Video Production Class PSA Contest

The Hay Springs Video Production Class has made a Public Service Announcement video and entered it into the Nebraska “Click It, Don’t Risk It PSA Video Contest.” We are asking you to get on Twitter and YouTube to vote on our entry. This contest is a great opportunity for Nebraska high school students to create a :30 second public service announcement (PSA) to creatively express their views on seat belts and why they are important.  Four winners will be chosen, one from each class (Class A, B,C,D) – each winner will receive $2,000, and their PSA will run at a local movie theater in or near its community!  So, go to YouTube and “Like” our video, use the #CIDRI2015 and the #HSHSVideo hashtags on Twitter, and be sure to like and share this post on Facebook.

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Nebraska Spirit Canteen Presentation. Feb 11, 2015 1pm

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 Hay Springs Schools will be hosting a Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen presentation at 1 pm in the Old Auditorium.

Author, Professional Speaker and Free Little Library Steward will be talking about World War II, American Soldiers from across the country rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to Europe and Pacific. Learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than six million soldiers from 1942 to 1946.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Girls on the Run registration is now open online

Registration is now open online. The season will begin March 9th and the end of the season 5K will be May 16th in Chadron. We will meet from 4:00-5:15 every Tuesday and Thursday.
“Girls on the Run is a fun and non-competitive after-school program that promotes healthy lifestyles and self-esteem in third through sixth grade girls. An innovative curriculum combines physically active games with lessons on healthy habits, teamwork, self-respect and goal setting while girls train to complete a 5K run/walk”
If you are interested in volunteering to help with this great program please contact Kyli Heiting at or 638-4434. We could use volunteer help for our practice 5K, cheering the girls on, and as running buddies for the end of the season 5K.

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Christmas Caroling, December 23rd

On Tuesday, December 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the 6th -12th Graders have an option to go caroling. If you are ineligible, you will be staying at school with Mrs. Houser to work on homework. We have organized to take a team of horses and a wagon to go around the north side of town. We will go the nursing home, then start on North Gibson St. zig-zagging our way up and down the streets of Hay Springs. We will be stopping at the nursing home, Security First Bank, & Sunset Heights. There are 15 to 20 Christmas songs that most people know. Hope you can partake in this wonderful event to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Senior Class Students & Parents

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Gordon-Rushville High School will be hosting an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  Financial aid and the FAFSA will be discussed at this meeting.  Every student who attends or has a parent attend will be entered for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

For an overview video of the FAFSA process click on the following link:

For other financial aid resources visit: or

EducationQuest can also be reached at 800-303-3745

Jason Cline to be New Superintendent

Mr. Jason Cline, from Wellington, Kansas, has been hired as the new Superintendent for the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Cline, his wife, and two children (Grades 2 and 4) will be moving to Hay Springs this summer.

Mr. Cline’s contract is posted for the community to view. The School Board will take action on Mr. Cline’s contract at the school board meeting scheduled for Monday, December 15, 2014, beginning at 7:00 pm in the school’s cafeteria. Interested individuals are welcome to attend if they have concerns or questions.

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3rd Annual Santa’s Bake Shop

3rd Annual Santa’s Bake Shop

Who: Everyone! All ages, 4-H or not!

What: Let’s get together to make and decorate sugar cookies! It will be a Take Some – Share Some. That is, you will take some of the cookies you made home to enjoy, and others will be shared with elders in the Community. We will get a youth delivery team together to get the cookies out to our older generation.

Where: At the Hay Springs School Cafeteria

When: Sunday, December 14th
Sugar cookie “construction” starts at 1:00 PM and we’ll probably be finished by 3:00 PM.

Let us know: If you are planning to attend. Please sign up on the glass entering the elementary or call 327-2312 Nebraska Extension Office by the Wednesday before.

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Hay Springs Youth 3-6th Grade Basketball Practices

Hay Springs Youth
3-6th Grade Basketball

Practice Schedule:

Thursday, November 13th 4:30 PM Old Auditorium
Tuesday, November 18th 4:30 PM Old Auditorium
Tuesday, November 25th 4:30 PM Old Auditorium
Regular practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless notified otherwise
First Game: December 6th – we will pass along info. when we receive

The practices will last about 1 hour. If you have any conflicts with getting your kid(s) to practice let me know and we can make arrangements. I will provide the game schedule as soon as I receive it.


Jim Varvel                  Brianna Tonjes
(308)320-4445          402-922-0359

Scholarship Listings

Scholarship information is available on the website.  It is updated as scholarship information comes in.  Please check back often by clicking on the big green button to the left labelled “Scholarships”.

Football Playoff Shirts orders are in! Please stop and pick them up.

Football Playoff shirt orders are in! Please stop and pick them up.  Thank you!

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