March Madness

March Madness has come to Hay Springs! NO – Not basketball. It is March Madness in the library. What is the favorite book read this year in the High School and Middle School? What is the favorite book read this year in the Elementary? Go to this link for more details.

March Madness

100th Day of School

The elementary students and teachers celebrated the 100th day of school on February 21st.  We started the day with a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast prepared and served by the elementary teachers and staff.  In the library, students’ creative collections of 100 items were on display for everyone to enjoy!  We ended the day with a Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Buffet and announced the winners of the 100th Day Collections. Everyone had a great time celebrating our 100th day of school.

100th Day Collection Awards

K/1 Division

1st – Toby Scherbarth

2nd – Abby Russell

3rd – Braydon Binger

2nd/3rd grade Division

1st – Hannah Wohl

2nd – Bailey Scherbarth

3rd – Taylyn Hopkins

4th/5th grade Division

1st – Rebekah Holtmeier

2nd – Jacob Roberts

3rd – Johnny Morrison

 

Kickoff Event for Grades 6-12

FCA is hosting a kickoff event on Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m., or after sports practices, in Lister-Sage. We will have food, a surprise speaker, play some games and more food. Plan to attend and bring a friend!

Read Across America

We started the afternoon celebration with the ebook The Lorax.  Many students knew that The Lorax movie opened in theaters last Friday.  The National Honor Society took over as the classes went to separate rooms.

The fourth and fifth grade talked about the Lorax then drew their own versions of the Once-ler.  As everyone knows, you only see his hands in the book.

The second and third graders listened to My Many Colored Days then colored their personal version of their “colored day.”  While they worked, Mrs. Binger read Fox in Socks to the group.  This book will tie anyone’s tongue in a knot.

Kindergarten and first grade did a Lorax color by number picture, but had to do some math to figure out what colors to use.  They finished by listening to The Cat in the Hat.

The celebration finished with Laurin and Jordan doing a duet reading of Green Eggs and Ham.

Summer Fun Camps 2012 – Planning Under Way

The planning of Summer Fun Camps 2012 is under way. This year our Summer Fun Camps are planned for June 4th to 28th. We are expanding our schedule by incorporating full day and half day camps. Camp leaders may also choose from 1 day, 2 day, or 4 day camps.

We are looking for individuals and community groups who are interested in leading a camp this summer. If you would like to put your special talents or interests to use, join us in leading a fun summer camp this year. If you are interested or know of someone who may be, please contact Kim Marx or Shannon Langford here at the school or via email at shannon@panesu.org.

We would like all camp proposals as soon as possible. The camp brochures are scheduled to be published and out to the public no later than May 1, 2012.

Summer Fun Camp 2012 Camp Worksheet

Elementary Production of “Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye”

The fourth grade reading class recruited some third graders to help them put on a play.  The play they chose was “Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye”  by Jason Sanford from Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #2.

The miller approaches Rumpelstiltskin about his kidnapped daughter.  Seems he bragged about his daughter’s ability to spin straw into gold and the next day the king kidnapped his daughter.  Rumpelstiltskin doesn’t get along with the captain of the guard (who can never remember his name) so he has to sneak into the castle through the sewer.  When he finds the miller’s daughter, he discovers he has been tricked.  The straw is coming into the castle and gold is going out, but it is from the treasury, not the daughter’s talent.  Rumpelstiltskin must run for his life and figure out how to clear his name and save the king’s treasury from the greedy con artists.

On the day, the king is to marry the miller’s daughter Rumpelstiltskin appears at the castle. He leads everyone through the castle until he finds hidden straw (thanks to the captain’s hay fever), reveals the con artists’ plan, and tells the king where his money is hidden.

Play cast:

Jaiden Anderson – Narrator

Jake Roberts – Rumpelstiltskin

Kade Moore – Miller

Hannah Wohl – Happy

Jace Langford – Captain of the Guard

Miller’s Daughter – Joce Varvel

The King – Hunter Letcher

Play Directed by Mrs. Matthews

School Closing for Girls’ State Basketball

EARLY DISMISSAL – Wednesday, February 29th

  • 12:00 Noon Dismissal
  • Elementary Lunch 11:15 am
  • High School Lunch 11:30 am
  • Dismissal at Noon/Buses will run at this time – All students

NO SCHOOL – Thursday, March 1st

 

TIME CHANGE: Send Off for Girls’ Basketball will be Wednesday (2/29) at 9:00 a.m. in front of the high school.

 

State GBB Shirts for Sale – First come, First serve

Payment must be made at time of purchase

Short & Long Sleeve T’s – $15

Sweat Shirts – $20

Hoodies – $25

 

Hay Springs vs. Lindsey H.F. at 9:00 a.m. @ Lincoln Southeast

State Tournament Bracket

FCA Chapter to Begin

Hay Springs is starting up an FCA chapter. Curious what FCA is all about? Come to an Informational FCA huddle meeting for students grades 6-12 on Monday, February 27th from 12:25-12:55 in the Distance learning lab. Everyone is welcome!

Lady Hawks Returning to Sutherland

The Lady Hawks are returning to Sutherland tonight (Feb. 16) to face-off against the Hyannis Longhorns. KSDZ (95.5 FM) will be broadcasting the game LIVE. The game is set to begin at 6:30 pm (MT) / 7:30 pm (CT).

Three Hawk Wrestlers are State Bound

Hay Springs High School sent 50% of their wrestlers to state this year. Three of the six boys qualified at districts for the state competition. The three boys that are competing are Stevin Horrocks, Joe Johnson, and Levi Ray. The other members of the team are Chris Ray, Jordan Houser, and Kolten Marx. This is the first year in several that Hay Springs has had wrestlers qualify for the state competition.  At the district competition Stevin and Joe both placed third in their weight classes and Levi placed fourth in his weight class. Jordan lost in the heart-break round and neither Chris nor Kolten made it to the heart-break round.

The boys will be competing in Omaha this week at the Quest Center. The first round takes place on February 16 at 4:30 pm (CT). If you would like to keep track of how the boys do, go to http://www.nsaahome.org/wr.php Stevin is in weight class 220, Levi is weight class 126 and Joe is weight class 132. For a schedule of events go to http://www.nsaahome.org/textfile/wrest/wrsched.pdf .

KCSR and Chadrad.com will also be providing coverage of these and other local wrestling matches at 3:30 pm (MT) today.