2018 PANCO Music Contest Champions

On Monday, March 26th, Hay Springs music students brought home the title of PANCO Music Champions!

The following solos & small groups were awarded with excellent (II) ratings​:​
Payton Schoenhals and Kaelob Marx — Mixed Duet
Jessi Badje — Vocal Solo
Bailey Scherbarth, Jaiden Anderson, and Erin Kadlecek — Woodwind Trio
Hannah Wohl — Trumpet Solo
Ciara McCance — Alto Saxophone Solo

The following solos & small groups were awarded with a superior (I) rating:​
Payton Schoenhals and Jessi Badje — Girls Duet
Payton Schoenhals, Jessi Badje, and Kaelob Marx — Mixed Trio
Payton Schoenhals — Vocal Solo
Sam Kearns, Ciara McCance, and Thomas Scherbarth — Senior Trio
Ciara McCance, RyLee Wolken, and Spencer Kadlecek — Saxophone Trio
Joce Varvel, Hannah Wohl, Jace Langford, and Tallon Regier — Brass Quartet
Trace Bilby — Clarinet Solo and Flute Solo
Thomas Scherbarth — Tuba Solo
Ashley Burrows — Bass Guitar Solo
Joce Varvel — Baritone Solo
Sam Kearns — Trumpet Solo
Jessi Badje — Flute Solo
​J​oce Varvel — Piano Solo
Gabe Varvel — Piano Solo
Ashley Tobiasson — Flute Solo
Sam Hindman — Alto Saxophone Solo
Logan DeCoste — Baritone Saxophone Solo
Gabe Varvel — Baritone Solo

Large ensembles:
Concert Band — II(excellent)
Jazz Band — I(superior)
Concert Choir — I(superior)
Jazz Choir — I(superior)

The following is a list of “Outstanding performance” winners:
-Payton Schoenhals — Outstanding Vocal Solo
-Trace Bilby — Outstanding Woodwind Solo
-Thomas Scherbarth — Outstanding Brass Solo
-Joce Varvel — Outstanding Piano Solo
-Chaz Twarling-Schiaffo and Clark Orr — Outstanding Percussion Duet
-Outstanding Jazz Choir — Payton Schoenhals, Jessi Badje, Joce Varvel, Bailey Scherbarth, Rylee Wolken, Hannah Wohl, Jaiden Anderson, Ashley Tobiasson, Kaelob Marx, Gabe Varvel, Logan DeCoste, and Sam Hindman
-Outstanding Jazz Band — Sam Kearns, Trace Bilby, Joce Varvel, Thomas Scherbarth, Jessi Badje, Erin Kadlecek, Bailey Scherbarth, Jaiden Anderson, Spencer Kadlecek, Ciara McCance, RyLee Wolken, Hannah Wohl, Tallon Regier, Jace Langford, Chaz Twarling-Schiaffo, and Clark Orr

We are so proud of all these students! If you see them, please congratulate them! Plan to attend our final concert on Tuesday, April 17th to see all the hard work these students have put into their music. WAY TO GO HAWK MUSICIANS!

2018 Elders’ Wisdom Program

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

PreK Show and Tell

The preschool class got to enjoy another great learning experience at show and tell. One of the students brought his father in to show his hay grinder! The children were fascinated by the huge machine and learned all about how hay is ground to be fed to cattle. Mostly though they want to know when they will be getting one of these for the playground?

Double Q Country Teacher of the Month

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.

Preschool Leprechaun Traps

Both morning and afternoon preschool students made leprechaun traps today! They worked together to come up with ideas for traps and how they would work. They used materials brought in by the students and their parents as well as classroom art materials. They had so many creative and interesting ideas to trap those sneaky, tricky leprechauns. They also drew pictures of the 3 wishes they would make if we did catch a leprechaun in our classroom.

2nd Grade Readers Too!

The 2nd grade class came and read to the afternoon preschool on Tuesday afternoon.

4th Grade Readers

The 4th graders read every day with our Kindergarten friends.  Have you read to your child today?  Make it a point to do so!


Book Fair

The Book Fair is Here and Open.  Stop by after school and all evening on Thursday, March 15th.  The fair will be open until Tuesday, March 20th.  If you are looking for more diversity check out the online store.  More books for all ages.  Books ordered online are sent free of charge to the school. Click here to check it out.

Local Scholarships Available

Please click the link below to review and get directions for applying for some of the many local scholarships available to college bound students!

Hay Springs and Security First Scholarships

Family Movie Night

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.