Tales of Wyoming’s Outlaw West, April 24th

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!

Excellence In Teaching Award

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.  Use the form below to nominate a teacher.

Nomination Form

6th Grade Takes Virtual Trip

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.

Join Us for Family Math Night!

We hope you join us for Family Math Night, Tuesday, April 10th in Lister Sage from 6:00-7:30! There will be interactive math games for students in preschool through 5th grade. We will also have raffle prizes, so don’t miss out!

Senior Trip – Down Memory Lane

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

WNCC Open House

Yesterday, April 4th, 2018, eight HSHS students attended the WNCC open house for applied technical trades. Students were able to tour 7 technical trades offerings. They were: Advanced manufacturing, Aplied Ag Technology, Auto Body, Auto Tech, Aviation Maintenance, Power Line Construction and Maintenance, and Welding.

Many tours offered simulators and demonstrations from their modern and complete facilities. About 150 students from surrounding areas came to learn about career possibilities and programs that would give them the background for jobs with great potential and the need for skilled technical workers.

“Best high school field trip!” quoted senior Ciara McCance.

2018 Scholarship Interview Schedule

The 2018 Scholarship interviews will be taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd at Security First Bank at the following times:

7:30 – MATTIE JOHNSON
7:45 – HAILEY SUMMERS
8:00 – THOMAS SCHERBARTH
8:15 – PAYTON SCHOENHALS
8:30 – EMMA ROBERTS
8:45 – SAMANTHA KEARNS
9:00 – CIARA MCCANCE
9:15 – KAELOB MARX

2018 Quiz Bowl

The Eighth grade quiz bowl team and the gold medals they were awarded for their performance at the Chadron Middle School Quiz Bowl competition.

The Panco meet in Crawford was cancelled due to weather. However, the Middle School participated in the Chadron Middle School Meet on Wednesday, March 21st. We took two teams of seven students, one eighth grade team and one seventh grade team. The eighth graders finished 2nd last year in the seventh grade division and we were looking for a win this year.

The Chadron meet has grown to include 12 schools: Alliance, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Gering, Gordon/Rushville, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Lusk, Mitchell, Scottsbluff, and Sidney. The competition is tough as many of the larger school compete in several meets over the year. The two teams with the highest total points for three rounds go to the Finals to determine the winner.

Both Hay Springs teams performed well answering questions on a variety of topics including: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. When we finished the day, both teams had placed third. However, the next day we were notified that due to an error, the eighth grade team should have been in the finals and would be awarded gold medals. Congratulations to the Eighth Grade!

Members of the 2018 Middle School Quiz Bowl team are:
Eighth Graders – Ashley Tobiasson, Gabe Varvel, Julie Johnson, Jazzy Smith, Laney Smith, Logan DeCoste, and Sam Hindman.
Seventh Graders – Aydon McDonald, Breely Smith, Colter Meeks, Hally Johnson, Mia Skinner, Samantha Morrison, and Toby Scherbarth

April Preschool Newsletter

Only two months of school left!  Can you believe it?  This time will fly by and school will be out before we know it! (Click link below to read more.)

April Newsletter

Important Upcoming Events

-Family Math Night will be held in the Lister-Sage Community Center on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM.

-Give Back to the Community Day is scheduled for April 11th, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM with an inclement weather date of April 18th. We are seeking businesses, groups, organizations, and even the elderly who are in need of help. Teacher supervised groups of students are willing to wash windows, stock shelves, clean shops, rake lawns, and paint. If you would like to be added to our list or have any questions, please call the school office 638-4434. Thank you for all of your support!

-Kindergarten Round-up will be on May 3rd. Incoming Kindergarten students will join Mrs. Mintken from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. A parent open house will follow. Kindergarten students need to be 5 before July 31, 2018. Kindergarten Entry Forms: Copy of Certified Birth Certificate, Copy of Social Security card, current eye exam, current Kindergarten physical and updated immunizations.

-Preschool open house will be held on May 3rd from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Preschool students need to be 3 before July 31, 2018. Preschool Entry Forms: Current immunizations, Copy of Certified Birth Certificate.