Hay Springs Public Schools will be hosting Tom O’Day’s Presentation of “Tales of Wyoming’s Outlaw West” as told by Tom O’Day and Bronco Nell on April 24th, in the Auditorium at 2:00 PM (K-5th grade students and staff) and at 3:00 PM (6th -12th grade students and staff). Visit the Wild West with Tom O’Day and Bronco Nell as they tell stories of cattle rustlin’, train robbin’, ridin’ with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and more!
Rescheduled to April 24th!
The sixth grade class went on a virtual field trip to Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, to visit the rhino barn. The rhino barn is 17,500 square feet. We learned that there was a volcano in Idaho that spewed ash clear to the Ashfall Fossil Beds. The Fossil Beds were once a water hole that became filled with over ten feet of ash. Some of the 12-million-year-old animals we saw were rhinos, horses, camels, saber tooth deer, turtles, and birds. The smaller animals died first because they had smaller lungs so their fossils were on the bottom. One unique thing about Ashfall Fossil Beds is that the ten feet of ash preserved the 3D fossils. This summer will be their 27th summer of exploring this site. They estimate that they STILL have 10 to 15 more years of digging.
Here is something pretty cool–a project that this year’s seniors did as first graders! Due to the wonderful archiving abilities of Mrs. Matthews, our school librarian, we can now take this trip back in time. (Click the link below to view the book.)
The Book of First Grade
The 2018 Elders’ Wisdom program will be taking place at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 29th in the Hay Springs High School auditorium. The honorees this year are Lloyd and Mary Ann Hunzeker, so please plan on attending this wonderful event! Coffee and dessert will follow the program in the cafeteria.
Elders’ Wisdom Flyer
Today the 3rd grade class had some special visitors! Double Q Country radio station dropped by to present Emma Strotheide a certificate and additional perks, as well as treats for her students as a result of being selected as “The Teacher of the Month”. If you get the chance, stop by and congratulate her on this award. It is a great honor for her and an honor for the Hay Springs School system. We are very proud of you Emma and glad you are on our staff! It was great listening to her students say such nice things about their teacher.
March 1st was the second Family Movie Night. This time featuring “The Lorax” based on the book by Dr. Seuss. After the movie parents and students gathered in the cafeteria for Lorax activities and treats. They made Lorax wraps for milk cartons then planted marigold seeds. There were pictures to color and words games for all ages.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm in the Auditorium
A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree. Rated: PG
Come help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! There will be activities for kids and parents in the cafeteria following the movie.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Rated: PG
We challenge families to complete a Random Act of Kindness prior to attending the movie. #HSPSRAC
On January 24th, join Nebraska Loves Public Schools online for the third annual I Love Public Schools Day, a day devoted to celebrating our teachers, students, and public school communities.
Last year, more than three million people participated and thousands of stories were heard that demonstrated strong support for public education. Most importantly, our state’s point of view rang loud and true throughout the country: Nebraska loves public schools. Let’s make this year an even bigger success.
On Monday, December 18th, the 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders took the audience for a ride on the Polar Express for their Christmas concert. Afterward, there were cookies and hot chocolate in the cafeteria with a visit from Santa himself!