The 1st grade room was a little crowded on March 8th as parents and family members joined their students at school for Math & Muffins. The idea behind Math & Muffins was to involve family members in the learning process. While enjoying juice and muffins family members and kids played math games to reinforce what’s being learned in the classroom. It was a very successful event and the students are already asking when we can do it again!
On Thursday, March 22nd the high school swing choir will be giving performances in preparation for their upcoming contest on Friday, March 23. At 2:30 pm, the Swing Choir will be performing for the elementary students in the cafeteria. At 3:00 pm, they will be performing in the lobby at Security First Bank.
The Scholastic Book Fair starts next Monday, March 19 and runs through Monday, March 26. We will be open Thursday evening during Parent Teacher Conference. You can also order online. There is a larger selection online and the books will be delivered to the school with free shipping. Below is the link for the Online Book Fair:
Online Book Fair
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
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