Practices for tonight have been cancelled! JH girls basketball game for today has been postponed AGAIN! We will let you know when it will be rescheduled. Buses will run at 4:00 pm sharp. Roads are slippery and will get worse as the sun goes down. Drive safe!

School Wide Food Drive – November 28 through December 13. Start Saving Now!!

School Wide Food Drive

This year, let’s work together to have a successful food drive.

Want some free time in class?

If Kindergarten through 12th grade collects 1500 items for the food drive, every class will get 30 minutes of free time in one of their classes.

If Kindergarten through 12th grade collects 2000 items for the food drive, every class will get 1 hour of free time.

Collect 2500, you get another half hour. Collect 3000, another half hour.  Classes can receive up to two hours of free time!


No expired items will be accepted, (check those expiration dates!)

A case of Ramen Noodles counts as one item

Diapers count as two items!

Items need to be deposited in the boxes in the cafeteria

The food pantry is asking for non-perishable food items, personal Hygiene (i.e. soap, shampoo, toothpaste/brushes, etc.), condiments (i.e. mustard, mayo, etc.), diapers, sugar, cooking oil, dry milk, and paper goods (i.e. Paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, etc.)  Thank you!

November 28 through December 13

One Act Community Performance for tonight has been postponed to November 28th at 7:00 pm, due to the weather!!

One Act Community Performance for tonight has been postponed to November 28th at 7:00 pm, due to the weather!! One Act All School Performance is still scheduled to take place TODAY at 3:10 if you would like to make that show! Stay safe and Warm!

Hawk Football Hoodies for Sale until Monday (9/19) at Noon

The Hawk Football team hoodies are such a hit that they have opened up sales to everyone. You can contact Drew Letcher (one of the team captains) or the school office to place your order. All orders and money are due Monday, September 19th by noon. Hoodies are black with gray lining and a white and green graphic as pictured below.


Youth S,M,L,XL   $27 ea

Adult S,M,L,XL    $36 ea

XXL & XXXL         $40 ea


Drive 4 UR School!

 Hawks Fans!


We are pleased to invite you to join our community in raising money for Hay Springs Public Schools at an event that is sure to cause some excitement – Drive 4 UR School!


For every person who takes a test-drive during our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Hay Springs Public Schools. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised!


At this event, all funds will go to Hay Springs Public Schools. By taking a simple test-drive, you can support your School in a meaningful way!


Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends and neighbors to join in supporting Hay Springs Public Schools and your local community!


WHEN: August 27th

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:  The Cutting Edge in Hay Springs

101 N Main St, Hay Springs


We look forward to seeing you there!




For more information about Drive 4 UR School visit

4 – H Entrepreneurship Camp next Monday 6/26 and Tuesday 6/28

As of right now we have only 1 student registered for the Entrepreneurship camp hosted by 4-H on Monday 6/27 and Tuesday 6/28. This camp will run both morning and afternoon those days. The cost of this camp is $10 for grades 5-12.

Campers will create a business plan, learn how their strengths play into their business, and work with a banker to apply for a loan.

If we do not have at least 5 campers on Thursday the camp will be canceled.

DHHS Joins UNMC in Statewide Survey of Behavioral Health

The Division of Behavioral Health is launching a broad needs assessment to solicit input from providers, families and other stakeholders regarding the current behavioral health system. Below is the press release, including the link to the survey.


DHHS Joins UNMC in Statewide Survey of Behavioral Health

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health for a survey designed to help provide Nebraskans with the most effective and timely service.

The survey seeks input from individuals who are currently or have received behavioral health services in Nebraska and their families, behavioral health providers and other professionals who have working knowledge of the behavioral health system in Nebraska and the general population across the state.

June 1, 2016

Julie Naughton, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-1695 or (cell)
LINCOLN – An online survey about Nebraska’s behavioral health services is available through June 15 for patients, their families, professionals and the public to help provide the most effective and timely service, according to Courtney Phillips, chief executive officer of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The survey closes June 15 at midnight Central Daylight Time and is available at Behavioral Health Needs Assessment. (If the link above does not work, copy the link below into your web browser: It is the result of a collaboration of DHHS’ Division of Behavioral Health and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health.

“The input of concerned Nebraskans is essential to help shape the state’s behavioral health system,” Phillips said. “The results of this survey will be combined with other information gathered as part of a statewide behavioral health needs assessment, and used to plan and improve services provided to Nebraskans diagnosed with serious mental illness or substance use disorder.”

“In any of these roles you may fill, your voice is an important part of this effort to effectively assess behavioral health needs across the state,” added Sheri Dawson, director of the Division on Behavioral Health. “Please consider sharing your thoughts by completing our brief survey.”

The survey inquires about such topics as timely fulfillment of services, availability of specialized treatment such as that for substance use, and any populations (including older adults, the deaf, Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans) being underserved by the current system.

Responses to the needs assessment survey will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used to help assess and improve behavioral health services in Nebraska, noted Dawson. 



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Sign up Now!! – Summer Camp 2016 Brochure and Registration

Please turn in registration asap!

Summer Camps 2016 Brochure


A cash award of $500 will be presented to one classroom teacher employed by Hay Springs Public Schools in grades Pre-K through twelve at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by Security First Bank along with the American Legion.  This award seeks to encourage and recognize the professional and leadership excellence of Hay Springs educators essential for quality education, increase awareness of the positive aspects of education in Nebraska, and promote pride in the school and community.

The nominee must be a certified employee for Hay Springs Public Schools.  The teacher should be exceptionally skilled, dedicated and have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.  The teacher should have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, and should play an active and useful role in the community as well in the school.

Nominations can be made by anyone residing in the Hay Springs School District by filling out the application and mailing it to Adriene Kelly, PO Box 280, Hay Springs, NE 69347 or dropping the application off at the school office.

Nominations must be received by TOMORROW Thursday, May 5, 2016.   Please follow the link to fill out and return to the office.  Thank you



Attention Students and Public, NSAA live video coverage of state wrestling will be showing in the Old Auditorium beginning at noon.

The Old Auditorium will be open to the public and students tomorrow at noon to show live coverage of the NSAA Wrestling Tournament. Come support Jake and all the area wrestlers! Don’t miss out on the Action!!