Community Interaction via Facebook

Hay Springs School is diving into a new form of community/school interaction via Facebook. The first opportunity comes from the 5th grade taught by Mrs. Anderson. The class would like the community to weigh-in on their ecosystems and the food chain decomposition project.

Fifth graders have been learning about ecosystems and the food chain to develop the idea that plants, animals, and fungi form a system of interdependent parts, with each part dependent of the other parts for its material nourishment.  In our latest investigation, we made mold terrariums to see if the same food will mold faster or slower in different conditions.  Two groups had to test a way that they could encourage decomposition, and two groups had to test a way that would inhibit decomposition.

Group 1: The Popinators – Will adding soda to the food will cause it to decompose more quickly?
Group 2: The Frighties – Will placing mold terrarium in a warm place cause the food to decompose more quickly?
Group A: Camo Princesses – Will adding vinegar to food will inhibit decomposition?
Group B: The Great & Powerful Mold Stoppers – Will placing terrarium in a freezer inhibit decomposition?

For your chance to weigh-in, follow the link below or log onto the Hay Springs Public Schools facebook page.

Weigh-in Here

Flu Season has Arrived

Wyoming is reporting statewide flu activity and Nebraska is still at local but could be changing quickly according to Panhandle Public Health District. 

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. As long a flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated!
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

 

UPDATED – Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament Bracket, December 21st-22nd

Updated – 2017 Harrison Holiday Tournament

Hay Springs School Board Vacancy

Hay Springs Public School

Notice of School Board Vacancy

The Hay Springs Public School at their December Board of Education meeting on December 11, 2017 took action to declare a vacancy on the Board of Education. The Hay Springs Schools Board of Education has experienced a vacancy on the Board of Education as a result of the death of Board Member Mike Hunzeker. In accordance with state law, the Board will begin the process of appointing an individual to complete the remainder of Mr. Hunzeker’s term on the board which will continue until December 31st 2020.

The Hay Springs Board of Education is encouraging community members to consider this volunteer position in support of public education and the students of Hay Springs Public Schools.  Applications will be available December 12th 2017, at the office of the Superintendent located at 407 N Baker St. PO Box 280, Hay Springs NE.  Qualified applicants must be a registered voter and a resident of the Hay Springs School District.

The Board will interview applicants during the regular January board meeting on January 8th at 6:30 PM.  The board will make the appointment of a candidate to the Board of Education, following the interviews.  The newly appointed board member will take the oath of office at the January Board meeting, and begin his term of service to the school district at that time.

Application Deadline:  January 4th, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

If you have questions about this position of service, please call Mr. Lechtenberg at the school office 3008-638-4434 or on his cell at 402-340-0849. Interested individuals may access an application at the superintendent’s office, on the school website at hshawks.com or submit a letter of application to: Russell Lechtenberg, Superintendent, Hay Springs Public School, 407 N Baker Street, PO Box 280, Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347-0280.

Application for the Board of Education

JH G/BB PANCO Bracket, 12/11

Hay Springs will play game #2 at 10:00 am vs. Crawford

JH G/BB Tourney Bracket 2017 (1)

Hawk Store Open during Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mrs. Mandelko will have the Hawk Store open during Parent-Teacher conferences this Thursday, October 27 from 4-8pm. There is not a lot of inventory right now but there are kids hoodies and sweatshirts as well as mugs and a few hats. Stop in and make a deal!

“Hawk Talk” Sept. 20, 2017

Homecoming 2017 – Activities

Theme:  Welcome to the Jungle

Homecoming 2017 will take place the week of September 11-15.  Like every year there are plenty of fun activities planned for the week.

As for the dress up days.  We encourage everyone to take part! Both the elementary, middle/high school students will be judged.  The dress-up days will be as follows.

Monday: Movie/TV Character Day

Dress-up as your favorite movie/TV character. Be creative, are you a super hero? What about an action hero, or villain?  Be creative and maybe someone will ask you for your autograph!

Monday: Softball at 7:30 pm

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Tuesday!

The Hawks are going on vacation!  Dress up in your favorite Hawaiian shirt and pack some sunscreen!  Tuesday is for the tourists.

Tuesday – Blind Volleyball at 7:30 pm

Wednesday: Holiday Day

This is something new!  What is your favorite holiday?  Well we want you to dress like it! Some might be Santa!  Some might be the Easter Bunny!  Maybe you are an obscure holiday!  Be creative and get into the holiday spirit!

Thursday: Hat & Jersey Day:

Show your school spirit by wearing your Hawk Jersey and maybe a hat.  Any jersey might do!  Show off your pride on this day!

Homecoming coronation will take place on Thursday at 3:00.  The pep rally will follow downtown at 3:30.

Thursday Bonfire at 7:30 pm

 

Crown Bearers: Deyton Young, Addison Heiting

New Job Opportunities for Fall 2017

HSPS is accepting applications. You can find the most current job listings at: http://business.hshawks.com/news-events/job-opportunities/

LIVE!! Online Help – John Baylor Test Preparation for State Mandated ACT Test, April 19, 2017

 

For Students Taking the State Mandated ACT Test

April 19, 2017

LIVE! Online Help

We will be offering LIVE! Online Help prior to the April 19 ACT. The Session will be held on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 from 7:00-9:30pm (Central Time).  Have students go to JohnBaylorPrep.com and click on the LIVE! link on the homepage, taking them right into our LIVE! Online Help Session with JBP teachers.  They can access this from home; no password is required. Encourage them to bring lots of questions and join us on one or both nights.

Are your Students Taking the Writing Section of the ACT?

John does not cover writing in the course videos.  If your students are taking the writing section of the ACT please have them watch our 15-minute Additional Writing Prep video in which John explains the assignment, walks through a sample prompt, provides tips to help students write top-notch essays, and assigns an essay for practice.  Don’t let students go into this section unprepared.