We have MORE surplus yearbooks from past years for sale for $5.00 each. Please contact the school office at (308) 638-4434 if you are interested. The following years and quantities are available:
1 – 2001 – SOLD OUT
- 9 – 2005
- 9 – 2006
- 6 – 2007
- 9 – 2008
- 2 – 2009
- 7 – 2010
Mr. Janes here, with an update. The HSTV Newscast will be on hiatus for a few weeks as the Video Production students focus on learning how to edit and master video. In fact, they begin today so the 9/16 Newscast should be ready by week’s end – watch for it here. Once Albert, John, Dustin, Sage, Dylan and Marc are ready, the next HSTV Newscast credits will reflect a 100% student-developed production.
But fear not, the Hay Springs Schools news will continue to be cried throughout the town. The journalism students are expanding their coverage to include all games, Junior High through Varsity, for a more robust review of the week in sports. We ask all staff, parents and community members to submit story ideas to me, Mr. Janes, at email@example.com so we can be as inclusive as possible. With that said, we will keep publishing the news on a weekly basis (as we have since August, for those of you who visit our website).
That reminds me, did you hear about the upcoming changes to the school Yearbook? You will soon. (How cruel, Mr. Janes!)
Greetings from the news desk; this is Mr. Janes. I’m a second-year teacher at Hay Springs High School but this is my first year teaching journalism here. I previously taught journalism in South Dakota, Wyoming and Kansas. Before becoming a teacher, I wrote for the Joliet Herald Newspaper in Joliet, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago and my home town. My degree is in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Needless to say, I love teaching journalism.
I have spent the first three weeks of school teaching the new journalism students about the basics of journalism. The “Ws and H” questions to ask are: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? These are critical when reporting so as to get all the facts and get them straight. Then there is the “Inverted Pyramid” of writing – it is the ordering of the important details in the article. Writing headlines and story “hooks” draw in a reader but if the story isn’t well written itself, the reader can easily be lost. So we have worked hard and hope the results will be in our words.
Speaking of which, the Journalism class students are the writers for the articles reported by the Video Production students in the weekly HSTV Newscast. Have you seen the inaugural video? Check it out right here on HSHawks.com or bookmark and return to our HSTV Channel at www.vimeo.com/hstv1 for all the newscasts this year.
In addition to regular “newsy” stuff, the Journalism class is currently deciding how to proceed with the new yearbook. With a school photographer on the horizon, we are sure to up our game visually, not to mention capitalize on our excellent writing skills to publish a great yearbook. There are some soon-to-come updates regarding the yearbook, but our goals always will be creating a high-quality product while learning skills valuable for a lifetime in the progress.
We are not done yet, but we don’t yet want to play our entire hand so… stay tuned for exciting changes!