EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD – Nominations must be received by Thursday, May 4.








A cash award of $500 will be presented to one classroom teacher employed by Hay Springs Public Schools in grades pre-K through twelve at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year.


The Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by Security First Bank along with the American Legion.  This award seeks to encourage and recognize the professional and leadership excellence of Hay Springs educators essential for quality education, increase awareness of the positive aspects of education in Nebraska, and promote pride in the school and community.


The nominee must be a certified employee for Hay Springs Public Schools.  The teacher should be exceptionally skilled, dedicated and have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.  The teacher should have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, and should play an active and useful role in the community as well in the school.


Nominations can be made by anyone residing in the Hay Springs School District by filling out the application on the reverse side and mailing it to Adriene Kelly, PO Box 280, Hay Springs, NE 69347 or dropping the application off at the school office.


Nominations must be received by Thursday, May 4, 2017.


Excellence in Teaching Award

























  1. Name of person making the nomination (will be kept confidential).





Thank you.  Please return this form to the school office or mail it to:

Adriene Kelly

PO Box 280
Hay Springs, NE 69347


LIVE!! Online Help – John Baylor Test Preparation for State Mandated ACT Test, April 19, 2017


For Students Taking the State Mandated ACT Test

April 19, 2017

LIVE! Online Help

We will be offering LIVE! Online Help prior to the April 19 ACT. The Session will be held on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 from 7:00-9:30pm (Central Time).  Have students go to JohnBaylorPrep.com and click on the LIVE! link on the homepage, taking them right into our LIVE! Online Help Session with JBP teachers.  They can access this from home; no password is required. Encourage them to bring lots of questions and join us on one or both nights.

Are your Students Taking the Writing Section of the ACT?

John does not cover writing in the course videos.  If your students are taking the writing section of the ACT please have them watch our 15-minute Additional Writing Prep video in which John explains the assignment, walks through a sample prompt, provides tips to help students write top-notch essays, and assigns an essay for practice.  Don’t let students go into this section unprepared.

Give Back to the Community Day – 2017

Special Olympics Track Meet in Chadron, 4/8/17

On Saturday April 8, Mrs. H. took 3 special ladies to the Special Olympics track meet in Chadron.  They volunteered their day in a very special way.  They got lots of hugs and had a great time!

April 2017 “Hawk Talk”


Give Back To The Community Day, 4/12

Looking for Community Members/Businesses needing Help!

In appreciation for the support of our community, the 6th-12th grade students at HSPS would like to “give back” to Hay Springs.  We are seeking businesses, groups, organizations, and even the elderly who are in need of help.  Teacher supervised groups of students are willing to wash windows, stock shelves, clean shops, rake lawns, and paint walls.  We are willing to assist in any way needed.

Our “Give back to the Community Day” is scheduled for April 12th, 2017, from 1:oo pm – 4:00 pm.  In the event of inclement weather, April 26th, will be the alternate date.  If you would like to be added to our list or have any questions, please call the school office at 308-638-4434.

Thanks to our community for all your support!

Please help spread the word!

Community meet and greet for the 3 Superintendent candidates tomorrow, 3/14

There will be a community meet and greet for the 3 Superintendent candidates tomorrow, 3/14 at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Nebraska’s 150th Birthday

Read Across America

“Hawk Talk” – March 1st, 2017