Library News and Events

Library News and Events

Links of the Month

December’s calendar of links (starting on Dec 1) includes easy crafts for Christmas, snack recipes, ideas for outdoor fun and more.  One site is the PNC 12 Days of Christmas site which explores the fluctuating cost of the gifts featured in the song the 12 days of Christmas.  The format of the PNC 12 Days of Christmas site changes each year.  This year the PNC has created a life-size bank made of gingerbread in Philadelphia.  Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the gingerbread bank. Click here for the calendar. or click on the MRS. MATTHEWS link on the HSHawks homepage.


Book Fair

The book fair was a success. Many books from the fair were added to the school collection and have been enjoyed by the students.  These include both fiction and nonfiction book for all ages.

MS/HS titles include: Vietnam War : heroes, The mark of the dragonfly, The sky is everywhere, Red thread sisters, Nightmares!,

Elementary titles include: Judy Moody, mood martian, Shadow of the shark, Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, The Joplin tornado, 2011

Picture book titles include: Prince Fly Guy, Click, clack, ho ho ho!, Oskar and the eight blessings, The Little Shop of Monsters, Beep! beep! go to sleep!

A more complete list is on Mrs. Matthews’ homepage.


Family Hour of Code

Hay Springs School will be holding a Family Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7 pm until 8 pm in the Main Floor Computer Lab.  This is a time for families to discover what their students are discovering.   There will be activities for all ages, both online and offline.

Coding is a popular word for programming or computer programming.  It is simply creating instructions telling the computer to perform certain tasks. It can be as simple as telling the computer to draw a square or as complicated as moving around a course and picking up objects to running a subway system.

At the same time coding teaches problem solving, analysis, and synthesis.  To write the required programming the project must be analyzed and broken down into smaller parts.  When each part is solved then the parts are put back together completing the project.

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ONE ACT ADMISSION for Monday, Nov. 23rd

Reminder to all student’s – Please remember to bring $1 for the One Act performance on Monday.

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One Act Performances – Nov 23rd 3:20 pm and 7:00 pm

Hay Springs Schools One Act

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REMIND Parent/Student Notices

The office will be sending a TEST text message on remind 101 tomorrow, November 5th at 11:30 am to make sure everyone’s messages are working properly, if you don’t get one and usually do you will need to sign up again. This is just to make sure everyone is prepared for the winter season.

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Title 1 Needs Improvement Parent Meeting, tomorrow at 4:15 pm

Title 1 Needs Improvement Parent Meeting will be tomorrow, Nov 4th at 4:15 in the Cafeteria. Everyone is invited to attend.


Hay Springs Public Schools will be hosting their annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday November 11, 2015 in the old auditorium at the high school at 10:00 AM. This year there will be two honored veterans presenting. Chris Baer and Courtney Horack; both of whom are current Nebraska State Patrol officers will give a presentation on their experiences serving in the United States military. The Hay Springs High School band and chorus will also perform patriotic music. The public is invited to attend to celebrate and honor our veterans on this ceremonious day. Veterans are invited to lunch following the program. Please RSVP with the office by calling 638-4434

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FREE HALLOWEEN PICTURES – Saturday, October 31st 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Lister Sage


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Red Ribbon Week 2015

bg_logo“A Minion Reasons To Be Drug Free”
Red Ribbon Week October 26-29, 2015

Monday:  “Jam Out Drugs”
(wear your jammies to school)

Tuesday:  “Stomp Out Drugs”
(wear crazy socks/favorite boots or shoes)

Wednesday:  “Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs”
(Twin Day–dress like your friend, teacher, etc.)

Thursday:  “Scare Drugs Away”
(wear your costume to school)
***Must be school appropriate/NO MASK
***Teachers WILL NOT help put costumes on
***School is NOT RESPONSIBLE for costumes

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are tonight from 4:30 – 8:00.  Stop at office and pick up your child/children’s report cards.

Do You Love To Hunt and Fish??

We have the workshop for you!!

The Nebraska Extension Office is putting on a workshop Friday, Nov 6th from 9 am – 2 pm at Hay Springs Public Schools.

Cost is $10.

Please register by November 1st. To register please contact Melissa Mracek at 327-2312.