ACT Prep

ACT prep will be offered in June.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Marx right away so we can plan for days and times.

Below is a list of 2012-2013 testing dates. Many other helpful tidbits can be found at


September 8, 2012


August 17, 2012


August 18 – 24, 2012

October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 September 22 – October 5, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3 – 16, 2012
February 9, 2013* January 11, 2013 January 12 – 18, 2013
April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9 – 22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 4 – 17, 2013

Last Chance for Discount Pricing

Only one week left (5/24) for discount pricing on Summer Camps! We hope you will take a moment to look at the brochure – maybe you have a child, niece or nephew, or grandchild that would like to attend. Paper brochures were sent to 69347 postal patrons; they are also available at Security 1st Bank – Hay Springs, Sackers, Shear Style, Hip-Hop, and the school. You may also view the brochure at the link below.

Summer Camp 2012

Middle School Reading Challenge

Mrs. Kudrna challenged the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to read, read, read! The 6th-8th grade students increased their reading from 11 million words to a whopping 25 million words; from 280 books read to 521 books read.

The school as a whole increased their reading from 30 million words to over 58 millions words; from 1,695 books to 1,987 books!

Way to go!

Student Documentary Individual Projects

Recently in Video Production class, the students put the finishing touches on independent films they developed as a side project over the past few months. Some of  them wanted to share their work. The growth these students have made this year is evident. Please screen these videos and congratulate Marc, Dustin and John  when you see them.

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Move That Bus!!!

The School Rental House is almost COMPLETE! The shop classes have been working on one of the school’s rental houses throughout the school year, and are almost finished. Mr. Badje’s Shop classes painted the walls, put in new carpeting and redid the floors. They also added some new counters in the kitchen and in the bathroom they put in a new shower and sink. They also put in some windows. Mr. Badje and his classes have been working very hard this school year and the proof is in the pictures!

Today is DNA Day

Started in April 2003, National DNA Day commemorates two scientific milestones: the completion of the Human Genome Project and the anniversary of the description of DNA’s double helix.

Children’s Book Drive

Hay Springs Public Schools has demonstrated outstanding test scores on our standardized tests. To continue these test scores, the sixth graders feel that it’s important  for our younger students to actively read over the summer.

The sixth grade class is organizing a book drive for the Hay Springs Elementary and preschools. We are asking the middle level and high school students and staff to participate by bringing two or more gently used children’s books to distribute to the Elementary and preschool students to read over the summer.

We are taking book donations until May 11. You may bring the books to Ms. Bila’s room.

2012-2013 Class Registration

Students going into 9th through 12th grades will register for classes during the Academic Fair on May 15, 2012. Remember that a parent must be present and sign the form before the student is officially registered. If you are unable to register during the Academic Fair, please call Mrs. Marx at the school to make an appointment.

Hay Springs Places 3rd Scholastic Day

CSC Scholastic Contest began in 1961. It is believed to be the largest and oldest academic contest in the region. A total of 1,427 students from 50 high schools took at least one of the day’s 44 tests given.

Hay Springs took 15 students to participate in Scholastic Day on April 13th. Six of those students placed in the top 20% – with students placing above 50%  in 90% of the tests taken. Zoe Schneider took 2nd place as a medal winner in Simulated News Reporting.  Hay Springs competed in Division V and as a whole placed 3rd out of 17 schools coming in behind Hyannis and Rapid City Christian.

Complete Results

Academic Fair Scheduled

This year’s Academic Fair is scheduled for May 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Lister-Sage. Students, grades PK-12, will have projects on display. The schedule for special presentations will be posted. Look for possible Reader’s Theatre, Rockets, Balloon and CO2 cars. Come and see what we’ve been up to.

Girls’ Basketball will be hosting a meal from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Balcony of Lister—$5 a plate.