Nebraska Extension graciously invited third and fourth graders from surrounding towns. The kids learned a vast amount of information about animals. Nutrition was a big topic, the students even got to see the reproductive tract of a cow and a sow. The students were able to play a very fun knowledgeable game of bingo about animals, and their by-products. There were many other learning stations that we attended as well. A big thank you to all the people from the Extension office who helped educate our students about the agricultural way of life!

Junior Magazine Sales

The Junior class is selling magazine subscriptions again this year to help raise money for Prom.  The online store(accessed by clicking the image below) stays open all year and the class gets a percentage of anything that is sold.  You can also go www.gaschoolstore.com and use the School ID of “2637262” when placing your order.  If you are planning on renewing a subscription anyway, why not help the Junior class out!


The 4th graders found out what it was like to come up with their own prototype and to test it. The goal was to keep their egg from cracking in a crash. They could only use materials that would fit into a gallon sized freezer bag. We had a diverse bunch of materials that came to the classroom. Some very clever ideas were tried. Sadly several students forgot their supplies at home so their classmates donated them materials in a gesture of kindness to others. Many of the eggs took a fatal crash. Some were only a little cracked, but one group…oddly enough the ones who forgot their supplies and took others donations, well their egg came out unscathed. Part of the purpose of this experiment is to show how important air bags are in a car cash. Fun and learning was had by all!!!

2017 Homecoming Coronation

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2017 Sheridan County Summer 4H Youth Workshops

Repeat It!

Monday, June 12 9 am to 12 pm

Fee: $20 for fabric Ages: 8 and up

Instructor: Melissa Mracek

Location: Hay Springs Schools

Description: Create your own fabric design as a part of the new STEAM Clothing project Beyond the Needle. You will design your own digital fabric and have the opportunity to print your yardage on Spoonflower, Ins.

Project for Fair: C Div. 221 Class 4

Electrify your Summer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9 am to 3 pm

Fee $10 Ages: 8 and up

Instructor: Melissa Mracek

Location: Hay Springs Schools

Description: Play with electricity while learning about Circuits. You will create your own LED bracelet, design and build your own lamp, build a compass and create a dough creature that lights up!

Project for Fair: C Div. 257 Class 12 and C Div. 221 Class 7.

Coordinated Approach To Child Health Workshop

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9 am to 3 pm

Fee: $5 Ages: 8 and up

Instructor: Leah Gremm

Location: Hay Springs School

Description: You will learn about healthy snack options, fun physical activities, and create snacks for yourself. CATCH is proven to prevent childhood obesity and supported by 25 years and 120 academic papers indicating as much as 11% decrease in overweight and obesity.

Projects for Fair: E Div. 401 Class 3.

Up, Up, & Away

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9 am to 3 pm

Fee: $5 Ages: 8 and up

Instructors: Melissa Mracek

Location: Hay Springs School

Description: Learn about flight principles and design. Create and launch your own rocket!

Project for Fair: H Div. 849 Class 1

If interested in any of these camps please let the school know by no later than tomorrow, 6/8.

Junior Class Project

Reflections of Our Past: An Oral History of Residents of Hay Springs

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Elders’ Wisdom 2017 Video Available

The video production class is proud to present this years Elders’ Wisdom program!

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Give Back To The Community Day, 4/12

Looking for Community Members/Businesses needing Help!

In appreciation for the support of our community, the 6th-12th grade students at HSPS would like to “give back” to Hay Springs.  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 walls.  We are willing to assist in any way needed.

Our “Give back to the Community Day” is scheduled for April 12th, 2017, from 1:oo pm – 4:00 pm.  In the event of inclement weather, April 26th, will be the alternate date.  If you would like to be added to our list or have any questions, please call the school office at 308-638-4434.

Thanks to our community for all your support!

Please help spread the word!