Last Chance for Discount Pricing

Only one week left (5/24) for discount pricing on Summer Camps! We hope you will take a moment to look at the brochure – maybe you have a child, niece or nephew, or grandchild that would like to attend. Paper brochures were sent to 69347 postal patrons; they are also available at Security 1st Bank – Hay Springs, Sackers, Shear Style, Hip-Hop, and the school. You may also view the brochure at the link below.

Summer Camp 2012

2012 Drivers’ Education Classes

Drivers Education Classes are starting soon! The classes will be held at three different locations. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville will be held together and classes are also offered in Crawford and Chadron.  Classes in Chadron will be held May 21-25 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Chadron High School. Crawford classes will be May 29-June 2 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Crawford High School. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville classes will be held June 14, 15, 18, and 19 from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Rushville Middle School. Tuition for the classes is $280 and this includes all the student materials. All students must possess a learner’s permit in order to enroll in the classes. Advance registration and payment are also required.

Behind-The-Wheel driving is required for these classes. These times will be scheduled prior to the first classroom meeting. There is no guarantee that the student will be able to do their BTW training during the course dates, so scheduling drive time prior to or after the course dates may be necessary.

Curriculum for the Drivers Education Classes is as follows:

•20 hours of classroom instruction

•5 hours hands-on driving

•5 hours of observation (suggested not required)

•1/2 hour Behind-The-Wheel Drive Test for Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP)

•Driving includes: highway/gravel, parallel/perpendicular/angle parking, marked and unmarked streets/intersections, interstate driving, heavy city traffic driving.

*Register online at www.nesafetycouncil.org or call the Nebraska Safety Council at 402-483-2511. You may also download, print, and fill out the registration by clicking here. Registrations are accepted up to one week prior to the first class date. The instructors for the courses are Mark VanHorn (308-432-5325) and Mike Kaus.

Early Development Network

Nebraska is a national leader in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Thousands of children and their families have benefited from the state’s early intervention program, known as the Early Development Network.

How can the Early Development Network help?
The Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. Friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families staff the Network. These people can connect families with other families who have had similar experiences.

The goal of the Early Development Network is to provide coordinated services for Nebraska families as conveniently as possible. The program helps families to understand their child’s disability and provides assistance in dealing with situations that interfere with the child’s development. Families may choose a particular service or all services. Families also may refuse services at any time.

How do I find out if a child is eligible?
The Early Development Network serves children from birth to age three and their families. A child is eligible for Early Development Network services if he or she is not developing typically, or has been diagnosed with a health condition that will affect his or her development.  Identifying such delays or disabilities usually involves both the family and a team of professionals.

If there are concerns that a child is behind in his or her development, people are encouraged to call the Chadron office at 1-308-747-2405 or 1-800-717-1231. Referrals are taken year-round from anyone with concerns, including parents, childcare providers, and others who have obtained the permission of the parents.

Contact for More Information or for Information on Local Efforts:
Autumn Calkins
Western Community Health Resources
821 Morehead Street
Chadron, NE  69337
1-800-717-1231  or 308-747-2405

$5 Sports Physicals Scheduled

$5 Physicals will be held at Chadron High School on May 15, 2012. The school will transport students, but they must be signed up here at the school office no later than May 11th. The bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. sharp on the 15th and will return shortly after 8:30 am. Please note: It is the student/parent’s responsibility to make sure that the office gets a copy of the physical, complete with doctor and parent signatures.

Physical Form

Book Fair Begins

The Scholastic Book Fair starts next Monday, March 19 and runs through Monday, March 26. We will be open Thursday evening during Parent Teacher Conference. You can also order online. There is a larger selection online and the books will be delivered to the school with free shipping. Below is the link for the Online Book Fair:

Online Book Fair

Kickoff Event for Grades 6-12

FCA is hosting a kickoff event on Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m., or after sports practices, in Lister-Sage. We will have food, a surprise speaker, play some games and more food. Plan to attend and bring a friend!

Summer Fun Camps 2012 – Planning Under Way

The planning of Summer Fun Camps 2012 is under way. This year our Summer Fun Camps are planned for June 4th to 28th. We are expanding our schedule by incorporating full day and half day camps. Camp leaders may also choose from 1 day, 2 day, or 4 day camps.

We are looking for individuals and community groups who are interested in leading a camp this summer. If you would like to put your special talents or interests to use, join us in leading a fun summer camp this year. If you are interested or know of someone who may be, please contact Kim Marx or Shannon Langford here at the school or via email at shannon@panesu.org.

We would like all camp proposals as soon as possible. The camp brochures are scheduled to be published and out to the public no later than May 1, 2012.

Summer Fun Camp 2012 Camp Worksheet

School Closing for Girls’ State Basketball

EARLY DISMISSAL – Wednesday, February 29th

  • 12:00 Noon Dismissal
  • Elementary Lunch 11:15 am
  • High School Lunch 11:30 am
  • Dismissal at Noon/Buses will run at this time – All students

NO SCHOOL – Thursday, March 1st

 

TIME CHANGE: Send Off for Girls’ Basketball will be Wednesday (2/29) at 9:00 a.m. in front of the high school.

 

State GBB Shirts for Sale – First come, First serve

Payment must be made at time of purchase

Short & Long Sleeve T’s – $15

Sweat Shirts – $20

Hoodies – $25

 

Hay Springs vs. Lindsey H.F. at 9:00 a.m. @ Lincoln Southeast

State Tournament Bracket

FCA Chapter to Begin

Hay Springs is starting up an FCA chapter. Curious what FCA is all about? Come to an Informational FCA huddle meeting for students grades 6-12 on Monday, February 27th from 12:25-12:55 in the Distance learning lab. Everyone is welcome!

Summer Fun Camps

We again are planning to offer a wide variety of “fun” camps this summer.  We are looking for individuals and community groups who are interested in teaching a camp this summer.  These camps can be full day or half day, one-day, two-day, or four-day camps, or even longer if needed.  We are open to all ideas you may have regarding new camps.  Give us a call to share your ideas and suggestions.