HSH Graduates Nine Seniors

The Class of 2012’s final year came to end Sunday (May 20) with commencement exercises. Congratulations to: Seth Badje, Kelsey Kudrna, Dustin Lee, Tauna Letcher, Kerisa Marx, Dylan Mathson, Kyle Parker, Marcus Sandberg, and Jerilyn Scherbarth! This class earned over $102,000 in scholarships, which included Board of Regents, Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, CSC RHOP, and Leadership Scholarships to name a few.

Graduation Program

2012 Senior Slideshow

ACT Prep

ACT prep will be offered in June.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Marx right away so we can plan for days and times.

Below is a list of 2012-2013 testing dates. Many other helpful tidbits can be found at http://actstudent.org/.


September 8, 2012


August 17, 2012


August 18 – 24, 2012

October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 September 22 – October 5, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3 – 16, 2012
February 9, 2013* January 11, 2013 January 12 – 18, 2013
April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9 – 22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 4 – 17, 2013

Driver Education Deadline Nearing

The Teen Driver Education for our area is scheduled for June 14th, 15th, & June 18th & June 19th.  Arrangements have been made to conduct the classroom portion at the Rushville Middle School.  Below is the link to the brochure with information and a registration form for any student still needing one.  Parents are welcome to call Instructor Mark VanHorn direct at 308-432-5325. The registration deadline is nearing. Registrations must be received by June 5th.


Last Chance for Discount Pricing

Only one week left (5/24) for discount pricing on Summer Camps! We hope you will take a moment to look at the brochure – maybe you have a child, niece or nephew, or grandchild that would like to attend. Paper brochures were sent to 69347 postal patrons; they are also available at Security 1st Bank – Hay Springs, Sackers, Shear Style, Hip-Hop, and the school. You may also view the brochure at the link below.

Summer Camp 2012

Hawk Staff Person to Receive Award

There will be a special award presentation tomorrow during the Academic Fair. The “surprise” presentation will be made to a very deserving staff member at 5:30 p.m. in Lister-Sage – you won’t want to miss it!

Middle School Reading Challenge

Mrs. Kudrna challenged the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to read, read, read! The 6th-8th grade students increased their reading from 11 million words to a whopping 25 million words; from 280 books read to 521 books read.

The school as a whole increased their reading from 30 million words to over 58 millions words; from 1,695 books to 1,987 books!

Way to go!

2012 Drivers’ Education Classes

Drivers Education Classes are starting soon! The classes will be held at three different locations. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville will be held together and classes are also offered in Crawford and Chadron.  Classes in Chadron will be held May 21-25 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Chadron High School. Crawford classes will be May 29-June 2 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Crawford High School. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville classes will be held June 14, 15, 18, and 19 from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Rushville Middle School. Tuition for the classes is $280 and this includes all the student materials. All students must possess a learner’s permit in order to enroll in the classes. Advance registration and payment are also required.

Behind-The-Wheel driving is required for these classes. These times will be scheduled prior to the first classroom meeting. There is no guarantee that the student will be able to do their BTW training during the course dates, so scheduling drive time prior to or after the course dates may be necessary.

Curriculum for the Drivers Education Classes is as follows:

•20 hours of classroom instruction

•5 hours hands-on driving

•5 hours of observation (suggested not required)

•1/2 hour Behind-The-Wheel Drive Test for Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP)

•Driving includes: highway/gravel, parallel/perpendicular/angle parking, marked and unmarked streets/intersections, interstate driving, heavy city traffic driving.

*Register online at www.nesafetycouncil.org or call the Nebraska Safety Council at 402-483-2511. You may also download, print, and fill out the registration by clicking here. Registrations are accepted up to one week prior to the first class date. The instructors for the courses are Mark VanHorn (308-432-5325) and Mike Kaus.

Student Documentary Individual Projects

Recently in Video Production class, the students put the finishing touches on independent films they developed as a side project over the past few months. Some of  them wanted to share their work. The growth these students have made this year is evident. Please screen these videos and congratulate Marc, Dustin and John  when you see them.

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Move That Bus!!!

The School Rental House is almost COMPLETE! The shop classes have been working on one of the school’s rental houses throughout the school year, and are almost finished. Mr. Badje’s Shop classes painted the walls, put in new carpeting and redid the floors. They also added some new counters in the kitchen and in the bathroom they put in a new shower and sink. They also put in some windows. Mr. Badje and his classes have been working very hard this school year and the proof is in the pictures!

Early Development Network

Nebraska is a national leader in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Thousands of children and their families have benefited from the state’s early intervention program, known as the Early Development Network.

How can the Early Development Network help?
The Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. Friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families staff the Network. These people can connect families with other families who have had similar experiences.

The goal of the Early Development Network is to provide coordinated services for Nebraska families as conveniently as possible. The program helps families to understand their child’s disability and provides assistance in dealing with situations that interfere with the child’s development. Families may choose a particular service or all services. Families also may refuse services at any time.

How do I find out if a child is eligible?
The Early Development Network serves children from birth to age three and their families. A child is eligible for Early Development Network services if he or she is not developing typically, or has been diagnosed with a health condition that will affect his or her development.  Identifying such delays or disabilities usually involves both the family and a team of professionals.

If there are concerns that a child is behind in his or her development, people are encouraged to call the Chadron office at 1-308-747-2405 or 1-800-717-1231. Referrals are taken year-round from anyone with concerns, including parents, childcare providers, and others who have obtained the permission of the parents.

Contact for More Information or for Information on Local Efforts:
Autumn Calkins
Western Community Health Resources
821 Morehead Street
Chadron, NE  69337
1-800-717-1231  or 308-747-2405