No School – Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Due to the continuing blizzard conditions we are currently experiencing, school will be cancelled on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013.  Stay tuned for further announcements.

No School – Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Due to the blizzard we are currently experiencing, school is cancelled on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013.  Stay tuned for further announcements.

Underage Drinking

underage drinkingThe toll-free, always-available phone number officers are encouraging the public to call is 1-866-MUST-B-21. Anyone calling can remain anonymous. The number can be used to report underage youth that are attempting to purchase alcohol, are consuming alcohol or are in possession of alcohol. But it doesn’t stop there. The number can also be used to report adults providing alcohol to minors or allowing them to drink on their property, or retailers selling alcohol to kids. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety established the tipline and coordinates its use.

Boating and Watercraft Safety

NE game and parkNebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat.  You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat (including personal watercraft) in Nebraska.  Classes are offered throughout the state in two options: A – Classroom Instruction or B – Home Study. For more information, visit the Nebraska Game & Parks at the link below.

Nebraska Game & Parks – Boater Education

Preschool Visitation

PREK BrochureApril 25, 2013 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Preschool age students are invited to join current preschool students in their classroom for a morning of learning and fun. Preschool visitation is open to all children ages 3 (by Christmas 2013) and 4. Parents are welcome! Registration also begins April 25th and continues through the fall as space is available.

Reserve a Spot for Visitation by April 15

Kris Badje Breast Cancer Awareness – Hawk Shirts

FCA is still selling Kris Badje Breast Cancer Awareness – Hawk Shirts.  Shirt design: front- Hawk logo; back “Badje of Faith, Hope, Support”.  Due to the “surprise” of this event, sales of these uniquely designed shirts were limited.  These shirts have been specifically designed to support Kris, and represent the Hawks at any future event.

Shirts are available through: Shiela Letcher, Derek Ginn or Ramie Varvel. Orders need to be placed by Feb. 16th.  Available sizes ($20 each) include Youth : small, medium and large; Adult: small, medium, large, x-large, 2x-large.

All proceeds go directly to the Badje’s

Important Notice

no school1There will be NO SCHOOL February 18, 2013! Teachers will be attending an inservice in Scottsbluff.

Driver’s Ed Class Scheduled

driver's edDriver’s Education classes will be held at Rushville Middle School, June 17-21st, 8am to noon. You must have a learner’s permit to attend.

*Register online at or call the Nebraska Safety Council at 402-483-2511. You may also download, print, and fill out the registration. Registrations are accepted up to one week prior to the first class date. The instructor for the course is Mark VanHorn (308-432-5325).

School Security

With the recent school shooting in Connecticut every school district across the nation is reviewing their school safety and security plans.  While Hay Springs and Hay Springs Public Schools is a very safe community and school, precautions still need to be taken to address safety.

Our Board of Education recently reviewed our school safety measures.  Beginning immediately, all exterior doors will be locked at all times throughout the school day.  The main office door is the only entrance into the building. Use front entrance only: We ask all visitors and parents use the front entrance only.  Please do not knock or seek entrance into other school doors.  Students and staff have been instructed not to allow entrance into the building except through the front office door. We have moved the office secretary’s desk to allow her direct vision of the front door.



Hunter Safety Course

Hunter’s Safety Course has been scheduled for February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at the new Hay Springs Fire Hall.  To sign up call  1-308-763-2940 ( NE Game and Parks)