The elementary students, in grades Kindergarten through 5th, will be going on a field trip to Wind Cave National Park and Mount Rushmore National Monument on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The bus will leave at 8:00 am and will arrive back to the school at 6:00 pm. The trip is free of charge to the students, but each child needs to dress appropriately and bring a sack lunch for the day.
The average temperature in the Wind Cave is about 60 degrees Farenheit, so students need to bring a jacket or sweatshirt and wear comfortable walking shoes. There are no FLIP-FLOPS allowed in the Wind Cave.
We are looking forward to having a fabulous day of fun and education!
We have set May 24th as elementary track day for grades PK—5th. If the weather is nice, events will be held on the football field; if it is not, events will be held in Lister-Sage. Exact events will be determined by location. Events will begin following lunch at approximately noon. Students will eat at 11:30 am in the cafeteria and parents are welcome to join them.
Please RSVP for lunch by calling the school at 638-4434 before May 10th.
The elementary awards are scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm following the track “day” events.
CSC Scholastic Contest began in 1961. It is believed to be the largest and oldest academic contest in the region. A total of 1,427 students from 50 high schools took at least one of the day’s 44 tests given.
Hay Springs took 15 students to participate in Scholastic Day on April 13th. Six of those students placed in the top 20% – with students placing above 50% in 90% of the tests taken. Zoe Schneider took 2nd place as a medal winner in Simulated News Reporting. Hay Springs competed in Division V and as a whole placed 3rd out of 17 schools coming in behind Hyannis and Rapid City Christian.
This year’s Academic Fair is scheduled for May 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Lister-Sage. Students, grades PK-12, will have projects on display. The schedule for special presentations will be posted. Look for possible Reader’s Theatre, Rockets, Balloon and CO2 cars. Come and see what we’ve been up to.
Girls’ Basketball will be hosting a meal from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Balcony of Lister—$5 a plate.
Hay Springs School was featured in an article published by The Chadron Record, Building on Progress 2012, March 14, 2012 edition. The article discusses the four day school week, improved attendance, and cost savings.
Copy of Article
I am sure that everyone has heard we will be having summer school again this summer. I’m also sure that many of you have questions. Summer school will run from June 4 through June 28. It will start at 8:30 and run until 1:30 pm. We are planning to have a summer lunch program. Details will be made available at a later date. Teachers will be here to help students. At the elementary and middle school levels, students have been assigned summer school based on assessment scores and teacher recommendation. The primary focus will be on reading skills, but some work will also be done in math to help maintain math skills. If a student at the middle school fails a core class they will also need to attend summer school in order to move to the next grade level. At the high school, students who failed a core class will attend summer school to attempt credit recovery. For this summer we will be offering select classes in math, science, English, and social science.
If your elementary or middle school child has been assigned summer school you will be receiving a letter before school is out. If your high school student failed a first semester class you should also receive a letter before school is out. If your child fails a second semester class you will receive a letter shortly after final grades have been posted.
We will be offering a one week summer session for high-ability learners in grades 1-8 in June also. This session will be by invitation only based on student assessment scores. Your child should receive an invitation prior to the end of school if they qualify. Qualifying high school students will also receive an invitation to attend an orientation session and then help with the younger students.
In addition to these we are also again offering a variety of fun summer camps for kids this summer. Flyers will be out soon.
Listen to KCSR 610AM April 20th at 4:40 p.m. Coach Heesacker and the seniors in the play cast will be on!
Hay Springs High School
Class of 2012
Green and White
White Gerber Daisy with Green Center
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Graduation will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 in the Lister-Sage Community Building. The doors will be open to the public at 2:00 p.m. Each family will have reserved seats on the floor. If you do not have a reserved seat, please sit in the stands.
District Music Contest will be held in Alliance, Wednesday, April 18th. If you would like to come and enjoy a day of music or just stop in and listen to a select group, we would love to see you there! The schedule is as follows:
- 8:00 am Clarinet Trio
- 8:06 am Flute Duet
- 8:24 am Brittany solo
- 9:06 am Jen solo
- 9:12 am Katie solo
- 9:24 am Mixed chorus ensemble
- 9:30 am Jordan solo
- 9:36 am Mixed Brass quartet
- 9:42 am Low Brass trio
- 9:48 am Mixed instrument ensemble
- 10:20 am Swing Choir
- 3:17 pm Band performs
Note to Parents: Your music student has been provided information regarding leave times, lunch, dress, and performances. (Click “information” to view.)
The academic/activity awards program for Grades 6-12 is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the High School Auditorium. The order of events is below:
5:30 pm: Pot Luck Meal in Cafeteria*
7:00 pm: Awards Program in Auditorium
*Security First Bank will provide the meat. All families participating in the meal need to bring two covered dishes with serving pieces (side, salad, or dessert). Families can drop food off in the cafeteria anytime after 5:00 pm. Students need to be accompanied by their parents. Remember to take your dishes home after the Awards Program.
Families are welcome to go directly to the auditorium at 7:00 pm for the Awards Program, if you do not wish to attend the pot luck dinner.
The elementary awards program is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th, following the Field Day events. It will be held in the school cafeteria. After the awards program, students will return to class for final dismissal.