On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Hay Springs Jr. Robotics Team made their official debut in Sidney, NE. The team, launched in October 2017, has been following the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Curriculum. This program, in conjunction with 4-H, introduces kids ages 6-10 to STEM concepts. This year’s theme was AQUA ADVENTURE. The teams learned Core Values of the program, conducted research, utilized Engineering Notebooks, voted on team names, selected real-world water problems to tackle, engineered and built LEGO models to solve their problems, programmed moving parts to include in their models, and managed to have fun in the process! The teams compiled their hard work and ideas on “Show Me” Posters which were presented along with their LEGO builds at the showcase in Sidney.
Hay Springs had three of the seven teams participating in the Junior Division. It was remarkable to see our school represented in such an impressive manner. This was the first expo experience for all involved. The kids did an amazing job presenting and answering the judge’s questions. The parents and family members that made the trip completed this awesome positive experience. The dedication and support of so many individuals made this “experiment” possible!
The “RoboKids” team consisted of Riggen Binger, Jacob Dorshorst, Cora Summers and Catherine Two Bulls. The “RoboHawks” team consisted of Luke Edwards, Brayden Heiting, Cade McKillip and Easton Mintken. The “Smartie Hawks” team consisted of Emma Albrecht, Mason Albrecht, Megan Anderson, Will Gaswick and Devyn Young. The teams were coached by Melissa Mracek and Erika Gaswick. Many thanks to Miriam Kearns and the “big” robotics team for visiting with us and showing us what our future may hold. Thanks also to Aaron Taylor for speaking to our group about our water and it’s journey.
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Please turn Summer Camp Registration in ASAP!
Summer Camps 2016 Brochure
The summer lunch program will continue through the 31st of July 2014. Kids PK-18 eat free. Adult meals are $3.30 each. Lunch is served 11:30 to 12:30—we hope to see you there. Lunch will not be served on July 3rd in observance of the July 4th holiday.
The 2014 Elders’ Wisdom Program video is now available! It’s just over 50 minutes long and in addition to the evening’s programming, it includes the original documentaries and “Nebraska” video. Click below to start playing!
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The elementary awards program including Kindergarten graduation will be Thursday, May 23rd, following the Field Day events. The awards program will be held in the cafeteria. After the program, students will return to class for final dismissal.
The academic/activity awards program for Grades 6-12 is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the High School Auditorium. The order of events is below:
5:30 pm: Pot Luck Meal in Cafeteria*
7:00 pm: Awards Program in Auditorium
*Security First Bank will provide the meat. All families participating in the meal need to bring two covered dishes with serving pieces (side, salad, or dessert). Families can drop food off in the cafeteria anytime after 5:00 pm. Students need to be accompanied by their parents. Remember to take your dishes home after the Awards Program.
Families are welcome to go directly to the auditorium at 7:00 pm for the Awards Program, if you do not wish to attend the pot luck dinner.