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REMINDER: The Board of Education is soliciting constructive input from the community on the 2015-2016 proposed school calendar.  Please submit your ideas and suggestions by adding your comments in the comment section under the Hay Springs Public Schools facebook page article “Comments on Calendar”  or email hawk.contact@hshawks.com.

15-16 Proposed Calendar – PDF

15-16 Proposed

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Mr. Jason Cline, from Wellington, Kansas, has been hired as the new Superintendent for the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Cline, his wife, and two children (Grades 2 and 4) will be moving to Hay Springs this summer.

Mr. Cline’s contract is posted for the community to view. The School Board will take action on Mr. Cline’s contract at the school board meeting scheduled for Monday, December 15, 2014, beginning at 7:00 pm in the school’s cafeteria. Interested individuals are welcome to attend if they have concerns or questions.

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PreK Newsletter 12.4.14

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PreK News – 11.13.14

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PK Newsletter 10.23.14

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PK Newsletter 10.16.14

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basketball1Hay Springs Youth Basketball is open to Boys and Girls in grades 3rd through 6th. Registration is open now through October 28, 2014. Practice is set to begin in November. Games will be played in December and January. Coach Varvel will be returning this season. We are in need of a couple more parents to volunteer to coach as well.

2014 Basketball Registration

You may drop your completed registration off at the school office or mail to:

HSYP – Basketball
PO BOX 280
Hay Springs, NE 69347

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Newsweek Magazine recently recognized the top 500 high schools in the Nation. Hay Springs High School was named one of Newsweek’s “Americas Top High Schools” in 2014.  There were only three high schools in Nebraska that were selected for this honor.

Hay Springs High School was ranked 133 out of the 500 top high schools. The other two schools were Burwell, Nebraska, which ranked 479 and Chadron, Nebraska, ranked 433. It’s nice to see two Panhandle schools on this list.

While we are proud of this recognition and have a right to brag, most importantly this recognition is another indicator that shows that we continue to provide a high quality education for our children.  If you factor in this National recognition ranking with the Nebraska State Assessment rankings, our ACT test scores, high school graduation rate (100%) and a host of other indicators, it’s clear that Hay Springs Public Schools is not only one of the best schools in Nebraska but now recognized as one of the best schools in the Nation. This is quite an accomplishment for a small, rural, Western Nebraska, school.

I’ve been asked over the last few years how have we accomplished such academic success. Our response is simple; our students work hard, we have a quality professional staff, parents are engaged with their children, our school board is supportive, and we have a community that supports education and its school. This is a winning combination!

The link to the Newsweek article is listed below.

http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014

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Position: Superintendent/K-5 or 6-12 Principal

Hay Springs Public School is a Class 3 rural school district in the northwest corner of Nebraska. The school district consists of a K-5 elementary school and a 6-12 secondary school. The school runs a state approved preschool program. The school district operates on a four-day school week.

The School Board is seeking a superintendent/K-5 or 6-12 principal. Consideration would also be given to applicants that are able to obtain a provisional superintendent certification. The outgoing superintendent is available as a resource and for budget preparation assistance.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, copy of college transcripts, superintendent certificate and the online application. Application materials can be obtained at business.hshawks.com. Position begins July 1, 2015. For additional information call 308-638-4434. This position will be open until filled.

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Last week the Hay Springs Hawks traveled to Oshkosh to take on the Garden County Eagles. The Hawks’ offense got started off slow at the start of the game, ending with only 1 touchdown in the first half. The Eagles Scored on the Hawks multiple times, before the Hawk’s defense stiffened up, and stopped the eagles. The Hawks ended the game with only 8 points, while the Eagles scored 72. Chris Ray said, “We had a tough game, and couldn’t really get our offense going. The defense stepped up toward the end of the game, and didn’t allow the Eagles to score too many more points. We plan to work hard this next coming week, and prepare for our next game against Leyton.”

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