Fire Safety Week

Three members of the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department took time out of their day to meet with elementary students for Fire Safety Week. Craig Housh, Matt Anderson, and Terry Bronson talked with students about the importance of knowing what to do in case of a fire. Please review your family’s plan with your child including: a safe meeting location, how to call 911, knowing their home address, and having a safe exit out of the house.

Please Take Our CIP Survey

As part of the Continuing Improvement Program at Hay Springs Public Schools, we not only measure the academic success of our students, but also the quality of relationships with parents, staff, and community members.  To measure the perceptions of our school, the committee has prepared a survey specifically for each target group.  Your participation in this survey will help us focus our efforts on improving the learning experience for our students, the working environment for our teachers and staff, and our relationships with parents and community members.  Thank
you for taking the time to help Hay Springs Public Schools continue to empower students to achieve lifelong success for years to come.

Please follow this link to complete the survey!

Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner!

Nebraska Beef to Hot Lunch Program is a reality at Hay Springs Public School.  The students, staff, administration and the Board of Education are extremely excited about the fact that we will be serving locally grown beef in our school lunch program.  This program is a great way to support the health and nutrition of the student attending Hay Springs School.  Today, we had a “Beef to Table Kick-off” event prior to our first home football and volleyball games to be held on Friday, September 7th.  Parents and patrons were invited to join us for the noon meal.

We are so grateful to those individuals on the Board of Education and local beef producers that have been instrumental in researching and developing this very important program.  Their dedication towards getting locally produced beef on the table for our students is greatly appreciated.  A huge thanks go to those who have contributed to the success of our initial stage of this program.  Those include Sheridan Livestock Market and Judd Hoos for donating the first two beef animals, Security First Bank for paying for the processing, BNSF Railroad and Russ and Sue Lechtenberg for donating freezers, Greg Heiting and Brian Forney for transporting the animals to slaughter and processed beef back to the school, and to Sandhill’s State Bank for their monetary donation.  KDK Meats at Bridgeport, Nebraska, a USDA inspected packing plant is where the beef was process and KDK donated the cost of the inspection and testing for the animals and processing.

Local beef producers are stepping up in a big way to provide nutritious beef to our students.  We currently have two additional animals donated for processing later in the year but will need additional animals as we continue this program.  If you are interested in supporting this program in any manner, please contact the Hay Springs School administrative office or any of our Board of Education members.

5th Grade Solar Energy Experiment — Community Feedback

The fifth graders have been investigating solar energy.  Today, we conducted an experiment to learn which earth materials,  dry soil, wet soil, water, or rocks,  collect and store solar energy most efficiently.  We first placed each cup of material in the sun for 20 minutes, then moved the cups to a shady area where we recorded the temperature every 3 minutes for 21 minutes.  So…which material do you think collected and stored the most solar energy? And which material lost the most solar energy?  Leave your guesses in the comments!

Join Us for Family Math Night!

We hope you join us for Family Math Night, Tuesday, April 10th in Lister Sage from 6:00-7:30! There will be interactive math games for students in preschool through 5th grade. We will also have raffle prizes, so don’t miss out!

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

Family Movie Night

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm in the Auditorium

A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree. Rated: PG

Come help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! There will be activities for kids and parents in the cafeteria following the movie.

Community Feedback: Groundhog Day — Results!

Here are our results! 53 voted, yes, the groundhog will see his shadow and 58 voted, no, he will not.

Thank you!

Family Movie Night

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in the Auditorium

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Rated: PG

We challenge families to complete a Random Act of Kindness prior to attending the movie. #HSPSRAC

Community Feedback: Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is coming up on February 2nd. First grade needs your help. We will use our Groundhog Day predictions to create a graph and analyze if our predictions are correct!

What do you predict Punxutawney Phil will do? Will he see his shadow and predict 6 more weeks of winter? Or will he not see his shadow and spring will be on it’s way! Some sources say he has been correct about 39% of the time.

Cast your vote on Facebook!