We did a project on windmills and transferred wind energy to mechanical energy. Creating these windmills taught us little things make a big difference in spinning in windmills. Pitch of the blades helps the windmills generate more energy. The materials also made a difference. Our class had a wide variety of materials for the wind vanes. Some of the materials used were paper, metal, straws, Legos, and cardboard. We each created two windmills to determine the different that make a windmill spin. Thanks to our parents for aiding us in our science project.—Nathan, Chris, Garrett,Drew
We created windmills for a science project to see which windmill worked best. We learned that we have to bend the wind vanes to catch the wind. We used a fan as the wind source and some of the vanes worked, but some didn’t work at all. The pinwheel design worked the best. We also learned that little changes in the vanes make a big difference in how they spin. We thank our families that helped us make our windmills.—Sydney, Alexis, Tanna, Kristen
John Baylor ACT Prep will be offered the first week of June for those students taking the June 8th test. Sessions will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to approximately 1:00 pm. Please contact Mrs. Marx to register or for questions.
Students in Mrs. Efta’s Personal Finance class listened to a presentation by Karen Kollars, Western Tourism Consultant for the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Ms. Kollars shared the mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission, which is “to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry, making it more viable by creating awareness and attracting increased visitors, which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state.” Travelers spent almost $4.0 billion in Nebraska in 2010, which means more business and jobs in our communities.
Ms. Kollars shared her personal career path with the students. They learned that even by volunteering, as Ms. Kollars did for the Junior Chamber of Commerce when her children were in school, they are beginning to develop skills that can lead to a career. Tourism is a very diverse career field, with jobs that include administration, planning, management, journalism/marketing, accounting, agriculture, science, and culinary arts. It’s a career field that’s open to people from many different educational and experiential backgrounds.
Ms. Kollars’ presentation met Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice. Standard 10. Manages personal career development. a.) Identifies opportunities in one or more career pathways that align with personal interests and aptitudes. Students took notes on the presentation for classroom discussion and viewed a virtual tour of the VisitNebraska.com web site. Ms. Kollars provided every student with a bag of current Tourism publications and a copy of her PowerPoint presentation for the class. Her great photos of people having fun in western Nebraska’s natural environment made everyone want to get out and enjoy summer soon!
HS/ML Awards Banquet
We will have the annual carry-in dinner and awards presentations on Thursday, May 9th. The dinner will take place in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm followed by the awards in the old auditorium at 7:00 pm. All families participating in the meal need to bring 2 covered dishes with serving pieces ( side, salad or dessert). Security First Bank is providing the meat. Table service and drinks will be provided. Families can drop food off in the cafeteria anytime after 5:00 pm. Students need to be accompanied by their parents. Remember to take your dishes after the Awards Banquet.
Families are welcome to go directly to the auditorium at 7:00 pm for the Awards Program, if you do not wish to atttend the pot luck dinner. Thank you and see you there!
The public is welcome to come and see what the students have been up to in the classrooms. Projects will be on display in Lister-Sage May 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stick around after the fair to see students in grades K-5 perform their Spring concert pieces beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
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Hay Springs High School
Class of 2013
Green & Silver
Venus Fly Trap
Go not where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Graduation will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Lister-Sage Community Building. The doors will be open to the public at 1:00 p.m. Each family will have reserved seats on the floor. If you do not have a reserved seat, please sit in the stands.
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Kindergarten Registration will be Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kindergarten room. A child must be 5 by July 31st to register. Please bring a copy of your child’s certified birth certificate, social security number, and immunization record. The 2013 Kindergarten will visit school Thursday, April 25th from 8:00 to 11:00. If you are unable to attend registration at this time please contact the school at (308) 638-4434.
April 25, 2013 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Preschool age students are invited to join current preschool students in their classroom for a morning of learning and fun. Preschool visitation is open to all children ages 3 (by Christmas 2013) and 4. Parents are welcome! Registration also begins April 25th and continues through the fall as space is available.
Reserve a Spot for Visitation by April 15
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The Pre School and Elementary students celebrated Read Across America a little differently this year. Rather than read Dr. Seuss books we read our way across America. Guest readers from Chadron State College, Kyle King, Josh Breske, Nate Ross, and Treston Decoud read four books from different states. California – The Squirrel and Mr. Muir – The story about a little girl who while growing up in the Yosemite Valley in the 1800s. She meets John Muir, an American naturalist and preserver of American wilderness. Oklahoma – The Jingle Dancer – The story of a girl who wants to jingle dance in the next powwow. She gets a row of jingles from an aunt, a cousin, a neighbor and her grandmother. With these rows of jingles she is able to make her dress sing at the powwow. Tennessee – Wilma Unlimited –The story of Wilma Rudolph, crippled by polio as a child, who went on to compete and win at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Massechusettes – Make Way for Ducklings – The story of a pair of ducks looking for a place to raise their family. The story takes place in and around the Boston Public Gardens. A Google Lit trip accompanying the reading shows the actual locations in the Boston area. Thanks to staff and students, who helped keep things organized and moving smoothly.
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During the month of February, students in Mrs. Efta’s Spanish I and Spanish II classes made masks. After viewing examples of Puerto Rican carnival masks in the Smithsonian museum, the students made their own out of paper-mache and paints. Next, they photographed their masks and used Google Presentation to write captions in Spanish that describe the artistic details of their masks.
This learning project was based upon the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards for Communication and Cultures. Through mask-making and writing about art, students exercised language skills in accordance with ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines for intermediate and novice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. They used creative thinking and technology in new ways. In addition, they had fun learning about Carnival in Latin America through mask-making. Thank you for viewing the PowerPoint of our masks.
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