Family Science Night

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Trout in the Classroom – Fifth grade class

The fifth grade class has been participating in the Trout in the Classroom program this year.  As part of the program, we received trout from Nebraska Game & Parks to dissect. It was a quite smelly, but we had a lot of fun learning and getting a close up look at the anatomy of a trout.  Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students in grades 4-5 . . .

  • raise trout from eggs to fry.
  • monitor tank water quality.
  • engage in stream habitat study.
  • learn to appreciate water resources.
  • begin to foster a conservation ethic.
  • grow to understand ecosystems.

Trout In The Classroom is funded by a number of generous supporters.


The Nebraska Environmental Trust provides funds for equipment.


The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Fisheries Division supplies all trout, trout eggs, and trout feed to support the program. Special thanks to the Production Section for its assistance.



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National Walk at Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 26th. Families are invited to walk too!!

Take the pledge to stand up and walk with us for the 11th annual National Walk at Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 26.  Tens of thousands of walkers participated nationwide in last year’s event and we hope you’ll help make this year an even bigger success.  Did you know Americans spend an average of 13 hours a day sitting? Standing up once an hour can improve your health, and walking for just 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, improve muscle tone and reduce stress!  This is a great way to promote physical activity and is in line with our new Wellness Policy that will take effect on June 30th. Also, BCBSNE will donate $20 for every group/school/ organization, and $1 for every individual who registers to Special Olympics Nebraska. New this year for schools, one lucky participating school will receive a $1,000 grant for their physical education department.
Elementary students and staff will walk from 12:00 to 12:30, and middle/high school students and staff can join during that time or walk after their own lunch time. Families are invited to walk with their students! We will plan to walk on the football field, or if weather is crumby, we can walk in Lister Sage.

2017 Year End Talent Show

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Family Science Night – Tuesday, April 25th

Family Science Night

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Lister – Sage Community Center

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 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”