Mrs. Matthews is doing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education with the elementary kids and currently they are learning about robots. To control the robots they use phones and/or tablets. However, we currently have more robots than controllers! Please help get these robots under control by donating an old phone or an old tablet. Click here for a list of devices that work with the robots. Thank you!
In September elementary HAL(High Ability Learners) students were challenged to discover or investigate one of their passions and then reflect and share their learning with others. This idea, adapted from the search-engine, Google, promotes the thinking that if you allow people to work on something that interests them, productivity will increase. Students needed to make their project “Product Focused”, meaning at the end of the semester, they had to have made something that was a completed product. Throughout the first semester, students diligently worked on their Passion Projects. The students all did an amazing job, and I am so proud of each of them. On January 20th, students presented their finished products to their families.
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Hay Springs Elementary collaborated with Chadron State College to host the first annual Family Science Night on November 20th. This fun-filled evening featured a structured environment for families to explore, experiment, and talk about science. Hands-on educational, activities were planned and organized by Chadron State pre-service elementary students for families to investigate different science concepts. Elementary students got their hands dirty making an edible soil profile, observed a chemical reaction while making elephant toothpaste, created a model of the different levels of the ocean, and constructed a marshmallow, straw, and toothpick structure that would survive an earthquake.
Thank you to everyone who helped with and participated in Family Science Night as it takes everyone to make these events a success! It was exciting to see such a great turnout! We hope you all had a great night and that we can make Family Science Night an annual event.
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The Book Fair was a great success. Thank you to the many parents, grandparents, and others who purchased books for their students. We were able to add more than 50 books to our library collection and the preschool collection. In addition to books, we are able purchase from the Scholastic Resource Catalog. We recently purchased some science equipment for the preschool and primary grades. This equipment is made for easy use by little hands.
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ELEMENTARY/ML/HS PICTURE DAY
Elementary/ML/HS Picture Day’s has been scheduled for Sept. 29th – Oct. 1st. Shiela L. Studio will be doing our pictures again this year. Pictures will take place in the old auditorium. Please enter through the office doors. Thank you!
Monday, Sept. 29th
1. Individual and Group Band Pictures (during band class)
Tuesday, Sept. 30th
1. Elementary Teacher’s and Para’s (prior to school)
2. PREK (Am) first thing (will eat breakfast at 9am)
9. Community Pictures 11:30 am- 12:30 pm – Please call Shiela if this time does not work for you.
10. Janitors (Ricky, Jill, Alan) and Wendy (2pm)
11. Sports – JH VB, JH FB, JH XC and HS XC (after school)
Wednesday, Oct. 1st
1. ML/HS Teachers – (prior to school) Larel and Beth also
2. 6th + class officers
3. 7th + class officers
4. 8th + class officers
5. 9th + class officers
6. Afternoon Pre K (come to school at 11:15am)
7. 10th + class officers
8. 11th + class officers
9. 12th class officers and class picture
12. HS Big Sports Picture (Wear your favorite jersey, out of all sports which sport do you like the best)
Preschooler, Kindergarten, and First Grade had a different experience during Library this week. Instead of listening to Mrs. Matthews read a book, they watched the book video of The Dot by Peter Reynolds. A little girl, Vashti, who thinks she can’t draw is challenged by her art teacher to make a mark on the page and then sign it. She goes on to make more and more dots. The students then made their mark by creating their own “dot” pictures.
The pictures were then turned into 3D creations through the Colar app (http://colarapp.com/). The app is free as well as several sheets to color. Parents can then download the app and view their child’s pictures.
Here are some samples of the creations from Tuesday:
Hay Springs Public School will be hosting Punt, Pass, and Kick on Sunday, September 21st at 3:00 p.m. Boys and Girls ages 6-15 are welcome. Register online @ www.nflppk.com or fill out the entry form available below. There is no charge to participate. All participants must show proof of age at all levels of competition. Please contact Anna Turman 308-430-1849 or Linda Raymer 308-430-0900 with any questions.
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Picture Day Schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 1st (tomorrow)
- Elementary Teachers and Para’s (prior to school)
- Morning Pre K (will eat breakfast at 9a)
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- Community Pictures 11:30 -12:30 – Please call Shiela is this time does not work for you.
Wednesday, October 2nd
- 6th grade
- 7th Grade
- 8th Grade
- Afternoon PreK (come to school at 11:15am)
- 12:30 pm – ML/HS Teachers
- 9th grade
- 10th Grade
- 11th Grade
- 12th Grade
- Other Staff
- Band Pictures (3pm)
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You may also register during the skills clinics. Click the links below for further information and the registration form.